Wednesday's Calendar

TODAY

What Is A 'Tea Party'?

Guest speaker Scott Baugh, chairman of the Orange County GOP, gives a guest speaking engagement at Halecrest Park, 3124 College Ave., Costa Mesa. For reservations, call Tom Pollitt at tompollitt@ca.rr.com or call (714) 612-6864.

Film Festival

Orange Coast College will show outdoor adventure films from the annual Banff Film Festival, beginning at 7 p.m. in the campus' Robert B. Moore Theatre, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. Tickets are $9 in advance, $10 at the door and are available at http://www.occtickets.com or REI stores in Tustin and Huntington Beach. For more information, call (714) 432-5880.

'Mega' Business Mixer

Orange County's Largest Mixer is from 5 to 9 p.m. at the O.C. Fair and Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. Admission is $20. The eighth annual mixer/exposition is a major local networking event. For more information, visit http://www.ocmixer.com or call (949) 338-8338.

Weight Loss Seminar

The Weight Loss Empowerment seminar begins at 6 p.m. at the Costa Mesa Community Center, 1845 Park Ave. The seminar is led by Kevin Graham, author of "50 Ways to Lose Your Luggage" and will be held Wednesday nights. Attendees can reserve their seat by e-mailing reservemyseat@weightloss

empowerment.com and find more information at http://www.weightlossempowerment.com/costamesa.

Computer Friends of Oasis

The Oasis Senior Center's Computer Friends, a club that helps seniors learn computer basics, meets at 1 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Oasis Senior Center, 801 Narcissus Avenue, Corona del Mar. The fee is $2. For more information, call (949) 646-9169.

TILL TODAY

Chinese Exhibitions

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.

TILL APRIL 3

'Wicked'

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.

'The Weir'

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

THURSDAY

Aszure Barton & Artists

The Southland debut of choreographer Aszure Barton & Artists is at 8 p.m. at the Barclay Theatre at UC Irvine, 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine. For more information and tickets, call (949) 854-4646 or visit http://www.thebarclay.org.

Reopening Soiree

Fashion Island's lululemon athletica store, with its yoga-inspired apparel, will have a reopening party from 6 to 9 p.m. at the store, 563 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. For more information, e-mail ehochstein@lululemon.com.

Business Networking Dinner

The Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce hosts a networking dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Back Bay Bistro in the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach. Free for chamber members. $20 for non-members.

THURSDAY TILL SUNDAY

Nathan Gunn

Opera star Nathan Gunn makes his debut at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts with four performances at the Samueli Theater. Tickets are $72. For more information, visit http://www.scfta.org.

FRIDAY

Irvine Classical Players Orchestra

The Irvine Classical Players Orchestra performs its Spring concert at 7 p.m. at Concordia University, 1530 Concordia west, Irvine. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. For more information, visit http://www.irvineclassicalplayers.org.

'The Odyssey'

Orange Coast College's Multicultural Committee presents "The Odyssey" at the college's Robert B. Moore Theatre. The performance is at 5:45 p.m. and tickets are $10. For more information, visit http://www.occtickets.com or call (714) 432-5880, ext. 1.

Fashion Show

The Costa Mesa Women's Club hosts its annual fashion show and luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at its clubhouse, 610 W. 18th St., Costa Mesa. Tickets are $20 and proceeds provide scholarships for local schools. For more information, call (714) 545-5973.

FRIDAY TILL APRIL 3

'Between Us Chickens'

South Coast Repertory's inaugural Studio Series presents Sofia Alvarez's "Between Us Chickens," at the Nicholas Studio. Tickets are $20 for students and $30 for adults. For showtimes and more information, visit http://www.scr.org or call (714) 708-5555.

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