FRIDAY: Blue Café, 17208 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, hosts a night of local music featuring Foreign Press, Four Fingered Mel, The Jennifer Project and New Roots Society. The show is 21 and older only. For more information, visit http://www.bluecafelive.com.
SATURDAY: Artist Randy Cooper presents a one-man show of "Shadow Sculptures" at Absolutely Fabulous Unique Gifts and Décor, 6026 Warner Ave., Huntington Beach. In addition to wire mesh sculptures, the show (pictured) features pictures from Cooper's permanent exhibit at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. The event is free and is from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information, call (714) 842-1608.
SUNDAY: Los Angeles-based rock band Scattered Suns perform from 3:30 to 7 p.m. at Gallagher's Pub & Grill, 300 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach. The show is 21 and older only. For more information, visit http://www.gallagherspub.com.
THURSDAY FEB. 10
Huntington Beach Friends of the Library hosts its annual Romance Tea, featuring authors Carol Snow, Tessa Dare and Patricia Wynn, in rooms C and D of the Huntington Beach Central Library, 7111 Talbert Ave. The event begins at 2 p.m. and admission is $18. For more information, call (714) 375-8429 or visit http://www.hbpl.org.
Caitlin Rother, author of the true-crime novel "Dead Reckoning," reads from and signs her book at Barnes & Noble, Bella Terra, 7881 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach. The event is free and begins at 7 p.m. For more information, call (714) 897-8781.
TILL FEB. 19
The Huntington Beach Art Center presents "Centered on the Center 2011," a non-juried exhibition of works no more than two years old, at 538 Main St., Huntington Beach. Gallery hours are noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, noon to 6 p.m. Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (714) 374-1650 or visit http://www.huntingtonbeachart
TILL FEB. 25
Fountain Glen Seacliff, 7181 Garden Glen Court, Huntington Beach, hosts a free six-week Self-Management Workshop on Fridays at 9:30 a.m. The program was developed by the Stanford University Patient Education Research Center and is especially designed to assist people with arthritis, diabetes, heart/lung problems, high blood pressure and other chronic conditions. For more information, call (714) 960-1600.
Gregg Young & the 2nd Street Band present a Valentine's concert with rock, blues, R&B and jazz at Bella Terra's outdoor amphitheater, 7777 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach. The show is free and runs from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.bellaterra-hb.com.
The Bolsa Chica Conservancy hosts a cleanup of Outer Bolsa Bay starting at the conservancy at 3842 Warner Ave., Huntington Beach. Kayaks will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own. The cleanup takes place from 8 to 11 a.m. For more information, call (714) 846-1114.
FEB. 18 AND 19
Golden West Dance
Golden West College presents a "GWC Invitational Dance
Concert" at the Robert B. Moore Theatre, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. The show begins at 8 p.m. both nights and tickets are $12 general admission, $10 for students, seniors and children younger than 12. For more information, call (714) 432-5880 or visit http://www.occtickets.com.
Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center hosts the Fountain Valley Fit To Be Square 5K Fun Run/Walk and Expo at Fountain Valley Sports Park, 16400 Brookhurst St. Registration begins at 7 a.m., with the walk/run at 8 a.m. and a Kids Obstacle Course and Pet Prance at 9 a.m. For more information or to register, visit http://www.fv5k.org.
Game Of S.K.A.T.E.
Street Wise Skate Shop hosts a game of S.K.A.T.E. (a skateboarding game similar to the basketball game "horse") at 18358 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach. Sign-ups end at 11 a.m. and the event begins at noon. Entry is free, with prizes of up to $150. Contestants younger than 18 must wear a helmet. For more information, call (714) 842-2900.
Olive Crest, a nonprofit for abused and neglected children, hosts its annual Sweetheart Brunch at the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort, 21100 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach. The event begins at 11 a.m. and features a speech by former foster child Tarae Graves, as well as live and silent auctions and opportunity drawings. Tickets are $85 per person or $800 for a table of 10. For more information, call (714) 543-5437, ext. 1184 or visit http://www.olivecrest.org.
The Bolsa Chica Conservancy hosts a cleanup of Inner Bolsa Bay, starting at the conservancy at 3842 Warner Ave., Huntington Beach. Kayaks will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own. The cleanup takes place from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, call (714) 846-1114.
Joe Geever of the Surfrider Foundation and Merle Moshiri of Residents for Responsible Desalination present "Know Your H20," a seminar on sustainable water management at the Green Valley Adult Clubhouse, 17250 Los Jardines West, Fountain Valley. The event is free and begins at 7 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.dcwoc.org.