Thursday's Calendar


'God Is Speaking To You'

Elise Moore from Nashville, Tenn., will be speaking about prayer from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Costa Mesa Community Center, 1845 Park Ave., Costa Mesa. The event is sponsored by the Christian Science church. For more information, visit

Juvenile Diabetes Shopping Fundraiser

Items bought at Saks Fifth Avenue in South Coast Plaza will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. There will also be a morning runway fashion show. For more information, e-mail

SOY Fiesta

Save Our Youth hosts its fundraising event from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Taco Rosa, 2632 San Miguel Drive, Newport Beach. For more information, visit, call Trevor Murphy at (949) 548-3255 or e-mail Mary Cappellini at

'Chocolate Passover Seder'

The Women of Temple Bat Yahm present a special "Chocolate Passover Seder" at 7 p.m. at Temple Bat Yahm's Main Social Hall, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach. The cost is $10 per person and the program is for ages 12 and older. For more information, call (714) 641-8234.


'The Wizard of Oz'

The Pacific Symphony performs the score to "The Wizard of Oz" live with the film at 8 p.m. in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Guests are encouraged to come in costume and sing along with the musical numbers. Tickets start at $25. For more information, call (714) 755-5799 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.

Gift of Literacy Luncheon

The Newport Beach Public Library presents its fourth annual Gift of Literacy Luncheon, featuring guest speaker Nicole Mones. Mones, author of "Lost in Translation" and "Cup of Light," will talk about her latest book "The Last Chinese Chef" at 11:30 a.m. at the Radisson Hotel, 4545 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach. Tickets for the luncheon start at $75 per person. For more information, call (949) 717-3874.

Fashion Industry Mixer

The Orange County Fashion Assn., along with the OC Mart Mix, present a fashion industry mixer from 6 to 9 p.m. at OC Mart Mix at SOCO, 3313 Hyland Ave., Suite C, Costa Mesa. For more information, visit

Japan Relief Pop-Up Sale

Boathouse Collective, 1640 Pomona Ave., Costa Mesa, hosts Japan Relief Pop-Up Sale, featuring merchandise from Hurley, Volcom and Baum Vision. The fundraiser will donate 50% of the proceeds toward's Japan relief efforts. For more information, call (949) 646-3176.

Benefit Concert

UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts presents a benefit concert for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan at 8 p.m. at UCI's Winifred Smith Hall. The UCI Music Department will perform an evening of jazz music, featuring Kei Akagi and other past alumni. Tickets are $20, or $10 for students and seniors. All ticket revenue will be donated to the American Red Cross.

Flashback Heart Attack

Flashback Heart Attack, an 1980s KROQ cover band, will perform at 9 p.m. at the Harp Inn, 130 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa. The show is 21 and older only and tickets are $5. For more information, visit


'Romeo and Juliet'

The Vanguard University Department of Theatre Arts presents William Shakespeare's classic "Romeo and Juliet." Tickets start at $12 and all shows are at the Lyceum Theater on campus. For showtimes and more information, call (714) 668-6145 or visit


'Forever Plaid'

The Costa Mesa Playhouse, 661 Hamilton St., presents the hit musical "Forever Plaid." Showtimes are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $16 to $23. For more information, call (949) 650-5269.



'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'

South Coast Repertory's Junior Players present an adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl book in the Nicholas Studio, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Mercy Vasquez directs the production. Tickets are $9. For more information and showtimes, call (714) 708-5555.


Brett Rubbico Gallery

"The Great Awakening Show" is an interactive exhibition telling you to "please touch" its displays and perhaps get "a gummy bear or two." Fore more information, visit or call (949) 515-5102. The gallery is at

361 Old Newport Blvd., Newport Beach.


300 Calories

Author Lisa Lillien of "Hungry Girl 300 Under 300: 300 Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Dishes Under 300 Calories," will be speaking at 2 p.m. at the Barnes & Noble bookstore in Fashion Island, Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 718-0109.

Craft Fair and Boutique

The second annual Craft Fair & Spring Boutique is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the courtyard of Davis Magnet School, 1050 Arlington Road, Costa Mesa. Money raised from the event will be used for computers at Davis. For more information, call (949) 836-3965.

Art Sale, Exhibition

The Newport Beach Arts Commission is hosting an art exhibition and sale from 1 to 6 p.m. and the Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 717-3870.

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