ACT Test Preparation
The Newport Beach Public Library, in partnership with Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions, is hosting a free ACT test preparation, starting at 10 a.m. for three hours in the Friends Meeting Room in the Central Library, 2000 Avocado Ave. The event is free, but registration is required.
'Egyptian Surfer' Party
Musician Matt Hurray will perform songs from his new album "Egyptian Surfer" from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Village Inn, 127 Marine Ave., Balboa Island. Admission is free. For more information, go to http://www.matthurray.com.
Turley-Emett Studios, 417 30th St., Newport Beach, hosts an artist's reception from 5 to 9 p.m. for Laguna Beach artist Tamara Thornton. A portion of art sales will benefit the Laguna Beach Animal Shelter, or a shelter of your choice. For more information, call (949) 723-1513.
Estancia & TeWinkle Schools Foundation
Themed "Some Like It Hot,"the fifth annual gala to benefit the Estancia & TeWinkle Schools Foundation will kick off at 6 p.m. at the Mesa Verde Country Club, 3000 Club House Road, Costa Mesa. For more information, go to http://www.etsfoundation.org.
Art Show Opening
The Orange County Great Park hosts an opening for "Marks on the Land — The View from Here, Aerial Photography by Tom Lamb " from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Great Park Gallery at the park's Palm Court Arts Complex. Parking and admission are free. For more information, go to http://www.ocgp.org.
Griffith at Alta Coffee
Griffith performs from 8 to 10 p.m. at Alta Coffee, 506 31st St., Newport Beach.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
Festival Ballet Theatre will stage its springtime production of "Sleeping Beauty" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine. Tickets cost $40 per adult, $36 per senior and $30 per child. To purchase tickets, go to http://www.festivalballet.org.
SATURDAY TILL SUNDAY
SCR Junior Players' 'Sleeping Beauty'
South Coast Repertory presents "Sleeping Beauty" at the Nicholas Studio at SCR, 650 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. For showtimes and more information, go to http://www.scr.org.