The Orange County Performing Arts Center Board of Directors invites the public to a special announcement and celebration of the Arts Plaza at 4:30 p.m. at 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. RSVP by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (714) 556-2122, ext. 4371.
Speak Up Newport
Speak Up Newport holds its monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. at Newport Beach Yacht Club, 1099 Bayside Drive, Newport Beach. The meeting is free and is centered around the Lido Village Concept Plan. For more information, call (949) 224-2266 or visit http://www.speakupnewport.org.
Connect With Grandparents
Advocates For Grandparent Grandchild Connection, a nonprofit organization that addresses grandparent visitation issues, meets at 3 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month in Room 3 or the Oasis Senior Center, 801 Narcissus Ave., Corona del Mar. For more information, visit http://www.grandparentchildconnect.org.
Government Affairs Committee Meeting
Join the Corona del Mar Chamber of commerce for the January Government Affairs Committee, featuring speaker Barbara Lichman, representative of the Airport Working Group, who will talk about the latest status of the Airport Extension Agreement Regarding Newport Beach. The meeting is from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at 2855 E. Coast Hwy., Suite 101, Corona del Mar. For more information, visit http://www.cdmchamber.com.
Chief Nowhere performs a free show at La Cave, 1695 Irvine Ave., Costa Mesa. The 21 and older show starts at 10 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.myspace.com/lacave.
Zukerman Plays Beethoven
Pacific Symphony presents world-renowned violinist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman, who will perform Haydn's Symphony No. 83, "The Hen," and Beethoven's only violin concerto. The performances are at the Orange County Performing Arts Center's Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Tickets are $25 to $185 and the show starts at 8 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.pacificsymphony.com.
Railroad To Alaska
Indie rock band Railroad To Alaska performs a free show at La Cave, 1695 Irvine Ave., Costa Mesa. Semi Sweet and The Vaspertines also perform. The 21 and older show starts at 10 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.myspace.com/lacave.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
Tango Buenos Aires
Tango Buenos Aires, which bills itself as the world's most acclaimed and authentic tango company, performs at the Orange County Performing Arts Center's Segerstrom Hall. Tickets start at $16. For showtimes and more information, visit http://www.ocpac.org.
Lemondrop Dance Club
Newport Beach-based Lemon Drop Club, which hosts singles parties in Orange County geared for adults about 40 and older, will have its next singles party from 7 to midnight at the Costa Mesa Marriott, 500 Anton Blvd. A free Italian buffet will be served from 8 to 9:30 p.m. and a free dance lesson will be offered from 7 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 and parking is free. No membership is required. For more information, call (949) 378-6600.
Forty Year Old Boy Band, featuring Darren McNamee, performs a rare show at La Cave, 1695 Irvine Ave., Costa Mesa. The 21-and-older show starts at 10 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.myspace.com/lacave.
Opening Night Art Reception
A two-part art exhibit titled "PSYCH OPTIC BLACK LIGHT FUZZ" opens at 6 p.m. at The Hurley )( Gallery Space, at Hurley Headquarters, 1945 Placentia Ave., Costa Mesa. For more information, visit http://www.hurley.com.
A book signing with reality TV star Lo Bosworth will be held at 1 p.m. to launch her new book "The Lo Down" at Barnes & Noble at Fashion Island, 401 Newport Center Drive. For more information, call (949) 718-0109.
SATURDAY TILL MARCH 4
The Box Gallery, 765 St. Clair, Costa Mesa, along with Ashes In Orange Peels Fine Art, present the Ghost exhibit, featuring the worlds of artists Aya Kakeda, Ellen Rogers, Joy Shannon, Kathleen Masselink, Michelle Wiener and Sarah Keliher Walsh. The opening reception is from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday. For more information, visit http://www.boxboxbox.com.