THURSDAY TILL SUNDAY: The Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents the world premiere of “Firebird” by Alexei Ratmansky, along with “Duets” by Merce Cunningham and “Thirteen Divisions” by Christopher Wheeldon. For showtimes and more information, call (714) 556-2787 or go to www.scfta.org. (Rosalie O'Connor, Segerstrom Center for the Arts / March 28, 2012)

THURSDAY

Spotlite 2012 Business Fair

Businesses representing the small business community will be on hand at a business fair, taking place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Pacific Ballroom at UC Irvine. The event will be free (including lunch) and open to the public. For more information, call (949) 824-5942.

Baseball Fundraiser

The Hidden Jewel boutique, at 1686 Tustin Ave., Costa Mesa, will host a Girls Night Out from 6 to 9 p.m. The evening will feature a trunk show, prizes and hors d'oeuvres, and will benefit the Newport Harbor High School baseball program. For more information, email KJN3C@aol.com.

Mounds of the Earth

A local band Mounds of the Earth, which recently released its first album and features Newport Harbor High School graduates Barry Sexton, Pedro Mancillas, Tommy Steenrod and John Leal, will play at La Cave, 1695 Irvine Ave., Costa Mesa. The 21-and-older show starts at 10 p.m. and is free.

THURSDAY TILL SATURDAY

'The Wizard of Oz'

The sixth-grade class at Lincoln Elementary School, 3101 Pacific View Drive, Corona del Mar, presents "The Wizard of Oz." Shows will be performed at 6 p.m. For more information, go to http://www.lincolnelementarypta.com/.

FRIDAY

All-Day Program at Concordia

The Concordia University Center for Public Policy presents a one-day program on "Creating High Performance Government in Orange County and Beyond," with Harvard University Kennedy School of Government professor Bob Behn. The registration fee ranges from $150 to $250. The fee covers breakfast, lunch and materials. For more information, go to http://www.cui.edu/cpp. The campus is at 1530 Concordia West, Irvine.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

'Bowl of Gratitude'

The Carole Akins Studio, 418 31st St., Newport Beach, hosts the "Bowl of Gratitude," a one-day workshop in learning paint with acrylic combined with collage. The cost is $150 per class, which are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring an apron and lunch. For more information, call (949) 246-2214, email carole.akins@gmail.com or visit http://www.aroleakins.com.

'Men Alive: POP Goes

the Opera'

Men Alive and the O.C. Gay Men's Chorus present "Men Alive: POP Goes the Opera," a mash up of pop songs and opera. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday at the Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine. For more information, go to http://www.thebarclay.org.

FRIDAY TILL SUNDAY