Free Pass to Museum on Sunday

A museum docent explains one of the art work’s to a visiting school group.

A museum docent explains one of the art work’s to a visiting school group.

Laguna Art Museum will be free and open to the public from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 18 for Art Museum Day.

The museum will offer docent-guided tours on the hour, drawing in the galleries, print-making activities inspired by its current Wayne Thiebaud exhibit and sculpture-making activities sparked by artist Dana Harel’s drawings.

In addition, Helen Polins-Jones, Sally Eastwood, and Sarah Vanderveen will be in the museum store from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. signing copies of their book “101 Things to Love About Laguna Beach.”

Photo: A museum docent explains one of the art work’s to a visiting school group.


Exploring the Soul Through Story-Telling

Irish writer and film critic Gareth Higgins comes to Laguna Beach to explore the landscape of the American soul through its best-known art form: film.

Join Higgins in a 7 p.m. conversation Sunday, May 18, at Neighborhood Congregational Church about his book “Cinematic States” with Laguna author and journalist Cathleen Falsani.

The talk will be accompanied by clips from films that illustrate the American soul (some iconic, some obscure, some just for fun).

Higgins is a guest of Falsani’s Incubate:Spirit Workshop for Writers and Creatives on Monday, May 19.

For more info: visit


Playhouse Ushers in a New Season

Laguna Playhouse’s new season blasts off with “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story,” July 7 – August 19.

Holly’s short yet spectacular career is told through classic songs including “That’ll Be the Day,” “Peggy Sue,” “Not Fade Away,” and “Chantilly Lace.”

Season tickets range from $206 to $356 for the seven-show slate and are now available by calling the box office at 949-497-2787 or online at


Join a Road Trip to the Getty

The public is invited to join the St. Catherine Women’s Council, which is taking a field trip to the Getty Center on June 5.

The bus leaves at 9:30 a.m. from the church, 1042 Temple Terrace. Wine and snacks are included in the ticket price of $50.

To reserve contact Virginia Atherton at 949-497-1904 or [email protected]



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