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Newport Beach hosts 4-day jazz party starting Thursday

Four days of Valentine's concerts in Newport Beach will unite those whose hearts belong to jazz. The 16th annual Newport Beach Jazz Party at the Marriott Newport Beach Hotel & Spa will kick off Thursday with a grand opening celebrating the sounds of jazz greats Count Basie, Benny Goodman and Ella...

  • Under the big top at Cavalia's 'Odysseo,' where the 65 horses are the stars

    Under the big top at Cavalia's 'Odysseo,' where the 65 horses are the stars

    The 58,397-square-foot big top off the 405 freeway in Irvine may seem curiously large until it's clear what goes on inside. Essentially, the 25-foot-tall white tent for Cavalia's "Odysseo" show holds a small village of 65 horses, 48 performers, 200 additional staff and a 17,500-square-foot stage...

  • Calendar for Feb. 10

    Calendar for Feb. 10

    WEDNESDAY Networkers luncheon Irvine Chamber Networkers will present a luncheon for business executives to make new contacts and business opportunities from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Del Frisco's Grille, 772 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine. Tickets are $25 to $45. Fro more information, call (949) 660-9112...

  • Calendar for Feb. 7

    Calendar for Feb. 7

    SUNDAY Birding Basics Newport Bay Conservancy, 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach, will present a bird walk exploring the diverse bird populations. The event is at 9 a.m. For more information, call (949) 923-2296 or visit newportbay.org. TUESDAY Emerging Professionals After Hours Mixer Irvine Chamber's...

  • Calendar for Feb. 6

    Calendar for Feb. 6

    SATURDAY Hello Kitty Cafe Truck Hello Kitty Cafe Truck will make a return visit to the Irvine Spectrum Center, 670 Spectrum Center Drive, with macarons, doughnuts and mini cakes available from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, call (949) 753-5180 or visit shopirvinespectrumcenter.com. 'Pirates...

  • Former Angels General Manager Jerry Dipoto parts ways with his Newport Beach home

    Former Angels General Manager Jerry Dipoto parts ways with his Newport Beach home

    Former Angels General Manager Jerry Dipoto, now with the Seattle Mariners, has sold his home in Newport Beach for $2.665 million. The two-story home, built in 2003 and since remodeled, has an East Coast vibe with white coffered ceilings, dark wood floors and decorative molding. Within the 4,300...

  • Calendar for Feb. 5

    Calendar for Feb. 5

    FRIDAY Music Scholarships Benefit Recital Irvine Valley College Performing Arts Center will present the 2015 Music Scholarship recipients and will benefit the Tonya Reed Gardner Memorial Endowed Music Vocal Scholarship and Jenny Richards Memorial Endowed Music Scholarship. The event is at 7:30...

  • On Theater: Strap yourself in for a gripping 'Red'

    On Theater: Strap yourself in for a gripping 'Red'

    History and imagination are on a collision course at South Coast Repertory, where John Logan's mesmerizing "Red" is giving audiences a spellbinding lesson in the style and substance of art. Set in 1958 and 1959 in the cavernous studio of celebrated painter Mark Rothko, and robustly directed by...

  • Calendar for Feb. 4

    Calendar for Feb. 4

    THURSDAY Victoria Bailey Folk singer Victoria Bailey will perform from 8 to 10 p.m. at Boathouse Collective, 1640 Pomona Ave., Costa Mesa. For more information, call (949) 646-3176 or visit boathousecollective.com. THURSDAY TILL SATURDAY Organ Splendor Organists Paul Jacobs and Christoph Bull will present...

  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Hashigo is a blend of traditional Korean with some pleasant surprises

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Hashigo is a blend of traditional Korean with some pleasant surprises

    One of the great pleasures of dining in Orange County is having a wonderful mix of ethnic restaurants to choose from. My dining companion and I recently went to Hashigo, a Korean restaurant that a friend had recommended. It is located in a small mall just off Bristol Street in Costa Mesa where...

  • The Illusionists magically appear in Costa Mesa through Sunday

    The Illusionists magically appear in Costa Mesa through Sunday

    You might remember them from "America's Got Talent." The Illusionists, a group of seven tricksters who perform a wide spectrum of magic acts, will showcase their wizardry Wednesday through Sunday at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. The show opened Tuesday. Kevin James, nicknamed...

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