The Gorgeous Doll Choker Necklace from SHŌNA jewelry. (Courtesy SHONA / December 5, 2012)

The famed Celtic band the Young Dubliners will be back at Muldoon's Irish Pub from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The Young Dubs, as they are called by fans, is an American band that mixes Irish sounds and modern rock.

The concert is free and will take place in Muldoon's courtyard, 202 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. Call (949) 640-4110 or visit


Hanukkah celebration at Fashion Island

Adam Sandler put it best: "Put on your yarmulke, it's time for Hanukkah."

Chabad Jewish Center and Fashion Island are hosting a public Menorah lighting ceremony at 3 p.m. Sunday in Fashion Island's Atrium Garden Court near Barnes & Noble.

The event kicks off with a performance by "The Locos!" and then a musical performance by a group of young special needs teens from the Friendship Circle, with the lighting of the Noah's Ark Menorah afterward, according to a news release.

Other activities include gifts, treats, Hanukkah crafts, face painting and balloon animals. Bring a toy to donate as a gift for underprivileged children.

For more information, visit or call (949) 721-9800.


Snow coming to Balearic Community Park

Holiday Snow Land hits Cosa Mesa with 40 tons of snow blanketing Costa Mesa's Balearic Community Park from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Santa will be on hand and you'll be able to take free rides in his sleigh with reindeer. Games and food will also be available.

The event is free, and sales from food will be donated to local schools.

Balearic Community Park is at 1975 Balearic Drive. For more information, visit Torelli Realty's blog at


Art and boutique show this weekend

Last-minute shopping? Check out the Huntington Beach Downtown Business Improvement District's art and boutique art show from 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 19. at the local Art Center, 538 Main St.

Fine art, jewelry, crafts and entertainment will be on hand at the event and of course, the big guy himself, Santa, will stop by from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.