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.
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 or visit http://www.newportharborlbc.com.
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 http://www.pacificsymphony.org 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.
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 http://www.pacificsymphony.org or call (714) 755-5799.
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 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 information, visit http://www.scr.org.
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 http://www.gemfaire.com.
'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.
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.
TILL JUNE 30
'The California Years'
Newport Beach Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave., hosts a photo exhibit by renowned photographer Jerry Muller. The exhibit, "The California Years: The 1960s and Beyond," is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. An opening reception will be from 5:30 to 8:15 p.m. Monday. For more information, call (949) 540-5681.
Mother's Day at Island Hotel
The Island Hotel, 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, offers Mother's Day brunch and dinner options. The Palm Terrace Patio hosts a buffet and BBQ brunch form 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at $78 per person or $29 per child, ages 5 to 12. The Palm Terrace Restaurant offers a prix-fixe Mother's Day dinner menu from 5:30 to 9 p.m. For more information, call (949) 759-0808 or visit http://www.islandhotel.com.
Paul Glen will be giving a presentation on how technology firms can produce better leadership qualities in their managers at 5:30 p.m. in the Wyndham Orange County hotel, 3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa. For more information, visit http://www.pmi-oc.org.
Free Scoop Night
The Häagen-Dazs at Fashion Island in Newport Beach has a free scoop event from 4 to 8 p.m. For more information, call (949) 644-7555.
TUESDAY TILL MAY 15
'9 to 5: The Musical'
The Tony Awards-nominated "9 to 5: The Musical" comes to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Segerstrom Hall. Tickets start at $20. For showtimes and more information, visit http://www.scfta.org.