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ORANGE COUNTY CALENDAR: ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT, LEISURE

Today's Calendar: Out And About In Orange County

May 24, 2000

MAIN ATTRACTIONS

FRESH AIR

Air Supply plays at the Crazy Horse Steak House, 71 Fortune Drive, Irvine. 6:30 and 9:15 p.m. $15-$38. (949) 585-9000.

CHINESE DANCE

Alice Lo performs traditional Chinese dance at the Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana. 10:30 a.m. Free. Presented by the Bowers Docent Guild. (714) 971-8025.

MESMERIZER

Comic hypnotist Flip Orley performs at the Brea Improv, 945 E. Birch St. 8:30 p.m. $10. Also Thursday, 8:30 p.m. $10; Friday, 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. $12; Saturday, 8 and 10:30 p.m. $12; Sunday, 8 p.m. $10. (714) 529-7878.

DEEP THOUGHTS

Socrates Cafe, a forum for amateur philosophers to meet and discuss issues, is at Natale Coffee, 27020 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Niguel. 7 p.m. (949) 448-7921.

CLOWNING AROUND

Circus Vargas is at the Anaheim Indoor Marketplace, Anaheim Boulevard and Cerritos Avenue. 5 and 7:30 p.m. $5-$24. Also Thursday-Friday, 5 and 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2:30, 5 and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 12:30, 3 and 5:30 p.m. (714) 799-0771.

THEATER

"The Beginning of August," Tom Donaghy's exploration of the American family in transition, in which a mother who abandons her husband and baby is replaced by a band of odd but earnest strangers who help the struggling father with the domestic duties, continues through Sunday at South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. 7:45 p.m. $26-$45. (714) 708-5555.

Laguna Playhouse offers a preview of "Gun-Shy," a comedy by Richard Dresser about two couples passing time and barbs while snowbound in a New England home, at the Moulton Theater, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. 8 p.m. $21. Opens Thursday. 8 p.m. $31-$41. Through June 25.(949) 497-2787.

"West Side Story," the Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim musical of star-crossed lovers and rival gangs in 1950s New York, continues at Elizabeth Howard's Curtain Call Dinner Theater, 690 El Camino Real, Tustin. 6:15 p.m. $28.95-$38.95. (714) 838-1540.

JAZZ & BLUES

Les Czimber plays at the Orange Hill restaurant, 6410 E. Chapman Ave., Orange. 7 p.m. (714) 997-5163.

Darby sings at the Cedar Creek Inn, 401 Wildcat Way, Brea. 7 p.m. (714) 255-5600.

The James Exchange plays at Bistango, 19100 Von Karman Ave., Irvine. 7:30 p.m. (949) 752-5222.

Mike Le Van, Evan Stone and Jotty Johnson play at the Cat and the Custard Cup, 800 E. Whittier Blvd., La Habra. 7:30 p.m. (562) 694-3812.

2,000 Lbs. of Blues plays at the Renaissance Dana Point, 24701 Del Prado. 8 p.m. (949) 661-6003.

Ivan Marcelo plays at Romeo Cucina, 28241 Crown Valley Parkway, Laguna Niguel. 8 p.m. (949) 831-4131.

The Edmund Velasco Quintet plays at Steamers Cafe, 138 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton. 8 p.m. (714) 871-8800.

POP & ROCK

The Frank Falupe Trio plays at the Lab, 2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa. 6 p.m. (714) 960-6660.

Jasso & Garcia play at the Marine Room, 214 Ocean Ave., Laguna Beach. 9 p.m. (949) 494-3027.

Bandidos de Amor plays at Carmelo's Ristorante, 3520 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. 9 p.m. (949) 675-1922.

Phil Shane plays at the Fling Lounge, 2370 N. Tustin Ave., Santa Ana. 9 p.m. (714) 834-9872.

Jay Buchanan and Square play at Linda's Doll Hut, 107 S. Adams St., Anaheim. 9 p.m. $5. (714) 533-1286.

Otis Brown sings at the Newport Marriott View Lounge, 900 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. 8:30 p.m. (949) 640-4000.

Derek Bordeaux plays at Spaghettini, 3005 Old Ranch Parkway, Seal Beach. 7:30 p.m. (562) 596-2199.

Nikki Smart plays at the Studio Cafe, 100 Main St., Newport Beach. 9 p.m. (949) 675-7760.

COUNTRY

Kevin Banford & the Bakersfield Boys play the Swallow's Inn, 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano. 7:30 p.m. (949) 493-3188.

LECTURES & CLASSES

Jane Howard Guernsey presents "The Lady Cornaro: Pride of Venice," about the first woman to earn a university degree, at the Newport Beach Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave. Noon. Free. (949) 717-3801.

David Gabbe leads a two-part cooking class on wraps at Rancho Santa Margarita Intermediate School, 21931 Aldea. 6 p.m. $40. Continues Tuesday. Reservations: (949) 768-0981.

Deborah Madison presents a cooking class, "This Can't Be Tofu (but It Is!)," at Sur la Table, Corona del Mar Plaza, 832 Avocado Ave. 6:30 p.m. $55. Reservations: (949) 640-0200.

Mission San Juan Capistrano coordinator Alana Jolley discusses the Mission's new Millennium Exhibit, featuring historic artifacts from 1820-1900. 31522 Camino Capistrano. 7 p.m. Free. (949) 248-8121.

Larry Weskrantz of Oxford University's department of experimental psychology speaks on "Memory Without Remembering and Vision Without Seeing" at the Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Drive. 7:30 p.m. For free tickets, call (949) 824-4275.

EVENTS

The UC Irvine Rachel Long Morgan Women's Opportunity Center holds its 10th annual Amelia Earhart Awards Luncheon at the Sutton Place Hotel in Newport Beach. 11 a.m. $100. (949) 824-7128.

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