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FRIDAY

Five Alarm Cooking

Tom Lloy, John Testa and Friends from the Newport Beach Fire Department will entertain customers with their cooking skills at 1 p.m. in the Demo Kitchen at Bloomingdales in Fashion Island.  They will give us the inside scoop on nutrition, cooking on the run and their favorite recipes.  

Jim Scott Sr. Memorial Service

A memorial service for Jim Scott Sr. starts at 4:30 p.m. in the Estancia High School Gym, 2323 Placentia Ave., Costa Mesa. For more information, call (714) 424-5000.

Pageant of the Masters at Rogers Garden

Stroll through Rogers Garden, 2301 San Joaquin Hills Road, Corona del Mar, and see sets and living "statues" from the Pageant of the Masters at 5:30 p.m. Among the evening's festivities are an auction of Christmas tree toppers. Admission is $20. For more information or to reserve a spot, call (949) 721-2000, ext. 479 or email BillB@rogersgardens.com.

Shabbat Singles' Pot Luck Dinner

Temple Isaiah, 2401 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach, hosts a singles' pot luck dinner to celebrate Shabbat. The event is at 6 p.m. and participants are asked to bring either a vegetarian or dairy dish. For more information, call (949) 631-2703.

TILL SATURDAY

(A Tribute To) Paul McCartney and The American Hero

The Pacific Symphony honors Paul McCartney and Veterans Day with its (A Tribute To) Paul McCartney and The American Hero concert. Part 1 of the show features popular songs from World War II, sung by Sue Raney. Part two is a symphonic tribute to McCartney's iconic songs, led by Tony Kishman and his band and conductor Richard Kaufman. Tickets start at $25 and the shows are at 8 p.m. at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. For more information, visit http://www.pacificsymphony.org.

TILL SUNDAY

Chita Rivera

Two-time Tony Award-winner Chita Rivera performs some of Broadway's most historic tunes at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Samueli Theater. Tickets for the show start at $72. For showtimes and more information, visit http://www.scfta.org.

SATURDAY

Holiday Boutique

The Lil' Lighthouse Pre-School presents its sixth annual holiday boutique from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Lighthouse Coastal Community Church, 301 Magnolia St. in Costa Mesa. Proceeds will be used to buy playground and classroom equipment, and to support the school's scholarship fund, which benefits local families in need. The boutique will feature specialty vendors offering a variety of unique gift items, refreshments, and door prizes. For more information, call (949) 836-3965.

Lemon Drop Dance 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 Ballroom, 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.

Album Release Party

The Brett Rubbico Gallery, 361 Old Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, hosts an album release party for Dan Ballard's new record "My Dead Air." The event will also be the opening reception for new paintings by Brett Rubbico titled "360° of BLACK," which will be on display through Dec. 31. Saturday's event is from 7 to 11 p.m. For more information, visit www.brettrubbicogallery.com.

Musical Theatre Workshop

Orange Coast College theater arts instructor Beth Hansen directs a musical theater workshop featuring the works of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. The show is at 8 p.m. at the college's Robert B. Moore Theatre. Tickets cost $10. For more information, visit http://www.occtickets.com or call (714) 432-5880.

Open House

Interior Designers Institute, 1061 Camelback St., Newport Beach, hosts an open house from 10 a.m. to noon. The event features student exhibition galleries, graduate project displays and more. For more information, call (949) 675-4451 or visit http://www.idi.edu.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

'10 or Less Festival' at OCC

Orange Coast College's Student Repertory Theatre will stage short plays directed by students. Shows will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. A 2:30 p.m. show will be performed Sunday. The shows are in the Drama Lab Studio Theatre at OCC, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. For more information, call (714) 432-5880 or go to http://www.occtickets.com.

SATURDAY TILL DEC. 16

'Things That Keep Me Up at Night'

Orange Coast College's Doyle Arts Pavilion hosts an exhibit featuring memorable images from 20 artists. Admission to the "Things That Keep Me Up at Night" exhibit is free. An opening reception is from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (714) 432-5102 or visit http://www.occartspavilion.com.

SUNDAY

Hope Gala

Boys Hope Girls Hope of Southern California celebrates its 14th annual Evening of HOPE starting at 4 p.m. with cocktails. The evening includes a dinner reception and a performance from the Blue Man Group at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (949) 515-8833 or visit http://www.bhghsocal.org.

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