TILL JUNE 2
'Chair Portraits and Other Subjects'
The OMC Gallery for Contemporary Arts, 7561 Center Ave., No. 32, Huntington Beach presents a photo exhibit by Djani Ivancevic "Chair Portraits and Other Subjects." The opening reception for the exhibit is from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Regular gallery hours are from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and by appointment. For more information, visit http://www.omc-llc.com or call (714) 421-0476.
TILL JUNE 5
Countdown to Retirement Workshop
The Countdown to Retirement workshop is offered by the Huntington Beach Adult School from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays until June 5. This three-session workshop will cover Social Security planning for boomers, navigating the Medicare maze, creating an income stream in retirement and avoiding the five biggest mistakes retirees make. Tuition is $50, and your spouse is free. You must pre-register at http://www.hbas.edu. Click on the personal finance tab and click on course to enroll. Or call the Huntington Beach Adult School office at 714-847-HBAS ext. 4227. The school is at 16666 Tunstall Lane, Huntington Beach.
Benefit Car Show
The Animal Assistance League of Orange County hosts "Show-Down," a benefit for abused and abandoned cats and dogs, at the Newland Barn, 19822 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach. The event lasts from 1 to 5 p.m. and includes a chili cook-off, a raffle, a silent auction, beer and wine tastings and chocolate and cheese tastings, plus a performance by singer Phil Shane. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door and include a sample of each chili and 10 tasting tickets; children 12 and younger are $10, which includes a kids meal. For more information, call (714) 893-4393 or visit http://www.aaloc.org.
Line Dancing Lessons
The Huntington Beach Elks Lodge 1959 will host couples line dancing lessons every fourth Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m. at the lodge, 7711 Talbert Ave., Huntington Beach. Cost is $6 per person. After the lesson, enjoy tacos, margaritas and karaoke from 3 to 7 p.m.
Memorial Day Ceremony
The city of Huntington Beach and several veterans groups host a Memorial Day ceremony at Pier Plaza, Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway. The event starts at 11 a.m. and includes a speech by Col. Gregory D. Lautner, brigade commander of the 6th Recruiting Brigade, as well as a rifle salute and a performance by the Huntington Beach High School Band. Admission is free. For more information, call (714) 536-3855.
Paul and Denise Fejtek, who have climbed the highest mountains on each continent, give a presentation on Paul's book "Steps to the Summit: Reaching the Top in Business and Life" at Huntington Beach REI, 7777 Edinger Ave., Suite 138, Huntington Beach. The event starts at 7 p.m. and admission is free. For more information, call (714) 379-1938.
TUESDAY TILL SUNDAY
'Hobbit' On Stage
Alethia Christian Theater presents J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" at the Huntington Beach Central Library Theater, 7111 Talbert Ave. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday and tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for students and seniors. For more information, call (562) 841-3288 or visit http://www.alethiatheater.com.
The Fountain Valley High School Vocal Music Program presents its end-of-the-school-year concert, "Broadway Under the Stars," at the Fountain Valley High School Bowl, 17816 Bushard St. Food trucks and a marketplace open at 5:30 p.m., with the show at 7:50 p.m. Tickets range from $8 to $15. For more information, call (714) 962-3301 or visit fvhsvocalmusic.com.
US Open of Bodyboarding
The Sport Chalet US Open of Bodyboarding takes place at the Huntington Beach Pier. More than 200 national and international contestants compete. Visit http://www.usbatour.com.
Car Show and Chili Cook-Off
The Huntington Beach Elks Lodge 1959 presents the seventh annual R.C. Classic Antique Car Show and Chili Cook-Off. The car show and breakfast begin at 8 a.m. Admission is free. The event includes crafts, entertainment, vendors and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit the Elks' Christmas Basket Program that serves local military and families in need. The lodge is at 7711 Talbert Ave., Huntington Beach.