TODAY: The German ensemble Mandelring Quartet makes its Segerstrom Center for the Arts debut at 8 p.m. at Samueli Theater. Tickets are $60, and the program includes pieces by Mendelssohn, Bartók and Mozart. For more information, visit www.scfta.org. (Courtesy SCFTA / October 27, 2007)

TODAY

Relay For Life Reception

The Newport Beach Relay For Life is having a 10th birthday celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. aboard the Wild Goose, a Hornblower Cruise ship, which will be docked at 2431 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach.

Justin Grennan

Justin Grennan performs at Commonwealth Lounge & Grill, 2406 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach. The free show starts at 9:30 p.m. and is 21 and older only. For more information, call (949) 675-4444.

'Historical Perspective Of Peace And Nonviolence'

Bernard LaFayette, Jr., a civil rights activist and educator, gives a lecture at Orange Coast College as part of the school's Distinguished Speaker Series. The 11:30 a.m. event is in Fine Arts 116. LaFayette, who served on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s staff in the 1960s, will speak on the "Historical Perspective of Peace and Nonviolence." Admission is free.

Book Signing

Lt. Louis Zamperini, who is the subject of Laura Hillenbrand's New York Times bestselling book "Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption," will have a book signing from 6 to 8 p.m. at Cannery Restaurant, 3010 Lafayette Road, Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 566-0060.

Mini Concert

The cast of "Rock of Ages," the hit Broadway musical that is headed for the Segerstrom Center for the Arts starting Tuesday, performs a free mini concert at 1 p.m. at South Coast Plaza's Jewel Court.

DJ Babycourt

DJ Babycourt performs at La Cave, 1695 Irvine Ave., Costa Mesa. The free show is 21 and older and starts at 10 p.m.

Singer-Songwriter Showcase

Muldoon's Irish Pub, 202 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, hosts a singer-songwriter showcase from 8 to 11 p.m. The open mic event is hosted by Kerry Chester. For more information, call (949) 640-4110.

TODAY TILL SATURDAY

Cathedrals Of Sound

The Pacific Symphony presents Cathedrals of Sound, featuring organist Paul Jacobs and the Norbertine Fathers from St. Michael's Abbey. The shows start at 8 p.m. at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, and tickets start at $25. For more information, visit http://www.pacificsymphony.org.

FRIDAY

DJ Ron Sleazy