Thursday's Calendar

May 04, 2011


Shanghai Quartet

The internationally renowned Shanghai Quartet performs at 8 p.m. at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Samueli Theater. Tickets are $60. For more information, visit

OC Executive Summit

The Southern California chapter of the Business Marketing Assn. presents the 2011 OC Executive Summit at 9 a.m. at Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, 1107 Jamboree Road. Keynote speaker for the event is Laura Ramos and presenters include Gary Katz and Debbie Qaqish. Tickets are $120 and the topic is "Strategic Vision, Marketing Value and the Chief Marketer's New Role." For more information, visit




The Pacific Symphony presents a Spanish- and flamenco-inspired program at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. All shows start at 8 p.m., with a 7 p.m. pre-concert lecture. Tickets start at $25. For more information, visit


Spring Plant Sale

Orange Coast College's horticulture garden presents its Spring Plant Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays. More than 2,500 plants will be on sale. For more information, visit

Student Thesis

The UC Irvine Claire Trevor School of the Arts presents its 2011 master's students thesis exhibition. The exhibition is at the University Art Gallery, 712 Arts Plaza, Irvine.


'Forever Plaid'

The Costa Mesa Playhouse, 661 Hamilton St., presents the hit musical "Forever Plaid." Showtimes are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $16 to $23. For more information, call (949) 650-5269.


Playwright Itamar Moses' "Completeness," a romantic comedy, makes its world premiere at South Coast Repertory's Argyros Stage. Tickets start at $12. For showtimes and more information, visit


Marsha Tudor Exhibit

il Barone Ristorante, 4251 Martingale Way, Suite A, Newport Beach, displays the artwork of Marsha Tudor. Hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and 5 to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call (949) 391-6710 or visit


Artistan Trunk Show

Feathers for Home & Garden hosts "First Friday Artisan Trunk Show" with artists and refreshments from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 270 E. 17th Street, Costa Mesa. For more information, call (949) 722-0244.

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