Wednesday's Calendar


Charity Concert

A concert by Griffith Clawson, a 14-year-old Newport Coast resident, will begin at 5 p.m. at the Port Restaurant and Bar, 440 Heliotrope Ave, Corona del Mar. The concert is to benefit Orangewood Children's Foundation. Tickets will be sold at the door for $20.

Sailing Club

The Oasis Sailing Club meets at 1:30 p.m. at the Newport Beach Central Library. New members are welcome. For more information, visit

Computer Friends of Oasis

The Oasis Senior Center's Computer Friends, a club that 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.

Artist Workshops

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.

Chamber Lunch

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

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


'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


'Chinatown' Exhibit

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.


Back-to-School Drive

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.


Artist Reception

An opening night reception for the artwork of Danny Galieote will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the SCAPE Gallery, 2859 E. Coast Hwy, Corona del Mar. Galieote is an up-and-coming local artist whose work depicts beach scenes and coastal landscapes.

Fashionable Fundraiser

Bloomingdale's at Fashion Island hosts its annual Fashionable Fundraiser to benefit the American Foundation for AIDS research. Enjoy music, fashion and activities all day throughout the store. For more information, call (949) 729-6600.


The Rounders

The Rounders, a combination of '70s, '80s and dance music, perform at 9 p.m. in the Celtic Bar at Muldoon's Irish Pub, 202 Newport Center Dr. For more information, call (949) 640-4110.

Shabbat Under the Stars

Temple Bat Yahm will conclude its summer Friday night Shabbat Services at 6 p.m. outdoors in the Warsaw Family Amphitheater, 1011 Camelback Street, Newport Beach. The service will be followed by an Oneg Shabbat and Middle Eastern Shabbat Dinner at 7 p.m. Guests are invited. For more information, call (949) 644-1999 or visit

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