Thursday's Calendar

October 26, 2011
  • THURSDAY: Indie rock band The Stepkids headline the Detroit Bar, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa. The 21-and-older show starts at 9 p.m. and tickets are $10. For more information, visit
THURSDAY: Indie rock band The Stepkids headline the Detroit…


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

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


Reaching Out to the Hungry

Le Pain Quotidien, a new café and bakery at Fashion Island, will hose a benefit to help fight childhood hunger from 5 to 8 p.m. at its location in the shopping center's Pacific Court. Tickets cost $40 and can be bought by calling Judy Walker at (949) 481-7792 or emailing her at All of the proceeds go to the local chapter of the nonprofit Share Our Strength.


The Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce hosts a networking event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Regatta Café at Via Lido Plaza, 3421 Via Lido, Newport Beach.

Ernest Marquez

Ernest Marquez, author of "Noir Afloat: Tony Cornero and the Notorious Gambling Ships of Southern California," will give a talk about his book and sign copies in the Steele Model Pavilion at the Newport Harbor Nautical Museum, 600 E. Bay Ave. on the Balboa Peninsula. The event is at 7 p.m. Museum members get in free for the event, non-members pay $10 and students pay $5 with an I.D.



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