The OC Substance Abuse Prevention Network holds its annual Showcase of Community Agencies at the Costa Mesa Community Center, 1845 Park Ave. The event is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and costs $15.
Rotary Clubs of Newport Beach and Okazaki-South, Japan, will dedicate a park bench in the southwest corner of Irvine Terrace Park, near Coast Highway at Seadrift and Evita drives, Newport Beach. The bench will be dedicated at 10:30 a.m. in honor of past Okazaki-South President Masao Kato, who died in May, for his efforts in fostering sister city ties between Okazaki and Newport.
OCC Transfer Day
Orange Coast College Transfer Day is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the campus quad, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. Representatives from as many as 66 colleges and universities will be on hand at the free event, which will be open to the public.
Newport Beach Arts Commission is organizing a daylong trip to the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena. The chartered bus leaves at 9:30 a.m. from the parking lot at the Newport Beach Central Library branch, 1000 Avocado Ave., and returns around 4 p.m. Tickets cost $75 and include bus ride, lunch and private tour of the Norton Simon. It is necessary to pre-register for this event under "Museum Tours" at http://www.newportbeachca.gov/
The March of Dimes Signature Chef Auction benefit is from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, 900 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. Individual tickets cost $250. For tickets and information, visit http://www.marchofdimes.com/ca., or call (949) 263-1100.
Police Chief Tom Gazsi will be on hand to meet community members at a meeting of the Costa Mesa Republican Assembly. The event is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Dakota Room of the Costa Mesa Neighborhood Community Center, 1845 Park Ave. Tickets cost $5 but admission for first-time visitors is free.
Kurt Vile and the Violators perform at 9 p.m. at the Detroit Bar, 843 W. 19th St., in Costa Mesa. Tickets for the 21-and-older show are $15. For more information, go to http://www.detroitbar.com.
THURSDAY TILL SUNDAY
The 33rd annual Lido Yacht Expo opens at Lido Marina Village, 3400 Via Oporto, Newport Beach. Admission for the event is $12 for adults. Children ages 12 and younger get in for free. For event hours and more information, call (949) 757-5959, or go to lidoyachtexpo.com.
The "Lady Alice," a vintage P-51 Mustang, will be on display at the Lyon Air Museum, 19300 Ike Jones Road, Santa Ana, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call (714) 210-4585, or go to http://www.lyonairmuseum.org.
Canstruction Orange County
Check out the 15 structures made out of canned foods that will be displayed throughout South Coast Plaza during Festival of Children, all of which will later be donated to the Orange County Food Bank.
FRIDAY TILL SUNDAY
Nightly Semana Flamenka concerts are at the Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine. For performance times and tickets, call (949) 854-4646 ext.1, or visit http://www.thebarclay.org.
Project Camelot Conference
Awake and Aware 2011 Conference, presented by Project Camelot, is at the Hilton Irvine, 18000 MacArthur Blvd, Irvine. To register and get more information, visit http://www.awakeandaware2011.com.
The Hello Kitty mascot will make an appearance at noon at South Coast Plaza, in front of the Canstruction sculpture in her honor. The event is part of the Festival of Children. For more information, visit http://www.festivalofchildren.org.
Fun Zone's 75th
The Balboa Fun Zone marks its 75th anniversary by rolling back tickets for rides to 1936 prices. Between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., people can ride the soon-to-be dismantled carousel for a nickel, the Ferris wheel for a dime, Harbor Cruise rides for 25 cents, as well as visit the ExplorOcean/Newport Harbor Nautical Museum for 5 cents. The Fun Zone is at 600 E. Bay Ave. on the Balboa Peninsula.
The third annual Sunset Celebration benefiting the Newport Bay Conservancy will feature food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. It will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center, 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach. Tickets start at $21 for people 21 and older. Pre-payment must be made. For information, call (714) 330-3589, or go to http://www.NewportBay.org.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY