Jazz Trio to Perform
Laguna Beach Live! presents jazz guitarist Bruce Forman with Alex King on bass and Jake Reed on drums this Wednesday, Feb. 15, as part of the new jazz series at Hotel Laguna.
Two shows, at 6 and 7:45 p.m., take place in the Catalina Room of Hotel Laguna’s lounge. There is a $10 cover charge per show with food and beverages available for purchase. Reservations can be made through the hotel at 949-494-1151 and will be held until 15 minutes before the show begins.
For a complete lineup through April 20, visit www.lagunabeachlive.org.
Music-makers Perform at Anneliese
Seeds Arts and Education, Inc. is presenting three Pacific Symphony musicians, who will take up their instruments for a 6:30 p.m. family concert Wednesday, Feb. 16, at Anneliese School’s Willowbrook campus in Laguna Canyon.
Anneliese parent and violinist Dana Freeman will be joined by harpist Michelle Temple and flutist Cynthia B. Ellis in a line-up that blends music with hors d’oeuvres prepared by Chef Molly of Culinary Artistry, desserts provided by the Anneliese sixth grade class and wine poured by The Organic Cellar.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children. RSVP to (949) 494-7388
Foreign Comedy Screening
The Laguna Beach Film Society will screen the award-winning German comedy, “Soul Kitchen,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 17 at the South Coast Cinema.
Take one German-Greek restaurant owner, add a new chef who is trying to convert the German schnitzel and gravy patrons to gourmet fusion, and toss with a jailbird brother who gambles away the restaurant in a card game and you have one madcap dish, particularly when seasoned with Honduran aphrodisiac tree bark.
Tickets are $15 at the door, $10 for students with ID and free for society members. Contact JoAnne Story at email@example.com about membership. $20 at 6 p.m. buys you wine, hors d’oeuvres, prefilm talk and the film at the Wells Fargo Bank Community Room.
‘Coral Reef’ Screening Benefits Marine Mammals
A screening of “Coral Reef Adventure,” by local film producer MacGillivray Freeman Films, on Friday, Feb. 11, will support flood relief for the Pacific Marine Mammal Center.
“Coral Reef Adventure,” shown at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, follows the real-life expedition of ocean explorers and underwater filmmakers as they guide viewers to document the health and beauty of coral reefs.
VIP tickets are $100, which includes premier seating and a pre-screening wine/appetizer reception, general admission is $40, and student tickets are $20 (ID required). To purchase tickets, call 1-800-838-3006, or visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/144888.
The VIP reception begins at 6:30 p.m. and the film will be screened at 8 p.m. Following the film at 8:45 p.m. will be an exclusive interview of filmmaker Greg MacGillivray by Bill Harris and a question and answer period.
Pacific Marine Mammal Center is located at 20612 Laguna Canyon Road. For more information, visit www.pacificmmc.org or call 494-3050.