Thursday's Calendar


Real Office Centers

The Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce is hosting an event highlighting the executive office offerings of Real Office Centers from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 23 Corporate Plaza, Suite 150, Newport Beach. Free to chamber members, $30 for non-members. Event includes food and entertainment. No reservations required. For more information, contact Pam Smith at (949) 729-4411 or e-mail

Mammoth Thunderpower

The Avalon Bar in Costa Mesa is hosting Mammoth Thunderpower, DJ Dave Noise and special guest Silverblood. The bar at 820 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa, opens its doors at 9 p.m. Ages 21-plus. Shows presented by Factory Records:

Black Lips

Indie rock band Black Lips headlines the Detroit Bar, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa. Cerebral Ballzy also performs. The 21-and-older show starts at 9 p.m. and tickets are $15.

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


Summer Yoga Series

lululemon athletica at Fashion Island hosts Vino & Vinyasa, a summer yoga series. The classes are held from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays. For more information, call (949) 644-9642.


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

Artist's Reception

Turley-Emett Studio, 417 30th St., Newport Beach, hosts an opening reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event features the Asian-influence artwork of Tom Grogg, a longtime Newport Beach-based artist. There will also be a reception from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (949) 723-1513.

Flashback Heart Attack

Flashback Heart Attack, an 1980s KROQ cover band, will perform at 9 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

Phil Shane

Singer Phil Shane will perform cover songs from Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Neil Diamond and others at La Cave Restaurant, 1695 Irvine Ave., Costa Mesa. The free show is 21 and over only. For more information, visit


United Nations Assn.

The Orange County chapter of the United Nations Assn. hosts guest speaker professor Jim Stanbery of Harbor College at the Irvine Heritage Library, 14361 Yale Ave., Irvine. His presentation is titled "Why the U.N. is Important Now More than Ever" and starts at 11 a.m., with refreshments at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call (949) 733-3439.

AAUW Luncheon

The American Assn. of University Women's Newport-Mesa-Irvine branch is having its annual installation luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the North Bluff Club House, 2490 Vista del Oro, Newport Beach. Donna Lilly will be talking about an initiative to promote equal pay for girls and women. The lunch is $15. For more information, e-mail or call (949) 717-7745.

Summer Reading Program

The Newport Beach Public Library begins the summer reading program at all its branches. The day includes face painting for children, drawings, registration for the programs and more information on the summer series. The program runs through Aug. 12. For more information about the kickoff day, call (949) 717-3800 ext. 2 or visit

Torah Study

Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach, hosts its weekly Torah Study from 9 to 10:30 a.m., followed by the Saturday Shabbat Service at 10:40 a.m. Guests are welcome and childcare is available. For more information, call (949) 644-1999 or visit


Grandparent Rights

Advocates for Grandparent-Grandchild Connection presents the Understanding Grandparent Rights event, which is from 2 to 4 p.m. at Oasis Senior Center, 801 Narcissus Ave., Corona del Mar. Guest speakers include Marian Bergeson, Lillian Carson, Sheryl Edgar, Jeff Stivers and Scott Paulsen. Tickets are $25 and the event includes desserts and coffee from Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, a silent auction and more. For more information, call (949) 640-0399 or visit

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