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 http://www.newportaquaticcenter.com.
Grammy Award-winning vocalist Steve Tyrell performs at the Samueli Theater in the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Cabaret Series. Tickets start at $72. For showtimes and more information, visit http://www.scfta.org.
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. Tuesday and Wednesday. For information, call (800) 200-5239, or go to http://www.historicalseaport.org.
TILL JAN. 15
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 off, go to http://www.cityofirvine.org. For more information, call (949) 653-2900.
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 http://www.shermanlibraryandgardens.org for more information.
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 http://www.ocfair.com.
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 http://www.philharmonicsociety.org.
Sometimes Mensa performs rock and dance songs in the Celtic Bar at Muldoon's Irish Pub, 202 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. The show will start at 9 p.m.
'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 http://www.lyonairmuseum.org for more information.
Zen Meditation Workshop
The Zen Center of Orange County, 120 E. 18th St, Costa Mesa, presents an "Introduction to Zen Meditation" workshop, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. The tax-deductible fee to enroll is $75 and includes a month of follow-up sessions. Online registration is required. For more information, go to http://www.zcoc.org.
SUNDAY TILL JAN. 29
South Coast Repertory Theatre, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, presents "Topdog/Underdog," a play by Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Seret Scott. For showtimes and ticket information, call (714) 708-5555, or go to http://www.scr.org.
Huntington Beach band The Devious Means perform Mondays in January at the Detroit Bar, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa. The 21-and-older shows are free and start at 9 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.detroitbar.com.
Women With Younger Men
Newport Beach author Judith Fancher will give a talk about "Females and Younger Men" during a luncheon at Muldoon's Irish Pub, 202 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. The $25 event is sponsored by the Women of Temple Bat Yahm, includes lunch and is open to men and women, but reservations are required. For more information, call (949) 644-1999.
'One World Rhythm'
The Newport Beach Public Library presents "One World Rhythm," an interactive educational program in which children can learn about drums, percussion and other instruments and their cultural origins. The free program will go from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Friends Room at the Central Library branch, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.
Mike Scioscia Visits Newport
The Cannery, 3010 Lafayette Road, Newport Beach continues its Hot Stove League Series with special guest Mike Scioscia. 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. For more information, call (562) 690-2011.