Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach holds Friday night Shabbat Services "under the lights" at 6 p.m. in the Warsaw Family Amphitheater. 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, call (949) 644-1999 or visit http://www.tby.org.
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 http://www.theislandhotel.com.
Deejay performances and dancing begins at 10 p.m. at La Cave, 1695 Irvine, Ave., Costa Mesa. The free event is 21 and older only. For more information, visit http://www.lacaverestaurant.com.
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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.
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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.
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 & 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 older, 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 or visit http://www.lemondropclub.com.
Rabbi Mark S. Miller will lead the weekly Torah Study from 9 to 10:30 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.
Fashion And Food Party
Live music, activities and a Kogi BBQ food truck will be set up from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Saks 5th Avenue, South Coast Plaza, 333 Bristol St. in Costa Mesa. For more information, call (714) 540-3233.
Corona del Mar Republican Assembly
CdMRA's monthly meeting is from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Wendy Leece, Mayor Pro Tem of Costa Mesa, will discuss local politics and Republican candidates. Cost is $20. For more information, call Sandy at (949) 378-8944.