Laguna Beach High School will present its production of “Beauty and the Beast” at the Artists’ Theatre on the high school campus, 625 Park Ave.; also Saturday and March 29, 30, 31 and April 1. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $10 for students, $12 for adults and $15 for reserved seating. For more information, call (949) 497-7769.
Barry Golson, author of the book “Gringos in Paradise,” will speak about baby-boomer retirement in Mexico at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 So. Coast Highway, at 3 p.m. Call (949) 494-4779 or visit www.lagunabeachbooks.com for more information.
The Clean Water Now! Coalition will hold its first beach cleanup event of 2007 from 9 a.m. to noon at Main Beach, Oak St. Beach and Treasure Island/Aliso Beach. Trash bags, gloves and free parking vouchers will be available at all three sites. Community service hours are available for students. For more information, call (949) 280-2225.
The Montage Resort & Spa holds weekly wine seminars from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Loft Bistro, 30801 So. Coast Highway. This week’s seminar is “Australia, More Than Just Shiraz.” $25 per person; call (949) 715-6420 to make a reservation.
Art Escapes will feature a workshop by Mada Leach in marbleizing and paste papers for collage projects at the Aliso Creek Inn, 31106 South Coast Highway, from 9 a.m. to noon. The class is $35, including materials, and requires pre-registration. Call (949) 363-4700 for more information.
Previews of the Laguna Playhouse’s latest show, “The Master of the House,” will run tonight through March 30. The regular run will be April 1 through 29. Performances are Tuesday to Saturday evenings at 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.; Thursday matinees on March 29 and April 12 at 2 p.m.; and Sunday evening, April 22, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 to $65, at (949) 497-2787, ext. 1, or www.lagunaplayhouse.com.
The Great Notes Ensemble performs at a free First Thursdays concert, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Laguna College of Art & Design’s gallery; gallery opens at 2 p.m. Information: (949) 376-6000.
Melinda Masson, founder and CEO of The Merit Companies, will speak about the importance of business and the arts at the Laguna Playhouse’s business breakfast circle at the Surf & Sand Resort, 1555 So. Coast Highway. Check-in at 7:30 a.m., breakfast is at 8 a.m. and keynote at 8:30 a.m. Tickets are $25 for non-members; fee will be waived for those who sign up at the event. Call Greg Patterson at (949) 497-2787, ext. 216 for more information.