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Wednesday’s Calendar


Herbs in Pots

A “Kitchen Garden: Herbs in Pots” class will take place at 9 a.m. at the Sherman Library & Gardens, 2647 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar. Pre-registration ($50) is required. For more information, call (949) 673-2261 or go to

Breaking Bread Together


The Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith Council presents a luncheon where resources for the elderly will be discussed. The event is at 11:45 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, at Dover Drive and 16th St., Newport Beach. Cost is $10 with a reservation and $15 without one. RSVP to

Shabazz Palaces

Hip-hop group Shabazz Palaces headlines the Detroit Bar, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa. The 21-and-older show starts at 9 p.m. and tickets are $13. For more information, visit



Homage to The Dude

“Joe Forkan — The Lebowski Cycle,” a painting exhibit, is at 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. Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays.


Morning Boost

The Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce hosts its 90-minute Breakfast Boost from 7 to 8:45 a.m. at the Costa Mesa Country Club, 1701 Golf Course Drive. Prepaid reservations are $15. They can also be made at the door for $20. To make reservations, call (714) 885-9090 or go to

Vegetarian and Vegan Diets

Dr. Andrew Weil and Chef Michael Stebner will give a 2:30 p.m. talk and presentation at True Food Kitchen, Fashion Island, about the health benefits of vegetarian and vegan diets. Weil will do the talking while Stebner will put on a cooking demonstration of foods being discussed. Cost is $45 per person (not including tax and tip). For more information, call (949) 751-2176.

Melvita Party


Melvita celebrates its one-year anniversary at Fashion Island with cocktails, music, small bites and discounts. The event is from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, call (949) 729-8037.


‘2011: A Space Odyssey’

The Pacific Symphony, led by guest conductor Giancarlo Guerrero, plays pieces from Stanley Kubrick’s film “2001: A Space Odyssey” and other favorites. Showtime is 8 p.m. at Segerstrom Center for the Arts’ Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Tickets start at $25. For more information, visit


One Big Tree

South Coast Plaza’s 2011 Christmas Tree will be arriving by truck from Mt. Shasta and will be hoisted up between 7 and 10 a.m. at Town Center Park, 686 Anton Blvd., Costa Mesa.

All About Owls


The Little Naturalist program at the Environmental Nature Center will give an outdoor class about owls for children ages 3 to 5. Children will have an opportunity to touch owl wings and talons. The class is from 10 to 11 a.m. at the center, 1601 16th St., Newport Beach. Cost is $5. RSVP by emailing, or call (949) 645-8489.

High Tea for a Good Cause

The 22nd annual High Tea & Fashion Show, the fundraiser for the Orange County Ronald McDonald House, is from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Balboa Bay Club & Resort, 1221 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach. For more information, go to

Get Into the Swing

“Swinging Through The Night,” a casino night and swing dance party to benefit the Foundation for Neurosciences Strokes Recovery, is at 7 p.m. at the OASIS Community Center, 801 Narcissus Ave., Corona del Mar. The evening will feature Swing dance performances by Cheryl Burke’s Dance Studio. Tickets cost $250 per person and $400 per couple. For more information, visit

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


The Miles Davis Experience

Trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire and his quintet pay tribute to iconic jazz artist Miles Davis with a concert at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts’ Samueli Theater. “The Miles Davis Experience: 1949-159" celebrates Davis’ legendary music. Tickets start at $62 and showtimes are 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. For more information, visit


‘Kings of the Dance 2011'

Five of today’s premier male dancers hit the stage in “Kings of Dance 2011" at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts’ Segerstrom Hall. The performance features Guillaume Côté, Marcelo Gomes, David Hallberg, Denis Matvienko and Ivan Vasiliev. Tickets start at $13.60. For showtimes and more information, visit