Magician and baritone Patrick Bell performs a one-of-a-kind show at Newport Beach public libraries. The free show is at 11 a.m. Thursday at Balboa Branch Library, 100 E. Balboa Blvd., Balboa Island. For more information, visit http://www.newportkids.org or call (949) 717-3830.
Mayan Calendar Lecture
Martin Diedrich, of Diedrich Coffee repute and a Mayan archaeologist, will give a talk about the end of the Mayan Calendar in 2012 at the Environmental Nature Center, 1601 E. 16th St., Newport Beach. The event is from 7:30 to 9 p.m. For more information, call (949) 933-9164 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anniversary at Skosh Monahan's
Skosh Monahan's, 2000 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa, will mark its 12th anniversary with half-priced pitchers and $12 top sirloin dinners. The band Natural Heights will also perform at 9 p.m. For more information, call (949) 548-0099.
Free Corkage Thursdays
The Golden Truffle Restaurant, 1767 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa, waives its corkage free for outside bottles of wine every Thursday night. Dinner is served from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. For more information, call (949) 645-9970.