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Sunday’s Calendar


Easter at Island Hotel

Island Hotel, 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, offers Easter breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. at its Lounge for $32 and Easter brunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Palm Terrace for $68 per person. For reservations and more information, call (949) 760-4920 or visit

Easter at Pelican Hill


Pelican Hill Resort in Newport Beach offers a traditional Easter brunch at three of its dinning locations — Andra, Coliseum Pool & Grill and Pelican Grill. The resort also hosts an Easter egg hunt for children at the Mar Vista Ballroom, which will feature a Golden Ticket giveaway for four new bicycles to lucky winners. For more information, visit

Easter at South Coast Plaza

Although South Cast Plaza is closed for Easter, seven restaurants at the shopping destination — Charlie Palmer at Bloomingdale’s, Leatherby’s Café Rouge, Pinot Provence, Royal Khyber Fine Indian Cuisine, Scott’s Restaurant & Bar, The Capital Grille and Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill — are offering Easter brunch. For more information, 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 exhibition. The exhibition is at the University Art Gallery, 712 Arts Plaza, Irvine.


‘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



Playwright Itamar Moses’ “Completeness,” a romantic comedy, makes its world premiere at South Coast Repertory’s Argyros Stage. Tickets start at $12. For showtimes and more information, visit


Marsha Tudor Exhibit

il Barone Ristorante, 4251 Martingale Way, Suite A, Newport Beach, displays the artwork of Marsha Tudor. Hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and 5 to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call (949) 391-6710 or visit


Women’s Bible Study

Presbyterian Church of the Covenant hosts its Community Bible Study in English for women from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the church’s Fireside Room, 2850 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. Contact Jeri Frazee at (714) 962-1682 or Cindy Zekaria at (714) 869-4092 for more information.


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.” Exhibition hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and by appointment. For more information, visit or call (949) 515-5102. The gallery is at 361 Old Newport Blvd., Newport Beach.


Alexander Calder Exhibit

Orange County Museum of Art presents “Alexander Calder and Contemporary Art,” an exhibit featuring 30 works of art by Calder from the 1940s through ‘60s. For more information, visit


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