Wednesday's Calendar


Pacifica Quartet (Postponed)

The Pacifica Quartet, a string quartet, which was set to make its Segerstrom Center for the Arts debut at 8 p.m. in the Samueli Theater with an all-Beethoven program, will have its performance postponed to Nov. 8 because of a member's illness. For more information, visit or call the box office at (714) 556-2787.

Hawaiian Music

Makana and Kaumakaiwa Kanaka'ole perform at 8 p.m. in the Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine. Tickets start at $23. For more information, visit or call (949) 854-4646.

Poetry Performance

John Gardiner, Janine Jarrell and Ricki Mandeville, all Southern California poets, will be giving readings in the "Living Out Loud" show starting at 8 p.m. at the Alta Coffee Warehouse & Restaurant, 506 31st St., Newport Beach. Admission is free and the show is hosted by Lee Mallory. For more information, call (949) 675-0233.

Speak Up Newport

Speak Up Newport will have its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. at Newport Beach Yacht Club, 1099 Bayside Drive. The focus of the meeting will be on Newport Harbor fee increases and improvements, and Councilman Steve Rosansky will be the guest speaker. The meeting is free. For more information, call (949) 224-2266 or visit


TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), a nationwide nonprofit organization, meets from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at 1701 Baker St., Costa Mesa. The first meeting is free and guests are welcome. No reservations are required. For more information, visit, or call (800) 932-8677.

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, Ca. The fee is $2. For more information, call (949) 646-9169.

Balboa Bay Republican Women Federated

The Balboa Bay Republican Women Federated club meets at 11 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month at Balboa Bay Club & Resort. The meeting includes lunch and a guest speaker, and the cost is $30 per person for members, $35 for non-members. Valet parking is available for $7. This week's guest speaker is Paul Glaab, who is the vice chairman on the Board of Directors for the Orange County Transportation Authority. For more information, call (949) 759-8514.

Connect With Grandparents

Advocates For Grandparent Grandchild Connection, a nonprofit organization that addresses grandparent visitation issues, meets at 3 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month in Room 3 or the OASIS Senior Center, 801 Narcissus Ave., Corona del Mar. For more information, visit


National Library Week

The Newport Beach Public Library celebrates National Library Week with special programs for children and adults, featuring musical performances, puppet shows, storytime by council members and more. For a full list of National Library Week events, visit or call (949) 717-3800, ext. 2.


'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

'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 or visit


Check-Ups For Donations

The Wellness Choice Center, 1101 Dove St., No. 255, Newport Beach, is offering wellness and chiropractic check-ups in exchange for $40 donations to the Japanese Red Cross Society. To make an appointment, call (949) 387-1333 or visit


'Silent Sky'

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 or call (714) 708-5555.


'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. and a special 2 p.m. Saturday matinee April 23. Tickets are $16 to $23. For more information, call (949) 650-5269 or visit


League of Women Voters Luncheon

The next Lunch with League meeting is at noon at Coco's at Fashion Island, 151 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. The meeting will focus on the recent revolutions in the Middle East, with Nubar Hovsepian, political science professor at Chapman University, serving as the guest speaker. For more information, call (949) 400-2183.


America's Family Pet Expo

The 22nd annual America's Family Pet Expo comes to the Orange County Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. The expo begins at 10 a.m. each day and general admission is $12, $10 for seniors 60 and older, $6 for children 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and younger and active military personnel with a valid ID. For more information, visit

Original Plays at OCC

Orange Coast College Repertory presents seven original short plays at the Drama Labu Studio Theatre on campus, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. Admission is free and the shows are for mature audiences. Shows are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday.

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