Members-Only Book Sale
The Friends of the Newport Beach Public Library is having a book sale for members from 1 to 4 p.m. at the library, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 759-9667.
Commonwealth Lounge & Grill, 2406 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, hosts a performance by DJ Ron Sleezy and DJ Robby Soul. The free show starts at 9:30 p.m. and is 21 and older only. For more information, call (949) 675-4444.
La Cave, 1695 Irvine Ave., Costa Mesa, hosts a free indie rock show featuring The Gromble, Keepers of the Sun and The Orange Effect. The show starts at 10 p.m. and is 21 and older only. For more information, visit http://www.myspace.com/lacave.
Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach, holds a Friday night Shabbat Service at 6 p.m. in the Morgan Chapel, featuring the Gleekim Youth Choir. 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 http://www.tby.org.
TODAY TILL FEB. 26
Cocoa Lounge Dessert Buffet
The Palm Terrace's Cocoa Lounge Desert Buffet runs Tuesday through Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Island Hotel, 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. The buffet — which is $18 per person, tax and tip not included — features a variety of desserts by Executive Pastry Chef Michael Owens. Admission is free with a two- or more-course dinner at Palm Terrace restaurant.
TODAY TILL FEB. 27
'The Book of Liz'
The David and Amy Sedaris-penned comedic play, "The Book of Liz," plays at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays at the Costa Mesa Playhouse, 661 Hamilton St., Costa Mesa. Tickets start at $16. For more information, call (949) 650-5269 or visit http://www.costamesaplayhouse.org.
Pacific Symphony Plays Beethoven
The Pacific Symphony plays all five Beethoven piano concertos and other works by the German composer at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Brazilian-born Arnaldo Cohen is the featured piano soloist. For showtimes and more information, visit http://www.PacificSymphony.org or call (714) 755-5799.
The 2009 Tony Award-winning musical "Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical" comes the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Segerstrom Hall. Tickets start at $20. For showtimes and more information, visit http://www.scfta.org.
TILL FEB. 13
Lunar New Year Celebration
The Year of the Rabbit will be celebrated in the Jewel Court, Level 1 at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. The ceremony includes refreshments, a "gift-with-purchase" ticket and more.
TILL FEB. 20
'A Midsummer Night's Dream'
The iconic Shakespeare play, "A Midsummer Night's Dream," plays at South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. For showtimes and more information, visit http://www.scr.org or call (714) 708-5555.
'Peter and the Wolf'
The Pacific Symphony plays the classic Prokofiev children's symphony, "Peter and the Wolf," in a 45-minute, kid-friendly concert at 10 and 11:30 a.m. in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. The Magic Circle Mime Co. also takes center stage. For more information, call (714) 755-5799 or visit http://www.pacificsymphony.org.
Family law specialist Karen Rhyne presents "What Women Need to Know About Divorce in the Current Economy" from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Merrill Lynch, 4695 MacArthur Court, Suite 1500, Newport Beach. The event is free. For more information, call (949) 859-2963.
The Friends of the Newport Beach Public Library is hosting its Buck-a-Bag sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the library, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 759-9667.
The city of Newport Beach hosts an e-waste collection drive from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Newport Coast Community Center, 6401 San Joaquin Hills Road. The first 50 will receive a ticket to the Toshiba Classic golf tournament in March.
Commonwealth Lounge & Grill, 2406 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, hosts a performance by DJ Hyder. The free show starts at 9:30 p.m. and is 21 and older only. For more information, call (949) 675-4444.
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.myspace.com/lacave.
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 up, will have its next singles party from 7 to midnight at Crowne Plaza Hotel Grand Ballroom, 17941 Von Karman, Irvine. 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 http://www.lemondropclub.com.
SATURDAY AND FEB. 12
Orange Coast College's community education division hosts a two-day, teen-driving class from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the campus, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. The class combines lectures and team activities to help students get their license. Registration is $125, plus a $5 materials fee. For more information, call (714) 432-5880.
SATURDAY TILL FEB. 18
The Brett Rubbico Gallery, 361 Old Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, presents "Push Pull," an exhibit by artist Michael Gallagher. The opening reception is at 7 p.m. Saturday. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, by appointment only. For more information, call (949) 515-5102.