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Thursday’s Calendar


Apartment Assn. Trade Show

The Apartment Assn. of Orange County will hold its 41st annual Trade Show & Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Buildings 10 and 12 at the OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. Admission to the event is free, but general parking costs $5. For more information, call (714) 638-5550 or go to

Stein Mart Store Opening


Stein Mart at The Market Place, 13742 Jamboree Road, Irvine will open its larger and relocated store at 10 a.m. The first 250 customers will receive a rose and there will be drawings for five $50-gift cards, and one $500-gift card.

Consider This

Amy Schalet, a professor of sociology at University of Massachusetts Amherst and the author of “Not Under My roof: Parents, Teens and the Culture of Sex,” will headline a Consider This program presented by Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino counties. The event is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine, 2607 Main St., Irvine. For more information, visit

Cooking Class and Pizza Party


The Tarbut V’Torah Community Day School will throw a free cooking class and pizza party for parents and children, ages 4 to 6. The event is from 2:25 to 3:15 p.m. at 5200 Bonita Canyon Drive, Irvine.

‘Save Our Homes’ Rally and Coalition partners are sponsoring a “Save Our Homes” rally from 4 to 7 p.m. at 18622 MacArthur Blvd , Irvine

America the Beautiful at Night

The Environmental Nature Center, 1601 16th St., Newport Beach, hosts a 6 p.m. presentation by photographer Wally Pacholka of the night sky above America’s national parks and other points. Members get in for free but non-members pay $5 for admission.

‘Costa Mesa Charter: Understanding What It Means’

Costa Mesans For Responsible Government will sponsor a discussion about the measure placed by the Costa Mesa City Council on the June 5 ballot. The event is at 6:30 p.m. at the Costa Mesa Neighborhood Community Center, 1845 Park Ave. For more information, go to



‘Play it again, Sam’

The Pacific Symphony will play the score of the classic film “Casablanca,"which will be shown on a big screen. The performance will take place at 8 p.m. in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. For more information, call (714) 755-5799 or go to


‘I’m a Frayed Knot’

An opening reception for the “I’m a Frayed Knot” exhibition will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. at Orange Coast College’s Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion. The exhibit will run through march 17 in the Pavilion, which is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. It is closed on Fridays, Sundays and Mondays. OCC is at 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa.


Frankie Valli

Singer Frankie Valli, the original lead voice of the Four Seasons, performs at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts’ Segerstrom Hall. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets start at $43. For more information, visit



SoCo Farmers Market

The SoCo Farmers Market hosts a Spring Celebration from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South Coast Collection, 3315 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa. For more information, go to

Van Dieman’s Band

The Balboa Bay Club & Resort celebratesSt. Patrick’s Daywith a special menu at First Cabin Restaurant and musical entertainment and buffet at Duke’s Place. Van Dieman’s Band performs its brand of spirited Irish music from 5 to 9 p.m. For more information, visit



Segerstrom Center for the Arts’ Family Series presents “Zorro” at the Samueli Theater. Tickets start at $20 and showtimes are 1 p.m. Saturday and 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit

‘Pastrami on Rye with Mayo’

Comedy Central comedians Ross Bennett, Tom Cotter, Cory Kahaney and Brad Zimmermann will perform their show “Pastrami on Rye with Mayo,” at 8 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday at the Merage Jewish Center of Orange County, 1 Federation Way, Irvine. For more information, call (949) 435-3400 or go to