Fire Education Breakfast
Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach, and the Jewish National Fund host a special breakfast at 8 a.m. on the recent fires in Israel. The event features guest speaker Chezi Levi, the chief training officer for the fire department in Haifa, Israel. The event is free, but reservations are required. For more information, call (949) 644-1999 or visit http://www.tby.org.
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.
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.
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.
TILL MARCH 4
The Box Gallery, 765 St. Clair, Costa Mesa, along with Ashes In Orange Peels Fine Art, present the Ghost exhibit, featuring the worlds of artists Aya Kakeda, Ellen Rogers, Joy Shannon, Kathleen Masselink, Michelle Wiener and Sarah Keliher Walsh. For more information, visit http://www.boxboxbox.com.
TILL MARCH 18
The Brett Rubbico Gallery, 361 Old Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, presents "Push Pull," an exhibit by artist Michael Gallagher. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment. For more information, call (949) 515-5102 or visit http://www.brettrubbicogallery.com.
'Thoughts on Love'
Poets Jeanine Jarrell and Lee Mallory present an evening exploring "the vagaries of love" at 8 p.m. at the Alta Coffee Warehouse & Restaurant, 506 31st St, Newport Beach. Courtney Montgomery is the musical performer for the night. For more information, visit http://www.altacoffeeshop.com or call (949) 675-0233.
South Coast Plaza Celebration
South Coast Plaza hosts a Lunar New Year celebration, featuring a deejay, cocktails and fashion show from 7 to 9 p.m. Participating retailers include Adidas Originals, AG Adriano Goldschmied, Calvin Klein, Diesel, Nike Running and Paul Frank. For more information, e-mail communityrelations@
Valentine's-Themed Shopping Night
The nine boutiques at The Cove at Mariner's Mile, 410 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach, host a Valentine's Day-themed shopping event from 5 to 8 p.m. For more information, call (949) 722-8488.
Mariners Christian School, 300 Fischer Ave., Costa Mesa, hosts Preview Night for prospective parents and families. The event is at 6:30 p.m. on campus. The kindergarten through eighth-grade school serves more than 600 students. For more information, call (714) 437-1700.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
'Beckett Had Three
Orange Coast College Repertory Theatre hosts a new play by drama teacher David Scaglione titled, "Beckett Had Three Daughters," or "The Pig and the Tree." Performances are at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday in the Drama Lab Studio Theatre, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door. For more information, call (714) 432-5880.
An authentic Douglas A-26 Invader attack bomber takes the sky at noon from John Wayne Airport. It belongs to the airport's Lyon Air Museum, 19300 Ike Jones Road, Santa Ana. The World War II-era aircraft is nicknamed the "feeding frenzy." The event is weather permitting. For more information, call (714) 210-4585.