Friday's Calendar


CD Release Party

Local Orange County band Semi Sweet has its CD release party for "Sugar-Free" at 10 p.m. at La Cave, 1695 Irvine Ave., Costa Mesa.

The 21-and-older show is free.

For information, call (949)


Shabbat Service

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

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.

Kelly Fitzgerald

Singer-songwriter Kelly Fitzgerald performs at 9 p.m. at Muldoon's Irish Pub, 202 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. The show is free. For more information, call (949) 640-4110.


'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. Tickets are $10 at the door. For more information, call (949) 515-6537.

OCC Symphony

The Orange Coast College Symphony, under the direction of Beth Hansen, performs "Evening of Broadway Favorites" at 8 p.m. at the college's Robert B. Moore Theatre, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. Advance tickets are $15 and $20 at the door. For more information, visit


'The Passion Of Philip Glass'

Composer Philip Glass and the Pacific Symphony team up to perform at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. The shows start at 8 p.m. and tickets are $25 to $185. For more information, visit


Edible Garden Workshop

The Center for Living Peace presents a workshop with Eugene Cooke on making a garden in large or small spaces. The event is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the center, 4139 Campus Drive, Irvine. Pre-register online. Price is $22 or $12 with student ID. For more information, call (949) 854-5500 or visit

Swap Meet

Sonora Elementary School will have its first campus swap meet from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event includes food, entertainment and a raffle with prizes. A portion of the money raised goes to the school, located at 966 Sonora Road, Costa Mesa. For more information, e-mail or visit

'Beethoven's Blockbusters'

The Pacific Symphony plays a kid-friendly morning concert of Beethoven works at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. A musical carnival follows each performance. Tickets start at $19. For more information, visit or call (714) 755-5799.

Interior Designers Open House

The Interior Designers Institute has an open house from 10 a.m. to noon at its office at 1061 Camelback St., Newport Beach. Attendees can see student works and talk to industry professionals. For more information, call (949) 675-4451, e-mail or visit

Georg Roth

Garys at Fashion Island hosts a personal appearance by designer Georg Roth, who will unveil his latest spring collection from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (949) 759-1622.


Cover band S.A.R. 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.

Lemon Drop Dance Club

Newport Beach-based Lemon Drop Club, which hosts singles parties in Orange County geared for adults around the age of 40 and older, will have its next singles party from 7 to midnight at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 17941 Von Karman, Irvine. A free Italian buffet will be served from 8 to 9:30 p.m. and a free dance lesson will be offered from 7 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 and parking is free. No membership is required. For more information, call (949) 378-6600 or visit


Fashion Book Signing

Barnes & Noble at Fashion Island hosts a book signing from 1 to 3 p.m. with authors Hillary Kerr and Katherine Power, who will sign their new book "What to Wear, Where!" For more information, call (949) 718-0109.

Film Composer Q&A

American composer Philip Glass will speak about his music at 7 p.m. to the 2006 film "The Illusionist," at the Regency Lido Theatre, 3459 Via Lido, Newport Beach. The event includes a screening of the movie and a Q&A session with Glass. Admission is free. For more information, visit or call (714) 755-5799.

UCI Symphony

The UC Irvine Symphony Orchestra will be joined by organist Jung-A Lee for a concert at 5 p.m. at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 600 Saint Andrews Road, Newport Beach. Selections by Mendelssohn, Rheinberger and Tchaikovsky will be performed. Tickets are $5. For more information, call (949) 241-4886.

'Cars & Cockpits Day'

The Lyon Air Museum at John Wayne Airport is scheduled to show many Packard classic cars from 10 a.m. to noon at the facility, 19300 Ike Jones Road, Santa Ana. For more information, call (714) 210-4585 or visit

St. Patrick's Day Festival

The Orange County Market Place at the O.C. Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, hosts the fifth annual St. Patrick's Day Festival. The event, which goes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., features Irish dancers, Celtic cellist, a leprechaun magician and more. Tickets are $2 and children 12 and younger get in free. For more information, call (949) 723-6660 or visit

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