Get the Inside Edge
Author Alan Kaufman will be the featured guest at a breakfast meeting of the Inside Edge, from 7 to 8:45 a.m. in the University Club, corner of Los Trancos and East Peltason, UC Irvine. Cost is $35 for first-time guests. Reservations can be booked at http://www.insideedge.org.
GIANT Club presents a performance by DJ Chris Garcia at Sutra, 1870 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa. The 21-and-older show starts at 9 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.sutraoc.com.
TILL DEC. 4
Marine Gift Drive
The Orange County Great Park and city of Irvine are holding a holiday gift drive for the families of Irvine's adopted Marine unit. Unwrapped gifts will be collected for the Marines at the Great Park Visitors Center and at its Sunday Farmers Market. People who bring toy donations to the Farmers Market will get a $1 coupon off a purchase at the market. For more information, go to http://www.ocgp.org.
TILL DEC. 14
Toys for Tots
Christ Lutheran School, 760 Victoria St., Costa Mesa, is collecting Toys for Tots at its our front office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
TILL DEC. 16
'Things That Keep Me Up at Night'
Orange Coast College's Doyle Arts Pavilion hosts an exhibit featuring memorable images from 20 artists. Admission to the "Things That Keep Me Up at Night" exhibit is free. For more information, call (714) 432-5102 or visit http://www.occartspavilion.com.
TILL DEC. 31
Orange County Fine Arts, an association of OC artists, presents an exhibition of artistic works by its members at the Showcase Gallery, South Coast Plaza Village, 3851 S. Bear St., Santa Ana. The gallery is open from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays.
Temple Bat Yahm in Newport Beach will hold its Friday Night Shabbat Service at 6 p.m. in the Morgan Chapel. The temple is at 1011 Camelback St. For more information, go to http://www.tby.org, or call (949) 644-1999.