Newport Harbor Republican Women
John Eastman, the Henry Salvatori Professor of Law & Community Service at Chapman Law School, will be the guest speaker at the Newport Harbor Republican Women's May luncheon. The event is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Pacific Club, 4110 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach. Tickets cost $45. For more information, call (949) 720-1726.
Sanitation Board Meeting
The Costa Mesa Sanitation Board will hold a regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. at 628 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa. Among the items listed on the agenda, the board is to consider terminating a contract with trash hauler CR&R.
Free Corkage Thursdays
The Golden Truffle Restaurant, 1767 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa, waives its corkage free for outside bottles of wine every Thursday night. Dinner is served from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. For more information, call (949) 645-9970.
DJ and producer Laidback Luke performs at Sutra's annual Sutra5+1
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.
'South Coast Repertory's Teen Players presents "Snow Angel," written by David Lindsay-Abaire and directed by Hisa Tikakuwa. SCR is at 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit http://www.scr.org or call (714) 708-5555.
Grief Share Recovery Group
The Newport Center United Methodist Church will offer a support group for people affected by the loss of a loved one. The group meets from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Sundays. The program is open to anyone, and the cost is $15 for the program workbook. For more information, go to http://www.griefshare.org.
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.
Yoga in Nature
The Environmental Nature Center, 1601 16th St., Newport Beach, offers a series of Yoga in Nature classes, for beginner and intermediate students. The classes are from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays in May. ENC members pay $5 per class, while non-members pay a $6-drop in fee.
Launching the Whale
At 10:30 a.m., U.S. Marines will assist 26 developmentally disabled children from the Speech and Language Development Center launch a 20-foot whale into the bay from Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach.
Food for Thought Film Series
Orange County Great Park presents an outdoor screening of "Urban Roots," the final film in its Food for Thought series. The film will be shown on an outdoor screen near the Farm + Food Lab, where gourmet food trucks will be stationed. The venue opens at 6:30 p.m. and the screening is at dusk. For more information, visit http://www.ocgp.org.
DJ Chuckie performs at Sutra's annual Sutra5+1 Memorial Day weekend event. The 21-and-older show starts at 9 p.m. and tickets start at $20. Sutra is at 1870 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
Estancia high School's drama program will perform the 32nd annual "Original Show," directed by Class of 2006 graduate Nicholas Juarez. The shows will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Barbara Van Holt Theatre at Estancia High, 2323 Placentia Ave., Costa Mesa. Tickets cost $10.