Thursday's Calendar

Thursday's Calendar


Free Webinar

The Irvine Micropreneur Program will present "Get Out of Your Rut — Even if You Don't Think You Can," a free webinar with Robert Coleman, president of the Pacific Venture Club. Coleman also hosts The Irvine Micropreneur Program, which is affiliated with the Irvine Chamber of Commerce. To watch the webinar, scheduled from noon to 1 p.m., go to

Open House

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UC Irvine will put on a free open house from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at 4662 Barranca Pkwy., Irvine. OLLI is a community of learners continuing to enhance their education in retirement or semi-retirement. RSVP by calling (940) 770-9007, or (949) 451-1403 after Jan. 2. For more information, go to

Charles Feelgood

DJ Charles Feelgood performs at Sutra, 1870 Harbor Blvd., in a show presented by ELEMENT. Doors open at 9 p.m., and the show is 21 and older only. For more information, visit or call (949) 722-7103.


Canoe Under Holiday Lights

Enjoy outrigger canoeing for all ages and skill levels around Balboa islands under the glow of holiday lights decking out the watercraft and homes competing in the 103rd annual Boat Parade. Participants go out crowd-free on a non-boat parade day. Cost is $35 per person. Corporate and private holiday party paddles are available upon request. Meet at Newport Aquatic Center, 1 Whitecliffs Drive, Newport Beach. For more information, call (949-646-7725) or visit


Visit Tall Ships

The tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will be at the Newport Sea Base, 1931 W. Coast Hwy. The ships will be open for walk-on tours from 4 to 5 p.m. through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and from 4 to 5 p.m. Jan. 10 and 11. For information, call (800) 200-5239, or go to


Food Drive

The city of Irvine and Second Harvest Food Bank are holding a food drive to help the needy during the holidays. The city and Second Harvest are seeking the following types of food donations, including: canned fruit and juices, canned soups, rice, cereal, canned veggies, canned fish, chicken or meat. For a list of sites where the food donations can be dropped of, go to For more information, call (949) 653-2900.


OCMA Programs

"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, or call (949) 759-1122.


Picture Show

"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


Rose Pruning at Sherman

As part of its Weekend Gardener Series, which is free to the public, Sherman Library & Gardens, 2647 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, will present a morning program on rose pruning at 9:30 a.m. Call (949) 673-2261 or go to for more information.

BrideWorld Expo

The BrideWorld Expo is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Buildings 14 and 16 at the O.C. Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. For more information, go to

The Juan MacLean

The Juan MacLean headlines the Detroit Bar, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa. Tickets for the 21-and-older show are $10, and doors open at 9 p.m. For more information, visit

Marino Formenti

The Philharmonic Society presents pianist Marino Formenti, who will perform Beethoven's "Diabelli Variations," among other works. The concert is at 8 p.m. at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Tickets start at $30. For more information, visit


'Cars & Cockpits'

The Lyon Air Museum at John Wayne Airport will host classic Jaguars belonging to members of the Jaguar Owners Club of Los Angeles. The event is from 10 to 11:30 a.m (weather permitting) and is part of the museum's "Cars & Cockpits" series. Go to for more information.

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