Friday's Calendar

May 05, 2011


The Art of Champagne

The Quattro Caffé at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa has its sixth annual tasting of champagnes from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $45. Tax and gratuity are not included. For reservations, call (714) 754-0300.

Artisan 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 St., Costa Mesa. For more information, call (949) 722-0244.


'Common Misconceptions about Islam'

The Islamic Education Center of Orange County's Youth Group presents a presentation on "Common Misconceptions about Islam" for high school students and advisors at 8 p.m. at 3194B Airport Loop, Costa Mesa. For more information, call (714) 432-0060.

Family Shabbat Service

Temple Bat Yahm hosts a Family Shabbat Service, featuring the Glee-kim Youth Choir, at 6 p.m. in the Morgan Chapel, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach. The service will be followed by a Family Shabbat Dinner and a special tribute to Joanne Mercer, retiring as director of religious education. Guests are welcome. For more information and dinner reservations, call (949) 644-1999 or visit


Book Sale

The Friends of the Library host a used book sale from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Newport Beach Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave. The Friday event is for members only. For more information, call (949) 759-9667.


Annual Gem Faire

The 22nd annual Gem Faire will be at the O.C. Fairgrounds in O.C. Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Building 10. Nearly 200 exporters and importers will be present. For the event's operating hours and more information, visit or call (503) 252-8300.



SCAPE, 2859 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, presents "Lux: Variations on a White Theme" that depicts artists exploring the various possibilities with shades of white. The opening reception is from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the gallery. 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, or call (714) 432-0202, ext. 26533.

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.

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