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Thursday’s Calendar


Shanghai Quartet

The internationally renowned Shanghai Quartet performs at 8 p.m. at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts’ Samueli Theater. Tickets are $60. For more information, visit

OC Executive Summit


The Southern California chapter of the Business Marketing Assn. presents the 2011 OC Executive Summit at 9 a.m. at Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, 1107 Jamboree Road. Keynote speaker for the event is Laura Ramos and presenters include Gary Katz and Debbie Qaqish. Tickets are $120 and the topic is “Strategic Vision, Marketing Value and the Chief Marketer’s New Role.” For more information, visit



The Pacific Symphony presents a Spanish- and flamenco-inspired program at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. All shows start at 8 p.m., with a 7 p.m. pre-concert lecture. Tickets start at $25. For more information, visit



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

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. Tickets are $16 to $23. For more information, call (949) 650-5269.



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


Artistan Trunk Show

Feathers for Home & Garden hosts “First Friday Artisan Trunk Show” with artists and refreshments from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 270 E. 17th Street, Costa Mesa. For more information, call (949) 722-0244.


“Common Misconceptions about Islam”

The Islamic Education Center of Orange County’s Youth Group presents a presentation on “Common Misconceptions about Islam” for high school students and advisors at 8 p.m. at 3194B Airport Loop, Costa Mesa. For more information, call (714) 432-0060.

Family Shabbat Service

Temple Bat Yahm hosts a Family Shabbat Service, featuring the Glee-kim Youth Choir, at 6 p.m. in the Morgan Chapel, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach. The service will be followed by a Family Shabbat Dinner and a special tribute to Joanne Mercer, retiring as Director of Religious Education. Guests are welcome. For more information and dinner reservations, call (949) 644-1999 or visit


Book Sale

The Friends of the Library host a used book sale from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Newport Beach Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave. The Friday event is for members only. For more information, call (949) 759-9667.


Annual Gem Faire

The 22nd annual Gem Faire will be at the O.C. Fairgrounds in O.C. Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Building 10. Nearly 200 exporters and importers will be present. For the event’s operating hours and more information, visit


‘Wings of Freedom’

The Lyon Air Museum at John Wayne Airport hosts “Wings of Freedom,” offering paid public flights on World War II-era planes B-17, B-24 and P-51 Mustang Aircraft. Public tours will also be offered. For more information, call (714) 210-4585.



SCAPE, 2859 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, presents “Lux: Variations on a White Theme” that depicts artists exploring the various possibilities with shades of white. The opening reception is from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the gallery. For more information, visit


Lawn Bowling

The Newport Harbor Lawn Bowling Club hosts Saturday on the Green from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the club, 1550 Crown Drive, Corona del Mar. For more information, call (949) 640-0122.

‘Sleeping Beauty’

The Pacific Symphony presents a Family Musical Mornings series with “Sleeping Beauty” and other favorites. The kid-friendly presentation starts at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., with a musical carnival at 9 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Tickets are $29 or $46. For more information, visit or call (714) 755-5799.

Meet the Mayor

Newport Beach Mayor Mike Henn will talk about city projects and other issues from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Community Youth Center, 3000 Fifth Ave., Corona del Mar. Citizens are welcome to come by and chat with the mayor.

Peddler’s Market

Piecemakers Country Store, 1720 Adams Ave., Costa Mesa, hosts its annual Peddler’s Market from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. More than 90 vendors will participate in the event. For more information, call (714) 641-3112 or visit