The Zen Center of Orange County is having the Zen JumpStart program that will give attendees a start on Zen practices. Classes are through July 19 on Tuesday nights, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the center, 120 E. 18th St., Costa Mesa. Registration is $200. For more information, call (949) 722-7818 or visit http://www.zcoc.org.
Cigars Under The Stars
A benefit for the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Ana, dubbed "Cigars Under the Stars," is from 6 to 9 p.m. at Style 2020, 888 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach. For more information, visit http://www.style2020.com or call (949) 219-2360.
TILL JUNE 30
'The California Years'
Newport Beach Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave., presents a photo exhibit by renowned photographer Jerry Muller. The exhibit, "The California Years: The 1960s and Beyond," is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call (949) 540-5681.
TILL JULY 7
Southern California Art Projects and Exhibitions (scape), 2859 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, hosts "Sea Level," featuring new paintings by Danny Galieote. Other artists included are James David Thomas, Wolfgang Bloch and Brad Howe. For gallery hours and more information, call (949) 723-3406 or visit http://www.scapesite.com.
TILL JULY 13
The Costa Mesa Playhouse, 661 Hamilton St., Costa Mesa, presents "Steel Magnolias," described as "the quintessential story of friendship and trust." For other showtimes and ticket information, visit http://www.costamesaplayhouse.org or call (949) 650-5269.
TILL JULY 15
The Brett Rubbico Gallery presents a solo exhibition of German landscape and figurative painter Judith Liebe. The gallery is at 361 Old Newport Blvd., Newport Beach. For more information, visit http://www.brettrubbicogallery.com or call (949) 515-5102.
TILL AUG. 13
Shakespeare by the Sea
The 14th season of free Shakespeare performances will be 10 weeks long and include shows in Newport Beach. For a complete schedule, visit http://www.shakespearebythesea.org.