Saturday's Calendar


Renaud Garcia-Fons

Jazz upright double bass virtuoso Renaud Garcia-Fons performs at the Orange County Performing Arts Center's Samueli Theater. Tickets are $49. For showtimes and more information, visit

Tree Lighting

A tree-lighting celebration begins at 6 p.m. in the Neiman Marcus-Bloomingdale's Courtyard at Fashion Island, 401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. The free event will include musical performances by students from Orange County's own Musical Theatre University, the arrival of Santa Claus, carolers, jugglers and magicians.

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 Wyndham Hotel, 3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa. 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

Choral Vocal Showcase

Orange Coast College's Chamber Singers and Chorale present a fall choral vocal showcase at 8 p.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theatre, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. Eliza Rubenstein, OCC choral director, will lead the singers in Bela Bartok's colorful "Slovak Folk Songs," Lili Boulanger's powerful "Hymn to the Sun" and Gaetano Donizetti's beautiful "Ave Maria." Tickets are $10. For more information, call (714) 432-5880 or visit

Holiday Boutique

The fifth annual Holiday Boutique, presented by Lil' Lighthouse Pre-School, is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Lighthouse Coastal Community Church, 301 Magnolia St., Costa Mesa. Proceeds from the event will be used to purchase playground and classroom equipment and to support the school's scholarship fund. The boutique features specialty vendors offering a variety of unique gift items, refreshments and door prizes. For more information, call (949) 836-3965.

Torah Study

Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach holds its weekly Torah Study from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the TBY Library, followed by the Saturday Shabbat Service at 10:40 a.m. in the Morgan Chapel. Guests are welcome and childcare is available. For more information, call (949) 644-1999 or visit


'Mozart & Beethoven'

Pianist Jeffrey Biegel joins the Pacific Symphony for "Mozart & Beethoven." The performances are at the Orange County Performing Arts Center's Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Tickets start at $25. 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



Rriiccee, featuring actor and musician Vincent Gallo, performs at the Detroit Bar, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa. Tickets are $15 and the show is 21 and older only. For more information, visit

Salute To Our Veterans

The Costa Mesa Historical Society invites residents to come hear WWII Capt. Bob Meyer in person at 2 p.m. at 1870 Anaheim Ave., Costa Mesa. Meyer will lead a discussion titled: "Down and Go — the story of WWII Glider Pilots." For more information, visit

Alternative Market

St. Mark's 27th annual Alternative Christmas Market, featuring 26 nonprofit vendors, will be from

10 a.m. to noon at the church, 2200 San Joaquin Hills Road, Newport Beach. A "peasant lunch" of lentil soup and cornbread will be sold for a suggested donation of $5 per person, in support of the Presbyterian Hunger Program, and a selection of desserts will be for sale, with proceeds benefiting the Costa Mesa Soup Kitchen. For more information and complete list of participating organizations, visit or call (949) 644-1341.

Van Morrison Day

Muldoon's is hosting a free concert featuring Shana Morrison at Muldoon's Irish Pub, 202 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach. Shana will perform many of her father's classic hits, as well as her original jazzy-blues music. Newport Beach Mayor Keith Curry will be in attendance to officially proclaim Nov. 21 Van Morrison Day in Newport Beach. The event is free. For more information, call (949) 640-4110.

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