OCC Spring Plant Sale
Orange Coast College will have a spring plant sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays in the Horticulture Garden Nursery, near the Adams parking lot. For more information, go to http://www.occhorticulture.com.
Gift of Literacy Luncheon
Author Alan Brennert will be the featured speaker at Newport/Mesa ProLiteracy's Gift of Literacy Luncheon. The event starts at 11 a.m. at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, 1601 Bayside Drive, Corona del Mar. Cost is $75 per person, or $125 for a seat at the author's table. For more information, call (949) 717-3874 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nashville recording artist Ry Bradley will play a 9:30 p.m. show at the Quiet Woman, 3224 Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar. The 21-and-older show is free.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
The inaugural OC Tastefest, an extravaganza for foodies, will take place at the OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. For more information, visit http://www.octastefest.com.
FRIDAY TILL MAY 25
Food for Thought Film Series
The Orange County Great Park will hold outdoor screenings of three films dealing with food on Friday, May 18 and May 25. Food trucks will be on site, starting at 6:30 p.m., and Friday night films will be shown at dusk. For more information, visit http://www.ocgp.org.
Cirque de la Symphonie
The Pacific Symphony presents Cirque de la Symphonie, which fuses cirque acts backed by live music. The shows are at 8 p.m. and tickets start at $25. The shows are at Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 615 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. For more information, visit http://www.pacificsymphony.org.
South Coast Repertory presents the musical drama "Cloudlands," based on the book by Octavio Solis. The performances will be at the Julianne Argyros Stage. For showtimes and more information, visit http://www.scr.org.
'Million Dollar Quartet'
The Broadway smash hit "Million Dollar Quartet," which brings together icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins," is at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Segerstrom Hall. Tickets start at $20. For more information, visit http://www.scfta.org.
Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach, hosts its weekly Torah Study from 9 to 10:30 a.m., followed by the Saturday Shabbat Service at 10:40 a.m. Guests are welcome and childcare is available. For more information, call (949) 644-1999 or visit http://www.tby.org.
OC Kids Run
The Kids Run the OC Race will take place on the eve of the 2012 Orange County Marathon, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive. For more information, visit http://www.ocmarathon.com.
Spring Faire at ENC
The Environmental Nature Center, 1601 16th St., Newport Beach, will have its annual Spring Faire and opening of its Butterfly House. The free event is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
Taco Rosa, 2632 San Miguel Road, Newport Beach, will have an all-day celebration for Cinco de Mayo. For more information, call (949) 720-0980.
Cinco de Mayo at Sonora El
Sonora Elementary School, 966 Sonora Road, Costa Mesa, will put on its 16th annual Cinco de Mayo Family Fun Day from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, visit sonora.nmusd.us.
Get a Jump onMother's Day
Debra's Cottage, 2777 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, will have a Mother's Day Event from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The first 50 customers by 10 a.m. will get a $5 coupon. For more information, visit http://www.debrascottage.com or call (714) 662-5828.
'Stinko De Mayo'
Newport Dunes Resort, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, will be the venue for the 10th annual "Stinko De Mayo," a program that will run from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. to benefit the nonprofit Rock the Autism.
Movie on Lawn Series
At sunset, Orange County Great Park will have an outdoors screening of "Transformers." For more information, visit ocgp.org.
Two-piece indie band Little Hurricane headlines the Detroit Bar, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa. Cherokee Fade and Kedd Cook also perform. The 21-and-older show starts at 9 p.m. and tickets are $12. For more information, visit http://www.detroitbar.com.