Poets of 'Pop Art'
Poets of "Pop Art, " featuring Robert Lanphar, Jessica Patapoff and Edward Obuszewskithe, perform at 8 p.m. at Alta Coffee, 506 31st St., Newport Beach. "Pop Art, " the newest release from Moon Tide Press, is an anthology of emerging Southern California poets. For more information, call (714) 564-6526.
Speak Up Newport
Speak Up Newport, a community group that meets monthly to discuss local issues, meets from 5 to 7 p.m. for a guided tour and program at the Environmental Nature Center, 1601 E. 16th St., Newport Beach. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (949) 224-2266 or visit http://www.speakupnewport.org.
Computer Friends of Oasis
The Oasis Senior Center's Computer Friends, a club which helps seniors learn computer basics, meets at 1 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Newport Beach Public Library, 1000 Avocado Ave. The fee is $2. For more information, call (949) 646-9169.
Pierside Gallery, 327 Marine Ave., Newport Beach, offers Artist Workshops for adults and young students on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The two-hour sessions are taught by Disney artist Margie Tabor Zuliani and are $45 each. For more information, call (949) 675-5225.
Free Tour Of OCPAC
The Orange County Performing Arts Center's docents will lead free public tours of the center's concert halls, including Segerstrom Hall, the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall and Samueli Theater. The behind-the-scenes tours are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. For more information, call (714) 556-2122, ext. 4246.
A group of Costa Mesa Chamber members meets from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Costa Mesa Country Club, 1701 Golf Course Drive, to exchange leads. Visitors are welcome. Cost is $17; no reservation is necessary. For more information, call (714) 885-9093 or visit costamesachamber.com.
Emotional Control Meeting
Recovery International, which provides tools and practice in changing thinking habits to gain personal control over distressing emotions like anxiety, depression and anger, holds weekly meetings at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Joachim Church Annex, 1943 Orange Ave., Classroom C, Costa Mesa. The meetings are free, but contributions are welcomed to offset costs. For more information, call (949) 548-9669 or visit recovery-inc.org.
Connect With Grandparents
Advocates For Grandparent Grandchild Connection, a nonprofit organization that addresses grandparent visitation issues, meets at 3 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Oasis Annex, across the street from the Oasis Community Senior Center, 800 Marguerite Ave., Corona del Mar. For more information, call (949) 640-0399 or visit http://www.grandparentchildconnect.org.
Fleming's Maine Lobster & Seafood Boil
Fleming's at Fashion Island offers a three-course dinner for two, featuring a traditional seafood boil with Maine lobster and assorted shellfish, a salad and peach cobbler for $99. Mention memorable meals when making reservations. For
more information, call (949) 720-9633.
'In The Heights"
The 2008 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, "In The Heights," comes to the Orange County Performing Arts Center's Segerstrom Hall. Tickets start at $20. For showtimes and more information, visit http://www.ocpac.org.
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'The Odd Couple
Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple" is at the Costa Mesa Playhouse, 661 Hamilton St., Costa Mesa. For showtimes and more information, visit http://www.costamesaplayhouse.org.
The 44th season of Art-A-Fair, which features exhibits from local artists, is at 777 Laguna Canyon Road, 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.
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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. For more information, call (949) 717-3870.
LeAnn Rimes performs at the Los Angeles Times Summer Concert Series at the Pacific Amphitheatre at the O.C. Fair. Tickets start at $19.50 and includes admission to the fair for the day. For more information, visit http://www.ocfair.com.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
"Weird Al" Yankovic performs at the Los Angeles Times Summer Concert Series at the Pacific Amphitheatre at the O.C. Fair. Tickets start at $12.50 and includes admission to the fair for the day. For more information, visit http://www.ocfair.com.