6:44 PM PDT, November 4, 2010
A singles' pot luck dinner to celebrate Shabbat will be held at 6 p.m. at Temple Isaiah, 2401 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach. Participants are asked to bring either a vegetarian or dairy dish. Contact Felicia Wiseman at (949) 760-0660 about what to bring. Shabbat services with the congregation, featuring guest speaker Frances Akhavai of the Leadership Alliance, will follow at 8 p.m.
Family Shabbat Service
Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach, holds a Family Shabbat Service at 6 p.m., followed by a Family Shabbat Dinner and Oneg Shabbat. The service will be led by Rabbi Mark S. Miller, Rabbi Gersh Zylberman and Cantor Jonathan Grant and will feature the "Glee-Kim" of third- through seventh-grade students. Guests are invited. For information, call (949) 644-1999 or visit http://www.tby.org.
TODAY TILL SUNDAY
Orange County Performing Arts Center's Family Series presents "Snowflake," featuring Gale LaJoye, a Ringling Bros., and Barnum & Bailey circus clown. The event is at the Samueli Theater and tickets are $20. For showtimes and more information, visit http://www.ocpac.org.
TILL NOV. 21
South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, presents Gina Gionfriddo's comedy "Becky Shaw" at the Segerstrom Stage. For showtimes and ticket information, visit http://www.scr.org.
TILL JAN. 2
J.M. Barrie's classic tale "Peter Pan' flies into the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa, offering viewers a unique 360-degree experience. Tickets start at $40. For showtimes and more information, visit http://www.ocpac.org.
The Surfing Heritage Museum at South Coast Plaza presents The Big Group Show, featuring the work of more than a dozen artists, including Rick Reitveld, John Culqui and Drew Brophy. The opening night reception is from 5 to 8 p.m. Beer and wines from Longboard Vineyards will be served to guests 21 and older.
Broadway powerhouse Idina Menzel performs with a full orchestra for one night only at Orange County Performing Arts Center's Segerstrom Hall. Tickets start at $55 and the show is 3 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.ocpac.org.
OCC Wind Ensemble
The Orange Coast College Wind Ensemble performs its first concert of the year at 3 p.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theatre, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. The performance will include composer John Williams' "Star Wars Trilogy" and "Olympic Fanfare and Theme" and "Glenn Miller in Concert" arranged by Paul Murtha. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. For more information, call (714) 432-5880, ext. 1 or visit http://www.occtickets.com.
Cartchella, a mobile food festival, will be rolling into Halecrest Park, 3107 Killybrooke Lane, Costa Mesa, from 11a.m. to 6 p.m. Attendees can enjoy food from around the globe, all served from carts. Entrance to the event is free, tickets for food and drinks will be sold at the event site through volunteers from Kaiser and Woodland Elementary Schools Foundation. For more information, visit http://www.cartchella.com.
Bone Adventure Sneak Peak
Bone Adventure, 2700 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, hosts a sneak peak of its new facilities for members and their dogs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bone Adventure is a cage-free day care and boarding center for dogs. For more information, contact Missy@TheBoneAdventure.com.
Michael Chiarello Holiday Tips
Emmy-award winning chef and restaurateur Michael Chiarello talks about entertaining traditions at NapaStyle at South Coast Plaza. The complimentary event is from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, call (714) 825-0445.
Peter Pan At The Library
The Newport Beach Public Library and the Orange County Performing Arts Center present a behind-the-scenes program with cast members of the threesixty˚ entertainment production of J.M. Barrie's "Peter Pan." The free event is at 3:30 p.m. in the Friends Meeting Room at the Newport Beach Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave. This special program will give children a chance to talk to some of the cast members of the award-winning production, listen to select readings from "Peter Pan" and learn about the story and inspiration behind the theatrical event. For more information, call (949) 717-3800, option 2, or visit http://www.newportbeachlibrary.org.
Love And Other Appetites
Poets Lee Mallory and Danielle Mitchell perform at 8 p.m. at Alta Coffee House, 506 31st. St., Newport Beach. The event is free and features a musical performance by Marisa Predisik. For more information, call (949) 675-0233.
Rosh Chodesh Celebration
The Women of Temple Bat Yahm will celebrate the new month of Kislev at a Rosh Chodesh Celebration and Women's Discussion Group at 7 p.m. at the home of Rabbi Rayna Gevurtz and Rabbi Gersh Zylberman. For more information, call (949) 644-1999 or contact email@example.com.