Mixing It Up
The Costa Mesa and Huntington Beach Chambers of Commerce hold a joint mixer from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Seasons 52, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa. Members pay $10 and prospective members pay $20 to get in. For more information, call (714) 885-9090 or go to http://www.costamesachamber.com.
Meet the Researcher
The Roman Reed Foundation presents "An Evening with Dr.. Hans Keirstead," a celebration of the UC Irvine researcher's groundbreaking work into stem cell treatment for spinal chord injuries. The event is at the Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center at UCI. Dr. Keirstead will give a lecture at 7:15 p.m., following a VIP reception at 5:30 p.m. and a public reception at 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $150 for the VIP reception, the lecture and a tour of the laboratory, and $50 for the public reception, lecture and lab tour. Students pay $20. To register, go to http://www.eveningwithhanskeirstead.com.
Meet the Artist
The Pacific Art Foundation hosts its annual Meet the Artist event, featuring the works of eight female artists. A VIP cocktail reception at 6 p.m. will feature a presentation by Peter Frank, a consultant curator at the Riverside Art Museum who blogs about art for the
Under the Stars
Leslie Helliwell, the naturalist at the Environmental Nature Center, 1601 16th St., Newport Beach will lead a one-hour session in helping people identify the stars. Greek and Native American stories will also be told. The event, from 6 to 7 p.m., is free for ENC members and $5 for non-members. Call (949) 645-8489 to RSVP.
Greg Autry, a business professor at UC Irvine and author of "Death by China," will be the guest speaker at the October meeting of the Newport Harbor Republican Women. The event is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Pacific Club, 4110 MacArthur Blvd, Newport Beach. Admission costs $30. To reserve a seat, call (949) 720-1726.
The second annual "Monster Bash" fall concert, hosted by the Marine Avenue Business Improvement District, is from 5 to 7 p.m. in the 200 block of Marine Avenue on Balboa Island. The free event features live Swing music and a
Advance Screening of
The Exchange Club of Newport Harbor screens the new movie
Reaching Out to the Hungry
Le Pain Quotidien, a new café and bakery at Fashion Island, will hose a benefit to help fight childhood hunger from 5 to 8 p.m. at its location in the shopping center's Pacific Court. Tickets cost $40 and can be bought by calling Judy Walker at (949) 481-7792 or emailing her at email@example.com. All of the proceeds go to the local chapter of the nonprofit Share Our Strength.
The Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce hosts a networking event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Regatta Café at Via Lido Plaza, 3421 Via Lido, Newport Beach.
Ernest Marquez, author of "Noir Afloat: Tony Cornero and the Notorious Gambling Ships of Southern California," will give a talk about his book and sign copies in the Steele Model Pavilion at the Newport Harbor Nautical Museum, 600 E. Bay Ave. on the Balboa Peninsula. The event is at 7 p.m. Museum members get in free for the event, non-members pay $10 and students pay $5 with an I.D.
Indie rock band The Stepkids headline the Detroit Bar, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa. The 21-and-older show starts at 9 p.m. and tickets are $10. For more information, visit http://www.detroitbar.com.
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The Corona del Mar High School Theatre Arts Department presents its production of
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The internationally acclaimed "Riverdance" comes the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Segerstrom Hall. Ticket start at $20. For showtimes and more information, visit http://www.scfta.org.
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