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Friday, April 10

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.

Blue Largo
7:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Live music at Iva Lee’s. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.361.2855, www.ivalees.com.

DJ and Dancing
9:30 p.m. Dance the night away as the DJ spins the tunes every Friday and Saturday night. The Point Restaurant, 34085 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, 949.464.5700, www.thepointrestaurantandbar.com.

The Pizarro Brothers
7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Come and enjoy a great evening of fun and musical entertainment provided by two young rising stars. Dinner specials will be available. Shorecliffs Golf Club, 501 Avenida Vaquero, San Clemente, 949.492.1178, www.shorecliffsgolfclub.com.

Mike Hamilton
7 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Live music at Salt Creek Grille each Friday with Mike Hamilton. 32802 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, 949.661.7799, www.saltcreekgrille.com.

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.

Slings and Arrows: Shakespeare’s Hamlet Reimagined
7 p.m. Casa Romantica Cultural Center & Gardens will become a living stage for a promenade-style immersive theater experience, as Rosencrantz and Guildenstern welcome audiences to begin a journey through William Shakespeare’s haunting tale of murder, torment and revenge on April 10, 11, 17 and 18. Visitors will be guided through the Casa as adapted scenes from Shakespeare’s classic play throughout the Casa in this unique and modern theatrical experience. General admission tickets are $25, $20 for members. Call 949.498.2139, or visit www.casaromantica.org for ticket information. This production is recommended for audiences ages 13 and up. 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente.

Ballroom Bash Community Dance
7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Every second Friday for singles and couples 18 years old and over. The dance takes place in the Fellowship Hall at St. Andrews By-the-Sea United Methodist Church, 2001 Calle Frontera, San Clemente. $10 admission includes a short foxtrot lesson, open dancing in the ballroom, Latin and swing music, refreshments and free parking, www.ballroombash.com.

Bonnie and Clyde the Musical
7:30 p.m. Opening night of “Bonnie and Clyde,” a musical presented by the Department of Theatre Arts at Saddleback College at the McKinney Theatre. Directed by Trevor Biship, this thrilling, gritty musical has a non-traditional score combining blues, gospel, and rockabilly music. Performances run until April 19 and begin at 7:30 p.m. on April 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18, and 2:30 p.m. on April 12 and 19. Tickets are $15 or $10 for students/seniors. 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, 949.582.4656, www.saddleback.edu/arts.

Grand Junction
8:30 p.m. Live music at The Swallow’s Inn. 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188.

Poul Peterson
6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Live music at DaVine Food & Wine. 34673 Golden Lanten Street, Dana Point Harbor, 949.493.4044, www.davine-wine.com.

Saturday, April 11

Whale Walk and Talk
9 a.m.-11 a.m. Learn about the area’s largest mammal visitor on this 1.5-mile walk through the Dana Point Headlands conservation area. Offered on the second Saturday of the month, except in October and November. Hear about California gray whale migration patterns, different whale species and learn how to spot, watch and identify whales. Bring binoculars or borrow ours. RSVP to wgintern@danapoint.com or 949.248.3527. Dana Point Nature Interpretive Center, 34558 Scenic Drive, Dana Point, www.danapoint.org.

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.

Trail Clearing and Weeding
8 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Spend some time in the great outdoors and help other volunteers clear the trails at The Richard & Donna O’Neill Land Conservancy. Register by 4 p.m. April 10. Ages 10 and up. Free. To RSVP or for directions, call 949.489.9778 or visit www.rmvreserve.org.

San Clemente Garden Club’s Annual GardenFest
8 a.m.-3 p.m. GardenFest includes an extensive plant sale and flea market, kid-friendly activities and information on garden-related topics such as drought solutions. Master Gardeners will also be on site to answer garden-related questions. The event is held at the San Clemente Community Center, 100 N. Calle Seville. For more information, call garden club members Diane Riopka and Teresa Whitney at 949.249.8714 or 949.489.7810.

Bonnie and Clyde the Musical
7:30 p.m. The Department of Theatre Arts at Saddleback College presents the musical “Bonnie and Clyde” at the McKinney Theatre. Directed by Trevor Biship, this thrilling, gritty musical has a non-traditional score combining blues, gospel, and rockabilly music. Performances run until April 19 and begin at 7:30 p.m. on April 11, 16, 17 and 18, and 2:30 p.m. on April 12 and 19. Tickets are $15 or $10 for students/seniors. 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, 949.582.4656, www.saddleback.edu/arts.

OC Fair at the Heritage Museum of Orange County
9 p.m.-noon. The OC Fair is celebrating its 125th anniversary early with a series of pop-up parties, each featuring a complimentary sweet treat and prizes including OC Fair tickets and an opportunity to win a season pass. The first 25 guests to the Heritage Museum will receive a free pair of tickets to the OC Fair. 3101 W. Harvard Street, Santa Ana, 714.708.1500, www.ocfair.com.

Habitat Gardening Workshop Series
9:30 a.m. Join the Tree of Life Nursery for a series of speakers that will inspire you to replace your lawn with beautiful, drought-tolerant native gardens. Today’s focus will be choosing plant combinations and spring flowers for native gardens. Admission is free. 33201 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano, 949.728.0685, www.californianativeplants.com.

Wyland’s Art Lessons in the Wild
9 a.m.-noon, Saturdays through April 25. Kids ages 3-12 are invited to an art lesson, for a $5 donation, presented by Wyland via video feed, followed by a free two-hour whale watching trip. Free trip must be taken the same day and child must be accompanied by an adult who has pre-purchased a whale watching ticket. All art submissions will be judged by Wyland for a chance to win great prizes. Dana Wharf Whale Watching, 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.5794, www.danawharf.com.

Second Saturday Book Sale at Dana Point Library
11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The Friends of the Dana Point Library have a book sale on the second Saturday of the month, in the storage room adjacent to the library. Books at bargain prices. 33841 Niguel Road, 949.489.3956, www.ocpl.org.

We Are Earth Day Festival
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Join the Ecology Center for live outdoor music, free tacos, a petting zoo and eco-friendly fun. Admission is $3. 32701 Alipaz Street, San Juan Capistrano, www.theecologycenter.org/events/we-are-earth-day-2015.

Teacher Appreciation Day
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission for teachers, every second Saturday of the month at Mission San Juan Capistrano. 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1300, www.missionsjc.com.

Campfire Program
7 p.m.-8 p.m. Every Saturday night, join OC Parks for a campfire program that may include a presentation, wilderness safety, games and activities for children, a live animal demonstration and a chance to visit the Nature Center. Topics may vary weekly. All ages are welcome. Admission is free, parking is $5 per vehicle. Caspers Wilderness Park. 33401 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, 949.923.2210, www.ocparks.com/caspers.

Bayou Brothers
7:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Live music at Iva Lee’s. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.361.2855, www.ivalees.com.

Powder and Poof!
8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Female impersonator show. Dinner Reservations recommended starting at 6 p.m. for best seating. Show reservations can be made by calling in advance at 949.481.1222, 2600 Avenida Del Presidente, San Clemente, www.adelesanclementeinn.com.

Modern Floral Watercolors with Jenna Rainey
1 p.m.-4 p.m. Explore color theory, mixing, and shading watercolors to create whimsical flowers at San Clemente Art Supply & Custom Framing. Cost is $125. 1531 N. El Camino Real, 949.369.6603, www.scartsupply.com.

DJ and Dancing
9:30 p.m. Dance the night away as the DJ spins the tunes every Friday and Saturday night. The Point Restaurant, 34085 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, 949.464.5700, www.thepointrestaurantandbar.com.

Big Band Swing Thing
7 p.m.-10 p.m. Saddleback College’s Angels for the Arts presents the Big Band Swing Thing scholarship fundraiser at the Norman P. Murray Center. $25 per person or two tickets for $40. Spaces are limited. 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, 949.582.4656, www.saddleback.edu/arts.

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.

Gray Whale Adventure Cruise
10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The Ocean Institute presents a series of whale watching cruises on its 70-foot R/V Sea Explorer. The cruises will give participants an opportunity to see migrating gray whales, as well as dolphins, sea lions and other wildlife along the Southern California coastline. Cruises are at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. most days; check the calendar online. $35 for adults, $22 for children age 3 to 12. Ocean Institute members are eligible for discounts. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.496.2274, www.ocean-institute.org.

Dalton Gang
2:30 p.m-8:30 p.m. Live music at The Swallow’s Inn. 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188.

Rob Staley
8:30 p.m. Live music at The Swallow’s Inn. 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188.

Olivia Rhode
6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Live music at DaVine Food & Wine. 34673 Golden Lanten Street, Dana Point Harbor, 949.493.4044, www.davine-wine.com.

Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam
9 p.m. Take a walk through the greatest days of rock history as Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam performs live at The Coach House. Tickets range from $55 to $125. Doors open at 6 p.m. 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.496.8930, www.thecoachhouse.com.com.

Sunday, April 12

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.

San Clemente Farmers Market
9 a.m.–1 p.m. Bundles of flowers, fresh produce and much more every Sunday on Avenida Del Mar. Rain or shine.

Beach Church
8 a.m. Visit Christ Lutheran’s Beach Church on the sand in San Clemente North Beach near the Metrolink station. Worship and fellowship for all ages—with the ocean, dolphins and an occasional train as a backdrop. Call 949.496.2621 or visit www.clcsanclemente.org for more information.

Soul Food
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Enjoy music and meditation on writings from many faiths and philosophers at San Clemente’s Baha’i Center. This month’s theme is “Freedom of Education for All.” Open to the public; admission is free. For more information contact bdjeffers@hotmail.com or badiyazdi@gmail.com. Baha’i Center, 3316 Avenida del Presidente, San Clemente, 949.791.9192, www.bahaicenter.com.

Serra Chapel Tour
11:15 a.m. In honor of Father Serra’s 300th birthday celebration, tour the Serra Chapel, the oldest operating church in California. Tours are every Sunday. Admission $2-$3. Price is in addition to museum admission for non-members. 26801 Ortega Highway, 949.234.1320, www.missionsjc.com/activities/holiday-crafts.php.

Mike Hamilton
Noon-4 p.m & 5 p.m. to close. Enjoy live music at Mission Grill each Sunday with guitarist, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Mike Hamilton. 31721 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.240.8055, www.mikehamiltonmusic.com.

Bonnie and Clyde the Musical
2:30 p.m. The Department of Theatre Arts at Saddleback College presents the musical “Bonnie and Clyde” at the McKinney Theatre. Directed by Trevor Biship, this thrilling, gritty musical has a non-traditional score combining blues, gospel, and rockabilly music. Performances run until April 19 and begin at 7:30 p.m. on April 16, 17 and 18, and 2:30 p.m. on April 12 and 19. Tickets are $15 or $10 for students/seniors. 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, 949.582.4656, www.saddleback.edu/arts.

Caspers Nature Hike
8 a.m.-9 a.m. Join OC Park rangers every Sunday morning for an easy 1-mile hike on the nature trail, which takes visitors through grassland, oak woodland, riparian and sandy cactus scrub communities. Admission is free, parking is $5 per vehicle. Participants should meet at the Old Corral day use area and wear comfortable clothing and hiking shoes. Sunscreen, water and insect repellent are recommended. Rain will cancel the hike. Caspers Wilderness Park. 33401 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, 949.923.2210, www.ocparks.com/caspers.

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.

Gray Whale Adventure Cruise
10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The Ocean Institute presents a series of whale watching cruises on its 70-foot R/V Sea Explorer. The cruises will give participants an opportunity to see migrating gray whales, as well as dolphins, sea lions and other wildlife along the Southern California coastline. Cruises are at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. most days; check the calendar online. $35 for adults, $22 for children age 3 to 12. Ocean Institute members are eligible for discounts. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.496.2274, www.ocean-institute.org.

Rob Staley
1:30 p.m. Live music at The Swallow’s Inn. 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188.

Monday, April 13

Mommy Movie Mondays
10 a.m. Moms and dads are welcome to bring their baby along to the theater every Monday at Krikorian Theaters. 641 Camino De Los Mares, San Clemente, 949.661.7610, www.kptmovies.com.

PJ Storytime with the Sunshine Readers
7 p.m-8 p.m. Reading event for children off all ages, accompanied by a parent or guardian. Wearing pajamas is encouraged but not required. No pre-registration required. Dana Point Library, 33841 Niguel Road, Dana Point, 949.496.5517, www.ocpl.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.

Country Dancin’ with Patrick and Friends
6:30 p.m. Every Monday at The Swallow’s Inn with steak night and happy hour prices. 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188.

Teen Advisory Board at DP Library
7 p.m.-8 p.m. Teens, tell the library what books and programs you want. Meeting is held in the community room and snacks will be served. No pre-registration needed. Dana Point Library, 33841 Niguel Road, Dana Point, 949.496.5517, www.ocpl.org.

Spring Reflections Fine Art Exhibition
The Saddleback Art League will hold its 16th annual Juried Fine Art Exhibition April 13 through May 22 in the Mission Viejo Library, 100 Civic Center, Mission Viejo. The artists represented in the show will be mostly local residents, many with noteworthy reputations for creative styles and subject matter in a variety of media. Much of the artwork on display will be available for sale. For more information, visit www.saddlebackartleague.com.

Tuesday, April 14

Veterans’ Assistance
1:30 p.m.-3 p.m. The Dana Point Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9934 provides free veterans’ assistance on the second Tuesday of every month at the Dana Point Community Center, 34052 Del Obispo, 949.275.3142, www.vfwpost9934.org.

Toddler Storytime
10 a.m-10:30 a.m. Stories for children 18-35 months, accompanied by a parent or guardian. No pre-registration required. Dana Point Library, 33841 Niguel Road, 949.496.5517, www.ocpl.org.

Preschool Storytime
11 a.m-11:30 a.m. Stories for children 3-5 years old, accompanied by a parent or guardian. No pre-registration required. Dana Point Library, 33841 Niguel Road, 949.496.5517, www.ocpl.org.

Half-priced 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 p.m.-10 p.m. Singer/songwriters perform at the Point Restaurant open mic every Tuesday. Bring your instrument, bring your voice, The Point supplies the sound system. 34085 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, 949.464.5700, www.thepointrestaurantandbar.com.

South Orange County Toastmasters Meeting
7 p.m.-8:40 p.m. Practice becoming a more confident communicator. Occurs every Tuesday. Dana Point Community House, 24642 San Juan Ave., Dana Point. 949.280.9777, 3944816.toastmastersclubs.org/.

Dana Harbor Toastmasters
7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Fine tune your public speaking skills each Tuesday. Capo Beach Church, 25975 Domingo Ave., Capistrano Beach, 949.492.7181, www.1707.toastmastersclubs.org.

Tapped Out Tuesday
4 p.m.-10 p.m. Draft beer is half price on Tuesdays at Salt Creek Grille. Monarch Bay Plaza, 32802 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, 949.661.7799, www.saltcreekgrille.com.
Spring Reflections Fine Art Exhibition
The Saddleback Art League will hold its 16th annual Juried Fine Art Exhibition April 13 through May 22 in the Mission Viejo Library, 100 Civic Center, Mission Viejo. The artists represented in the show will be mostly local residents, many with noteworthy reputations for creative styles and subject matter in a variety of media. Much of the artwork on display will be available for sale. For more information, visit www.saddlebackartleague.com.

Wednesday, April 15

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.

Native American Basket Weaving
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Learn about the traditions and culture of basket weaving at Mission San Juan Capistrano. First and third Wednesday of every month. Free with paid admission. 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1300, www.missionsjc.com.

Mission Garden Tours
10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Take a half-hour tour of the Mission’s grounds with the Mission Gardening Angels every Wednesday. Meet at the front gate. Free with paid admission. 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1300, www.missionsjc.com.

Resident Appreciation Days at the Mission
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Every Wednesday, San Juan Capistrano residents receive free admission to the Mission with a $10 Mission store purchase. 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1300, www.missionsjc.com.

Homeschool Family Day
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Discount packages for homeschool families every third Wednesday of the month at Mission San Juan Capistrano. Packages include child admission, guided tour, audio tour, panning for gold, adobe brick making, koi fish food, Mission Clubhouse ID card and passport explorer. 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1300, www.missionsjc.com.

Downtown SJC Farmers Market
3 p.m.-6 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.

Oil Painting with Vicki De Silva
2 p.m.-5 p.m. Enjoy oil panting lessons with artist Vicki De Silva at San Clemente Art Supply & Custom Framing. Classes run every Wednesday through July 17. Call for details and pricing. 1531 N. El Camino Real, 949.369.6603, www.scartsupply.com.

Meet the Author
11 a.m.-noon. Meet Dana Point author Anita Hughes, who has two new books coming out in 2015—”French Coast” and “Rome in Love.” Hughes will talk about “French Coast,” which comes out in April. Visit her website for more information, www.anitahughesbooks.com. Dana Point Library, 33841 Niguel Road, Dana Point, 949.496.5517, www.ocpl.org.

Local Talent Wednesday: The Famous Chris Cook
7 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Live music at Iva Lee’s. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.361.2855, www.ivalees.com.

Karaoke with Les and Joel
7 p.m. Every Wednesday at The Swallow’s Inn. 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188.

Spring Reflections Fine Art Exhibition
The Saddleback Art League will hold its 16th annual Juried Fine Art Exhibition April 13 through May 22 in the Mission Viejo Library, 100 Civic Center, Mission Viejo. The artists represented in the show will be mostly local residents, many with noteworthy reputations for creative styles and subject matter in a variety of media. Much of the artwork on display will be available for sale. For more information, visit www.saddlebackartleague.com.

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.

Thursday, April 16

Garden Angels
8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Volunteers meet every Thursday in front of the Montanez Adobe at Los Rios Park in San Juan Capistrano to help maintain the garden and more. Bring gloves and wear close-toed shoes. 949.606.6386, www.goinnative.net.

Tween Scene
4 p.m.-5 p.m. Tweens ages nine to 12 can partake in hands on experiments and projects in the Dana Point Library’s community room. No pre-registration required. Dana Point Library, 33841 Niguel Road, Dana Point, 949.496.5517, www.ocpl.org.

Gone Country
8 p.m.-midnight. Country music and dancing every Thursday at the Point Restaurant. 34085 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, 949.464.5700, www.thepointrestaurantandbar.com.

Leroy
7 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Live music at Iva Lee’s. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.361.2855, www.ivalees.com.

Bonnie and Clyde the Musical
7:30 p.m. The Department of Theatre Arts at Saddleback College presents the musical “Bonnie and Clyde” at the McKinney Theatre. Directed by Trevor Biship, this thrilling, gritty musical has a non-traditional score combining blues, gospel, and rockabilly music. Performances run until April 19 and begin at 7:30 p.m. on April 16, 17 and 18, and 2:30 p.m. on April 19. Tickets are $15 or $10 for students/seniors. 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, 949.582.4656, www.saddleback.edu/arts.

Spring Reflections Fine Art Exhibition
The Saddleback Art League will hold its 16th annual Juried Fine Art Exhibition April 13 through May 22 in the Mission Viejo Library, 100 Civic Center, Mission Viejo. The artists represented in the show will be mostly local residents, many with noteworthy reputations for creative styles and subject matter in a variety of media. Much of the artwork on display will be available for sale. For more information, visit www.saddlebackartleague.com.

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.

Nitro Express
7:30 p.m. Live music at The Swallow’s Inn. 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188.

April Walsh
6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Live music at DaVine Food & Wine. 34673 Golden Lanten Street, Dana Point Harbor, 949.493.4044, www.davine-wine.com.

Sebastian Bach
8 p.m. Hard rock solo artist Sebastian Bach performs live at The Coach House. Tickets are $25. Doors open at 6 p.m. 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.496.8930, www.thecoachhouse.com.com.

Friday, April 17

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.

DJ and Dancing
9:30 p.m. Dance the night away as the DJ spins the tunes every Friday and Saturday night. The Point Restaurant, 34085 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, 949.464.5700, www.thepointrestaurantandbar.com.

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

Bonnie and Clyde the Musical
7:30 p.m. The Department of Theatre Arts at Saddleback College presents the musical “Bonnie and Clyde” at the McKinney Theatre. Directed by Trevor Biship, this thrilling, gritty musical has a non-traditional score combining blues, gospel, and rockabilly music. Performances run until April 19 and begin at 7:30 p.m. on April 17 and 18, and 2:30 p.m. on April 19. Tickets are $15 or $10 for students/seniors. 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, 949.582.4656, www.saddleback.edu/arts.

Spring Reflections Fine Art Exhibition
The Saddleback Art League will hold its 16th annual Juried Fine Art Exhibition April 13 through May 22 in the Mission Viejo Library, 100 Civic Center, Mission Viejo. The artists represented in the show will be mostly local residents, many with noteworthy reputations for creative styles and subject matter in a variety of media. Much of the artwork on display will be available for sale. For more information, visit www.saddlebackartleague.com.

Jimi Nelson
8:30 p.m. Live music at The Swallow’s Inn. 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188.

George Fryer & The Clatch
6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Live music at DaVine Food & Wine. 34673 Golden Lanten Street, Dana Point Harbor, 949.493.4044, www.davine-wine.com.

California Wine Festival
6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Experience the quintessential California wine tasting and enjoy hundreds of California’s finest vintage wines, delicious food samples and lively music. Wines are paired with a variety of fresh gourmet appetizers like artisan breads, cheeses, olive oils and much more. Admission is $99 in advance. Marriott Hotel and Resort, VUE lawn, 25135 Park Lantern, Dana Point, www.californiawinefestival.com.

Saturday, April 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.

Habitat Gardening Workshop Series
9:30 a.m. Join the Tree of Life Nursery for a series of speakers that will inspire you to replace your lawn with beautiful, drought-tolerant native gardens. Today, Mike Evans will speak about creating and caring for native gardens. Admission is free. 33201 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano, 949.728.0685, www.californianativeplants.com.

Mongoose Cup
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Entry to the Mongoose Cup is $25 and includes the Waterman clinics, “Luck of the Draw” relays and a barbecue lunch. For an additional $25, entrants can enter the Sport of Kings Foundation Races, as well as receive a commemorative Mongoose Cup tee. Barbecue lunches will also be available to the public separately. Entrants can register online at www.mongoosecup.gemininext.com or get more information by contacting Barrett Tester at 949.276.4431 x216 or barrett.tester@gmail.com. Dana Point Harbor, Baby Beach, 34451 Ensenada Place, Dana Point.

California Wine Festival
Noon-4 p.m. Experience the quintessential California wine tasting and enjoy hundreds of California’s finest vintage wines, delicious food samples and lively music. Wines are paired with a variety of fresh gourmet appetizers like artisan breads, cheeses, olive oils and much more. Admission is $99 in advance. For more information, visit www.californiawinefestival.com. Marriott Hotel and Resort, VUE lawn, 25135 Park Lantern, Dana Point.

Bonnie and Clyde the Musical
7:30 p.m. The Department of Theatre Arts at Saddleback College presents the musical “Bonnie and Clyde” at the McKinney Theatre. Directed by Trevor Biship, this thrilling, gritty musical has a non-traditional score combining blues, gospel, and rockabilly music. Performances run until April 19 and begin at 7:30 p.m. on April 18 and 2:30 p.m. on April 19. Tickets are $15 or $10 for students/seniors. 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, 949.582.4656, www.saddleback.edu/arts.

Wyland’s Art Lessons in the Wild
9 a.m.-noon, Saturdays through April 25. Kids ages 3-12 are invited to an art lesson, for a $5 donation, presented by Wyland via video feed, followed by a free two-hour whale watching trip. Free trip must be taken the same day and child must be accompanied by an adult who has pre-purchased a whale watching ticket. All art submissions will be judged by Wyland for a chance to win great prizes. Dana Wharf Whale Watching, 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.5794, www.danawharf.com.

Dana Point History Tour
9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. This two-hour docent-led walking tour explores the history of the Headlands area and covers approximately 1.5 miles in distance. Tours run on the third Saturday of the month and have rotating themes. Maximum tour capacity is 10 people. RSVP to wgintern@danapoint.com or 949.248.3527. Nature Interpretive Center, 34558 Scenic Drive, Dana Point, www.danapoint.org.

Dana Point Symphony: Music of Spain
7 p.m. The Dana Point Symphony Orchestra kicks off its 2015 “One World” season with guest conductor Ignazio Terrasi and featuring Jacobo Christensen Fabuel on violin. Program includes Manuel de Falla, La Vida Breve; Juan Colomer, Selections from Ballet Sorrola; Granados, Goyescas Intermezzo and Pablo de Sarasate, Fantasía sobre temas de la pera Carmen Op. 25. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students, seniors and military. Season tickets (four shows) $60. 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.

Bioluminescence Cruise
8 p.m. The Ocean Institute’s nighttime Bioluminescence Cruise aboard the RV Sea Explorer provides a unique opportunity to learn about and witness the remarkable ability of some marine animals to glow in the dark. Cruises are also scheduled for May 16, June 12 and 13, July 18, Aug. 15, Sep. 19 and Oct. 10. (Oct. 10 cruise begins at 7:30 p.m.). $35 for adults, $22 for children ages 4 to 12. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.496.2274, www.ocean-institute.org.

DJ and Dancing
9:30 p.m. Dance the night away as the DJ spins the tunes every Friday and Saturday night. The Point Restaurant, 34085 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, 949.464.5700, www.thepointrestaurantandbar.com.

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

Powder and Poof!
8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Female impersonator show. Dinner Reservations recommended starting at 6 p.m. for best seating. Show reservations can be made by calling in advance at 949.481.1222, 2600 Avenida Del Presidente, San Clemente, www.adelesanclementeinn.com.

Spring Reflections Fine Art Exhibition
The Saddleback Art League will hold its 16th annual Juried Fine Art Exhibition April 13 through May 22 in the Mission Viejo Library, 100 Civic Center, Mission Viejo. The artists represented in the show will be mostly local residents, many with noteworthy reputations for creative styles and subject matter in a variety of media. Much of the artwork on display will be available for sale. For more information, visit www.saddlebackartleague.com.

Wildflower Walk
9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Join guest botanist Tony Bomkamp on an exploration of The Reserve looking for spring wildflowers. Ages 8 and up. Adults $10, children $5. Participants must be registered by 4 p.m. on April 17.The Richard and Donna O’Neil Conservancy, call for directions, 949.923.2210, www.rmvreserve.org.

Family Style
2:30 p.m-6:30 p.m. Live music at The Swallow’s Inn. 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188.

Three Chord Justice
8:30 p.m. Live music at The Swallow’s Inn. 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188.

Shades of J
6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Live music at DaVine Food & Wine. 34673 Golden Lanten Street, Dana Point Harbor, 949.493.4044, www.davine-wine.com.

Sunday, April 19

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.

San Clemente Farmers Market
9 a.m.–1 p.m. Bundles of flowers, fresh produce and much more every Sunday on Avenida Del Mar. Rain or shine.

Beach Church
8 a.m. Visit Christ Lutheran’s Beach Church on the sand in San Clemente North Beach near the Metrolink station. Worship and fellowship for all ages—with the ocean, dolphins and an occasional train as a backdrop. Call 949.496.2621 or visit www.clcsanclemente.org for more information.

Bonnie and Clyde the Musical
2:30 p.m. The Department of Theatre Arts at Saddleback College presents the closing night of the musical “Bonnie and Clyde” at the McKinney Theatre. Directed by Trevor Biship, this thrilling, gritty musical has a non-traditional score combining blues, gospel, and rockabilly music. Tickets are $15 or $10 for students/seniors. 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, 949.582.4656, www.saddleback.edu/arts.

Serra Chapel Tour
11:15 a.m. In honor of Father Serra’s 300th birthday celebration, tour the Serra Chapel, the oldest operating church in California. Tours are every Sunday. Admission $2-$3. Price is in addition to museum admission for non-members. 26801 Ortega Highway, 949.234.1320, www.missionsjc.com/activities/holiday-crafts.php.

Mike Hamilton
Noon-4 p.m & 5 p.m. to close. Enjoy live music at Mission Grill each Sunday with guitarist, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Mike Hamilton. 31721 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.240.8055, www.mikehamiltonmusic.com.

Spring Reflections Fine Art Exhibition
The Saddleback Art League will hold its 16th annual Juried Fine Art Exhibition April 13 through May 22 in the Mission Viejo Library, 100 Civic Center, Mission Viejo. The artists represented in the show will be mostly local residents, many with noteworthy reputations for creative styles and subject matter in a variety of media. Much of the artwork on display will be available for sale. For more information, visit www.saddlebackartleague.com.

Gray Whale Adventure Cruise
10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The Ocean Institute presents a series of whale watching cruises on its 70-foot R/V Sea Explorer. The cruises will give participants an opportunity to see migrating gray whales, as well as dolphins, sea lions and other wildlife along the Southern California coastline. Cruises are at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. most days; check the calendar online. $35 for adults, $22 for children age 3 to 12. Ocean Institute members are eligible for discounts. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.496.2274, www.ocean-institute.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.

68th Annual Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race
11 a.m.-4 p.m. This year’s Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race celebration will take place at the Balboa Village Fest on the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach. The fest will also include the second annual Taste of Balboa, which features signature dishes from various local restaurants and live music performed by U2 cover band, Hollywood U2. Other activities include large-scale professional chalk works and tours of several boats competing in this year’s race. Event entry is free with a fee for food and drink tickets ranging from $1 to $10. The festival will be located in the heart of Balboa Village, at the corner of Balboa Boulevard and Palm Street on the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach. For more information, call 949.644-1023 or visit www.balboavillage.com.

Big Fat Steve
1:30 p.m. Live music at The Swallow’s Inn. 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188.

Casa Captivating Season: Jacobo Fabuel
3 p.m. Fifteen-year-old Spanish violinist Jacobo Christensen Fabuel joins the Casa Classic series in a special performance with pianist Mitsuko Morikawa. Publicly performing at the age of five, Fabuel has given concerts in San Miniato (Italy 2011), Skive, Thisted, Nykoebing (Denmark 2011 and 2014), Genève (Switzerland 2013) and throughout Spain. General Admission tickets are $25. 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente. For more information, call 949.498.2139, or visit www.casaromantica.org.