Friday's Calendar

April 07, 2011
  • TODAY: The Newport Beach Public Library presents its fourth annual Gift of Literacy Luncheon, featuring guest speaker Nicole Mones. Mones, author of “Lost in Translation” and “Cup of Light,” will talk about her latest book “The Last Chinese Chef” at 11:30 a.m. at the Radisson Hotel, 4545 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach. Tickets for the luncheon start at $75 per person. For more information, call (949) 717-3874.
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Shabbat Service

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

Jimmy Hopper Show

Jimmy Hopper and his band perform Fridays at the Palm Terrace Lounge at the Island Hotel, 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. Seating starts at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Performance and dinner are $65. Hopper and his band will also continue their Saturday performance at the Island Hotel. For more information, call (949) 760-4920.

Fashion Industry Mixer

The Orange County Fashion Assn., along with the OC Mart Mix, present a fashion industry mixer from 6 to 9 p.m. at OC Mart Mix at SOCO, 3313 Hyland Ave., Suite C, Costa Mesa. For more information, visit


Japan Relief Pop-Up Sale

Boathouse Collective, 1640 Pomona Ave., Costa Mesa, hosts Japan Relief Pop-Up Sale, featuring merchandise from Hurley, Volcom and Baum Vision. The fundraiser will donate 50% of the proceeds toward's Japan relief efforts. For more information, call (949) 646-3176.

Benefit Concert

UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts presents a benefit concert for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan at 8 p.m. at UCI's Winifred Smith Hall. The UCI Music Department will perform an evening of jazz music, featuring Kei Akagi and other past alumni. Tickets are $20, or $10 for students and seniors. All ticket revenue will be donated to the American Red Cross.

Flashback Heart Attack

Flashback Heart Attack, an 1980s KROQ cover band, will perform at 9 p.m. at the Harp Inn, 130 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa. The show is 21 and older only and tickets are $5. For more information, visit


'Romeo and Juliet'

The Vanguard University Department of Theatre Arts presents William Shakespeare's classic "Romeo and Juliet." Tickets start at $12 and all shows are at the Lyceum Theater on campus. For showtimes and more information, call (714) 668-6145 or visit


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