Dance At Commonwealth
Rugged Nuggets and DJ Knoe perform at Commonwealth Lounge & Grill, 2406 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach. The free show starts at 9:30 and is 21 and older only. For more information, call (949) 675-4444.
Travel Abroad Fair
Orange Coast College hosts is spring 2011 Study, Work & Travel Abroad Fair from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of the campus' Watson Hall, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. Admission is free. For more information, call (714) 432-5940.
The Newport Harbor Orchid Society will have its annual orchid auction from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Neighborhood Community Center, 1845 Park Ave., Costa Mesa. Planet viewing starts at 6:30 p.m. Admission and parking is free. For more information, contact Joe Rupp at (714) 329-5155 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring St. John Fashion Week
Nordstrom at Fashion Island hosts the Spring St. John Fashion Week and its spring 2011 collection. For more information, call (949) 610-0700.
'The Who's Tommy'
The Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Founders Hall presents the Chance Theater Production of "The Who's Tommy." Tickets start at $35. For more information, visit http://www.scfta.org.
'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.
Helmut Lang Trunk Show
Neiman Marcus at Fashion Island hosts a Helmut Lang Trunk Show, showing off its 2011 Spring Collection. For more information, call (949) 759-1900.
Refuse, Reduce, Reuse
Mike Carey, of Orange Coast College's recycling center, will present a speech titled "Citizens for a Greener and Healthier Costa Mesa" from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Neighborhood Community Center, 1845 Park Ave., Costa Mesa. Free admission. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or call (949) 645-5163.
The Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce presents its twice-monthly networking luncheon from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Costa Mesa Country Club, 1701 Golf Course Drive, Costa Mesa. Cost is $17. For reservations, call (714) 885-9090.
Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole Show
The Mike McCaffrey Trio presents "The Music and Stories of Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole" from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the OASIS Senior Center, 801 Narcissus Ave., Corona del Mar. Tickets are $3 at the door. For more information, call (949) 644-3244 or visit http://www.mikemccaffreyconcerts.info.
The Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce presents its "90-Minute Breakfast Boost" from 7 to 8:45 a.m. at the Costa Mesa Country Club, 1701 Golf Course Drive, Costa Mesa. City Manager Allan Roeder is the guest speaker. Cost is $15 prepay or $20 at the door. For reservations, call (714) 885-9090 or visit http://www.costamesachamber.com.
Mt. Everest Climber Speaks
Costa Mesa resident Bill Burke, who's thought to be the oldest American to climb Mt. Everest, speaks at the Laguna Beach Business Club at 7:30 a.m. at Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach. The cost is $25 and includes a buffet. To attend, contact John Campbell at (949) 494-1008 or via e-mail to JL.Campbell@verizon.net, or contact Gil Thibault at (949) 275-5900 or via e-mail to GGThibault@aol.com.
Senior Center Fundraiser
Ruby's Diner, 428 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa, hosts a fundraiser for the Costa Mesa Senior Center from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., with 20% of all food sales going to the Senior Center. Ruby's requires guests to present a special flyer for the donation, which can be picked up at the front desk of the Senior Center, 695 W. 19th St., or at the front lobby of the Costa Mesa City Hall, 77 Fair Drive. For more information, call (949) 646-7829.
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Newport Beach Jazz Party
The city hosts "Right Down the Middle and Straight Ahead," the 11th annual Newport Beach Jazz Party at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, 900 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. For tickets and a listing of showtimes, call (949) 759-5003 or visit http://www.newportbeachjazzparty.com.