'These Amazing Shadows'
The Newport Beach Film Festival and the Studio at Sage Hill are offering a free screening of "These Amazing Shadows." A Q&A with director Paul Mariano will follow the screening. For more information about the film, go to http://www.TheseAmazingShadows.com. Sage Hill School is at 20402 Newport Coast Drive, Newport Coast. The school's website is http://www.sagehillschool.org.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Visits
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer will appear at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 13712 Jamboree Road in Irvine, to sign her new book, "Scorpions for Breakfast, My Fight Against Special Interests, Liberal Media and Cynical Politicos to Secure America's Border." Customers can begin lining up at 6 p.m. For more information, call (714) 508-9707.
Elementary School Surf
Newport Elementary School's after-school Endless Fun Surf
School program will hold a surfing contest at 3 p.m. at the Newport Pier. The event features five 15-minute heats. The final will include six surfers.
'Across the Sands of Time'
An exhibit of Lebowski Fest poster art by Bill Green is at the Student Project Space, 1st Floor of the Art Center at Orange Coast College, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. The gallery is open from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and by appointment Fridays. To make an appointment, call (714) 432-5076.
TILL NOV. 20
Theater for Children
South Coast Repertory's Theatre for Young Audiences presents "Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells." For tickets and showtimes, go to http://www.scr.org or call (714) 708-5555.
'The Trip To Bountiful'
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Horton Foote's "The Trip To Bountiful" comes to the South Coast Repertory's Segerstrom Stage. For showtimes and more information, visit http://www.scr.org.
The Costa Mesa Playhouse, 661 Hamilton St., Costa Mesa, presents "Earthlings Beware!" Shows will be performed at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call (949) 650-5269 or go to http://www.costamesaplayhouse.org.
TILL JAN. 22
"State of Mind" and "Two Schools of Cool" exhibitions are showing at the Orange County Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach. For more information, go to http://www.ocma.net, or call
TILL JAN. 29
"The Great Picture: The World's Largest Photograph & The Legacy Project," an exhibit presented by the Orange County Great Park, will be shown in the park's Palm Court arts complex. For hours and more information, go to http://www.ocgp.org.
TUESDAYS THROUGH DEC. 6
The Zen Center of Orange County, 120 E. 18th St., Costa Mesa, offers "Zen JumpStart," a course on learning Zen meditation that will meet weekly on Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. Cost for enrolling in the five-session program is $200. Register at http://www.zcoc.org/jumpstart.htm.
Newport Beach Public Library will offer a hands-on eBook training session in the Central Library Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach, from 1 to 3 p.m. Library staff will demonstrate Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, iPad and Sony readers and provide personal instruction for downloading free eBooks from the online Overdrive site. Customers should bring their own eReading devices to enable downloading directly to their reader. For more information, visit http://www.newportbeachlibrary.org or call (949) 717-3800.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
'10 or Less Festival' at OCC
Orange Coast College's Student Repertory Theatre will stage short plays directed by students. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The shows are in the Drama Lab Studio Theatre at OCC, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. For more information, call (714) 432-5880 or go to http://www.occtickets.com.
Nov. 17 to Nov. 20
The Junior League's Christmas Co., comes back to the O.C. Fair & Event Center for its 36th year with more than 90 unique vendors. This year's event is themed "A Home-Cooked Holiday." General admission tickets are $10 at the door, http://www.ShopTCC.com or (949) 263-3785 through Friday. Additional events include Kimberly Fowler with No Om Zone from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Nov. 18 for $45 per person. Zov Karamardian, owner of Zov's Bistro and three other namesake restaurants, will demonstrate the preparation of delectable dishes from her latest book "Simply Zov" for $35 per person from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 19. "Fancy Nancy" author Jane O'Conner and illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser will read their latest book in the series at a posh tea party from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 to 4 p.m. Nov. 20. Entry to this event is $28 per adult and $39 per child.