The 10th annual Irvine Global Village Festival is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Bill Barber Park, 4 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine. There will be free admission, parking and shuttles. Food tickets may be purchased at the festival. For more information, go to http://www.cityofirvine.org/globalvillage/.
With My Own Two Hands, a local nonprofit, will hold a "Paddle It Forward" paddleout for charity at 10 a.m. at 3300 Via Lido, Newport Beach. Paddlers will collect trash from the water while completing a yoga class on their boards. With My Own Two Hands will use the proceeds to donate beds, mattresses, desks and supplies for school children to the Nissi Orphanage in Kenya. For more information, go to http://www.wepay.com/tickets/
Performers from Southland Opera will present an interactive program, "Adventures in Song and Story," to encourage children to enjoy operas, musicals and other forms of music. The show will feature Hansel and Gretel and the Three Little Maids, among other characters. The event is at 11 a.m. in the Friends Meeting Room, Central Library branch, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach. Adults must accompany children. For information, call (949) 717-3860 or go to http://www.newportbeachlibrary.org.
Lynda Zussman will sign copies of her book, "THROW ME THE ROPE: A Memoir of Loving Lauren," a memoir of her late daughter, at Martha's Book Store, 308½ Marine Ave., Balboa Island. The event is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The National Acrobats of China perform at 8 p.m. in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. The event is part of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' 25th anniversary weekend celebration. For tickets and more information, visit http://www.scfta.org.
Soul and Funk
DJ Josh One performs at 9:30 p.m. at the Commonwealth Lounge & Grill, 2406 Newport Blvd. For more information, visit http://www.commonwealthlounge.com.
Lemon Drop Club
Newport Beach-based Lemon Drop Club, which hosts singles parties in Orange County geared for adults around the age of 40 and older, will have its next singles party from 7 to midnight at the Newport Beach Elks Lodge, 3456 Via Oporto, Newport Beach. 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.
Different Drum performs a free show from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on the patio at Muldoon's, 202 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. Call (949) 640-4110 for more information.
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'We Built This City'
Children and their families participate in Polyglot Theatre's "We Built This City," where an entire city will be created from thousands of cardboard boxes at Arts Plaza. The event is part of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' 25th anniversary weekend celebration, and will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit http://www.scfta.org.
A free, traveling performance of "Antigone" by Sophocles takes place at various points on the UC Irvine campus — Little Theatre, Aldrich Hall, Rowland Hall, the Physical Sciences building and the Langson Library. The performances are at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
SATURDAY TILL MONDAY
MAC Venomous Villains makeup exhibit is in South Coast Plaza's Jewel Court, 3333 S. Bristol St., Costa Mesa.
Children's Book Fest
The eighth annual Orange County Children's Book Festival is at Orange Coast College, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. The event is from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and includes a wild animal arena and train rides. For more information, go to http://www.kidsbookfestival.com.
Redemption Church, a new Costa Mesa community church, will begin Sunday worship services at 10 a.m. at Back Bay High School, 390 Monte Vista Ave., Costa Mesa. For more information, go to http://www.redemptionchurch.org.
Castles in Sand
The 50th annual Sandcastle Contest, presented and hosted by the Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, is from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Big Corona State Beach, Corona del Mar. For more information, visit http://www.newportbeach.com.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times