FRIDAY: One Pier Plaza in Huntington Beach hosts Art A Fair with a Holiday Flair this Thanksgiving weekend, offering more than 50 vendors selling original hand-made crafts and more. A certified Farmers Market with fresh fruits and vegetables will also be on hand. The event goes from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
SATURDAY: Underground bands Motor Gun Hotel (pictured), Slick & Slim, Nothing Sacred, Prowler and Harmsway perform at Blue Café, 17208 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach. The show starts at 8 p.m. and is 21 and older only. For more information, visit http://www.bluecafelive.com.
SUNDAY: Dachshund races are held from 3 to 6 p.m. every Sunday at Old World Village, 7561 Center Ave., Huntington Beach. Admission is $1 and parking is free. To register your dog, call (714) 898-5111.
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa hosts a Thanksgiving dinner at its restaurant The Californian overlooking the ocean at 21500 Pacific Coast Hwy. The menu includes turkey, grilled New York strip loin, salmon, penne pasta, vegetables, dessert and more. The meal is offered starting at noon, with final seating at 7:30 p.m. The prix-fixe menu is $35, and there is also an a la carte menu and a kids' menu. For reservations, call (714) 845-4885.
Clean Water Walk
Causelife, a nonprofit dedicated to providing clean water in developing countries, hosts a Turkey Trot 5K/10K fundraiser starting at the Huntington Beach Boardwalk, Pacific Coast Highway and Beach Boulevard. The walk begins at 7 a.m. and registration is $40 on the day of the event. For more information, call (562) 430-5685 or visit http://www.causelife.org/race.
TILL DEC. 18
Author Craig MacDonald and illustrator Bill Anderson sign their book "Old West Christmas – Tales With a Twist" at the Anderson Art Gallery, 16812 Pacific Coast Hwy., Sunset Beach. MacDonald will be at the gallery from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. each Friday and Saturday. Regular gallery hours are 1 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call (562) 592-4393 or visit http://www.billandersonartgallery.com.
DEC. 1 TILL DEC. 31
"Destination Art," a one-woman show by Huntington Beach artist Sherry Marger, is on display at the Huntington Beach Central Library, 7111 Talbert Ave. Open hours are 1 to 9 p.m. Monday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Marger will be in attendance from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 11 and 18. For more information, call (714) 842-4481.
DEC. 2 TILL DEC. 4
The annual Holiday Art Sale, featuring works in glass, jewelry, ceramics and more, takes place at the Coastline Art Gallery, 10156 Adams Ave., Huntington Beach. Hours are 1 to 7 p.m. Dec. 2 and 3 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 4. For more information, call (714) 963-8475.
DEC. 4 AND DEC. 5
Whole Foods Market hosts Second Chance Pet Adoptions from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bella Terra, 7777 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach. In addition to adoptions, there will be a silent auction and raffle prizes. For more information, call (714) 448-9079.
Chabad of West Orange County hosts a Latkes & Laughter Chanukah Party at Chabad of West Orange County, 5052 Warner Ave., Huntington Beach. Comedian Robert Cait will be on hand to entertain adults and children, and there will be sushi, a salad bar, latkes and doughnuts, as well as a menorah lighting. The show begins at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $18 for adults, $8 for children ($14 for adults and $6 for children before Dec. 2). For more information, call (714) 846-2285.
The Community Service Program's Huntington Beach Youth Shelter hosts its 14th annual Light a Light of Love holiday event in downtown Huntington Beach, with activity centered around Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway and the Huntington Beach Pier. The program includes a holiday bazaar at the Strand, a Paws for Change dog holiday costume contest, a children's parade down Main Street, entertainment at Pier Plaza and a snowflake lighting ceremony at the pier. The event IS place from 12:30 to 7 p.m. For more information, call (714) 842-6600.
Chabad of South Huntington Beach celebrates the last night of Chanukah with a menorah lighting ceremony at the Bella Terra amphitheater, 7777 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach. The program includes greetings, musical entertainment and refreshments, with Chanukah gifts given to the children. The ceremony is free and starts at 6 p.m. For more information, call (714) 846-2285.
Studio Fusion, a new dance and fitness studio, hosts a dance workshop to benefit Toys for Tots at 16401 Gothard St., Huntington Beach. Choreographer Eddie Garcia leads a "Dance Like a Star" workshop at 5 p.m., and the studio offers a beginning/intermediate dance class at 6 p.m. and a Barre Fusion fitness class at 7 p.m. Registration is free with the donation of a new, unwrapped toy worth $10 or more. For more information, call (714) 596-7400.
The Clara Barton Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution meets at 9:30 a.m. the third Saturday of every month at Community United Methodist Church, 6652 Heil Ave., Huntington Beach. Membership in DAR is open to any woman at least 18 years old who can prove lineal descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence. For more information, call (714) 962-0840.