Chesterfield Blues plays from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Celtic bar at Muldoon's Irish Pub, 202 Newport Center Dr. The blues/rock event is free. For more information, call (949) 640-4110.
Friday Night Happy Hour
The Palapa Bar at The Island Hotel hosts Friday Night Happy Hour from 5 to 7 p.m. All beverages are half priced. For more information, visit http://www.theislandhotel.com.
TODAY TILL SUNDAY
Taste of Newport
Taste of Newport, a Southern California food festival that combines live entertainment and fine dining, will take place at Fashion Island. The weekend lineup includes the Gin Blossoms, Foreigner, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo. One-day tickets can be purchased online for $22 and $25 at the event. For information, visit http://www.tasteofnewport.com.
FRIDAY TILL OCT. 3
The Vanguard University Department of Theatre Arts presents a musical rendition of Lewis Carroll's classic storybook characters from "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass." All shows are presented at the Lyceum Theater, located on the Vanguard University campus off Newport Boulevard. Tickets start at $14 and can be purchased by calling Vanguard University Theatre Department box office at (714) 668-6145.
New Art For A New Century
Orange County Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach, showcases its collection of contemporary works in "New Art for a New Century: Contemporary Acquisitions, 2000-2010." The exhibit highlights 90 major paintings, sculptures, videos and more. For more information, visit http://www.ocma.net.
15 Minutes Of Fame
Orange County Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach, showcases rarely seen photographs from its collection during the "15 Minutes of Fame: Portraits from Ansel Adams to Andy Warhol" exhibit. For more information, visit http://www.ocma.net.
TILL SEPT. 25
The new Mel Brooks musical "Young Frankenstein" comes to the Orange County Performing Arts Center, 600 Town Center Drive. Tickets to see "Young Frankenstein" start at $15 and are available at http://www.ocpac.org or by calling (714) 556-2787.
TILL OCT. 20
"Photo-Environment," an exhibit of 100 photos from 17 photographers, will be on display at the Orange Coast College's Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. For gallery times and more information, visit http://www.occartspavilion.blogspot.com.
SATURDAY SEPT. 18
The Costa Mesa Historical Society presents Early California Days: At the Diego Sepulveda Adobe, from 11 a.m. to 3p.m at 1900 Adams Ave., Costa Mesa.
Steel City Jim & The Nightshift Band
Steel City Jim & the Nightshift Band perform in the Celtic Bar at Muldoon's Irish Pub from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The classic rock music event is free. For more information, call (949) 640-4110.
Orange County-based band Echo Echo will have its CD release show at the Detroit Bar, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa. Relative Strangers, Semi Sweet and Fission also perform. The 21-and-older show starts at 9 p.m. and is $5 at the door. For more information, visit http://www.detroitbar.com.
Lemon Drop Dance Club
Lemon Drop Club, which hosts singles parties in Orange County geared for adults around the age of 40 and up, will have its next singles party from 7 to midnight at the Hanford Hotel, 3131 Bristol St., Costa Mesa. A free Italian buffet will be served from 8 to 9:30 p.m. and a free dance lesson will be offered from 7 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 and parking is free. No membership is required. For more information, call (949) 378-6600 or visit http://www.lemondropclub.com.
SUNDAY SEPT. 18
Jonas Brothers stops by the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 8808 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, as part of its national tour. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show are $28.45 to $114.30, and are available through Live Nation. For more information, visit http://www.jonasbrothers.com.
Anita and the Yanks perform in a free concert on the courtyard from 2pm to 4 pm at Muldoon's Irish Pub, 202 Newport Center Dr. The event is free. For more information, call (949) 640-4110.
MONDAY SEPT. 20
Punk rock band Nations Afire, featuring members from Rise Against, Ignite and Death By Stereo, performs Mondays in September at the Detroit Bar, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa. The shows are free and are 21 and older only. For more information, visit http://www.detroitbar.com.