The Newport Beach Library Foundation's Library Live series presents author Andrew Winer, who will speak about and sign copies of his latest book "The Marriage Artist." The free event is at 7 p.m. at the Newport Beach Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave. There is a $10 suggested donation at the door. For more information, call (949) 548-2411.
Shopping Works Wonders
Bloomingdale's Fashion Island will donate 10% of sales to the Newport Harbor Education Foundation to benefit Newport Harbor High School when customers show their receipts on Level One at the redemption desk or at the gift wrap counter. For more information, call (949) 729-6600.
TODAY AND FRIDAY
Sailor Music Program Holiday Concert
Newport Harbor High School's Sailor Music Program holiday concert is at 7 p.m. at the Robin Loats Theater, 600 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. For more information, call (949) 515-6300.
Free Gift With Purchase
South Coast Plaza presents a special holiday gift with purchase program for customers. Guests who spend $850 or more in one day at South Coast Plaza boutiques and restaurants will receive a complimentary Tiffany & Co. crystal vase. One gift per person, per day, while supplies last. For more information, call (800) 782-8888.
Fleming's Steak And Lobster
Three-course dinner for two with filet mignon and lobster tail will be served at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar at Fashion Island. Each dinner includes salad, side and dessert for $99 or $49.50 for one. Reservations are required; mention "memorable meal." For more information, call (949) 720-9633
TILL DEC. 24
Macy's stores across the country, including South Coast Plaza and Fashion Island, present their seasonal Believe campaign, where believers of all ages can drop off letters to Santa Claus and the store will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish Foundation for each letter received.
Flashback Heart Attack
Flashback Heart Attack, an 1980s KROQ cover band, will perform at 9 p.m. at the Harp Inn, 130 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa. The show is 21 and older only. For more information, visit http://www.harpinn.com.
The Orange Coast College Horticulture Department opens its doors for the 33rd annual Poinsettia Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 2701 Fairview Ave., Costa Mesa. The sale includes individual plants, hanging baskets and 12-inch bowls ranging from $5 to $40. For more information, visit http://www.orangecoastcollege.edu.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
"Theophilus North," a critically acclaimed play set in the 1920s about a man on a cross-country journey with just his old car and a load of ambition, will be performed in the Barbara Van Holt Theater at Estancia High School, 2323 Placentia Ave., Costa Mesa. The show is at 7 p.m. and tickets can be purchased for $10 at the door. For more information, call (949) 515-6537.
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 Toys for Tots fundraiser party from 7 to midnight at the Wyndham Hotel, 3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa. Bring an unwrapped toy for the U.S. Marines Toys for Tots program. 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.
The Douglas C-47 Dakota "Willa Dean" military transport aircraft, the latest airplane to the Lyon Air Museum's collection, takes to the air at noon on C-47 Day. The Museum is at the John Wayne Airport. The air show is dependent on weather — flying requires zero precipitation. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. For more information, visit http://www.lyonairmuseum.org.
Torelli Realty hosts a free community event and school fundraiser from noon to 3 p.m. at the Balearic Community Center, 1975 Balearic Drive, Costa Mesa. The event includes live music, hay rides, visit from Santa, cookie decorating, various vendors from local schools and a toy drive. For more information, call (714) 540-7355.