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Calendar: Highlights from around town

A roundup of community events throughout Orange County. To submit items, email benjamin.brazil@latimes.com

APRIL 20

Women in Focus Conference at Chapman University

Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts will host a Women in Focus Conference at 1:30 p.m. at the school at One University Drive, Orange. There will be a panel with successful women in the industry, including Dorothy Fortenberry, writer and producer on the second season of the Emmy Award-winning, “The Handmaid’s Tale.” For more information, visit www.chapman.edu/dodge/industry/women-focus.aspx.

APRIL 21

Project Self-Sufficiency

Project Self-Sufficiency will hold their eighth annual Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Please auction at Mile Square Golf Course at 10401 Warner Ave., Fountain Valley. The program supports low-income parents in Orange County. For more information, visit www.winecheeseandchocolateplease.com/.

Street Festival

A street festival will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at Merrimac Way, between Harbor Boulevard and Fairview Road in Costa Mesa. The program, which is meant to celebrate street and sidewalk improvements, will have music, food trucks and games. For more information, visit http://gohumansocal.org/Pages/Explore-Merrimac.aspx.

Z Supply

The Z Supply Pop-up at Fashion Island will have an Earth Day event from 1 to 3 p.m. at 401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach.

APRIL 22

Dali Ensemble L.A.

The Newport Beach Public Library will host the Dali Ensemble L.A. at 3 p.m. in the Central Library Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach. The group will perform western music spanning the Renaissance to modernity.

Fundraiser for Wells in Uganda

Wells of Life will hold their fourth annual fundraiser to help build sustainable water wells for villagers in Uganda, Africa. The event will be held at 8:30 a.m. at Laguna Niguel Regional Park at 28241 La Paz Road. For more information, visit www.wellsoflife.org.

Bella Terra Earth Day

An Earth Day celebration will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Bella Terra shopping center at 7777 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach. There will be sea animal tanks, displays and meet and greets with people acting as mermaids and pirates. For more information, visit www.bellaterra-hb.com/.

TILL APRIL 22

Brain Science Conference

The UC Irvine Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory will host 800 brain scientists for the 2018 International Conference on Learning and Memory at the Waterfront Beach Resort at 21100 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach. Scientists will present research on trending topics like depression and stress, among others. For a schedule of events, visit learnmem2018.org/overview/.

‘Noises Off!’

The Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts will feature the play “Noises Off!” at 7:30 p.m. each day with one show at 2 p.m. April 22 at the Historic Auditorium at Huntington Beach High School, 1905 Main St. Tickets are $22 for adults and $16 for students/seniors 65+. They are available at www.hbapa.org/see.

APRIL 23

Tilly’s

Tilly’s will host their 11th Charity Golf Tournament at the Mission Viejo Country Club. All proceeds raised will be donated to the Tilly’s Life Center organization to help further the mission to empower teens.

APRIL 24

Laguna Greenbelt Documentary Premiere

A documentary about the formation of the Laguna Greenbelt, a Laguna Beach-based environmental group, will premiere at 6:30 p.m. at the Suzie Q Community Center at 380 3rd St., Laguna Beach. For more information, visit lagunagreenbelt.org.

TILL APRIL 25

Festival of Arts Exhibit

The Festival of Arts is featuring a new exhibit at foaSOUTH showcasing the work of artist Bradford J. Salamon. The exhibit is located at 1006 S. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach. For more information, visit www.LagunaFestivalofArts.com.

APRIL 26

Matt Costa

Musician Matt Costa will be performing along with Casey Sullivan starting at 7 p.m. as part of an event organized by KROQ at Pacific City at 21010 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach. The free concert is part of the Ocean Summer Concert Series. For more information, visit www.gopacificcity.com/.

TILL APRIL 26

GMUNK

Laguna College of Art and Design’s BFA program in Graphic Design + Digital Media will present Miscellany, an exhibition showcasing a wide range of works by the talented designer and director GMUNK. It will include pieces from GMUNK’s infrared photography from places like Iceland and Alaska to a projection mapped sculptural display window. The gallery is located at 374 Ocean Ave., Laguna Beach.

APRIL 27

Joey Alexander Trio

Joey Alexander, a renowned teenage pianist, will be performing with his trio at 7:30 p.m. at Musco Center for the Arts at Chapman University at One University Drive, Orange. For more information, visit muscocenter.org/event/joey-alexander-trio/.

TILL APRIL 27

Witte Lectures

The Newport Beach Public Library Foundation will hold the 21st annual Witte Lectures, featuring speakers David Frum, Masha Gessen and Maira Kalman from February through April. The events will be held at the library at 1000 Avocado Ave. For more information, visit www.nbplfoundation.org/content/The-Witte-Lectures.html.

APRIL 28

Doheny Wood Car Show

The annual Doheny Wood woodie car show will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Doheny State Beach at 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point. The show is free but park admission is $15 — seniors cost $14. For more information, visit www.socalwoodies.com.

Brent Green

Visual artist and filmmaker Brent Green will feature an evening of his works, including “A Brief Spark Bookended by Darkness,” “Carlin,” “Paulina Hollers” and “Strange Fates.” The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Frida Cinema at 305 E. 4th St. #100, Santa Ana. For tickets, visit www.santaanasites.com.

APRIL 30

Fashion Show

Heritage Pointe, an assisted-living senior community in Mission Viejo, will be holding its 28th annual spring luncheon, fashion show and shopping boutique at 11:45 a.m. at the Irvine Marriott Hotel at 18000 Von Karman Ave. General admission tickets are $90. For more information, visit www.heritagepointe.org.

TILL MAY 5

UC Irvine Art Student Exhibit

The Newport Beach City Arts Commission will host “Uncommon Goods: Artist Book as Object,” a special exhibit featuring the work of 25 University of California Irvine art students, at the Newport Beach Public Library at 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach

TILL MAY 6

‘Sister Act’

The Costa Mesa Playhouse will conclude 53 seasons of shows with the hit musical, “Sister Act.” Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays at the playhouse at 661 Hamilton St., Costa Mesa. For more information, visit www.costamesaplayhouse.com.

TILL MAY 30

Russell Pierce

The work of famed artist Russell Pierce will be on display at the Community Art Project gallery at 260 Ocean Ave., on the second floor near the Wells Fargo building in Laguna Beach. For more information, visit www.caplaguna.org.

TILL JUNE 21

California Impressionists

The “Harmony of Light: Spring in California” exhibit will be displayed at the Irvine Museum of Collection at the University of California, Irvine, 18881 Von Karman Ave. The showcase features paintings from California impressionists depicting springtime in the state. For more information, visit irvinemuseumcollection.uci.edu/event/harmony-light-spring-california/.

TILL AUG. 9

Rainforest Adventure

A Rainforest Adventure exhibit is featured at Discovery Cube at 2500 N. Main St., Santa Ana. For more information, visit www.oc.discoverycube.org.

MAY 3

Nathan Turner

Nathan Turner, an acclaimed designer, will be holding a book signing from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Newport Beach Design Shop at 3636 Newport Blvd. For more information and to RSVP, email storeevents@serenaandlily.com.

MAY 4 TILL 6

OC Music Fest

The Orange County Music Festival will be returning to Lakeview Park near Irvine Lake at 5305 E. Santiago Canyon Road, Orange. The weekend music and camping festival is returning after a three-year hiatus. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.oc-musicfest.com/.

MAY 5

HER Wellness Tea

Hoag will host a women’s event, HER Wellness Tea, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hoag for Her Center for Wellness at 500 Superior Ave., Suite 315, Newport Beach. Experts will discuss health, empowerment and relationships. Tickets are $25. To register, call 800-400-HOAG (4624). For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2xkS7xu.

Kontrapunktus

Kontrapunktus, a neo-baroque ensemble, will perform at 8 p.m. at Mission Basilica Catholic Church at 31520 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano. The program, “Mentors, Pupils and Scions,” will consist of music from legendary baroque composers. For more information, visit www.kontrapunktus.com.

MAY 12

Like Totally Festival

The third annual Like Totally Festival will be held from noon to 9 p.m. at Huntington State Beach. The event will feature bands from the 1980s. For more information, visit www.liketotallyfestival.com/event-information.

Cuñao’s Canción del Inmigrante

Cuñao’s Canción del Inmigrante — an outdoor evening of storytelling told through sound, puppetry, and community created folk art — will be held at 8 p.m. at the Bowers Museum at 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana. The free, community-based production is a multimedia “opera” with puppetry, song and dance. For more information, visit www.santaanasites.com.

MAY 12 TILL AUG. 11

Farmer’s Market

A farmer’s market will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month at SOCO and the OC Mix at 3315 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa. There will be live music, chef's demos and a variety of family-friendly activities. For more information, visit bit.ly/SOCOFarmers.

MAY 17

Newport Harbor Home and Garden Tour

The 21st Annual Newport Harbor Home and Garden Tour will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will showcase six Newport Beach homes with ocean views and a variety of architectural and interior styles by local designers. For more information, visit newportharborhometour.com/.

MAY 18

Literacy Author Luncheon

The 11th annual Gift of Literacy Author Luncheon, presented by Newport/Mesa ProLiteracy, will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the Pacific Club at 4111 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach. The luncheon will feature a speech from author Janelle Brown, who penned the novels, “Watch Me Disappear,” “All We Ever Wanted Was Everything,” and “This Is Where We Live.” Tickets cost $95 and include a copy of the book “Watch Me Disappear.” For more information, visit www.newportliteracy.org.

MAY 18 TILL 20

Fiesta

The Saint Edward Parish Fiesta will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. May 18, noon to 10 p.m. May 19 and noon to 8 p.m. May 20 at 33926 Calle La Primavera, Dana Point. The free event will feature carnival rides, games and live entertainment. For more information, visit www.stedwardfiesta.org.

MAY 27

Natalia Lafourcade

Grammy Award-winning musician Natalia Lafourcade will perform at 6 p.m. at Musco Center for the Arts at Chapman University at One University Drive, Orange. For more information, visit muscocenter.org/event/natalia-lafourcade/.

JUNE 9

Children’s Bureau

The Children’s Bureau, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit, will be holding a fundraiser for the prevention and treatment of child abuse from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Oak Creek Golf Club at One Golf Club Drive, Irvine. A ticket costs $300. For more information, visit www.all4kids.org/soiree.

JUNE 17

Matt Mauser

Matt Mauser will perform a celebration of the music of Frank Sinatra from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Civic Center Green at 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach. The free concert is presented by the Newport Beach City Arts Commission as part of a Newport Beach concert series.

JULY 15

The Springsteen Experience

The Springsteen Experience will perform from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Civic Center Green at 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach. The free concert is presented by the Newport Beach City Arts Commission as part of a Newport Beach concert series.

AUG. 6

Teeing for Tusks

A golf tournament will be held to fund programs that support anti-poaching efforts in Africa. “Teeing for Tusks” will run from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Monarch Beach Golf Links at 50 Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point. A single golfer entree is $300 and a team of four is $1,200. Register at charityvalet.com/tusks18.

AUG. 12

Tijuana Dogs

The Tijuana Dogs will perform from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Civic Center Green at 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach. The free concert is presented by the Newport Beach City Arts Commission as part of a Newport Beach concert series.

SEPT. 9

Desperado Eagles Tribute

The Desperado Eagles Tribute will perform from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Civic Center Green at 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach. The free concert is presented by the Newport Beach City Arts Commission as part of a Newport Beach concert series.

ONGOING

Farmers’ Market

The SOCO Farmers’ Market, held at 3315 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa, is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and features coffee and pastry shops, home decor, and fashion. For more information, visit farmermark.com/soco.

Wetlands tour

Amigos de Bolsa Chica hosts a tour of the wetlands from 9 to 10:30 a.m. the first Saturday of every month, departing every 15 minutes from the footbridge in the south parking lot of the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. The tour is led by docents and participants will learn about the birds, endangered species, history, ecology and restoration of the wetlands. For more information, call (714) 840-1575 or email info@amigosdebolsachica.org.

Walking Club

The Newport-Mesa Walking Club offers free walks at 9 a.m. and 7 pm. Mondays through Saturdays. For more information, call (949) 600-0966.

Monthly Beach Cleanup

Community beach cleanups are held on the first Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon. In Laguna Beach, the cleanup locations with supplies are Hobie Sport, Thalia Surf, El Ranchito and United Studios of Self Defense. Participants can ask for “zero trash discounts.” For more information, email Chip McDermott at Chip@ZeroTrash.org.

Hortense Miller Garden

The Hortense Miller Garden covers 2 1/2 acres of the upper slopes of Boat Canyon and features a range of plants and small themed gardens. Tours through the garden and private residence are at 9:45 a.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, and must be scheduled two weeks in advance. For more information, call (949) 497-0716, ext. 6.

Preschool Stories

The Laguna Beach Public Library, 363 Glenneyre St., presents Preschool Story Time at 11 a.m. Wednesdays, followed by cookies and punch. For more information, call (949) 497-1733.

Susi Q Needle Art Guild

The Needle Art Guilt meets at the Susi Q Senior Center from 1 to 3:30 p.m. the last Friday of each month to create various items for local organizations, including Mission Hospital's oncology unit and the Friendship Shelter. All ages and levels of knitters and crocheters are welcome. In addition, a new needle art technique will be discussed each month. Yarn and monetary donations are always appreciated. This is a free activity. For more information, call (949) 497-2241.

Newland House Tour

The historic Newland House Museum, 19820 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach, offers tours from local historians who provide information about the two-story Victorian home built in 1898. The museum is open from noon to 4 p.m. the first and third Saturday and Sunday of the month. Cost is $2 for adults, $1 for children. For information, call (714) 960-0055.

Crafty Kids Club

Huntington Beach Central Library hosts Crafty Kids Club at 2 p.m. Saturdays at the library, at 7111 Talbert Ave. Children about 5 through 9 years old are invited to enjoy stories and related crafts. Call (714) 375-5107. Press zero to speak with a librarian.

Laptime Storytime

The Huntington Beach Library presents Laptime Storytime at 9:15, 10 and 11 a.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. Saturdays at 7111 Talbert Ave. for children 18 months to 3 years old. The library's Preschool Storytime for children 3 to 5 are at 10 and 11 a.m. Fridays. Call (714) 375-5107.

Bolsa Chica Walking Tour

A two-hour walking tour of the Bolsa Chica mesa and wetlands is conducted at 10 a.m. on the third Sunday of every month by the Bolsa Chica Land Trust. This docent-led tour makes five stops along the walk bridge and loop trails of the wetlands. Meet in the south reserve parking lot on Pacific Coast Highway across from Bolsa Chica State Beach. Warm clothing, comfortable shoes and binoculars are recommended. Tours are free and open to the public. Call (714) 846-1001 or go to bolsachicalandtrust.org.

Newport Beach Walking Club

A Newport Beach walking club meets 7 to 8.30 p.m. Monday to Friday at the Union Bank parking lot on Jamboree and Bayside Road. To join call Loyda at (949) 600-0966.

Tutoring

People can volunteer to tutor children each week at El Morro Elementary School at 8681 N. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach. The tutoring sessions are provided by the Learning Club, which operates two afternoons a week from January to May. For more information, visit aauw2-lagunabeach.org.

Photography Contest

The Newport Beach City Arts Commission is holding a photography contest through April 15. Contestants can submit pictures of a series of new sculptures at Civic Center Park at 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach. Submissions should be emailed to arts@newportbeachca.gov. For more information, visit www.newportbeachca.gov/culturalarts.

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