All-Day Program at
The Concordia University Center for Public Policy presents a one-day program on "Creating High Performance Government in Orange County and Beyond," with Harvard University Kennedy School of Government professor Bob Behn. The registration fee ranges from $150 to $250. The fee covers breakfast, lunch and materials. For more information, go to http://www.cui.edu/cpp. The campus is at 1530 Concordia West, Irvine.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
'Bowl of Gratitude'
The Carole Akins Studio, 418 31st St., Newport Beach, hosts the "Bowl of Gratitude," a one-day workshop in learning paint with acrylic combined with collage. The cost is $150 per class, which are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring an apron and lunch. For more information, call (949) 246-2214, email email@example.com or visit http://www.aroleakins.com.
'Men Alive: POP Goes
Men Alive and the O.C. Gay Men's Chorus present "Men Alive: POP Goes the Opera," a mash up of pop songs and opera. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday at the Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine. For more information, go to http://www.thebarclay.org.
FRIDAY TILL SUNDAY
'The Prince of Atlantis'
The world premiere of "The Prince of Atlantis," by Steven Drukman, will take place on the Segerstrom Stage at South Coast Repertory Theatre, 650 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. For showtimes and more, go to http://www.scr.org.
'The Wizard of Oz'
The sixth-grade class at Lincoln Elementary School, 3101 Pacific View Drive, Corona del Mar, presents "The Wizard of Oz." Shows will be performed at 6 p.m. For more information, go to http://www.lincolnelementarypta.com.
'Brad Miller: Primordial
SCAPE gallery, in collaboration with Edward Cella Art + Architecture gallery in Los Angeles, presents an exhibition of work by L.A.-based artist Brad Miller. The show will run through March at SCAPE, 2859 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar. For more information, go to http://www.scapesite.com.
30th Anniversary Special
Royal Khyber Fine Indian Cuisine at South Coast Plaza Village celebrates its 30th anniversary with a special three-course dinner, which includes a glass of wine. The cost is $30 per person. For more information, call (714) 436-1010 or visit http://www.royalkhyber.com.
'Firebird' Takes Off at SCFTA
The Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents the world premiere of "Firebird" by Alexei Ratmansky, along with "Duets" by Merce Cunningham and "Thirteen Divisions" by Christopher Wheeldon. For showtimes and more information, call (714) 556-2787 or go to http://www.scfta.org.
SCR Junior Players''Sleeping Beauty'
South Coast Repertory presents "Sleeping Beauty" at the Nicholas Studio at SCR, 650 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. For showtimes and more information, go to http://www.scr.org.
CdM Garage Sale
The Corona del Mar Middle School ASB and the Sea Kings baseball program host a 100-family garage sale from 7 to 11:30 a.m. at the campus' quad. Admission is free and food will be sold. The Corona del Mar campus is at 2101 Eastbluff Ave., Newport Beach.
Blue Ribbon Family Festival
The Raise Foundation, a nonprofit striving to stop abuse, presents the annual Blue Ribbon Family Festival at the Orange County Great Park, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The day includes a treasure hunt for children, sponsored by the Junior League of Orange County. Admission is free. For more information, call (949) 757-3635 ext. 120, or go to http://www.theraisefoundation.org.
Ice Cream and a Movie
Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach, presents its monthly Jewish Movie Night program. It will start with an ice cream sundae bar at 6 p.m. in Packard Hall, followed by a showing of the film "Bride Flight" at 6:45 p.m. in the Morgan Chapel. For more information, go to http://www.tby.org.
The Orange County Women's Chorus performs "Eastern Portraits," a concert featuring Bollywood dancers and Taiko drummers from UC Irvine, at 7 p.m. at St. Wilfrid of York Episcopal Church, 18631 Chapel Lane, Huntington Beach. For more information, go to http://www.ocwomenschorus.org.