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.
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.
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Orchesis Dance Company
Corona del Mar High School's Orchesis Dance Company presents "Let's Play — Moving Through the Game of Life." The performances are at 7 p.m. at Newport High School's Loats Theater. Advance tickets are $15 and $20 at the door. For more information, call (949) 300-4864.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach, 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 http://www.tby.org.
Orange County rock icon Greg Topper performs with his band the first, third and fifth Saturday of each month at Pierce Street Annex, 330 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa. The free shows are from 5 to 8 p.m. and 21 and older only. For more information, visit http://www.gregtopper.com.
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.
St. James Anglican Church, 3209 Via Lido, Newport Beach, hosts a yard sale from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Items for sale include furniture, bicycles, microwaves, clothes, books, toys and more. For more information, visit http://www.stjamesnb.org.
Vanguard Jazz Festival
The Vanguard University Jazz Festival is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and features some of the best school jazz bands from the southland. The free festival, open to students in grades six through 12, will also features a performance by the Vanguard University Jazz Ensemble at 4 p.m. at Newport Mesa Church. For more information, visit http://www.vanguard.edu/music.
Women in Transition
Discover the seven stages of transition with Joan Ramstedt, a certified life coach, from 12:45 to 5 p.m. at the Orange Coast College student center, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. Cost is $75. The Women in Transition seminar will explore "new tools for living life with passion and purpose," according to a release. Register at http://www.occtickets.com. For more information, call (949) 644-2480 or e-mail email@example.com.