Friday's Calendar


Art Opening Reception

A reception for "Summer Days," showcasing the works of seven artists, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lawler Art Gallery, 2705 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach. Wine and cheese will be served. For more information, call (949) 922-7632.

Lucky 7 Mambo

Luck 7 Mambo, a fusion of Cuban song, African-American jazz and Puerto Rican soul, plays at 8 p.m. at the Orange County Great Park, Irvine. Dance instructors will give a lesson at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit

Friday Night Happy Hour

The Palapa Bar at The Island Hotel hosts Friday Night Happy Hour from 5 to 7 p.m. All beverages are half-priced. For more information, visit


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


'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


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 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


Garage Sale and Pancakes

The Newport Alano Club hosts a garage sale and pancake breakfast fundraiser from 7 to 10 a.m. at 414 32nd St., Newport Beach. The cost is $5 for all-you-can-eat pancakes. For more information, call (949) 375-0187 or (949) 472-6475.

Meet the Mayor

Newport Beach Mayor Keith Curry will be available from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Ana Heights Fire Station, 20401 Acacia Ave., Newport Beach, to talk with residents in an informal setting. For more information, visit

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, "America's Favorite Little Big Band," plays at 8 p.m. at the Orange County Great Park, Irvine. For more information, visit

Magazine Release Party

FIND Art Magazine hosts a release party for it's fourth issue "Dreams Don't Die" from 4 p.m. to midnight at 1640 Superior Ave., Costa Mesa. The night will feature the artists from the issue, live music and refreshments. Cost is $10, or $5 with canned food. Proceeds benefit the O.C. Food Bank. For more information, visit




South Coast Repertory's Summer Players present Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Cinderella" at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., at 655 Town Center Dr, Costa Mesa. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased by calling (714) 708-5555 or at


ZZ Top

ZZ Top performs at the Los Angeles Times Summer Concert Series at the Pacific Amphitheatre at the O.C. Fair. Tickets start at $39.50 and includes fair admission. For more information, visit

Lecture On Peace

And Religion

Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach, hosts Dr. Reuven Firestone, professor of medieval Judaism and Islam at Hebrew Union College, at 3 p.m. for a lecture titled "Jihad and the Jews: Is Peace Really Possible?" Admission is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call (949) 644-1999.

Book Signing

Author Clark Cunningham, "The Spyglass Cup," will at Martha's Bookstore from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 308 1/2 Marine Ave., Balboa Island. For more information visit

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