FRIDAY: Huntington Beach-based The Simpkin Project (pictured), a seven-member reggae band, is having a release party for its new album, "Everything You Want," at 8 p.m. at Tiki Bar, 1700 Placentia Ave., Costa Mesa. Cover is $15 and includes the new album. For more information, visit http://www.tikibaroc.com or http://www.simpkinproject.com.
SATURDAY: The Huntington Beach Community Services Department presents its annual Huck Finn Fishing Derby, which is from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Huntington Beach Pier. Prizes will be awarded to the best-dressed Huckleberry Finn and Becky Thatcher characters, plus the largest and smallest fish caught. For more information, visit http://www.hbsands.org or call (714) 960-8884.
SUNDAY: Local surf bands Cocktail Preachers, Meshugga Beach Party, The Razorblades, blue Demons, Daikaiiju, Deadbeats and Bradipos IV perform at the International Surfing Museum, 411 Olive Ave., Huntington Beach. The free show is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.surfingmuseum.org.
Huntington Beach High School Oilers football parents host a pancake breakfast in Lake Park, 1000 Main St., Huntington Beach. The event is from 8 to 11 a.m. and $10 covers a menu of pancakes, bacon, sausage, coffee and juice. For more information, call (714) 654-3934.
Celebrate Sunset Beach
The Citizens' Assn. of Sunset Beach hosts a "Hot Summer Night's Fundraising Event," featuring dinner, casino games and live and silent auctions, at Meadowlark Golf Club, 16782 Graham St., Huntington Beach. The event is from 7 p.m. to midnight and tickets are $50 in advance, $60 at the door. For more information, call (562) 592-9933.
Meleesa The Salon hosts a cut-a-thon to raise money for Avon's Foundation for Women at 221 Main St., Suite E, Huntington Beach. The event is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with haircuts for $20, brow-shaping for $10, conditioning treatments for $15, blow-drys for $35 and all products at 15% off. For more information, call (714) 969-7199.
Downtown Art Walk
Huntington Beach hosts its monthly Downtown Art Walk along Main Street near Pacific Coast Highway. Among the artists featured are Pinky Taylor, Ben Walker, Mitch Esaki, Adam Sweet and Jeff Sherman. The event is free and takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information, call (714) 536-8300.
Science for Kids
The Friends of the Children's Library present "Rudy's Radical Science" at the Tabby Storytime Theater at the Huntington Beach Central Library, 7111 Talbert Ave. Admission is $4 and shows are at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. For more information, call (714) 375-5107.
Second Chance Pet Adoptions hosts cat and kitten adoptions every Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at Petco, 5961 Warner Ave., Huntington Beach. The nonprofit is offering a summer special adoption fee of $99 for adultcats, $135 for kittens. The fee includes neuter/spay, vaccination, FIV/FVRCP test, microchip, collar/ID tag and a bag of food. Adoptions are also held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at PetSmart, 7600 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach. For more information, call (714) 448-9079.
Surf City Tea Party, a discussion group dedicated to limited government, fiscal responsibility, individual rights and free markets, meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of each month at Euromasters Event Center, 18370 Pacific St., Fountain Valley. Members live in Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley and Westminster. For more information, go to http://www.surfcitytea.ning.com.
Amigos de Bolsa Chica offers free public tours from 9 to 10:30 a.m. the first Saturday of every month, leaving every 15 minutes at the pedestrian bridge at the Bolsa Chica wetlands on Pacific Coast Highway across from Bolsa Chica State Beach. For more information, call (714) 840-1575 or visit http://www.amigosdebolsachica.org.
Orange Coast Gakuen Japanese Language School offers adult Japanese language classes with veteran instructor Yoko Saito, adult Japanese floral arrangement classes with ikenobo expert Ogawa Sensei and Japanese language classes for children ages 5 to 18 at 21141 Strathmoor Lane, Huntington Beach. For more, visit http://www.orangecoastgakuen.org or call (714) 235-5559.
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 (714) 842-4481 or (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.
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.
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.