Saturday's Calendar


Hit the Beach

The Newport Beach 1st Battalion, 1st Marines Foundation will hold its 2nd annual Beach Challenge at 8 a.m. at the Balboa Pier. For more information, go to

'Ten Ways to Boost Sales & Profits'

The city of Newport Beach, Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce and OPIS Network invite business owners and managers to a free workshop, "10 Ways to Boost Sales & Profits," from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the OASIS Senior Center, 801 Narcissus Ave., Corona del Mar. Admission is free through advance registration. For more information, visit http://www.newport100days.

Plant Sale

The UC Irvine Arboretum will have a plant sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The UCI Arboretum is south of the corner of Campus Drive and Jamboree Road on UCI's North Campus. For more information, call (959) 824-5833.

Farmers Market

The SoCo Farmers Market is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the SoCo Collection, 315 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa. For more information, go to

'Aging with Autism'

The sixth annual Autism Research Conference is from 9 a.m. to noon at Mariners Church, 5001 Newport Coast Drive, Irvine. To register and get more information, go to

One-Day WWI Exhibition

Waddell & Reed's "Honoring Our History," a traveling World War I exhibition, will make a one-day stop at the Lyon Air Museum, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to the WWI exhibition is free. Lyon Air Museum is at 19300 Ike Jones Road, Santa Ana. For more information, go to

'Landscape of Movement'

Motion/TRIBE presents a dance workshop and performance from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Orange County Great Park. Because of rain in the forecast, the event has been moved into Hangar 244. For more information, go to

Grand Opening Party

The OC Mart Mix Phase II celebrates its grand opening with a party from 3 to 6 p.m. at the OC Mart Mix, 3313 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa. The shopping center's website is

Irvine in Pictures

A free public reception for the city of Irvine's 40th anniversary photo contest exhibition is from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Irvine Fine Arts Center, 14321 Yale Ave., Irvine. The exhibition runs through Feb. 4.

Ten Tiny Dances

Ten Tiny Dances, featuring 10 choreographers performing on a 16-square-foot canvas, comes to the Samueli Theater. The event is part of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Off Center Festival. Tickets start at $20 and showtime is at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit


Popcorn Weekend!

The Orange County Marketplace, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, will give out free bags of popcorn during its fifth annual National Popcorn Day Celebration Weekend, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, go to

'Tex*US Guitar Show'

The 4 Amigos present the "Tex*US Guitar Show," in Building 12 at the OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. For hours and information about tickets, go to or

'Alice in Wonderland'

Newport Coast Elementary School's sixth grade class presents its production of "Alice in Wonderland" at the Merage Jewish Community Center, One Federation Way, Irvine. Shows are at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $10 and light-up wands cost $5. For more information, call (949) 244-0871 or email


Hutchins Consort

The Hutchins Consort, an eight-piece string ensemble, will perform "Ave Vienna," a program featuring music by Mozart and Beethoven. Soprano Lauren Smith will accompany the consort in its performance at 3 p.m. at St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 2200 San Joaquin Hills Road, Newport Beach. Tickets for adults cost $25. Students and seniors pay $15. For more information, go to

Sunday Musicale

Cellist Bronwyn Banerdt and pianist David Kaplan perform selections from Beethoven, Brahms and others as part of the Sunday Musicale at the Newport Beach Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave. The free show is from 3 to 4 p.m. For more information, call (949) 717-3870 or visit

'To Catch an Anti-Semite'

The Chabad Jewish Center, 2865 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, presents "To Catch an Anti-Semite," a program with guest speaker David Nesenhoff. Tickets to the program, which starts at 7 p.m., cost $20 at the door and $15 in advance. For more information, go to or call (949) 721-9800.

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