The Corona del Mar Residents Assn. Board of Directors monthly meeting is at 7:30 a.m. at the Newport Beach Country Club, 1600 E. Coast Hwy. City Atty. David Hunt is the guest speaker and he'll discuss amendments to the Charter. For more information, visit http://www.cdmra.org or call (949) 719-9390.
Free Corkage Thursdays
The Golden Truffle Restaurant, 1767 Newport Bld., Newport Beach, waives its corkage free for outside bottles of wine every Thursday night. Dinner is served from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. For more information, call (949) 645-9970.
Taco Mesa, 467 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa, offers $1.50 tamales every Thursday. For more information, call (949) 642-0629.
Industry Night Social
The Crow Bar and Kitchen, 2325 Pacific Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, hosts Industry Night Social from 10 p.m. until closing Thursdays. Specials during the night include $5 burgers, $8 flatbreads, $4.50 select draft beers and $5 on select wines by the glass. For more information, visit http://www.thecrowbarcdm.com.
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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.
Orange County's best up-and-coming musicians perform from 5 to 10 p.m. at South Coast Plaza Village. Benefiting local nonprofit Music For A Cure, the concert will feature Billy Kernkamp, Barrett Johnson, Melanoid, Justin Grennan and The Project. Guests are encouraged to bring beach chairs or other portable seating items. The show is 18 and older and tickets are $5.
Temple Bat Yahm in Newport Beach will hold Friday night Shabbat Services "under the lights" at 6 p.m. outdoors in the Warsaw Family Amphitheater, 1011 Camelback St. Rabbi Mark S. Miller, Rabbi Gersh Zylberman and Cantor Grant will conduct the Service which will be followed by an Oneg Shabbat and Italian Shabbat Dinner at 7 p.m. Guests are invited. For more information or to RSVP for dinner, please call (949) 644-1999 or visit http://www.tby.org.
FRIDAY TILL SUNDAY
The 21st Annual Gem Faire returns to Costa Mesa from noon to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and.10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at O.C. Fair & Event Center. General admission is $5, valid for the entire weekend. For tickets and more information, call (503) 252-8300 or visit http://www.gemfaire.com.
The 14th annual Bath'stille Day Dog Wash and Vendor Fair is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Costa Mesa Bark Park, 890 Arlington Ave. All dogs are $20. For more information, call (949) 733-4101 or visit http://www.cmbarkpark.org.
Charlie Palmer chef Amar Santana and Aureole pastry chef Megan Romano collaborate on desserts at Bloomingdale's Charlie Palmer, South Coast Plaza. The fee is $75, which includes a cooking class and three-course lunch with wine. For reservations, call (714) 352-2525.
A free eWaste recycling drop-off center will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club clubhouse parking lot, 2131 Tustin Ave., Costa Mesa. For items accepted, visit http://www.ewastelb.com or call (714) 745-2802.
Lemondrop 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 Oliver Café, 1800 Main St., Irvine. 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.
Rabbi Mark S. Miller will lead the weekly Torah Study from 9 to10:30 a.m., followed by the Saturday Minyan at 10:40 a.m. in the Morgan Chapel at Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 644-1999 or visit http://www.tby.org.