Lunch presentation on "Adventures in 'The Plastic Ocean'; Comparing the North Atlantic & North Pacific" with Bill Cooper, civil & environmental engineering professor and Urban Water Research Center director. 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27. University Club. $11.50-$13.50. RSVP recommended. More: 949-824-7960.
"Martinis & Blinis," the red-carpet premiere of the 1948 film classic "Key Largo," kicks off the Claire Trevor Film Festival and yearlong celebration of what would have been the actress's centennial birthday. 6:30 p.m. reception, 7:45 p.m. screening Saturday, Oct. 30. Winifred Smith Hall. Free. VIP reception in the Arts Plaza and special seating $19.48; reservations required. More: 949-824-8792.
The UCI drama department will present "Into the Woods," a Tony Award-winning musical that brings to life Cinderella, Jack (of beanstalk fame), Little Red Riding Hood and other beloved fairy-tale characters. Eli Simon, drama chair, will direct. 8 p.m. Nov. 12 and 13, 16-20; 2 p.m. Nov. 13, 14 and 20. A post-performance discussion with the creative team and cast will take place Nov. 18. Claire Trevor Theatre. $12-$28. More: 949-824-2787.
The Claire Trevor School of the Arts will honor the late Marjorie Townsley Rawlins, patron and longtime friend of the music department, with a performance by the UCI Symphony Orchestra and UCI Choir. The program will include Beethoven's "Choral Fantasy" and excerpts from Humperdinck's opera, "Hansel & Gretel," as well as 19th century chamber music by former and current Rawlins Scholars. 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12. Irvine Barclay Theatre. $9-$14. More: 949-824-2787.