Dinner Radio Theater
The Hula Hayride concert series continues with a benefit show for Life Rolls On, a subsidiary of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, at Don the Beachcomber, 16278 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach. The show, formatted like a live radio variety show from the 1950s, features the Road Kill Kings, Cowboy Jack, Kerry Getz, Alice Wallace and other roots-oriented performers. Doors open at 7 p.m., with the performance from 8 to 11 p.m., and a donation is $10 or more is requested. For more information, call (562) 592-1321 or visit http://www.donthebeachcomber.com.
Harold Chapman Exhibit
OMC Gallery for Contemporary Arts, 7561 Center Ave., No. 32, Huntington Beach, presents selected vintage and period photographs — from 1947 to 2012 — of Harold Chapman. The exhibit is titled "The Beat Hotel and Other Images Made for the Future." For more information, call (714) 421-0476.
Arts Academy Gala
The Huntington Beach Union High School District's Academy for the Performing Arts hosts its annual gala, "The Power of the Arts," at the Rose Center Theater, 14140 All American Way, Westminster. The evening starts with opportunity baskets and a no-host bar at 7 p.m.; a performance of dance, musical theater, instrumental music and pop music from the academy's performing ensembles begins at 7:45; an after party with the artistic team begins at 9. Tickets are $20 for the show only, $35 for the show and after party. For more information, call (714) 793-1150, ext. 1.
Golden West College hosts its 2012 Peace Conference, a forum for students, educators, researchers, artists and community leaders, at the campus Student Center, 15744 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach. The event includes breakfast and lunch and features workshops and dialogues centered around pacifist themes from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $15 for students in advance, $20 at the door; $25 for faculty and administration in advance, $30 at the door; and $45 general admission in advance, $50 at the door. For more information, call (714) 892-7711, ext. 55117 or visit http://www.goldenwestcollege.edu/peace.
"Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone," a documentary about the Los Angeles rock band, screens at the Coastline Community College Art Gallery, 10156 Adams Ave., Huntington Beach. The screening is free and begins at 6 p.m., with filmmaker Lev Anderson available afterward for a Q&A. For more information, call (714) 963-8475.
South American Wines
Monkey House Cafe hosts "'Salud' to Wines from Latin America," an offering of Chardonnay, Torrontes, Malbec and other wines, at 18862 Beach Blvd. Suite 101, Huntington Beach. The event starts at 6 p.m. and the $36 cost includes tax, light appetizers and tasting. For more information, call (714) 803-8989 or (714) 274-1176.
Assistance League Benefit
Assistance League of Huntington Beach hosts its annual "Treasures by the Sea" fundraising event at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa, 21500 Pacific Coast Hwy. The event includes live and silent auctions, a luncheon and entertainment from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets are $85. For more information, call (714) 596-9935.
Meet the Judge
Orange County Superior Court Judge Kim Menninger shares insights on her career in the legal system at an American Assn. of University Women luncheon at Meadowlark Golf Course, 16782 Graham St., Huntington Beach. The event begins at 10:30 a.m. and admission is $22 for lunch, free for the lecture only. For more information, call (714) 962-0197.
The Fountain Valley Community Foundation hosts an E-Waste Collection Drive at the Fountain Valley Recreation Center & Sports Park, 16400 Brookhurst St. Items accepted include televisions, PC systems, laptops, monitors, cell phones, DVD and VCR players and printers; items not accepted include fluorescent lamps, microwaves, vacuums and cooling units. The event is free and lasts from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call (800) 574-5944.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
Rotary Food Drive
The Rotary Club of Huntington Beach conducts its third annual food drive at Ralphs, 19081 Goldenwest St., and Albertsons, 7201 Yorktown Ave., both in Huntington Beach. Donations at both stores may be dropped off between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and will be given to the Orange County Food Bank. For more information, visit http://www.huntingtonbeachrotary.com.
Former NFL player Tim Green discusses and signs his new book, "Pinch Hit," at Barnes & Noble, Bella Terra, 7881 Edinger Ave. Unit 110, Huntington Beach. The reading is free and starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call (714) 897-8781.
Surf City Tea Party
The Surf City Tea Party, a group dedicated to getting conservatives elected at the local, state and national level, meets in Room D of the Huntington Beach Central Library, 7111 Talbert Ave. Speaker is Bob Basso. The event is free and starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (714) 955-2504 or visit http://www.surfcitytea.com.
Teen Author Panel
The YA or Bust Tour, featuring authors Stephanie Perkins ("Lola and the Boy Next Door"), Gayle Forman ("Where She Went") and Nina LaCour ("The Disenchantments"), holds a panel discussion and signing at Barnes & Noble, 7881 Edinger Ave. Unit 110, Huntington Beach. The event is free and starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call (714) 897-8781.
Author Lissa Price discusses and signs "Starters," her new book for teens, at Barnes & Noble, 7881 Edinger Ave. Unit 110, Huntington Beach. The event is free and starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call (714) 897-8781.
A Home 4 Ever Rescue brings puppies and small dogs available for adoption from 11a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to the Petco, 8909 Adams Ave. For more information, visit ahome4everrescue.org or email email@example.com.