Through Nov. 7
HUNTINGTON LIBRARY AND GARDENS CHINESE GARDEN MODEL DISPLAY
South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa
South Coast Plaza will display a scale model of the 12-acre classical Chinese garden Liu Fang Yuan (The Garden of Flowing Fragrance) completed in early 2008 at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens. The Garden is the largest Chinese garden outside of China open to the public, and the scale model will include a never-before-seen second phase, which the Huntington hopes to build in the near future.
8 p.m. Friday
Regency South Coast Village Theater, 1561 W. Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana
Tickets are $10.
Director John Woo presents the West Coast premiere of his latest epic adventure film. A massive hit in Asia and the most expensive Chinese film ever made, “Red Cliff” reunites Woo with international superstar Tony Leung for the first time since the 1992 action classic “Hard Boiled.” The film depicts the legendary tale of the Battle of Red Cliff, which took place in 208 A.D. and was immortalized in the classic Chinese novel “Romance of the Three Kingdoms.” Followed by a Q-and-A session with Woo.
8 p.m. Friday and Saturday
QUANZHOU MARIONETTE THEATER
Orange County Performing Arts Center, Samueli Theater, at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa
Tickets are $35 to $50