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“Ex-pose: Allison Schulnik”
Feb. 24 – April 28, Laguna Art Museum

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Laguna Craft Guild Exhibit
Feb. 10, Main Beach
Thirty artists showcase unique handmade arts and crafts at this dog-friendly event, taking place from 9 a.m. to sundown. Browse blown glass, pottery, jewelry and other carefully-made works of art. (949-228-6206; lagunacraftguild.org)

Allison Schulnik’s unique paintings, sculptures and clay animations embrace expressionistic and surreal ideals through their bright colors and abstract forms. The exhibition also includes all three of her animated films: “Hobo Clown” (2008), “Forest” (2009) and “Mound” (2011). (949-494-8971; lagunaartmuseum.org)

Brad Kunkle Artist Lecture
Jan. 25, Laguna College of Art & Design
Dive into the world of art with this guest artist lecture by Brad Kunkle, an artist living and working in New York City who specializes in combining oils with gold and silver leaf to create an extraordinary effect that could be described as dreamy photorealism. (949-376-6000; lcad.edu)

Laguna Art Museum Auction 2013
Feb. 4 – 10, Laguna Art Museum
Laguna Art Museum transforms into an edgy underground club on Feb. 9 for Art Auction 2013: California Underground. Enjoy food, vintage cocktails and wines provided by local restaurants, as well as live performances. Art Auction preview week takes place Feb. 4 – 9, and a post-auction sale will be held Feb. 10. (949-494-8971; lagunaartmuseum.org)

Hamburg Ballet
Feb. 8 – 10, Segerstrom Hall
In this exclusive Southern California engagement of “The Little Mermaid,” the Hamburg Ballet celebrates the 200th birthday of Hans Christian Andersen, Danish author and poet, and the writer of the beloved fairytale. (714-556-2787; scfta.org)

ENTERTAINMENT

“Chapter Two”
Shows through Feb. 3, Laguna Playhouse
Written by award-winning playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon and directed by Andrew Barnicle, “Chapter Two” is a semi-autobiographical comedy exploring the journey of letting go of the past and facing the future. (949-497-2787; lagunaplayhouse.com)

Lea Salonga
Jan. 19, Segerstrom Hall
An opportunity too good to miss, see Tony and Olivier Award-winner Lea Salonga perform in person. The star is known for lending her singing voice to Disney’s Jasmine and Mulan, and starred in the epic 25th anniversary celebration of “Les Misérables.” (714-556-2787; scfta.org)

Laguna Beach Music Festival
Feb. 5 – 10, Laguna Playhouse
Co-presented by Laguna Beach Live! and the Philharmonic Society of Orange County, this year’s music festival explores sounds from South America, featuring pianist-composer Pablo Ziegler and bandoneonist Hector Del Curto, among many other talented musicians. (949-715-9713; lagunabeachmusicfestival.com)

Laguna Beach a la Carte—A Food & Wine Experience
March 7 – 10, various locations
A haven for food lovers, this annual event invites you to indulge in four days of great food with an array of special restaurant offers, daily events, cooking demonstrations, prix fixe menus and more. (949-497-9229; lagunabeachinfo.com)

ACTIVITIES

Wedding Showcase
Feb. 10, St. Regis Monarch Beach
Get a sneak peek at 2013 wedding trends and enjoy a bridal runway show as well as sips and bites from the St. Regis culinary team. Admission is complimentary, but RSVPs are requred. (stregismb.com/showcase)

OC Restaurant Week
Feb. 24 – March 2, various locations
OC Restaurant Week returns with Orange County’s top 100 restaurants and prix fixe dining options for foodies. Reservations are recommended, so plan ahead at orangecountyrestaurantweek.com.

Dana Point Festival of Whales
March 2, 3, 9, 10, Dana Wharf
In celebration of the 42nd anniversary of the Festival of Whales, be prepared to be blown away by a multitude of family-friendly events, from whale watching to a clam chowder cook-off. With free festival shuttle service, the event ensures that attendees will have easy access to all the available activities. (949-496-1045; festivalofwhales.com)

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Sawdust Studio Art classes

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Live! at the Museum Second Thursday of the month, 7 p.m., Laguna Art Museum (949-494-8971; lagunaartmuseum.org) Food and Wine classes Various dates/times, Laguna Culinary Arts (949-494-0745; lagunaculinaryarts.com) Sawdust Studio Art Classes Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Sawdust Art Festival Grounds (949-494-3030; sawdustartfestival.org) Monthly Wine Tasting Party First Friday of the month, Laguna Canyon Winery (949-715-9463; lagunacanyonwinery.com) Zero Trash—Adopt Your Street and Beach First Saturday of the month, 10 a.m. to noon, various locations (zerotrashlaguna.org) Saturday Afternoon Tasting Room Saturdays, 1 to 4 p.m., Laguna Culinary Arts (949-494-0745; lagunaculinaryarts.com) First Thursdays Art Walk First Thursday of the month, 6 to 9 p.m. (firstthursdaysartwalk.com) Free Yoga in the Park Monday – Thursday, 8 A.M., Montage Public Park (949-494-9928; yogainthepark.blogspot.com) Laguna Beach Farmers Market Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon, Forest Avenue and Laguna Canyon Road Laguna Laughter Yoga Sunday – Friday, 8 a.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m., Main Beach (lyinstitute.org) Dimestories Second Sunday of the month, 5:30 p.m., Laguna Culinary Arts (dimestories.org) Nature Hikes

Various dates/times, Laguna Canyon Foundation (949-497-8324; lagunacanyon.org) LBM

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