Herve Leger Boutique
Join chief creative director Lubov Azria and Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson for champagne and hors d'oeuvres from 6 to 8 p.m. at the grand opening celebration of the new Herve Leger boutique at South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa. Fifteen percent of proceeds will benefit the Orangewood Children's Foundation. For more information, call (714) 549-5932.
Open Mic At Muldoon's
Kerry Chester's Singer-Songwriter Showcase, an open mic event, is from 8 to 11 p.m. at Muldoon's Irish Pub, 202 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. All musicians are welcome and the event is free. For more information, call (949) 640-4110.
The Legendary Pink Dots
The Legendary Pink Dots stop by the Detroit Bar, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa, on their 30th anniversary tour. Tickets are $18 and the show is 21 and older only. For more information, visit http://www.detroitbar.com.
Town Center Park plays host to Orange County High School of the Arts for the arrival of Santa and the lighting of the 96-foot tree at 6 p.m. Town Center Park is adjacent to The Westin South Coast Plaza, 686 Anton Blvd., Costa Mesa. Santa will be ready for family photos the next day at South Coast Plaza. For more information, call (714) 435-2000.
'Beauty and the Beast'
NETworks presents Disney's classic "Beauty and the Beast" at the Orange County Performing Arts Center's Segerstrom Hall. Tickets start at $20 for the musical love story. For showtimes and more information, visit http://www.ocpac.org.
'Sideways Stories From
"Sideways Stories from Wayside School," adapted by John Olive from Louis Sachar's popular Wayside School book series, comes to South Coast Repertory. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.scr.org, by phone at (714) 708-5555 or by visiting the box office at
655 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa. Ticket prices range from
$18 to $30.
South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, presents Gina Gionfriddo's comedy "Becky Shaw" at the Segerstrom Stage. For showtimes and ticket information, visit http://www.scr.org.
A free forum and networking event, "Banking and Access to Capital in 2011," begins at 1 p.m. at 8105 Irvine Center Drive, Suite 1250, Irvine. A panel will discuss the bank's view of nonprofit organizations, nonprofit specific lending programs and alternative funding sources. For more information, call (714) 795-5467 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
League Of Woman Voters
California State University Long Beach Professor Kevin Wallsten will address the likely outcomes from the choices voters made at the polls at the next Lunch With the League at noon at CoCo's Fashion Island, 151 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 400-2183.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
Jazz upright double bass virtuoso Renaud Garcia-Fons performs at the Orange County Performing Arts Center's Samueli Theater. Tickets are $49. For showtimes and more information, visit http://www.ocpac.org.
A tree-lighting celebration begins at 6 p.m. in the Neiman Marcus-Bloomingdale's Courtyard at Fashion Island, 401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. The free event will include musical performances by students from Orange County's own Musical Theatre University, the arrival of Santa Claus, carolers, jugglers and magicians.
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 up, will have its next singles party from 7 to midnight at the Wyndham Hotel, 3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa. A free Italian buffet will be served from 8 to 9:30 p.m. and a free dance lesson will be offered from 7 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 and parking is free. No membership is required. For more information, call (949) 378-6600 or visit http://www.lemondropclub.com.
Choral Vocal Showcase
Orange Coast College's Chamber Singers and Chorale present a fall choral vocal showcase at 8 p.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theatre, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. Eliza Rubenstein, OCC choral director, will lead the singers in Bela Bartok's colorful "Slovak Folk Songs," Lili Boulanger's powerful "Hymn to the Sun" and Gaetano Donizetti's beautiful "Ave Maria." Tickets are $10. For more information, call (714) 432-5880.
Rriiccee, featuring actor and musician Vincent Gallo, performs at the Detroit Bar, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa. Tickets are $15 and the show is 21 and older only. For more information, visit http://www.detroitbar.com.
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