Alternative Christmas Market
St. Mark's 28th annual Alternative Christmas Market is from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 2200 San Joaquin Hills Road, Newport Beach. Admission and parking are free. Worship service will continue as usual at 9:30 a.m. The project is underwritten by St. Mark's Peace and Justice Commission, which means that all funds raised go to the participating charities.
Kara Masek and Tom Vendafreddo will perform classics from the Broadway musical songbook at 3 p.m. in the Friends Meeting Room at the Newport Beach Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave. Admission is free, but space is limited.
The Fenians play a free show from 2 to 4 p.m. on the patio at Muldoon's Irish Pub, 202 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach.
The Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra will perform "The Planets" by Holst and "Pictures at an Exhibition" by Mussorgsky at 4 p.m. in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. For tickets and information, call (714) 755-5799 or go to http://www.PacificSymphony.org.
The 17th annual Interfaith Celebration of Thanksgiving is at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Costa Mesa, 420 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa. People from all faiths are invited. A reception will follow an interfaith service and performance by choirs. Two cans of food will be the admission charge and they will be donated to local charities. For more information, go to http://www.nmiinterfaith.org.
The Junior League's Christmas Co., comes back to the O.C. Fair & Event Center for its 36th year with more than 90 unique vendors. This year's event is themed "A Home-Cooked Holiday." General admission tickets are $10 at the door, http://www.ShopTCC.com or (949) 263-3785. "Fancy Nancy" author Jane O'Conner and illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser will read their latest book in the series at a posh tea party from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Entry to this event is $28 per adult and $39 per child.
'Dead Letter Office'
Jill Johnson directs "Dead Letter Office," a theater production at Orange Coast College's Drama Lab Studio, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. The shows are at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. For tickets, call (714) 432-5640 ext. 1.
Theater for Children
South Coast Repertory's Theatre for Young Audiences presents "Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells." For tickets and showtimes, go to http://www.scr.org or call (714) 708-5555.
'The Trip To Bountiful'
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Horton Foote's "The Trip To Bountiful" comes to the South Coast Repertory's Segerstrom Stage. For showtimes and more information, visit http://www.scr.org.
The Costa Mesa Playhouse, 661 Hamilton St., Costa Mesa, presents "Earthlings Beware!" Shows will be performed at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call (949) 650-5269 or go to http://www.costamesaplayhouse.org.
Blue Man Group
The Blue Man Group Theatrical Tour continues its stop at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Segerstrom Hall. Tickets for the show start at $20. For showtimes and more information, visit http://www.scfta.org.
At the ENC
Two programs will take place at the Environmental Nature Center, 1601 16th St., Newport Beach. The "Little Naturalist" program for children 3 to 5 and their guardians is from 10 to 11 a.m. Cost is $5 per child. Later in the day, from 5 to 6 p.m., ENC Naturalist Leslie Helliwell will lead a "Stories Under the Stars" program. Admission to this event is free for members and $5 for non-members. Call (949) 645-8489 for more information.
Newport Beach Public Library offers a hands-on eBook training session from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Central Library Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach. Library staff will demonstrate Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, iPad and Sony readers and provide personal instruction for downloading free eBooks from the Overdrive site. Customers should bring their own eReading devices to enable downloading directly to their reader. For more information, visit http://www.newportbeachlibrary.org or call (949) 717-3800.
GIANT Club presents a performance by DJ Chris Garcia at Sutra, 1870 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa. The 21-and-older show starts at 9 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.sutraoc.com.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun