Getting Out

Ritz-Carlton Celebrates the Festival of Arts

Charley Akers.

Palm Springs artist Charley Akers pays tribute to Laguna Beach’s Festival of Arts artists with an exhibit that opens May 15 at The Ritz-Carlton in Dana Point.

The hotel also makes enjoying the Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters a first-class experience with special packages. The Genius Experience includes overnight accommodations and two premium seat tickets to the Pageant with rates starting at $625 per night.

Packages can be booked on-line at www.ritzcarlton.com/LagunaPackages.

For more info call 800-241-3333.


Food Trucks Roll Into Town

The Laguna Beach Food Truck Festival pulls up Saturday, May 12,  11:30-3 p.m., in the parking lot of Laguna Culinary Arts, 845 Laguna Canyon Rd.

The truck chefs will cook up a special one-time-only tasting menu for the event benefitting Children’s Hospital of Orange County.

The event, open to the public and $35 per person for five tastings, is hosted by the Gorjana and Griffin Foundation of Laguna Beach.


Become an Oscar Judge

The Laguna Beach Film Society will air the five 2012 live action film Oscar contenders at the South Coast Cinema, 162 S. Coast Highway, on Thursday, May 17 at 7 p.m.

Decide which film you would have picked by paying $15 at the door, $10 for students with ID, or $20 at 6 p.m. for the film and prefilm talk, appetizers and wine soiree at the Laguna Beach Art Museum, 307 Cliff Dr.

Email JoAnne Story at [email protected] or call 949-494-8871 x201 for further membership information.


Cultural Understanding through Music

A member of the Mavi Yol 4tet.

Laguna Beach Live! presents a Turkish-French quartet in constant motion between jazz and traditional folk music on Saturday, June 9.  The Inside World Music series features Senem Diyici’s Mavi Yol 4tet at the Woman’s Club of Laguna Beach, 286 St. Ann’s Dr. for a 6 p.m. concert and wine tasting.

Tickets are on sale now: $20 per adult and $10 per student under 21 in presale and $25 per adult and $15 per student at the door.

Buy tickets online at www.lagunabeachlive.org or call Laguna Beach Live! at 949-715-9713.


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