Thursday's Calendar


Easter Seals Fundraiser

Easter Seals Southern California Disability Services invites the public to its 11th annual "Walk With Me" fundraiser. The event is from 6 to 8 p.m. at Maggiano's Little Italy, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa. RSVP by calling Marie Holper, at (714) 834-1111, ext. 215.

O.C. Historical Society

Historian Chris Jepsen will give a talk about the former Pacific Beach Club, a club located between Newport Beach and Huntington Beach that catered to African-Americans in the 1920s, when blacks were barred from Los Angeles beaches. The 7:30 p.m. talk at the Sherman Library & Gardens, 2467 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., is free and open to the public. Event will begin at 6:30 p.m., with potluck appetizers and desserts.

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


Housing Workshop

The city of Costa Mesa will hold a free brown-bag workshop on housing options for the homeless, from noon to 1:30 p.m., in the Police Department Emergency Operations Center, 99 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa.

9/11 Remembrance

Irvine Valley College will mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks with a noon to 12:30 p.m. program in the campus' Performing Arts Center, 5500 Irvine Center Drive. Speakers will include O.C. Sheriff Sandra Hutchens and Irvine Police Chief David Maggard Jr. Free parking in Lot 5 between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Friday Night Shabbat

Shabbat services at Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach, are scheduled for 6 p.m. in the Sonenshine Sanctuary.

Singles Pot Luck

Temple Isaiah, 2401 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach, will have a singles' pot luck dinner at 6 p.m. Participants should bring a dairy or vegetarian dish. For more information, call (949) 631-2703.

Brett Rubbico Gallery

Tessa Shane and Mitch Esaki are the featured artists for "TSME" at the Brett Rubbico Gallery, 361 Old Newport Blvd., Newport Beach. According to the gallery, the two artists have "masculine geometrics [merging] harmoniously with feminine detail to create a complementary seamless fit and perfect balance." For more information, visit or call (949) 515-5102.

The Droppers

The Droppers will play classic rock and cover songs in the Celtic Bar at Muldoon's Irish Pub, 202 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.. No cover charge. For more information, call (949) 640-4110.


Opening of OCC Theatre


The Orange Coast College Theatre Department opens its 2011-12 season with "Seascape with Sharks and Dancer," by playwright Don Nigro. Friday night show is at 7:30 p.m., Drama Lab Studio Theatre, OCC, 2701 Fairview College. Advance tickets are $6 and tickets at the door are $8. Call (714) 432-5880 or go to


'Pride and Prejudice'

South Coast Repertory presents Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice," adapted for the stage by Joseph Hanreddy and J.R. Sullivan. The shows will be at the Segerstrom Stage. For showtimes and ticket information, visit


Golf Apparel Debut

Sub70 USA, a new line of men's golf lifestyle clothes, makes its Orange County debut from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Newport Beach Golf Center, 3100 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach.

Flea Market

The Pelican Courtyard Flea Market is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 124 Tustin Ave, Mariners Mile section of Newport Beach. For more information, visit

Steel City Jam

Steel City Jam & the Nightshift Band will play in the Celtic Bar at Muldoon's Irish Pub, 202 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.. No cover charge. More information, call (949) 640-4110.


OCT. 28

Hommage to The Dude

The opening reception for "Joe Forkan — The Lebowski Cycle," a painting exhibit, is from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion, Orange Coast College, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. The exhibit blends masterpieces of Western art with images from the 1998 film "The Big Lebowski." Pavilion is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.

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