UCI Breakfast Forum
Inside Edge presents an organization networking and breakfast meeting at the University Club on the campus of UC Irvine. Breakfast is from 6:30 to 7 a.m. and meeting is from 7 to 8:45 a.m. First-time guests pay $35. For reservations and more information, go to https://www.insideedge.org.
Pilates by Ando
Arthur D. Ando, a physical therapist and Pilates expert, will give a workshop on “The five-step functional approach,” as part of Orange Coast College’s fifth annual Pilates Guest Speaker series. The workshop is from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in the OCC Art Center, Room 148, Orange Coast College, 2701 Fairview Road. The event is free to OCC students and $20 for others, or $85 for all five workshops, which go through Nov. 9. For tickets, call (714) 432-5880 or go to https://www.occtickets.com.
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 https://www.grandparentchildconnect.org.
The Sunset Jazz series at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa presents the Judy Roberts-Greg Fishman Quartet. The shows will be performed at 6 and 7:30 p.m. in the Rose Garden of the hotel, at 900 Newport Center Drive. Tickets are $15, $20 or $30. For more information, visit https://www.westcoastjazzparty.com.
Speak Up Newport
Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach will headline the monthly Speak Up Newport meeting with a talk, “Orange County: A Model During a Period of Municipal Meltdown.” The program, which is from 6 to 7 p.m., will follow a reception from 5:30 to 6 p.m, at the Newport Beach Yacht Club, 1099 Bayside Drive. There will be a cash bar and free appetizers. Admission is free and no reservations are needed. For more information, call (949) 224-2266 or go to https://www.speakupnewport.org.
‘West Side Story’
The Grammy Award-winning “West Side Story” comes to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts’ Segerstrom Hall. Tickets start at $20. For showtimes and more information, visit https://www.scfta.org.
TILL SEPT. 25
Canstruction Orange County
Check out the 15 structures made out of canned foods that will be displayed throughout South Coast Plaza during Festival of Children, all of which will later be donated to the Orange County Food Bank.
TILL SEPT. 30
Festival of Children
The 10th annual Festival of Children — a month-long family oriented event featuring live music, dance performances, arts and crafts, and more — returns to South Coast Plaza. More than 75 youth-serving organizations will also be showcased. For a full schedule of events, visit https://www.festivalofchildren.org.
The Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce hosts a “90-minute Breakfast Boost,” from 7 to 8:45 a.m. at the Costa Mesa Country Club, 1701 Golf Course Drive. Pre-paid reservations cost $15. Reservations at the door are $20. To make reservations, call (714) 885-9090 or visit https://www.costamesachamber.com.
“The Living Room,” with DJ Sergio Vasquez, Roland Colon and guest DJs, perform at 9:30 p.m. at the Commonwealth Lounge & Grill, 2406 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach. The show is free.
Musical Opens at Vanguard
“Americans All,” featuring music by retired Orange County Judge James P. Gray, opens at Vanguard University’s Lyceum Theater, 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. Performance begins at 8 p.m. For tickets, go to vanguard.universitytickets.com.
Big Whiskey Band
The Big Whiskey Band, a Dave Matthews Band cover act, performs from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Muldoon’s Irish Pub, 202 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. The event is free. For more information, call (949) 640-4110.
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 cover is $5. For more information, visit https://www.flashbackheartattack.com.
FRIDAY TILL SUNDAY SEPT. 18
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 https://www.occtickets.com.