Giant Club presents DJ Dan, who will perform a set at Sutra Bar, 1870 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa. Morgan Page also performs. The show is from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. and 21 and older only. For more information, visit http://www.sutraoc.com.
Free Medical Lecture
Dr. Miguel Nicolelis of Duke University will speak on "Beyond Boundaries: The New Neuroscience of Connecting the Brain with Machines — and How It Will Change Our Lives" as part of the Ralph Gerard Lectureship Series, sponsored by UC Irvine's School of Biological Sciences. The event is at 7 p.m. at the Arnold & Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences & Engineering, 100 Academy Way, Irvine. For more information, call (949) 824-2500 or visit http://www.bio.uci.edu.
The South Coast Repertory presents "Misalliance," by George Bernard Shaw and directed by Martin Benson. For tickets and showtimes, visit http://www.scr.org.
TILL OCT. 17
'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 http://www.scr.org.
TILL OCT. 20
"Photo-Environment," an exhibit of 100 photos from 17 photographers, will be on display at the Orange Coast College's Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. For gallery times and more information, visit http://www.occartspavilion.blogspot.com.
TILL NOV. 21
J.M. Barrie's classic tale "Peter Pan" flies into the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa, offering viewers a unique 360-degree experience. Tickets start at $40. For showtimes and more information, visit http://www.ocpac.org.
The All-American Boys Chorus, a local non-profit organization, invites boys ages 8 to 10 and their parents to an open rehearsal from noon to 1:30 p.m. to learn about the many benefits of the AABC's renowned vocal music and leadership training program. The rehearsal is at AABC headquarters at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. Access the fairgrounds via Gate 8 on Arlington Street and proceed to the Ranch Building. For more information, contact (714) 708-1670 or visit http://www.taabc.org.
Share Our Selves hosts its 20th annual Celebrity Chef Dinner from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Hilton Orange County, 3050 Bristol St., Costa Mesa. The dinner will feature 15 local chefs who are committed to providing for the poor in Orange County.. The evening features a silent auction and a live auction, with proceeds to benefit the SOS Orange Aid Project, which collects retrievable food from restaurants, grocery stores, bakeries and caterers to distribute to low-income Orange County residents. For tickets and more information, call (949) 270-2134 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tandem Cooking Class
Food columnist and author Cathy Thomas joins chef Amar Santana for The OC Culinary Litterati cooking class at Charlie Palmer at Bloomingdale's in South Coast Plaza. The event starts at 11 a.m. and includes a three-course lunch with wine for $75, plus tax and gratuity. For more information, call ( 714)-352-2525
Canadian bands The Besnard Lakes and Land of Talk stop by the Detroit Bar, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa, during its tour. The 21-and-older show starts at 9 p.m. and is $12 at the door. For more information, visit http://www.detroitbar.com.
Lemondrop 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 the Costa Mesa Marriott, 500 Anton Blvd., Costa Mesa. 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 $20 and parking is free. No membership is required. For more information, call (949) 378-6600 or visit http://www.lemondropclub.com.
Making Strides 5K
The Orange County Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K takes off at the Orange County Performing Arts Center, 600 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa. For more information, call (877) 740-9255.
The St. Mary Armenian Church hosts an Armenian Festival and Food Fair from noon to 7p.m. at 148 E. 22nd St., Costa Mesa. The event features food vendors, live music, dancing, shopping and games for children. For more information, call (949) 650-8367 or visit http://www.stmaryarmenianchurch.com.