Get the Inside Edge
Author Alan Kaufman will be the featured guest at a breakfast meeting of the Inside Edge, from 7 to 8:45 a.m. in the University Club, corner of Los Trancos and East Peltason, UC Irvine. Cost is $35 for first-time guests. Reservations can be booked at http://www.insideedge.org.
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.
TILL DEC. 4
Marine Gift Drive
The Orange County Great Park and city of Irvine are holding a holiday gift drive for the families of Irvine's adopted Marine unit. Unwrapped gifts will be collected for the Marines at the Great Park Visitors Center and at its Sunday Farmers Market. People who bring toy donations to the Farmers Market will get a $1 coupon off a purchase at the market. For more information, go to http://www.ocgp.org.
TILL DEC. 14
Toys for Tots
Christ Lutheran School, 760 Victoria St., Costa Mesa, is collecting Toys for Tots at its our front office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
TILL DEC. 16
'Things That Keep Me Up at Night'
Orange Coast College's Doyle Arts Pavilion hosts an exhibit featuring memorable images from 20 artists. Admission to the "Things That Keep Me Up at Night" exhibit is free. For more information, call (714) 432-5102 or visit http://www.occartspavilion.com.
TILL DEC. 31
Orange County Fine Arts, an association of OC artists, presents an exhibition of artistic works by its members at the Showcase Gallery, South Coast Plaza Village, 3851 S. Bear St., Santa Ana. The gallery is open from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays.
Temple Bat Yahm in Newport Beach will hold its Friday Night Shabbat Service at 6 p.m. in the Morgan Chapel. The temple is at 1011 Camelback St. For more information, go to http://www.tby.org, or call (949) 644-1999.
Singer Phil Shane will perform cover songs from Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Neil Diamond and others at La Cave Restaurant, 1695 Irvine Ave., Costa Mesa. The free show is 21 and over only. For more information, visit http://www.myspace.com/lacave.
Flashback Heart Attack
Flashback Heart Attack, an 1980s KROQ cover band, will perform at 9 p.m. at the Harp Inn, 130 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa. The show is 21 and older only and cover is $5. For more information, visit http://www.flashbackheartattack.com.
Saturday at TBY
Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach, holds its weekly Torah Study with David Zarnow in the Marcus Library from 9 to 10:30 a.m. A Saturday Shabbat Service will be given in the Morgan Chapel at 10:40 a.m.. For more information, go to http://www.tby.org, or call (949) 644-1999.
Support the Troops
Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant & Bar, 296 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa, holds its fourth annual "Mi Casa Cares" drive to collect donated items for U.S. troops serving overseas. The event is from 1 to 4 p.m. For a list of requested items to donate to the troops, go to http://www.micasa1.com.
The deejay duo Sex Panther perform at Identity Saturdays 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.
Bella Novela, Buffalo Stance and DJ Oldboy perform at La Cave, 1695 Irvine Ave., Costa Mesa. The 21-and-older show starts at 10 p.m. and is free. For more information, visit http://www.myspace.com/lacave.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
Photo Ops with Santa
The Orange County Marketplace at the OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, offers free photo opportunities with Santa Claus and Twinkie on the weekend after Thanksgiving, as well as the weekends of Dec. 3-4 and Dec. 10-11. For more information, call (949) 723-6616 or go to http://www.ocmarketplace.com.
Jamie Adkins, a former clown for Cirque du Soleil, will give a one-man circus show, "Circus Incognitus," at the Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine. For showtimes and ticket information, go to http://www.thebarclay.org or call (949) 854-4646.
The Compañia Flamenca Jose Porcel performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Segerstrom Hall in the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Tickets start at $16 and can be bought at the box office, by calling (714) 556-2787 or going http://www.SCFTA.org.