Retro Extravaganza

The Academy for the Performing Arts presents "Retrofest 2012: Rock and Roll High School," a multimedia spectacular featuring songs and scenes from "Blackboard Jungle," "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," "The Breakfast Club" and other teen-themed movies, at the Huntington Beach High School auditorium, 1905 Main St. Show times are 7:30 p.m. each night and tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for students and seniors. For more information, call (714) 536-2514, ext. 4025.



The Golden West College Theater Arts Department presents the musical "Cabaret" at the campus Mainstage Theater, 15744 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, and tickets are $20 for the general public, $18 for students and seniors. For more information, call (714) 895-8150 or visit


'Sherlock Holmes'

The Huntington Beach Playhouse presents "Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure," written by Steven Dietz and directed by Greg Cohen, at 7111 Talbert Ave., Huntington Beach. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday and tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and students. For more information, call (714) 375-0696 or visit


Student Art Show

The Golden West College Fine Arts Gallery hosts the 2012 Juried Student Art Show at 15744 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach. The opening reception is from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free. For more information, call (714) 895-8772.


'Chair Portraits and Other Subjects'

The OMC Gallery for

Contemporary Arts, 7561 Center Ave., No. 32, Huntington Beach presents a photo exhibit by Djani Ivancevic "Chair Portraits and Other Subjects." The opening reception for the exhibit is from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Regular gallery hours are from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and by appointment. For more information, visit or call (714) 421-0476.


Walk Like MADD

The Orange County chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving hosts its annual Walk Like MADD non-competitive 5K fundraising walk, starting near the intersection of Beach Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., with the opening ceremony at 8:30 and the walk at 9 a.m. For more information, visit


Mothers Eat Free

Mama's on 39, 21022 Beach Blvd., is offering mothers free meals over Mother's Day weekend. Bring Mom in for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and her meal is on the house. To make a reservation, call (714) 374-1166. For more information, visit


Candidates' Forum

Surf City Tea of Huntington Beach is hosting a candidate's forum from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in rooms C and D of the Huntington Beach Central Library, 7111 Talbert Ave. Candidates for U.S. Senate, state Assembly and more will be there. For more information, visit


Business Conference

OCTANe hosts the annual "VC in the OC" conference for business leaders, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa, 21500 Pacific Coast Hwy. The event lasts from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and includes panel discussions, presentations and a keynote address from Ted Schilowitz of Red Digital Cinema. General admission is $225 and reservations are required. For more information, visit

MAY 17

Mayor's Breakfast

Fountain Valley Planning & Building Director Andy Perea gives a presentation on "Code Enforcement: Working to Keep Fountain Valley a Nice Place to Live" at the city's Mayor's Breakfast, held in the Saltzer Conference Room of Fountain Valley Regional Hospital, 17100 Euclid St., Fountain Valley. The breakfast starts at 8 a.m. and costs $2. For more information, call (714) 593-4410.

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