Friday's Calendar


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.


Artist's Reception

Turley-Emett Studios, 417 30th St., Newport Beach, hosts an artist's reception from 5 to 9 p.m. for Laguna Beach artist Tamara Thornton. A portion of art sales will benefit the Laguna Beach Animal Shelter, or a shelter of your choice. For more information, call (949) 723-1513.

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


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


'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


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


Impressionists' Show

The Southern California Plein Air Painters Assn. (SOCALPAPA) holds its 3rd annual exhibition of Plein Air paintings, inspired by the early California impressionists at the Art Gallery, 600 E. Bay Ave., Newport Beach. For details, go to


'Inner Visions' at The Irvine Museum

The Irvine Museum presents "Inner Visions: Women Artists in California." General admission tickets cost $5. Children, students and seniors get in for free. The museum, at 18881 Von Karman Ave., Irvine, is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. For more information, go to


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

Art Show Opening

The Orange County Great Park hosts an opening for "Marks on the Land — The View from Here, Aerial Photography by Tom Lamb " from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Great Park Gallery at the park's Palm Court Arts Complex. Parking and admission are free. For more information, go to

Griffith at Alta Coffee

Griffith performs from 8 to 10 p.m. at Alta Coffee, 506 31st St., Newport Beach.


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


Book Signing

Writer and poet Barbara J. Knutsen, author of "The View from Here: Vile Knowledge," will sign copies of her book from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Martha's Bookstore, 308½ Marine Ave., Balboa Island.

Mendelssohn Piano Trios

Acclaimed classical musicians David Finckel, Wu Han and Philip Setzer perform Mendelssohn's Piano Trios at 4 p.m. at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Samueli Theater. Tickets start at $60. For more information, visit

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