Classic and vintage car lovers will stage the ninth annual Tour d'Orange, a two-hour cruise of Orange County's best two-lane roads. The event leaves from the corner of Red Hill and Fischer avenues in Costa Mesa and ends at the In-N-Out Burger at The District in Tustin. Arrive by 8 a.m. Maps will be given out to drivers at 8:45 a.m. with a scheduled 9 a.m. departure.
XL NYE, Day 2
Costa Mesa-based Sutra rings in the New Year in style with a special show, featuring the biggest names in electronic music. Tiësto, Porter Robinson and other acts perform on New Year's day at the Observatory, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana. General admission and VIP tickets are available by call (949) 777-3010. For more information, visit http://www.sutraoc.com.
'Stuffed and Unstrung'
Henson Alternative presents "Stuffed and Unstrung," a comedy puppet show for adults, at the Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine. For ticket information and showtimes, call (949) 854-4646 or go to http://www.thebarclay.org.
The classic holiday film "White Christmas" comes to the stage at Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Segerstrom Hall. Tickets start at $20. For showtimes and more information, visit http://www.scfta.org.
'White Christmas' Meal
In honor of the Broadway musical "White Christmas" at neighboring Segerstrom Hall at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Leatherby's Cafe Rouge is serving a special three-course "White Christmas" menu, with choices in each course. The cost is $39 or $54, with wine pairings. For more information, call (714) 429-7640.
A free and public exhibit, "On Display in Orange County: Modern and Contemporary Sculpture," will be displayed on the penthouse level at South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St.
Canoe Under Holiday Lights
Enjoy outrigger canoeing for all ages and skill levels around Balboa islands under the glow of holiday lights decking out the watercraft and homes competing in the 103rd annual Boat Parade. Participants go out crowd-free on a non-boat parade day. Cost is $35 per person. Corporate and private holiday party paddles are available upon request. Meet at Newport Aquatic Center, 1 Whitecliffs Drive, Newport Beach. For more information, call (949-646-7725) or visit http://www.newportaquatic
TILL JAN. 11
Visit Tall Ships
The tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will be at the Newport Sea Base, 1931 W. Coast Hwy. The ships will be open for walk-on tours from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 7 and 8, and from 4 to 5 p.m. Jan. 10 and 11. For information, call (800) 200-5239, or go to http://www.historicalseaport.org.
TILL JAN. 15
The city of Irvine and Second Harvest Food Bank are holding a food drive to help the needy during the holidays. The city and Second Harvest are seeking the following types of food donations, including: canned fruit and juices, canned soups, rice, cereal, canned veggies, canned fish, chicken or meat. For a list of sites where the food donations can be dropped of, go to http://www.cityofirvine.org. For more information, call at (949) 653-2900.
OC Music Awards Showcase
The first showcase show for the OC Music Awards features Paulie Pesh, Jeremiah Red, The Gromble, Strange Birds and James Fletcher. The free show starts at 8 p.m. at Detroit Bar, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa, and is 21 and older only. For more information, visit http://www.detroitbar.com.
Floral Design Class
"Floral Design Using Tropicals" will be the theme of a 9 a.m. class at the Sherman Library & Gardens, 2647 E. Coast Hwy, Corona del Mar. Pre-registration, which costs $50, is required. Call (949) 673-2261 or go to http://www.shermanlibraryand
gardens.org for more information.
Nature Games at
Naturalist Alex Lane will lead the "Nature Games" after-school workshop for children, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., at the Environmental Nature Center, 1601 16th St., Newport Beach. Enrollment will be limited to kids aged between 5 and 8. The fee is $40 per child and participants must be pre-registered. For more information, call (949) 645-8489, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to http://www.encenter.org.
WEDNESDAY AND JAN. 11
Newport Beach Public Library offers a hands-on eBook training session from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Central Library Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach. Library staff will demonstrate Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, iPad and Sony readers and provide personal instruction for downloading free eBooks from the Overdrive site. Customers should bring their own eReading devices to enable downloading directly to their reader. For more information, visit http://www.newportbeach
library.org or call (949) 717-3800.
The BrideWorld Expo is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Buildings 14 and 16 at the O.C. Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. For more information, go to http://www.ocfair.com.