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.
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 to http://www.SCFTA.org.
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.
Our Lady Mount Caramel SOUL Ministry will host a Christmas boutique from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Local vendors and hand crafters will offer a selection of goodies. Proceeds will contribute to SOUL's well building fund with Women of the Wells (www.womenofthewells.org). Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church is at 1441 W. Balboa Blvd., Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 642-4640.
Come Meet Arthur
Children will have the opportunity to meet "Arthur," from the PBS SoCal show, and have their photo taken with him from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Pretend City Children's Museum, 29 Hubble, Irvine. For more information, call (949) 428-3900 or go to http://www.pretendcity.org.
Indie rock band The Gromble wraps up its November residency at Detroit Bar, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa. The 21-and-older show is free and also features performances by Strange Birds and Tapioca and the Flea. For more information, visit http://www.detroitbar.com.
Costa Mesa High School, 2650 Fairview Road, hosts a benefit Food Truck Night from 5 to 8 p.m. in the student parking lot near the gym. The trucks will donate some of their proceeds for the high school's athletics, academics and other programs.
Naturalist Leslie Helliwell leads a workshop on how to wrap gifts in Furoshiki cloths, a Japanese tradition. The workshop is at 6:30 p.m. at the Environmental Nature Center, 1601 16th St., Newport Beach. Admission is $30 per person. RSVP by calling (949) 645-8489.
The Case Brothers wrap up their November residency at La Cave, 1695 Irvine Ave., Costa Mesa. The 21-and-older show starts at 10 p.m. and is free. Also performing are the Kettle Drivers and DJ Velvet Touch. For more information, visit http://www.myspace.com/lacave.
TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY
Dancing With The Teachers
The Newport Harbor High School Dance Team hosts its first Dancing with the Teachers at 7 p.m. Students have choreographed dances with teachers. Attendees will vote on their favorites and will have the chance to stuff the ballot box. Tickets are $8 in advance, or $10 at the door at the ASB office at Newport Harbor High, 600 Irvine Ave. For more information, visit http://www.newportharborhigh
TUESDAY TILL JAN. 2
A free and public exhibit, "On Display in Orange County: Modern and Contemporary Sculpture," will be displayed on the penthouse level at South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun