Thursday's Calendar


Breakfast Event

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

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, or contact Gil Thibault at (949) 275-5900 or via e-mail to

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.

Delmos Wade

Delmos Wade performs 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.

OCC Distinguished Speaker Series

UC Irvine drama professor Robert Cohen will be the featured speaker at Orange Coast College's Distinguished Speaker Series. Cohen's lecture, "Acting: The Monstrous Art," is at 3 p.m. at the OCC Drama Lab. Admission is free.

Art Forum

The Pacific Art Foundation Art Forum presents a conversation between Kenton Nelson and Ray Turner at SCAPE, 2859 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar. The event is from 6 to 8 p.m. and tickets are $45 per person. Wine and hors d'oeuvres are included. For more information, call (949) 723-3406.


Newport Beach Jazz Party

The city hosts "From Ellington to Sinatra," 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


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.


'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 or call (714) 708-5555.


DJ Ron Sleezy

DJ Ron Sleezy performs 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.

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

Singles Shabbat Pot Luck Dinner

Temple Isaiah, 2401 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach, hosts its singles pot luck dinner to celebrate Shabbat. The event is at 6 p.m. and participants are asked to bring either a vegetarian or dairy dish. For more information, call (949) 760-0660.

Live Painting

Gallery 212 presents a live painting event by Michael Pukac at Back Bay Center, 2675 Irvine Ave., Suite 100, Costa Mesa. The event is from 5 to

8 p.m. For more information, visit

Lunch With League Meeting

The next lunch meeting of the League of Women Voters is noon at Coco's at Fashion Island. The guest speaker is UC Irvine economics professor Gary Richardson, who will speak on the pros and cons of regulating Wall Street, the banking industry and insurance corporations. For more information, call (949) 400-2183.


Dance Concert

Golden West College presents its invitational dance concert at 8 p.m. in Orange Coast College's Robert B. Moore Theater, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. Tickets start at $10. For more information, call (714) 895-8281 or visit


DJ Josh One

DJ Josh One performs 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.

Torah Study

Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Costa Mesa, hosts its weekly Torah Study from 9 to 10:30 a.m., followed by the Saturday Shabbat Service at 10:40 a.m. Guests are welcome and childcare is available. For more information, call (949) 644-1999 or visit

Meet The Mayor

Newport Beach Mayor Mike Henn will meet and talk with the public from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Newport Harbor Nautical Museum, 600 E. Bay Ave., Newport Beach. Henn will talk with community members about city issues.

Pacific Symphony Youth Ensemble

The Newport Beach Public Library, 1000 Avocado Ave., presents its Family Concert, featuring three musicians from the Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra. The free show is at 11 a.m. at the Friends Meeting Room. For more information, call (949) 717-3800, ext. 2.

Greg Topper Band

The Greg Topper Band performs with legendary guitarist Albert Lee from 5 to 8 p.m. at Pierce Street Annex, 330 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa. The free show is 21 and older only. For more information, call (949) 646-8500.

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