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Thursday's Calendar

TODAY

CdMRA Meeting

The Corona del Mar Residents Assn. Board of Directors hosts its monthly meeting at 7:30 a.m. at the Newport Beach Country Club, 1600 E. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach. The guest speaker is Celeste Haug-Jardine from city recreation and senior services, who will discuss upcoming OASIS programs and events. For more information, call (949) 719-9390 or visit http://www.cdmra.org.

Allure Of India

The UCI Center for Diabetes Research hosts Celebrate the Center 2010: The Allure of India, a fundraising cocktail party for diabetes research. The event is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Island Hotel, 630 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased by calling (949) 824-1678.

International Literacy Day

An event celebrating the adult learners and volunteer tutors of the Newport Beach library's literacy program will be held at 10 a.m. at the Newport Beach Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave. The event will feature an international buffet, inspirational stories and an awards presentation. For more information, call (949) 717-3874.

'Stoked And Broke'

The premiere of "Stoked and Broke," a short film by Cyrus Sutton will show at 8 p.m. at the Newport Beach Lido Theater, 3459 Via Lido. For more information, call (949) 673-8350.

Indie Rock

Local bands The New Limb and Francisco The Man perform at La Cave, 1695 Irvin Ave., Costa Mesa. The free show starts at 10 p.m. and is 21 and older only. For more information, visit http://www.lacaverestaurant.com.

Free Corkage Thursdays

The Golden Truffle Restaurant, 1767 Newport Bld., Newport Beach, waives its corkage free for outside bottles of wine every Thursday night. Dinner is served from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. For more information, call (949) 645-9970.

$1.50 Tamales

Taco Mesa, 467 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa, offers $1.50 tamales every Thursday. For more information, call (949) 642-0629.

Industry Night Social

The Crow Bar and Kitchen, 2325 Pacific Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, hosts Industry Night Social from 10 p.m. until closing Thursdays. Specials during the night include $5 burgers, $8 flatbreads, $4.50 select draft beers and $5 on select wines by the glass. For more information, visit http://www.thecrowbarcdm.com.

Corona del Mar Residents Assn.

The Corona del Mar Residents Assn. Board of Directors meets at 7:30 a.m. the third Thursday of each month at the Newport Beach Country Club. Corona del Mar residents are encouraged to attend. For more information on guest speakers, visit http://www.cdmra.org or call (949) 719-9390.

TILL SUNDAY

New Art For A New Century

Orange County Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach, showcases its collection of contemporary works in "New Art for a New Century: Contemporary Acquisitions, 2000-2010." The exhibit highlights 90 major paintings, sculptures, videos and more. For more information, visit http://www.ocma.net.

15 Minutes Of Fame

Orange County Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach, showcases rarely seen photographs from its collection during the "15 Minutes of Fame: Portraits from Ansel Adams to Andy Warhol" exhibit. For more information, visit http://www.ocma.net.

TILL SEPT. 25

'Young Frankenstein'

The new Mel Brooks musical "Young Frankenstein" comes to the Orange County Performing Arts Center, 600 Town Center Drive. Tickets to see "Young Frankenstein" start at $15 and are available at http://www.ocpac.org.

TILL OCT. 20

'Photo-Environment'

"Photo-Environment," an exhibit of 100 photos from 17 photographers, will be on display at the Orange Coast College's Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. For gallery times and more information, visit http://www.occartspavilion.blogspot.com.

FRIDAY

Chesterfield Blues

Chesterfield Blues plays from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Celtic bar at Muldoon's Irish Pub, 202 Newport Center Dr. The blues/rock event is free. For more information, call (949) 640-4110.

FRIDAY TILL SUNDAY

Taste of Newport

Taste of Newport, a Southern California food festival that combines live entertainment and fine dining, will take place at Fashion Island. The weekend lineup includes the Gin Blossoms, Foreigner, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo. One-day tickets can be purchased online for $22 and $25 at the event. For information, visit http://www.tasteofnewport.com.

FRIDAY TILL OCT. 3

'Alice'

The Vanguard University Department of Theatre Arts presents a musical rendition of Lewis Carroll's classic storybook characters from "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass." All shows are presented at the Lyceum Theater, located on the Vanguard University campus off Newport Boulevard. Tickets start at $14 and can be purchased by calling Vanguard University Theater Department box office at (714) 668-6145.

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