Kiwanis Guest Speaker
Certified health coach Nancy McNash speaks at the Kiwanis Club meeting at noon at the Costa Mesa Country Club, 1701 Golf Course Drive, Costa Mesa. McNash will be speaking about obesity problems and weight loss. RSVP to ColWmCabellChapterNSDAR@gmail.com. For more information, visit http://www.costamesakiwanis.org.
Artist Stacy D'Aguiar has a reception from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Studio Chameleon, 1733 Westcliff Drive, Newport Beach. Admission is free and there's a chance to meet the artist. For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/studiochameleon or call (949) 650-7979.
Chef Tasting, Book Signing
Local chef Zov Karamardian, owner and operator of local restaurants, will be speaking at noon in the Merage Jewish Community Center, 1 Federation Way, Irvine. Tickets are $25. For more information, call (949) 435-3400 or visit http://www.jccoc.org.
St. Joachim Catholic School's 10th annual golf tournament starts at 11:30 a.m. at the Costa Mesa Country Club, 1701 Golf Course Drive, Costa Mesa. For more information, visit http://www.stjoachimparishschool.com or call (949) 701-1313.
THRUSDAY TILL SATURDAY
Mahler And Liszt
The Pacific Symphony is performing Mahler's Symphony No. 1, the "Titan," and other works at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa. The concerts start at 8 p.m., with a 7 p.m. pre-concert talk with Alan Chapman. Tickets start at $25. For more information, call (714) 755-5799 or visit http://www.pacificsymphony.org.
Many Orange County leaders will be performing in "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Follies," a charity musical at Orange Coast College's Robert B. Moore Theatre, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, that benefits Children's Hospital of Orange County. Showtimes are 8 p.m., with an additional 2 p.m. performance Saturday. For more information, visit http://www.chocfollies.org or call (715) 532-8690.
Newport Harbor High School's drama department presents "Little Women" as a musical at the Robert B. Wentz Theater, 600 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach. The shows start at 7 p.m., with a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. Students, seniors and children are $10. Adults $15. Visit http://www.nhhsdrama.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets.
Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach, holds its Friday night Shabbat Service at 6 p.m. in the Morgan Chapel. The service, which features a performance by the Gleekim Youth Choir, 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.
Sustainable Business Products Fair
UC Irvine presents "Spotlite 2011," an annual business fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the campus' Bren Events Center about business development and sustainability programs/products. For more information, contact Mel Davis at (949) 824-5942 or email@example.com.
FRIDAY TILL SUNDAY
Boutique Grand Reopening
Ducks and Daisies, a children's boutique at 319 Marine Suite B on Balboa Island, is having a grand reopening from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Snow White will be present on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
FRIDAY TILL MAY 1
South Coast Repertory presents "Silent Sky," a play by Lauren Gunderson about an influential female astronomer's research in the early 1900s. Tickets start at $20. For showtimes and ticket information, visit http://www.scr.org or call (714) 708-5555.
Emma's Revolution performs at 7:30 p.m. at Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church, 1259 Victoria St., Costa Mesa. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For more information, call (949) 829-1752 or visit http://www.emmasrevolution.com.
The Newport Beach Public Library presents a family concert with Craig Newton, who will perform "A Historical Journey through America's Music" at 11 a.m. at the Friends Meeting Room at the Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach. The concert is free. For more information, call (949) 717-3800, ext. 2 or visit http://www.newportbeachlibrary.org.