The Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce will hold a government affairs and community updates meeting from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Chamber's offices, 2855 E. Coast Hwy.
Update on Free Trade Pact
Maryavis Bokal, an Irvine-based international trade specialist for theU.S. Department of Commerce, will be the keynote speaker and moderator at a roundtable discussion about a trade agreement signed between the United States, Colombia , Panama and South Korea. The event is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel, 4545 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach. For more information, visit http://www.witoc.org.
Friends of Costa Mesa
Costa Mesa Councilwoman Wendy Leece will speak at the annual meeting of the Friends of Costa Mesa Libraries, which is at 7 p.m. at the Mesa Verde United Methodist Church, 1701 Baker St., Costa Mesa. For more information, call (714) 438-0517.
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Grammy Award-winner Roberta Flack performs with the Pacific Symphony at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Tickets start at $25 and the show is at 8 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.pacificsymphony.org.
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African American Art Song Alliance Conference
Internationally renowned performers, artists, musicians and historians are gathering at UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts for the 15th African American Art Song Alliance Conference. Admission is free. For more information, visit music.arts.uci.edu.
A Taste of Monaco
Seven South Coast Plaza restaurants, including Marché Moderne, Pinot Provence and Antonello Ristorante, give a culinary tribute to Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo's "Cinderella," which is at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. The restaurants will feature prix fixe menus and specials "showcasing the cuisine of the Principality," according to a release. For more information, call (714) 435-2000.
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South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, presents playwright Molly Smith Metzler's "Elemeno Pea." The play is a "comedy about class, family and the choices that shape who we are," according to a release. For showtimes and more information, visit http://www.scr.org.
The Environmental Nature Center, 1601 E. 16th St., Newport Beach, presents "Physics Phun," a class in its Science Nerd Series for children ages 7 to 12. The after-school class is from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Parents will remain with their children during class. Cost to sign up is $10 per student. For more information, call (949) 645-8489 or email to email@example.com.
Newport Beach artist Michaell Magrutsche will host an open studio-salon with guest artist Melinda Lester Brown, from 6 to 9 p.m., at his studio, 245 Marsala, Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 630-3625 or go to michaellart.com.
The Newport Beat band plays from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Celtic Bar at Muldoon's Irish Pub, 202 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
Dr. George Friedman
Dr. George Friedman, founder and chairman of STRATFOR, will speak on forecasting and analyzing geopolitics as part of the Newport Beach Public Library's Distinguished Speakers Lecture Series. The lecture starts at 7 p.m. Friday at the Central Library branch, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach, and 2 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $55 per person for Friday and $35 per person Saturday. For more information, call (949) 548-2411 or visit http://www.nbplfoundation.org.
The Pelican Courtyard Flea Market is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month .The event is at 124 Tustin Ave, Mariners Mile section of Newport Beach. For more information, visit http://www.thepelicancourtyard.com.
'The girls of MACATAWA'
An opening reception for "The girls of MACATAWA," an Indian Princess Message and Charity fundraiser art show running through Feb. 24 at the Brett Rubbico Gallery, will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. at the gallery, 361 Old Newport Blvd., Newport Beach. For more information, go to http://www.brettrubbicogallery.com.
Flashback Heart Attack
Flashback Heart Attack, an 1980s KROQ cover band, will perform at 9 p.m. at the Harp Inn, 130 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa. The show is 21 and older only and cover is $5. For more information, visit http://www.flashbackheartattack.com.
James Street Concert
James Street performs from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Celtic Bar at Muldoon's Irish Pub, 202 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun