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Friday, April 7
Casa Kids: Birdhouse Making Workshop
10-11:45 a.m. Children ages 6 and up will create birdhouses made from re-purposed milk cartons to take home, while learning about garden ecosystems and Southern California native wildlife. The event is free. Casa Romantica. 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente. 949.498.2139. www.casaromantica.org.
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.
Live Music: Hans & Janine
Film Premier: ‘Island Earth’
5 p.m. The Ecology Center hosts the premier of the film Island Earth. The film traces a young indigenous scientist’s struggle for truth between science and tradition as he enters an industry that many feel is threatening his homeland. His journey takes him through the corn fields of GMO companies to the loi patches of traditional Hawaiian elders. Bring your own dinner for a picnic at 5 p.m. The showing occurs at 6 p.m., with a Q&A to follow. Admission is free and suitable for all ages. 32701 Alipaz St., San Juan Capistrano. 949.443.4223. www.theecologycenter.org.
Live Music: The Flipside Band
7-10 a.m. Listen to live classic rock music featuring The Flipside Band at Adele’s located at The San Clemente Inn. 2600 Avenida del Presidente, San Clemente. 949.481.1222. www.adelesatthesanclementeinn.com.
Live Theater: ‘Once Upon a Mattress’
7:30 p.m. The Department of Theatre Arts at Saddleback College will premier Once Upon a Mattress, the popular musical based on The Princess and the Pea. Tickets are $10-$15. The show runs through April 15. 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo. 949.582.4656. www.saddleback.edu/arts.
Live Music: The Voodoo Grove
7:30-11 p.m. Listen to music from The Voodoo Grove at Iva Lee’s. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente. 949.361.2855. www.ivalees.com.
Live Theater: ‘On Golden Pond’
8 p.m. The Camino Real Playhouse stages ON Golden Pond, the touching, funny, and warmly perceptive story of a spirited and lovable elderly couple facing their twilight years. Show runs through April 15. Tickets start at $20. 31776 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano. 949.489.8082. www.caminorealplayhouse.org.
Live Music: Saheed
8-11 p.m. Listen to live music from Saheed at Barnoa Wine Bar. 831 Via Suerte, Suite 106, San Clemente. 949.388.4378. www.barnoawinebar.com.
Live Music at OverVue
8-11 p.m. A rotating lineup of musicians performs at OverVue Lounge at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott every Friday and Saturday night. 25135 Park Lantern, Dana Point. 949.661.5000. www.lagunacliffs.com.
Saturday, April 8
Giant Easter Egg Display
All day. In celebration of spring, The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel introduces four non-edible Easter eggs, each individually painted by local artists including Trevor Mezak, James Galindo, Robin Hiers and Kym de los Reyes. People are invited to take photos in front of the display. One Ritz-Carlton Drive, Dana Point. 949.240.2000. www.ritzcarlton.com.
8 a.m.-2 p.m. The San Clemente Garden Club hosts this annual celebration and sale of all things gardening. San Clemente Community Center. 100 N. Calle Seville, San Clemente. www.sanclementegardenclub.com.
Gardening Class: Growing Vegetables
9 a.m. Stop by Armstrong Garden Center for a class on how to plant vegetables now for a summer harvest. No registration required. 32382 Del Obispo St., San Juan Capistrano. 949.661.6666. www.armstronggarden.com.
Whale Walk and Talk
9-11 a.m. This walk focuses on the offshore visitors that can be frequently seen from the Dana Point Headlands. Dana Point Nature Interpretive Center. 34558 Scenic Drive, Dana Point. 949.248.3527. www.danapoint.org.
Replace Your Lawn Workshop
9:30-10:30 a.m. Join Tree of Life Nursery’s Designer in Residence Rama Nayeri for a workshop on selecting plants for coastal gardens. 33201 Ortega Hwy., San Juan Capistrano. 949.728.0685. www.californianativeplants.com.
Smart Gardening 101 Workshop
9:30-11 a.m. Goin Native Therapeutic Gardens and the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Master Gardeners host the first of their summer Smart Gardening series workshops, entitled “What You Need to Know.” Reata Park and Event Center. 28632 Ortega Hwy., San Juan Capistrano. 949.606.6704. www.goinnative.net.
Kitchen Gardening Workshop
10 a.m.-noon. Learn how to design, build and care for an abundant kitchen garden in your home. April is the best time to plant a kitchen garden, and Southern California’s climate allows for a variety of culinary herbs and vegetables to grow in both large and small spaces. Admission is $30. The Ecology Center. 32701 Alipaz St., San Juan Capistrano. 949.443.4223. www.theecologycenter.org.
Free Kids’ Movie at the Library
10 a.m.-noon. The San Juan Capistrano Library hosts a free showing of Disney’s Moana in the La Sala Auditorium. 31495-A El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano. www.facebook.com/SJCFriends.
Saturdays at The Swallow’s Inn
2 p.m.-1:30 a.m. A day of live music kicks off with Dalton Gang at 2 p.m. followed by the Rob Staley Band at 8:30 p.m. Food from Lisa’s Kitchen will be available throughout the afternoon. 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano. 949.493.3188. www.swallowsinn.com.
Dana Point Symphony Presents “Romantic Travels”
7:30-10:30 p.m. The third concert of the Dana Point Symphony Orchestra’s spring season will include Carl Maria von Weber’s “Oberon Overture,” Aleksandr Glasunov’s “Concerto for Saxophone,” and Antonin Dvorak’s “Symphony No. 8 in G Major.” Tickets are $15-$20. St. Edward the Confessor Church. 33926 Calle La Primavera, Dana Point. www.danapointsymphony.com.
Live Music: The Bayou Brothers
7:30-11 p.m. Listen to music from The Bayou Brothers at Iva Lee’s. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente. 949.361.2855. www.ivalees.com.
Sunday, April 9
Guided Nature Hike
8-9:15 a.m. Join an Orange County Parks Ranger for a one-mile hike around Bell Canyon in Caspers Wilderness Park. Parking is $5, the hike is free. 33401 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano. 949.923.2210. www.ocparks.com/caspers.
Spring Jewelry Boutique
9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The Jewelry Artists of the San Clemente Art Association invite the public to their 2017 Spring Jewelry Boutique at the San Clemente Art Gallery. There will be refreshments and many items of jewelry from local makers available to peruse and purchase. 100 N. Calle Seville, San Clemente. 949.492.7175. www.scartassociation.com.
Ocean Institute Whale Watching
10 a.m. Hop aboard the Ocean Institute’s R/V Sea Explorer this spring for whale watching excursions. Tickets range from $25-$45. Visit the Institute’s website for more dates and times. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point. 949.496.2274. www.ocean-institute.org.
The Marketplace in San Clemente
10 a.m.-3 p.m. The Marketplace in San Clemente takes place every second Sunday of the month in San Clemente, 201 Calle de Los Molinos. www.themarketplacesc.com.
Bend and Brew
11:30 a.m. iHeartYoga holds a Bend & Brew session at Left Coast Brewing Company’s tasting room in San Clemente. It’s a one-hour yoga class followed by a pint of beer. Admission $10. 1245 Puerta Del Sol, San Clemente. 949.363.3152. www.iheartyoga.com.