Wednesday's Calendar

THURSDAY

Author Katie Arnoldi

The Newport Beach Library Foundation's Library Live program hosts Katie Arnoldi, author of "Point Dume," for a lecture and Q&A at 7 p.m. at the Newport Beach Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave. A book signing will follow at 8 p.m. Suggested donation is $10 at the door. For more information, call (949) 548-2411.

THURSDAY TILL SUNDAY

Newport Boat Show

The 38th Annual Newport Boat Show, featuring a diverse selection of new and previously owned boats, is open daily at Lido Marina Village, 3420 Via Oporto, Newport Beach. Hours are noon to 7 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $12 for adults and free for children 12 and younger. For more information, call (949) 757-5959 or visit newportinwaterboatshow.com.

TILL SATURDAY

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 http://www.wellnesschoicecenter.com.

TILL SUNDAY

'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 http://www.scr.org or call (714) 708-5555.

TILL MAY 6

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.occhorticulture.com, 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.

TILL MAY 8

'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 http://www.costamesaplayhouse.org.

'Completeness'

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, visit http://www.scr.org.

TILL MAY 20

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 http://www.ocdesignersource.com.

FRIDAY

AND SATURDAY

OCC Student Dance Concert

Orange Coast College's 48th Annual Student Dance Concert will be held at 8 p.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theatre, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. The program includes a range of dance styles including modern, ballet, tap, hip hop and jazz. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door and can be purchased at the OCC Bursar's office, or at http://www.occtickets.com.

SATURDAY

Benefit Concert

KOCI Rockin' for Radio, a benefit concert for StarTree and KOCI, featuring Jumpin Jack Flash, will be held from 3 to 11 p.m. at the Westside Bar & Grill, 512 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. For more information and tickets, call (949) 646-5615.

Book Signing

Author Jeff Delaney, of "Newport Beach: Then and Now," hosts a book signing from 2 to 4 p.m. at Lido Village Books, 3424 Via Oporto, Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 673-2549.

SUNDAY

Earth Day Service

St. Mark Presbyterian Church and its Ecophilians Environmental Group host a Earth Day Sunday with special Earth Day worship times services at 9 to 10 a.m. and 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the church, 2200 San Joaquin Hills Rd., Newport Beach. Following the services, UCI professor David Feldman will speak about "The Injustice of Climate Change: Faith, Eco-justice, and Global Environmental Challenges" at 10:45 and 11:45 a.m. For more information, call (949) 644-1341.

Zen Workshop

The Zen Center of Orange County hosts an introduction to Zen workshop at the center from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at 120 E. 18th St., Costa Mesa. For more information, call (949) 722-7818.

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