Simple Compounds performs at Commonwealth Lounge & Grill, 2406 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach. The free show starts at 9:30 and is 21 and older only. For more information, call (949) 675-4444.
The Road To The Oscars
Longtime Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences member and film producer Robert Kline presents an insider's prospective on the Academy Awards' annual program at 7 p.m. in the Lido Theatre, 3459 Via Lido, Newport Beach. Tickets are $25. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or call (949) 548-2411.
Cocoa Lounge Dessert Buffet
The Palm Terrace's Cocoa Lounge Desert Buffet runs Tuesday through Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Island Hotel, 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. The buffet — which is $18 per person, tax and tip not included — features a variety of desserts by Executive Pastry Chef Michael Owens. Admission is free with a two- or more-course dinner at Palm Terrace restaurant.
'The Book of Liz'
The David and Amy Sedaris-penned comedic play, "The Book of Liz," plays at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays at the Costa Mesa Playhouse, 661 Hamilton St., Costa Mesa. Tickets start at $16. For more information, call (949) 650-5269 or visit http://www.costamesaplayhouse.org.
Talking, singing and dancing animals take the Julianne Argyros Stage in "Lucky Duck," at South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Tickets range from $18 to $30. For more information and showtimes, call (714) 708-5555 or visit http://www.scr.org.
TILL MARCH 4
The Box Gallery, 765 St. Clair, Costa Mesa, along with Ashes In Orange Peels Fine Art, present the Ghost exhibit, featuring the worlds of artists Aya Kakeda, Ellen Rogers, Joy Shannon, Kathleen Masselink, Michelle Wiener and Sarah Keliher Walsh. For more information, visit http://www.boxboxbox.com.
TILL MARCH 18
The Brett Rubbico Gallery, 361 Old Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, presents "Push Pull," an exhibit by artist Michael Gallagher. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment. For more information, call (949) 515-5102 or visit http://www.brettrubbicogallery.com.