Thursday's Calendar


China Expert

Greg Autry, a business professor at UC Irvine and author of "Death by China," will be the guest speaker at the October meeting of the Newport Harbor Republican Women. The event is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Pacific Club, 4110 MacArthur Blvd, Newport Beach. Admission costs $30. To reserve a seat, call (949) 720-1726.

Island Bash

The second annual "Monster Bash" fall concert, hosted by the Marine Avenue Business Improvement District, is from 5 to 7 p.m. in the 200 block of Marine Avenue on Balboa Island. The free event features live Swing music and a Halloween costume contest. Local businesses will stay open longer than usual and will offer deals.

Advance Screening of


The Exchange Club of Newport Harbor screens the new movie "Anonymous" on the eve of its general release as the main feature of the 21st annual Movie Screening benefit, one of the service club's main fundraisers of the year. Proceeds benefit the Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center and other youth programs in O.C. The evening will begin with a 5:30 p.m. food festival, followed by the movie screening at the Lido Theatre, 3459 Via Lido, Newport Beach. VIP tickets cost $90 and include preferred seating and free parking. General admission tickets are $60. For more information, go to

Reaching Out to the Hungry

Le Pain Quotidien, a new café and bakery at Fashion Island, will hose a benefit to help fight childhood hunger from 5 to 8 p.m. at its location in the shopping center's Pacific Court. Tickets cost $40 and can be bought by calling Judy Walker at (949) 481-7792 or emailing her at All of the proceeds go to the local chapter of the nonprofit Share Our Strength.


The Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce hosts a networking event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Regatta Café at Via Lido Plaza, 3421 Via Lido, Newport Beach.

Ernest Marquez

Ernest Marquez, author of "Noir Afloat: Tony Cornero and the Notorious Gambling Ships of Southern California," will give a talk about his book and sign copies in the Steele Model Pavilion at the Newport Harbor Nautical Museum, 600 E. Bay Ave. on the Balboa Peninsula. The event is at 7 p.m. Museum members get in free for the event, non-members pay $10 and students pay $5 with an I.D.



The Corona del Mar High School Theatre Arts Department presents its production of "Amadeus" at 7:30 p.m. in the Little Theatre, 2101 Eastbluff, Newport Beach. Tickets cost $10.



The internationally acclaimed "Riverdance" comes the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Segerstrom Hall. Ticket start at $20. For showtimes and more information, visit



Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, presents its Haunted House fairy tale-themed costume show. The event is from 5 to 9 p.m. Parking and admission costs $20 per car, $30 per SUV and $100 per bus. Walk-ups pay $10 to get in. For more information, call (949) 729-3863 or go to


'Dig Pink'

The Irvine Valley College women's volleyball team will play Golden West College in "Dig Pink," an Orange Empire Conference match for a good cause. Proceeds from the 6 p.m. match at Irvine Valley College, 5500 Irvine Center Drive, will go toward breast cancer research. A $5-donation will get you a pink T-shirt and a pink spray cleaner.

Shabbat Service

Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback Street, Newport Beach, will have a Friday Night Shabbat Service at 6 p.m. in the Sonenshine Sanctuary. A dessert reception will follow at 7 p.m. For more information, call (949) 644-1999 or go to

Documentary Screening

The city of Costa Mesa and the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Support Group, will host a screening of "Patrol Base Jaker," an independent documentary film about the 2009-2010 deployment to Afghanistan of the city's adopted Marine unit, the 1st Battalion, 5th Marines. The film will be shown at 7 p.m. at the Triangle Square Cinemas in Costa Mesa. The film's director, David Scantling, will appear for a discussion after the screening, along with Marine Col. Robert Castellvi, who is based at Camp Pendleton. Proceeds from the event go to the 1/5 Support Group and "Socks for Heroes." Tickets for the film viewing cost $20 and $25 for a package that includes the movie ticket, popcorn and a soda. Seating is limited and tickets can be purchased at

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