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 http://www.NHHSmusicboosters.com. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the music programs.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
Home Business Expo
Seminars about setting up a home business and other topics will be at the Orange County Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. Admission is $10 at the door or $8 in advance online. Visit http://www.wahbexpo.com for more information.
FRIDAY TILL SUNDAY
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 http://www.theshownewport.com.
SCAPE, 2859 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, presents "Lux: Variations on a White Theme" that depicts artists exploring the various possibilities with tints of white. For more information, visit http://www.scapesite.com.
'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 http://www.scr.org or call (714) 708-5555.
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 http://www.pacificsymphony.org.
Poker and Bunco Tournament
Costa Mesa United hosts a Texas Hold 'Em and Bunco tournament to benefit youth sports from 5:30 to 10 p.m. at Net Development, 3130 Airway Ave., Costa Mesa. For more information, call James Huffman at (714) 856-0571 or visit http://www.cmunited.com.
Keith Montgomery, of Discovix, Inc., leads a workshop from 8 a.m. to noon at Vanguard University's Great Commission Hall, 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. The seminar about negotiating skills is part of the Project Management Institute's seminar series. Admission starts at $45. For more information and to register, visit http://www.pmi-oc.org.
As a benefit concert for China California Health Watch, Rick DellaRatta performs from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Bacchus Secret Cellar, 6735 Quail Hill, Irvine. Two tickets in advance are $50. Single ticket prices are $35. Visit http://www.chinacal.org to buy tickets or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Michael Stars store at Fashion Island hosts Bohemian Beauty, a '70s-themed shopping event, which will go from 2 to 5 p.m. For more information, call (949) 999-0750.
Lemon Drop Dance Club
Newport Beach-based Lemon Drop Club, which hosts singles parties in Orange County geared for adults around the age of 40 and older, will have its next singles party from 7 to midnight at Crowne Plaza Hotel's Grand Ballroom, 17941 Von Karman, Irvine. A free dance lesson will be offered from 7 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 and parking is free. No membership is required. For more information, call (949) 378-6600 or visit http://www.lemondropclub.com.
SoCal Icon, formerly OC Idol, holds vocal auditions for youth ages 7 to 18 at South Coast Plaza. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and auditions are from 10 a.m. to noon. Registration is $35 and all youth must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, visit http://www.socalicon.com or call (951) 371-5239.
Prom Dinner at Fleming's
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar at Fashion Island offers a special three-course prom dinner for $50 per student or $100 per couple. For reservations, call (949) 720-9633 and mention "Prime Celebrations menu.