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Thursday, September 29

Live Music: Leroy

7-10:30 pm. Listen to live music from Leroy at Iva Lee’s. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente. 949.361.2855. www.ivalees.com.

Man of La Mancha

8 p.m. The Cabrillo Playhouse continues their new season with one of the world’s most popular musicals, Man of La Mancha. The “Impossible Dream” musical tells the adventures of a delusional Spanish knight, Don Quixote, backed by his faithful sidekick Sancho Panza, who duels windmills and defends his perfect lady, Dulcinea. Runs Thursday-Sunday through Oct. 9. www.cabrilloplayhouse.org.

Free HCG Medical Weight Loss Program Class

6-7 p.m. Join Dr. Helene Pulnik, ND for a class on how you can lose weight and keep it off with HCG Medical Weight Loss. 24865 Del Prado Ave., Dana Point. Call ahead to reserve your space in class. 949.416.4670.

Friday, September 30

Mission Art Walk

11 a.m. A docent-guided tour highlighting the art collection of rare paintings related to the Mission’s history. 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano. 949.234.1300. www.missionsjc.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. Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching. 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point. 888.224.0603. www.danawharf.com.

Tee Off For Dogs Casino Night

7-11 p.m. The casino night fundraiser will benefit Guide Dogs for the Blind. There will be blackjack, poker, roulette and more. Tickets are $75 a person. Dana Point Yacht Club. 24399 Dana Drive, Dana Point. www.teeofffordogs.com.

Live Music: Theo & Zydeco Patrol

7:30-11 p.m. Listen to live music from Theo & Zydeco Patrol at Iva Lee’s. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente. 949.361.2855. www.ivalees.com.

‘Man of La Mancha’

8 p.m. The Cabrillo Playhouse continues their new season with one of the world’s most popular musicals, Man of La Mancha. The “Impossible Dream” musical tells the adventures of a delusional Spanish knight, Don Quixote, backed by his faithful sidekick Sancho Panza, who duels windmills and defends his perfect lady, Dulcinea. Runs Thursday-Sunday through Oct. 9. www.cabrilloplayhouse.org.

‘The Explorer’s Club’ at The Camino Real Playhouse

8 p.m. The Playhouse’s 27th season continues with The Explorer’s Club, a tale set in 1879 London. Tickets start at $20. Show runs through Oct. 2. Camino Real Playhouse. 31776 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano. 949.489.8082. www.caminorealplayhouse.org

Live Music: Flock of 80’s

8 p.m. Listen to live music from Flock of 80’s at Goody’s Tavern in San Clemente. 206 S. El Camino Real. 949.492.3400. www.goodystavern.com.

Live Music: Felisha

8-11 p.m. Listen to live music from Felisha at Barnoa Wine Company. 831 Via Suerte, No. 106, San Clemente. 949.388.4378. www.barnoawinebar.com.

Pacific Paddle Games

SUP magazine and Salt Life present the Pacific Paddle Games, a standup paddle board competition and event at Doheny State Beach. The competition will bring in surfers and spectators from across the country. 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point. www.ppgsupthemag.com.

Saturday, October 1

Pacific Paddle Games

SUP magazine and Salt Life present the Pacific Paddle Games, a standup paddle board competition and event at Doheny State Beach. The competition will bring in surfers and spectators from across the country. 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point. www.ppgsupthemag.com.

Easy Steps for Making Compost

9:30-10:30 a.m. Learn how to compost with the UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of Orange County and Goin Native Therapeutic Gardens. Event is free. Los Rios Park. 31747 Los Rios St., San Juan Capistrano. RSVP requested. 949.606.6386. goinnative@gmail.com. www.goinnative.net.

Healthy Skincare and Nutritional Detox Class

Noon-2 p.m. Join Dr. Helene Pulnik, ND, for a class on healthy skincare and nutritional detox. 24865 Del Prado Ave., Dana Point. Call ahead to reserve your space in class. 949.416.4670.

Author Talk with Anna Mendez

1-3 p.m. Join local San Clemente author and founder of the non-profit foundation, National Association of People Against Bullying (NAPAB), Anna Mendez, as she discusses If These Halls Could Talk: The Daniel Mendez Story. San Clemente Library. 242 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente. 949.492.3493.

Saturdays at The Swallow’s Inn

8:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. The Fulltones perform live music. The Swallow’s Inn. 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano. 949.493.3188. www.swallowsinn.com.

Live Music: Rum Soaked Raisins

8 p.m. Listen to live music from Rum Soaked Raisins at Goody’s Tavern in San Clemente. 206 S. El Camino Real. 949.492.3400. www.goodystavern.com.

Sunday, October 2

San Clemente Sea Fest

9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. The 29th annual Sea Fest includes tons of fresh seafood, a surf contest, arts and crafts exhibits, business booths and of course the annual clam chowder cook-off. Public tasting of the chowders runs between 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. San Clemente Pier area. 611 Avenida Victoria, San Clemente. www.scchamber.com.

Pacific Paddle Games

SUP magazine and Salt Life present the Pacific Paddle Games, a standup paddle board competition and event at Doheny State Beach. The competition will bring in surfers and spectators from across the country. 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point. www.ppgsupthemag.com.

Games and Music Festival

11 a.m.-6 p.m. This celebration includes live music, food and spirits, and the latest video games from the industry’s leaders. YouTube stars and groundbreaking virtual reality devices will also be on hand. One hundred percent of the proceeds go to support children in Southern California facing life-threating illnesses. Tickets start at $45. Sea Terrace Park. 33501 Niguel Road, Dana Point. www.thegamesandmusicfestival.org.

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

Monday, Oct. 3

Free Guitar Lessons

5-6 p.m. Free beginner level acoustic guitar lessons for middle-school to college-age youth every Monday. Guitars provided or students can bring their own. 1040 Calle Negocio, San Clemente. 949.388.0114. coamusicarts@gmail.com. www.communityoutreachalliance.com.

Tuesday, Oct. 4

Special Firefighters Storytime

10:30 a.m. Local firefighters will lead a story-time session for kids at the Dana Point Library. 33841 Niguel Road, Dana Point. 949.496.5517.

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.

‘Beautiful’

7:30 p.m. Beautiful – The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom. Runs through Oct. 16. Tickets start at $29. Segerstrom Center for the Arts. 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. www.scfta.org.

Karaoke at Goody’s

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

Wednesday, Oct. 5

Learn to Play Bridge

9-11:30 a.m. Bring a friend or come by yourself to learn bridge. People age 9-99 are welcome. South Orange County Bridge Center. 31461 Rancho Viejo Road, Suite 205, San Juan Capistrano. www.danaharborbridgecenter.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.

Thursday, Oct. 6

Cove Gallery Artist of the Month

6-9 p.m. Meet Lawson, Cove Gallery’s Artist of the Month, at the First Thursday Art Walk reception. 1492 South Coast Highway, No. 8, Laguna Beach. 949.715.7149. www.covegallerylaguna.com.

Carnival Colossal and Food Truck Festival

5-10 p.m. The Friends of San Clemente host this festival, which is packed with live entertainment, local food trucks, contests and more. Games and rides for special needs children will also be available. Runs through the weekend at Vista Hermosa Sports Park. 987 Avenida Vista Hermosa, San Clemente. www.sanclementeparksfoundation.org.

Friday, October 7

Taste of Tahiti

5-10 p.m. A night of culture, Polynesian entertainment and island buffet will be hosted by San Clemente’s local halau hula, the Hula Connection Performing Arts studio, benefiting the non-profit organization, Taste of Tahiti. Tickets are $65 per person and include an extravagant dinner gala show, one bottle of Wilson Creek’s Coconut Nui or Tahitian Vanilla Sparkling Wine. There will be authentic Tahitian entertainment. Dana Point Yacht Club. 24399 Dana Point Drive, Dana Point. For tickets and more information, call 949.689.0080 or visit www.tasteoftahitidanapoint.org.

COA Jam Night

7:30 p.m. Free live music event where middle school to college age kids get together and jam. 1050 Calle Negocia, San Clemente. 949.388.0114. www.communityoutreachalliance.com.