Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach, holds a Shabbat Sukkot evening service and dinner geared toward families. For more information, call (949) 644-1999 or go to http://www.tby.org.
AIDS Benefit Event
Orange Coast College Professor Irini Vallera-Rickerson will give a presentation on "Art and Architecture Around the World" at 7 p.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theatre at OCC, 2701 Fairview Road. Tickets are $10 and tax-deductible donations also are welcomed. Donations will go to OCC Aids Benefit. For more information, call (714) 432-5039 or go to vallerarickerson.com.
'Shrek the Musical'
"Shrek the Musical" is at Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Segerstrom Hall. For tickets and more information, call (714) 556-2787 or go to http://www.scfta.org.
'How the World Began'
"How the World Began," a new drama written by Catherine Trieschmann and directed by Daniella Topol, plays at the Julianne Argyros Stage at South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Shows are at 7:45 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; and at 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. For tickets, call (714) 708-5555 or go to http://www.scr.org.
TILL OCT. 28
Hommage to The Dude
"Joe Forkan — The Lebowski Cycle," a painting exhibit, is at Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion, Orange Coast College, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. The exhibit blends masterpieces of Western art with images from the 1998 film "The Big Lebowski." Pavilion is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays.
TILL OCT. 31
The Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch opens its Fall season with a bounty of pumpkins and activities geared for families. Pumpkin Patch will be at 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange. Weekend hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and weekday hours and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information, call (714) 997-3968 or visit http://www.irvineparkralroad.com
Christ Lutheran School will host a community "Fall Festival" from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 760 Victoria St., Costa Mesa. For more information, call (949) 548-6866 or go to http://www.christcm.com.