Saturday's Calendar


Christmas Dining

Several Newport-Mesa restaurants will be open for Christmas Day. Among them offering special Christmas Day menus are:

El Torito Grill: The El Torito Grill at Fashion Island will serve from their dinner menu, plus offer seasonal specials from noon to 8 p.m.. For more information, call (949) 640-2875.

Pinot Provence: A three- or four-course dinner with choices will be offered from 5 to 10 p.m. Prices are $55 for three courses, $65 for four courses and $15.95 for children under 12. The restaurant is at 686 Anton Blvd., Costa Mesa. For more information, call (714) 444-5900.

Royal Khyber Fine Indian Cuisine: 5:30-10:30 PM. Traditional a la carte menu of contemporary Indian cuisine and classics, such as tandoori and vegetarian dishes, will be offered from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. The restaurant is at 1621 W. Sunflower Ave. in South Coast Village. For more information, call (714) 436-1010.


'A Christmas Carol'

The South Coast Repertory's 31st annual production of Charles Dickens' classic "A Christmas Carol" returns to the Segerstrom Stage, featuring Hal Landon Jr. as Ebenezer Scrooge. For showtimes and more information, visit


'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


Indie Tuesdays

The Danvilles, featuring Mike Hindert of The Bravery, The Gromble and Adam Bones perform at La Cave, 1695 Irvine Ave., Costa Mesa. The free show is 21 and older only. For more information, call (949) 646-7944.


Murder Mystery Dinner Show

"The Password is Murder" dinner and show at the Wyndham Hotel, 3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa, includes a four-course gourmet meal, champagne toast and professional performers with audience involvement. For more information, call (949) 509-9889 or visit http://www.bestcomedymurder

Shabbat Service

Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach, holds its Friday night Shabbat Service at 6 p.m in the Morgan Chapel. The service will be led by Rabbi Mark S. Miller, Rabbi Gersh Zylberman and Cantor Grant and will be followed by an Oneg Shabbat. Guests are welcome. For more information, call (949) 644-1999 or visit

Duke's Place Lounge

Enjoy drinks, dancing and more for a New Year's Eve party from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Duke's Place Lounge at the Balboa Bay Club & Resort, 1221 West Coast Hwy., Newport Beach. For more information, visit

Black Tie Dinner

Ring in the New Year with a black tie gala in the Grand Ballroom at the Balboa Bay Club & Resort, 1221 West Coast Hwy., Newport Beach. the event features a reception with hors d'oeuvres and champagne, an elegant five-course dinner with paired wines, dancing to the live band Rembrandt and a midnight toast. Tickets are $195 and can be purchased by calling (949) 645-5000.


New Year's Eve Orange County at the Hilton, 3050 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, features seven party areas and 23 DJs and bands from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. For tickets and more information, visit

Silver & Gold

Commonwealth Lounge's Silver & Gold New Year's Eve Celebration will feature a four-course dinner, live entertainment, dancing, champagne toast, party favors and more at the Commonwealth Lounge, 2406 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 675-4444.

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Viennese New Year

Experience a traditional Viennese style New Year when Salute to Vienna returns to the Orange County Performing Arts Center's Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall at 8 p.m. This celebration features a new cast of more than 75 musicians, European dancers and singers with waltzes by "Waltz King" Johann Strauss Jr., polkas and famous operetta experts. Tickets start at $45.


Fried Chicken Night

The Crow Bar and Kitchen, 2325 Pacific Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, is hosting Fried Chicken Night on Mondays. The restaurant is offering half a chicken from Shelton's Farm, with choice of side orders for $16. For more information, visit

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