Friday's Calendar


Palm Terrace Lounge

The Palm Terrace Lounge will host a New Year's Eve celebration from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Island Hotel Newport Beach, 690 Newport Center Drive. The night will feature bar bites from Chef Bill Bracken, desserts, live entertainment, dancing, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. Price is $110 per person (excludes tax and gratuity). For more information, call (888) 321-4752.

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 deejays 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.

New Year's Eve Dining

Several Newport-Mesa restaurants will offer special New Year's Eve menus. Among them are:

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar: Champagnes by the glass and special surf and turf offerings, in addition to an a la carte menu, will be offered at the Fashion Island restaurant. For more information, call (949) 720-9633.

AnQi by Crustacean: The South Coast Plaza restaurant offers a dinner concert with Taylor Dayne and a molecular gastronomic six-course meal for $125; add $25 for after party. Countdown after party starts at 11p.m. and includes a champagne toast.. For more information, call (714) 557-.5679.

Scott's Restaurant + Bar: Dinner, dancing, live entertainment and midnight champagne toast are offered at the restaurant, 3300 Bristol St., Costa Mesa. Chef's special four-course menu, complimentary Champagne toast and access to private lounge event are $85 per person. For more information, call (714) 979.2400

Lemondrop Dance Club

Newport Beach-based Lemon Drop Club, which hosts singles parties in Orange County geared for adults about 40 and older, will have its New Year's Eve party from 8 to 1 a.m. at Crown Plaza Irvine, 17941 Von Karman, Irvine. The event features an Elvis Dinner Show, live band, deejays, six-course dinner, dessert buffet and coffee bar. Tickets are $80 per person. No membership is required. For more information, call (949) 378-6600 or 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


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. For more information, visit

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