Thursday's Calendar


GOP Women's Luncheon

Ann McElhinney, a journalist and filmmaker, will be the keynote speaker for "Environmentalism: Enemy of the Poor" at a Newport Harbor Republican Women luncheon. The event is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Pacific Club, 4110 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach. Tickets cost $30. For more information, visit

Fashion Bloggers' Soirée

The Orange County Fashion Assn. will present a panel of fashion bloggers and writers, including Heather Petrey, Christopher Luu, Sandra Mendoza-Daly and Michelle Tyree, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Hanford Hotel, 3131 Bristol St., Costa Mesa. The style bloggers and writers will talk about how they started their fashion blogs and how they became successful.

Shawn Green

Former Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Shawn Green will appear at 7 p.m. for a talk about the "Way of Baseball," at the Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County, 1 Federation Way, Irvine. Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased by calling the Merage JCC at (949) 435-3400 or going to

The Static Jacks

The Static Jacks headline the Detroit Bar, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa. The 21-and-older show starts at 9 p.m. and tickets are $10. For more information, visit or


Music by Mahler

The Pacific Symphony performs Mahler's Ninth Symphony at 8 p.m. in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. For tickets, call (714) 755-5799, or go to


Christmas Co.

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, or (949) 263-3785. Additional events include Kimberly Fowler with No Om Zone from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Friday 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. Saturday. "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. Sunday. Entry to this event is $28 per adult and $39 per child.

'Dead Letter Office'

Jill Johnson directs "Dead Letter Office," a theater production at Orange Coast College's Drama Lab Studio, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. Shows will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, and at 12:30 p.m. Friday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. For tickets, call (714) 432-5640 ext. 1.


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 or call (714) 708-5555.


League of Women Voters Luncheon

Cal State University L.A. Professor Nathan Gonzalez will give a keynote speech about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at a League of Women Voters of Orange Coast luncheon. The event is at noon, at Coco's Fashion Island, 151 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. RSVP by calling Barb Wood at (949) 400-2183.

'Fun with Molecules'

Children 7 to 12 and their parents can spend an afternoon learning about molecules with naturalist Meghan Lockwood at the Environmental Nature Center. The event is from 3 5o 5 p.m. at the ENC, 1601 16th St. At least one parent must accompany their child to the event. Tickets cost $10 per student. Call (949) 645-8489 for details.

At Muldoon's

Kelly Fitzgerald performs a free show from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. in the Dublin Pub at Muldoon's Irish Pub, 202 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach.

Tree Lighting

Fashion Island kicks off the holidays with the lighting of its 90-foot Christmas tree at 6 p.m. In addition to the usual holiday festivities, the event also features an appearance by Mickey Mouse and some of his Disney pals. For more information, visit


'The Spirit of Django'

Guitarist Dorado Schmitt will be among the performers who will honor the music of Django Reinhardt in a performance at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Samueli Theater. Tickets start at $62 and showtimes are at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. For more information, visit


'I Found It in a Book'

Paul Tracey will play the song flute, orchestral flute, piccolo, African mbira, kalimba and guitar in a concert for families where books will play a part. The concert is at 11 a.m. in the Friends Meeting Room at the Newport Beach Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave. Admission is free, but space is limited.

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