Make it a Saturday night of jazz by attending a live free performance by Hal Willis Jazz Band, with special guest Robin Fellows, at the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort in Huntington Beach.
The big-band jazz event starts at 7 p.m. with a second showing at 9 p.m. There will be a cash bar in the West Coast Club. If you decide to stay for dinner, a special menu will be available at Shades Restaurant & Bar.
Reservations, which are required, can be made by calling (714) 845-8454. The Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort is at 21100 Pacific Coast Hwy. Visit http://www.waterfrontresort.com to find out about hotel packages and special offers.
A week of style
A week dedicated to fashion is going strong. Style Week Orange County continues through Saturday at the Irvine Spectrum Center and at Fashion Island in Newport Beach.
Highlights from the fashion celebrations include three back-to-back fashion shows, starting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Spectrum with the OC Surf Sport Showcase hosted by Nick Verreos.
Just meet up at the Spectrum's Giant Wheel Court to see the fall's hottest trends from local surf and action apparel brands. At 8 p.m., a fashion show will feature four emerging designers competing in designs based on their interpretation of Cadillac cars. And at 8:15 p.m. Verreos will host a runway show of top fall looks from Nordstrom, Macy's, Max Studio and other stores.
On Saturday afternoon, make it over to Fashion Island. From 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., join the Michael Stars Style Soiree with celebrity stylist Taylor Jacobson, who will be giving expert fashion consultations, and take advantage of mini-makeovers and more at the Michael Stars boutique.
And at 7 p.m., stop by the Neiman Marcus-Bloomingdale's Courtyard for the Going Out in Style fashion show fall's best designer looks from Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, American Rag Cie, Elie Tahari, GARYS, Trina Turk and Vince. For more information on daily events, you can visit http://www.StyleWeekOC.comhttp://www.StyleWeekOC.com.
Sale at Sasha
Fashionistas looking for some deals should hurry to Sasha Boutique in Laguna Beach. Its sale only lasts through the weekend.
You can save 50% to 75% on select apparel from Michelle Jones, Indah, Jen's Pirate Booty, T-Los Angeles and more. And save 30% to 50% on all shoes, including Sam Edelman, Joie, Steven by Steven Madden and Schutz. Sasha is known for its chic and casual styles of clothing, jewelry, shoes, designer sunglasses, handbags and accessories.
The boutique, at 550 S. Coast Hwy., is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, call (949) 715-1444, or visit http://www.shopsasha.com.
Twenty years already
Hard to believe that it's already the 20th anniversary of Project Playhouse benefiting HomeAid OC, an organization dedicated to rebuilding lives by providing dignified housing to the homeless. Since its debut, Project Playhouse has raised $5.8 million and provided 47 housing developments that serve victims of domestic violence, abused children and homeless families.
Project Playhouse will have an open house on Saturday, between noon and 6 p.m. It's the only day when you can go into the incredible playhouses.
Tickets to related weekend events cost $10 per person through a donation, and there is no charge for children aged 3 and under. Following the grand opening on Friday, village tours will be available from noon till 4 p.m. that day and during the same hours on Saturday, as well as from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, for a $2 donation. You can only view the playhouses through the doors.
Houses will remain on display until the Nov. 11 gala auction on at the Balboa Bay Club & Resort in Newport Beach. Tickets cost $275 per person.