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O.C. Bargainista: Give a little to get a lot

May 12, 2011|By Candice Baker

Freebie of the Week: Enjoy free rockabilly and Beatles music this weekend at the OC Market Place in the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa. All concerts, including admission to the swap meet, are free with a canned food donation, which will benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. Enjoy the first round of the second annual West Coast Rockabilly Showdown beginning at noon Saturday, and the Abbey Road tribute band at noon (early Beatles repertoire) and 2 p.m. (Sgt. Pepper's costumes) Sunday. Admission is $2 without canned food donation. For more information, call (949) 723-6616 or visit ocmarketplace.com.

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The 'kids' can celebrate themselves

Those seeking a fine dining experience for your prom-going or graduating teens should check out the popular seasonal Prime Celebrations menu at Fleming's of Fashion Island, 455 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. A complete three-course dinner for young adults is $50 per person — including beverage (coffee, tea or soda), tax and gratuity — through June 30. Course selections include salad or soup appetizer; entrees including petite filet mignon, New York strip, double chicken breast or tuna mignon; and dessert options like crème brûlée, cheesecake and walnut turtle pie. Prepay arrangements are available upon request; call (949) 720-9633 for reservations and mention the Prime Celebrations menu.

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Historical society offers free workshop

Fancy yourself an amateur oral historian? Arm yourself with more than just courage at a free Oral History Training Workshop by the Newport Beach Historical Society from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Ayres Hotel & Suites, 325 Bristol St., Costa Mesa. Learn how to prepare and conduct an interview, analyze and transfer notes, and prepare your materials for publication or exhibition. Space is limited. Suggested donation of $20. For reservations and more information, call (213) 200-5523 or e-mail reserve@NewportBeachHistorical.com.

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Be entertained while buying new threads

Love indie designers? You'll adore the Thread show from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Lab, 2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa. Enjoy a deejay, giveaways, a clothing swap, DIY booth, signature cocktails, mini manicures, a Man Cave and the hottest designers. Make reservations in advance at threadshow.com/shows.php to get in for $5, or pay $10 at the door. Kids 12 and younger get in free. Visit threadshow.com.

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