Mark Chamberlain of the BC Space gallery in Laguna Beach leads a photography workshop, Tracking The Wildlife Corridor at the OC Great Park, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 14. It will show the proposed route of the wildlife corridor through the park and its ultimate connection with Laguna wilderness to the southwest and other wilderness areas to the east and north.
Highlights include an aerial overview from the Great Park Balloon and a ground safari along the route within the park. Bring a camera and lunch. Advance registration is required. The $10 fee benefits the Orange County Great Park.
Get a map and register by going to the website www.ocgp.org, and clicking on events.
Jazz Season Opens at The Ranch
Laguna Beach Live! kicks off Jazz Wednesdays on June 18 at their new venue, The Ranch at Laguna Beach, 31106 S. Coast Hwy, on the Harvest Patio.
First up is the Latin Jazz Syndicate, featuring Bijon Watson. The concerts are from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., with doors opening at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 – $20, and drinks and food are available for purchase. For more information, visit www.lagunabeachlive.org or call 949 715-97113.
Coming up are saxophone legend Rickey Woodard on July 2, Tom Luer’s Project Popular on July 16, John Beasley Trio on July 30, Standard Mel on Aug. 13, The Jet Set Quintet on Aug.27, and Jazz Wednesdays All Stars led by Bijon Watson on Sept. 10.
UU Fellowship Hosts Recital Series
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Laguna Beach presents romantic tenor Stephan Frischman at the next concert in their recital series at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 14. Frischman will sing with two of his students, soprano Tiffany Lin and mezzo soprano Melanie McCullough, with Patricia Riffel on piano.
The fellowship is located at 429 Cypress Drive. Admission is $15; $10 for students.
Film Society Begins Comedy Series
The Laguna Beach Film society provides midsummer magic with their three-month summer comedy series, beginning on Thursday, June 19, with the enchanting classic “Harvey.” Based on the Pulitzer-prize winning play, the enchanting classic features Jimmy Stewart as Elwood P. Dowd whose best friend is a large magical rabbit named Harvey that only he can see.
The film will be screened at 7 p.m. at the Laguna Art Museum. Tickets are $7 at the door; free to film society members.
Wine Gallery Hosts Bacchanal Thirsty Thursday
DJ SLi Dawg spins the music at Wine Gallery Laguna Beach from 8 to 11 p.m. on Thursday, June 19. Purple Corduroy and Mile 216 will be the featured happy hour wines all evening. The Wine Gallery is located at 1833 South Coast Hwy. For more info: 949 715-8144 or winegallery.com.
‘The Pianist’ Returns to The Playhouse
“The Pianist,” the one-woman show starring Mona Golabek and based on the true story “The Pianist of Willesden Lane,” returns to the Laguna Playhouse for a one-week engagement, June 24 to 29.
Adapted and directed by Hershey Felder, the play recounts the personal story of Golabek’s mother in Nazi-occupied Europe.
Performances are in the Moulton Theatre, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. Tickets of $40-$70 per seat can be purchased on line at lagunaplayhouse.com or by calling 949 497-2787.
Playhouse Offers Youth Theatre Classes
This summer the Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre offers a range of classes for children ages 4 to 17.
The Kids on Broadway/Musical Theatre Workshop for ages 9-12 runs July 21 to 25 and meets Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Positive Energy Dance Center in Lake Forrest. Students receive individual instruction and coaching in choreographed numbers, ensemble pieces, solos and monologues.
The Magic Suitcase Workshop for ages 4-6 runs July 14 to 18 and meets Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at The Laguna Playhouse. Working with music, movement and storytelling, students explore tales and stories theatrically.
The Teen Acting Workshop for ages 13-17 runs July 14 to 18, and meets Monday through Friday from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Positive Energy Dance Center in Lake Forrest. Gain improvisation, writing, and acting skills.
Fees range from $150 to $250. For more information or to enroll in a class, call Donna Inglima at 949 497-2787, ext. 230, or visit lagunaplayhouse.com/education/workshops