The Droppers will play a free show from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Celtic Bar at Muldoon's, 202 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. Call (949) 640-4110 for more information.
Jewish High Holiday Services
The Chabad Jewish Center will hold a Rosh Hashanah service at 7 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency, 1107 Jamboree Road, Newport Beach. The free event is open to all. For more information, call (949) 721-9800, or go to http://www.JewishNewport.com. Temple Isaiah, 2401 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach, holds its Rosh Hashanah Eve service at 8 p.m. For information about membership or high-holiday tickets, call Rabbi Marc Rubenstein at (714) 904-9522.
Festival of Children
The 10th annual Festival of Children — a month-long family oriented event featuring live music, dance performances, arts and crafts, and more — returns to South Coast Plaza. More than 75 youth-serving organizations will also be showcased. For a full schedule of events, visit http://www.festivalofchildren.org.
Paul Frank Book Drive
As part of the Festival of Children, the Paul Frank store at South Coast Plaza, will offer customers a 20% discount in exchange for donating a gently used children's book.
Performers from Southland Opera will present an interactive program, "Adventures in Song and Story," to encourage children to enjoy operas, musicals and other forms of music. The show will feature Hansel and Gretel and the Three Little Maids, among other characters. The event is at 11 a.m. in the Friends Meeting Room, Central Library branch, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach. Adults must accompany children. For information, call (949) 717-3860 or go to http://www.newportbeachlibrary.org.
Lynda Zussman will sign copies of her book, "THROW ME THE ROPE: A Memoir of Loving Lauren," a memoir of her late daughter, at Martha's Book Store, 308½ Marine Ave., Balboa Island. The event is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.