TODAY: Bluefin at Crystal Cove Promenade, 7952 E. Coast Hwy., Newport Coast, hosts a fundraising brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the American Red Cross Japanese Disaster Relief Fund. Master Chef Takashi Abe is a native of Yamagata, Japan, and the restaurant will donate 100% of the proceeds from the event to the relief fund. Admission to the all-you-can-eat buffet brunch is a minimum $50 donation per person. For more information, call (949) 715-7373. (March 26, 2011)

TODAY

Ugandan Bishop Speaks

Bishop Patrick Okabe, of Uganda, will be preaching at the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. services at the Community Church, 611 Heliotrope Ave., Corona del Mar. For more information, call (949) 644-7400 or visit http://www.cdmucc.org.

Neuroscience Motivational Luncheon

The Foundation for Neurosciences, Stroke and Recovery (FNSR) is hosting a luncheon that will highlight success stories of the neuroscience realm from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Balboa Bay Club, 1221 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach. The event benefits FNSR. Tickets are $500 a person or $750 for couples. For reservations, contact Allison at (866) 232-2526, ext. 2.

OC 4 Japan

8eighty8 Night Club, 4647 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach, hosts a benefit for the American Red Cross Japan earthquake and Pacific tsunami relief. The evening features performances by Thrasher, DJ Albie and DJ O.N.E. Tickets are $20. For more information, visit http://www.oc4japan.com.

TILL TODAY

Nathan Gunn

Opera star Nathan Gunn makes his debut at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts with four performances at the Samueli Theater. Tickets are $72. For more information, visit http://www.scfta.org.

TILL APRIL 3

'Wicked'

The Broadway hit "Wicked" plays in the Segerstrom Hall in Costa Mesa's Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Tickets start at $38.75. For more information and showtimes, visit the box office at 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, call (714) 556-278, or visit http://www.scfta.org.

'The Weir'

Conor McPherson's "The Weir," will be staged at South Coast Repertory's Julianne Argyros Stage. For showtimes and ticket information, visit http://www.scr.org.

'Between Us Chickens'

South Coast Repertory's inaugural Studio Series presents Sofia Alvarez's "Between Us Chickens," at the Nicholas Studio. Tickets are $20 for students and $30 for adults. For showtimes and more information, visit http://www.scr.org or call (714) 708-5555.

MONDAY

Former California State Treasurer Book Signing

Phil Angelides, a former California state treasurer, will be signing copies of his best-selling book, "The Financial Crisis Inquiry Report," at 6 p.m. at the Barnes & Noble at Fashion Island, 401 Newport Center Drive Suite A215, Newport Beach.

Quilting Club

The quilting club at the Costa Mesa Senior Center, 695 W. 19th St., meets from 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays in the Arts and Crafts room. Beginning and advanced quilters are welcomed. For more information, call (714) 546-2539.

Fried Chicken Night

The Crow Bar and Kitchen, 2325 Pacific Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, is hosting Fried Chicken Night on Mondays. The restaurant is offering half a chicken from Shelton's Farm, with choice of side orders for $16. For more information, visit http://www.thecrowbarcdm.com.

TUESDAY

CdM Restaurant Business Mixer

The Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce hosts a business mixer from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Avila's El Ranchito, 2744 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar. Complimentary wine and appetizers will be provided. Cost is $5 for chamber members, $10 for non-members. For more information, call (949) 673-4050.

Roger Sanchez

GIANT Club presents a special event featuring DJ Roger Sanchez at Sutra, 1870 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa. The 21-and-older show starts at 9 p.m. and also features Dean Mason as special guest. Tickets are $15 before 10:30 p.m. to the first 200 reserved guests. For more information, visit http://www.sutraoc.com.