Friday's Calendar

Editor's note: This removes the Palapa Bar specials, which are no longer offered, according to a hotel spokeswoman.

FRIDAY

Cooking Demo

Macy's at South Coast Plaza hosts a cooking demonstration by Ming Tsai, a contestant on "The 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.

SATURDAY

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 http://www.lacaverestaurant.com.

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. Tickets are $20 and parking is free. No membership is required. For more information, call (949) 378-6600 or visit http://www.lemondropclub.com.

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 http://www.findartmagazine.com.

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 Dr., 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.

SATURDAY TILL JAN. 7

'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.

SUNDAY

Bloody Mary Sunday Brunch

South Coast Plaza's Charlie Palmer at Bloomingdale's offers Bloody Mary Brunch every Sunday. For $35, guests receive an appetizer, entrée and unlimited Bloody Marys. For more information, call (714) 352-2525.

MONDAY

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 http://www.detroitbar.com.

TUESDAY TILL NOV. 21

'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 http://www.ocpac.org.

TILL NOV. 21

'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 http://www.scr.org, 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 http://www.scr.org.

TILL JAN. 2

'Peter Pan'

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.

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