Chesterfield Blues plays from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Celtic bar at Muldoon's Irish Pub, 202 Newport Center Dr. The blues/rock event is free. For more information, call (949) 640-4110.
Friday Night Happy Hour
The Palapa Bar at The Island Hotel hosts Friday Night Happy Hour from 5 to 7 p.m. All beverages are half priced. For more information, visit http://www.theislandhotel.com.
TODAY TILL SUNDAY
Taste of Newport
Taste of Newport, a Southern California food festival that combines live entertainment and fine dining, will take place at Fashion Island. The weekend lineup includes the Gin Blossoms, Foreigner, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo. One-day tickets can be purchased online for $22 and $25 at the event. For information, visit http://www.tasteofnewport.com.
FRIDAY TILL OCT. 3
The Vanguard University Department of Theatre Arts presents a musical rendition of Lewis Carroll's classic storybook characters from "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass." All shows are presented at the Lyceum Theater, located on the Vanguard University campus off Newport Boulevard. Tickets start at $14 and can be purchased by calling Vanguard University Theatre Department box office at (714) 668-6145.
New Art For A New Century
Orange County Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach, showcases its collection of contemporary works in "New Art for a New Century: Contemporary Acquisitions, 2000-2010." The exhibit highlights 90 major paintings, sculptures, videos and more. For more information, visit http://www.ocma.net.
15 Minutes Of Fame
Orange County Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach, showcases rarely seen photographs from its collection during the "15 Minutes of Fame: Portraits from Ansel Adams to Andy Warhol" exhibit. For more information, visit http://www.ocma.net.
TILL SEPT. 25
The new Mel Brooks musical "Young Frankenstein" comes to the Orange County Performing Arts Center, 600 Town Center Drive. Tickets to see "Young Frankenstein" start at $15 and are available at http://www.ocpac.org or by calling (714) 556-2787.
TILL OCT. 20