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.
The second annual "Monster Bash" fall concert, hosted by the Marine Avenue Business Improvement District, is from 5 to 7 p.m. in the 200 block of Marine Avenue on Balboa Island. The free event features live Swing music and a Halloween costume contest. Local businesses will stay open longer than usual and will offer deals.
Advance Screening of
The Exchange Club of Newport Harbor screens the new movie "Anonymous" on the eve of its general release as the main feature of the 21st annual Movie Screening benefit, one of the service club's main fundraisers of the year. Proceeds benefit the Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center and other youth programs in O.C. The evening will begin with a 5:30 p.m. food festival, followed by the movie screening at the Lido Theatre, 3459 Via Lido, Newport Beach. VIP tickets cost $90 and include preferred seating and free parking. General admission tickets are $60. For more information, go to http://www.nhexchange.org.