Magician and baritone Patrick Bell performs a one-of-a-kind show at Newport Beach public libraries. The free show is at 11 a.m. Thursday at Balboa Branch Library, 100 E. Balboa Blvd., Balboa Island. For more information, visit http://www.newportkids.org or call (949) 717-3830.
Mayan Calendar Lecture
Martin Diedrich, of Diedrich Coffee repute and a Mayan archaeologist, will give a talk about the end of the Mayan Calendar in 2012 at the Environmental Nature Center, 1601 E. 16th St., Newport Beach. The event is from 7:30 to 9 p.m. For more information, call (949) 933-9164 or email email@example.com.
Anniversary at Skosh Monahan's
Skosh Monahan's, 2000 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa, will mark its 12th anniversary with half-priced pitchers and $12 top sirloin dinners. The band Natural Heights will also perform at 9 p.m. For more information, call (949) 548-0099.
Free Corkage Thursdays
The Golden Truffle Restaurant, 1767 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa, waives its corkage free for outside bottles of wine every Thursday night. Dinner is served from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. For more information, call (949) 645-9970.
Industry Night Social
The Crow Bar and Kitchen, 2325 Pacific Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, hosts Industry Night Social from 10 p.m. until closing Thursdays. Specials during the night include $5 burgers, $8 flatbreads, $4.50 select draft beers and $5 on select wines by the glass. For more information, visit http://www.thecrowbarcdm.com.
Cosmic Gate performs with Emma Hewitt at Sutra, 1870 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa. The 21-and-older show starts at 9 p.m. and tickets are $25. For more information, visit http://www.sutraoc.com.
TILL JULY 8
'The Taming of the Shrew'
The American Coast Theater Co. presents its production of Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew," at Vanguard University's Lyceum Theater, 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. Performances will be given at 2 and 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and at 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets cost $15 to $20. To buy tickets, call (714) 619-6424 or visit http://www.AmericanCoastTheater.org.
TILL SEPT. 9
'Jack Goldstein X 10,000'
The Orange County Museum of Art presents its "Jack Goldstein X 10,000" show. OCMA, at 850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach, is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays. The museum is closed Mondays and Tuesdays. For more information, visit http://www.ocma.net.