Simple Compounds performs at Commonwealth Lounge & Grill, 2406 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach. The free show starts at 9:30 and is 21 and older only. For more information, call (949) 675-4444.
The Road To The Oscars
Longtime Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences member and film producer Robert Kline presents an insider's prospective on the Academy Awards' annual program at 7 p.m. in the Lido Theatre, 3459 Via Lido, Newport Beach. Tickets are $25. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (949) 548-2411.
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.