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.
Bloody Mary Sunday Brunch
South Coast Plaza's Charlie Palmer at Bloomingdale's offers Bloody Mary Brunch every Sunday. For $35, guests receive an appetizer, entrée and unlimited Bloody Marys. For more information, call (714) 352-2525.
Palm Terrace Pool Party And Barbecue
The Island Hotel hosts the Palm Terrace Pool Party and Barbecue from 5 to 9 p.m. Sundays, featuring fun for the whole family. Tickets are $34 for adults and $12 for children. For more information, visit http://www.theislandhotel.com.
OCMA Second Sundays
The Orange County Museum of Art and Target present Second Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach. Admission to the event is free and includes hands-on activities for children and parents. For more information, visit http://www.ocma.net.
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.
TILL AUG. 29
'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.
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. For more information, call (949) 717-3870.
TILL SEPT. 1
The Newport-Mesa Unified School District is collecting backpacks, paper, crayons and other school supplies to be donated to at-risk children. Supplies can be dropped off at Edward Jones investment firm, 1525 Mesa Verde Drive E, Costa Mesa. For more information, call (714) 557-1764.
TILL SEPT. 8
Back to School
Preschool Registration for 2010-11 is now open for ages 2 through Pre-K at Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach. The school is National Assn. for the Education of Young Children-accredited and all two-, three- and five-day programs are open to the public. For more information, call (949) 644-6563 or visit http://www.tby.org.
U.K.-based deejay Ginz headlines Dubtroit at the Detroit Bar, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa. Steady, Tony K and Tealong also perform. The show is from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. and 21 and older only. Guests can enter free with a reservation at http://www.smogla.com.
Indie Rock Tuesday
Indie rock bands Melanoid, Bella Sera and Relative Strangers perform at La Cave, 1695 Irvine, Ave., Costa Mesa. The free show starts at 10 p.m. and is 21 and older only. For more information, visit http://www.lacaverestaurant.com.
Dena Derose Trio
Sunset Jazz concludes with the Dena Derose Trio, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Newport Marriot Hotel and Spa in the Rose Garden. For tickets and more information, call (949) 759-5003.
Fried Chicken Night
The Crow Bar and Kitchen, 2325 Pacific Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, is hosting Fried Chicken Night on Mondays. The restaurant is offering half a chicken from Shelton's Farm, with choice of side orders for $16. For more information, visit http://www.thecrowbarcdm.com.