Volume 15, Issue 75  |  September 19, 2023SubscribeAdvertise

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New events added to the Laguna Art Museum line-up

Laguna Art Museum (LAM) has a new line-up of exciting events, including a book signing by Kaira Rouda, a Paul Frank workshop and a Live! performance by Alma Nova Duo.

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“If You Find a Leaf” by Aimée Sicuro

Saturday, Nov. 26 at 11 a.m.

Storytime Saturday

If You Find a Leaf 

Bring literature to life during a participatory storytime that will have you making and moving! On the fourth Saturday of each month, you’ll craft a storytelling experience inspired by a museum artwork or exhibition to foster children’s understanding of art’s role in their lives. Read-alouds will be supplemented with mindfulness exercises, art-making projects, or in-gallery activities that promote meaningful connections with caregivers and others. Sessions are designed for PreK-2 learners and their families.

If You Find a Leaf by Aimée Sicuro, featuring a collage activity that inspires us to creatively interact with the nature around us.

Museum members: $7; Non-members: $14.

All children receive free admission. Tickets are required for accompanying adults only. For tickets, click here.

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Book launch and signing on December 1

Thursday, Dec. 1 at 5 p.m.

Book Signing, The Widow with Kaira Rouda 

Join award-winning USA Today and Amazon Charts bestselling author, Kaira Rouda, for a discussion and signing of her latest novel, The Widow. Visceral and alluring, The Widow is a riveting novel of marriage, privilege and lies in the cutthroat world of international politics. The event will consist of a brief talk with Rouda about the novel, Washington, D.C., the tradition of the widow’s mandate and suspense. You’ll also have the opportunity to purchase the novel and have it signed. Grab a signature “Widow” cocktail and enjoy the rest of the evening at the museum.

This is a free event, but please register by clicking here.

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Paul Frank Art Workshop on December 4

–Sunday, Dec. 4 at 12 p.m.

Art Workshop: Paul Frank 

Create a one-of-a-kind Christmas tree topper inspired by the colorful and playful world of Paul Frank. The creator of Julius the Monkey, and many more whimsical characters, Frank is an iconic California designer, artist and maker. Join him as he leads the workshop and gives you the opportunity to let your own creativity shine by adding your special touches to your Julius-themed holiday decoration. Supplies are included with a ticket.

Masks/Face coverings are requested to be worn for the duration of the workshop. Limited space available. Advance tickets recommended.

Youth 12 & under: Free; Museum members: $100; Non-members: $120.

For tickets, click here.

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Alma Nova Duo 

–Thursday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m.

Live! At the Museum: Alma Nova Duo

Join this flutist and guitarist duo as they perform a Christmas program in the museum. Please arrive early and enjoy the museum’s exhibitions and social time.

Live! at the Museum is presented in partnership with Laguna Beach Live!
Laguna Live! concerts are partially funded by the lodging establishments and City of Laguna Beach.

Advance tickets recommended. Laguna Art Museum members and Laguna Beach Live! members: Free; Non-members: $14 per person.

For tickets, click here.

For more information about Laguna Art Museum, visit

Laguna Art Museum is located at 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach.


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