Editor's note: This corrects the time and day the P-Cats perform.
FRIDAY: Vincent De Paul Church, 8345 Talbert Ave., Huntington Beach, presents a concert by the H.B. Symphony Orchestra. The Christmas-themed event is from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. For more information, call (714) 842-4481.
SUNDAY: Local blues rock band P-Cats perform a Christmas bash at Gallagher's Pub, 300 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach. The free show starts at 5 p.m. and is 21 and older only. For more information, call (714) 536-2422.
SUNDAY: Local rock band The Grumps perform their fifth annual Christmas show at Fitzgerald's Pub, 19171 Magnolia St., Huntington Beach. The show starts at 5 p.m. and is 21 and older only. For more information, visit http://www.fitzgeraldshb.net.
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.
TILL DEC. 24
Ballet Repertory Theatre presents its 34th season of "The Nutcracker" at Golden West College Mainstage Theater, 15744 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach. Performances are at 7 p.m. Dec. 17, 18, 21, 22 and 23; 5 p.m. Dec. 19; 2 p.m. Dec. 18, 22 and 23; and 1 p.m. Dec. 19 and 24. Tickets are $16 general admission, $15 seniors and ASB/Golden West students, $14 children under 12. For more information, call (714) 895-8150.
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.
TILL FEB. 1
"Drama in Seven Acts," a photography exhibit featuring works by Lauren Greenfield, Alvin Booth, Themba Hadebe, David Lurie, Euro Rotelli, Robert Stivers and Guy Tillim, is on display at the OMC Gallery for Contemporary Art, Old World Village, 7561 Center Ave. No. 32, Huntington Beach. Regular gallery hours are 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and by appointment. The gallery is closed between Dec. 20 and Jan. 3. For more information, call (714) 421-0476.
DEC. 29 TILL DEC. 31
Don the Beachcomber hosts a three-day Waitiki Festival, featuring dinner, music and dancing, at 16278 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach. The Waitiki Quartet presents "The Jazz Sides of Exotica" Dec. 29; the Waitiki 7 with Robert Drasnin and Sherry Shaoling present "Coronation of the Voodoo Masters" Dec. 30; the Waitiki 7 with Combustible Edison Alums, Brother Cleve and the Millionaire present "The New Sounds of Exotica" Dec. 31. The event begins at 7 p.m. each night and tickets range from $30 to $125. For more information, call (562) 592-1321 or visit http://www.donthebeachcomber
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.
Foundation for Neurosciences Stroke and Recovery (FNSR) offers a support group for adults with early onset Parkinson's Disease the third Friday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Huntington Beach Central Library, 7111 Talbert Ave. For more information, call (562) 983-8139 or visit http://www.parkinsonsinbalance.com.
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.
Second Chance Pet Adoptions hosts cat and kitten adoptions every Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at Petco, 5961 Warner 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.
Members of the Huntington Harbour Yacht Club, 3821 Warner Ave., meet for brunch on the first three Sundays of each month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The public and guests are welcome. Cost is $12. For information and reservations, call (562) 592-2186.
Huntington Beach Central Library will host Crafty Kids Club from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Saturdays at the library, at 7111 Talbert Ave. Children about 5 through 9 years old are invited to enjoy stories and related crafts. Call (714) 375-5107. Press zero to speak with a librarian.