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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.