Thursday's Calendar

THURSDAY

Harbor GOP Women

Kate Obenshain, vice president of the Young America's Foundation, will be the guest speaker at the March luncheon 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. Tickets cost $45. For more information, call (949) 720-1726.

Spring Runway

STYLE 2020 presents its Spring Runway of fashions picked by STYLE 2020 stylists, from 6 to 8 p.m., at STYLE2020, 888 San Clemente Drive, Suite 100, Newport Beach. To make a reservation, call (949) 219-2360 or email Marie@mystyle2020.com.

Tech Forum

Tech Coast Venture Network (TCVN) will present a forum, "From Founder to CEO: What Are the Critical Steps in Growing Your Business and Securing Funding?" from 6 to 9 p.m. at 2040 Main St., 2nd Floor, Irvine. Cost to attend for non-TCVN members is $35 at the door. Members get in free. For more information, go to http://www.tcvn.org.

Lobsterfest Kickoff

A kickoff party for the 2012 Lobsterfest at Newport Beach is at 6:30 p.m. at Back Bay Bistro, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach. Tickets cost $45 per person. For more information, call (949) 478-3468 or go to http://www.lobsterfestat

newportbeach.com.

Hunter Drohojowska-Philp

The Newport Beach Public Library Foundation presents art critic Hunter Drohojowska-Philp, who will talk about her latest book "Rebels in Paradise: The Los Angeles Art Scene and the 1960s." The event is at 7 p.m. at the Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach. There is no charge to attend, but a $10 donation is suggested. For more information, call (949) 548-2411 or visit http://www.nbplfoundation.org.

The Front Bottoms

The Front Bottoms, an indie pop band from New Jersey, will be playing a gig at the Constellation Room, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana. The show begins at 7 p.m. For more information, call (714) 957-0600.

Meatless Meals Made Easy

Raw food and vegan chef Alysha Maiorelli will show people how to make meatless dishes at 7:30 p.m. at the Environmental Nature Center, 1601 16th St., Newport Beach. Cost to attend is $40 per person. For more information, call (949) 645-8489.

TILL MARCH 31

'Brad Miller: Primordial

Algorithms'

SCAPE gallery, in collaboration with Edward Cella Art + Architecture gallery in Los Angeles, presents an exhibition of work by L.A.-based artist Brad Miller. The show will run through March at SCAPE, 2859 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar. For more information, go to http://www.scapesite.com.

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 http://www.royalkhyber.com.

TILL APRIL 1

'Sight Unseen'

South Coast Repertory revives playwright Donald Margulies' "Sight Unseen," a finalist for the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. For showtimes and more information, visit http://www.scr.org.

FRIDAY

Get the Scoop

N'IceCream, a new sorbet and gelato shop opening Friday at the OC Mart Mix, 3313 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa, will be offering a free scoop to customers from noon to 4 p.m.

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 http://www.flashbackheartattack.com.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

SFJAZZ Collective

The SFJAZZ Collective explores the music of Stevie Wonder at the Samueli Theater, as part of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Jazz Series. The shows are at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. each night and tickets start at $62. For more information, visit http://www.scfta.org.

SATURDAY

ACT Test Preparation

The Newport Beach Public Library, in partnership with Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions, is hosting a free ACT test preparation, starting at 10 a.m. for three hours in the Friends Meeting Room in the Central Library, 2000 Avocado Ave. The event is free, but registration is required.

Estancia & TeWinkle Schools Foundation

Themed "Some Like It Hot," the fifth annual gala to benefit the Estancia & TeWinkle Schools Foundation will kick off at 6 p.m. at the Mesa Verde Country Club, 3000 Club House Road, Costa Mesa. For more information, go to http://www.etsfoundation.org.

SATURDAY TILL

MAY 26

Art Exhibit

Brett Rubbico Gallery in Newport Beach will host an opening reception from 7 to 10 p.m. for a new exhibit, "Ray Friesz (1930-2007) Thought Out." The gallery is at 361 Old Newport Blvd. For more information, go to brettrubbicogallery.com.

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