Friday's Calendar


Anglican Christian Conference

Anglican Christians will be gathering for the "Kingdom Conference 2011" at noon at Mariners Church, 5001 Newport Coast Drive, Irvine. The conference will have workshops and children's programs. Noted theologian the Rev. Canon Michael Green will be in attendance and giving a speech the following Sunday. Register at For more information, visit


'Push Pull'

The Brett Rubbico Gallery, 361 Old Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, presents "Push Pull," an exhibit by artist Michael Gallagher. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment. A closing reception is from 7 to 9 p.m. today. For more information, call (949) 515-5102 or visit


Katharine McPhee

Katharine McPhee, a runner-up on "American Idol," performs at 8 p.m. at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. The show is part of the Pacific Symphony's Pops Series. Tickets are $25 to $185. For more information, call (714) 755-5799 or visit



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

'The Weir'

Conor McPherson's "The Weir," will be staged at South Coast Repertory's Julianne Argyros Stage. For showtimes and ticket information, visit


Meet The Mayor

Newport Beach Mayor Mike Henn will be talking and interacting with residents from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Newport Beach Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave.

'Psychedelic Days'

Patrick Campbell-Lyons, an original band member of U.K.'s Nirvana, will be doing a book-signing of his memoir, "Psychedelic Days," from

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Borders bookstore, 3333 Bear St., Costa Mesa. For more information, call (714) 432-7854.

Storytime For Children

A reading of "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" and a "Curious George" character in costume will be presented at 1 p.m. at the Barnes & Noble in Fashion Island, 401 Newport Center Drive Suite A215, Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 718-0109.

School Clean-Up Day

Various Newport-Mesa Unified schools are part of "Extreme Makeover Day" from 8 a.m. to noon. The schools are Sonora Elementary, Paularino Elementary, Pomona Elementary, Whittier Elementary, Killybrooke Elementary and Wilson Elementary. All are welcome and there will be youngster-geared tasks available. E-mail Michelle at for more information.

Harvesting Hope

The fourth annual Harvesting Hope for the Olive Crest Kids, a fundraiser benefiting the Olive Crest's Project Independence, is from 6 to 9 p.m. at Big Canyon Country Club in Newport Beach. The evening's main event features a presentation by gourmet chef Fabio Viviani, star of Bravo TV's "Top Chef." Individual tickets start at $195. For more information, visit

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 St. Patrick's Day dance 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


O.C. Women's Chorus

Newport Harbor Lutheran Church, 798 Dover Drive, Newport Beach, hosts a performance by the Orange County Women's Chorus at 3 p.m. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $20 for students and seniors 65 and older. For more information, call (949) 451-8590 or visit

Youth Wind Ensemble

The Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble, led by conductor Joshua Roach, will be performing a program of folk music beginning at 4 p.m. in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Tickets are $18 or $30 for box seats. For more information, visit or call (714) 755-5799.

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