FRIDAY: Surf rock band the Breakaways perform from 6 to 9 p.m. at Bella Terra Mall as part of the Summer Concert Series. The show is free.
SATURDAY: Michael & The Lonesome Playboys, a country-rock band fronted by singer-songwriter Michael Ubaldini (pictured), performs at Fitzgeralds Pub, 19171 Magnolia St., Huntington Beach. The show starts at 9 p.m. and admission is free. For more information, call (714) 968-4523.
SUNDAY: Old World German Festival Garden, 7561 Center Ave., No. 49, Huntington Beach hosts its weekly dachshund races from 3 to 5 p.m. Admission is $1 and parking is free. For more information, call (714) 898-5111.
THURSDAY SEPT. 23
Jim and Sylvia Gallagher give a presentation on "Birds of Bolsa Chica" at a forum hosted by the Bolsa Chica Land Trust at the Huntington Beach Central Library, 7111 Talbert Ave., Rooms C and D. The lecture starts at 7 p.m. and admission is free. For more information, call (714) 846-1001.
TILL OCT. 31
The 34th annual Oktoberfest is at Old World Village, 7561 Center Ave., Huntington Beach. Festivities take place from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 6:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call (714) 895-8020 or visit http://www.oldworld.ws.
Actress Olympia Dukakis will be the special guest at the fourth annual Visionary Women Luncheon put on by the Alzheimer's Assn., Orange County Chapter. The event, which honors outstanding caregivers, is from
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort, 21100 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach. Tickets are $100 per person, with tables starting at $1,500. For more information, call (949) 654-2512.
Orange Community Bank and the Surf City Lions Club host a "Community Shred-a-Thon" in the parking lot of the bank at 6491 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach. Visitors are asked to bring paper records (five legal-size boxes maximum) to be professionally shredded. The event lasts from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and lunch will be served for $5. For more information, visit http://www.surfcitylions.org.
Parents of Murdered Children hosts a day of remembrance at Pier Plaza, Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach. Survivor resource booths will be on display from 4 to 8 p.m., with a ceremony beginning at 6 p.m. For more information, call (714) 999-7132 or visit http://www.gocpomc.org.