Friday's Calendar

October 20, 2011
  • FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: Trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire and his quintet pay tribute to iconic jazz artist Miles Davis with a concert at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Samueli Theater. “The Miles Davis Experience: 1949-159” celebrates Davis' legendary music. Tickets start at $62 and showtimes are 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. For more information, visit
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: Trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire and… (Emra Islek )


One Big Tree

South Coast Plaza's 2011 Christmas Tree will be arriving by truck from Mt. Shasta and will be hoisted up between 7 and 10 a.m. at Town Center Park, 686 Anton Blvd., Costa Mesa.

All About Owls

The Little Naturalist program at the Environmental Nature Center will give an outdoor class about owls for children ages 3 to 5. Children will have an opportunity to touch owl wings and talons. The class is from 10 to 11 a.m. at the center, 1601 16th St., Newport Beach. Cost is $5. RSVP by emailing, or call (949) 645-8489.

High Tea for a Good Cause

The 22nd annual High Tea & Fashion Show, the fundraiser for the Orange County Ronald McDonald House, is from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Balboa Bay Club & Resort, 1221 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach. For more information, go to

OCC Science Night


Orange Coast College, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, hosts the 12th annual Community Science Night for elementary school kids and their parents. The event is from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Get Into the Swing

"Swinging Through The Night," a casino night and swing dance party to benefit the Foundation for Neurosciences Strokes Recovery, is at 7 p.m. at the OASIS Community Center, 801 Narcissus Ave., Corona del Mar. The evening will feature Swing dance performances by Cheryl Burke's Dance Studio. Tickets cost $250 per person and $400 per couple. For more information, visit

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


'Kings of the Dance 2011'

Five of today's premier male dancers hit the stage in "Kings of Dance 2011" at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Segerstrom Hall. The performance features Guillaume Côté, Marcelo Gomes, David Hallberg, Denis Matvienko and Ivan Vasiliev. Tickets start at $13.60. For showtimes and more information, visit


'The Trip To Bountiful'

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Horton Foote's "The Trip To Bountiful" comes to the South Coast Repertory's Segerstrom Stage. For showtimes and more information, visit


'2011: A Space Odyssey'

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