FRIDAY: One Pier Plaza in Huntington Beach hosts Art A Fair with a Holiday Flair this Thanksgiving weekend, offering more than 50 vendors selling original hand-made crafts and more. A certified Farmers Market with fresh fruits and vegetables will also be on hand. The event goes from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
SATURDAY: Underground bands Motor Gun Hotel (pictured), Slick & Slim, Nothing Sacred, Prowler and Harmsway perform at Blue Café, 17208 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach. The show starts at 8 p.m. and is 21 and older only. For more information, visit http://www.bluecafelive.com.
SUNDAY: Dachshund races are held from 3 to 6 p.m. every Sunday at Old World Village, 7561 Center Ave., Huntington Beach. Admission is $1 and parking is free. To register your dog, call (714) 898-5111.
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa hosts a Thanksgiving dinner at its restaurant The Californian overlooking the ocean at 21500 Pacific Coast Hwy. The menu includes turkey, grilled New York strip loin, salmon, penne pasta, vegetables, dessert and more. The meal is offered starting at noon, with final seating at 7:30 p.m. The prix-fixe menu is $35, and there is also an a la carte menu and a kids' menu. For reservations, call (714) 845-4885.
Clean Water Walk
Causelife, a nonprofit dedicated to providing clean water in developing countries, hosts a Turkey Trot 5K/10K fundraiser starting at the Huntington Beach Boardwalk, Pacific Coast Highway and Beach Boulevard. The walk begins at 7 a.m. and registration is $40 on the day of the event. For more information, call (562) 430-5685 or visit http://www.causelife.org/race.
TILL DEC. 18
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.
DEC. 1 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.
DEC. 2 TILL DEC. 4
The annual Holiday Art Sale, featuring works in glass, jewelry, ceramics and more, takes place at the Coastline Art Gallery, 10156 Adams Ave., Huntington Beach. Hours are 1 to 7 p.m. Dec. 2 and 3 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 4. For more information, call (714) 963-8475.
DEC. 4 AND DEC. 5