FRIDAY: Punk icons The Angry Samoans headline the Blue Café, 17208 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach. The Failures, Action 45, Disguster and Ethanz Ride also perform. The 21-and-older show starts at 8 p.m. and is $8 at the door. For more information, visit

SATURDAY: Michael Franzese, a former member of the Mafia who became an author and motivational speaker, will speak at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 9812 Hamilton Ave., Huntington Beach. Franzese will speak at 6 p.m. Saturday and 10:15 a.m. Sunday. Admission is free and books will be available for sale. For more information, call (714) 962-5005.

SUNDAY: Headshine headlines a Red Ribbon benefit concert on the deck of the Shorebreak Hotel, 500 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach. All proceeds go to AIDS Walk Los Angeles. The show begins at 3 p.m., with raffles and celebrity appearances. Requested donation is $10 presale, $15 at the door, with children 12 and younger free. For more information, call (714) 861-4470.


Candidate Forum

The Huntington Beach League of Women Voters and the American Assn. of University Women sponsor a City Council candidate forum at the Huntington Beach Central Library Theater, 7111 Talbert Ave. Attendees can meet the candidates at 6:30 p.m., with the forum starting at 7 p.m. All 20 candidates have been invited, and each will give an opening statement, answer questions and give a closing statement. For more information, call (714) 536-5577.



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


Roller Girls

The OC Roller Girls host a derby to benefit Working Wardrobes at the Rinks, 5555 McFadden Ave., Huntington Beach. Doors open at

6 p.m. and the Slice Girls and Orange Alert face off at 7 p.m. For information, visit



The Monkey House Café hosts Oktober-Fiesta, a combined German-Mexican celebration, at 18862 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach. The festivities start at 6 p.m. and admission is $25 for food, beer sampling or wine tasting, a pint of beer or glass of wine and a souvenir glass; $35 for both beer and wine samplings. Reservations are required by Oct. 8. For more information, call (714) 274-1176.

OCT. 14

Ribbon Cutting

La Brique Steak House hosts a ribbon cutting and grand opening to celebrate its new ownership from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at 14892 Springdale St., Huntington Beach. There will be entertainment, prize giveaways and more. For more information, call (714) 897-0055.

OCT. 16

Brain Tumor Walk

The National Brain Tumor Society hosts the 9th Annual Southern California Brain Tumor Walk in Huntington Central Park, 6699 Central Park Drive, Huntington Beach. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the walk and activities going from 9 a.m. to noon. Admission, which includes food, beverages and full access to activities, is $50 for adults, $25 for ages 6 to 17 and free for ages 5 and younger. For more information, call (866) 455-3214.

OCT. 19

Surf Rock

The Nautics, a surf-rock band from Medford, Ore., make their latest tour stop at the Blue Café, 17208 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach. Admission is $5 and the music starts at 9 p.m. The show is 21 and older only. For more information, visit

OCT. 23

Law Society Dinner

The J. Reuben Clark Law Society's Orange County Chapter hosts its 2010 Annual Dinner at the Huntington Beach Hyatt, 21500 Pacific Coast Hwy. U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett is the guest speaker. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. and admission is $25 for law students and guests, $50 for Law Society Silver and Bronze members and guests, and $60 for all others. For more information, visit

NOV. 3

Legal Workshop

The Alzheimer's Assn., presents a legal workshop on planning for long-term care at 5:30 p.m. at Alzheimer's Family Services Center, 9451 Indianapolis Ave., Huntington Beach. There is no cost to attend. For more information, call (949) 757-3703.


Cypress Twirlers Square Dancing hosts a dancing night for singles and couples from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The event is at 5946 Westminster Ave., Huntington Beach. For more information, call (562) 425-0130 or (714) 840-1750.

While cats and kittens are available every day, the main events are from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at Petco, 5961 Warner Ave., Huntington Beach, and PetSmart, 7600 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach. For more information, call (714) 448-9079.

The Huntington Beach Business Improvement District will present the Downtown Huntington Beach Art Walk from 6 to 9 p.m. every third Wednesday of each month. For more information, call (714) 536-8300.

The Huntington Newcomers Club welcomes all new residents as well as "long-timers" into their group of active and friendly women. The club meets at 11 a.m. the second Tuesday each month at different area restaurants. Other activities include book clubs, bridge groups and much more. For more information about events and meetings, call (714) 846-0108.

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