'Crime Trends Targeting
Andi Querry, a crime prevention specialist with the Newport Beach Police Department, will be about "Crime trends targeting seniors," during the February meeting of the Daughters of the American Revolution, which starts at 11 a.m. at Liberty Baptist Church, 1000 Bison St.
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.
South Coast Repertory Co.'s Theatre for Young Audiences presents "The Borrowers," an adaptation by Charles Way of Mary Norton's book series by the same name. The production features a blend of puppets and actors. Tickets go from $20 to $32. For showtimes and more information, go to http://www.scr.org or call (714) 708-5555.
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.
'Pack of Lies'
Newport Theatre Arts Center presents "Pack of Lies," a play directed by Sharyn Case. The theater is at 2501 Cliff Drive, Newport Beach. For ticket and showtime information, go to http://www.ntaonline.com, or call (949) 631-0288.
Newport Harbor Republican Women Meeting
Writer Jamie Glazov will talk about "Honor Crimes Against Women: How the Left Controls the Culture and Narrative on this Issue" during the February meeting of the Newport Harbor Republican Women. The event is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Pacific Club, 4110 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach. Admission is $45. For more information, call (949) 720-1726 or go to nhrw.org.
Grand Opening Party
Rebecca Taylor celebrates the opening of its store at Fashion Island with a party from 6 to 8 p.m. During those hours, shoppers can enjoy discounts of 10%. A portion of proceeds from sales during the evening will benefit the Junior League of Orange County, a local nonprofit.
MFA Show Opening
Second-year Master of Fine Arts students at UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts will have an opening reception for their group show, from 6 to 9 p.m., in the University Art Gallery and the Room Gallery at UCI. The show will continue till March 9. For more information, go to http://www.ucigallery.com.
The Newport Beach Sister City Assn. presents "Whither Japan," a lecture about Japan's social, demographic, economic and political future by Stephen M. Harner, a Newport Beach, Tokyo and Shanghai resident who now blogs about Japan. The free lecture begins at 7 p.m. in the Friends Room at the Newport Beach Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.
THURSDAY TILL SATURDAY
Virtuoso Violinist in Concert
The Pacific Symphony presents a concert with Israeli violinist Vadim Gluzman, who will perform Tchaikovsky's "Violin Concerto" on a Stradivarius made in 1680. The concert, which starts at 8 p.m. at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa, will feature the world premiere of composer Michael Daugherty's "The Gospel According to Sister Aimee," which will be performed by renowned organist Paul Jacobs. For more information, call (714) 755-5799 or go to http://www.PacificSymphony.org.
DJ Eddie Halliwell headlines Sutra, 1870 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa. The 21-and-older show starts at 9 p.m. For more information, call (949) 722-7103 or visit http://www.sutraoc.com.