Wednesday's Calendar

TODAY

Connect With Grandparents

Advocates For Grandparent Grandchild Connection, a nonprofit organization that addresses grandparent visitation issues, meets at 3 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Oasis Annex, across the street from the OASIS Community Senior Center, 801 Narcissus Ave., Corona del Mar. For more information, call (949) 640-0399 or visit http://www.grandparentchildconnect.org.

Speak Up Newport

The Speak Up Newport's free monthly meeting is from 5:30 to

7 p.m. at the Newport Beach Yacht Club, 1099 Bayside Drive, Newport Beach. Police Chief Jay R. Johnson will be in attendance to talk with the public. For more information, visit http://www.speakupnewport.org.

Weight Loss Seminar

The Weight Loss Empowerment seminar begins at 6 p.m. at the Costa Mesa Community Center, 1845 Park Ave. The seminar is led by Kevin Graham, author of "50 Ways to Lose Your Luggage" and will be held Wednesday nights. Attendees can reserve their seat by emailing reservemyseat@weightloss

empowerment.com and find more information at http://www.weightlossempowerment.com/costamesa.

Computer Friends of OASIS

The OASIS Senior Center's Computer Friends, a club which helps seniors learn computer basics, meets at 1 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Oasis Senior Center, 801 Narcissus Avenue, Corona del Mar, Ca. 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 costamesachamber.com.

TILL SUNDAY

'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. 24

'South Pacific'

The Lincoln Center Theater's production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's "South Pacific" comes to the Orange County Performing Arts Center's Segerstrom Hall. Tickets for the award-winning musical start at $20. For more information, visit http://www.ocpac.org.

TILL OCT. 31

Oktoberfest Menu

The First Cabin Restaurant at The Balboa Bay Club & Resort presents its annual authentic Oktoberfest menu for lunch and dinner. Appetizers are also available in the Duke's Place Lounge in the late afternoon and evening. For more information, call (949) 630-4145.

Drink Pink For The Cause

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar at Fashion Island is offering 100% of the proceeds from the sale of its Stoli Bombshell cocktail to the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade. The drink, which is sugar free and 99 calories, is $6 from 5 to 7 p.m. nightly. For more information, visit http://www.flemingssteakhouse.com.

THURSDAY

Valient Thorr

Thrash metal band Valient Thorr stops by the Detroit Bar, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa, on its national tour. The 21-and-older show starts at 9 p.m. and tickets are $12. For more information, visit http://www.detroitbar.com.

THURSDAY TIL SATURDAY

Music Unwound

Pacific Symphony's first Music Unwound concert this season, "Pictures at an Exhibition," takes place at 8 p.m. in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall.

The program also includes Ravel's Piano Concerto, performed by acclaimed French pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, and Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf" — performed alongside the Academy-Award winning film by the same name. Tickets are $25 to $105.

For more information, call (714) 755-5799 or visit http://www.pacificsymphony.org.

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