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Sunday's Calendar

7:51 PM PDT, September 18, 2010

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TODAY

Courtyard Concert

Anita and the Yanks perform in a free concert on the courtyard from 2pm to 4 pm at Muldoon's Irish Pub, 202 Newport Center Drive. The event is free. For more information, call (949) 640-4110.

Bloody Mary Sunday Brunch

South Coast Plaza's Charlie Palmer at Bloomingdale's offers Bloody Mary Brunch every Sunday. For $35, guests receive an appetizer, entrée and unlimited Bloody Marys. For more information, call (714) 352-2525.

Palm Terrace Pool Party And Barbecue

The Island Hotel hosts the Palm Terrace Pool Party and Barbecue from 5 to 9 p.m. Sundays, featuring fun for the whole family. Tickets are $34 for adults and $12 for children. For more information, visit http://www.theislandhotel.com.

OCMA Second Sundays

The Orange County Museum of Art and Target present Second Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 850 San Clemente Dr., Newport Beach. Admission to the event is free and includes hands-on activities for children and parents. For more information, visit http://www.ocma.net.

TILL TODAY

Taste of Newport

Taste of Newport, a Southern California food festival that combines live entertainment and fine dining, will take place at Fashion Island. The weekend lineup includes the Gin Blossoms, Foreigner, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo. One-day tickets can be purchased online for $22 and $25 at the event. For information, visit http://www.tasteofnewport.com.

New Art For A New Century

Orange County Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach, showcases its collection of contemporary works in "New Art for a New Century: Contemporary Acquisitions, 2000-2010." The exhibit highlights 90 major paintings, sculptures, videos and more. For more information, visit http://www.ocma.net.

15 Minutes Of Fame

Orange County Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach, showcases rarely seen photographs from its collection during the "15 Minutes of Fame: Portraits from Ansel Adams to Andy Warhol" exhibit. For more information, visit http://www.ocma.net.

TILL OCT. 3

'Alice'

The Vanguard University Department of Theatre Arts presents a musical rendition of Lewis Caroll's classic storybook characters from "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass." All shows are presented at the Lyceum Theater, located on the Vanguard University campus off Newport Boulevard. Tickets start at $14 and can be purchased by calling Vanguard University Theatre Department box office at (714) 668-6145.

TILL OCT. 10

Misalliance

The South Coast Repertory presents "Misalliance," by George Bernard Shaw and directed by Martin Benson. For tickets and showtimes, visit http://www.scr.org.

TILL OCT. 20

Photo-Environment

"Photo-Environment," an exhibit of 100 photos from 17 photographers, will be on display at the Orange Coast College's Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. For gallery times and more information, visit http://www.occartspavilion.blogspot.com.

MONDAY

Monday Residency

Punk rock band Nations Afire, featuring members from Rise Against, Ignite and Death By Stereo, performs Mondays in September at the Detroit Bar, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa. The shows are free and are 21 and older only. For more information, visit http://www.detroitbar.com.

Fried Chicken Night

The Crow Bar and Kitchen, 2325 Pacific Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, is hosting Fried Chicken Night on Mondays. The restaurant is offering half a chicken from Shelton's Farm, with choice of side orders for $16. For more information, visit http://www.thecrowbarcdm.com.

TUESDAY

Networking Luncheon

The Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce hosts a networking luncheon with a presentation from City Attn. David Hunt from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Five Crowns Restaurant, 3801 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar. Cost is $25 for members and guests. For more information, call (949) 673-4050.

The Bikini Chef

The Newport Beach Public Library presents Susan Irby, author of "Substitute Yourself Skinny," at the What's Cooking at the Library event, which is at 7 p.m. in the Central Library Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Avenue, Newport Beach. Known as the Bikini Chef for her "figure-flattering flavors," Irby will share her secrets for making food taste delicious without high calories. She'll discuss how to use skinny substitutions in favorite recipes and how to boost your metabolism. The cost is $20. For information, call (949) 717-3800 or visit http://www.newportbeachlibrary.org.

Meet The Candidates

Central Newport Beach Citizens Assn. will host a Newport Beach City Council Candidates Night at 6:30 p.m. The candidates for Newport Beach City Council will speak at the American Legion on 15th Street on the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach. This event is open to the public.