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Sunday's Calendar


'Rock It OC!'

Music for a Cure presents a battle of the bands-style competition, dubbed "Rock It OC!," from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Garden Terrace in South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa. Musicians ages 5 to 17 will perform live sets, with the winner receiving professional aid for recording a song and making a music video.

Free Jazz Concert

The St. James Anglican Church hosts jazz artist Henry Franklin from 5 to 7 p.m. for its "Jazz in the Courtyard" series at the church, 3209 Via Lido, Newport Beach. Free admission. RSVP for childcare with Beth Borbon by Thursday by calling (949) 675-0210, ext. 302. For more information, visit


'Murder Most Sweet'

Richard Taylor presents his comedic murder-thriller, "Murder Most Sweet," at the Costa Mesa Playhouse, 661 Hamilton St., Costa Mesa. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $16 to $23. Visit or call (714) 650-5269 for more information.

Bouillabaisse & Bastille

Marché Moderne chefs/owners Amelia and Florent Marneau will serve a special dinner-time Bouillabaisse in celebration of the French Bastille holiday. The seafood stew features fish from the south of France that is being air-shipped to the restaurant, which is at the Penthouse at South Coast Plaza, level 3. Cost is $50. For reservations and more information, call (714) 434-7900.


Duesenberg Luxury Cars

The Lyon Air Museum will be displaying ten Duesenberg automobiles from Gen. William Lyon's collection. The museum, 19300 Ike Jones Road, Santa Ana, has daily hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and various admission charges. Visit or call (714) 210-4585 for more information.


'Mary Poppins'

The Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents "Mary Poppins," the hit musical based on the Disney film. Showtimes vary. Tickets start at $22.50. For more information, visit or call (714) 556-2787.


Summer Yoga Series

lululemon athletica at Fashion Island hosts Vino & Vinyasa, a summer yoga series. The classes are held from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays. For more information, call (949) 644-9642.


Alexander Calder Exhibit

Orange County Museum of Art presents "Alexander Calder and Contemporary Art," an exhibit featuring 30 works of art by Calder from the 1940s through '60s. For more information, visit

Summer Sunday Dinner BBQ

The Balboa Bay Club & Resort presents Summer Sunday Dinner BBQ on the outdoor terrace of Duke's Place. In addition to dining overlooking the bay, the event also features live calypso and reggae music by Coconut Frank. Pricing is $29.50 for adults and $19.50 for children 12 and younger. Reservations are not necessary. For more information, visit


Book Signing

Images Salon, 2515 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, hosts a book signing by chick lit author Lennie Ross. The event is from 6:30 to 8 p.m., and wine and cheese will be served for guests.


Painting Class

The Easel Bar, 416 31st St., Newport Beach, hosts a beginner's painting class from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. The cost is $45 per session, which includes supplies. Bring your own brush, though. For more information, visit


Chris Isaak

Chris Isaak performs at the Pacific Amphitheatre, as part of the O.C. Fair. The show starts at 8 p.m. For more information, visit


Walking Club

Men and women interested in walking with a group can join the Newport Mesa Walking Club at 9 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday at Hospital Road and Superior Avenue in Newport Beach. To join, call Loyda at (949) 650-0084.

Quilting Club

The Quilting Club at the Costa Mesa Senior Center, 695 W. 19th St., meets from 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays in the Arts and Crafts room. For more information, call (714) 546-2539.

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