The Pelican Courtyard Open Air Flea Market for New and Vintage Finds is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month .The event is at 124 Tustin Ave, Mariners Mile section of Newport Beach. For more information, visit http://www.thepelicancourtyard.com.
IDI Open House
The Interior Designers Institute will have an Open House from 10 a.m. to noon at its campus, 1061 Camelback St., Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 675-4451 or go to http://www.idi.edu.
Hoag Hospital will hold a daylong symposium, "Neuromythology: myths, fads and controversies of neurological disorders," from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at The Beckman Center, 100 Academy Way, Irvine.
Free Workshop on Electric Vehicles
The California Center for Sustainable Energy will give a workshop on plug-in EVs, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at City Hall, 1 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine. To sign up, go to http://www.energycenter.org/cvrp-events.
SATURDAY AND MARCH 17
Learn to Smock
Rebecca Pierce and Stephanie Holdridge, a mother-daughter team that owns the Smocking Birds shop at the OC Mart Mix, 3313 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa, will offer a two-session class on how to smock like your mom or grandma did. The sessions, which cost $45, are from 10 to 11:30 a.m. To sign up, call (714) 600-2162.
'Nunsense' and 'Nunsense A-Men'
The Costa Mesa Playhouse, 661 Hamilton St., stages two versions of the same play, "Nunsense," featuring an all-female cast, and "Nunsense A-Men," featuring an all-male cast. Shows are Friday through Sunday. For showtimes and more information, visit http://www.costamesaplayhouse.org.
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Segerstrom Hall. Tickets start at $16. For showtimes and more information, visit http://www.scfta.org.
'Merry Wives of Windsor'
Glendele Way, a graduate of the Orange Coast College theater program, will direct an OCC production of
Free Composting Workshop
The Costa Mesa Sanitary District will give a free workshop on how to compost at 10 a.m. at Fairview Park, 2501 Placentia Ave., Costa Mesa.
Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach, invites families from throughout Orange County to its 11th annual Purim Carnival. Admission to the event, which features skateboard lessons, pony rides, a bounce house and food, is free. The carnival is from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. To sign up for a skateboarding lesson, call (949) 644-6563.
The Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble, under Music Director Joshua Roach, will perform Karel Husa's "Music for Prague 1968." The concert is at 2 p.m. in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. For ticket information and tickets, call (714) 755-5799 or go to http://www.PacificSymphony.org.
'Pedals and Pipes'
The Pacific Symphony presents Hector Olivera performing the last concert in the 2011-12 season of its "Pedals and Pipes" organ recitals. The concert will take place at 7 p.m. in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. For ticket information and tickets, call (714) 755-5799 or go to http://www.PacificSymphony.org.
Newport Beach singer/songwriter Samantha Smith performs a free show at 7 p.m. at The Blue Beet, 107 21st Place, Newport Beach. For more information, visit http://www.reverbnation.com/
SUNDAY TILL APRIL 1
Playwright Donald Margulies' OBIE Award-winning play "Sight Unseen" comes the South Coast Repertory's Julianne Argyros Stage. For showtimes and more information, visit http://www.scr.org.
DJ Dash Berlin performs at Sutra, 1870 Harbor Blvd., Costa mesa. The 21-and-older show starts at 9 p.m. For more information, call (949) 722-7103 or visit http://www.sutraoc.com.
MONDAY MARCH 12 TILL MARCH 18