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Thursday, August 21

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.

Art Talk: Déjà Vu
Noon-1 p.m. A panel of longtime Festival of Arts exhibitors will look back on the past 30 to 40 years and share their experiences. Jacquie Moffet, the festival’s longest exhibiting artist, will lead the discussion. Admission $7 for adults, $4 for students and seniors. Festival of Arts Grounds, 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 800.487.2787, www.lagunafestivalofarts.org.

Motorcity Magic
2 p.m. 7:30 p.m. The Laguna Playhouse continues its Rock n’ Roll summer with a presentation of Motown sounds in Motorcity Magic: A Musical Journey Through the Mowtown Years. Show runs through Sunday, Aug. 24. Tickets are $46 to $66. Laguna Playhouse, 606 N. Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.497.2787, www.lagunaplayhouse.com.

Yappy Hour
5 p.m.-8 p.m. Follow Fido to happy hour at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel for this monthly cocktail party. Four-legged friends can enjoy complimentary biscuits while lapping up beef and bacon flavored water. Their human counterparts can purchase burgers, brews and wine. Funds raised will help support Canine Companions for Independence which provides service dogs to the disabled and the nation’s veterans. 1 Ritz Carlton Drive, Dana Point, www.ritz-carlton.com.

Lovin’ Shakespeare
6 p.m. The city of Dana Point in partnership with the Dana Point Theater Company presents the annual summer series, Shakespeare in the Park. This year’s performance is a composition of Shakespeare’s timeless work, from scenes to sonnets, with the underlying theme of love. Free. Lantern Bay Park, 25111 Park Lantern Road, Dana Point, www.dptheatreco.com.

Cheryl Silverstein
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Singing pop, jazz and blues classics. Rancho Capistrano Winery, 26755 Verdugo St., No. 100, San Juan Capistrano, 949.293.1098, www.singingoutloud.net.

Marc “Selly” Seligson
6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Taste blends from the West Coast’s smallest, finest wineries accompanied by vibrant small plates and live music. Wine tastings run from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. each Thursday. DaVine Food & Wine, 34673 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.493.4044, www.davine-wine.com.

Billy Watson w/Robin Henkel
7 p.m.-10 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663, www.thecellarsite.com.

Shawn Jones
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.

Romeo & Juliet
8 p.m. The New Swan Shakespeare Festival, Orange County’s only professional outdoor Shakespearean festival, presents the ill-fated tragedy “Romeo & Juliet” about two star-crossed lovers. New Swan Theatre, Gateway Commons, UC Irvine, 949.842.6614, www.newswanshakespeare.com.

Friday, August 22

Orange County Wine Cruise
5:30 p.m. Climb onboard a Dana Wharf catamaran for this 90-minute wine cruise around the Dana Point Harbor. Tickets are $49. See more events at www.danawharf.com. Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching, 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 888.224.0603.

Lovin’ Shakespeare
6 p.m. The city of Dana Point in partnership with the Dana Point Theater Company presents the annual summer series, Shakespeare in the Park. This year’s performance is a composition of Shakespeare’s timeless work, from scenes to sonnets, with the underlying theme of love. Free. Lantern Bay Park, 25111 Park Lantern Road, Dana Point, www.dptheatreco.com.

Poul Petersen
6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Taste blends from the West Coast’s smallest, finest wineries accompanied by vibrant small plates and live music. Wine tastings run from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. each Friday. DaVine Food & Wine, 34673 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.493.4044, www.davine-wine.com.

Elliot on Piano
7 p.m.-10 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663, www.thecellarsite.com.

Motorcity Magic
7:30 p.m. The Laguna Playhouse continues its Rock n’ Roll summer with a presentation of Motown sounds in Motorcity Magic: A Musical Journey Through the Mowtown Years. Show runs through Sunday, Aug. 24. Tickets are $46 to $66. Laguna Playhouse, 606 N. Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.497.2787, www.lagunaplayhouse.com.

Mike Hamilton
7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Enjoy live music at Salt Creek Grille each Friday with guitarist, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Mike Hamilton. 32802 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, 949. 661.7799, www.mikehamiltonmusic.com.

Midnight Whiskey Band
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.

Twelfth Night
8 p.m. The New Swan Shakespeare Festival, Orange County’s only professional outdoor Shakespearean festival, presents the comedy “Twelfth Night” about twins Viola and Sebastian who are separated in a shipwreck. New Swan Theatre, Gateway Commons, UC Irvine, 949.842.6614, www.newswanshakespeare.com.

Saturday, August 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.

Barkn’ Breakfast On the Farm
10 a.m. to noon. Bring your family and Fido down to Bella Collina Towne & Golf Club to enjoy a Continental Breakfast and lots of fun. Visit with local pet-friendly vendors for chances to win goodies for you and your pup. Kids are invited to bring their favorite stuffed animals. Estrella Veterinary hospital will be offering complimentary checkups to make sure “kid’s best friend” is healthy, too. 200 Avenida La Pata, San Clemente, 949.333.4830, www.bellacollinagolf.com.

Blue Whale Discovery Cruise
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Join marine biologists from the Ocean Institute on a search for the world’s largest mammal, the blue whale. Travel to the feeding grounds of the great blues aboard the high-tech Sea Explorer. $35 for adults, $22 for children ages 4 to 12. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.496.2274, www.ocean-institute.org.

The Ark of San Juan Rescued Pet Adoptions
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dogs and puppies at PetsPlus, 32022 Camino Capistrano. Noon-4 p.m. Cats at PetSmart. 33963 Doheny Park Road, San Juan Capistrano, 949.388.0034, www.arkofsanjuan.org.

Wildflower Harvesting and Arranging
1 p.m. A hands-on workshop on sustainable wildcrafting techniques and floral arranging at The Ecology Center. $20 for members, $30 for non-members. 32701 Alipaz Street, San Juan Capistrano. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.theecologycenter.org or call 949.443.4223.

West Coast Strayz
2:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. West Coast Strayz performs live at The Swallow’s Inn. Brant Cotton and The Outliers take the stage at 8:30 p.m. 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188, www.swallowsinn.com.

Motorcity Magic
2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The Laguna Playhouse continues its Rock n’ Roll summer with a presentation of Motown sounds in Motorcity Magic: A Musical Journey Through the Mowtown Years. Show runs through Sunday, Aug. 24. Tickets are $46 to $66. Laguna Playhouse, 606 N. Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.497.2787, www.lagunaplayhouse.com.

Shades of J
6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Taste blends from the West Coast’s smallest, finest wineries accompanied by vibrant small plates and live music. Wine tastings run from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. each Saturday. DaVine Food & Wine, 34673 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.493.4044, www.davine-wine.com.

Bioluminescence Cruise
7 p.m.-10 p.m. The Ocean Institute’s nighttime Bioluminescence Cruise provides a unique opportunity to learn about and witness the remarkable ability of some marine animals to glow in the dark. $35 for adults, $22 for children ages 4 to 12. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.496.2274, www.ocean-institute.org.

Elliot on Piano
7 p.m.-10 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663, www.thecellarsite.com.

Mercedes Moore
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.

Romeo & Juliet
8 p.m. The New Swan Shakespeare Festival, Orange County’s only professional outdoor Shakespearean festival, presents the ill-fated tragedy “Romeo & Juliet” about two star-crossed lovers. New Swan Theatre, Gateway Commons, UC Irvine, 949.842.6614, www.newswanshakespeare.com.

Harbor Music Cruise
8 p.m. Enjoy music aboard the 95-foot vessel Dana Pride while cruising the harbor. Boat features a full bar. Occurs each Saturday. $15. Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching, 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.5794, www.danawharf.com.

Klownfish and Black Pearl Reggae
9:30 p.m. Live Music at OC Tavern. Tickets $5. 2369 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.542.8877, www.octavern.com.

Sunday, August 24

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.

Red Pig Garden Tools
10 a.m. Visit The Ecology Center’s sustainable store, Tools for Change, and learn all about their latest featured product, Red Pig Garden Tools. Free. 32701 Alipaz Street, San Juan Capistrano. For more information, visit www.theecologycenter.org.

Blue Whale Discovery Cruise
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Join marine biologists from the Ocean Institute on a search for the world’s largest mammal, the blue whale. Travel to the feeding grounds of the great blues aboard the high-tech Sea Explorer. $35 for adults, $22 for children ages 4 to 12. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.496.2274, www.ocean-institute.org.

Motorcity Magic
1 p.m. The Laguna Playhouse continues its Rock n’ Roll summer with a presentation of Motown sounds in Motorcity Magic: A Musical Journey Through the Mowtown Years. Show ends today. Tickets are $46 to $66. Laguna Playhouse, 606 N. Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.497.2787, www.lagunaplayhouse.com.

Art of Cooking
1 p.m.-2 p.m. The Festival of Arts’ cooking series comes to a close with Chef Camron Woods of The Ranch. Free with $10 weekend admission. 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. For tickets and info, visit www.lagunafestivalofarts.org or call 800.487.2787.

Summer Concert Series
2:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Don’t miss the last concert of the city’s annual summertime series as Southern California’s own Midnight Whiskey, playing hits from blues, rock and R&B artists, come to Heritage Park. Springsteen, a tribute to the boss himself, Bruce Springsteen, headlines. So grab the family, blankets and dinner before heading to the park. 34400 Old Golden Lantern, Dana Point, www.danapoint.org.

The Transparentsea Voyage
5:30 p.m. Track the migration of blue and gray whales from Santa Barbara to San Diego from sailing kayaks, and learn about coastal environmental issues, as the documentary The Transparentsea Voyage is screened at the Ocean Institute. The film brings a group of athletes, musicians, celebrities and artists together to highlight conservation efforts. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, www.transparentseamovie.com.

Casa Cinema: Frozen
6:30 p.m. Disney animated movie Frozen under the stars in the Casa Romantica Courtyard. Bring your family, picnic, blankets or portable chairs for a memorable night at the Casa. Tickets free, but RSVP’s are required. A limited number a tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis. 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, 949.498.2139, www.casaromantica.org.

Twelfth Night
8 p.m. The New Swan Shakespeare Festival, Orange County’s only professional outdoor Shakespearean festival, presents the comedy “Twelfth Night” about twins Viola and Sebastian who are separated in a shipwreck. New Swan Theatre, Gateway Commons, UC Irvine, 949.842.6614, www.newswanshakespeare.com.

Monday, August 25

WWE Monday Night Raw
4:30 p.m. World Wrestling Entertainment returns to the Honda Center. Tickets $22-$99. 2695 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim. www.hondacenter.com.

I Heart Yoga in the Park
10 a.m. Join fellow yogis at Lantern Bay Park for an hour-long class each day, rain or shine. Evening classes held Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Classes also held at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Historic Town Center Park in San Juan Capistrano. Donations suggested. 25111 Park Lantern, Dana Point, www.iheartyogainthepark.com.

Country Dancin’ with Patrick & Friends
6:30 p.m. Enjoy happy hour prices, steak night and live music and dancing at The Swallow’s Inn. 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188, www.swallowsinn.com.

Saddleback Jazz Faculty Kickoff Show
7:30 p.m. Members of the Saddleback College jazz faculty will perform at the McKinney Theatre to kickoff the school year. 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo. General admission tickets are $10, $7 for students and seniors and can be purchased by calling 949.582.4656 or online at www.saddleback.edu/arts.

Capt. Dave’s Whale Watching
Times vary. 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, August 26

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. Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching, 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.5794, www.danawharf.com.

KnitLit Book Club
6 p.m.-7 p.m. Bring your knitting project and join in on a lively discussion of the latest book, which will be available after the meeting. KnitLit meets the last Tuesday of each month. San Juan Capistrano Library, 31495 El Camino Real, 949.493.1752, www.ocpl.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.

Dustin Franks
7 p.m.-10 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663, www.thecellarsite.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.

$2 Tuesdays at The Swallow’s
Enjoy $2 tacos, shot specials and domestic drafts at The Swallow’s Inn. Phil Vandermost will perform live. 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188, www.swallowsinn.com.

Wednesday, August 27

West Coast Film Festival
Opening day of the fourth annual West Coast Film Festival. At the Regency Theatre, watch Gigi at 2 p.m., Heartbreak Ridge at 4:30 p.m. and All the President’s Men at 8:15 p.m., preceded at 7:45 with The Impeachment of President William Jefferson Clinton. The festival runs five consecutive nights through Sunday, Aug. 31. Also includes, To Catch a Thief, Goodfellas, The Wizard of Oz, A Clockwork Orange, Amadeus and The Shawshank Redemption, as well as several special presentations and screenings. For the full schedule or to purchase tickets, visit www.westcoastfilmfest.com or call 949.489.7771.

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.

Capo Beach Farmers Market
3 p.m.–7 p.m. Visit the area’s latest weekly market where locally-grown, organic produce and regional artisans are featured. Capo Beach Church, 25975 Domingo Ave., 949.573.5033, www.danapoint.org.

Stretch and Strength
6 p.m. This partnership between I Heart Yoga in the Park and the Mission San Juan Capistrano brings yoga enthusiasts together to help in the fight against cancer. $10 donation. Proceeds benefit Relay for Life San Juan Capistrano. 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1321, www.iheartyogainthepark.com.

Karaoke with Les & Joel
7 p.m. Show off your voice on karaoke night at The Swallow’s Inn. 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188, www.swallowsinn.com.

Boundary Birds
7 p.m.-10 p.m. Live music at The Cellar. 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663, www.thecellarsite.com.

Rod Frias
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.

Romeo & Juliet
8 p.m. The New Swan Shakespeare Festival, Orange County’s only professional outdoor Shakespearean festival, presents the ill-fated tragedy “Romeo & Juliet” about two star-crossed lovers. New Swan Theatre, Gateway Commons, UC Irvine, 949.842.6614, www.newswanshakespeare.com.

Thursday, August 28

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.

Mission Readers Book Discussion
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Join other readers for an lively informal book discussion at the San Juan Capistrano Library. Copies of the book will be available for checkout after the meeting. 31495 El Camino Real, 949.493.1752, www.ocpl.org.

Art Talk: Art of Documentary Photography
Noon-1 p.m. Festival of Arts exhibitor Tom Lamb will lead a discussion on the impact of documentary photography in the world or fine art. Admission $7 for adults, $4 for students and seniors. Festival of Arts Grounds, 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 800.487.2787, www.lagunafestivalofarts.org.

Free Saddleback Concert Series
1 p.m. Former Saddleback College opera student and Boston Conservatory graduate Michelle Ferrara performs as part of the school music department’s free one-hour concert series, Thursdays in Fine Arts Room 101 and the McKinney Theatre. 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo. For more info, visit www.saddleback.edu/arts.

San Clemente Beach Concert
6 p.m. until sunset. Reggae band Common Sense comes to the sand. Enjoy live music with the San Clemente sunset as the backdrop. Concert takes place near the San Clemente Pier. Free. 949.361.8264, www.san-clemente.org/recreation.

Tim Johnson
6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Taste blends from the West Coast’s smallest, finest wineries accompanied by vibrant small plates and live music. Wine tastings run from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. each Thursday. DaVine Food & Wine, 34673 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.493.4044, www.davine-wine.com.

The Kalama 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.

Twelfth Night
8 p.m. The New Swan Shakespeare Festival, Orange County’s only professional outdoor Shakespearean festival, presents the comedy “Twelfth Night” about twins Viola and Sebastian who are separated in a shipwreck. New Swan Theatre, Gateway Commons, UC Irvine, 949.842.6614, www.newswanshakespeare.com.

Friday, August 29

Orange County Wine Cruise
5:30 p.m. Climb onboard a Dana Wharf catamaran for this 90-minute wine cruise around the Dana Point Harbor. Tickets are $49. See more events at www.danawharf.com. Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching, 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 888.224.0603.

Totally Tropical
6 p.m.-8 p.m. Cruise on into Club Literacy for an evening filled with ocean adventures and tropical tales. Limbo for a cupcake, show off your hula hoop skills, feast on a pupu platter and enjoy this ship to shore story time. $20. RSVP by Aug. 28. Club Literacy, 34085 Pacific Coast Highway Suite 105, Dana Point, 949.717.6624, www.clubliteracy.com.

George Fryer & The Catch
6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Taste blends from the West Coast’s smallest, finest wineries accompanied by vibrant small plates and live music. Wine tastings run from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. each Friday. DaVine Food & Wine, 34673 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.493.4044, www.davine-wine.com.

Mike Hamilton
7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Enjoy live music at Salt Creek Grille each Friday with guitarist, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Mike Hamilton. 32802 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, 949. 661.7799, www.mikehamiltonmusic.com.

The Four Corners Band
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.

Romeo & Juliet
8 p.m. The New Swan Shakespeare Festival, Orange County’s only professional outdoor Shakespearean festival, presents the ill-fated tragedy “Romeo & Juliet” about two star-crossed lovers. New Swan Theatre, Gateway Commons, UC Irvine, 949.842.6614, www.newswanshakespeare.com.

Saturday, August 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.

Blue Whale Discovery Cruise
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Join marine biologists from the Ocean Institute on a search for the world’s largest mammal, the blue whale. Travel to the feeding grounds of the great blues aboard the high-tech Sea Explorer. $35 for adults, $22 for children ages 4 to 12. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.496.2274, www.ocean-institute.org.

Totally Tropical
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Cruise on into Club Literacy for an evening filled with ocean adventures and tropical tales. Limbo for a cupcake, show off your hula hoop skills, feast on a pupu platter and enjoy this ship to shore story time. $20. RSVP by Aug. 28. Club Literacy, 34085 Pacific Coast Highway Suite 105, Dana Point, 949.717.6624, www.clubliteracy.com.

Poncho Sanchez and His Latin Band
1 p.m.-3 p.m. The Festival of Arts’ Jazz on the Green series concludes with Poncho Sanchez and His Latin Jazz Band. Free with price of festival admission $10. Reserved seating $25. Festival of Arts, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach. For tickets or info, call 800.487.3378 or visit www.lagunafestivalofarts.org.

OC Vertigo
2:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. OC Vertigo performs live at The Swallow’s Inn. Rob Staley takes the stage at 8:30 p.m. 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188, www.swallowsinn.com.

Sasha Evans
6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Taste blends from the West Coast’s smallest, finest wineries accompanied by vibrant small plates and live music. Wine tastings run from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. each Saturday. DaVine Food & Wine, 34673 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.493.4044, www.davine-wine.com.

Music Under the Stars Concert
6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. The Fab Four tribute band performs as part of the Mission’s popular summer concert series. Enjoy live music, dancing and a picnic in the Mission’s central courtyard. Proceeds benefit Mission preservation efforts. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. For tickets, visit www.missionsjc.com.

Billy Watson
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.

Twelfth Night
8 p.m. The New Swan Shakespeare Festival, Orange County’s only professional outdoor Shakespearean festival, presents the comedy “Twelfth Night” about twins Viola and Sebastian who are separated in a shipwreck. New Swan Theatre, Gateway Commons, UC Irvine, 949.842.6614, www.newswanshakespeare.com.

Harbor Music Cruise
8 p.m. Enjoy music aboard the 95-foot vessel Dana Pride while cruising the harbor. Boat features a full bar. Occurs each Saturday. $15. Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching, 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.5794, www.danawharf.com.

Sunday, August 31

Blue Whale Discovery Cruise
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Join marine biologists from the Ocean Institute on a search for the world’s largest mammal, the blue whale. Travel to the feeding grounds of the great blues aboard the high-tech Sea Explorer. $35 for adults, $22 for children ages 4 to 12. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.496.2274, www.ocean-institute.org.

Live Music at The Swallow’s
1:30 p.m. Southbound and Company performs live at The Swallow’s Inn. 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188, www.swallowsinn.com.

Monday, September 1

I Heart Yoga in the Park
10 a.m. Join fellow yogis at Lantern Bay Park for an hour-long class each day, rain or shine. Evening classes held Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Classes also held at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Historic Town Center Park in San Juan Capistrano. Donations suggested. 25111 Park Lantern, Dana Point, www.iheartyogainthepark.com.

Capt. Dave’s Whale Watching
Times vary. 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, September 2

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. Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching, 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.5794, www.danawharf.com.

Thursday, September 4

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.

Saturday, September 6

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.

Blue Whale Discovery Cruise
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Join marine biologists from the Ocean Institute on a search for the world’s largest mammal, the blue whale. Travel to the feeding grounds of the great blues aboard the high-tech Sea Explorer. $35 for adults, $22 for children ages 4 to 12. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.496.2274, www.ocean-institute.org.

Backyard Skills: Food Preservation
1 p.m. Learn recipes, procedures, safety tips and techniques behind preserving, canning and fermenting various foods. Participants can taste various preserved foods, including fig balsamic preserves, pickled onions and zucchini jam. $12 fee goes toward The Ecology Center. The Center for Living Peace, 4139 Campus Drive, Irvine. For tickets and more information, visit www.theecologycenter.org or call 949.443.4223.

Music Harbor Cruise
8 p.m. Enjoy music from Bunch of Guys aboard the 95-foot vessel Dana Pride while cruising the harbor. Boat features a full bar. Occurs each Saturday. $15. Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching, 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.5794, www.danawharf.com.

Sunday, September 7

Grandparents Day Nature Walk
8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Celebrate National Grandparents Day with an easy hike at The Reserve/Richard and Donna O’Neill Land Conservancy. Register by 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6. To RSVP, directors or more info, visit www.rmvreserve.org.

The Village Art Faire
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Shop and stroll along Avenida Del Mar, in the heart of historic downtown San Clemente on the first Sunday of every month, where close to 70 gifted artisans sell their hand-crafted art and fine crafts. Explore a variety of exceptional work including fine art, photography, ceramics, wood work, botanicals, knits, jewelry, leather goods, metal work, organic textiles, natural body products, fused and blown glass and much more. 949.395.7008. www.villagesanclemente.org.

Blue Whale Discovery Cruise
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Join marine biologists from the Ocean Institute on a search for the world’s largest mammal, the blue whale. Travel to the feeding grounds of the great blues aboard the high-tech Sea Explorer. $35 for adults, $22 for children ages 4 to 12. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.496.2274, www.ocean-institute.org.

Monday, September 8

I Heart Yoga in the Park
10 a.m. Join fellow yogis at Lantern Bay Park for an hour-long class each day, rain or shine. Evening classes held Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Classes also held at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Historic Town Center Park in San Juan Capistrano. Donations suggested. 25111 Park Lantern, Dana Point, www.iheartyogainthepark.com.

Capt. Dave’s Whale Watching
Times vary. 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, September 9

SJC Writers Group
6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Discuss and improve your writing skills or learn how to publish with the San Juan Capistrano Writers Group. You must be actively working on a writing project. Occurs the second Tuesday of each month at the San Juan Capistrano Library, 31495 El Camino Real. For more info, call Lori Lawson at 949.493.1752 or visit www.ocpl.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.

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.

Wednesday, September 10

Preserve the Harvest
6 p.m. Experience a hands-on cooking class for adults, starting in the garden and ending with a delicious meal. Chef Cathy McKnight will lead the workshop. $40 for members, $50 for non-members. The Ecology Center, 32701 Alipaz Street, San Juan Capistrano. For tickets or for more information, visit www.theecologycenter.org or call 949.443.4223.

Lecture: Back to the Jurassic!
7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Learn about Orange County’s geologic history with geologist Aron Taylor at the RMV Presentation Center at The Reserve/Richard and Donna O’Neill Land Conservancy. Free. To RSVP, directions or more info, visit www.rmvreserve.org.

Thursday, September 11

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.

Saturday, September 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.

The Ark of San Juan Rescued Pet Adoptions
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dogs and puppies at PetsPlus, 32022 Camino Capistrano. Noon-4 p.m. Cats at PetSmart. 33963 Doheny Park Road, San Juan Capistrano, 949.388.0034, www.arkofsanjuan.org.

Saturday Movies in the Park
Dusk. The San Juan Capistrano Equestrian Coalition invites families to enjoy the film Frozen at the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park, 30753 La Pata Rd., San Juan Capistrano. For more info, call 949.234.1696 or visit www.sjcec.org.

Second Stage Stand-Up
7:30 p.m. The Camino Real Playhouse hosts a lineup of four comedians on the second Saturday of each month. Admission $15. To purchase, call 949.489.8082 or visit www.comedyintheoc.com. 31776 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, www.caminorealplayhouse.org.

Music Harbor Cruise
8 p.m. Enjoy music from the Wheeland Brothers aboard the 95-foot vessel Dana Pride while cruising the harbor. Boat features a full bar. Occurs each Saturday. $15. Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching, 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.5794, www.danawharf.com.

Wednesday, September 17

Chuck Ragan
8 p.m. Chuck Ragan, solo artist and front man for the iconic punk band Hot Water Music, performs at The Coach House. Doors open at 6 p.m. 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano. For tickets or dinner reservations, visit www.thecoachhouse.com or call 949.496.8930.

Thursday, September 18

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.

Yappy Hour
5 p.m.-8 p.m. Follow Fido to happy hour at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel for this monthly cocktail party. Four-legged friends can enjoy complimentary biscuits while lapping up beef and bacon flavored water. Their human counterparts can purchase burgers, brews and wine. Funds raised will help support Canine Companions for Independence which provides service dogs to the disabled and the nation’s veterans. 1 Ritz Carlton Drive, Dana Point, www.ritz-carlton.com.