'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.
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.
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.
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.
Newport Harbor High School's Club Invisible Children presents a screening of the film "Tony" at 6 p.m. at the school's Robert B. Wentz Theater, 600 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach. The film is produced by the nonprofit organization Invisible Children. A $2 donation is suggested at the door. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Quilting Club at the Costa Mesa Senior Center, 695 W. 19th St., meets from 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays in the Arts and Crafts room. Beginning and advanced quilters are welcomed. For more information, call (714) 546-2539.
Fried Chicken Night
The Crow Bar and Kitchen, 2325 Pacific Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, is hosting Fried Chicken Night on Mondays. The restaurant is offering half a chicken from Shelton's Farm, with choice of side orders for $16. For more information, visit http://www.thecrowbarcdm.com.
'Praying In Her Own Voice'
Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach, presents the film "Praying In Her Own Voice" at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Social Hall. For more information, call (949) 644-1999 or visit http://www.tby.org.
Philharmonic Society presents violinist Midori at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Samueli Theater. The show is at 8 p.m. and tickets start at $64. For more information, visit http://www.philharmonicsociety.org.
'Keeping It Green'
Costa Mesa's Green Task Force hosts a seminar from 6 to 8 p.m. about promoting "keeping it green at school," at the Neighborhood Community Center's Hamilton Room, 1845 Park Ave., Costa Mesa. For more information, e-mail email@example.com, call (949) 645-5163 or visit http://www.earthresource.org.
Poetry At Alta
Alta Coffee House, 506 31 St., Newport Beach, hosts a poetry reading featuring the Greenberg Girls — Lily, 12, and Avalon, 9 — and Greg Patrick. The free event starts at 8 p.m. For more information, call (949) 675-0233.
WEDNESDAY TILL MARCH 13
'As You Like It'
Orange Coast College's drama department presents Shakespeare's "As You Like It" in the Drama Lab Theatre, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. For showtimes and tickets, visit http://www.occtickets.com or call (714) 432-5880.
WEDNESDAY TILL APRIL 3
The Broadway hit "Wicked" plays in the Segerstrom Hall in Costa Mesa's Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Tickets start at $38.75. For more information and showtimes, visit the box office at 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, call (714) 556-278, or visit http://www.scfta.org.
Cake Store Opening
Nothing Bundt Cakes has its ribbon-cutting ceremony with owner, Linda Kirkpatrick, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the store at 270 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa. Other festivities are scheduled for Friday and Saturday. For more information, call (949) 642-2900 or visit http://www.nothingbundtcakes.com.