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Friday, April 22

‘Mental Paradise’ Movie Premiere
6 p.m.-9 p.m. Check out the world premiere of Mental Paradise, a Tanner Gudauskas (San Clemente-based pro surfer) and SURFING magazine profile movie. The free event will also include live music by local band After School Special, food and drinks. Art work by Gudauskas featured in the movie will be sold to raise funds for pro surfer Jake Davis of Capistrano Beach who is in need of monetary assistance following an extensive back surgery. Electric Sunglasses headquarters, 1001 Calle Amanacer, San Clemente.

Help a Horse Day
6 p.m.-7 p.m. Join the Ortega Equestrian Center and horse rescue Otra Mas in celebrating national Help a Horse Day, presented by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The event includes the opportunity to meet one of Otra Mas’ rescue horses, as well as free arena games for children and rider demonstrations. The event is held in partnership with the ASPCA as part of their national campaign to bring awareness to horse rescue organizations such as Otra Mas. 27252 Calle Arroyo, San Juan Capistrano, 949.661.3130, www.otramas.net.

Gypsy
7 p.m. The South Orange County School of the Arts drama department presents the musical, “Gypsy.” Performances run April 20-23 at 7 p.m. with a 1 p.m. matinee on April 24. Tickets are $12-$15 available online or at the door. Dana Hills High School, Porthole Theater, 33333 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.6666, www.socsarts.org.

Super Speaker Event: Jack Grisham
7 p.m.-8 p.m. New Method Wellness, a substance abuse treatment center located in San Juan Capistrano, is hosting its quarterly speaker event with punk rock musician Jack Grisham. Maintaining over 26 years of sobriety, Grisham will share his struggle with substance abuse and his unconventional road to recovery. The event is designed to inspire those who have a relationship with substance abuse. Light refreshments will be served during the event. New Method Wellness, 31473 Rancho Viejo Road, Suite 101, San Juan Capistrano, 949.218.5454, newmethodwellness@boltpr.com.

Hart and Soul
7 p.m. Live music at Adele’s in the San Clemente Inn. Ron Levy on keyboard, Mark Isbell on saxophone, Bob Forte on drums and Jennifer Hart on vocals. A special tribute to Patty Manning will take place. Reservations are recommended. $5 cover charge.2600 Avenida Del Presidente, San Clemente Inn, 949.481.1222, www.adelesinthesanclementeinn.com.

‘Tom, Dick and Harry’
8 p.m. What happens when you’re trying to do right and everything goes wrong? Find out when the Cabrillo presents, “Tom, Dick and Harry.” This is a story of three brothers, two of which are trying to help the third, Tom, and his wife adopt a baby. In trying to help them make a good impression on the woman from the agency, a series of mishaps create a string of unbelievable farcical events that are a comedy lover’s dream. The play opens Friday, April 15, and runs through Sunday, May 8. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online. 202 Avenida Cabrillo, San Clemente, 949.492.0465, www.cabrilloplayhouse.org.

‘The Odd Couple’
8 p.m. The Camino Real Playhouse presents the classic Neil Simon comedy, The Odd Couple. The play opens as a group of guys assembles for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. Late to arrive is Felix Unger, who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds, Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean-freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together. Shows run through May 1 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $27. 31776 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, 949.489.8082, www.caminorealplayhouse.org.

Trevor McSpadden
8:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Live music at The Swallow’s Inn. 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188, www.swallowsinn.com.

Neon Nation
9 p.m. Live music at StillWater Spirits & Sounds, 24701 Del Prado Avenue, Dana Point, 949.661.6003, www.danapointstillwater.com.

Saturday, April 23

Doheny Wood
8 a.m.-3 p.m. Doheny Wood is an all-woodie car show at Doheny State Beach. More than 100 classic woodie wagons will be on display next to the picnic area.  Park admission is $15 and $14 for seniors.  The event is presented by the Southern California Woodie Club. 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.388.3278, www.socalwoodies.com.

Eco Garden Expo
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Local nonprofit Goin Native Therapeutic Gardens hosts its third annual garden expo at Los Rios Park in San Juan Capistrano on Saturday, April 23, and Sunday, April 24. The event features demonstration gardens, guest speakers, hands-on activities for children and more than 70 exhibitors offering fresh produce, plants, artisan crafts, jewelry and more. Admission is free. 31790 Paseo Adelanto, 949.606.6386, www.goinnative.net.

Dana Point Farmers Market
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Seasonal produce, flowers and much more at La Plaza Park each Saturday. 949.248.3500, www.danapoint.org.

Climate and Coastal Water Protection Forum and Workshop
9 a.m.-1 p.m. The Sierra Club Angeles Chapter hosts a free forum and participatory workshop on the changes in global weather patterns, climate shifts already affecting our coasts and a discussion on what lies ahead for coastal businesses, property owners, residents and cities. Guest speakers include Jere Lipps and Stefanie Sekick from Surfrider Foundation, professional engineer Robert Stein, Ray Heimstra of OC Coastkeepers, Mark Donovan of South Coast Water District, and Kimberly Serrano and Abby Reyes of the UCI Sustainability Initiative: FloodRISE Project. Norman P. Murray Community Center, 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo, 949.240.8224, www.angeles.sierraclub.org.

Explore Sacred Geometry through Modern Art
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Inspired by nature and physics, artist Drew Brophy’s “Exploring Sacred Geometry” series of paintings articulate a universal language of nature, mathematics and vibration. This special show celebrating Brophy’s 20 years of creating art in San Clemente, also runs Sunday, April 24. Drew Brophy Art Studio, 208 Calle de Los Molinos, 949.678.8133, www.drewbrophy.com/fineart.

Art Along the Coast
10 a.m.–6 p.m. Saturday, April 23, and 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Sunday, April 24, Journey along the coast for an intimate glimpse into homes, studios and creative work spaces of 12 Orange County professional fine artists. View new art not yet seen by the public as you drive at your own pace through Laguna Beach, Dana Point and San Clemente for this no-cost, self-guided tour. For more information, call 949.246.3380l or email paul@paulbondart.com, www.artalongthecoast.com.

Friends of the Headlands’ Whale of a Celebration
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Join the Friends of the Dana Point Headlands Conservation Area for free docent-led educational talks about the migration of gray whales past Dana Point. The event will also feature local marine mammal displays, a whale bone exhibit, puppet show for kids and actual whale observations. Dana Point Nature Interpretive Center, 34558 Scenic Drive, Dana Point, 949.248.3527, www.danapoint.org, www.friendsofthedanapointheadlands.org.

Painting and Vino
Noon-3 p.m. Sip wine while participating in a step-by-step painting class taught by a professional artist. All supplies provided. $45. Register online at www.paintingandvino.com. StillWater Spirits & Sounds, 24701 Del Prado Avenue, Dana Point, 949.661.6003, www.danapointstillwater.com.

Edible Organic Garden Design & Care

1 p.m.-4 p.m. Join The Ecology Center for a workshop that explores the ecological ways to design, create and maintain a thriving edible organic garden. All attendees will receive informational hand-outs to complement the subjects covered in the workshop, as well as a few free heirloom seeds and seedlings. $30 for members, $40 for non-members. The Ecology Center, 32701 Alipaz Street, San Juan Capistrano, 949.443.4223, www.theecologycenter.org.

Teen Time
2 p.m. Teens 12 to 17 enjoy a new activity every week. This week participate in timed challenges of strength, flexibility and silliness. No registration required. Dana Point Library, 33841 Niguel Road, Dana Point, 949.496.5517, www.ocpl.org.

SOCSA Presents ‘Gypsy’
7 p.m. The South Orange County School of the Arts drama department presents the musical, “Gypsy.” Performances run April 20-23 at 7 p.m. with a 1 p.m. matinee on April 24. Tickets are $12-$15, available online or at the door. Dana Hills High School, Porthole Theater, 33333 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.6666, www.socsarts.org.

‘The Odd Couple’
8 p.m. The Camino Real Playhouse presents the classic Neil Simon comedy, The Odd Couple. The play opens as a group of guys assembles for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. Late to arrive is Felix Unger, who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds, Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean-freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together. Shows run through May 1 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $27. 31776 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, 949.489.8082, www.caminorealplayhouse.org.

 

Sixth Annual Micro-Brew Festival

1 p.m.-5 p.m. Left Coast Brewing Co. celebrates its sixth annual Micro-Brew Festival at the brewery, with a VIP hour from noon to 1 p.m. Thousands of beer aficionados come to enjoy micro-brews from more than 15 Southern California breweries, as well as a special behind-the-scenes brewery tour of Left Coast during VIP hour, food trucks and live music. All proceeds will benefit the San Clemente Chamber of Commerce’s military welcome home events. Left Coast Brewing Company, 1245 Puerta Del Sol, San Clemente, 949.276.2699, www.leftcoastbrewing.com.

Chase Boyle
7:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Live music at Harpoon Henry’s, 34555 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.493.2933, www.windandsearestaurants.com/harpoonhenrys.

West Coast Strayz
9 p.m. Live music at StillWater Spirits & Sounds, 24701 Del Prado Avenue, Dana Point, 949.661.6003, www.danapointstillwater.com 


Sunday, April 24

Eco Garden Expo
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Local nonprofit Goin Native Therapeutic Gardens hosts its third annual garden expo at Los Rios Park in San Juan Capistrano on Saturday, April 23, and Sunday, April 24. The event features demonstration gardens, guest speakers, hands-on activities for children and more than 70 exhibitors offering fresh produce, plants, artisan crafts, jewelry and more. Admission is free. 31790 Paseo Adelanto, 949.606.6386, www.goinnative.net.

Explore Sacred Geometry through Modern Art

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Inspired by nature and physics, artist Drew Brophy’s “Exploring Sacred Geometry” series of paintings articulate a universal language of nature, mathematics and vibration. This special show celebrates Brophy’s 20 years of creating art in San Clemente. Drew Brophy Art Studio, 208 Calle de Los Molinos, 949.678.8133, www.drewbrophy.com/fineart.

Gypsy
1 p.m. The South Orange County School of the Arts drama department presents the musical, “Gypsy.” Tickets are $12-$15 available online or at the door. Dana Hills High School, Porthole Theater, 33333 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.6666, www.socsarts.org.

Joyfully Ringin’ in the Rain
4 p.m. The South County Community Handbell Choir performs its fifth annual benefit concert for Family Assistance Ministries. Event includes music by Heavy Metal Youth and Gloria Dei Lutheran. A free will offering will be collected with all proceeds going to FAM. St. Andrew’s by-the-Sea United Methodist Church, 2001 Calle Frontera, San Clemente, www.schandbell.org.

Ecology Center Community Table Dinner
5:30 p.m. The Ecology Center’s Community Table is a unique experience that’s part farm-to-table dinner and part education, where guests can enjoy delicious local food and meet the rancher/farmer and chef who are responsible for making the meal. Chef Kerri Cacciata, Chef-in-Residence of The Ecology Center, will discuss pollinators and their important role in a healthy food system, and resident beekeeper Anna Maria Desipris will share ideas and solutions to helping create habitats for all kinds of helpful pollinators. Tickets are $115 for members, $125 for non-members, and can be purchased at www.theecologycenter.org. The Ecology Center, 32701 Alipaz Street, San Juan Capistrano, 949.443.4223.

‘The Odd Couple’
8 p.m. The Camino Real Playhouse presents the classic Neil Simon comedy, The Odd Couple. The play opens as a group of guys assembles for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. Late to arrive is Felix Unger, who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds, Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean-freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together. Shows run through May 1 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $27. 31776 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, 949.489.8082, www.caminorealplayhouse.org.

Crimson Crowbar
4 p.m. Live music at StillWater Spirits & Sounds, 24701 Del Prado Avenue, Dana Point, 949.661.6003, www.danapointstillwater.com.

Orange County Wine Cruise
5:30 p.m-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.
 
Monday, April 25

Tea Time Book Club
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Tea and book chats held on the fourth Monday of the month. Bring your favorite cup for tea. Call the library for a list of featured titles. No registration required. Dana Point Library, 33841 Niguel Road, Dana Point, 949.496.5517, www.ocpl.org.

Art Walk at the Mission
2 p.m. In recognition of National Preservation Week, Mission San Juan Capistrano is offering art walks April 25-30 at 2 p.m. each day. The Art Walk will be a docent-guided 45-minute tour during which visitors will learn about the collection of rare paintings related to the Mission’s history, dating back to the 1700s. The first walk on April 25 is free with paid admission. Walks April 26-30 cost $3 for adults and $2 for children in addition to paid admission. Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1300, www.missionsjc.com.

Homework Help at the DP Library
3:30 p.m.-5 p.m. Free homework assistance for kindergarten through eighth-grade students by high school volunteers. Mondays and Wednesdays through June 1. Dana Point Library, 33841 Niguel Road, Dana Point, 949.496.5517, www.ocpl.org.

Saddleback Jazz Lab w/ Craig Cammell
7:30 p.m. Jazz Studies at Saddleback College presents alto saxophonist/composer Craig Cammell with the Saddleback College jazz lab in the McKinney Theatre. Cammell is the first alumni of the lab band to be featured as a guest artist with the jazz lab ensemble. Tickets are $10 general admission, $7 for seniors and students (presale only). 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, 949.582.4656, www.saddleback.edu/arts.

Bridge at 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.

Capt. Dave’s Whale Watching
Times vary. Trips available every day of the week. Get up close to marine life aboard a Captain Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari trip. Prices vary depending on the vessel. Call for more information. 24440 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.488.2828, www.dolphinsafari.com.

Tuesday, April 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.

Special Music Storytime
10:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Interactive stories, songs and activities for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, accompanied by a parent or guardian. Miss Brooke and the library present  Music Together’s award-winning sing-along storybooks. A new book will be introduced each week. No pre-registration required. Dana Point Library, 33841 Niguel Road, Dana Point, 949.496.5517, www.ocpl.org.

Art Walk at the Mission
2 p.m. In recognition of National Preservation Week, Mission San Juan Capistrano is offering art walks April 25-30 at 2 p.m. each day. The Art Walk will be a docent-guided 45-minute tour during which visitors will learn about the collection of rare paintings related to the Mission’s history, dating back to the 1700s. Walks cost $3 for adults and $2 for children in addition to paid admission. Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1300, www.missionsjc.com.

Taco Tuesdays at Sunsets
4 p.m. Tacos for $2 and $3, margaritas and tequila for $5 and $4 Mexican beers and a DJ starting at 7 p.m. Sunsets Bar & Grill Capo Beach, 34700 Pacific Coast Highway, Capistrano Beach, 949.276.8880, www.sunsetsbar.com.

Open Mic Night
6 p.m.-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.

Dana Harbor Toastmasters
7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Fine tune your public speaking skills each Tuesday at the Capistrano Beach Church, 26975 Domingo Avenue, Capistrano Beach, 949.492.7181, 1707.toastmastersclubs.org.

South Orange County Toastmasters Meeting
7 p.m.-8:40 p.m. Practice becoming a more confident communicator on Tuesdays at Dana Point Community House, 24642 San Juan Avenue, Dana Point, 949.429.1794, 3944816.toastmastersclubs.org,

Wednesday, April 27

Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary Club
7 a.m.–8:30 a.m. Join members of the volunteer-centered club for breakfast and a meeting each Wednesday at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa, 25135 Park Lantern, Dana Point, www.monarchbeachrotary.com.

Art Walk at the Mission
2 p.m. In recognition of National Preservation Week, Mission San Juan Capistrano is offering art walks April 25-30 at 2 p.m. each day. The Art Walk will be a docent-guided 45-minute tour during which visitors will learn about the collection of rare paintings related to the Mission’s history, dating back to the 1700s. Walks cost $3 for adults and $2 for children in addition to paid admission. Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1300, www.missionsjc.com.

Downtown SJC Farmers Market
3 p.m.-7 p.m. Fresh flowers, produce and specialty foods from around 40 vendors in downtown San Juan Capistrano, on the corner of Camino Capistrano and Yorba Street. Occurs every Wednesday. www.farmersmarketsjc.com.

Homework Help at the DP Library
3:30 p.m.-5 p.m. Free homework assistance for kindergarten through eighth-grade students by high school volunteers. Mondays and Wednesdays through June 1. Dana Point Library, 33841 Niguel Road, Dana Point, 949.496.5517, www.ocpl.org.

Women Rock
7 p.m. Live music at StillWater Spirits & Sounds, 24701 Del Prado Avenue, Dana Point, 949.661.6003, www.danapointstillwater.com 

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, April 28

Art Walk at the Mission
2 p.m. In recognition of National Preservation Week, Mission San Juan Capistrano is offering art walks April 25-30 at 2 p.m. each day. The Art Walk will be a docent-guided 45-minute tour during which visitors will learn about the collection of rare paintings related to the Mission’s history, dating back to the 1700s. Walks cost $3 for adults and $2 for children in addition to paid admission. Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1300, www.missionsjc.com.

Sessions at StillWater
7 p.m. Talented musicians from around the world perform together. Where else can you see local musicians on stage with members of Pink Floyd? StillWater Spirits & Sounds, 24701 Del Prado Avenue, Dana Point, 949.661.6003, www.danapointstillwater.com.

‘The Odd Couple’
8 p.m. The Camino Real Playhouse presents the classic Neil Simon comedy, The Odd Couple. The play opens as a group of guys assembles for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. Late to arrive is Felix Unger, who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds, Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean-freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together. Shows run through May 1 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $27. 31776 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, 949.489.8082, www.caminorealplayhouse.org.

Friday, April 29

Art Walk at the Mission
2 p.m. In recognition of National Preservation Week, Mission San Juan Capistrano is offering art walks April 25-30 at 2 p.m. each day. The Art Walk will be a docent-guided 45-minute tour during which visitors will learn about the collection of rare paintings related to the Mission’s history, dating back to the 1700s. Walks cost $3 for adults and $2 for children in addition to paid admission. Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1300, www.missionsjc.com.

Orange County Wine Cruise
5:30 p.m-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.

‘A Night of Chekhov’
7:30 p.m. The Saddleback College Department of Theatre Arts presents A Night of Chekhov April 29-May 7 in the Studio Theatre. Directed by Olivia Trevino, audiences will enjoy six of the Russian playwright’s hysterical farces. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m. April 29-30 and May 3-7, with a 2:30 p.m. show on May 1. Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 seniors, $10 students. 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, 949.582.4656, www.saddleback.edu/arts.

Saddleback Big Band
7:30 p.m. The Saddleback College Big Band hits the McKinney Theatre stage with an eclectic program of student compositions and world premieres. Tickets are $10 general admission or $7 for students and seniors (presale only). 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, 949.582.4656, www.saddleback.edu/arts.

Wayback Brothers
7:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Live music at Harpoon Henry’s, 34555 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.493.2933, www.windandsearestaurants.com/harpoonhenrys.

‘The Odd Couple’
8 p.m. The Camino Real Playhouse presents the classic Neil Simon comedy, The Odd Couple. The play opens as a group of guys assembles for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. Late to arrive is Felix Unger, who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds, Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean-freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together. Shows run through May 1 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $27. 31776 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, 949.489.8082, www.caminorealplayhouse.org.

Reflexx
9 p.m. Live music at StillWater Spirits & Sounds, 24701 Del Prado Avenue, Dana Point, 949.661.6003, www.danapointstillwater.com.
 
Saturday, April 30

Dana Point Grand Prix Sport & Family Festival
8 a.m.-6 p.m. This year’s 10th annual Grand Prix of Cycling has been expanded to two days (April 30-May 1) and will include a 1K run/walk, 5K run, live music, the “Light Up the Lantern  Del Prado Bike Fun Ride of Lights,” Kids Zone and an expanded Expo Village along with amateur and professional cycling races. Registration fees required for 5K, 1K and cycling races. Dana Point Lantern District, on Del Prado Avenue and in the Santa Clara neighborhood, 949.248.3597, www.danapointgrandprix.com.

Dana Point Farmers Market
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Seasonal produce, flowers and much more at La Plaza Park each Saturday. 949.248.3500, www.danapoint.org.

Donuts with Grownups
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Kids, bring your grownups and enjoy some donuts. Dana Point Library, 33841 Niguel Road, Dana Point, 949.496.5517, www.ocpl.org.

Easter Seals DreamMakers Event
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Easter Seals DreamMakers host their 12th annual fundraising event with Schezuan and Mandarin cuisine catered by Panda Express, live music by Acoustic for a Change and silent and live auctions featuring items such as artwork, restaurant gift certificates, golf and spa packages, chef supplies, beauty baskets, children’s items and more. The event benefits Easter Seals Southern California. The community is invited and admission is free. OC Sailing & Event Center, Dana Cove Room, 34451 Ensenada Place, Dana Point Harbor, 949.584.1117, event@esscdreammakers.com.

John Mazza Collection: New Exhibit Opens at SHACC
11 a.m. This historic surfboard exhibit, “Treasures,” will feature surfboards from the personal collection of John Mazza, surfing aficionado and local Malibu resident. The boards represent the evolution of surfing and surfboard technology in the 20th century with examples ranging from the 1910s to the 1980s. Many of Mazza’s surfboards are a part of Pepperdine University Special Collections and University Archives’ Malibu Historical Collection. 110 Calle Iglesia, Surfing Heritage and Culture Center, San Clemente, 949.388.0313, www.surfingheritage.org.


Painting and Vino
Noon-3 p.m. Sip wine while participating in a step-by-step painting class taught by a professional artist. All supplies provided. $45. Register online at www.paintingandvino.com. StillWater Spirits & Sounds, 24701 Del Prado Avenue, Dana Point, 949.661.6003, www.danapointstillwater.com.

Organic Soil & Composting Methods

1 p.m.-3 p.m. Join The Ecology Center for a workshop that explores how you can apply ecological principles and compost to ensure the health of your garden’s soil. All attendees will receive informational hand-outs to complement the subjects covered in the workshop, as well as a few samples of different compost from The Ecology Center. $30 for members, $40 for non-members. The Ecology Center, 32701 Alipaz Street, San Juan Capistrano, 949.443.4223, www.theecologycenter.org.

Art Walk at the Mission
2 p.m. In recognition of National Preservation Week, Mission San Juan Capistrano is offering art walks April 25-30 at 2 p.m. each day. The Art Walk will be a docent-guided 45-minute tour during which visitors will learn about the collection of rare paintings related to the Mission’s history, dating back to the 1700s. Walks cost $3 for adults and $2 for children in addition to paid admission. Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1300, www.missionsjc.com.

Comedy Night and Open House at Aventura
7 p.m.-11 p.m. Aventura Sailing Association presents an evening of entertainment headlined comedian Joey Kola and hosted by Joey Bielaska. Doors open at 7 p.m. for an open house event where guests can meet Aventura members and learn about the club’s sailing classes, charters and member social activities. Tickets are $25 and include two house drinks. A light hors d’oeuvre menu will be available. Seating is limited. Make a reservation and pay online. Aventura Sailing Association, 24707 Dana Drive, Dana Point Harbor, 949.493.9493, www.aventurasailing.com/events.

‘A Night of Chekhov’
7:30 p.m. The Saddleback College Department of Theatre Arts presents A Night of Chekhov April 29-May 7 in the Studio Theatre. Directed by Olivia Trevino, audiences will enjoy six of the Russian playwright’s hysterical farces. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m. on April 30 and May 3-7, with a 2:30 p.m. show on May 1. Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 seniors, $10 students. 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, 949.582.4656, www.saddleback.edu/arts.

Clif Miller
7:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Live music at Harpoon Henry’s, 34555 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.493.2933, www.windandsearestaurants.com/harpoonhenrys.

‘The Odd Couple’
8 p.m. The Camino Real Playhouse presents the classic Neil Simon comedy, The Odd Couple. The play opens as a group of guys assembles for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. Late to arrive is Felix Unger, who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds, Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean-freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together. Shows run through May 1 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $27. 31776 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, 949.489.8082, www.caminorealplayhouse.org.

Tijuana Dogs
9 p.m. Live music at StillWater Spirits & Sounds, 24701 Del Prado Avenue, Dana Point, 949.661.6003, www.danapointstillwater.com 

Sunday, May 1

Dana Point Grand Prix Sport & Family Festival
8 a.m.-6 p.m. This year’s 10th annual Grand Prix of Cycling has been expanded to two days (April 30-May 1) and will include a 1K run/walk, 5K run, live music, the “Light Up the Lantern  Del Prado Bike Fun Ride of Lights,” Kids Zone and an expanded Expo Village along with amateur and professional cycling races. Registration fees required for 5K, 1K and cycling races. Dana Point Lantern District, on Del Prado Avenue and in the Santa Clara neighborhood, 949.248.3597, www.danapointgrandprix.com.

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Noon-4 p.m. San Clemente’s 26th annual Cinco de Mayo event at Max Berg Plaza Park features live entertainment performed by Mariachi Zacateca, Family Style and Grupo Dilema. The celebration also includes authentic Mexican fare, a beer garden, children’s activities and games. 1100 Calle Puente, 949.361.8264, www.san-clemente.org.

‘A Night of Chekhov’
2:30 p.m. The Saddleback College Department of Theatre Arts presents A Night of Chekhov April 29-May 7 in the Studio Theatre. Directed by Olivia Trevino, audiences will enjoy six of the Russian playwright’s hysterical farces. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m. May 3-7, with a 2:30 p.m. show on May 1. Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 seniors, $10 students. 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, 949.582.4656, www.saddleback.edu/arts.

Piano Quartet at Saddleback College
7:30 p.m. Reflections of the Ocean Classical Keyboard Series presents piano professor Pennie Foster and her quartet, Sodalis, in the McKinney Theatre. Arrangements by Sodalis include pieces from Bach and Mozart to Joplin. Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 for seniors (presale only), or $10 for students (presale only). 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, 949.582.4656, www.saddleback.edu/arts.

‘The Odd Couple’
8 p.m. The Camino Real Playhouse presents the classic Neil Simon comedy, The Odd Couple. The play opens as a group of guys assembles for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. Late to arrive is Felix Unger, who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds, Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean-freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together. Shows run through May 1 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $27. 31776 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, 949.489.8082, www.caminorealplayhouse.org.

Orange County Wine Cruise
5:30 p.m-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.

Monday, May 2

Trail Clearing and Weeding

7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Volunteer with The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo to help keep the trails clean and clear weeds. Bring work gloves if you have them. Drinks and snacks provided. Ages 10 and up. The Richard and Donna O’Neil Conservancy, call for directions, 949.489.9778, www.rmvreserve.org.

Capt. Dave’s Whale Watching
Times vary. Trips available every day of the week. Get up close to marine life aboard a Captain Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari trip. Prices vary depending on the vessel. Call for more information. 24440 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.488.2828, www.dolphinsafari.com.

Tuesday, May 3

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.

Taco Tuesdays at Sunsets
4 p.m. Tacos for $2 and $3, margaritas and tequila for $5 and $4 Mexican beers and a DJ starting at 7 p.m. Sunsets Bar & Grill Capo Beach, 34700 Pacific Coast Highway, Capistrano Beach, 949.276.8880, www.sunsetsbar.com.

Open Mic Night
6 p.m.-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.

Dana Harbor Toastmasters
7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Fine tune your public speaking skills each Tuesday at the Capistrano Beach Church, 26975 Domingo Avenue, Capistrano Beach, 949.492.7181, 1707.toastmastersclubs.org.

South Orange County Toastmasters Meeting
7 p.m.-8:40 p.m. Practice becoming a more confident communicator on Tuesdays at Dana Point Community House, 24642 San Juan Avenue, Dana Point, 949.429.1794, 3944816.toastmastersclubs.org,

‘A Night of Chekhov’
7:30 p.m. The Saddleback College Department of Theatre Arts presents A Night of Chekhov April 29-May 7 in the Studio Theatre. Directed by Olivia Trevino, audiences will enjoy six of the Russian playwright’s hysterical farces. Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 seniors, $10 students. 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, 949.582.4656, www.saddleback.edu/arts.

Wednesday, May 4

Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary Club
7 a.m.–8:30 a.m. Join members of the volunteer-centered club for breakfast and a meeting each Wednesday at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa, 25135 Park Lantern, Dana Point, www.monarchbeachrotary.com.

Downtown SJC Farmers Market
3 p.m.-7 p.m. Fresh flowers, produce and specialty foods from around 40 vendors in downtown San Juan Capistrano, on the corner of Camino Capistrano and Yorba Street. Occurs every Wednesday. www.farmersmarketsjc.com.

‘A Night of Chekhov’
7:30 p.m. The Saddleback College Department of Theatre Arts presents A Night of Chekhov April 29-May 7 in the Studio Theatre. Directed by Olivia Trevino, audiences will enjoy six of the Russian playwright’s hysterical farces. Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 seniors, $10 students. 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, 949.582.4656, www.saddleback.edu/arts.

Thursday, May 5

Sessions at StillWater
7 p.m. Talented musicians from around the world perform together. Where else can you see local musicians on stage with members of Pink Floyd? StillWater Spirits & Sounds, 24701 Del Prado Avenue, Dana Point, 949.661.6003, www.danapointstillwater.com.

‘A Night of Chekhov’
7:30 p.m. The Saddleback College Department of Theatre Arts presents A Night of Chekhov April 29-May 7 in the Studio Theatre. Directed by Olivia Trevino, audiences will enjoy six of the Russian playwright’s hysterical farces. Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 seniors, $10 students. 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, 949.582.4656, www.saddleback.edu/arts.

Friday, May 6

Fun and Fabulous Mother’s Day Luncheon & Fashion Show
10 a.m. The Catholic Charities Auxiliary Chapters 4 & 5 are hosting a Mother’s Day luncheon and fashion show at El Adobe de Capistrano featuring fashions by Chico’s, free champagne, a silent auction, pre-loved jewelry and vintage purses for sale. Social hour runs from 10 a.m. to noon, followed by the luncheon. $41 for CCA members, $46 for non-members. For more information or to reserve a seat, call 949.488.3872. El Adobe de Capistrano, 31891 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano.

Orange County Wine Cruise
5:30 p.m-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.

First Friday Film
7 p.m.-9 p.m. The San Juan Capistrano Friends of the Library presents a monthly movie night, featuring Miss You Already, starring Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette. A $2 donation supports the library. La Sala Auditorium, San Juan Capistrano Library, 31495-A El Camino Real, 949.493.1752, www.ocpl.org/libloc/sjc.

‘A Night of Chekhov’
7:30 p.m. The Saddleback College Department of Theatre Arts presents A Night of Chekhov April 29-May 7 in the Studio Theatre. Directed by Olivia Trevino, audiences will enjoy six of the Russian playwright’s hysterical farces. Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 seniors, $10 students. 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, 949.582.4656, www.saddleback.edu/arts.

Saddleback Wind Ensemble: Echoes of an Era
7:30 p.m. The Saddleback College Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Maestro Yorgos Kouritas, presents a full spectrum of wind ensemble music, including Echoes of an Era by The Beatles. Tickets are $10 general admission or $7 for students/seniors (presale only). McKinney Theatre, Saddleback College, 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, 949.582.4656, www.saddleback.edu/arts.

Saturday, May 7

Dana Point Farmers Market and Craft Fair
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Seasonal produce, flowers and much more at La Plaza Park each Saturday. On the first Saturday of the month, hours are extended to include a craft fair. 949.248.3500, www.danapoint.org.

Ocean Friendly Gardens Event
9 a.m.-noon. Surfrider Foundation South OC Chapter and Capo Cares host a free, all-ages event. Talk titles include “Ocean Friendly Gardens and Our Micro Climate,” “Everything You Wanted to Know About Monarch Butterflies” and “Learn How to Grow Food with Almost No Water.” A succulent swap will also be held. Bring succulent clippings to trade or donate with neighbors. Christ Lutheran Church, 33522 Camino Capistrano, San Clemente. RSVP to capocares@gmail.com.

SJC Historical Society Fiesta Day

10 a.m.-2 p.m. In honor of National Preservation Week, the San Juan Capistrano Historical Society is hosting the third annual Fiesta Day, where visitors can walk along historic Los Rios Street—the oldest residential neighborhood in California—and see what life in the Capistrano Valley was like in the 19th and 20th centuries. Many of the homes will be open to the public, providing a rare glimpse inside the architectural treasures. Docents will also be on hand to recount some of the fascinating stories of the area’s early years. The Historical Society, located in the O’Neill Museum, will host exhibits, demonstrations, crafts, games, piñatas and more. Admission is free; donations are welcome to help continue preservations efforts. San Juan Capistrano Historic Society, O’Neill Museum, 31831 Los Rios Street, 949.493.8444, www.sjchistoricalsociety.com.

Elegant and Enchanting Garden Tour
10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Rose Society of Saddleback Mountain presents their 25th Elegant and Enchanting Garden Tour. The theme for this year’s tour is “California Gardens/California Dreamin’” and features four unique and innovative private gardens—two in San Juan Capistrano and two in San Clemente. Proceeds provide scholarships for college students studying horticulture. To date, the event has provided more than $50,000 in scholarships. Advance tickets are $25 and may be purchased at www.rosesrosesroses.org or 949.837.2141. Advance tickets may also be purchased at Dana Point Nursery, 34100 Pacific Coast Highway in Dana Point. A complimentary $10 gift certificate will be included with each ticket purchased at the nursery. On the day of tour, tickets may also be purchased for $30 at 3 Maracay in San Clemente, one of the featured homes.

Family Film Feature
10 a.m.-noon. The San Juan Capistrano Friends of the Library presents a family-friendly matinee film the first Saturday of the month. This month features Norm of the North. Free admission and popcorn. La Sala Auditorium, San Juan Capistrano Library, 31495-A El Camino Real, 949.493.1752, www.ocpl.org/libloc/sjc.

Sixth Annual Kentucky Derby Hat Party

1 p.m. The San Juan Capistrano Equestrian Coalition and the Regency Theater present the sixth annual Kentucky Derby Hat Party. The event includes hat judging at 2:30 p.m., a parade of horses at 3 p.m. and a 3:15 live screening of the Run for the Roses. A special screening of the film The Black Stallion will follow the race. Doors open at 1 p.m. for the pre-race party. A special derby menu will be served at Rick’s Café. Tickets are $20 before May 7 or $25 day of the event, and can be purchased at the Regency Theater or online at www.regencymovies.com. For more information, visit www.sjcec.org.

Backyard Beekeeping

1 p.m.-3 p.m. Join The Ecology Center for a workshop that explores the lifecycle of honeybees, their importance to the environment’s health and the equipment and skills needed to start beekeeping at home. All attendees will receive informational hand-outs to complement the subjects covered in the workshop. A few samples of honey will be available to taste from The Ecology Center’s network of all-natural beekeepers. $30 for members, $40 for non-members. The Ecology Center, 32701 Alipaz Street, San Juan Capistrano, 949.443.4223, www.theecologycenter.org.

Dana Point Symphony
7:30 p.m. The Dana Point Symphony Orchestra presents event No. 3 of its four-concert 2016 season with conductor Dean Anderson and featuring Regulo Martinez on piano. Program includes Elgar, “String Serenade,” Mozart, “Piano Concerto d minor” and Mozart, “Symphony 40 K 550.” Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students, seniors and military. Buy tickets online or at the door on a first come, first served basis. St. Edward’s Church, 33926 Calle La Primavera, Dana Point, www.danapointsymphony.com.

‘A Night of Chekhov’
7:30 p.m. The Saddleback College Department of Theatre Arts presents the final performance of A Night of Chekhov in the Studio Theatre. Directed by Olivia Trevino, audiences will enjoy six of the Russian playwright’s hysterical farces. Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 seniors, $10 students. 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, 949.582.4656, www.saddleback.edu/arts.

Sunday, May 8

Mother’s Day Walk

8 a.m.-10 a.m. Join The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo for a fun discovery walk down Gato Road to visit the Sister and Mother Oaks and celebrate the beauty of spring’s revival in the great outdoors. Ages 8 and up. $10 for adults, $5 for children. Talega Trail in San Clemente (The Richard and Donna O’Neil Conservancy), call for directions, 949.489.9778, www.rmvreserve.org.

Orange County Wine Cruise
5:30 p.m-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.

Monday, May 9

Capt. Dave’s Whale Watching
Times vary. Trips available every day of the week. Get up close to marine life aboard a Captain Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari trip. Prices vary depending on the vessel. Call for more information. 24440 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.488.2828, www.dolphinsafari.com.

Tuesday, May 10

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.

Taco Tuesdays at Sunsets
4 p.m. Tacos for $2 and $3, margaritas and tequila for $5 and $4 Mexican beers and a DJ starting at 7 p.m. Sunsets Bar & Grill Capo Beach, 34700 Pacific Coast Highway, Capistrano Beach, 949.276.8880, www.sunsetsbar.com.

Open Mic Night
6 p.m.-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, May 11

Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary Club
7 a.m.–8:30 a.m. Join members of the volunteer-centered club for breakfast and a meeting each Wednesday at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa, 25135 Park Lantern, Dana Point, www.monarchbeachrotary.com.

Downtown SJC Farmers Market
3 p.m.-7 p.m. Fresh flowers, produce and specialty foods from around 40 vendors in downtown San Juan Capistrano, on the corner of Camino Capistrano and Yorba Street. Occurs every Wednesday. www.farmersmarketsjc.com.

Thursday, May 12

San Juan Chamber Networking Mixer
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of networking at Imperio Nissan. The chamber’s monthly mixer features food from local San Juan restaurants. Chamber members $15, potential members $25. RSVP to info@sanjuanchamber.com or call 949.493.4700. 33633 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano.

Sessions at StillWater
7 p.m. Talented musicians from around the world perform together. Where else can you see local musicians on stage with members of Pink Floyd? StillWater Spirits & Sounds, 24701 Del Prado Avenue, Dana Point, 949.661.6003, www.danapointstillwater.com.

Friday, May 13

Orange County Wine Cruise
5:30 p.m-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.

 

Open Mic

7:30 p.m. Open mic night for anyone wanting to perform or enjoy live, local music. People can play solo or with a live band. Email coamusicarts@gmail.com for more information or if interested in participating. Community Outreach Alliance, Talega Life Church, 1050 Calle Negocio, San Clemente, 949.388.0114, www.communityoutreachalliance.com

Saturday, May 14

Dana Point Farmers Market
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Seasonal produce, flowers and much more at La Plaza Park each Saturday. 949.248.3500, www.danapoint.org.

Paws in the Garden
10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Ark of San Juan Companion Animal Rescue presents their eighth annual tour of local gardens to help fund their ongoing mission of saving lost and abandoned pets. This year’s tour includes “A Garden for Wildlife,” with golf course views and paths connecting garden “rooms” created for butterflies and birds, “The Pink Cottage,” a 1937 charmer featured in many magazines, and a tour favorite known as “Folie Gep House,” with surprises around every corner, including the Doheny family’s 1929 cottage, which is now a guesthouse. Tickets are $25 and may be ordered online or by mail. For more information, call 949.388.0034, email info@arkofsanjuan.org or visit www.arkofsanjuan.org.

Battle of the Mariachis
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Mission San Juan Capistrano hosts the 12th annual Battle of the Mariachis, featuring live performances by Southern California mariachi groups competing for cash prizes before a panel of judges. Tickets are $15. 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1315, www.missionsjc.com.


Sunday, May 15

Orange County Wine Cruise
5:30 p.m-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.

Monday, May 16

Capt. Dave’s Whale Watching
Times vary. Trips available every day of the week. Get up close to marine life aboard a Captain Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari trip. Prices vary depending on the vessel. Call for more information. 24440 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.488.2828, www.dolphinsafari.com.

Tuesday, May 17

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.

Taco Tuesdays at Sunsets
4 p.m. Tacos for $2 and $3, margaritas and tequila for $5 and $4 Mexican beers and a DJ starting at 7 p.m. Sunsets Bar & Grill Capo Beach, 34700 Pacific Coast Highway, Capistrano Beach, 949.276.8880, www.sunsetsbar.com.

Open Mic Night
6 p.m.-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, May 18

Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary Club
7 a.m.–8:30 a.m. Join members of the volunteer-centered club for breakfast and a meeting each Wednesday at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa, 25135 Park Lantern, Dana Point, www.monarchbeachrotary.com.

Downtown SJC Farmers Market
3 p.m.-7 p.m. Fresh flowers, produce and specialty foods from around 40 vendors in downtown San Juan Capistrano, on the corner of Camino Capistrano and Yorba Street. Occurs every Wednesday. www.farmersmarketsjc.com.

Thursday, May 19

Sessions at StillWater
7 p.m. Talented musicians from around the world perform together. Where else can you see local musicians on stage with members of Pink Floyd? StillWater Spirits & Sounds, 24701 Del Prado Avenue, Dana Point, 949.661.6003, www.danapointstillwater.com.

Friday, May 20

Saturday, May 21

Dana Point Farmers Market
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Seasonal produce, flowers and much more at La Plaza Park each Saturday. 949.248.3500, www.danapoint.org.

La Dolce Vita
5 p.m.-8 p.m. The artists of The Cove Gallery host their annual spring premier event with works by 13 artists, music, wine and hors d’oeuvres. The event is free and open to the public. The Cove Gallery, 1492 South Coast Highway, Suite B, Laguna Beach, 949.494.1878, www.covegallerylaguna.com.

Sunday, May 22
Monday, May 23
Tuesday, May 24
Wednesday, May 25

Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary Club
7 a.m.–8:30 a.m. Join members of the volunteer-centered club for breakfast and a meeting each Wednesday at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa, 25135 Park Lantern, Dana Point, www.monarchbeachrotary.com.

Downtown SJC Farmers Market
3 p.m.-7 p.m. Fresh flowers, produce and specialty foods from around 40 vendors in downtown San Juan Capistrano, on the corner of Camino Capistrano and Yorba Street. Occurs every Wednesday. www.farmersmarketsjc.com.

Thursday, May 26

Sessions at StillWater
7 p.m. Talented musicians from around the world perform together. Where else can you see local musicians on stage with members of Pink Floyd? StillWater Spirits & Sounds, 24701 Del Prado Avenue, Dana Point, 949.661.6003, www.danapointstillwater.com.

Friday, May 27

Saturday, May 28

Dana Point Farmers Market
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Seasonal produce, flowers and much more at La Plaza Park each Saturday. 949.248.3500, www.danapoint.org.

Sunday, May 29
Monday, May 30
Tuesday, May 31

Wednesday, June 1

Joy of Living Bible Study
9:15 a.m.-11 a.m. Women of all ages are invited to this interdenominational group that meets Wednesdays through June 1. A start-up fee of $30 is requested. Free child care is provided. The study includes worship, discussion groups, inspirational talks and monthly luncheons. Talega Life Church, 1040 Calle Negocio, San Clemente, 949.493.1980.

Downtown SJC Farmers Market
3 p.m.-7 p.m. Fresh flowers, produce and specialty foods from around 40 vendors in downtown San Juan Capistrano, on the corner of Camino Capistrano and Yorba Street. Occurs every Wednesday. www.farmersmarketsjc.com.

Saturday, June 11

Dana Point Farmers Market and Craft Fair
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Seasonal produce, flowers and much more at La Plaza Park each Saturday. On the first Saturday of the month, hours are extended to include a craft fair. 949.248.3500, www.danapoint.org.

Dana Point Symphony
7:30 p.m. The Dana Point Symphony Orchestra presents the final event of its four-concert 2016 season with conductor Dean Anderson and featuring Zach Dellinger on viola. Program includes Strauss, “Till Eulenspiegel,” Bruch, “Romance for Viola and Orchestra” and Beethoven, “Eroica.” Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students, seniors and military. Buy tickets online or at the door on a first come, first served basis. St. Edward’s Church, 33926 Calle La Primavera, Dana Point, www.danapointsymphony.com.

Sunday, June 12
Monday, June 13
Tuesday, June 14
Wednesday, June 15

Downtown SJC Farmers Market
3 p.m.-7 p.m. Fresh flowers, produce and specialty foods from around 40 vendors in downtown San Juan Capistrano, on the corner of Camino Capistrano and Yorba Street. Occurs every Wednesday. www.farmersmarketsjc.com.

Thursday, June 16
Friday, June 17

Saturday, June 18

Dana Point Farmers Market
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Seasonal produce, flowers and much more at La Plaza Park each Saturday. 949.248.3500, www.danapoint.org.

Sunday, June 19
Monday, June 20
Tuesday, June 21
Wednesday, June 22

Downtown SJC Farmers Market
3 p.m.-7 p.m. Fresh flowers, produce and specialty foods from around 40 vendors in downtown San Juan Capistrano, on the corner of Camino Capistrano and Yorba Street. Occurs every Wednesday. www.farmersmarketsjc.com.

Thursday, June 23
Friday, June 24

Saturday, June 25

Dana Point Farmers Market
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Seasonal produce, flowers and much more at La Plaza Park each Saturday. 949.248.3500, www.danapoint.org.

Sunday, June 26
Monday, June 27
Tuesday, June 28
Wednesday, June 29

Downtown SJC Farmers Market
3 p.m.-7 p.m. Fresh flowers, produce and specialty foods from around 40 vendors in downtown San Juan Capistrano, on the corner of Camino Capistrano and Yorba Street. Occurs every Wednesday. www.farmersmarketsjc.com.

Thursday, June 30

Friday, July 1
Saturday, July 2

Dana Point Farmers Market and Craft Fair
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Seasonal produce, flowers and much more at La Plaza Park each Saturday. On the first Saturday of the month, hours are extended to include a craft fair. 949.248.3500, www.danapoint.org.

Sunday, July 3
Monday, July 4
Tuesday, July 5
Wednesday, July 6

Downtown SJC Farmers Market
3 p.m.-7 p.m. Fresh flowers, produce and specialty foods from around 40 vendors in downtown San Juan Capistrano, on the corner of Camino Capistrano and Yorba Street. Occurs every Wednesday. www.farmersmarketsjc.com.

Thursday, July 7
Friday, July 8

Saturday, July 9

Dana Point Farmers Market
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Seasonal produce, flowers and much more at La Plaza Park each Saturday. 949.248.3500, www.danapoint.org.

Sunday, July 10
Monday, July 11
Tuesday, July 12
Wednesday, July 13

Downtown SJC Farmers Market
3 p.m.-7 p.m. Fresh flowers, produce and specialty foods from around 40 vendors in downtown San Juan Capistrano, on the corner of Camino Capistrano and Yorba Street. Occurs every Wednesday. www.farmersmarketsjc.com.

Thursday, July 14

Friday, July 15

Styx
8:15 p.m. Styx plays live at the OC Fair. Tickets start at $25. All reserved seats include OC Fair admission. Pacific Amphitheater, OC Fair & Event Center, 100 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, www.ocfair.com.

Saturday, July 16

Dana Point Farmers Market
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Seasonal produce, flowers and much more at La Plaza Park each Saturday. 949.248.3500, www.danapoint.org.

Boston
8:15 p.m. Boston 40th Anniversary Tour. Tickets start at $40 and include admission to the Orange County Fair. Pacific Amphitheater, OC Fair & Event Center, 100 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, www.ocfair.com.

Sunday, July 17

The Psychedelic Furs
7 p.m. The Psychedelic Furs, The Church and The Fixx play the Orange County Fair with host DJ Richard Blade. Tickets start at $20.25 including fair admission. Pacific Amphitheater, OC Fair & Event Center, 100 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, www.ocfair.com.

Monday, July 18
Tuesday, July 19
Wednesday, July 20

Downtown SJC Farmers Market
3 p.m.-7 p.m. Fresh flowers, produce and specialty foods from around 40 vendors in downtown San Juan Capistrano, on the corner of Camino Capistrano and Yorba Street. Occurs every Wednesday. www.farmersmarketsjc.com.

Thursday, July 21
Friday, July 22

Phillip Phillips and Matt Nathanson
7 p.m. Phillip Phillips and Matt Nathanson with special guests A Great Big World at the Orange County Fair. Tickets start at $27.50 including fair admission. Pacific Amphitheater, OC Fair & Event Center, 100 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, www.ocfair.com.

Saturday, July 23

Dana Point Farmers Market
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Seasonal produce, flowers and much more at La Plaza Park each Saturday. 949.248.3500, www.danapoint.org.

Sunday, July 24
Monday, July 25
Tuesday, July 26
Wednesday, July 27

Downtown SJC Farmers Market
3 p.m.-7 p.m. Fresh flowers, produce and specialty foods from around 40 vendors in downtown San Juan Capistrano, on the corner of Camino Capistrano and Yorba Street. Occurs every Wednesday. www.farmersmarketsjc.com.

Thursday, July 28
Friday, July 29
Saturday, July 30

Dana Point Farmers Market
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Seasonal produce, flowers and much more at La Plaza Park each Saturday. 949.248.3500, www.danapoint.org.

Sunday, July 31

Monday, August 1
Tuesday, August 2
Wednesday, August 3

Downtown SJC Farmers Market
3 p.m.-7 p.m. Fresh flowers, produce and specialty foods from around 40 vendors in downtown San Juan Capistrano, on the corner of Camino Capistrano and Yorba Street. Occurs every Wednesday. www.farmersmarketsjc.com.

Thursday, August 4

Jim Gaffigan
8:15 p.m. Comedian Jim Gaffigan presents his “Fully Dressed” tour performance. Tickets start at $35. Pacific Amphitheater, OC Fair & Event Center, 100 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, www.ocfair.com.

Friday, August 5

Saturday, August 6

Dana Point Farmers Market and Craft Fair
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Seasonal produce, flowers and much more at La Plaza Park each Saturday. On the first Saturday of the month, hours are extended to include a craft fair. 949.248.3500, www.danapoint.org.

Sunday, August 7
Monday, August 8
Tuesday, August 9
Wednesday, August 10

Orange Crush Demolition Derby
8 p.m. One of three shows in the Orange County Fair’s popular demolition derby series. Tickets start at $17.50 and include admission to the OC Fair. Purchase tickets online at www.ticketmaster.com or at the OC Fair & Event Center Box Office. OC Fair, Action Sports Arena, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, www.ocfair.com.

Thursday, August 11

Motorhome Madness Demolition Derby
8 p.m. One of three shows in the Orange County Fair’s popular demolition derby series. Tickets start at $17.50 and include admission to the OC Fair. Purchase tickets online at www.ticketmaster.com or at the OC Fair & Event Center Box Office. OC Fair, Action Sports Arena, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, www.ocfair.com.

Friday, August 12

Damsels of Destruction Demolition Derby
8 p.m. One of three shows in the Orange County Fair’s popular demolition derby series. Tickets start at $16.50 and include admission to the OC Fair. Purchase tickets online at www.ticketmaster.com or at the OC Fair & Event Center Box Office. OC Fair, Action Sports Arena, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, www.ocfair.com.

Saturday, August 13

Dana Point Farmers Market
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Seasonal produce, flowers and much more at La Plaza Park each Saturday. 949.248.3500, www.danapoint.org.

Motorhome Madness Demolition Derby
8 p.m. One of three shows in the Orange County Fair’s popular demolition derby series. Tickets start at $17.50 and include admission to the OC Fair. Purchase tickets online at www.ticketmaster.com or at the OC Fair & Event Center Box Office. OC Fair, Action Sports Arena, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, www.ocfair.com.

Ziggy Marley and Steel Pulse
5:30 p.m. Ziggy Marley and Steel Pulse with opening act, The Lions. Tickets start at $27. Pacific Amphitheater, OC Fair & Event Center, 100 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, www.ocfair.com.

Orange Crush Demolition Derby
8 p.m. One of three shows in the Orange County Fair’s popular demolition derby series. Tickets start at $17.50 and include admission to the OC Fair. Purchase tickets online at www.ticketmaster.com or at the OC Fair & Event Center Box Office. OC Fair, Action Sports Arena, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, www.ocfair.com.

Sunday, August 14

Ziggy Marley and Steel Pulse
5:30 p.m. Ziggy Marley and Steel Pulse with opening act, Valley of the Kings. Tickets start at $27. Pacific Amphitheater, OC Fair & Event Center, 100 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, www.ocfair.com.

Motorhome Madness Demolition Derby
7 p.m. One of three shows in the Orange County Fair’s popular demolition derby series. Tickets start at $17.50 and include admission to the OC Fair. Purchase tickets online at www.ticketmaster.com or at the OC Fair & Event Center Box Office. OC Fair, Action Sports Arena, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, www.ocfair.com.