Sunday's Calendar


Balboa Island Holiday Home Walking Tour

Eight beach cottages and bay front homes will be specially decorated for the 15th annual Balboa Island Holiday Home Walking Tour. The event starts at 11 a.m. Tickets cost $25 and can be purchases at five stores on the island: Island Home, Even Sisters, Martha's Bookstore, The Persimmon Tree and The Gift Box. For more information, call (949) 673-4280.

Island Museum Opening

The Balboa Island Museum & Historical Society, at 351 Marine Ave., will celebrate its grand opening. The opening will coincide with the island's Holiday Home Walking Tour.

Handel's 'Messiah'

The Pacific Symphony presents its annual performance of Handel's "Messiah," at 3 p.m. in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. For tickets, go to or call (714) 556-2787.

Stilettos and Cupcakes

Casey's Cupcakes will celebrate the grand opening of its store at Fashion Island with special Glitter Stiletto Cupcakes. The cupcakes will sell for $4 each.


Welsh Christmas

Vanguard University's theater arts department presents "A Child's Christmas in Wales," adapted from a story by Dylan Thomas, in the Lyceum Theatre. For showtimes and ticket information, call (714) 668-6145 or go to Vanguard University is at 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa.


Toys for Tots

Christ Lutheran School, 760 Victoria St., Costa Mesa, is collecting Toys for Tots at its our front office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.


'Things That Keep Me Up at Night'

Orange Coast College's Doyle Arts Pavilion hosts an exhibit featuring memorable images from 20 artists. Admission to the "Things That Keep Me Up at Night" exhibit is free. For more information, call (714) 432-5102 or visit


Toy Drive

Patrick's Pub, at 2645 Harbor Blvd. in Costa Mesa, is sponsoring its fifth annual toy drive for the Someone Cares Soup Kitchen. The pub will accept donations of new and unwrapped toys. For more information, call (714) 966-2721.


'A Christmas Carol'

South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, presents its 32nd annual production of Charles Dickens' classic "A Christmas Carol." For showtimes and more information, visit

'The Nutcracker'

The Festival Ballet Theatre presents its annual production of "The Nutcracker" at the Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine. For showtimes and ticket information, call (714) 962-5440 or go to


Art Show

Orange County Fine Arts, an association of OC artists, presents an exhibition of artistic works by its members at the Showcase Gallery, South Coast Plaza Village, 3851 S. Bear St., Santa Ana. The gallery is open from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays.


Pop-up Gallery

A free and public exhibit, "On Display in Orange County: Modern and Contemporary Sculpture," will be displayed on the penthouse level at South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St.


Dinosaur Jr.

Alternative rock band Dinosaur Jr. makes its Segerstrom Center for the Arts debut with a concert at Samueli Theater. Also performing are Pierced Arrows and Henry Rollins hosts an interactive Q&A with Dinosaur Jr. before its performance. Tickets start at $35 and the show is at 8 p.m. For more information, visit


'Spaceman' Visits Newport

The Cannery, 3010 Lafayette Road, Newport Beach starts its Hot Stove League Series with special guest Bill "Spaceman" Lee. Enjoy a cocktail hour and a three-course meal and wine pairing with a baseball great for $750, which the Angels Baseball Foundation will match. Proceeds go to Urban Youth Academy in Compton. Seating is limited to 50. For more information, call (562) 690-2011 or visit

Fiesta Navidad

Philharmonic Society celebrates the holidays mariachi style with its annual Fiesta Navidad, featuring the Grammy Award-winning Mariachi los Camperos de Nati Cano. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall and tickets start at $25. For more information, visit http://www.philharmonic


E-Book Training

Newport Beach Public Library offers a hands-on eBook training session from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Central Library Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach. Library staff will demonstrate Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, iPad and Sony readers and provide personal instruction for downloading free eBooks from the Overdrive site. Customers should bring their own eReading devices to enable downloading directly to their reader. For more information, visit http://www.newportbeach or call (949) 717-3800.

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