The Friends of the Newport Beach Library celebrate its 50th anniversary with a luncheon for volunteers. For more information, call (949) 759-9667.
Best Business Practices Speech
Matthew Cryer and Nic Horn, of Turner & Townsend, will be speaking at a dinner at 5:30 p.m. at the Wyndham Orange County hotel, 3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa. Their speech includes their project management plans for Nissan North American that won recognition. For more information and registration, visit http://www.pmi-oc.org.
National Library Week
The Newport Beach Public Library celebrates National Library Week with special programs for children and adults, featuring musical performances, puppet shows, storytime by council members and more. For a full list of National Library Week events, visit http://www.newportbeachlibrary.org or call (949) 717-3800, ext. 2.
'Romeo and Juliet'
The Vanguard University Department of Theatre Arts presents William Shakespeare's classic "Romeo and Juliet." Tickets start at $12 and all shows are at the Lyceum Theater on campus. For showtimes and more information, call (714) 668-6145 or visit http://www.vanguardtickets.com.
'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'
South Coast Repertory's Junior Players present an adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl book in the Nicholas Studio, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Mercy Vasquez directs the production. Tickets are $9. For more information and showtimes, call (714) 708-5555 or visit http://www.scr.org.
TILL APRIL 30
Check-Ups For Donations
The Wellness Choice Center, 1101 Dove St., No. 255, Newport Beach, is offering wellness and chiropractic check-ups in exchange for $40 donations to the Japanese Red Cross Society. To make an appointment, call (949) 387-1333 or visit http://www.wellnesschoicecenter.com.
TILL MAY 1
South Coast Repertory presents "Silent Sky," a play by Lauren Gunderson about an influential female astronomer's research in the early 1900s. Tickets start at $20. For showtimes and ticket information, visit http://www.scr.org or call (714) 708-5555.
TILL MAY 8
The Costa Mesa Playhouse, 661 Hamilton St., presents the hit musical "Forever Plaid." Showtimes are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. and a special 2 p.m. Saturday matinee April 23. Tickets are $16 to $23. For more information, call (949) 650-5269 or visit http://www.costamesaplayhouse.org.
TILL MAY 20
Marsha Tudor Exhibit
il Barone Ristorante, 4251 Martingale Way, Suite A, Newport Beach, displays the artwork of Marsha Tudor. Hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and 5 to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call (949) 391-6710 or visit http://www.ocdesignersource.com.
TILL MAY 23
Women's Bible Study
Presbyterian Church of the Covenant hosts its Community Bible Study in English for women from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the church's Fireside Room, 2850 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. Contact Jeri Frazee at (714) 962-1682 or Cindy Zekaria at (714) 869-4092 for more information.
TILL MAY 27
Brett Rubbico Gallery
"The Great Awakening Show" is an interactive exhibition telling you to "please touch" its displays and perhaps get "a gummy bear or two." Opening reception for the exhibit is from 7 to 10 p.m. April 9. Exhibition hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and by appointment. For more information, visit http://www.brettrubbicogallery.com or call (949) 515-5102. The gallery is at 361 Old Newport Blvd., Newport Beach.
Makana and Kaumakaiwa Kanaka'ole perform at 8 p.m. in the Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine. Tickets start at $23. For more information, visit http://www.thebarclay.org or call (949) 854-4646.
John Gardiner, Janine Jarrell and Ricki Mandeville, all Southern California poets, will be giving readings in the "Living Out Loud" show starting at 8 p.m. at the Alta Coffee Warehouse & Restaurant, 506 31st St., Newport Beach. Admission is free and the show is hosted by Lee Mallory. For more information, call (949) 675-0233.