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 and 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
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.
FRIDAY TILL SUNDAY
Newport Beach Wine Festival
The Balboa Bay Club and Resort, 1221 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, presents its ninth annual Newport Beach Wine Festival during Memorial Day weekend. For more information and a full listing of events, call (949) 630-4146 or visit http://www.balboabayclub.com.
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.
Open House at ENC
The Environmental Nature Center, 1601 16th St., Newport Beach, will have a free Summer Nature Camp Open House from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.encenter.org.
Tom Masri, author of the novel "Twins in Arms," will sign copies of his book from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Martha's Bookstore, 308 Marine Ave., Balboa Island. For more information, go to http://www.twinsinarms.com or call (949) 673-7185.
DJ Gareth Emery 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 $25. Sutra is at 1870 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa.
Paul van Dyk
DJ Paul van Dyk 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 $25. Sutra is at 1870 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa.
Memorial Day Services
The 59th annual Memorial Day Service IS at 11 a.m. at Harbor Lawn-Mt. Olive Memorial Park & Mortuary, 1625 Gisler Ave., Costa Mesa.
Meanwhile, a Memorial Day Service will happen at 11 a.m. at Pacific View Memorial Park, 3500 Pacific View Drive, Corona del Mar.
At 1 p.m.,
Armin Van Buuren