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Thursday’s Calendar


Beginning Writers Workshop

The last session of the Beginning Writers Workshop, presented by the Costa Mesa Library Foundation, is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Neighborhood Community Center, 1845 Park Ave., Costa Mesa. Author Jeri Westerson will talk about how to find an agent and keep persisting if you don’t succeed immediately. To sign up for the session, visit">https://www.costamesalibrary Walk-ins are welcome.


Indie rock band Branches headlines the Detroit Bar, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa. The 21-and-older show starts at 8 p.m. and also features performances by Lowly Spects and Golden Afternoon. For more information, visit


DJ Jay Scott

DJ Jay Scott will be spinning tunes at the Commonwealth Lounge & Grill, 2406 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach. His performances are at 9 p.m. Thursday and 10 p.m. Friday. For more information, visit


‘Alice in Wonderland’

The Crossing Church presents a production of “Alice in Wonderland” at 7 p.m. on Thursday and at 1 p.m. on Saturday. The shows will be performed on the auditorium at The Crossing, 2115 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa. Presale tickets cost $5 and tickets at the door cost $5 for children and $10 for adults. For more information, visit


Les Misérables

The 25th anniversary production of “Les Misérables,” comes to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts’ Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Tickets start at $40. For showtimes and more information, visit


Rock of Ages Tour 2012

Def Leppard and Poison perform at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 8808 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, as part of the Rock of Ages Tour 2012. Tickets start at $29 and the show starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call (949) 855-8095.

Flashback Heart Attack

Flashback Heart Attack, an 1980s KROQ cover band, will perform at 9 p.m. at the Harp Inn, 130 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa. The show is 21 and older only and cover is $5. For more information, visit


Open House at Piecemakers

The Piecemakers Country store, 1720 Adams Ave., Costa Mesa, will hold an open house from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Register for Reading Program

The Newport Beach Public Library will have a registration day for its Summer Reading Program from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at all branches of the library.

‘Tails of Love’ Pet Adoption

The Newport Beach Plaza Retirement Community presents “Tails of Love,” a pet adoption to benefit Stella’s Hope, a nonprofit that rescues dogs from kill shelters. The adoption is from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1455 Superior Ave., Newport Beach.

Book Signing

Author Paula Rose will be at Martha’s Bookstore from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to sign copies of her book “Casa de Naomi.” The shop is at 308 Marine Ave., Newport Beach.

Michael Bisping

Mixed martial arts fighter Michael Bisping will transition from the ring to perform a deejay set at Sutra, 1870 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa. The 21-and-older show starts at 9 p.m. and tickets are $20. For more information, visit

Lemon Drop Dance Club

Newport Beach-based Lemon Drop 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 Wyndham hotel, 3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa. A free dance lesson will be offered from 7 to 8 p.m. and Caliente will perform live during the event. Tickets are $20 and parking is free. No membership is required. For more information, call (949) 378-6600 or visit


Dana PointConcours d’Elegance

Classic car and vintage motorcycle enthusiasts, including several from Newport Beach and Costa Mesa, will enter their vehicles in the 30th anniversary of the Dana Point Concours d’Elegance at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort, 1 Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point. This year’s theme is “Legends of Le Mans: Racing in the ‘60s.” For more information, visit