Little Patriots Take a Hike
The Environmental Nature Center of Newport Beach hosts a pre-Fourth of July hike for children ages 3 to 5, where they will go looking for things in nature colored red, white or blue. The hike is from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the ENC, 1601 16th St. Cost is $6 for non-members and $5 for members. Reservations, which are required, can be made by calling (949) 645-8489 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parkinson's Fitness Class
A free class, "Parkinson's In Balance," is at noon Tuesdays at the Central Orange Coast YMCA, 2300 University Drive, Newport Beach. Call (949) 642-9990, or go to http://www.parkinsonsinbalance.com, for more information.
The Commonwealth Lounge & Grill, 2406 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, will have a pre-Fourth of July celebration at 9 p.m.
'The Taming of the Shrew'
The American Coast Theater Co. presents its production of Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew," at Vanguard University's Lyceum Theater, 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. Performances will be given at 2 and 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and at 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets cost $15 to $20. To buy tickets, call (714) 619-6424 or visit http://www.AmericanCoastTheater.org.
TILL AUG. 11
Brett Rubbico Gallery, 361 Old Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, presents "New Works," an exhibit by artist Michael Gallagher. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment, as well. For more information, call (949) 515-5102.
TILL SEPT. 9
'Jack Goldstein X 10,000'
The Orange County Museum of Art presents its "Jack Goldstein X 10,000" show. OCMA, at 850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach, is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays. The museum is closed Mondays and Tuesdays. For more information, visit http://www.ocma.net.
Fourth of July Boat Parade
Bike Parade and Community Festival
The city of Newport Beach presents its second annual Newport Peninsula Bike Parade and Community Festival at 9 a.m. on Balboa Boulevard and the 38th Street Park.
Independence Day Family Celebration
The city of Newport Beach and Mariners Elementary School are co-hosting the 40th annual Independence Day Family Celebration at Mariners Park, 1300 Irvine Ave. The event kicks off with a bike parade at 10:30 a.m.
Fourth of July Brunch
Sol Cocina will have a special brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring $10 bottomless mimosas. SOL Cocina is at 251 E. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 675-9800 or visit http://www.solcocina.com.
on the Bay
The Commonwealth Lounge & Grill, 2406 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, will be open from noon to 8 p.m. for the Fourth of July. Fireworks can be seen from patio. For reservations, call at (714) 323-5636.
Fourth of July at Newport Dunes
Among a slate of Fourth of July-related activities, The Bangles will perform a concert at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort and Marina, followed by a star-spangled fireworks show at 9 p.m. Newport Dunes is at 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach. For more information, visit http://www.NewportDunes.com.
Food Truck Wars
Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort and Marina, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, will have food trucks and a beer garden, starting at 3 p.m. A food truck competition will take place at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.NewportDunes.com.
Free Corkage Thursdays