Thursday's Calendar


Newport Harbor Republican Women Meeting

Writer Jamie Glazov will talk about "Honor Crimes Against Women: How the Left Controls the Culture and Narrative on this Issue" during the February 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. Admission is $45. For more information, call (949) 720-1726 or go to

Grand Opening Party

Rebecca Taylor celebrates the opening of its store at Fashion Island with a party from 6 to 8 p.m. During those hours, shoppers can enjoy discounts of 10%. A portion of proceeds from sales during the evening will benefit the Junior League of Orange County, a local nonprofit.

MFA Show Opening

Second-year Master of Fine Arts students at UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts will have an opening reception for their group show, from 6 to 9 p.m., in the University Art Gallery and the Room Gallery at UCI. The show will continue through March 9. For more information, go to

'Whither Japan'

The Newport Beach Sister City Assn. presents "Whither Japan," a lecture about Japan's social, demographic, economic and political future by Stephen M. Harner, a Newport Beach, Tokyo and Shanghai resident who now blogs about Japan. The free lecture begins at 7 p.m. in the Friends Room at the Newport Beach Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.


'The Borrowers'

South Coast Repertory Co.'s Theatre for Young Audiences presents "The Borrowers," an adaptation by Charles Way of Mary Norton's book series by the same name. The production features a blend of puppets and actors. Tickets go from $20 to $32. For showtimes and more information, go to or call (714) 708-5555.

'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

'Pack of Lies'

Newport Theatre Arts Center presents "Pack of Lies," a play directed by Sharyn Case. The theater is at 2501 Cliff Drive, Newport Beach. For ticket and showtime information, go to, or call (949) 631-0288.


Eddie Halliwell

DJ Eddie Halliwell headlines 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


Sparkling Gems

A "Gem Faire" takes place in Building No. 10 at the O.C. Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. General admission, which costs $7, is good for the whole weekend. The show will take place from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, go to


Fred Falke

DJ Fred Falke performs at Detroit Bar, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa. Bag Raiders also perform. The 21-and-older show starts at 9 p.m. and tickets are $20. For more information, visit


A Cappella 'Sing Off'

The SoCal Vocals and MEDleys, a cappella groups from USC and UCLA, will square off in a "Sing Off" in Newport Beach in a show to benefit the Young Singers of Orange County, a nonprofit children's choir. The event is from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 2200 San Joaquin Hills Road. For more information, go to

Dirty Ghosts

Dirty Ghosts headline the Detroit Bar, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa. Bare Wires also performs. The 21-and-older show starts at 9 p.m. and tickets are $10. For more information, visit


Richard Diebenkorn Show

The Orange County Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach, presents the "Richard Diebenkorn: The Ocean Park Series" exhibition. For ticket information and hours, go to

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