Saturday's Calendar


Family Concert

The Newport Beach Public Library, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach, presents a 11 a.m. performance by members of the Pacific Symphony's string section. The fast-paced, interactive concert is geared for children ages 5 to 9. For more information, visit

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.

Lemon Drop Dance Club

Newport Beach-based Lemon Drop Club, which hosts singles parties in Orange County geared for adults around the age of 40 and up, will have its next singles party from 7 to midnight at Oliver Café, 1980 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 $10 and parking is free. No membership is required. For more information, call (949) 378-6600 or visit


Harvest Festival

The Piecemakers' annual Harvest Festival will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Piecemakers Country Store, 1720 Adams Ave., Costa Mesa. There will be more than 100 vendors with hand-made crafts, antiques and collectibles. There will also be live country music and food booths. For more information, call (714) 641-3112 or 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 Carroll'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.

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



The South Coast Repertory presents "Misalliance," by George Bernard Shaw and directed by Martin Benson. For tickets and showtimes, visit


'In The Next Room (Or The Vibrator Play)'

Sarah Ruhl's Broadway hit "In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play)" comes to South Coast Repertory. For showtimes and more information, visit


Mix + Mingle Fundraiser

The Mix + Mingle By The Sea fundraiser, hosted by Ensign Intermediate School in Newport Beach, will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 215 East 15th St., Newport Beach. Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased by going to or at the school's front office, 2000 Cliff Drive. Proceeds will go to support the Ensign Fund for the 2010-2011 school year.

Sand castle Contest

The 49th annual Newport Beach Sandcastle Contest, hosted by the Commodore's Club of the Chamber of Commerce, will be from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Corona del Mar State Beach. For more information, visit

Children's Book Festival

The 7th annual Orange County Children's Book Festival, featuring authors, illustrators and literacy exhibitors, will be from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Orange Coast College, 2701 Fairview Road. Admission and parking are free. Visit

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