Pacifica Quartet (Postponed)
The Pacifica Quartet, a string quartet, which was set to make its Segerstrom Center for the Arts debut at 8 p.m. in the Samueli Theater with an all-Beethoven program, will have its performance postponed to Nov. 8 because of a member's illness. For more information, visit http://www.scfta.org or call the box office at (714) 556-2787.
Makana and Kaumakaiwa Kanaka'ole perform at 8 p.m. in the Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine. Tickets start at $23. For more information, visit http://www.thebarclay.org or call (949) 854-4646.
John Gardiner, Janine Jarrell and Ricki Mandeville, all Southern California poets, will be giving readings in the "Living Out Loud" show starting at 8 p.m. at the Alta Coffee Warehouse & Restaurant, 506 31st St., Newport Beach. Admission is free and the show is hosted by Lee Mallory. For more information, call (949) 675-0233.
Speak Up Newport
Speak Up Newport will have its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. at Newport Beach Yacht Club, 1099 Bayside Drive. The focus of the meeting will be on Newport Harbor fee increases and improvements, and Councilman Steve Rosansky will be the guest speaker. The meeting is free. For more information, call (949) 224-2266 or visit http://www.speakupnewport.org.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), a nationwide nonprofit organization, meets from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at 1701 Baker St., Costa Mesa. The first meeting is free and guests are welcome. No reservations are required. For more information, visit http://www.tops.org, or call (800) 932-8677.
Computer Friends of OASIS
The OASIS Senior Center's Computer Friends, a club that helps seniors learn computer basics, meets at 1 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Oasis Senior Center, 801 Narcissus Avenue, Corona del Mar, Ca. The fee is $2. For more information, call (949) 646-9169.
Balboa Bay Republican Women Federated
The Balboa Bay Republican Women Federated club meets at 11 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month at Balboa Bay Club & Resort. The meeting includes lunch and a guest speaker, and the cost is $30 per person for members, $35 for non-members. Valet parking is available for $7. This week's guest speaker is Paul Glaab, who is the vice chairman on the Board of Directors for the Orange County Transportation Authority. For more information, call (949) 759-8514.
Connect With Grandparents
Advocates For Grandparent Grandchild Connection, a nonprofit organization that addresses grandparent visitation issues, meets at 3 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month in Room 3 or the OASIS Senior Center, 801 Narcissus Ave., Corona del Mar. For more information, visit http://www.grandparentchildconnect.org.
National Library Week
The Newport Beach Public Library celebrates National Library Week with special programs for children and adults, featuring musical performances, puppet shows, storytime by council members and more. For a full list of National Library Week events, visit http://www.newportbeachlibrary.org or call (949) 717-3800, ext. 2.