Wednesday's Calendar


Poetry at Alta

Lee Mallory hosts Poetry at Alta, which will celebrate 20 years of poetry at Alta Coffee and Restaurant, 506 31st St., Newport Beach. In addition to poetry readings, musician Michael Ubaldini will perform. The show starts at 8 p.m. and is free. For more information, call (949) 675-0233.

Speak Up Newport

The nonprofit, non-partisan citizens group, Speak Up Newport, has its monthly, open-to-the-public meeting from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Newport Beach Yacht Club, 1099 Bayside Drive, Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 224-2266 or visit

Republican Women

The Balboa Bay Republican Women Federated will be having a lunch meeting with Mariam Atash Nawabi as a guest speaker starting at 11:15 a.m. at the Balboa Bay Club, 1221 West Coast Hwy., Newport Beach. Lunch is $30 for members, $35 for non-members. Call Marilyn McCallum for reservations at (949) 759-8514.

Festival of Shavuot

Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach, marks the festival of Shavuot with a worship and Yizkor memorial service at 10:30 a.m. in Morgan Chapel. For more information, call (949) 644-1999 or visit


'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


'Mind's Eye' Opening

Eyetorrent Artspace hosts a solo art exhibition by Geoffrey Doolittle organizers call evidence of "diligent exploration of form and concept." The gallery is at 1630 Superior Ave., Costa Mesa. For more information and images, visit

Community and government Affairs Meeting

The Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce, 2855 E. Coast Hwy., Suite 101, hosts its monthly Community and Government Affairs Meeting, featuring legislative reports from the offices of John Campbell, Don Wagner, Tom Harman, John Moorlach and Nancy Gardner. The event is from 7:30 to 9 a.m. and is free to the public. For more information, call (949) 673-4050.

Norma Zager

Barnes & Noble at Fashion Island hosts a book signing by Norma Zager, who will sign copies of her new book "Erin Brockovich and the Beverly Hills Greenscam" at 3:30 p.m. For more information, call (949) 718-0109.

Cover Me Badd Karaoke

La Cave, 1695 Irvine Ave., Costa Mesa, will host a karaoke night at 10 p.m. Thursdays where guests can sing with the house band for the night, Cover Me Badd. There is no cover and the event is 21 and older only. For more information, visit


'Rhapsody in Blue'

Pianist Orion Weiss joins the Pacific Symphony for its final concert of the season, paying tribute to Gershwin and Rachmaninoff. The shows start at 8 p.m. and tickets are $25 to $109. For more information, visit


'Sea Level'

Southern California Art Projects and Exhibitions (scape), 2859 E. Coast Why., Corona del Mar, hosts "Sea Level," featuring new paintings by Danny Galieote. Other artists included are James David Thomas, Wolfgang Bloch and Brad Howe. The artists reception is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. For gallery hours and more information, call (949) 723-3406 or visit


Shakespeare by the Sea ***

The 14th season of free Shakespeare performances will be 10 weeks long and include shows in Newport Beach. For a complete schedule, visit


Shabbat Service

Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach, holds its Friday night Shabbat Service at 6 p.m. in the Morgan Chapel. The service will be led by Rabbi Mark S. Miller, Rabbi Gersh Zylberman and Cantor Grant and will be followed by an Oneg Shabbat. Guests are welcome. For more information, call (949) 644-1999 or visit

International Food Fair

The fifth annual International Food Fair & Fundraiser is from 5 to 8 p.m. at TeWinkle Intermediate School, 3224 California Ave., Costa Mesa. Activities include a shuffle dance contest, carnival games, jazz band, a raffle and food.

Nicole Vaughn

Nicole Vaughn will have a CD release party at La Cave, 1695 Irvine Ave., Costa Mesa. Also performing are Jeremiah Red and I Hate You Just Kidding. The 21-and-older show starts at 10 p.m. and is free. For more information, visit

Flashback Heart Attack

Flashback Heart Attack, an 1980s KROQ cover band, will perform at 10 p.m. at the Harp Inn, 130 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa. The show is 21 and older only and tickets are $5. For more information, visit

Passport to Luxury

The third annual Passport to Luxury show is at Fashion Island in Newport Beach. A portion of the sales will benefit the CHOC Foundation. For more information, call (949) 721-2000.


Recycling Electronics

Proceeds of the free electronic recycling event at City Hall, 77 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, will benefit the Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce. Items that can be recycled include computers, monitors, televisions, cell phones, printers and ink toner cartridges. Call (800) 574-5944 or visit for more information.

'Snow White' Musical

Students from the Children's Musical Theater program at Newport Harbor Lutheran Church and School perform "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" at 7 p.m. Friday and 1:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday. Free admission. The church is at 798 Dover Drive, Newport Beach. For more information, contact Terri Martinez at (714) 856-9782 or

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