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Saturday’s Calendar


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.

‘Egyptian Surfer’ Party


Musician Matt Hurray will perform songs from his new album “Egyptian Surfer” from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Village Inn, 127 Marine Ave., Balboa Island. Admission is free. For more information, go to

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.

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.


‘Sleeping Beauty’

Festival Ballet Theatre will stage its springtime production of “Sleeping Beauty” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine. Tickets cost $40 per adult, $36 per senior and $30 per child. To purchase tickets, go to



SCR Junior Players’ ‘Sleeping Beauty’

South Coast Repertory presents “Sleeping Beauty” at the Nicholas Studio at SCR, 650 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. For showtimes and more information, go to


MAY 26

Art Exhibit

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



‘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

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


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