To Do Tonight - 5/6

Robert Kapilow's What Makes It Great? Series: Beethoven, 7:30 p.m.

Kapilow introduces composers, unravels the beauty of their music and helps listeners approach and appreciate the works in new ways. First, the conductor/composer takes apart a musical composition and explores it with the audience. Next, the pieces are presented in their entirety by guest performers. A lively Q&A concludes the evening.

Cerritos Center, 12700 Center Court Dr., Cerritos, CA; 800-300-4345

Cooking for a Cause, 6:30 p.m.

It's a lovely day for a cook-off. Guests of all ages will join local chefs to celebrate food, wine and the spirit of dining. Expect an exquisite cheese presentation and cocktail preperation demonstrations upon arrival. Cooking classes will take place stove-side with guests sampling all the courses along with excellently paired wines. Miracles for Kids, Share Our Selves and students of the Art Institute of California, Orange County and Newport Harbor High School will benefit from the event.

Orange County Wine and Food Center, 1570 Scenic, Costa Mesa, CA

Country DJ, 5 p.m.

Spinnin' the hits from Dolly Parton to Keith Urban for all you wholesome shit-kickers out there.

210Dance Restaurant and Bar, 32124 Paseo Adelanto, San Juan Capistrano, CA; (949) 661-9800


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