Author Alan Brennert will be the featured speaker at Newport/Mesa ProLiteracy's Gift of Literacy Luncheon. The event starts at 11 a.m. at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, 1601 Bayside Drive, Corona del Mar. Cost is $75 per person, or $125 for a seat at the author's table. For more information, call (949) 717-3874 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deejay duo DHG, also known as Da House Gods, perform at 9 p.m. at Sutra, 1870 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa. Tickets for the 21-and-older show are $20. For more information, visit http://www.sutraoc.com.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
The inaugural OC Tastefest, an extravaganza for foodies, will take place at the OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. For more information, visit http://www.octastefest.com.