Wednesday's Calendar


'The Inside Edge'

Danny Cox, a former Air Force fighter pilot and author of several books, will headline "The Inside Edge — A Breakfast Forum," which starts at 6:30 p.m. at the University Club, at the corner of Los Trancos and East Peltason drives in Irvine. First-time attendees pay $35. To reserve a seat, go to

High Tea

The Sherman Library & Gardens and Café Jardin will offer "High Tea in the Gardens," featuring a menu of tea, pastries, fruit and sandwiches, with seatings at 2:30, 2:45 and 3 p.m. Cost is $29 per person, not including tax and tip. To make a reservation, which is required, call Stefanie Kristiansen at (949) 673-2261, ext. 300. The Sherman Library & Gardens is at 2647 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar.

'Conversations on the Artistic Process'

The Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UC Irvine presents "Musical Composition as Experiment (and vice versa)," a free event in which various UCI academics will discuss their research. The event is from 5 to 6:15 p.m. in the Colloqium Room on the third floor of the UCI Contemporary Arts Center building.

PIMCO Chief at UCI

Mohamed A. El-Erian, chief executive and co-CIO of Pacific Investment Management Co., will give the inaugural UCI social sciences lecture at 6 p.m. in Pacific Ballroom C at the UCI Student Center. The event will be free and open to the public.

'Are You Toxic?'

ET Chiropractic presents "Are You Toxic?," a health education program that will include a free dinner, at 6 p.m. at ET Chiropractic's offices at 4341 Birch St. #100, Newport Beach. Reserve a seat by stopping at the front desk or calling (949) 398-6353.


'Savor the Flavor'

Nearly 70 local restaurants will participate in the sixth annual Newport Beach Restaurant Week. To find out more about the culinary event, go to

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


"Topdog/Underdog," a drama about the lives of two street-savvy hustlers, is at South Coast Repertory's Julianne Argyros Stage. For showtimes and more information, visit


One-Year Anniversary

The OC Mart Mix, 3313 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa, will celebrate its first anniversary from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, go to

Bill Whittle

Conservative political commentator Bill Whittle will headline a lunch meeting of the Newport Harbor Republican Women. The event is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Pacific Club, 4110 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 720-1726 or go to

Sander Van Doorn

Element presents DJ Sander Van Doorn at Sutra, 1870 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa. The 21-and-older show starts at 9 p.m. For more information, call (949) 722-7103 or visit


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

Dead Ringer

The band Dead Ringer will perform rock classics from the 1980s, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., in the Celtic Bar at Muldoon's Irish Pub, 202 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. There is no cover charge. For more information, call (949) 640-4110.


'PULSE 2012'

The DeFore Foundation for the Arts presents 'PULSE 2012,' a dance concert featuring choreography by various artists. The event is at 8 p.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theatre at Orange Coast College, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. Tickets cost $25 and can be bought via


'Elemeno Pea'

South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, presents playwright Molly Smith Metzler's "Elemeno Pea." The play is a "comedy about class, family and the choices that shape who we are," according to a release. For showtimes and more information, visit

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