Wiener Dog Race at Old World Huntington Beach

April 8: Dozens of dachshunds scramble in pursuit of fame and imaginative lures as hundreds of spectators cheer them on along a 20-yard cobblestone track. Handlers encourage, cajole and plead with the willful little dogs to focus on racing to the finish line, instead of the interesting sights, sounds and smells along the route. The scrappy little dogs manage to chase their “lure” to the finish line until the winners are determined. Sunday, 3 p.m. Gates open at 2 p.m. Spectate, $3. Old World in Huntington Beach, 7561 Center Ave. (714) 402-7327.