April is a busy month full of fun activities here in Laguna Beach! In addition to our gorgeous beaches and parks, you’ll find plenty to entertain you and your family. From Easter celebrations to wine-tasting fundraisers, there’s a little something for everyone. Here’s a look at what’s happening in town this month.
(Apr. 1) There are plenty of ways to celebrate Easter in Laguna Beach this year. If you’ve got a craving for an excellent Easter brunch or dinner, head to Skyloft, Mozambique, or C’est La Vie. They’ve all got great special menus to celebrate the holiday. Montage Laguna Beach will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Pacific Lawn. They’re also serving up a special 12 Station Masterpiece Buffet with live music, complimentary photographs, and a champagne toast.
FRIDAY FLICKS AT THE FORUM
(Apr. 6) The final installment of Friday Flicks at the Forum will be held at 7 p.m. at the Forum Theatre on the Festival of Arts grounds. The program will be showing the film Human Flow directed by Ai Weiwei, which examines the refugee crisis and the effect it has on people around the world. Admission is free, and the film is followed by a panel discussion.
LAGUNA BEACH LITERARY FESTIVAL
(Apr. 14) Book lovers should be sure to make room in their schedule for this fun Laguna Beach literary event. The Laguna Beach Literary Festival is a day chock-full of readings, workshops, panels, and conversations with some of our state’s best writers. Kate Buckley, the Laguna Beach Poet Laureate, hosts the event and admission is free. The program begins at 11 a.m. at the Laguna Beach Public Library and runs until 4 p.m.
GRAPES FOR GRADS
(Apr. 22) Known as Laguna’s premier annual wine tasting event, Grapes for Grads raises scholarship money for local students. Sponsored by the Rotary Club, the fundraiser benefits students attending Laguna College of Art and Design as well as college-bound graduates of Laguna Beach High School. The event takes place from noon to 4 p.m. at the Festival of the Arts. Tickets are $50 and include wine tasting, live music, and small bites.
SHAKESPEARE IN ART AND MUSIC
(Apr. 26) William Shakespeare is known all over the world for his theatrical masterpieces. But did you know that his work has inspired a whole host of songs and paintings? Join the Laguna Art Museum at 6 p.m. for a fascinating evening of music and art, all inspired by the Bard. The event is included with museum admission.
DIRTY BLONDE AT LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE
(Apr. 26-29) If you’re a fan of Mae West, you’ll love the Laguna Playhouse production of Dirty Blonde. This wonderful romantic comedy is about one couple’s mutual adoration of the famous film star and features songs from Mae West’s career. The New York Times described it as one of the best new plays of the season when it premiered in 2000.
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