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Thursday, July 21

Beach Concert: Rod Piazza

6 p.m. Listen to Rod Piazza north of the San Clemente Pier. 7 Pier, 622 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente. www.san-clemente.org.

Live Music: Boo Stubbs

7-10:30 p.m. Join Boo Stubbs at Iva Lee’s for a night of live music. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente. 949.361.2855. www.ivalees.com.

Dana Point Chamber of Commerce Mixer

5:30-7:30 p.m. Join the Chamber of Commerce for their Third Thursdays mixer. $12 for Chamber members, $20 for non-members. The Fountains at Sea Bluffs. 25411 Sea Bluffs Drive, Dana Point. www.danapointchamber.com.

Friday, July 22

Laguna Art-A-Fair

10 a.m.-9 p.m. Discover 125 distinguished artists at this juried fine art festival in Laguna Canyon, which runs through Aug. 28. Enjoy live music Thursday through Sunday, outdoor cuisine at Tivoli Too! and daily adult art workshops. The festival is open Sunday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Adults $7.50, seniors/military/students $5.50, children under 12 free. 777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. 949.494.4514. www.art-a-fair.com.

Balloon Storyteller

2-3 p.m. Visit the San Clemente Community Center Auditorium this free show for kids. Part of the Summer Kids’ Shows series. San Clemente Library. 242 Avenida Del Mar. 949.492.3493. www.ocpl.org.

Orange County Wine Cruise

5:30-7 p.m. Climb onboard a Dana Wharf luxury catamaran for this 90-minute wine cruise around the Dana Point Harbor. Tickets are $49. Every Friday and Sunday. See more events online. Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching, 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point. 888.224.0603. www.danawharf.com.

The Curse of Capistrano

6 p.m. The Camino Real Playhouse puts on the original 1919 story of Zorro, a legend that began in San Juan Capistrano. Picnicking starts at 6 p.m. Kids pre-show starts at 7 p.m. Show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 a piece, which discounts for families. Runs every weekend through July 31. Performed at Historic Town Center Park. 31852 El Camino Real. Tickets at www.caminorealplayhouse.com.

Summer Movie Nights: ‘Inside Out’
7 p.m. Enjoy a free summer movie night on the CVCS football field, presented by South Shores Church. The movie begins at dusk (approx. 8:15 p.m.). Families are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and food. 32032 Del Obispo Street, San Juan Capistrano. 949.661.4991. southshores.org.

Summer of Theatre: ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

7:30 p.m. The Saddleback College Performing Arts Department presents Little Shop of Horrors. Seating opens at 6 p.m. and is first-come, first-served, with reserved seating available for $25. The event will be held outdoors and attendees are encouraged to bring low-back chairs and blankets to sit on. Food trucks will be available and picnic meals are permitted. Parking and admission is free. Saddleback College, 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo. 949.582.4656. www.saddleback.edu/arts.

Live Music: Chris Andersen

7:30-11 p.m. Join Chris Andersen at Iva Lee’s for a night of live music. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente. 949.361.2855. www.ivalees.com.

Live Music: Bad Kitty Project

9 p.m. Join Bad Kitty Project at Goody’s Tavern. 206 S. El Camino Real. 949.492.3400. www.goodystavern.com.

Saturday, July 23

Author Reading: Carmen Deedy

The library, in partnership with the Bowers Museum, is please to host the author of such children’s books as The Library Dragon and Martina the Beautiful Cockroach. Join us for an author reading followed by a Q & A.  Light refreshments will be served. San Clemente Library. 242 Avenida Del Mar. 949.492.3493. www.ocpl.org.

Creating Jams and Preserves

9:30-11 a.m. Join the UCCE Food Preservers and Goin Native Therapeutic Gardens for a class on making jams and preserves. Reata Park and Event Center. 28632 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano. 949.606.6386. Reserve space by emailing marianne@goinnnative.net, or visit www.goinnative.net.

American Girl Book and Craft

10:30-11:30 a.m. Join Ms. Kasey with your American Girl Dolls as she shares one of their stories. A craft will follow the story. Dana Point Library. 33841 Niguel Road. 949.496.5517. www.ocpl.org.

Fairy Garden Class

11 a.m. Create your very own mini garden! An instructor will show you how to place, and pick plants to create an adorable pot. Class is free with the purchase of materials. Cottage Home and Garden. 31711 Los Rios Street. 949.493.3920. www.cottage-home-and-garden.com.

Genealogy 101

1-2 p.m. Learn the basics of genealogy in this hands-on class. Limited to the first 12 people. Dana Point Library. 33841 Niguel Road. 949.496.5517. www.ocpl.org.

Saturdays at The Swallow’s Inn
2:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Telesound performs until 6:30 p.m., followed by Rye Brothers at 8:30 p.m. The Swallow’s Inn, 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano. 949.493.3188. www.swallowsinn.com.

Live Music: Voodoo Groove

7:30-11 p.m. Join Voodoo Groove at Iva Lee’s for a night of live music. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente. 949.361.2855. www.ivalees.com.

Live Music: The Drop

9 p.m. Join Rum Soaked Raisins at Goody’s Tavern. 206 S. El Camino Real. 949.492.3400. www.goodystavern.com.

Sunday, July 24

Dana Point Summer Concert Series

2:30 p.m. Tricia Freeman Band plays from 2:30-4 p.m. Peaceful Easy (Eagles Tribute Band) plays from 4:30-6 p.m. Food and drinks available for purchase. Sea Terrace Park. 33501 Niguel Road, Dana Point. www.danapointconcertseries.com.

‘It Happened One Night’ Outdoor Showing

Casa Romantica will host a viewing of Frank Capra’s classic film It Happened One Night outdoors in the Casa courtyard. 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente. 949. 498.2139. www.casaromantica.org.

Karaoke at Goody’s

8 p.m. Karaoke every Sunday night at Goody’s Tavern in San Clemente. 206 S. El Camino Real. 949.492.3400.

Monday, July 25

Buccaneer Adventure Summer Camp

9 a.m.-4 p.m. The week long summer camp begins for children age 7-8. The buccaneers will explore the seas and learn how to sail. There will be hands on activities, including crafts, rowing, story telling, treasure hunts and more. The price for the summer camp is $350, for members $265. Register online at www.ocean-institute.org or call 949.496.2274 for more information. Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point.

Bridge at the Senior Center

1 p.m. If you are an intermediate-level player, join the San Clemente Senior Center. The game is play party/social bridge; partners change every sixth hand. People can sign up in the office or just show up. Come five to 10 minutes early to claim a seat. Monday and Thursday at the Dorothy Visser Senior Center, 117 Avenida Victoria, San Clemente. 949.940.5702. www.san-clemente.org.

Free Guitar Lessons

Free group lessons starting from the beginner level. Ages 12 and up. Bring your own guitar. Email coamusicarts@gmail.com to sign up. 1050 Calle Negocio. 949.388.0114. www.communityoutreachalliance.com/.

Tuesday, July 26

Half-price Whale Watching
10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Hop onboard this two-hour cruise to see dolphins, whales and other marine life in the wild. $22.50. Half price on Tuesdays but trips are available every day of the week. Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching. 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point. 949.496.5794. www.danawharf.com.

Open Mic Night
6-10 p.m. Singer/songwriters perform at The Point Restaurant open mic every Tuesday. Bring your instrument and your voice; The Point supplies the sound system. 34085 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point. 949.464.5700. www.thepointrestaurantandbar.com.

Wednesday, July 27

French Conversation Club

2-4 p.m. Every Wednesday. Look for the table with the French Flag surrounded by a group of people speaking French. No cost to join. Café Calypso. 114 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente. 949.493.5228 or 949.369.5482.

Free Comedy at Molly Bloom’s

9:30 p.m. Every Wednesday, free comedy at Molly Bloom’s with food and drink specials. There will be local and professional talent. 2391 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente. 949.218.0120. www.mollybloomspub.com.

Thursday, July 28

Free HCG Medical Weight Loss Program Class

6-7 p.m. Join Dr. Helene Pulnik, ND for a class on prescription HCG as used in weight loss.24865 Del Prado Ave. Dana Point. 949.416.4670.

Casino Summer Nights Jazz Series

7:30-10 p.m. Visit the Casino San Clemente for their summer jazz series. Tickets are $7 online $10 at the door. Order online at www.casinosummernights.brownpapertickets.com. 140 W. Avenida Pico. 949.369.660. www.thecasinosanclemente.com.

Live Music: Lee Roy

7-10:30 p.m. Join Lee Roy at Iva Lee’s for a night of live music. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente. 949.361.2855. www.ivalees.com.

Friday, July 29

Laguna Art-A-Fair

10 a.m.-9 p.m. Discover 125 distinguished artists at this juried fine art festival in Laguna Canyon, which runs through Aug. 28. Enjoy live music Thursday through Sunday, outdoor cuisine at Tivoli Too! and daily adult art workshops. The festival is open Sunday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Adults $7.50, seniors/military/students $5.50, children under 12 free. 777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. 949.494.4514. www.art-a-fair.com.

Orange County Wine Cruise

5:30-7 p.m. Climb onboard a Dana Wharf luxury catamaran for this 90-minute wine cruise around the Dana Point Harbor. Tickets are $49. Every Friday and Sunday. See more events online. Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching. 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point. 888.224.0603. www.danawharf.com.

The Curse of Capistrano

6 p.m. The Camino Real Playhouse puts on the original 1919 story of Zorro, a legend that began in San Juan Capistrano. Picnicking starts at 6 p.m. Kids pre-show starts at 7 p.m. Show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 a piece, which discounts for families. Runs through the weekend. Performed at Historic Town Center Park. 31852 El Camino Real. Tickets at www.caminorealplayhouse.com.

Mighty Mickey & Laney Star’s

2-3 p.m. Visit the San Clemente Community Center Auditorium this free show for kids. Part of the Summer Kids’ Shows series. San Clemente Library. 242 Avenida Del Mar. 949.492.3493. www.ocpl.org.

Summer Movie Nights: ‘Zootopia’
7 p.m. Enjoy a free summer movie night on the CVCS football field, presented by South Shores Church. The movie begins at dusk (approx. 8:15 p.m.). Families are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and food. 32032 Del Obispo Street, San Juan Capistrano. 949.661.4991. southshores.org.

Live Music: The Fremonts

7:30-11 p.m. Join The Fremonts at Iva Lee’s for a night of live music. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente. 949.361.2855. www.ivalees.com.

Live Music: The Deloreans

9 p.m. Join The Deloreans at Goody’s Tavern. 206 S. El Camino Real. 949.492.3400. www.goodystavern.com.

Saturday, July 30

Boys and Girls Club Art

10-4 p.m. Visit art done by the Boys and Girls Club of the South Coast area. Open throughout the week (opens at noon on weekdays). San Clemente Art Gallery at San Clemente Community Center. 100 N. Calle Seville in San Clemente. www.ncaddoc.org.

Author Chat: Georgia Dunn

1-2 p.m. Georgia Dunn, illustrator and author of the online webcomic Breaking Cat News, will read and answer questions. Georgia shares her passion for her art, craft and cats with the group. San Clemente Library. 242 Avenida Del Mar. 949.492.3493. www.ocpl.org.

Saturdays at The Swallow’s Inn
2:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. OC Vertigo performs until 6:30 p.m., followed by Lightning Train at 8:30 p.m. The Swallow’s Inn. 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano. 949.493.3188. www.swallowsinn.com.

Two Stepping Under the Stars

6-10 p.m. Join the San Juan Capistrano Equestrian Coalition and the Two Stepping Under the Stars Committee for an evening of dancing, drinking, eating and celebrating local equestrian culture. 949.395.8349. Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park. 27174 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano. www.sanjuanequestrian.org.

Live Music: Family Style

7:30-11 p.m. Join Family Style at Iva Lee’s for a night of live music. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente. 949.361.2855. www.ivalees.com.

Live Music: Segagenocide

9 p.m. Join Segagenocide at Goody’s Tavern. 206 S. El Camino Real. 949.492.3400. www.goodystavern.com.

Sunday, July 31

Dana Point Summer Concert Series

2:30 p.m. Fan Halen (Van Halen Tribute) goes on from 2:30-4 p.m. Led ZepAgain (Led Zeppelin Tribute) plays from 4:30-6 p.m. Food and drinks available for purchase. Sea Terrace Park. 33501 Niguel Road, Dana Point. www.danapointconcertseries.com.

Karaoke at Goody’s

8 p.m. Karaoke every Sunday night at Goody’s Tavern in San Clemente. 206 S. El Camino Real. 949.492.3400.

Monday, August 1

Buccaneer Adventure Summer Camp

9 a.m.-4 p.m. The week long summer camp begins for children age 7-8. The buccaneers will explore the seas and learn how to sail. There will be hands on activities, including crafts, rowing, story telling, treasure hunts and more. The price for the summer camp is $350, for members $265. Register online at www.ocean-institute.org or call 949.496.2274 for more information. Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point.

Bridge at the Senior Center

1 p.m. If you are an intermediate-level player, join the San Clemente Senior Center. The game is play party/social bridge; partners change every sixth hand. People can sign up in the office or just show up. Come five to 10 minutes early to claim a seat. Monday and Thursday at the Dorothy Visser Senior Center. 117 Avenida Victoria, San Clemente, 949.940.5702, www.san-clemente.org.

Free Guitar Lessons

Free group lessons starting from the beginner level. Ages 12 and up. Bring your own guitar. Email coamusicarts@gmail.com to sign up. 1050 Calle Negocio. 949.388.0114. www.communityoutreachalliance.com/.

Tuesday, August 2

Half-price Whale Watching
10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Hop onboard this two-hour cruise to see dolphins, whales and other marine life in the wild. $22.50. Half price on Tuesdays but trips are available every day of the week. Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching. 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point. 949.496.5794. www.danawharf.com.

Open Mic Night
6-10 p.m. Singer/songwriters perform at The Point Restaurant open mic every Tuesday. Bring your instrument and your voice; The Point supplies the sound system. 34085 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point. 949.464.5700. www.thepointrestaurantandbar.com.

Wednesday, August 3

French Conversation Club

2-4 p.m. Every Wednesday. Look for the table with the French Flag surrounded by a group of people speaking French. No cost to join. Café Calypso. 114 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente. 949.493.5228 or 949.369.5482.

Free Comedy at Molly Bloom’s

9:30 p.m. Every Wednesday, free comedy at Molly Bloom’s with food and drink specials. There will be local and professional talent. 2391 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente. 949.218.0120. www.mollybloomspub.com.

Thursday, August 4

Beach Concert: Common Sense

6 p.m. Listen to the band Common Sense north of the San Clemente Pier. 7 Pier, 622 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente. www.san-clemente.org.

Friday, August 5

Laguna Art-A-Fair

10 a.m.-9 p.m. Discover 125 distinguished artists at this juried fine art festival in Laguna Canyon, which runs through Aug. 28. Enjoy live music Thursday through Sunday, outdoor cuisine at Tivoli Too! and daily adult art workshops. The festival is open Sunday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Adults $7.50, seniors/military/students $5.50, children under 12 free. 777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.494.4514, www.art-a-fair.com.

Orange County Wine Cruise

5:30-7 p.m. Climb onboard a Dana Wharf luxury catamaran for this 90-minute wine cruise around the Dana Point Harbor. Tickets are $49. Every Friday and Sunday. See more events online. Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching. 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point. 888.224.0603. www.danawharf.com.

Saturday, August 6

Heritage Summer Olympics

8 a.m.-2 p.m. The morning starts with a free pancake breakfast, then activities throughout the day for all ages (individual, team, and family events), a food truck selling lunch, and closing ceremonies to include awards, a kids concert and dessert. Heritage Christian Fellowship, 190 Avenida La Pata, San Clemente. 949.361.1022. www.heritagesc.org.

Family Film Matinee

10 a.m. to noon. Join the San Juan Capistrano Library in La Sala auditorium for a family film matinee. Free admission and popcorn for this fun family event. Occur first Saturday of every month. Contact the library for additional information. 31495 El Camino Real. 949.493.1752. www.ocpl.org.

Preparing Your Summer Garden for the Heat

9:30-11 a.m. Join the UCCE Master Gardeners and Goin Native Therapeutic Gardens for a class on summer gardening. Reata Park and Event Center. 28632 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano. 949.606.6386. Reserve space by emailing marianne@goinnnative.net, or visit www.goinnative.net.

Ladera Library Luau

1-2:30 p.m. Celebrate the joys of summer and dancing, with a Ladera Library-style Luau.  Professional Polynesian Dancers lead the way. Children can wear grass skirts and leis. Fun for all ages. Free admission. 29551 Sienna Parkway, Ladera Ranch. 949.234 5940. www.ocpl.org.

Sunday, August 7

Karaoke at Goody’s

8 p.m. Karaoke every Sunday night at Goody’s Tavern in San Clemente. 206 S. El Camino Real. 949.492.3400.

Dana Point Summer Concert Series

2:30 p.m. Raymond Michael’s Casino All Stars (Elvis, Tom & Englebert) plays from 2:30pm-4 p.m. Hot August Night (A Tribute to Neil Diamond) plays from 4:30-6 p.m. Food and drinks available for purchase. Sea Terrace Park. 33501 Niguel Road, Dana Point. www.danapointconcertseries.com.

Village Art Faire

9 a.m. The Village Art Faire is held on the first Sunday of every month and is put on by the Downtown Business Association. Stroll and shop Avenida Del Mar where more than 60 vendors will have arts, crafts and other fabulous items. www.villagesanclemente.org.

Monday, August 8

Buccaneer Adventure Summer Camp

9 a.m.-4 p.m. The week long summer camp begins for children age 7-8. The buccaneers will explore the seas and learn how to sail. There will be hands on activities, including crafts, rowing, story telling, treasure hunts and more. The price for the summer camp is $350, for members $265. Register online at www.ocean-institute.org or call 949.496.2274 for more information. Ocean Institute. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point.

Bridge at the Senior Center

1 p.m. If you are an intermediate-level player, join the San Clemente Senior Center. The game is play party/social bridge; partners change every sixth hand. People can sign up in the office or just show up. Come five to 10 minutes early to claim a seat. Monday and Thursday at the Dorothy Visser Senior Center. 117 Avenida Victoria, San Clemente. 949.940.5702. www.san-clemente.org.

Free Guitar Lessons

Free group lessons starting from the beginner level. Ages 12 and up. Bring your own guitar. Email coamusicarts@gmail.com to sign up. 1050 Calle Negocio. 949.388.0114. www.communityoutreachalliance.com/.

Tuesday, August 9

Half-price Whale Watching
10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Hop onboard this two-hour cruise to see dolphins, whales and other marine life in the wild. $22.50. Half price on Tuesdays but trips are available every day of the week. Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching. 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point. 949.496.5794, www.danawharf.com.

Open Mic Night
6-10 p.m. Singer/songwriters perform at The Point Restaurant open mic every Tuesday. Bring your instrument and your voice; The Point supplies the sound system. 34085 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point. 949.464.5700. www.thepointrestaurantandbar.com.

Wednesday, August 10

French Conversation Club

2-4 p.m. Every Wednesday. Look for the table with the French Flag surrounded by a group of people speaking French. No cost to join. Café Calypso. 114 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente. 949.493.5228 or 949.369.5482.

Free Comedy at Molly Bloom’s

9:30 p.m. Every Wednesday, free comedy at Molly Bloom’s with food and drink specials. There will be local and professional talent. 2391 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente. 949.218.0120. www.mollybloomspub.com.

Thursday, August 11

Beach Concert: Gary Roach’s Stones Review

6 p.m. Listen to the band Gary Roach’s Stones Review north of the San Clemente Pier. Linda Lane Park, 400 Linda Lane, San Clemente. www.san-clemente.org.

Casino Summer Nights Jazz Series

7:30-10 p.m. Visit the Casino San Clemente for their summer jazz series. Tickets are $7 online $10 at the door. Order online at www.casinosummernights.brownpapertickets.com. 140 W. Avenida Pico. 949.369.660. www.thecasinosanclemente.com.

Friday, August 12

Laguna Art-A-Fair

10 a.m.-9 p.m. Discover 125 distinguished artists at this juried fine art festival in Laguna Canyon, which runs through Aug. 28. Enjoy live music Thursday through Sunday, outdoor cuisine at Tivoli Too! and daily adult art workshops. The festival is open Sunday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Adults $7.50, seniors/military/students $5.50, children under 12 free. 777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.494.4514, www.art-a-fair.com.

Orange County Wine Cruise

5:30-7 p.m. Climb onboard a Dana Wharf luxury catamaran for this 90-minute wine cruise around the Dana Point Harbor. Tickets are $49. Every Friday and Sunday. See more events online. Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching. 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point. 888.224.0603. www.danawharf.com.

Saturday, August 13

Sunday, August 14

Dana Point Summer Concert Series

2:30 p.m. Brent Payne plays from 2:30-4 p.m. Craig Wayne Boyd (Season 7 winner of The Voice) plays from 4:30-6 p.m. Food and drinks available for purchase. Sea Terrace Park. 33501 Niguel Road, Dana Point. www.danapointconcertseries.com.

Karaoke at Goody’s

8 p.m. Karaoke every Sunday night at Goody’s Tavern in San Clemente. 206 S. El Camino Real. 949.492.3400.

Monday, August 15

Buccaneer Adventure Summer Camp

9 a.m.-4 p.m. The week long summer camp begins for children age 7-8. The buccaneers will explore the seas and learn how to sail. There will be hands on activities, including crafts, rowing, story telling, treasure hunts and more. The price for the summer camp is $350, for members $265. Register online at www.ocean-institute.org or call 949.496.2274 for more information. Ocean Institute. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point.

Bridge at the Senior Center

1 p.m. If you are an intermediate-level player, join the San Clemente Senior Center. The game is play party/social bridge; partners change every sixth hand. People can sign up in the office or just show up. Come five to 10 minutes early to claim a seat. Monday and Thursday at the Dorothy Visser Senior Center. 117 Avenida Victoria, San Clemente. 949.940.5702. www.san-clemente.org.

Free Guitar Lessons

Free group lessons starting from the beginner level. Ages 12 and up. Bring your own guitar. Email coamusicarts@gmail.com to sign up. 1050 Calle Negocio. 949.388.0114. www.communityoutreachalliance.com/

Tuesday, August 16

Half-price Whale Watching
10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Hop onboard this two-hour cruise to see dolphins, whales and other marine life in the wild. $22.50. Half price on Tuesdays but trips are available every day of the week. Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching. 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point. 949.496.5794. www.danawharf.com.

Open Mic Night
6-10 p.m. Singer/songwriters perform at The Point Restaurant open mic every Tuesday. Bring your instrument and your voice; The Point supplies the sound system. 34085 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point. 949.464.5700. www.thepointrestaurantandbar.com.

Wednesday, August 17

San Onofre Parks Foundation Summer Lecture Series

8 p.m. Sherri Sullivan, Camp Pendleton Wildlife Biologist, speaks on “Bison, Beaver, Bobcats and Beyond,” exploring the diverse wildlife that resides within the vast reaches of the San Onofre zone. The San Onofre Parks Foundation’s Summer Lecture Series will feature special presentations throughout the summer. www.SanOnofreParksFoundation.org

French Conversation Club

2-4 p.m. Every Wednesday. Look for the table with the French Flag surrounded by a group of people speaking French. No cost to join. Café Calypso. 114 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente. 949.493.5228 or 949.369.5482.

Free Comedy at Molly Bloom’s

9:30 p.m. Every Wednesday, free comedy at Molly Bloom’s with food and drink specials. There will be local and professional talent. 2391 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.218.0120, www.mollybloomspub.com.

Sunday, August 21

Dana Point Summer Concert Series

2:30 p.m. Savor the Band (Santana Tribute) plays from 2:30-4 p.m. The Fabulous Ultra Tones play from 4:30-6 p.m. Food and drinks available for purchase. Heritage Park. 34400 Old Golden Lantern, Dana Point. www.danapointconcertseries.com.

Thursday, August 25

Casino Summer Nights Jazz Series

7:30-10 p.m. Visit the Casino San Clemente for their summer jazz series. Tickets are $7 online $10 at the door. Order online at www.casinosummernights.brownpapertickets.com. 140 W. Avenida Pico. 949.369.660. www.thecasinosanclemente.com.

The summer concert series wraps up on a high note with two dates at Bluff Park overlooking Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point. Tijuana Dogs and Family Style will take the stage on Thursday, August 25. Indie pop sensation JR JR (formerly known as Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.) will take the stage with their hit song “Gone” on September 1 with Big Monsta opening the show.

Thursday, Sept. 8

Casino Summer Nights Jazz Series

7:30-10 p.m. Visit the Casino San Clemente for their summer jazz series. Tickets are $7 online $10 at the door. Order online at www.casinosummernights.brownpapertickets.com. 140 W. Avenida Pico. 949.369.660. www.thecasinosanclemente.com.

Thursday, Sept. 25

Casino Summer Nights Jazz Series

7:30-10 p.m. Visit the Casino San Clemente for their summer jazz series. Tickets are $7 online $10 at the door. Order online at www.casinosummernights.brownpapertickets.com. 140 W. Avenida Pico. 949.369.660. www.thecasinosanclemente.com.