Thursday's Calendar


CdM Chamber Meeting

The Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce hosts a Government Affairs & Community Updates meeting from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Chamber, 2855 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar.

$1.50 Tamales

Taco Mesa, 467 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa, offers $1.50 tamales every Thursday. For more information, call (949) 642-0629.

Free Corkage Thursdays

The Golden Truffle Restaurant, 1767 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, waives its corkage free for outside bottles of wine every Thursday night. Dinner is served from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. For more information, call (949) 645-9970.

Get Into the Spirit

Newport Harbor High School, 600 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach, will put on a Spirit Night to benefit the school's Pep Squad and help the team raise funds for a national competition in Las Vegas next month. Cheerleaders from Newport Harbor High and the Ensign, Mariners and Newport Heights schools will be performing in Newport Harbor's main gym, from 7 to 8:15 p.m.

Industry Night Social

The Crow Bar and Kitchen, 2325 Pacific Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, hosts Industry Night Social from 10 p.m. until closing Thursdays. Specials during the night include $5 burgers, $8 flatbreads, $4.50 select draft beers and $5 on select wines by the glass. For more information, visit

The Relative Strangers

Rock band The Relative Strangers perform at La Cave, 1695 Irvine Ave., Costa Mesa. Ted Z and The Wranglers, Foxxhound and Ryan Ratfield also perform. The 21-and-older show starts at 10 p.m. and is free. For more information, visit



The parent council of the Newport Coast Child Development Preschool will hold its 2nd annual Trike-A-Thon to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The event is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The goal is to raise $10,000 for the hospital. The preschool is at 2350 Ford Road, Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 644-4914.


'Merry Wives of Windsor'

Glendele Way, a graduate of the Orange Coast College theater program, will direct an OCC production of William Shakespeare's "Merry Wives of Windsor." Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $6 for OCC student, senior citizens and children. For more information, call (714) 432-5072.


'Nunsense' and 'Nunsense A-Men'

The Costa Mesa Playhouse, 661 Hamilton St., stages two versions of the same play, "Nunsense," featuring an all-female cast, and "Nunsense A-Men," featuring an all-male cast. Shows are Friday through Sunday. For showtimes and more information, visit


30th Anniversary Special

Royal Khyber Fine Indian Cuisine at South Coast Plaza Village celebrates its 30th anniversary with a special three-curse dinner, which includes a glass of wine. The cost is $30 per person. For more information, call (714) 436-1010 or visit


In Memoriam

A 25th anniversary memorial ceremony for fallen Eagle II helicopter crew members Dave Ketchum and Mike Libolt, who were officers with the Costa Mesa Police Department, will be at 10 a.m. at the heliport at the department's headquarters, 99 Fair Drive.

Open House

Christ Lutheran School, 760 Victoria St., Costa Mesa, holds its annual Open House, which features a science fair and dinner at 6 p.m. in the school's gym. The eighth-grade class is sponsoring the dinner, proceeds from which will help pay for a planned class trip to the nation's capital in May. For more information, call (949) 548-6866.


Sebastian Smee

Sebastian Smee, thePulitzer Prize-winningart critic for the Boston Globe, speaks at the Newport Beach Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave. The lecture and Q&A session starts at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday, with tickets costing $55 per person for Friday and $35 for Saturday. For more information, call (949) 548-2411 or visit

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