Friday's Calendar

March 17, 2011
  • TODAY AND SATURDAY: The Arts and Learning Conservatory presents “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi,” a musical parody performed by local actors ages 8 to 15. The shows, which benefit after-school theater programs in Orange County, are at 7 tonight and 5 p.m. Saturday at Newport Mesa Church Auditorium, 2599 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa.. Tickets are $10 to $15. For more information, call (714) 728-7100 or visit
TODAY AND SATURDAY: The Arts and Learning Conservatory…


Anglican Christian Conference

Anglican Christians will be gathering for the "Kingdom Conference 2011" at noon at Mariners Church, 5001 Newport Coast Drive, Irvine. The conference will have workshops and children's programs. Noted theologian the Rev. Canon Michael Green will be in attendance and giving a speech the following Sunday. Register at For more information, visit


'Push Pull'

The Brett Rubbico Gallery, 361 Old Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, presents "Push Pull," an exhibit by artist Michael Gallagher. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment. A closing reception is from 7 to 9 p.m. today. For more information, call (949) 515-5102 or visit


Katharine McPhee

Katharine McPhee, a runner-up on "American Idol," performs at 8 p.m. at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. The show is part of the Pacific Symphony's Pops Series. Tickets are $25 to $185. For more information, call (714) 755-5799 or visit




The Broadway hit "Wicked" plays in the Segerstrom Hall in Costa Mesa's Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Tickets start at $38.75. For more information and showtimes, visit the box office at 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, call (714) 556-278, or visit

'The Weir'

Conor McPherson's "The Weir," will be staged at South Coast Repertory's Julianne Argyros Stage. For showtimes and ticket information, visit


Meet The Mayor

Newport Beach Mayor Mike Henn will be talking and interacting with residents from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Newport Beach Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave.

'Psychedelic Days'

Patrick Campbell-Lyons, an original band member of U.K.'s Nirvana, will be doing a book-signing of his memoir, "Psychedelic Days," from

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Borders bookstore, 3333 Bear St., Costa Mesa. For more information, call (714) 432-7854.

Storytime For Children

A reading of "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" and a "Curious George" character in costume will be presented at 1 p.m. at the Barnes & Noble in Fashion Island, 401 Newport Center Drive Suite A215, Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 718-0109.

School Clean-Up Day

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