Benefit Shopping Event
O.C. philanthropist Julia Argyros and 3 Moms on a Mission will host a shopping party at the Bally store at South Coast Plaza to benefit Operation Smile. The event is from 6 to 8 p.m. with a cocktail and hors d'oeuvres service, with 10% of proceeds from sales going toward Operation Smile. A bag from Bally's Moritz collection will be raffled off. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joshua Bell at SCFTA
The Philharmonic Society of Orange County presents a concert by the Academy of St. Martin in The Fields, featuring violinist Joshua Bell, at 8 p.m. at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 615 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. For more information, go to http://www.philharmonicsociety.org.
THURSDAY TILL MAY 3
The Newport Beach Film
More than 400 films from 50 countries will be screened during the 2012 Newport Beach Film Festival. For more information, go to http://www.newportbeachfimfest.com.
'The Prince of Atlantis'
The world premiere of "The Prince of Atlantis," by Steven Drukman, will take place on the Segerstrom Stage at South Coast Repertory Theatre, 650 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. For showtimes and more information, go to http://www.scr.org.
TILL MAY 6
'Million Dollar Quartet'
The Broadway smash hit "Million Dollar Quartet," which brings together icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins," is at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Segerstrom Hall. Tickets start at $20. For more information, visit http://www.scfta.org.
TILL MAY 27
Grief Share Recovery Group
The Newport Center United Methodist Church will offer a support group for people affected by the loss of a loved one. The group meets from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Sundays. The program is open to anyone, and the cost is $15 for the program workbook. For more information, go to http://www.griefshare.org.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
Nneena Freelon and Earl Klugh
Jazz vocalist Nneena Freelon and guitarist Earl Klugh join forces for intimate shows at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Samueli Theater. Showtimes are at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. and tickets start at $62. For more information, visit http://www.scfta.org.
Sage Hill School, 20402 Newport Coast Drive, Newport Beach, will stage its Multicultural Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets cost $7 for adults. Children ages 5 and under get in for free. Food tickets are $1 each. For more information, go to http://www.mcf.sagehillshool.org.
Wine Tasting and
Thompkin Cellars, 1954 Placentia Ave., No. 107, Costa Mesa, will host a wine tasting and "Plastic Ocean" book signing. The event will raise funds to benefit the Algalita Marine Research Institute. Its founder, Capt. Charles Moore, will be on hand to sign copies of his book, "Plastic Ocean." The event is from 3 to 5 p.m. and RSVPs are required by sending an email to email@example.com. There is a $20 fee to attend.
L.A. Phil at SCFTA
The Philharmonic Society of Orange County will present guitarist Pepe Romero and the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a concert at 8 p.m. at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 615 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. However, because conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos has fallen ill, he will be replaced for this performance by conductor Christoph König, Philharmonic Society of O.C. officials announced. For tickets, go to http://www.philharmonicsociety.org.
The Funniest Housewives of Orange County will perform a free show at 7 p.m. at the OC Mart Mix, 3313 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa.
La Cave, 1695 Irvine Ave., Costa Mesa, hosts a special night of music featuring Restavrant and Parker Macy Blues. The 21-and-older show starts at 10 p.m. and tickets are $5. For more information, visit http://www.myspace.com/lacave.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
Compagnia TPO's "Farfalle, a children's show described as "visual theater of the sense," comes to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Founders Hall. Tickets start at $20 and showtimes are at 1 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. and 1 and 3:30 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit http://www.scfta.org.
The third annual Pacific Coast Sportfishing Festival comes to the Orange County Fairgrounds, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. Exhibitors include some of the leading fishing and tackle companies and doors open at 10 a.m. For more information, visit http://www.pcsportfishing.com.