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Thursday’s Calendar


Grand Opening Party

SAS Shampoo & Style, 270 E. 17th St., Suite 11, Costa Mesa, will host a grand opening party from 6 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call (949) 646-6345 or email



National Library Week in Newport

The Newport Beach Public Library will celebrate National Library Week with a host of family friendly activities aimed at encouraging reading and boosting literacy. Among the highlights include “Dream with Your Hands” author and performer Georgia Frawley making an appearance at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Balboa Branch library. For more information, call (949) 717-3800 and punch in option No. 2, or go to


‘Sea Dogs, Sailors, Scientists’


The ExplorOcean/Newport Harbor Nautical Museum, 600 E. Bay Ave., Newport Beach, offers a free spring break festival program from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. For more information, go to or call (949) 675-8915.

Love, Sex and God

Mariners Church in Irvine will conduct a series of conversations about love, sex and God. The weekly discussions will take place at 7 p.m. Sundays through April 15. Registration to this free program is not required. For more information, go to


‘The Prince of Atlantis’

The world premiere of “The Prince of Atlantis,” by Steven Drukman, will take place on the Segerstrom Stage at South Coast Repertory Theatre, 650 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. For showtimes and more information, go to


Art Exhibit


Brett Rubbico Gallery in Newport Beach hosts an exhibit, “Ray Friesz (1930-2007) Thought Out.” The gallery is at 361 Old Newport Blvd. For more information, go to


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 third 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


Passover Yizkor Service

Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach, holds a Passover Yizkor Service at 10:30 a.m. in its Morgan Chapel. An evening Shabbat Service is at 6 p.m.

Aurora Aguirre

Hawaiian painter Aurora Aguirre will be the featured artist at an Open Studio-Salon Night hosted by Newport Beach artist Michaell Magrutsche. The event is from 6 to 9 p.m. at his studio, 245 Marsala. For more information, go to


Flea Market

The Pelican Courtyard Open Air Flea Market for New and Vintage Finds is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month. The event is at 124 Tustin Ave., Mariners Mile section of Newport Beach. For more information, visit

Bridal Gown Sample Sale

Working Wardrobes hosts a bridal gown sample sale from 9 a.m. to noon at its offices at 3030 Pullman St., Suite A, Costa Mesa. Gowns designed by Vera Wang, Erin Cole, Jude Waddell and others, which normally sell for at least $1,000 at retail prices, will be sold for $25 to $500. For more information, visit

‘April Showers to Flowers’

The UC Irvine Arboretum will have its annual “April Showers to Flowers” plant sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission and parking are free. The arboretum is south of the intersection of Campus Drive and Jamboree Road at UCI’s North Campus.

Art Exhibition

The Newport Beach City Arts Commission presents its annual Newport Beach Arts Exhibition from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Oasis Senior Center, 801 Narcissus Ave., Corona del Mar. More the 75 regional artists will participate. For more information, visit



‘Dream Carver’

“Dream Carver,” based on the children’s book of the same name, comes to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts’ Samueli Theater. Tickets for the puppet show are $20 and showtimes are at 1 p.m. Saturday and 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit