Orange Coast College hosts the Banff Radical Reels Film Tour at 7 p.m. at 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. Tickets for Radical Reels, a series of short films on action-adventure sports, are available at the OCC Bursar's Office and local REI stores. All proceeds benefit the OCC Friends of the Library. For film line-up and more information, call (714) 432-5880.
Weight Loss Seminar
The Weight Loss Empowerment seminar begins at 6 p.m. at the Costa Mesa Community Center, 1845 Park Ave. The seminar is led by Kevin Graham, author of "50 Ways to Lose Your Luggage" and will be the first in a weekly Wednesday night series. Attendees can reserve their seat by emailing email@example.com and find more information at ww.weightlossempowerment.com/costamesa.
The Vanguard University Department of Theatre Arts presents a musical rendition of Lewis Caroll'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.
TILL OCT. 17
'In The Next Room (Or The Vibrator Play)'
Sarah Ruhl's Broadway hit "In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play)" comes to South Coast Repertory. For showtimes and more information, visit http://www.scr.org.
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.
TILL NOV. 21
J.M. Barrie's classic tale "Peter Pan' flies into the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa, offering viewers a unique 360-degree experience. Tickets start at $40. For showtimes and more information, visit http://www.ocpac.org.
Giant Club presents DJ Chris Garcia at the Sutra Bar, 1870 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa. The 21-and-older show starts at 9 p.m. Deone and Jamie Schwabl also perform. For more information, visit http://www.sutraoc.com.
Emerson String Quartet
The renowned Emerson String Quartet returns to the Orange County Performing Arts Center's Samueli Theater, 800 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. The performance starts at 8 p.m. A preview talk by musicologist and author Herbert Glass will precede the performance at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $60 and can be purchased by calling (714) 556-2787 or at http://www.opac.org.
A singles' pot luck dinner to celebrate Shabbat will be held at
6 p.m. at Temple Isaiah, 2401 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach. Participants are asked to bring either a vegetarian or dairy dish. Shabbat services, with the congregation celebrating Simchat Torah, will follow at 8 p.m. For more information, call (949) 583-1905 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FRIDAY TILL SUNDAY
Venomous Villains Exhibit
MAC Cosmetics unveils its MAC Venomous Villains Collection for the first time in North America, exclusively at South Coast Plaza's Jewel Court. The collaboration with Disney features looks inspired by four of Disney's most glamorous villains: Cruella de Vil, Evil Queen, Maleficent and Dr. Facilier. Guests will experience complimentary makeup applications, costume styling, photo souvenirs and more. For more information, visit http://www.southcoastplaza.com.
The Newport Beach Public Library, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach, presents a performance by the Pacific Symphony's string section. The fast-paced, interactive concert is geared for children ages 5 to 9. For more information, visit http://www.newport-beach.ca.us.
Albert Lee And Greg Topper
Guitar Legend Albert Lee will perform with local musician Greg Topper from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Pierce Street Annex Night Club, 330 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa. For more information on the free event, call (949) 646-8500.