Friday's Calendar


The Art of Champagne

The Quattro Caffé at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa has its sixth annual tasting of champagnes from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $45. Tax and gratuity are not included. For reservations, call (714) 754-0300.

Artisan 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 St., 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 or call (503) 252-8300.



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


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.



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, call (714) 755-5799.



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


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, 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.

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