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Freebie of the Week: UC Irvine's Claire Trevor Film Festival continues with the screening of "How to Murder Your Wife" at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the campus' Winifred Smith Hall, 712 Arts Plaza. The 1965 classic comedy stars Jack Lemmon, Virna Lisi, Claire Trevor and Terry-Thomas. Admission is free; parking is $8 to $10. Call (949) 824-2787.

Help the Junior League by shopping

The Junior League of Orange County, California will debut its annual Christmas Co. shopping extravaganza featuring more than 90 vendors selling everything from gourmet food to home décor to clothing to jewelry Nov. 10 to 14 at the OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. General admission is $10 and good for multi-day entry, and many special events also are planned. Be sure to check out the Friends, Fashion & Fun event from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Nov. 13. For $15, get a hand massage by Crabtree and Evelyn, music by DJ Max of Tribalunderworld, appetizers and a fashion show. Admission is free to those who bring four cans of food Nov. 14 to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank. Call (949) 263-3785 or visit jlocc.org.

Fly into this great package

With the "Peter Pan" stage production at the Orange County Performing Arts Center extended to Jan. 2, the Hotel Hanford, 3131 S. Bristol St., Costa Mesa, is offering specials like a weekend night Neverland Suite, starting at $299, which includes tickets to the show; a self-serve candy counter; cast-signed official poster; "Peter Pan" memorabilia; complimentary overnight parking and shuttle to and from the theatre; and themed kid and adult cocktails before or after the show. Peter Pan rooms at $129 include parking and theatre shuttle, a commemorative gift and pre- or post-show happy hour. The "Get Hooked" pre-theatre dinner package, $35 per person, is available Tuesday through Sunday and includes free parking and shuttle; a three-course prix-fixe menu in the Savoy Restaurant & Lounge; and a post-show happy hour. Call (714) 557-3000 or visit thehotelhanford.com/peterpan.

High-end brand hosts warehouse sale

Women's lifestyle clothing designer Allen Allen will hold its warehouse sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at 2323 Main St., Irvine. Save up to 75% off retail on more than 12,000 garments; the brand is sold at stores like Nordstrom and Bloomingdales. Visit allenallen.net.

Putting on the Ritz

Looking for a scenic setting for a special dinner or spa trip in the future? The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel is offering those who bring canned goods, non-perishable food items, toys, books or stuffed animals to the resort an Anniversary Card good for 15% off in the resort's restaurants, spa and retail shops — as well as complimentary day valet parking. The donations will be given to Orange County charities. Call (949) 240-2000 or visit ritzcarlton.com.

Win an Old Navy Shopping Spree

Old Navy will celebrate its Grand Reopening at the Shops at Mission Viejo at 10 a.m. Saturday. The first 200 people to enter will receive prizes like a $500 or $200 shopping spree, Old Navy Famous Jeans or graphic tees. Graphic tees also will be sold all day for $3 each. Visit oldnavy.com.

Have a hot sale tip, or know about a great local business that you think deserves a little attention? Contact the O.C. Bargainista at candicebaker@gmail.com. And remember — never pay retail!

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