Wednesday's Calendar

October 25, 2011
  • WEDNESDAY: Rock band Midnight Hour performs a special free show at the Detroit Bar, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa. Roms, Jet Set Go and Ashton Watkins also perform. The show is 21 and older only and starts at 9 p.m. For more information, visit
WEDNESDAY: Rock band Midnight Hour performs a special… (Courtesy Jerm Photography )


Mixing It Up

The Costa Mesa and Huntington Beach Chambers of Commerce hold a joint mixer from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Seasons 52, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa. Members pay $10 and prospective members pay $20 to get in. For more information, call (714) 885-9090 or go to

Meet the Researcher

The Roman Reed Foundation presents "An Evening with Dr.. Hans Keirstead," a celebration of the UC Irvine researcher's groundbreaking work into stem cell treatment for spinal chord injuries. The event is at the Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center at UCI. Dr. Keirstead will give a lecture at 7:15 p.m., following a VIP reception at 5:30 p.m. and a public reception at 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $150 for the VIP reception, the lecture and a tour of the laboratory, and $50 for the public reception, lecture and lab tour. Students pay $20. To register, go to


Meet the Artist

The Pacific Art Foundation hosts its annual Meet the Artist event, featuring the works of eight female artists. A VIP cocktail reception at 6 p.m. will feature a presentation by Peter Frank, a consultant curator at the Riverside Art Museum who blogs about art for the Huffington Post. The event is at the Pacific Club, 4110 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach. The main exhibition will be opened for general admission at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $100 for admission to the cocktail and the exhibition and $75 for the exhibition only. For more information, go to

Under the Stars

Leslie Helliwell, the naturalist at the Environmental Nature Center, 1601 16th St., Newport Beach will lead a one-hour session in helping people identify the stars. Greek and Native American stories will also be told. The event, from 6 to 7 p.m., is free for ENC members and $5 for non-members. Call (949) 645-8489 to RSVP.


China Expert

Greg Autry, a business professor at UC Irvine and author of "Death by China," will be the guest speaker at the October meeting of the Newport Harbor Republican Women. The event is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Pacific Club, 4110 MacArthur Blvd, Newport Beach. Admission costs $30. To reserve a seat, call (949) 720-1726.

Island Bash

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