Wednesday's Calendar


'Extreme Makeover'

ABC's two-hour season premiere of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," which features children from local nonprofit Boys Hope Girls Hope, will be screened at 6 p.m. at Lido Theatre in Newport Beach. Cost is $10.

Love And Other Appetites

Poets Lee Mallory and Danielle Mitchell perform at 8 p.m. at Alta Coffee House, 506 31st. St., Newport Beach. The event is free and features a musical performance by Marisa Predisik. For more information, call (949) 675-0233.

Rosh Chodesh Celebration

The Women of Temple Bat Yahm will celebrate the new month of Kislev at a Rosh Chodesh Celebration and Women's Discussion Group at 7 p.m. at the home of Rabbi Rayna Gevurtz and Rabbi Gersh Zylberman. For more information, call (949) 644-1999 or contact

Veterans Day Tribute

Orange Coast College, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, salutes the nation's veterans in a Veterans Day Tribute at noon in the Orange Coast College Amphitheatre, adjacent to the Fine Arts Building. The program, titled "Semper Grati" or "Forever Grateful," features a full honor guard, vocal performances and refreshments. For more information on the free event, visit

Open Mic

Blue Beet Café, 107 21st Place, Newport Beach, hosts an open mic night with Tim Carr and friends from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. For more information, call (949) 675-2338.


Nello's Italian Family Night

Nello Cucina at South Coast Plaza presents Italian Family Night from

6 to 9:30 p.m. Create your own combo of pasta and house-made sauce for $8.95; Italian wine for $5, complemented by live Italian music from Enzo Selvaggi. Reservations are required. For more information, call (714) 540-3365.


Shoe Sale

Antonia A Shoe Boutique at Corona del Mar Plaza kicks off the holiday shopping season early with a storewide sale. From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., shoppers will receive 25% off all regular-priced merchandise, along with a free gift wrap. For more information, call (949) 644-6910.

Cooking Demo

Macy's at South Coast Plaza hosts a cooking demonstration by Ming Tsai, a contestant on Next Iron Chef. Tsai will demonstrate recipes from his new cookbook "Simply Ming, One-Pot Meals: Quick, Healthy & Affordable Recipes." The event is at 6 p.m. and a $5 donation is requested for Second Harvest Food Bank. For more information, call (714) 708-3333.

Semi Sweet

Local indie rock band Semi Sweet performs a free show at Westside Bar & Grill, 512 West 19th St., Costa Mesa. The 21-and-older show starts at 9 p.m. For more information, call (949) 646-5615.


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 Crowne Plaza Hotel Grand Ballroom, 17941 Von Karman, 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 $20 and parking is free. No membership is required. For more information, call (949) 378-6600 or visit


'The Golden Thread'

Brett Rubbico Gallery, 361 Old Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, hosts the debut solo exhibition of painter Joshua Elias. The exhibit, titled "The Golden Thread," is open by appointment only from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The opening reception is 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (949) 515-5102.


Blok Residency

Local electronic group Blok performs a Monday residency in November at Detroit Bar, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa. The shows are free and 21 and older only. For more information, visit


'Beauty And The Beast'

NETworks presents Disney's classic "Beauty and the Beast" at the Orange County Performing Arts Center's Segerstrom Hall. Tickets start at $20 for the musical love story. For showtimes and more information, visit


'Sideways Stories From Wayside School'

"Sideways Stories from Wayside School," adapted by John Olive from Louis Sachar's popular Wayside School book series, comes to South Coast Repertory. Tickets can be purchased online at, by phone at (714) 708-5555 or by visiting the box office at 655 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa. Ticket prices range from $18 to $30.

'Becky Shaw'

South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, presents Gina Gionfriddo's comedy "Becky Shaw" at the Segerstrom Stage. For showtimes and ticket information, visit

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