Don't miss the Huntington Beach Symphony Orchestra's fundraiser concert at the Huntington Beach Central Library Theater, at 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 13.

The performance features Johann Strauss' "Blue Danube" waltz and is geared for the entire family with a video presentation on the secrets of conductors' magic, as well as a "Shall We Dance?" sing-along.

Presale tickets cost $18, or $20 at the door. Senior and students cost just $15. For more information and tickets, call (714) 274-5524 or visit The Huntington Beach Central Library is at 7111 Talbert Ave.

New at the Lazy Dog

Just in for fall, the Lazy Dog Café in Huntington Beach/Westminster updated its bar menu and happy-hour offerings ranging form $3 to $6, which are available from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 p.m. to closing time Sunday through Thursday.

The new bar menu offers signature cocktails like the Mason Jar, featuring seasonal ingredients, house-made sangrias in white peach, black-currant rose and pomegranate red; and a selection of classic favorites like hand-muddled mojitos, tropical drinks, margaritas and martinis.

Or, choose from Lazy Dog's Blonde, Pale Ale, Red, Hefeweizens and Seasonal hand-crafted draft brews — available in 16-ounce or 24-ounce pours and in a tasting flight of six. The "nibbles" menu includes Cajun fries, fresh beets and goat cheese, cheese pizza, or Hawaiian ahi poke. Lazy Dog is at 16310 Beach Blvd., Westminster. For more information, call (714)500-1140, or visit

Anniversary celebration

From 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, celebrate the 25th anniversary and visionary plans for ExplorOcean/Newport Harbor Nautical Museum. The Silver Anniversary Waterfront Celebration promises to be an exciting evening of unveiling ExplorOcean, a state-of-the-art interactive amusement and educational facility with a "4D" sensory theater and more. There will also be a fashion show on the docks featuring designs by Faconnable South Coast Plaza, as well as dancing, food and drinks by the bonfire, an auction and an afterparty from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m.

The Newport Harbor Nautical Museum is at 600 E. Bay Ave., Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 675-8915 ext. 107, or visit, Individual tickets cost $125.

Rated No. 1

Major congrats to The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast. It was just named the No. 1 resort in the country by Condé Nast Traveler (and it's only been open for three years).

The coastal resort is a destination for travelers and locals who seek out its award-winning spa, golf course designed by Tom Fazio, and restaurants such as Andrea.

Overnight guests can choose from luxurious two- to four-bedroom villas, or bungalow guest rooms and suites with private terraces. The resort's panoramic ocean views make it one of the most beautiful settings along the Pacific coast.

The Resort at Pelican Hill is at 22701 Pelican Hill Road South. For more information, call (949 )467-5946, or visit

Fab Faux concert for good cause

Looking for something fantastic to do on Saturday night? This could be one of the best nights of your life, if you attend the Fab Faux concert at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles.

Hailed as "The World's Greatest Beatles Tribute Band," the Fab Faux will perform "The White Album" in its entirety. And don't worry about driving to Los Angeles. You can take a round-trip bus ride from Laguna Beach for a much-needed cause.

The bus, called Brita's Bus Trip, is raising funds for Brita Corradini, 31, a mother who was diagnosed with stage two-breast cancer while six months pregnant with her second child. She's now eight months pregnant and fighting cancer.

Brita's Bus Trip works like this: just pay $60 for a ticket to see the Fab Faux perform, enjoy a comfortable ride to the theater on a bus with a bathroom, and you'll have a safe trip home after the show. And all proceeds go to Brita's fight against cancer.