The band Backtrack will play a free concert of classic rock songs from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on the patio at Muldoon's Irish Pub, 202 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach.
Rock band Snakebit Drifters perform a free show starting at 10 p.m. at La Cave, 1695 Irvine Ave., Costa Mesa. The show is 21 and older only.
Lord Huron bring his world/folk rock sound to Founders Hall of Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Off Center Festival. The show is at 8 p.m. and tickets start at $20. For more information, visit http://www.scfta.org.
FRIDAY TILL SUNDAY
"Chautauqua!" — which combines "lectures on history, culture and capitalism with live music, magic, slapstick, and dance," according to a press release — comes to the Samueli Theater as part of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Off Center Festival. Tickets start at $20. For showtimes and more information, visit http://www.scfta.org.
Pacific Symphony Concert
The Pacific Symphony and pianist Dejan Lazic will perform Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2, Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony and other romantic classics at 8 p.m. in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Alan Chapman will give a preview talk, starting at 7 p.m. For tickets, call (714) 755-5799 or go to PacificSymphony.org.
The city of Irvine and Second Harvest Food Bank are holding a food drive to help the needy during the holidays. The city and Second Harvest are seeking the following types of food donations, including: canned fruit and juices, canned soups, rice, cereal, canned veggies, canned fish, chicken or meat. For a list of sites where the food donations can be dropped of, go to http://www.cityofirvine.org. For more information, call at (949) 653-2900.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
The city of Costa Mesa, together with the Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce and Orange Coast Computers and Recycling, will be collecting e-waste for recycling. The event is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at a drive-through service at City Hall, 77 Fair Drive.
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Prime Rib Sundays
Fleming's at Fashion Island offers a special three-course prime rib dinner menu for $29.95 per person. For more information, call (949) 720-9633 or visit http://www.flemingssteakhouse.com.
The Pelican Courtyard Flea Market is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month .The event is at 124 Tustin Ave, Mariners Mile section of Newport Beach. For more information, visit http://www.thepelicancourtyard.com.
Harpist Marcia Dickstein and flutist Angela Wiegand of The Debussy Trio perform a free concert for elementary school-aged children from 11 a.m. to noon in the Friends Room at the Newport Beach Public Library Central branch, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.
'Two Schools of Cool'
Collaborating "Two Schools of Cool" artists George Herms and Sarah Cain will discuss their mixed-media installation, Korral, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Orange County Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach.
Steel City Jim & The Nightshift Band perform a mix of hit songs from the 1970s and '80s in the Celtic Bar at Muldoon's Irish Pub, 202 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. There is no cover charge for the 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. show.
Local artists Blindboss, The Relative Strangers, The Kettle Drivers and DJ Velvet Touch perform at La Cave, 1695 Irvine Ave., Costa Mesa. The 21-and-older show starts at 10 p.m.
MLK Day Service at Fairview
The Rev. Dr. Art Cribbs, executive director of the California Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice group and an ordained minister at the United Church of Christ, will appear at a Martin Luther King Day Jr. service at 10 a.m. at Fairview Community Church, 2525 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa.
The Orange County band Pinch Me will perform in the courtyard at Muldoon's Irish Pub, 202 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. Seating for concert, from 2 to 4 p.m., is on a first-come, first-served basis.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun