Don Watkins, with the Ayn Rand Institute, and Tom Larson, an economics professor at Cal State L. A., will speak about "The pros and cons of privatizing government-run prisons, libraries, schools, water and waste management districts," during a League of Women Voters of Orange Coast luncheon. The event is at noon at Coco's Fashion Island, 151 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 400-2183 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Singer Frankie Valli, the original lead voice of the Four Seasons, performs at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Segerstrom Hall. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets start at $43. For more information, visit http://www.scfta.org.
'Play it again, Sam'
The Pacific Symphony will play the score of the classic film "Casablanca," which will be shown on a big screen. The performance will take place at 8 p.m. in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. For more information, call (714) 755-5799 or go to http://www.PacificSymphony.org.
'I'm a Frayed Knot'
An opening reception for the "I'm a Frayed Knot" exhibition will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. at Orange Coast College's Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion. The exhibit will run through march 17 in the Pavilion, which is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. It is closed on Fridays, Sundays and Mondays. OCC is at 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa.
TILL MARCH 31
'Brad Miller: Primordial Algorithms'
SCAPE gallery, in collaboration with Edward Cella Art + Architecture gallery in Los Angeles, presents an exhibition of work by L.A.-based artist Brad Miller. The show will run through March at SCAPE, 2859 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar. For more information, go to http://www.scapesite.com.
30th Anniversary Special
Royal Khyber Fine Indian Cuisine at South Coast Plaza Village celebrates its 30th anniversary with a special three-course dinner, which includes a glass of wine. The cost is $30 per person. For more information, call (714) 436-1010 or visit http://www.royalkhyber.com.
TILL APRIL 1
South Coast Repertory revives playwright Donald Margulies' "Sight Unseen," a finalist for the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. For showtimes and more information, visit http://www.scr.org.
SoCo Farmers Market
The SoCo Farmers Market hosts a Spring Celebration from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South Coast Collection, 3315 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa. For more information, go to http://www.socofm.com.
Coffee Klatch at Piecemakers
The Piecemakers Country Store, 1720 Adams Ave., Costa Mesa, hosts a Coffee Klatch, a two-hour social gathering over tea, coffee and cookies. The event is from 3 to 5 p.m. and costs $10 per person. For more information, go to http://www.piecemakers.com.
Brahms Concert at OCC
The Orange Coast College Symphony performs Max Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1, with guest artist Wes Precourt, and Brahms' Symphony No. 1. The concert is at 8 p.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theatre at OCC, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased by calling (714) 432-5880 or going to occtickets.com.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Family Series presents "Zorro" at the Samueli Theater. Tickets start at $20 and showtimes are 1 p.m. Saturday and 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit http://www.scfta.org.
'The Final Countdown'
Students in the Orange Coast College Repertory Theatre program have been given 24 hours to write and produce a show, "The Final Countdown," under the supervision of OCC theater alum Sean Wellengard. Performances will take place in OCC's Drama Studio Lab Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Advance tickets, which cost $5, can be purchased by calling (714) 432-5880 or going to occtickets.com. Tickets are $7 at the door.
'Pastrami on Rye with Mayo'
Comedy Central comedians Ross Bennett, Tom Cotter, Cory Kahaney and Brad Zimmermann will perform their show "Pastrami on Rye with Mayo," at 8 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday at the Merage Jewish Center of Orange County, 1 Federation Way, Irvine. For more information, call (949) 435-3400 or go to http://www.jccoc.org.
The Zen Center of Orange County, 120 E. 18th St., Costa Mesa, offers a three-week course, its ninth annual program on Buddhism, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., and at the same times on March 25 and April 1. The registration fee is $125. For more information, go to http://www.zcoc.org, or call (949) 722-7818.