Palm Terrace Lounge
The Palm Terrace Lounge will host a New Year's Eve celebration from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Island Hotel Newport Beach, 690 Newport Center Drive. The night will feature bar bites from Chef Bill Bracken, desserts, live entertainment, dancing, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. Price is $110 per person (excludes tax and gratuity). For more information, call (888) 321-4752.
Murder Mystery Dinner Show
"The Password is Murder" dinner and show at the Wyndham Hotel, 3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa, includes a four-course gourmet meal, champagne toast and professional performers with audience involvement. For more information, call (949) 509-9889 or visit http://www.bestcomedymurder
Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach, holds its Friday night Shabbat Service at 6 p.m. in the Morgan Chapel. The service will be led by Rabbi Mark S. Miller, Rabbi Gersh Zylberman and Cantor Grant and will be followed by an Oneg Shabbat. Guests are welcome. For more information, call (949) 644-1999 or visit http://www.tby.org.