Yael Bartana at UCI
Israeli filmmaker Yael Bartana, whose "... And Europe will be stunned" short film trilogy is on exhibit as part of her art installation at UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts, will appear as part of a panel for a one-day conference focusing on her work. The free conference is scheduled to start at noon in the Colloquium Room (Room 3201) at the school's Contemporary Arts Center building.
Intro to Zen
The Zen Center of Orange County presents a workshop, "Introduction to Zen Meditation," from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the center, 120 E. 18th St., Costa Mesa. The $75 enrollment fee is tax deductible and covers one month of follow-up classes. For more information, go to http://www.zcoc.org.
Hoist the Colors
Folk rock band Hoist the Colors headlines the Detroit Bar, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa. Brick Top Blaggers and Old Rivals also perform. The 21-and-older show starts at 9 p.m. and tickets are $10. For more information, visit http://www.detroitbar.com.
Musical Journey to the Stars
As part of its series of Family Musical Mornings, the Pacific Symphony will perform "Symphony in Space," a concert featuring music from "Star Wars" and more. The concert will be performed at 10 and 11:30 a.m. in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. A Musical Carnival will accompany the shows at 9 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Tickets start at $22. For more information, go to http://www.PacificSymphony.org or call (714) 755-5799.
Greg Topper's 50th Anniversary Show
Greg Topper celebrates 50 years of performing in Orange County with a special concert at 5 p.m. at Pierce Street Annex, 330 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa. Scheduled to join Topper and his band on stage are Grammy Award-winning songwriter Paul Williams, Bob Carlisle, Phil Shane and renowned guitarists Albert Lee and Bobby Cochran. Admission is free and seating is limited. For more information, visit http://www.gregtopper.com.
Hawaiian musician Willie K. performs at 8 p.m. at the Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine. Tickets cost between $28 and $38. For more information, go to http://www.thebarclay.org.
Recovered Band performs classic rock songs from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Patio at Muldoon's Irish Pub, 202 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. Admission is free.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
Folk Dance Festival
The 42nd annual Laguna Folk Dance Festival and Teaching Institute will continue with daylong dance workshops and parties at the Ensign School, 2000 Cliff Drive, Newport Beach. For more information, go to http://www.lagunafolkdancers.org.