The parent council of the Newport Coast Child Development Preschool will hold its 2nd annual Trike-A-Thon to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The event is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The goal is to raise $10,000 for the hospital. The preschool is at 2350 Ford Road, Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 644-4914.
A 25th anniversary memorial ceremony for fallen Eagle II helicopter crew members Dave Ketchum and Mike Libolt, who were officers with the Costa Mesa Police Department, will be at 10 a.m. at the heliport at the department's headquarters, 99 Fair Drive.
Christ Lutheran School, 760 Victoria St., Costa Mesa, holds its annual Open House, which features a science fair and dinner at 6 p.m. in the school's gym. The eighth-grade class is sponsoring the dinner, proceeds from which will help pay for a planned class trip to the nation's capital in May. For more information, call (949) 548-6866.
From 6 to 9 p.m., Newport Beach artist Michaell Magrutsche will host an open studio and salon with guest artist Melody Owens at his studio, 245 Marsala, Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 630-3625 or go to http://www.michaellart.com.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
Sebastian Smee, the Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic for the Boston Globe, speaks at the Newport Beach Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave. The lecture and Q&A session starts at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday, with tickets costing $55 per person for Friday and $35 for Saturday. For more information, call (949) 548-2411 or visit http://www.nbplfoundation.org.
FRIDAY TILL SUNDAY
UCI Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts presents "Hello, Again," a production for adult audiences only. For ticket information and show times, call (949) 824-2787 or go to http://www.arts.uci.edu/boxoffice.
'Nunsense' and 'Nunsense A-Men'
The Costa Mesa Playhouse, 661 Hamilton St., stages two versions of the same play, "Nunsense," featuring an all-female cast, and "Nunsense A-Men," featuring an all-male cast. Shows are Friday through Sunday. For showtimes and more information, visit http://www.costamesaplay
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Segerstrom Hall. Tickets start at $16. For showtimes and more information, visit http://www.scfta.org.
'Merry Wives of Windsor'
Glendele Way, a graduate of the Orange Coast College theater program, will direct an OCC production of William Shakespeare's "Merry Wives of Windsor." Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $6 for OCC student, senior citizens and children. For more information, call (714) 432-5072.
Lenten Offerings at Z'Tejas
Grill at South Coast Plaza
is offering fish dishes on
its lunch and dinner
menus on Fridays during Lent. To make a
reservation, call (714) 979-7469. For more information, go to http://www.ztejas.com.
IDI Open House
The Interior Designers Institute will have an Open House from 10 a.m. to noon at its campus, 1061 Camelback St., Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 675-4451 or go to http://www.idi.edu.
Hoag Hospital will hold a daylong symposium, "Neuromythology: myths, fads and controversies of neurological disorders," from 8:30 a.m. to
4:30 p.m., at The Beckman Center, 100 Academy Way, Irvine.
Free Workshop on Electric Vehicles
The California Center for Sustainable Energy will give a workshop on plug-in EVs, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at City Hall, 1 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine. To sign up, go to http://www.energycenter.org/
SATURDAY AND MARCH 17
Learn to Smock
Rebecca Pierce and Stephanie Holdridge, a mother-daughter team that owns the Smocking Birds shop at the OC Mart Mix, 3313 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa, will offer a two-session class on how to smock like your mom or grandma did. The sessions, which cost $45, are from 10 to 11:30 a.m. To sign up, call (714) 600-2162.
SUNDAY TILL APRIL 1
Playwright Donald Margulies' OBIE Award-winning play "Sight Unseen" comes the South Coast Repertory's Julianne Argyros Stage. For showtimes and more information, visit http://www.scr.org.
Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach, invites families from throughout Orange County to its 11th annual Purim Carnival. Admission to the event, which features skateboard lessons, pony rides, a bounce house and food, is free. The carnival is from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. To sign up for a skateboarding lesson, call (949) 644-6563.
Newport Beach singer/songwriter Samantha Smith performs a free show at 7 p.m. at The Blue Beet, 107 21st Place, Newport Beach. For more information, visit http://www.reverbnation.com/
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