District Dance Festival
Come see Orchesis, Intermediate Dance and a few special guest performers at this year's District Dance Festival at 7 p.m. at Newport Harbor High School's Loats Theater, 600 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach. Tickets are $12 presale and $15 at the door. Tickets may be bought in the quad during break and lunch through Friday.
UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of Arts presents a Trio Celeste concert in tribute to Winifred Smith, one of the most significant supporters of the school. New York-based Trio Celeste will perform Beethoven's Triple Concert with the UCI Symphony at 8 p.m. at the Irvine Barclay Theatre. Tickets are $17 for general admission, $15 for seniors and $12 for children younger than 17 and students with ID. For more information, call at (949) 824-2787 or visit http://www.arts.uci.edu.
Pacific Symphony, as part of its Pops Series, presents Chicago singer Peter Cetera in concert at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. The shows are at 8 p.m. and tickets start at $25. For more information, visit http://www.scfta.org.
'Dames of the Sea'
UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts brings "Dames of the Sea" to the stage at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 1 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $18 for seniors and $11 for children younger than 17 and UCI students with ID at the Arts Box Office, (949) 824-2787 or http://www.arts.uci.edu.
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 http://www.scr.org or call (714) 708-5555.
'Jane of the Jungle'
South Coast Repertory's Theatre for Young Audiences presents "Jane of Jungle." The shows are at the Julianne Argyros Stage at SCR, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. For showtimes and more information, visit http://www.scr.org or call (714) 708-5555.
Crown Ace Hardware in Costa Mesa and (800) GOT-SCRAP team up from 8 a.m. to noon to raise money for Habitat for Humanity and awareness for Mother Earth. The public can drop off any recyclable items, including large scale metal such as old barbecues or bicycles. For more information, call (800) GOT-SCRAP or visit gotscrap.com.
'Priceless' Screening, Lecture
Move to Amend – OC Coalition sponsors a screening of "Priceless" and a lecture by John Goodman on the movement to create a Constitutional Amendment stating that "Corporations are not people and money is not speech." The event is at 6 p.m. at the Irvine Ranch Water District headquarters, 15600 Sand Canyon Road, Irvine. For more information, call Jamshed Dastur at (949) 673-4078.
Alex's Lemonade Stand
From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. the Irvine Spectrum, 71 Fortune Drive, Irvine, hosts Alex's Lemonade Stand in memory of John Taggart. The stand in Carousel Court will offer lemonade, fresh baked goods and a complimentary carousel ride. For more information, call (949) 753-5180.
Children's Bureau, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit, hosts a Clambake from 6 to 10 p.m. at Oak Creek Golf Club, 1 Golf Club Drive, Irvine. Tickets for the Clambake , a semi-casual event featuring inspired cuisine, a live auction and dancing, are $250 per person. Register at http://www.all4kids.org. All of the net proceeds raised from the evening go toward Children's Bureau prevention programs.
Lemondrop Dance Club
Newport Beach-based Lemondrop Club, which hosts singles parties in Orange County geared for adults around the age of 40 and up, will have its next singles party from 7 to midnight at the Newport Beach Elks Lodge Ballroom, 3456 Via Oporto, Newport Beach. Tickets are $15 and no membership is required. For more information, call (949) 378-6600 or visit http://www.lemondropclub.com.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
Relay for Life
Costa Mesa's Relay for Life kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday at Estancia High School, 2323 Placentia Ave. This 24-hour fundraiser commemorates those lost to cancer while honoring those who have survived it. For more information, call (800) ACS-2345.