Friday's Calendar


Emerson String Quartet

The renowned Emerson String Quartet returns to the Orange County Performing Arts Center's Samueli Theater, 800 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. The performance starts at 8 p.m. A preview talk by musicologist and author Herbert Glass will precede the performance at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $60 and can be purchased by calling (714) 556-2787 or at

Singles' Shabbat

A singles' pot luck dinner to celebrate Shabbat will be held at 6 p.m. at Temple Isaiah, 2401 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach. Participants are asked to bring either a vegetarian or dairy dish. Shabbat services, with the congregation celebrating Simchat Torah, will follow at 8 p.m.. For more information, call (949) 583-1905 or e-mail at


Venomous Villains Exhibit

MAC Cosmetics unveils its MAC Venomous Villains Collection for the first time in North America, exclusively at South Coast Plaza's Jewel Court. The collaboration with Disney features looks inspired by four of Disney's most glamorous villains: Cruella de Vil, Evil Queen, Maleficent and Dr. Facilier. Guests will experience complimentary makeup applications, costume styling, photo souvenirs and more. For more information, visit

Cook Book Demonstration & Event

Award-winning restaurateur Zov Karamardian of Zov's Bistro will hold a cooking demonstration at a book signing from 10 a.m. to noon at the Borders bookstore at South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bear St., Costa Mesa. For more information, visit


Project Bandaloop

Dancers will fly off the exterior walls of the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa as the unique dance company Project Bandaloop brings its outdoor show to town. The show is free and starts at 8:30 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring their blankets and beach chairs. For more information, visit



The Vanguard University Department of Theatre Arts presents a musical rendition of Lewis Caroll's classic storybook characters from "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass." All shows are presented at the Lyceum Theater, located on the Vanguard University campus off Newport Boulevard. Tickets start at $14 and can be purchased by calling Vanguard University Theatre Department box office at (714) 668-6145.


Albert Lee And Greg Topper

Guitar Legend Albert Lee will perform with local musician Greg Topper from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Pierce Street Annex Night Club, 330 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa. For more information on the free event, call (949) 646-8500.

School Of Seven Bells

Indie rock band School of Seven Bells headlines the Detroit Bar, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa. Tickets are $12 and the 21-and-older show starts at 9 p.m. DJ Rob Acosta also performs. For more information, visit

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