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)


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

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


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



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

'The Weir'

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

'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 or call (714) 708-5555.


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


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