Friday's Calendar


Shabbat Service

Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach, holds its Friday night Shabbat Service at 6 p.m. in the Morgan Chapel. The service 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

Alejandro's Awesome Surf Band

Surf rock band Alejandro's Awesome Surf Band headlines La Cave, 1695 Irvine Ave., Costa Mesa. The Hillside Stranglers and Dano Forte's Juke Joint Freak Show also perform. The show starts at 10 p.m. and is 21 and older only. For more information, visit

Stuart Weitzman Fall Trunk Show

Stuart Weitzman at South Coast Plaza presents its Fall 2011 Shoe and Boot Trunk Show from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Customers have the opportunity to place orders for the upcoming styles. For more information, call (714) 432-8100.


Earth Day Celebration

The OC Mart Mix, 3313 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa, hosts an Earth Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event features hands-on activities for children and adults, including a farmer's market, food trucks, face painting and more. For more information, visit

'Alice in Wonderland'

Irvine-based Maple Ballet presents "Alice in Wonderland" at the Irvine Barclay Theatre. The shows are at 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $28 for adults and $24 for children and seniors. For more information, visit

Torah Study

Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach, hosts its weekly Torah Study from 9 to 10:30 a.m., followed by the Saturday Shabbat Service at 10:40 a.m. Guests are welcome and childcare is available. For more information, call (949) 644-1999 or visit

Semi Sweet

Local rock band Semi Sweet headlines La Cave, 1695 Irvine Ave., Costa Mesa. Drums and Color also perform. The show starts at 10 p.m. and is 21 and older only. For more, 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

Easter Bunny Photos

Children can take photos with the Easter Bunny and ride the Bunny Carousel at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. The Easter Bunny will be in Carousel Court and the Macy's Home Store Wing. Photo opportunities and springtime crafts are available at both locations. For more information, 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.


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, or call (714) 432-0202, ext. 26533.

Student Thesis

The UC Irvine Claire Trevor School of the Arts presents its 2011 master's students thesis exhibitions. The opening reception is from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the University Art Gallery, 712 Arts Plaza, Irvine.


Easter Brunch at Fleming's

Fleming's at Fashion Island presents a special Easter Brunch menu from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring a three-course menu for $32.95 for adults and $15.95 for children. For reservations and more information, call (949) 720-9633.


John Flanagan

The Newport Beach Public Library and A Whale of a Tale Children's Bookshoppe in Irvine present a meet and greet with John Flanagan, author of the "Ranger's Apprentice" adventure series. The event is at 4 p.m. at the Friends Meeting Room of the library, 1000 Avocado Ave. For more information, call (949) 717-3830 or visit

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