The Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce hosts an after-hours business mixer from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Best Western Newport-Mesa Inn, 2642 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa. Member for chamber members. $10 for non-members. For more information, call (714) 885-9090 or visit http://www.costamesachamber.com.
Cocoa Lounge Dessert Buffet
The Palm Terrace's Cocoa Lounge Dessert 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.
'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.
Talking, singing and dancing animals take the Julianne Argyros Stage in "Lucky Duck," at South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Tickets range from $18 to $30. For more information and showtimes, call (714) 708-5555 or visit http://www.scr.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.
Relay For Life Reception
The Newport Beach Relay For Life is having a 10th birthday celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. aboard the Wild Goose, a Hornblower Cruise ship, which will be docked at 2431 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach.
Justin Grennan performs at Commonwealth Lounge & Grill, 2406 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach. The free show starts at 9:30 p.m. and is 21 and older only. For more information, call (949) 675-4444.
'Historical Perspective Of Peace And Nonviolence'
Bernard LaFayette, Jr., a civil rights activist and educator, gives a lecture at Orange Coast College as part of the school's Distinguished Speaker Series. The 11:30 a.m. event is in Fine Arts 116. LaFayette, who served on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s staff in the 1960s, will speak on the "Historical Perspective of Peace and Nonviolence." Admission is free.
Lt. Louis Zamperini, who is the subject of Laura Hillenbrand's New York Times Bestselling book "Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption," will have a book signing from 6 to 8 p.m. at Cannery Restaurant, 3010
Lafayette Road, Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 566-0060.
The German ensemble Mandelring Quartet makes its Segerstrom Center for the Arts debut at 8 p.m. at Samueli Theater. Tickets are $60 and the program includes pieces by Mendelssohn, Bartók and Mozart. For more information, visit http://www.scfta.org.
The cast of "Rock of Ages," the hit Broadway musical that is headed for the Segerstrom Center for the Arts starting Tuesday, performs a free mini concert at 1 p.m. at South Coast Plaza's Jewel Court.
DJ Babycourt performs at La Cave, 1695 Irvine Ave., Costa Mesa. The free show is 21 and older and starts at 10 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.myspace.com/lacave.
Muldoon's Irish Pub, 202 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, hosts a singer-songwriter showcase from 8 to 11 p.m. The open mic event is hosted by Kerry Chester. For more information, call (949) 640-4110.
THURSDAY TILL SATURDAY
Cathedrals Of Sound
The Pacific Symphony presents Cathedrals of Sound, featuring organist Paul Jacobs and the Norbertine Fathers from St. Michael's Abbey. The shows start at 8 p.m. at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, and tickets start at $25. For more information, visit http://www.pacificsymphony.org.
DJ Ron Sleazy
DJ Sleazy performs at Commonwealth Lounge & Grill, 2406 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach. The free show starts at 9:30 p.m. and is 21 and older only. For more information, call (949) 675-4444.
Singer Phil Shane will perform cover songs from Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Neil Diamond and others at La Cave Restaurant, 1695 Irvine Ave., Costa Mesa. The free show is 21 and older only. For more information, visit http://www.myspace.com/lacave.
Hollywood Blonde, a cover band that plays tunes from the 1980s and on, performs from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Muldoon's Irish Pub, 202 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. The show is free. For more information, call (949) 640-4110.
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 http://www.tby.org.