Pinot Provence at the Westin South Coast Plaza, 686 Anton Blvd., Costa Mesa, offers a three-course prix fixe Thanksgiving dinner, with French-American comfort dishes such as pumpkin bisque, maple-roasted ham, old-fashioned turkey dinner with all the trimmings, and more. Serving hours are from 1 to 9 p.m., and the cost is $45 for adults and $19.95 for children.
Scott's Restaurant & Bar
Scott's Restaurant & Bar, 3300 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, offers a three-course prix fixe Thanksgiving dinner with choices such as butternut squash soup, roast turkey with all the trimmings, slow-roasted prime rib, glazed bake ham, pumpkin cheesecake and more. Serving hours are from noon to 8 p.m., and the cost is $65 for adults and $15 for children. For more information, call (714) 979-2400.
The Macy's stores at South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, and Fashion Island, 401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, will open at midnight, giving holiday shoppers a head start to one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Express at Fashion Island will also open at midnight, along with the following stores at Irvine Spectrum, 71 Fortune Drive, Irvine: Macy's, Old Navy, Foreign Exchange, GameStop, Levi's, L'Occitane and Target.
TILL DEC. 4
Marine Gift Drive
The Orange County Great Park and city of Irvine are holding a holiday gift drive for the families of Irvine's adopted Marine unit. Unwrapped gifts will be collected for the Marines at the Great Park Visitors Center and at its Sunday Farmers Market. People who bring toy donations to the Farmers Market will get a $1 coupon off a purchase at the market. For more information, go to http://www.ocgp.org.
Sears and some other stores will open at 4 a.m. at South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., Coast Mesa. Urban Outfitters at Fashion Island will open at 4 a.m. Fashion Island is at 401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. PacSun and Aeropostale will open at 3 a.m. and 4 a.m., respectively, at the Irvine Spectrum, 71 Fortune Drive, Irvine.
Temple Bat Yahm in Newport Beach will hold its Friday Night Shabbat Service at 6 p.m. in the Morgan Chapel. The temple is at 1011 Camelback St. For more information, go to http://www.tby.org, or call (949) 644-1999.
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 http://www.flashbackheartattack.com.
Saturday at TBY
Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach, holds its weekly Torah Study with David Zarnow in the Marcus Library from 9 to 10:30 a.m. A Saturday Shabbat Service will be given in the Morgan Chapel at 10:40 a.m. For more information, go to http://www.tby.org, or call (949) 644-1999.
Support the Troops
Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant & Bar, 296 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa, holds its fourth annual "Mi Casa Cares" drive to collect donated items for U.S. troops serving overseas. The event is from 1 to 4 p.m. For a list of requested items to donate to the troops, go to http://www.micasa1.com.
The deejay duo Sex Panther perform at Identity Saturdays at Sutra, 1870 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa. The 21-and-older show starts at 9 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.sutraoc.com.
Bella Novela, Buffalo Stance and DJ Oldboy perform at La Cave, 1695 Irvine Ave., Costa Mesa. The 21-and-older show starts at 10 p.m. and is free. For more information, visit http://www.myspace.com/lacave.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
Photo Ops with Santa
The Orange County Marketplace at the OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, offers free photo opportunities with Santa Claus and Twinkie on the weekend after Thanksgiving, as well as the weekends of Dec. 3-4 and Dec. 10-11.
Jamie Adkins, a former clown for Cirque du Soleil, will give a one-man circus show, "Circus Incognitus," at the Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine. For showtimes and ticket information, go to http://www.thebarclay.org or call (949) 854-4646.
The Compañia Flamenca Jose Porcel performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Segerstrom Hall in the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Tickets start at $16 and can be bought at the box office, by calling (714) 556-2787.