The Orange Coast College Repertory Theatre will stage feminist monologues in observance of V-Day, a movement to fight violence against women and girls. Tickets cost $5 in advance and $7 at the door. For showtimes and more information, go to http://www.occtickets.com or call (714) 432-5880.
St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, 2200 San Joaquin Hills Road, Newport Beach, invites birding enthusiasts to take part in the annual Great Backyard Bird Count. The event is at 10:30 a.m. after Sunday worship service. For more information, go to http://www.stmarkpresbyterian.org or call (949) 644-1341.
'Traveling the El Camino Real'
Architect Richard Dodd will give a visual presentation, "Traveling the El Camino Real: The Founding of the California Missions," at 2:30 p.m. at the Costa Mesa Historical society, 1870 Anaheim Ave., Costa Mesa. Admission is free. For more information, go to http://www.costamesahistory.org.
SUNDAY TILL APRIL 15
Love, Sex and God
Mariners Church in Irvine will conduct a series of conversations about love, sex and God. The weekly discussions will take place at 7 p.m. Sundays through April 15. Registration to this free program is not required. For more information, go to http://www.getnakedtruth.com.
The "Four Clowns" troupe will be performing at South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. General admission tickets cost $25. For showtimes and more information, go to http://www.fourclowns.org or http://www.scr.org.
Newport Beach Jazz Party
The Jazz Cruise presents the 12th annual Newport Beach Jazz Party, Ernie Andrews, Arturo Sandoval, Houston Person, James Morrison, Jeff Hamilton, Ken Peplowski and many others. For tickets and more information, call (949) 759-5003 or visit http://www.newportbeachjazzparty.com.
Comedian and singer Andrea Martin performs at Samueli Theater at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Tickets start at $72. For showtimes and more information, visit http://www.scfta.org.
Retired Teachers' Meeting
The Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers-Retired chapter will hold its winter general meeting and luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Mimi's Cafe, 1835 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa. New members are welcome.
Six Members, Five Minutes Each
Six members of the Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce will each give a five-minute presentation about their business during a chamber luncheon at noon at the Five Crowns, 3801 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar. Reservations for this event, which costs $25 for chamber members and $30 for guests, are required. For more information, call (949) 673-4050 or email admin@Cdmchamber.com.
Chef Cathy Pavlos, of Lucca Café in Irvine, will give a cooking demonstration at 7 p.m. in the Friends Room at the Newport Beach Public Library's Central branch, 1000 Avocado Ave. The event is part of the library's What's Cooking at the Library program. The cost is $20 per person, which covers food. Registration is required. For more information, visit http://www.newportbeachlibrary.org.
Rock band The Spell performs Tuesdays in February at La Cave, 1695 Irvine Ave., Costa Mesa. The free 21-and-older show starts at 10 p.m. For more information, http://www.lacaverestaurant.com.
Geena Davis and Co.
Actress Geena Davis, California Secretary of State Debra Bowen, Rep. Linda Sanchez, state Senate Majority Leader Ellen Corbett, Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens and Newport Beach Mayor Nancy Gardner will speak in support of the California Commission on the Status of Women at a reception in Newport Beach. A VIP reception is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., followed by a general reception at 6:30 p.m. The receptions will take place at the Newport Beach Fairmont Hotel, 4500 MacArthur Blvd. For more information, go to http://www.women.ca.gov.
'The New Hollywood'
The Newport Beach Public Library Foundation presents "The New Hollywood with Robert Kline." Kline, a producer, director and ex-studio head, will talk about this year's Oscar nominations. His presentation will include a feature on George Clooney. General admission tickets cost $20 (Foundation members pay $15). The program is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Friends Room at the Newport Beach central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave. For tickets, go to http://www.nbplfoundation.org or call (949) 548-2411.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun