Newport’s Best Bets in Arts & Entertainment

From Live Theater to Community Happenings, enjoy these!

Classic Cars

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Balboa Car Show | Every Sunday from 7 - 9 a.m. 

Fun Zone Parking lot, 600 E. Bay Ave., Balboa Peninsula

Back Bay Science Center, 600 Shellmaker Road, Newport Beach.

Death by Design, Continuing through October 15, performance times vary. What happens when you mx the brilliant wit of Noel Coward with the intricate plotting of Agatha Christie? Set during a weekend in an English country manor in 1932, Death by Design is a delightful and mysterious “mash-up” of two of the greatest English writers of all time. This wonderful new comedy will delight! Tickets range from $20 - $25. Takes place at Newport Theatre Arts Center, 2501 Cliff Drive, Newport Beach.

Memories in the Making, Continuing through November 3. Newport Beach City Arts Commission presents an exhibition of artwork from the Memories in the Making program of Alzheimer’s Orange County. More than 20 pieces, created by program participants with Alzheimer’s, Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), or related dementias. A special presentation about the art, artists and the Memories in the Making program will be held on October 3 at 7 p.m. in the Friends Meeting Room at the Central Library.

Contact: www.newportbeachlibrary.org

Takes place at Central Library, 100 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert, October 6- 7 at Segerstrom Hall. Performance times vary. The Harry Potter Film Concert Series returns to Segerstrom Center for the Arts with Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the third film in the Harry Potter series. The acclaimed Pacific Symphony will perform the magical score from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban while the film plays in high-definition on a 40-foot screen. The Harry Potter Film Concert Series, which is another magical experience from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, kicked off in June 2016 with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and is scheduled to include hundreds of performances across more than 35 countries around the world through 2018. Tickets start at $49.

Contact: Box office, 714.556.2787, www.scfta.org

Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Newport Beach.

Harry Potter 3 people

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Courtesy of Warner Bros.

Timree Paint Class, Day of the Dead, October 7 at 10 a.m. Come take part in this step-by-step paint class taught in the Timree Technique. Everyone paints the same but can choose whatever colors suits their style. All painters must be 6 years of age or older. Cost: $50.

Contact: Sign up online at www.Timree.com. Call 949.723.1300.

Takes place at Timree’s art studio: 1651 Westcliff Drive, Newport Beach.

Day of the Dead

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Meet Artist Aldo Luongo, October 7 from 4 - 7 p.m. Meet the master of “Romance on Canvas,” artist Aldo Luongo and his inspired new collection of artwork, including the unveiling of a new limited-edition giclee print, “Amethyst Afternoon.” There will be special pricing on Luongo’s new limited-edition, and with every purchase the night of the show, clients will receive a bottle of Parker Wine. To enjoy an evening of art & wine, RSVP to 949.721.9117 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Lahaina Galleries, 1173 Newport Center Drive (Fashion Island), Newport Beach.

A Good Red Wine by Aldo Luongo

Shi Zhiying, October 7 - December 31. In her first solo U.S. museum exhibition, Shanghai-based Shi Zhiying demonstrates the influences that Buddhism and the natural world have on her approach to painting. She is highly regarded in her native China for stark monochromatic paintings of uniform vistas – open water, Zen sand gardens, carpets of grass and facades of weathered ancient structures. This exhibition continues OCMA’s commitment to presenting the freshest voices from the Pacific Rim.

Open Wednesday – Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Admission: $10, adults; $7.50, students and seniors; children under 12 are free.

Contact: www.ocma.net

Orange County Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach.

Pivotal: Highlights from the Collection, October 7 - December 31. OCMA has always championed artistic experimentation and innovation through a commitment to showing and collecting the work of dynamic and groundbreaking emerging artists. This installation will reveal how impactful and prescient OCMA has been in supporting the careers of some of the most influential artists from this region at pivotal moments in their careers. Open Wednesday – Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Admission: $10, adults; $7.50, students and seniors; children under 12 are free.

Contact: www.ocma.net

Orange County Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach.

Timree Paint Class, Halloween Door, October 10 from 7 - 9 p.m. Come take part in this step-by-step paint class taught in the Timree Technique. Everyone paints the same but can choose whatever colors suits their style. Cost: $50.

Contact: Sign up online at www.Timree.com. Call 949.723.1300.

Takes place at Timree’s art studio: 1651 Westcliff Drive, Newport Beach.

Halloween Door

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Timree Paint Class, GNO – Halloween Girl, October 12 from 7 - 9 p.m. Come take part in Girls Night Out, reserved for adults only. This step-by-step paint class is taught in the Timree Technique. Everyone paints the same but can choose whatever colors suits their style. All painters must be 6 years of age or older. Cost: $40.

Contact: Sign up online at www.Timree.com. Call 949.723.1300.

Takes place at Timree’s art studio: 1651 Westcliff Drive, Newport Beach.

Halloween Girl

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Mariinsky Ballet and Orchestra, October 12 - 15 at Segerstrom Hall. Performance times vary. Tickets start at $29. The Mariinsky Ballet and Orchestra pay homage to the great Russian choreographer Michel Fokine in a program of four of his most beloved ballets, created in the early 20th century. The program begins with the soulful undertones of Chopiniana, a gentle portrayal of romance and grace set to an ethereal score by Chopin. The central act brings two show-stopping works: Le Spectre de la Rose, a tour de force created for the legendary Vaslav Nijinsky, and The Swan, a virtuosic solo which Fokine choreographed for Anna Pavlova. For the finale, the Mariinsky performs the exotic Schéhérazade, a seductive fable based on a tale from “One Thousand and One Nights’” set to Rimsky-Korsakov’s voluptuous score and brimming with theatricality and drama.

Contact: Box office, 714.556.2787, www.scfta.org

Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Newport Beach.

Ballerina

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Photo by Natasha Razina

Timree Paint Class, Candy Pumpkin, October 14 at 10 a.m. This step-by-step paint class is taught in the Timree Technique. Everyone paints the same but can choose whatever colors suits their style. All painters must be 6 years of age or older. Cost: $50.

Contact: Sign up online at www.Timree.com. Call 949.723.1300.

Takes place at Timree’s art studio: 1651 Westcliff Drive, Newport Beach.

Candy Pumpkin

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Painting with Alcohol Inks, October 14 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. This is an introductory class in Alcohol Inks, where participants will be creating two different art projects. Alcohol Inks is a newer medium born of the craft industry, growing in popularity in the fine arts world. Minimum 5/Maximum 10. Instructor: Holly Wilmer. Includes all supplies. Cost: $35.

Contact: www.seasidegalleryandgoods.com

Seaside Gallery & Goods, Pelican Courtyard, 124 Tustin Ave., Newport Beach.

Iris Rains

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Iris Rains by artist Holly Wilmer

Gem of the Ocean, October 14 - November 11. The year was 1904 with many former slaves and descendants venturing north who found themselves at Aunt Ester’s door in Pittsburgh’s Hill District. A renowned cleanser of souls claiming to be 285 years old, Ester provides solace, advice and healing. Citizen Barlow, racked with guilt over letting another man take the rap for one of his crimes, desperately wants to be pure again. And Aunt Ester may be his only hope. From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Fences, comes a mystical story of freedom, justice and redemption. Recommended for ages 12 and above. Takes place on South Coast Repertory’s Segerstrom Stage. Performance times and tickets prices vary.

Contact: Box office, 714.708.5555, www.scr.org

South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

Creatures of the Night, October 14 at 6 and 7 p.m. This fun family evening is designed for interacting, observing and learning about the many plants and animals that are most active at night. Visitors will receive a “passport” to explore the Gardens after dark and visit interactive animal stories that delve into the nocturnal world and its inhabitants. Admission: Members, $10; Non-Members, $15; Children, 6 - 17, $5; Children 5 and under are free. This popular may sell out, so purchase your tickets early. Each adventure will last approximately an hour and a half. All pre-purchased tickets will be available at will call.

Contact: 949.673.2261, www.slgardens.org

Sherman Library & Gardens, 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar.

Sing Along with the Muppet Movie, October 14 - 15, kicks off the Segerstrom Center’s Family Series in Samueli Theater. Performance times vary. The show was created by Heather Henson and IBEX Puppetry. Based on The Muppet Movie (1979) is a film classic that follows Kermit the Frog on a cross-country trio to Hollywood. Children and adults alike are urged to yell out famous lines, dance in the aisles, and of course, sing along as they discover or rediscover this beloved film. Tickets are $20.

Contact: Box office, 714.556.2787, www.scfta.org

Samueli Theater, 600 Town Center Drive, Newport Beach.

Muppet Movie

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Garden Fusions: The Great Pumpkin Feast, October 18 at 6 p.m. This is a unique interactive gourmet dining experience, where Chef Pascal Olhats, executive chef of Café Jardin, is challenged to create a gourmet dinner to complement the theme.  Reservations are required. Seating is limited to 50 guests. To purchase tickets, visit the website.

Contact: 949.673.2261, www.slgardens.org

Sherman Library & Gardens, 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar.

Halloween Goes Hollywood, October 21 at 10 and 11 a.m. Tickets start at $12. The 13th Annual Despicable Villains’ Choice Awards. Celebrate Halloween with a concert featuring such frightfully fun film music as “Harry Potter,” “Star Wars” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” Don’t forget to wear your costume – dress as your favorite despicable villain! Designed for youngsters 5-11. Join in the fun at the interactive Musical Carnival in the concert hall lobby at 9 a.m. (for 10 a.m. concertgoers) and 12:15 p.m. (for 11:30 a.m. concertgoers), where kids can test drive a musical instrument, meet the performers, and enjoy musical arts and crafts activities themed to the morning’s concert.

Contact: www.scfta.org

Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Newport Beach.

Kids Community Peaceful Painting Workshop, October 21 from 12:20 - 2 p.m. Join local artist Stacy Fetterman as she provides a space for children to create, play and tap into the magic within and around us. Youngsters will practice slowing down and pausing for peace as they connect to their inner landscape and the outer landscape of the gardens. Maximum 12 people. Fee: Members, $30; Non-Members, $40. Class sizes are limited. This is suggested for youth ages 8 - 14.

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; www.slgardens.org

Sherman Library & Gardens, 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar.

Painted Silk Scarves, October 22 from 1 - 3 p.m. Join Lisa and Rick Mayer of Newport Art Silk Painting Studio as you learn the ancient art of water marbling acrylic paints onto silk scarves. They have designed the process to be easily recreated, by anyone, with or without an artistic flair. Your creations will spring to life with your own hands, as you create an original hand-painted silk scarf. Cost: $55 includes all supplies, paint and a 100 percent silk scarf. Reservations must be made in advance. Cancellation and refund policy, 48 hours prior to event.

Contact: www.seasidegalleryandgoods.com

Seaside Gallery & Goods, Pelican Courtyard, 124 Tustin Ave., Newport Beach.

silk painting

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Lisa Mayer of Newport Art Silk Painting demonstrates the technique

Guide to Happiness with Moty Koppes, October 24 from 10 - 11:30 a.m. Guest speaker, Moty Koppes, will talk with guests on purpose, vision, belief and behaviors. Koppes has 20 years experience as a psychologist in eight different countries and is a Master Certified Coach for the last 18 years. Cost: $55. For more information, visit her website at www.coachmoty.com.

Contact: www.seasidegalleryandgoods.com

Seaside Gallery & Goods, Pelican Courtyard, 124 Tustin Ave., Newport Beach.

44 Annual Corona del Mar Home Tour, October 24 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Tour). Tickets are now on sale – your passport to tour charming homes, enjoy a light breakfast reception (8 a.m.), boutique and luncheon (11 a.m.), and an afternoon party (4 p.m.). Proceeds benefit Corona del Mar Middle and High schools. Tickets are $80. Visit the website to see ticket locations.

Contact: www.cdmhometour.com

Takes place throughout Corona del Mar and Newport Beach.

Author Event with Richard Watts, October 25 from 5 - 7 p.m. Join Seaside Gallery & Goods for a special networking and book signing event with esteemed author of EntitleMania: How Not to Spoil Your Kids and What to Do If You Have, Richard Watts. Free. Sign uo on EventBrite: https://richardwattsbook.eventbrite.com

Contact: www.seasidegalleryandgoods.com

Seaside Gallery & Goods, Pelican Courtyard, 124 Tustin Ave., Newport Beach.

Movie Night! It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, October 26 at 7 p.m. This 1963 American epic comedy film, produced and directed by Stanley Kramer and stars Spencer Tracy, Jimmy Durante, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney, among others. Free.

Contact: 949.673.1880

Sherman Library & Gardens, 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar.

Ella Enchanted: The Musical, October 27 - November 12. Performance times and ticket prices vary. This musical directed toward youngsters ages 4 and up, is the story about Ella. As a baby, she was given the “gift” of obedience by a misguided fairy, and cannot disobey any order. Now a teenager, the strong-willed Ella must outwit her evil stepmother, escape hungry ogres and hold on to her best friend, all while getting rid of the troublesome curse and finding her own voice. Expect delightful music and plenty of girl power in this wonderfully modern and musical Cinderella story. Adapted from the book by Gail Carson Levine.

Contact: www.scr.org

South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

Ella

Segerstrom Center’s Grand Opening of Julianne and George Argyros Plaza and Center for Dance and Innovation, Saturday, Oct. 28 with the dedication at 11 a.m. The Michael Maltzan-designed Argyros Plaza and Center for Dance and Innovation (CDI) are transforming the Center campus with the addition of inviting and flexible outdoor spaces for performances, community events, international festivals, pre-show dining and picnicking. Following the dedication, there is a full day of free family activities and an array of performances on the new permanent outdoor stage. As soon as the sun goes down, the new Argyros Plaza lighting design will add a glow for music and dancing to ‘60s - ‘70s “let go and let dance” band Orgone and Bay Area soul band Monophonics. For a dramatic climax to the day, BANDALOOP returns to the wall of Segerstrom Hall high above the stage with another gravity-defying vertical dance performance that weaves intricate choreography with the art of climbing and rappelling. Kids of all ages will get a jump on the Halloween weekend, decorating trick-or-treat bags and trick-or-treating at candy stations throughout the Center campus. Other fun attractions will include a caricature artist, face painting, dance class for all, Imagination Playground, food trucks, Music Mobile, puppet shows, and opportunities to observe classes by students of the American Ballet Theatre William J. Gillespie School and the School of Dance and Music for Children with Disabilities. Center Docent tours, too.

Contact: www.scfta.org

Julianne and George Argyros Plaza, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

Plaza rendering

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Photo by Michael Maltzan

Painting Class - Pumpkins and Sunflowers, October 28 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Join local artist Carol Kreider as she teaches you how to paint a simple arrangement of sunflowers in a pumpkin, just in time for Fall. Maximum 12 people. Fee: Members, $35; Non-Members, $46. Register at their website.

Contact: 949.673.2261. www.slgardens.org

Sherman Library & Gardens, 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar.

Sunflowers inside pumpkin

Cars & Café, October 30, November 26 and December 25. Hundreds of car enthusiasts flock for the monthly Cars & Café event at Moulin. You will view more than 100 luxury automobiles from antiques to exotics. Guests can sip free coffee as they meet and mingle with automobile owners and collectors.

Contact: www.MoulinBistro.com

Moulin Bistro, 1000 Bristol St. North, Ste. 10, Newport Beach.