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ART | ENTERTAINMENT | ACTIVITIES | CHARITY

ART

Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra

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April 20, The Laguna Playhouse

Enjoy the sophisticated sounds of the award-winning Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra whose success has been credited to the exceptional talent and dedication of its leaders, bassist John Clayton, his brother, reed player Jeff Clayton, and drummer Jeff Hamilton. The readers of DownBeat Magazine rated the orchestra as the top big band in jazz, and today it’s considered one of the best around. (949-715-9713; lagunabeachlive.org)

Imagination Celebration

April 20, Laguna Art Museum

This annual countywide event hosts exciting art activities as well as face painting, story time, art detective games and live performances by El Morro and Top of the World elementary schools’ honor choruses, and more. (949-494-8971; lagunaartmuseum.org)

Gems of the Medici

Through Sept. 15, Bowers Museum, Santa Ana

On display is a world premier exhibition that highlights some of the oldest and most treasured pieces of the Medici family collections. (714-567-3600; bowers.org).

Palette to Palate

May 10, Laguna Art Museum

This annual event offers guests an exclusive event that combines art and fine dining in the Steele Gallery, where the work of 10 artists will be on display. (949-494-8971; lagunaartmuseum.org)

Balboa Island Artwalk

May 19, South Bayfront Promenade, Newport Beach

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., explore more than a mile of art and live music on Balboa Island, meet local artists and purchase unique pieces for your own collection. (balboaislandartwalk.info)

ENTERTAINMENT

“Singin’ In The Rain”

May 9 – 11, Segerstrom Concert Hall, Costa Mesa

Experience the 1952 American musical classic on the big screen as Pacific Symphony performs the score live. (714-755-5788; pacificsymphony.org)

The Olson Trio

May 9, Laguna Art Museum

The Olson Trio features Jenni Olson (flute), Marcia Dickstein (harp) and Christin Webb (bassoon), who perform classic, jazz and pop tunes. (949-494-8971; lagunaartmuseum.org)

Doheny Blues Festival

May 18 – 19, Doheny State Beach, Dana Point

Rock out at three stages of musical performances, an international food court, educational exhibits and more. (949-360-7800; dohenybluesfestival.com)

“The Best Years of Our Lives”

May 23, Laguna Art Museum

This seven-time Academy Award-winning  drama from 1946 tells the story of the social readjustment of three World War II servicemen.  (949-494-8971; lagunaartmuseum.org)

ACTIVITIES

First Annual Healthy Girl Festival

April 27, Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach

Soroptimist International of Laguna Beach invites girls ages 12 to 18 and their mothers to enjoy a healthy living expo, entertainment and more. (949-484-4830; silagunabeach.org/healthygirl.com)

Gate & Garden Tour

May 3, Laguna Nursery

Tour eight private gardens and explore architectural gems with garden club volunteers available to guide and answer questions. (lagunabeachgardenclub.org)

Dana Point Grand Prix of Cycling

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May 5, Dana Point

Cyclists of all experience levels are invited to participate in the Dana Point Grand Prix of Cycling and the new Cinco de Mayo Street Festival, featuring food, beer, music and more. (619-504-9977; danapointgrandprix.com)

Yappy Hour

May 16, The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Mix and mingle while your four-legged friends enjoy complimentary hand-made dog treats and refreshing flavored water at this monthly cocktail party. (949-240-5020; ritzcarlton.com)

CHARITY

Life.Links.Love

May 1, Pelican Hill Golf Club, Newport Beach

Support the Southern California Hospice Foundation through golf, dinner, auctions and more. Proceeds support patients and educational programs. (949-467-6800; pelicanhill.com)

Canvas for a Cause

May 4, Woman’s Club of Laguna Beach

Bid on works from 40 LPAPA artists at this silent auction event in support of LPAPA’s programs.

(949-376-3635; lpapa.org)

Tee Off For Dogs

May 5, Monarch Beach Golf Links, Dana Point

This tournament supports the visually-impaired community, including guide-dog programs, research foundations and more.

(714-662-2397; teeofffordogs.com)

A Taste for Charity

May 16, Tivoli Too!, Laguna Beach

The Laguna Board of Realtors hosts an online auction and live event featuring food, fun and art to benefit local nonprofits. (949-497-2474)

Boutique Benefit Sale

May 18, Neighborhood Congregational Church

Shop a selection of new and gently used designer clothing and accessories donated in support of Laguna Resource Center, Laguna Friendship Shelter, Women for Women and Impact Giving. (949-415-8144; boutiquebenefit.com)

Taste of the Nation

June 2, Montage Laguna Beach

Guests will enjoy food, wine, specialty cocktails and ocean views. Proceeds benefit Community Action Partnership of Orange County and Second Harvest Orange County Food Bank Capistrano. (949-715-6000; montagelagunabeach.com)

Ongoing

Calendar of Events

Laguna Canyon Foundation nature hikes

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., Treasure Island 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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