Simple Compounds performs at Commonwealth Lounge & Grill, 2406 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach. The free show starts at 9:30 and is 21 and older only. For more information, call (949) 675-4444.
The Road To The Oscars
Longtime Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences member and film producer Robert Kline presents an insider's prospective on the Academy Awards' annual program at 7 p.m. in the Lido Theatre, 3459 Via Lido, Newport Beach. Tickets are $25. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or call (949) 548-2411.
Cocoa Lounge Dessert Buffet
The Palm Terrace's Cocoa Lounge Desert Buffet runs Tuesday through Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Island Hotel, 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. The buffet — which is $18 per person, tax and tip not included — features a variety of desserts by Executive Pastry Chef Michael Owens. Admission is free with a two- or more-course dinner at Palm Terrace restaurant.
'The Book of Liz'
The David and Amy Sedaris-penned comedic play, "The Book of Liz," plays at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays at the Costa Mesa Playhouse, 661 Hamilton St., Costa Mesa. Tickets start at $16. For more information, call (949) 650-5269 or visit http://www.costamesaplayhouse.org.
Talking, singing and dancing animals take the Julianne Argyros Stage in "Lucky Duck," at South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Tickets range from $18 to $30. For more information and showtimes, call (714) 708-5555 or visit http://www.scr.org.
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. For more information, visit http://www.boxboxbox.com.
TILL MARCH 18
The Brett Rubbico Gallery, 361 Old Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, presents "Push Pull," an exhibit by artist Michael Gallagher. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment. For more information, call (949) 515-5102 or visit http://www.brettrubbicogallery.com.
The Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce hosts an after-hours business mixer from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Best Western Newport-Mesa Inn, 2642 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa. Member for chamber members. $10 for non-members. For more information, call (714) 885-9090 or visit http://www.costamesachamber.com.
Relay For Life Reception
The Newport Beach Relay For Life is having a 10th birthday celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. aboard the Wild Goose, a Hornblower Cruise ship, which will be docked at 2431 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach.
Caregiver Support Groups
The Orange County Chapter of the Alzheimer's Assn. offers caregiver support groups every month. In Costa Mesa, meetings are every third Sunday at 2 p.m. at Silverado Newport-Mesa. For more information, call (949) 631-2212. It also meets every first and third Thursday at 1 p.m. at Harbor Trinity Church in Costa Mesa. For more information, call (714) 593-9630. In Newport Beach, support groups meet at 7 p.m. every first Monday at Our Lady Queen of Angels. For more information, call (949) 640-1750.
Parkinson's Support Group
Parkinson's In Balance Support Group meeting, a group specifically geared toward adults with early onset, takes place the first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Donald Dungan Library, 1855 Park Ave., Costa Mesa. For more information, visit http://www.parkinsonsinbalance.com.
Andrea Ristorante at the Resort at Pelican Hill, 22701 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Coast, will open for lunch, offering an express menu with a three-course meal in 30 minutes. Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. For more information, call (949) 467-6800.
Men and women interested in walking with a group can join the Newport Mesa Walking Club at 9 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday at Hospital Road and Superior Avenue in Newport Beach. To join, call Loyda at (949) 650-0084.