Chef Cathy Thomas
What's Cooking at the Library continues with chef Cathy Thomas, author of two books. Thomas will demonstrate how to make main-course salads using fresh fruits and vegetables. Reservations required; $20. The program is at 7 p.m. in the Newport Beach Central Library Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave. For information, call (949) 717-3800 or visit at http://www.newportbeachlibrary.org.
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Loro Piana at South Coast Plaza offers all its 2010 spring and summer merchandise at 30% off. For more information, call (714) 432-1301.
Napa Style at South Coast Plaza offers wine and beer tastings from 3 p.m. to closing every day. All tastings are half off. For more information, call (714) 825-0445.
Ben Bridge Jeweler at South Coast Plaza offers interest-free financing for a full year on all of its timepieces. For more information, call (714) 549-3545.
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Dirk Hagner Exhibit
The Turley Emett Studio, 417 30th St., Newport Beach, hosts an exhibition by Dirk Hagner, featuring the printmaker's recent works on paper. For more information, call (949) 723-1513.
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Artist Tyler Warren will showcase some of his paintings, drawings and surfboards at Surfing Heritage Museum at South Coast Plaza. The opening reception is from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (714) 800-1654.
TILL AUG. 29
The 44th season of Art-A-Fair, which features exhibits from local artists, is at 777 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach. An adult season pass is $7 for one of Southern California's most popular art festivals. For more information, visit http://www.art-a-fair.com or call (949) 494-4514.
Summer Art Show
Showcase Gallery at South Coast Plaza Village hosts the Summer Art Show, featuring regional artists' paintings, sculptures, photography, jewelry and glassworks. Admission is free. For more information, visit http://www.orangecountyfinearts.com.
TILL AUG. 31
The Newport Beach Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave., hosts an exhibit by photographer Ting-Ting Lee titled "Chinatown." Admission is free and the public is invited. An artist's reception is at 5:30 p.m. July 19 at the Friends Room. For more information, call (949) 717-3870.
TILL SEPT. 19
New Art For A New Century
Orange County Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach, showcases its collection of contemporary works in "New Art for a New Century: Contemporary Acquisitions, 2000-2010." The exhibit highlights 90 major paintings, sculptures, videos and more. For more information, visit http://www.ocma.net.
15 Minutes Of Fame
Orange County Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach, showcases rarely seen photographs from its collection during the "15 Minutes of Fame: Portraits from Ansel Adams to Andy Warhol" exhibit. For more information, visit http://www.ocma.net.
Jeff Dunham performs at 8 p.m. in the Pacific Amphitheatre at the O.C. Fair. Tickets start at $39.50 and include fair admission. For more information, visit http://www.ocfair.com.
Huston Person Quartet
The Sunset Jazz series continues with the Huston Person Quartet at the Newport beach Marriot Hotel & Spa in the Rose Garden for a summer night of jazz and oceanfront views. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the music begins at 6 p.m. Tickets begin at $10. Sunset Jazz in Newport is a weekly event that goes on every Wednesday until July 25. For more information, call (949) 759.5003 or go to http://www.westcoastjazzparty.com.
Bloomingdale's at Fashion Island hosts Lunch and Learn with Lisa at 1 p.m. in the Culinary Kitchen, 401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. For more information call (949) 729-6854.
O.C. Look Party
The third annual O.C. Look Party, benefiting the Dream Guide of Orange County, invites guest to enjoy a night of fashion, beauty and an exclusive preview of menu items from the Capital Grille. The event will be housed within a new 14,000-square-foot home in Pelican Crest. For tickets and more information, call (949) 553-0363.