Democratic Foundation of O.C. Luncheon
The April luncheon of the Democratic Foundation of Orange County will feature Jay Chen, a candidate in the 39th Congressional District race. The event is at noon at the Hilton Irvine/Orange County Airport, 18800 MacArthur Blvd., Irvine. DFOC members who are current on their membership dues get in for free. Non-members pay $45 per ticket. For more information, go to http://www.dfoc.com.
After Hours Mixer
The Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce and the Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will put on a joint after hours business mixer from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Seasons 52 Fresh Grill at South Coast Plaza, 3333. S. Bristol St. No reservations are needed. Chamber members pay $5 to get in and potential members pay $10. For more information, go to http://www.costamesachamber.com.
'The Prince of Atlantis'
The world premiere of "The Prince of Atlantis," by Steven Drukman, will take place on the Segerstrom Stage at South Coast Repertory Theatre, 650 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. For showtimes and more information, go to http://www.scr.org.
TILL MAY 6
South Coast Repertory presents the musical drama "Cloudlands," based on the book by Octavio Solis. The performances will be at the Julianne Argyros Stage. For showtimes and more information, visit http://www.scr.org.
'Million Dollar Quartet'
The Broadway smash hit "Million Dollar Quartet," which brings together icons
TILL MAY 26
Brett Rubbico Gallery in Newport Beach hosts an exhibit, "Ray Friesz (1930-2007) Thought Out." The gallery is at 361 Old Newport Blvd. For more information, go to brettrubbicogallery.com.
TILL MAY 29
The Orange County Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach, presents the "Richard Diebenkorn: The Ocean Park Series" exhibition. For ticket information and hours, go to http://www.ocma.net.
Benefit Shopping Event
O.C. philanthropist Julia Argyros and 3 Moms on a Mission will host a shopping party at the Bally store at South Coast Plaza to benefit Operation Smile. The event is from 6 to 8 p.m. with a cocktail and hors d'oeuvres service, with 10% of proceeds from sales going toward Operation Smile. A bag from Bally's Moritz collection will be raffled off. For more information, email email@example.com.
TILL MAY 3
The Newport Beach Film Festival
More than 400 films from 50 countries will be screened during the 2012 Newport Beach Film Festival. For more information, go to http://www.newportbeachfimfest.com.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
Nneena Freelon and Earl Klugh
Jazz vocalist Nneena Freelon and guitarist Earl Klugh join forces for intimate shows at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Samueli Theater. Showtimes are at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. and tickets start at $62. For more information, visit http://www.scfta.org.
Sage Hill School, 20402 Newport Coast Drive, Newport Beach, will stage its Multicultural Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets cost $7 for adults. Children ages 5 and under get in for free. Food tickets are $1 each. For more information, go to http://www.mcf.sagehillshool.org.
Wine Tasting and
Thompkin Cellars, 1954 Placentia Ave., No. 107, Costa Mesa, will host a wine tasting and "Plastic Ocean" book signing. The event will raise funds to benefit the Algalita Marine Research Institute. Its founder, Capt.
The Funniest Housewives of Orange County will perform a free show at 7 p.m. at the OC Mart Mix, 3313 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa.
La Cave, 1695 Irvine Ave., Costa Mesa, hosts a special night of music featuring Restavrant and Parker Macy Blues. The 21-and-older show starts at 10 p.m. and tickets are $5. For more information, visit http://www.myspace.com/lacave.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
Compagnia TPO's "Farfalle, a children's show described as "visual theater of the sense," comes to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Founders Hall. Tickets start at $20 and showtimes are at 1 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. and 1 and 3:30 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit http://www.scfta.org.