SATURDAY OCT. 1 TILL MONDAY OCT. 3
MAC Venomous Villains makeup exhibit is in South Coast Plaza's Jewel Court, 3333 S. Bristol St., Costa Mesa.
TILL OCT. 9
'Pride and Prejudice'
South Coast Repertory presents Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice," adapted for the stage by Joseph Hanreddy and J.R. Sullivan. The shows will be at the Segerstrom Stage. For showtimes and ticket information, visit http://www.scr.org.
TILL OCT. 10
'A Year of Dreaming Dangerously'
Orange Coast College is hosting "Alex's Adventures in the Five Rivers" or "A Year of Dreaming Dangerously," a new exhibit of work by Arthur Taussig, a former OCC film and photography professor. The exhibit is on the second floor of the Art Center, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. The works are inspired by Dante's "Divine Comedy." The exhibit has various operating hours and admission is free. For more information, visit http://www.orangecoastcollege.edu.
TILL OCT. 16
'How the World Began'
"How the World Began," a new play written by Catherine Trieschmann and directed by Daniella Topol, is at the Julianne Argyros Stage at South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Shows are at 7:45 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; and at 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. For tickets, call (714) 708-5555 or go to http://www.scr.org.
TILL OCT. 18
Caregiver Support Group
Caregiver support group meetings will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday sat Journey Coaching and Counseling Services, 18023 Sky Park Circle, Suite G, Irvine. Each session costs $30, but participants pay $150 for six sessions if paid in full by first session. Call Marnee Reiley, at (949) 222-6681, or email YourOCTherapist@gmail.com to sign up. Group will be limited to eight people.
TILL OCT. 28
Hommage to The Dude
"Joe Forkan — The Lebowski Cycle," a painting exhibit, is at Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion, Orange Coast College, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. The exhibit blends masterpieces of Western art with images from the 1998 film "The Big Lebowski." Pavilion is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays.
TILL OCT. 31
'It's Your Money' Workshops
Peter Kote will be leading the eight weeks of the free "It's Your Money" workshops from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays at the Newport Beach Public Library, 1000 Avocado Ave. The workshops promise to "provide attendees with education and practical solutions to financial and estate planning issues, so they can be in charge of their estates during their lifetimes and beyond," according to a release. No reservations are needed and attendance at all workshops is not mandatory. For more information, call (949) 548-2411 or visit http://www.nbplfoundation.org.
The Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch opens its Fall season with a bounty of pumpkins and activities geared for families. Pumpkin Patch will be at 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange. Weekend hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and weekday hours and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information, call (714) 997-3968 or visit http://www.irvineparkralroad.com
TUESDAY OCT. 4
The Environmental Nature Center, 1601 16th St., Newport Beach, offers a Little Naturalist learning program on insects and butterflies for children between ages 3 and 5. The program costs $5 for each child. RSVP by calling (949) 645-8489 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jerusalem String Quartet
The Jerusalem String Quartet will perform pieces by Beethoven, Debussy and Shostakovich at Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Samueli Theater. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show start at $60. For more information, visit http://www.scfta.org.
Paul Clark Quartet
The jazz band will perform a free show at 9:30 p.m. at the Commonwealth Lounge & Grill, 2406 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach.
TUESDAY OCT. 4 TILL OCT. 16
"Shrek the Musical" plays at Segerstrom Hall, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. For tickets and more information, call the box office at (714) 556-2787, or go to http://www.scfta.org.
WEDNESDAY OCT. 5
House and Soul Music
DJ Thrifty Lips and Danger House will appear at 9:30 p.m. at the Commonwealth Lounge & Grill, 2406 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach.
THURSDAY OCT. 6
The cast of "Shrek the Musical" will give a little performance at 4 p.m. in the Carousel Court at South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St. The show will be free and open to the public.
'The Living Room'
DJ Sergio Vasquez, Rolland Colon and other guest deejays will appear at 9:30 p.m. at the Commonwealth Lounge & Grill, 2406 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach.
FRIDAY OCT. 7
Will perform from 9 p.m. to midnight in the Dublin Pub at Muldoon's, 202 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. No charge.
FRIDAY OCT. 7 TILL OCT. 16
South Coast Plaza opens an exhibit highlighting the 25th anniversary of the nearby Segerstrom Center for the Arts. The exhibit, consisting of 18 color panels, will be held in Jewel Court at the shopping center, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa.
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.
Boot Camp at the Pac Amp
Out of Bounds Training hosts Boot Camp at the Pac Amp, an extreme one-hour training session by trainer Josh Phelan. The sessions start at 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa, and the first week is free. For more information, call (949) 812-0069 or visit http://www.outofboundstraining.com.
Caregiver Support Groups
The Orange County Chapter of the Alzheimer's Assn. offers caregiver support groups every month. In Costa Mesa, meetings are every third Sunday at 2 p.m. at Silverado Newport-Mesa. For more information, call (949) 631-2212. It also meets every first and third Thursday at 1 p.m. at Harbor Trinity Church in Costa Mesa. For more information, call (714) 593-9630. In Newport Beach, support groups meet at 7 p.m. every first Monday at Our Lady Queen of Angels. For more information, call (949) 640-1750.
Beginning Painting Class
The Easel Bar, 416 31st St., is hosting beginner's painting classes Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $45 per session, including supplies. For more information and registration, visit http://www.easelbar.com or call (949) 375-1562.
Parkinson's Support Group
Parkinson's In Balance Support Group meeting, a group specifically geared toward adults with early onset, takes place the first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Donald Dungan Library, 1855 Park Ave., Costa Mesa. For more information, visit http://www.parkinsonsinbalance.com.
Parkinson's Fitness Class
A free class, "Parkinson's In Balance," takes place at noon every Tuesday at the Central Orange Coast YMCA, 2300 University Drive, Newport Beach. Call (949) 642-9990, or go to http://www.parkinsonsinbalance.com, for information.
Wild Goose Tour
Hornblower Cruises in Newport Beach offers a narrated dockside tour of Wild Goose, which was once owned by legendary actor John Wayne. The one-hour tour will give fans an opportunity to view rare memorabilia and artwork and is available by reservation only Monday through Friday. The cost is $25 per person and a 10-person group minimum is required. For more information, call (949) 646-0155.
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. Beginning and advanced quilters are welcomed. For more information, call (714) 546-2539.
Fried Chicken Night
The Crow Bar and Kitchen, 2325 Pacific Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, is hosting Fried Chicken Night on Mondays. The restaurant is offering half a chicken from Shelton's Farm, with choice of side orders for $16. For more information, visit http://www.thecrowbarcdm.com.
Monday Madness Karaoke
La Cave, 1695 Irvine Ave., Costa Mesa, presents Monday Madness Karaoke, featuring host Bobby Vegas. The free event starts at 9:30 p.m. and is 21 and older only. For more information, visit http://www.myspace.com/lacave.
Tuesday Trivia Night
Live team trivia at Skosh Monahan's, 2000 Newport Blvd., begins at 7:30 every Tuesday night, with prizes for contestants. For more information, call (949) 548-0099.
The Bungalow Restaurant, 2441 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, presents a patio party from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays through the summer. The event features a menu ranging from $14 to $28, with Happy Hour draft beer at $4. For more information, call (949) 673-6585.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), a nationwide non-profit organization, meets from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at 1701 Baker St., Costa Mesa. The first meeting is free and guests are welcome. No reservations are required. For more information, visit http://www.tops.org, or call (800) 932-8677.
Weight Loss Seminar
The Weight Loss Empowerment seminar begins at 6 p.m. at the Costa Mesa Community Center, 1845 Park Ave. The seminar is led by Kevin Graham, author of "50 Ways to Lose Your Luggage" and will be held Wednesday nights. Attendees can reserve their seat by emailing reservemyseat@weightloss
empowerment.com and find more information at http://www.weightloss
Computer Friends of OASIS
The OASIS Senior Center's Computer Friends, a club which helps seniors learn computer basics, meets at 1 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Oasis Senior Center, 801 Narcissus Avenue, Corona del Mar. The fee is $2. For more information, call (949) 646-9169.
Balboa Bay Republican Women Federated
The Balboa Bay Republican Women Federated club meets at 11 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month at Balboa Bay Club & Resort. The meeting includes lunch and a guest speaker, and the cost is $30 per person. Valet parking is available for $7.
Emotional Control Meeting
Recovery International, which provides tools and practice in changing thinking habits to gain personal control over distressing emotions like anxiety, depression and anger, holds weekly meetings at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Joachim Church Annex, 1943 Orange Ave., Classroom C, Costa Mesa. The meetings are free, but contributions are welcomed to offset costs. For more information, call (949) 548-9669 or visit recovery-inc.org.
Connect With Grandparents
Advocates For Grandparent Grandchild Connection, a nonprofit organization that addresses grandparent visitation issues, meets at 3 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month in Room 3 or the OASIS Senior Center, 801 Narcissus Ave., Corona del Mar. For more information, visit http://www.grandparentchildconnect.org.
Free Corkage Thursdays
The Golden Truffle Restaurant, 1767 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, waives its corkage free for outside bottles of wine every Thursday night. Dinner is served from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. For more information, call (949) 645-9970.
Cover Me Badd Karaoke
La Cave, 1695 Irvine Ave., Costa Mesa, will host a karaoke night at 10 p.m. Thursdays where guests can sing with the house band for the night, Cover Me Badd. There is no cover and the event is 21 and older only. For more information, visit http://www.myspace.com/lacave.
Taco Mesa, 467 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa, offers $1.50 tamales every Thursday. For more information, call (949) 642-0629.
Industry Night Social
The Crow Bar and Kitchen, 2325 Pacific Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, hosts Industry Night Social from 10 p.m. until closing Thursdays. Specials during the night include $5 burgers, $8 flatbreads, $4.50 select draft beers and $5 on select wines by the glass. For more information, visit http://www.thecrowbarcdm.com.
Karaoke At Westside
The Westside Bar and Grill, 512 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa, presents Karaoke Night, hosted by Kevin Cable, every Thursday. The free event starts at 9 p.m. and is 21 and older only. For more information, call (949) 646-5615 or visit http://www.westsidebarandgrill.com.
Corona del Mar Residents Assn.
The Corona del Mar Residents Assn. Board of Directors meets at 7:30 a.m. the third Thursday of each month at the Newport Beach Country Club. Corona del Mar residents are encouraged to attend. For more information on guest speakers, visit http://www.cdmra.org or call (949) 719-9390.
Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach, holds its Friday night Shabbat Service at 6 p.m. in the Morgan Chapel. The service will be led by Rabbi Mark S. Miller, Rabbi Gersh Zylberman and Cantor Jonathan Grant and will be followed by an Oneg Shabbat. Guests are welcome. For more information, call (949) 644-1999 or visit http://www.tby.org.
Jimmy Hopper Show
Jimmy Hopper and his band perform Fridays at the Palm Terrace Lounge at the Island Hotel, 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. Seating starts at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Performance and dinner are $65. Hopper and his band will also continue their Saturday performance at the Island Hotel. For more information, call (949) 760-4920.
Saturday Night Dance Party
La Cave, 1695 Irvine Ave., Costa Mesa, will host a Dance Party featuring DJ Bobby Tang at 10 p.m. Saturdays. There is no cover and the event is 21 and older only. For more information, visit http://www.myspace.com/lacave.
The Orange County Wine Elite hosts a wine tasting at 6 p.m. Saturdays at Sam & Harry's restaurant in the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, 900 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. Attendees pay for the wines at retail and any other food expenses. For more information, http://www.meetup.com/WineElite.
Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach, hosts its weekly Torah Study from 9 to 10:30 a.m., followed by the Saturday Shabbat Service at 10:40 a.m. Guests are welcome and childcare is available. For more information, call (949) 644-1999 or visit http://www.tby.org.
Orange County rock icon Greg Topper performs with his band the first, third and fifth Saturday of each month at Pierce Street Annex, 330 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa. The free shows are from 5 to 8 p.m. and 21 and older only. For more information, visit http://www.gregtopper.com.
The Pelican Courtyard Flea Market is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month .The event is at 124 Tustin Ave, Mariners Mile section of Newport Beach. For more information, visit http://www.thepelicancourtyard.com.
Bloody Mary Sunday Brunch
South Coast Plaza's Charlie Palmer at Bloomingdale's offers Bloody Mary Brunch every Sunday. For $35, guests receive an appetizer, entrée and unlimited Bloody Marys. For more information, call (714) 352-2525.
OCMA Second Sundays
The Orange County Museum of Art and Target present Second Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 850 San Clemente Dr., Newport Beach. Admission to the event is free and includes hands-on activities for children and parents. For more information, visit http://www.ocma.net.
The Westside Bar and Grill, 512 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa, presents a night or rock and blues every Sunday, featuring local band Balboa Blues. The free event starts at 5 p.m. and is 21 and older only. For more information, call (949) 646-5615 or visit http://www.westsidebarandgrill.com.