Thursday's Calendar


The Street & Babe Shadow

Indie rock band The Street & Babe Shadow, featuring Luke Paquin of the Hot Hot Heat, performs at La Cave, 1695 Irvine Ave., Costa Mesa. The free show starts at 10 p.m. and is 21 and older only. For more information, visit

Free Lunch For Veterans

Both active duty and military veterans will be recognized at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort as it presents its annual Salute To Veterans Day. Those with military ID will receive free lunch (one entrée per person) at the Dunes' Back Bay Bistro and those making reservations in the RV park or mobile cottages through Nov. 14 will receive one free night with a two-night minimum stay. For more information or to make a reservation, call (949) 729-DUNE or 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


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.

Eastside Fridays

Deejays spinning electronic and house music begin at 10 p.m. at La Cave, 1695 Irvine Ave., Costa Mesa. The free event is 21 and older only. For more information, call (949) 646-7944.


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 older, 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

Artists Opening Reception

The opening reception for issue No. 5 of Find Art Magazine will begin at 7 p.m. at 1640 Superior Ave., Costa Mesa. The show is 21 and older only and will have a bar, gourmet food vendors and live entertainment. Cost is $5 or free with two cans of nonperishable food. For more information, visit

Saturday Night Dance Party

La Cave, 1695 Irvine Ave., Costa Mesa, will host a Dance Party featuring DJ Bobby Tang at 10 p.m. Saturdays. There is no cover and the event is 21 and older only. For more information, visit

Biscuit The Dog

Biscuit the Dog will read from his storytime collection book at 1 p.m. at Barnes and Noble at Fashion Island, 401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 718-0109.

Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra

The Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra performs a concert that features film music from "Star Wars" at 7 p.m. in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. For more information, call (714) 556-2787.


'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.

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