Green Task Force
The Costa Mesa Green Task Force presents "Home Skills for the Green Citizen — Keeping Your Home in the 'Green' Zone." The event is from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hamilton Room of the Neighborhood Community Center, 1845 Park Ave., Costa Mesa. The event is free and features guest speaker Delilah Snell. For more information, visit http://www.earthresource.org.
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 theater 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.
'Rock Of Ages'
The hit musical "Rock of Ages," featuring the hit songs of '80s bands Journey, Styx, Whitesnake, Foreigner and many others, comes to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Tickets for the show, which are at Segerstrom Hall, start at $20. For showtimes and more information, visit http://www.scfta.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The acclaimed Vienna Philharmonic performs at 8 p.m. at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Tickets start at $55. For more information, visit http://www.philharmonicsociety.org.
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.
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.
Jimmy Hopper Show
Jimmy Hopper and his band perform Fridays at the Palm Terrace Lounge at the Island Hotel, 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. Seating starts at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Performance and dinner are $65. Hopper and his band will also continue their Saturday performance at the Island Hotel. For more information, call (949) 760-4920.
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.
FRIDAY TILL SUNDAY
The Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents "Baobab" at the Samueli Theater. Tickets for the family show are $20. For showtimes and more information, visit http://www.scfta.org.
The Los Angeles Philharmonic, featuring renowned conductor Gustavo Dudamel, performs at 2:30 p.m. at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Tickets start at $55. For more information, visit http://www.philharmonicsociety.org.
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 or e-mail email@example.com.