April 26, 2012
  • FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: Jazz vocalist Nneena Freelon (pictured) and guitarist Earl Klugh join forces for intimate shows at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Samueli Theater. Showtimes are at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. and tickets start at $62. For more information, visit
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: Jazz vocalist Nneena Freelon (pictured)… (Courtesy Segerstrom…)


Expo and Fun Night

The Costa Mesa Community Run Expo and Family Fun Night is from 5 to 9 p.m. at Estancia High School, 2323 Placentia Ave., Costa Mesa.


Pacific Playwrights Festival

South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, will hold its 15th annual Pacific Playwrights Festival. For more information, go to

'A Pure View'

"A Pure View," an exhibition of Chinese paintings by Bo Hong, is at the Environmental Nature Center, 1601 16th St., Newport Beach. Hours are from 5 to 8 p.m Friday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The show is free. For more information, call (562) 633-3000 or (626) 216-6537.


Spring Garden Show

South Coast Plaza presents the 23rd annual Southern California Spring Garden Show. The free event is in SCP's Crate and Barrel/Macy's Home Store wing. South Coast Plaza is at 3333 S. Bristol St., Costa Mesa.


'The Prince of Atlantis'

The world premiere of "The Prince of Atlantis," by Steven Drukman, will take place on the Segerstrom Stage at South Coast Repertory Theatre, 650 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. For showtimes and more information, go to


Community Run

The fifth annual Costa Mesa Community Fun Run kicks off in 10-kilometer, 5K and 2K categories to benefit the community and the foundations supporting TeWinkle and Costa Mesa middle schools, as well as Estancia and Costa Mesa high schools. Packet pickup and late registration will start at 6:30 a.m.; The 5K and 10K races will start at 8 a.m., followed by the start of the 2K race at 9 a.m. The event is at Fairview Park and Estancia High School. For more information and to register online, visit

Multicultural Fair

Sage Hill School, 20402 Newport Coast Drive, Newport Beach, will stage its Multicultural Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets cost $7 for adults. Children ages 5 and under get in for free. Food tickets are $1 each. For more information, go to

Wine Tasting and

Book Signing

Thompkin Cellars, 1954 Placentia Ave., No. 107, Costa Mesa, will host a wine tasting and "Plastic Ocean" book signing. The event will raise funds to benefit the Algalita Marine Research Institute. Its founder, Capt. Charles Moore, will be on hand to sign copies of his book, "Plastic Ocean." The event is from 3 to 5 p.m. and RSVPs are required by sending an email to There is a $20 fee to attend.

Life Without Limits Gala

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