Wednesday's Calendar


Firestone Walker

Seating is limited for the five-brews, five-course dinner from 7 to 9 p.m. at Firestone Walker, 2406 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach. Tickets are $39 per person. Call (949) 675-4444 or e-mail for reservations.


TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), a nationwide non-profit organization, meets from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at 1701 Baker St., Costa Mesa. The first meeting is free and guests are welcome. No reservations are required. For more information, visit, or call (800) 932-8677.

Chamber Lunch

A group of Costa Mesa Chamber members meets from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Costa Mesa Country Club, 1701 Golf Course Drive, to exchange leads. Visitors are welcome. Cost is $17; no reservation is necessary. For more information, call (714) 885-9093 or visit

Emotional Control Meeting

Recovery International, which provides tools and practice in changing thinking habits to gain personal control over distressing emotions like anxiety, depression and anger, holds weekly meetings at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Joachim Church Annex, 1943 Orange Ave., Classroom C, Costa Mesa. The meetings are free, but contributions are welcomed to offset costs. For more information, call (949) 548-9669 or visit



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. For more information, visit


'Mansfield Park'

South Coast Repertory's Teen Players present Jane Austen's "Mansfield Park" at the Repertory's Nicholas Studio, with dramatization by Willis Hall. For showtimes and more information, visit

'Emperor's New Clothes'

South Coast Repertory, as part of its Theatre for Young Audiences series, presents a musical version of "The Emperor's New Clothes." Tickets start at $18. For showtimes and more information, visit or call (714) 708-5555.


'Mass Appeal'

Students will display their work in the Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion at Orange Coast College, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. Admission is free. For more information, visit


'Three Days of Rain'

South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa presents Richard Greenberg's play "Three Days of Rain." For showtimes and more information, visit

'Burn the Floor'

The Broadway dance extravaganza "Burn the Floor" comes to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Segerstrom Hall. Tickets start at $20 for the critically acclaimed show. For showtimes and more information, visit


'The California Years'

Newport Beach Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave., presents 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. For more information, call (949) 540-5681.


Pacific Symphony

Guest piano soloist Conrad Tao plays with the Pacific Symphony at 8 p.m. through Saturday night and at 3 p.m. Sunday for a "Classical Connections" concert. The program at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall includes "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini" and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5. Tickets start at $25. Call (714) 755-5799 for more information or visit


Jazz Picnic

The Sailors Music Boosters of Newport Harbor High School present "Jazz Picnic Under the Bell Tower" from 6 to 8 p.m. at the campus, 600 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach. Meals are $7. Premium seating is available on the day and beforehand at A portion of the proceeds will benefit the music programs.


The Home Entertainment Show

Audio and video equipment demonstrations will be at the Hilton Irvine/Orange County Hotel, 18800 MacArthur Blvd., Irvine. Start times vary each day. One-day passes are $15; three-day passes are $35. For more information, call (702) 242-4545 or visit

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