Friday's Calendar

February 03, 2011
  • TODAY TILL SUNDAY: The 41st annual Laguna Folkdance Festival begins at 7 p.m. Friday and goes all day Saturday and Sunday at Ensign Intermediate School, 2000 Cliff Drive, Newport Beach. For more information and a complete performance schedule, visit
TODAY TILL SUNDAY: The 41st annual Laguna Folkdance Festival… (Courtesy Laguna…)


Members-Only Book Sale

The Friends of the Newport Beach Public Library is having a book sale for members from 1 to 4 p.m. at the library, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 759-9667.

Dance Party

Commonwealth Lounge & Grill, 2406 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, hosts a performance by DJ Ron Sleezy and DJ Robby Soul. The free show starts at 9:30 p.m. and is 21 and older only. For more information, call (949) 675-4444.

Indie Rock

La Cave, 1695 Irvine Ave., Costa Mesa, hosts a free indie rock show featuring The Gromble, Keepers of the Sun and The Orange Effect. The show starts at 10 p.m. and is 21 and older only. For more information, visit

Shabbat Service

Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach, holds a Friday night Shabbat Service at 6 p.m. in the Morgan Chapel, featuring the Gleekim Youth Choir. 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


Cocoa Lounge Dessert Buffet

The Palm Terrace's Cocoa Lounge Desert Buffet runs Tuesday through Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Island Hotel, 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. The buffet — which is $18 per person, tax and tip not included — features a variety of desserts by Executive Pastry Chef Michael Owens. Admission is free with a two- or more-course dinner at Palm Terrace restaurant.


'The Book of Liz'

The David and Amy Sedaris-penned comedic play, "The Book of Liz," plays at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays at the Costa Mesa Playhouse, 661 Hamilton St., Costa Mesa. Tickets start at $16. For more information, call (949) 650-5269 or visit


Pacific Symphony Plays Beethoven

The Pacific Symphony plays all five Beethoven piano concertos and other works by the German composer at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Brazilian-born Arnaldo Cohen is the featured piano soloist. For showtimes and more information, visit or call (714) 755-5799.


The 2009 Tony Award-winning musical "Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical" comes the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Segerstrom Hall. Tickets start at $20. For showtimes and more information, visit


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