Saturday's Calendar


St. Patrick's Day Events

Starting at 9 a.m., Muldoon's Irish Pub, 202 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, will have live music, featuring Van Dieman's Band followed by Mike Fitz & The Droppers. There is no cover charge.

The Harp Inn, 130 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa, will be starting St. Patrick's Day with an Irish-style breakfast service and Irish bands playing from 10 a.m. and on.

Patrick's Pub, 2645 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa, will be serving green beer, hosting bagpiper visits and giving away free items from noon to 2 a.m. Sunday.

The Balboa Bay Club & Resort celebrates St. Patrick's Day with a special menu at First Cabin Restaurant and musical entertainment and buffet at Duke's Place. Van Dieman's Band performs its brand of spirited Irish music from 5 to 9 p.m. For more information, visit

Slugger O'Toole, fiddler Bella Issakova, uilleann piper Preston Howard and the Superb Kerry Dance Team will perform an Irish Hooley at the Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine. General admission tickets are $45 for adults and $25 for children. For more information, call (949) 854-4646 or go to

Pretend City Children's Museum, 29 Hubble, Irvine, will be hosting its free, third annual Family Fun and Wellness Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., which includes child developmental screenings mixed in with fun activities themed around St. Patrick's Day. For more information, go to

SoCo Farmers Market

The SoCo Farmers Market hosts a Spring Celebration from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South Coast Collection, 3315 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa. For more information, go to

Coffee Klatch at Piecemakers

The Piecemakers Country Store, 1720 Adams Ave., Costa Mesa, hosts a Coffee Klatch, a two-hour social gathering over tea, coffee and cookies. The event is from 3 to 5 p.m. and costs $10 per person. For more information, go to

Brahms Concert at OCC

The Orange Coast College Symphony performs Max Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1, with guest artist Wes Precourt, and Brahms' Symphony No. 1. The concert is at 8 p.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theatre at OCC, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. Tickets cost $10 and be purchased by calling (714) 432-5880.

'Play It Again, Sam'

The Pacific Symphony will play the score of the classic film "Casablanca," which will be shown on a big screen. The performance will take place at 8 p.m. in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. For more information, call (714) 755-5799 or go to


'The Final Countdown'

Students in the Orange Coast College Repertory Theatre program have been given 24 hours to write and produce a show, "The Final Countdown," under the supervision of OCC theater alum Sean Wellengard. Performances will take place in OCC's Drama Studio Lab Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Advance tickets, which cost $5, can be purchased by calling (714) 432-5880 or going to Tickets are $7 at the door.

'Pastrami on Rye with Mayo'

Comedy Central comedians Ross Bennett, Tom Cotter, Cory Kahaney and Brad Zimmermann will perform their show "Pastrami on Rye with Mayo," at 8 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday at the Merage Jewish Center of Orange County, 1 Federation Way, Irvine. For more information, call (949) 435-3400 or go to


30th Anniversary Special

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


Caregiver Support Groups

The Orange County Chapter of the Alzheimer's Assn. offers caregiver ssupport groups every month. In Costa Mesa, meetings are every third Sunday at 2 p.m. at Silverado Newport-Mesa. For more information, call (949) 631-2212. It also meets every first and third Thursday at 1 p.m. at Harbor Trinity Church in Costa Mesa. For more information, call (714) 593-9630. In Newport Beach, support groups meet at 7 p.m. every first Monday at Our Lady Queen of Angels. For more information, call (949) 640-1750.

Buddhism 101

The Zen Center of Orange County, 120 E. 18th St., Costa Mesa, offers a three-week course, its ninth annual program on Buddhism, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., and at the same times on March 25 and April 1. The registration fee is $125. For more information, go to, or call (949) 722-7818.

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