Byron Stripling (Daily Pilot / August 31, 2011)

WEDNESDAY

Miss Dakota

Miss Dakota performs from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Commonwealth Lounge & Grill, 2406 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach. Cover is $5. For more information, call (949) 675-4444.

ATB

ATB kicks of Sutra's 5ive+1 Labor Day Weekend showcase. All shows at the venue, 1870 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa, are 21 and older only. For more information, visit http://www.sutraoc.com.

TILL SUNDAY

Alexander Calder Exhibit

Orange County Museum of Art presents "Alexander Calder and Contemporary Art," an exhibit featuring 30 works of art by Calder from the 1940s through '60s. For more information, visit http://www.ocma.net.

Summer Sunday Dinner BBQ

The Balboa Bay Club & Resort presents Summer Sunday Dinner BBQ on the outdoor terrace of Duke's Place. In addition to dining overlooking the bay, the event also features live calypso and reggae music by Coconut Frank. Pricing is $29.50 for adults and $19.50 for children 12 and younger. Reservations are not necessary. For more information, visit http://www.balboabayclub.com.

TILL SEPT. 30

Festival of Children

The 10th annual Festival of Children — a monthlong family oriented event featuring live music, dance performances, arts and crafts, and more — returns to South Coast Plaza. More than 75 youth-serving organizations will also be showcased. For a full schedule of events, visit http://www.festivalofchildren.org.

TILL OCT. 10

'A Year of Dreaming

Dangerously'

Orange Coast College is hosting "Alex's Abventures in the Five Rivers" or "A Year of Dreaming Dangerously," a new exhibit of work by Arthur Taussig, a former OCC film and photography professor. The exhibit is on the second floor of the Art Center, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. The works are inspired by Dante's "Divine Comedy." The exhibit has various operating hours and admission is free. For more information, visit http://www.orangecoastcollege.edu.

THURSDAY

Cover Me Badd Karaoke

La Cave, 1695 Irvine Ave., Costa Mesa, will host a karaoke night at 10 p.m. Thursdays where guests can sing with the house band for the night, Cover Me Badd. There is no cover, and the event is 21 and older only. For more information, visit http://www.myspace.com/lacave.