* A President's Day celebration, with actors portraying presidents Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and George Washington, as well as a patriotic dance revue by children from the Orange County Performing Arts Academy, and Charles Brame in "A Conversation With Abraham Lincoln," are at the Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace, 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda. The first 100 visitors get free cherry pie. 10 a.m. Free. (714) 993-5075.
* The Don Miller Orchestra plays at Birraporetti's, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa. 8 tonight. Free. (714) 850-9090.
* Arlene & the Guys Big Band plays at Steamers Cafe, 138 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton. 8 tonight. Two-item minimum. (714) 871-8800.
* Walter Lakota & the David Alcantar Duo play at Mama Gina's Ristorante, 251 E. Coast Highway, Newport Beach. 8 tonight. Free. (949) 673-9500.
* Brian Barrett plays at Sid's, 445 N. Newport Blvd., Newport Beach. 9 tonight. Free. (949) 650-7427.
* Frequency DB and Louie Aqua Verde play at Linda's Doll Hut, 107 S. Adams St., Anaheim. 9 tonight. $3. (714) 533-1286.
* Stand-up comedy by Johnny Watson and others at Dancing Goat Coffee House, 124 S. Fairmont Blvd., Anaheim Hills. 8 tonight. (714) 282-9261.
* "Color in Action," acrylic paintings by Patricia Williams, opens at the Newport Beach Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today. Ends Feb. 28. (949) 717-3801.
* "Rena Small: Portraits of Hands," an installation of photographs of the hands of artists and celebrities, and "Terry Reinbold: Leaders of Tomorrow," portraits of Orange County teens who have excelled as leadership and community service role models, are on view through Feb. 26 at the Cypress College Photography Galleries, 9200 Valley View St. 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m. today. Free. (714) 826-2220, Ext. 244.
* "East of Eden," art focusing on the garden as a metaphor for the relationship between humans and nature, with work by Maura Bendett, Liz Craft, Danna Duff, Michael Pierzynski and four others, continues through March 18 at Chapman University's Guggenheim Gallery, 333 N. Glassell St., Orange. Noon-5 p.m. Free. (714) 997-6729.
* "Edward S. Curtis: Indians of the California Region," photographs taken in the 1920s of Native Americans, continues through April 15 at the Old Courthouse Museum, 211 W. Santa Ana Blvd., Santa Ana. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. (714) 834-3703.
* "Canyons and Deserts: Picturing the Western Landscape," paintings, prints and photographs by William Wendt, Conrad Buff, Edward Weston, Philip Makanna, Richard Misrach and others, continues through April 25 at the Orange County Museum of Art South Coast Plaza Gallery, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. today. Free. (714) 662-3366.
* Roy McCurdy, Tom Rotella and Bill Cunliffe play jazz Tuesday at Spaghettini, 3005 Old Ranch Parkway, Seal Beach. 7:30 p.m. Free. (562) 596-2199.
* Comedian Robert Schimmel opens Wednesday at the Irvine Improv, 4255 Campus Drive. 8:30 p.m. $10-$12. Through Sunday. (949) 854-5455.
* Cabaret singer Andrea Marcovicci performs Thursday at the Orange County Performing Arts Center, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. 7:30 p.m. $40-$44. Also Fri. and Sat. at 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. (714) 556-2787.
* The Irvine Community Theatre production of "An Act of the Imagination" by Bernard Slade opens Friday at the Turtle Rock Park theater, 1 Sunnyhill Drive, Irvine. 8 p.m. $8-$10. Through March 6. (949) 857-5496.
* The Santiago String Quartet plays Sunday at the Bradford House, 136 Palm Circle, Placentia. Presented by the Placentia Founders Society. 3 p.m. Free. (714) 528-2973.
--Compiled by Ken Williams