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.
Justin Grennan performs at Commonwealth Lounge & Grill, 2406 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach. The free show starts at 9:30 p.m. and is 21 and older only. For more information, call (949) 675-4444.
'Historical Perspective Of Peace And Nonviolence'
Bernard LaFayette, Jr., a civil rights activist and educator, gives a lecture at Orange Coast College as part of the school's Distinguished Speaker Series. The 11:30 a.m. event is in Fine Arts 116. LaFayette, who served on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s staff in the 1960s, will speak on the "Historical Perspective of Peace and Nonviolence." Admission is free.
Lt. Louis Zamperini, who is the subject of Laura Hillenbrand's New York Times bestselling book "Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption," will have a book signing from 6 to 8 p.m. at Cannery Restaurant, 3010 Lafayette Road, Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 566-0060.
DJ Babycourt performs at La Cave, 1695 Irvine Ave., Costa Mesa. The free show is 21 and older and starts at 10 p.m.
Muldoon's Irish Pub, 202 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, hosts a singer-songwriter showcase from 8 to 11 p.m. The open mic event is hosted by Kerry Chester. For more information, call (949) 640-4110.
TODAY TILL SATURDAY
Cathedrals Of Sound
The Pacific Symphony presents Cathedrals of Sound, featuring organist Paul Jacobs and the Norbertine Fathers from St. Michael's Abbey. The shows start at 8 p.m. at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, and tickets start at $25. For more information, visit http://www.pacificsymphony.org.
DJ Ron Sleazy
DJ Sleazy performs at Commonwealth Lounge & Grill, 2406 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach. The free show starts at 9:30 p.m. and is 21 and older only. For more information, call (949) 675-4444.
Singer Phil Shane will perform cover songs from Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Neil Diamond and others at La Cave Restaurant, 1695 Irvine Ave., Costa Mesa. The free show is 21 and older only. For more information, visit http://www.myspace.com/lacave.
Hollywood Blonde, a cover band that plays tunes from the 1980s and on, performs from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Muldoon's Irish Pub, 202 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. The show is free. For more information, call (949) 640-4110.
Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach, holds its Friday night Shabbat Service at 6 p.m. in the Morgan Chapel. The service will be led by Rabbi Mark S. Miller, Rabbi Gersh Zylberman and Cantor Grant and will be followed by an Oneg Shabbat. Guests are welcome. For more information, call (949) 644-1999 or visit http://www.tby.org.
FRIDAY TILL SUNDAY
'Scenes From American Life'
Orange Coast College's Repertory Theatre Company will stage "Augustine's Confessions: Scenes from American Life," a series of short plays for mature audiences about life and its oddities. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday at the campus Drama Lab Studio Theatre, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. For more information or tickets, call (714) 432-5880 or visit http://www.occtickets.com.
Annual Gem Faire
The 22nd annual Gem Faire will have more than 150 importers, exporters and manufacturers of jewelry and more at the O.C. Fair & Event Center, Building 10, in Costa Mesa. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7. For more information, visit http://www.gemfaire.com or call (503) 252-8300.
FRIDAY TILL MARCH 6
'The Mystery of Edwin Drood'
The Vanguard University theater department presents "The Mystery of Edwin Drood," an interactive musical with the audience voting on the mystery's culprit. For showtimes and tickets, visit http://www.vanguardtickets.com or call (714) 668-6145 for more information.