South Coast Repertory presents "Topdog/Underdog" by Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Seret Scott. Cast: Gary DeWitt Marshall (Booth) and Curtis McClarin (Lincoln). (Henry DiRocco / January 11, 2012)

TUESDAY

Free Weight Loss Seminar

OC Back & Body Doctors present a free informational seminar on weight loss at 7 p.m. at 17264 Red Hill Ave., Irvine.

Jered Weaver: Sportsman of the Year

The Orange County Youth Sports Federation honors Angels pitcher Jered Weaver as the 2012 Sportsman of the Year at its 39th annual Sports Banquet at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, 900 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. A reception and silent auction is at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and the program at 7 p.m. To find out about tickets and reserve a seat or table, go to http://www.ocysf.org.

'An Introduction to La La La Human Steps and Edouard Lock'

The Irvine Barclay Theatre and the Claire Trevor School of the Arts Dance Department at UC Irvine present "An Introduction to La La La Human Steps and Edouard Lock," a free lecture by Philip Szporer, director/producer of Mouvement Perpétuel. The event is at 7 p.m. at UCI's Winifred Smith Hall.

TUESDAY TILL FEB. 28

'Money Matters'

A series of six lessons, to be given from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays, will focus on Jewish Business Ethics in "Money Matters." The sessions are at the Chabad Jewish Center, 2865 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar. Enrollment cost (including textbooks) is $89. For more information, email info@JewishNewport.com or call (949) 721-9800.

WEDNESDAY

'The Inside Edge'

Danny Cox, a former Air Force fighter pilot and successful business leaders and another of several books, will headline "The Inside Edge – A Breakfast Forum," which will start at 6:30 p.m. at the University Club, at the corner of Los Trancos and East Peltason drives, Irvine. First-time attendees pay $35. To reserve a seat, go to http://www.insideedge.org.

High Tea

The Sherman Library & Gardens and Café Jardin will offer "High Tea in the Gardens," featuring a menu of tea, pastries, fruit and sandwiches, with seatings at 2:30, 2:45 and 3 p.m. Cost is $29 per person, not including tax and tip. To make a reservation, which is required, call Stefanie Kristiansen at (949) 673-2261, ext. 300. The Sherman Library & Gardens is at 2647 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar.

'Conversations on the Artistic Process'

The Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UC Irvine presents "Musical Composition as Experiment (and vice versa)," a free event in which various UCI academics will discuss their research. The event is from 5 to 6:15 p.m. in the Colloqium Room on the third floor of the UCI Contemporary Arts Center building.

PIMCO Chief at UCI

Mohamed A. El-Erian, chief executive and co-CIO of Pacific Investment Management Co., will give the inaugural UCI social sciences lecture at 6 p.m. in Pacific Ballroom C at the UCI Student Center. The event will be free and open to the public.

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