Musical Opens at Vanguard
"Americans All," featuring music by retired Orange County Judge James P. Gray, opens at Vanguard University's Lyceum Theater, 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. Performance begins at 8 p.m. For tickets, go to vanguard.universitytickets.com.
Big Whiskey Band
The Big Whiskey Band, a Dave Matthews Band cover act, performs from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Muldoon's Irish Pub, 202 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. The event is free. For more information, call (949) 640-4110.
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 cover is $5. For more information, visit http://www.flashbackheartattack.com.
FRIDAY TILL SUNDAY
Opening of OCC Theatre Season
The Orange Coast College Theatre Department opens its 2011-12 season with "Seascape with Sharks and Dancer," by playwright Don Nigro. Friday night show is at 7:30 p.m., Drama Lab Studio Theatre, OCC, 2701 Fairview College. Advance tickets are $6 and tickets at the door are $8. For more information, call (714) 432-5880 or visit http://www.occtickets.com.