Art of Flowers
The UCI Arboretum hosts the Fall Art and Flower Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the arboretum, UCI North Campus off of Jamboree Road. For more information, visit http://www.arboretum.bio.uci.edu/.
Temple Bat Yahm holds its weekly Torah study from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the TBY Library, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach, followed by the Saturday Minyan at 10:40 a.m. in the Morgan Chapel. Guests are welcome. For more information, call (949) 644-1999 or visit http://www.tby.org.
The 7th Annual Bill Alvarez Memorial Wheelchair Rugby Exhibition will be sponsored by Orange Coast College's Spirit of Ability Club and Disabled Students Programs and Services. The event is at OCC's Peterson Gymnasium, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m., and the games will begin at 11:00 a.m. Suggested donation is $5. For more information, visit http://www.orangecoastcollege.edu.
Newport Harbor Elks is hosting an Oktoberfest event at 5 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 3456 Via Oporto, Newport Beach. Authentic German food, an Oompah Band and Bavarian Folk Dancers will be featured. For more information, call (949) 673-6110.
Orange Coast Concert Series
Three accomplished harpists will perform an eclectic variety of music that ranges from classical to jazz at 7:30 p.m. at the Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church, 1259 Victoria St., Costa Mesa. This is the first performance in the 2010-2011 Orange Coast Concerts series, which is sponsored by Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church and open to the community. Tickets are $20. For more information, visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/
event/78894 or call (714) 376-6666. Free parking is available adjacent to the church.
Meet The Mayor
Mayor Keith Curry will visit the Newport Beach Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave., from 9 to 10:30 a.m. to meet and talk with community members about the City of Newport Beach. Residents are encouraged to stop by and ask questions, make suggestions and discuss city issues with the mayor. For more, visit http://www.newportbeachca.gov.
Pacific Symphony's first Music Unwound concert this season, "Pictures at an Exhibition," led by Music Director Carl St. Clair, takes place at 8 p.m. in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. In addition to Mussorgsky's masterpiece, the program includes Ravel's Piano Concerto, performed by acclaimed French pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, and Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf"— performed with the Academy-Award winning film of the same name. Tickets are $25 to $105. For more information, call (714) 755-5799 or visit http://www.pacificsymphony.org.
'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.
"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.
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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, visit http://www.ocpac.org.
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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.
Chef Dave Martin
Chef Dave Martin from Bravo TV's "Top Chef" Season One will be showing off gourmet recipes from his recently published book "Flavor Quest" at 7 p.m. at the Newport Beach Public Library, 1000 Avocado Ave. Tickets for the four-course tasting are $20. For more, call (949) 717-3800, ext. 2 or visit http://www.newportbeachlibrary.org.
Dr. Paul Flanagan will discuss The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, at 9 a.m. at the Costa Mesa Senior Center, 695 W. 19th Street. He will address the many issues which directly address seniors and answer questions to clear up misunderstandings about legislation. For more information, call (949) 645-2356.