Friday's Calendar


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.


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 Lab 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.


Spring Plant Sale

Orange Coast College's horticulture garden presents its Spring Plant Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays. More than 2,500 plants will be on sale. For more information, visit http://www.occ, or call (714) 432-0202, ext. 26533.


Concordia University Music

The 15th annual MasterWorks Concert Series with Concordia University's choir groups and orchestra is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. The campus is at 1530 Concordia West, Irvine. Tickets can be ordered at

'Battle of Costa Mesa'

Civil War re-enactors will stage battles and other events at Fairview Park in Costa Mesa from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission and parking are free. For more information, e-mail or visit


Fashion Show

Style expert Tim Gunn, co-host of Lifetime's "Project Runway" and chief creative officer of Liz Claiborne Inc., hosts the Spring 2011 fashion show at Fashion Island. The event is at 1 p.m. at the Neiman Marcus/Bloomingdales court. Reservations are not required, but seating is limited. For more information, visit

Soul of Korea 2011

The Urban Fusion Dancers from the UC Irvine Claire Trevor School of the Arts perform at 7 p.m. in the Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine. For tickets, call the box office at (949) 854-4646 ext. 1, or visit

Craft Co-Op Launch Party

SewnClever has a launch party from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Studio Seaside, 3711 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar. For more information, e-mail or call (949) 675-9642.

Make-A-Wish Fundraiser

The inaugural Walk For Wishes, with the Orange County/Inland Empire Make-A-Wish

Foundation chapter, is at the Great Park in Irvine. Registration is $25 per person and includes a T-shirt. Register at


Costa Mesa-based Torelli Realty hosts its annual Egg-Citement event, an Easter Egg Hunt at Tanager Park, 1780 Hummingbird Drive, Costa Mesa. The free event is from 9:30 a.m. to noon and also features pony rides, a petting zoo, bounce house and more. For more, call (714) 540-7355.

'Arabian Nights'

The eighth annual Tinkerbell Gala, dubbed "Arabian Nights," begins at 6 p.m. at the Fairmont Hotel, 4500 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach. The event is a fundraiser for Children's Hospital of Orange

County. Tickets are $125 a person or $1,200 for a table of 10. For more information, visit

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