Audrey And The Deer
Indie band Audrey and the Deer performs Tuesdays in March at La Cave, 1695 Irvine Ave., Costa Mesa. All residency shows are free and start at 10 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.myspace.com/lacave.
Free Rock Show
Local bands VoiD808, Thatwasthen and EZ Tiger perform a free show at Detroit Bar, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa. The 21-and-older show starts at 9 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.detroitbar.com.
'Voices Of The Golden West'
Friends of the Library for Orange Coast College are featuring the editor and featured writers of "Voices of the Golden West: Our California Stories" at 7 p.m. in the Library Lecture Room, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. Admission is $5 or a gently used book. For more information, contact Mary Road at (714) 432-5726.
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.
'The Mystery of Edwin Drood'
The Vanguard University theatre department presents "The Mystery of Edwin Drood," an interactive musical with the audience voting on the mystery's culprit. For showtimes and tickets, visit http://www.vanguardtickets.com or call (714) 668-6145 for more information.
TILL MARCH 23
Orange Coast College's Doyle Arts Pavilion opens its 2011 spring season with a pair of exhibits featuring Chinese photographers and Chinese brush painting. "Land, Era, People: China's Lishui Photographers" features 110 photographs by six prominent Chinese photographers. "The Art of Ning Yeh" features the artists' brush paintings of horses, flowers and landscapes. For more information, call (714) 432-5102.
Celebrating Allan Roeder
The Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce celebrates the retirement of longtime Costa Mesa City Manager Allan Roeder at 5:30 p.m. at the Westin South Coast Plaza hotel, 686 Anton Blvd., Costa Mesa. Individual tickets start at $90. Sponsorships are available. Part of the proceeds will benefit a charity of Roeder's choice. For more information, call Ed Fawcett at (714) 885-9090 or e-mail email@example.com.
Grammy Award-Winning Jazz Artists
Jazz pianist Chick Corea and Gary Burton on vibraphone will play jazz tunes at 8 p.m. in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa. Tickets start at $25. For more information, visit http://www.scfta.org or call (714) 556-2787.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
'The O Show'
The Estancia High School drama department presents its 31st annual "Original Show" at 7:30 p.m. at the campus' Barbara Van Holt Theatre, 2323 Placentia Ave., Costa Mesa. The show features comedic shorts written by students. The show also runs March 11 and 12. Tickets are $10 at the door. For more information, call (949) 515-6537.
Pacific Coast Wine Festival
The annual pairing of top-notch wine and food — the Pacific Coast Wine Festival — starts at 5 p.m. at the Island Hotel, 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. The festivities include live music by the Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra, high-class wines and food. The event benefits the symphony's various programs. Tickets start at $325 a person. For more information, contact Ricki Shab at (714) 876-2364, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.pacificsymphony.org/pcwf.
'The Nostradamus Secret' Book Signing
Author Joseph Badal, who wrote the suspense novel "The Nostradamus Secret," will discuss his work and sign copies from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Borders bookstore, 3333 Bear St., Costa Mesa.
International Space Station Astronaut
Tracy Caldwell Dyson spent six months aboard the International Space Station. The former UC Irvine postdoctoral chemistry student will speak at 7 p.m. in UCI's Beckman Center, 100 Academy, Irvine. The event is free. For more information, contact Melissa Sweet at (949) 824-2628 or email@example.com.