Friday's Calendar

March 08, 2012



The parent council of the Newport Coast Child Development Preschool will hold its 2nd annual Trike-A-Thon to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The event is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The goal is to raise $10,000 for the hospital. The preschool is at 2350 Ford Road, Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 644-4914.

In Memoriam

A 25th anniversary memorial ceremony for fallen Eagle II helicopter crew members Dave Ketchum and Mike Libolt, who were officers with the Costa Mesa Police Department, will be at 10 a.m. at the heliport at the department's headquarters, 99 Fair Drive.


Open House

Christ Lutheran School, 760 Victoria St., Costa Mesa, holds its annual Open House, which features a science fair and dinner at 6 p.m. in the school's gym. The eighth-grade class is sponsoring the dinner, proceeds from which will help pay for a planned class trip to the nation's capital in May. For more information, call (949) 548-6866.

Open Studio-Salon

From 6 to 9 p.m., Newport Beach artist Michaell Magrutsche will host an open studio and salon with guest artist Melody Owens at his studio, 245 Marsala, Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 630-3625 or go to


Sebastian Smee

Sebastian Smee, the Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic for the Boston Globe, speaks at the Newport Beach Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave. The lecture and Q&A session starts at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday, with tickets costing $55 per person for Friday and $35 for Saturday. For more information, call (949) 548-2411 or visit


'Hello, Again'

UCI Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts presents "Hello, Again," a production for adult audiences only. For ticket information and show times, call (949) 824-2787 or go to


'Nunsense' and 'Nunsense A-Men'

The Costa Mesa Playhouse, 661 Hamilton St., stages two versions of the same play, "Nunsense," featuring an all-female cast, and "Nunsense A-Men," featuring an all-male cast. Shows are Friday through Sunday. For showtimes and more information, visit http://www.costamesaplay

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Segerstrom Hall. Tickets start at $16. For showtimes and more information, visit

'Merry Wives of Windsor'

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