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Thursday’s Calendar


Resource Showcase


The O.C. Substance Abuse Prevention Network is hosting its 21st annual Showcase of Community Resources from

8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Costa Mesa Community Center. The cost is $7 in advance or $15 at the door and features more than 55 agencies serving youth and families in the county. For more information, call (714) 327-1062 or e-mail


Karen Casey

Author Karen Casey will sign books and speak from 4 to 7 p.m. at The Latest Thing : 12 Step Bookstore & Gift Shop, 1576 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa. Casey has written 22 books and her first book, “Beginning,” has sold more than 3 million copies. For more information, call (949) 574-8900.

Second Sun

Giant Club presents a live performance by Second Sun, who will celebrate the release of their latest album “The Lost Weekend.” Also performing are Dean Mason and Jordan Mintz. The show, which is at Sutra Bar, 1870 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa, starts at 9 p.m. and is 21 and older only. For more information, visit


Worship Service

Temple Bat Yahm in Newport Beach will hold a Sukkot Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. in the Morgan Chapel, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach, followed by an Oneg in the Sukkah. Guests are welcome. For more information, call (949) 644-1999.


Jon Kimura Parker


Pacific Symphony’s 2010-2011 classical season opens at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, featuring one of the most exquisite piano concertos of all — “Tchaikovsky’s First"— performed by internationally acclaimed pianist Jon Kimura Parker. The concert starts at 8 p.m. For tickets and more information, call (714) 755-5799 or visit


Lido Yacht Expo

The 32nd annual Lido Yacht Expo returns to Lido Marina, showcasing luxurious yachts and new 2011 models, including powerboats and sailboats from U.S. and international builders. Admission is $12 for adults; free for children 12 and younger accompanied by a paid adult. Free parking and continuous shuttle service to the show will be available weekdays at Newport Harbor Lutheran Church, 798 Dover Drive. For show hours and more, visit or call (949) 757-5959.


‘Young Frankenstein’

The new Mel Brooks musical “Young Frankenstein” comes to the Orange County Performing Arts Center, 600 Town Center Drive. Tickets to see Young Frankenstein start at $15 and are available at or by calling (714) 556-2787.


Shabbat Service

Temple Bat Yahm will hold a Sukkot Shabbat Service at 6 p.m. at 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach, followed by dinner in the Sukkah and an Oneg Shabbat. The Service will be led by Rabbi Mark S. Miller, Rabbi Gersh Zylberman and Cantor Jonathan Grant. Guests are invited. For information, call (949) 644-1999 or visit

Phil Shane

Phil Shane, “Orange County’s Lounge Legend,” plays at 10 p.m. at La Cave, 1695 Irvine Ave., Costa Mesa. The show is free and 21 and older only. For more information, call (949) 646-7944.


Jazz Series

The opening two nights of the Orange County Performing Arts Center’s 2010-2011 Jazz Series will feature Sara Gazarek and Sachal Vasandani, two of today’s brightest young jazz artists. Tickets are $49 and are available online at or at the Center’s Box Office, 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa. For more information, call (714) 556-2787.


SAT/ACT Practice Test

The Newport Beach Public Library, in collaboration with Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions, hosts a free SAT/ACT practice test at 10 a.m. in the Central Library Friends Meeting Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach. The free practice test includes questions from all subjects tested on the SAT and ACT and will last around four hours. Students can register for the free exam at For more information, call (949) 717-3808.

Artists’ Reception

EYETORRENT opens an exhibition featuring the work Daisuke Okamoto and Geoffrey Doolittle. The showcase is at 8 p.m. at the gallery, 1630 Superior Ave, Costa Mesa. For more information, visit