Friday's Calendar


LWV of Orange Coast Luncheon

Costa Mesa Councilman Jim Righeimer and former Costa Mesa Mayor Sandy Genis will be the featured speakers at a League of Women Voters of Orange Coast luncheon, starting at noon at Coco's at Fashion Island, 151 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 400-2183.

World Dance Celebration

Orange Coast College will stage its World Dance Celebration, featuring dancers from 40 different cultures. The show is at 7 p.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theatre at OCC, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. Tickets cost $10 in advance and $15 at the door. For tickets, visit

Guy Buffet and

Ruth Ko Show

Lahaina Galleries at Fashion Island will celebrate a new show featuring work by Guy Buffet and Ruth Ko. The event is from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information, visit

'Music by the Bay'

ExplorOcean and the Newport Harbor Nautical Museum, 600 E. Bay Ave., Newport Beach, present "Music by the Bay," an evening featuring live music and wine and appetizers. The event is from 6 to 8 p.m. and admission is free for members, but non-members pay $10. For more information, visit or call (949) 675-8915.


Ken Auletta

New Yorker Magazine columnist Ken Auletta will be the guest speaker at the Newport Beach Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave., talking about his new book "Googled: The End of the World As We Know It." The event is at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday, with tickets costing $55 per person for Friday and $35 for Saturday. For more information, call (949) 548-2411 or visit


'Field of Honor'

The Exchange Club of Newport Harbor presents its third annual Armed Forces Day program, featuring "The Field of Honor," a display of 1,776 American flags in Castaways Park, off Dover Drive in Newport Beach. At noon Saturday, Lt. Col. Robert J. Friend, 92, one of the surviving Tuskegee Airmen, will give the keynote speech at a dedication ceremony. At 3 p.m. on Sunday, the exchange club will screen the feature film "All for Liberty" in Dierenfield Hall at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 600 St. Andrews Road, Newport Beach. For more information, visit or

Jazz Festival

The Hyatt Newport Beach Jazz Festival is at the Hyatt Regency, 1107 Jamboree Road, Newport Beach. For tickets and show information, visit http://www.HyattNewportBeach

'The Lost Estate'

('Le Grand Meaulnes')

The Annie Loui Project presents "The Lost Estate" ("Le Grand Meaulnes"), a devised theatrical production based on the French novel by Alain-Fournier. Performances will be given in the Contemporary Arts Center building at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, UC Irvine. For showtimes and more information, visit or call (949) 824-2787.



South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, presents its production of August Wilson's "Jitney," directed by Ron O.J. Parson. For ticket information and showtimes, visit or call (714) 708-5555.



Garage Sale

About 150 homes are expected to participate in the 20th annual Mesa Verde Neighborhood Garage Sale in Costa Mesa, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, visit or call (714) 540-7355.


'Snow Angel'

at SCR

'South Coast Repertory's Teen Players presents "Snow Angel," written by David Lindsay-Abaire and directed by Hisa Tikakuwa. SCR is at 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. For showtimes and more information, visit or call (714) 708-5555.


O.C. Arthritis Walk

The Orange County Arthritis Walk kicks off at 9 a.m. from Aldrich Park on the UC Irvine campus, 4199 Bison Ave., Irvine. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. For more information, visit

American Cancer Society Fundraiser

Kathryn Smith, a Costa Mesa resident, along with Betty and David Comegys — and the San Diego Padres and American Cancer Society acting as a third party — are organizing an event at Sunday's Angels-Padres game at Petco Park in San Diego to benefit the ACS. The group has reserved the top floor of the Western Metal Supply Co. building near the left-field foul pole at Petco. The party starts at 12:05 p.m., followed by the game at 1:05 p.m. Tickets for the event cost $110 each. Mail your check to: Kathryn Smith, 3374 Corte Cassis, Costa Mesa. For more information, call her at (714) 435-1743 or (704) 516-8081, or email her at

Israel Expo

The 2012 Israel Expo — Orange County's largest celebration of Israel, sponsored by the Jewish Federation and & Family Services — is from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Tarbut V'Torah campus, 1 Federation Way, Irvine. The event features an interfaith prayer for peace at 3 p.m. with Jewish and Christian clerics and a peace concert featuring the Israeli peace activist Liel Kolet. For more information, visit

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