Wednesday's Calendar

Wednesday's Calendar

Wednesday's Calendar


Puro Instinct

Puro Instinct headlines the Detroit Bar, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa. John Maus and Geneva Jacuzzi also perform. The 21-and-older show starts at 9 p.m. and tickets are $10. For more information, visit

Jazz Concerts

A tribute to Paul Desmond, by Bruce Babad and vocalist Kate Reid, is at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Marriott Hotel & Spa, 900 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. For more information on the Sunset Jazz at Newport series, visit

'Mary Poppins'

A mini-concert of "Mary Poppins," which runs at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts from Thursday to Aug. 7, will be at 1 p.m. in the Carousel Court of South Coast Plaza.

Speak Up Newport

Speak Up Newport presents a meet-and-greet session with Kimberly Brandt, the Newport Beach community development director, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Newport Beach Yacht Club, 1099 Bayside Drive, Newport Beach. The event is free. For more information, visit or call (949) 224-2266.

Connect With Grandparents

Advocates For Grandparent Grandchild Connection, a nonprofit organization that addresses grandparent visitation issues, meets at 3 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month in Room 3 or the OASIS Senior Center, 801 Narcissus Ave., Corona del Mar. For more information, visit


'Steel Magnolias'

The Costa Mesa Playhouse, 661 Hamilton St., Costa Mesa, presents "Steel Magnolias," described as "the quintessential story of friendship and trust." For other showtimes and ticket information, visit or call (949) 650-5269.


Judith Liebe

The Brett Rubbico Gallery presents a solo exhibition of German landscape and figurative painter Judith Liebe. The gallery is at 361 Old Newport Blvd., Newport Beach. For more information, visit or call (949) 515-5102.


AUG. 7

'Mary Poppins'

The Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents "Mary Poppins," the hit musical based on the Disney film. Showtimes vary. Tickets start at $22.50. For more information, visit or call (714) 556-2787.


Costa Mesa Debate

Costa Mesa city officials and employee union representatives will be present at a debate, starting at noon, about Costa Mesa's plan to privatize city jobs. The debate takes place at Coco's Bakery Restaurant at Fashion Island, 151 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, and is presented by the League of Women Voters. Reservations are required. Call Barb Wood at (949) 400-2183 for more information.

Wine Tasting Social

The Newport Harbor Republican Women are having their second annual Wine Tasting Social from 5 to 7 p.m. at the home of Missy Ann Schweiger, 418 Dahlia, Corona del Mar. Cost is $45 per person and $90 per couple. Contact Sheila at (949) 720-1726 or email for reservations.

Bob Dylan

Iconic songwriter Bob Dylan performs with his band at the Pacific Amphitheatre, as part of the O.C. Fair. The show starts at 8 p.m. For more information, visit

Shabbat Service

Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach, holds its Friday night Shabbat Under the Stars Service at 6 p.m. Guests are welcome. For more information, call (949) 644-1999 or visit


'Murder Most Sweet'

Richard Taylor presents his comedic murder-thriller, "Murder Most Sweet," at the Costa Mesa Playhouse, 661 Hamilton St., Costa Mesa. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $16 to $23. Visit or call (714) 650-5269 for more information.


The 5 Browns

The 5 Browns, the sibling pianists, will perform for the Pacific Symphony's Summer Festival 2011. Symphony Music Director Carl St. Clair conducts. Tickets start at $25 for the concert at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Irvine. For more information, visit or call (714) 755-5799.

Neon Trees

Pop rock group Neon Trees perform at the Pacific Amphitheatre, as part of the O.C. Fair. The show starts at 8 p.m. For more information, visit

Summer Cooking

Local Chef Zov Karamardian will show featured recipes at 9 a.m. from her newest cookbook, "Simply Zov." Attendees can taste samples and learn new summertime recipes at Roger's Gardens, 2301 San Joaquin Hills Road, Corona del Mar.

Jaelle in Concert

Local musician Jaelle performs at the O.C. Fair in Costa Mesa on the Meadows Stage at 10:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. For more information, visit

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