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Wednesday, July 13

San Onofre Parks Foundation Summer Lecture Series

8 p.m. Retired San Onofre State Park Superintendent Steve Long hosts “The Making of the Park.” The San Onofre Parks Foundation’s Summer Lecture Series will feature special presentations throughout the summer. Next event is August 17. www.SanOnofreParksFoundation.org.

Thursday, July 14

Live Music: Kalama Brothers

7-10:30 p.m. Join Kalama Brothers at Iva Lee’s for a night of live music. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente. 949.361.2855. www.ivalees.com.

Casino Summer Nights Jazz Series

7:30-10 p.m. Visit the Casino San Clemente for their summer jazz series. Tickets are $7 online $10 at the door. Order online at www.casinosummernights.brownpapertickets.com. 140 W. Avenida Pico. 949.369.660. www.thecasinosanclemente.com.

Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Schulman

7 p.m. Join Casa Romantica for a viewing of the documentary film Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman. The viewing is followed by a discussion with architecture historian and writer Ted Wells. Event is free to attend. 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente. 949. 498.2139. www.casaromantica.org.

Friday, July 15

Laguna Art-A-Fair

10 a.m.-9 p.m. Discover 125 distinguished artists at this juried fine art festival in Laguna Canyon, which runs through Aug. 28. Enjoy live music Thursday through Sunday, outdoor cuisine at Tivoli Too! and daily adult art workshops. The festival is open Sunday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Adults $7.50, seniors/military/students $5.50, children under 12 free. 777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.494.4514, www.art-a-fair.com.

OC Fair Opening Day

Noon to Midnight. The OC Fair begins another season of carnival rides, food, live music and entertainment, action sports and so much more. The festival runs through August 14, Wednesdays through Sundays. 100 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. 800.745.3000. www.ocfair.com.

Magician Naathan Phan

2-3 p.m. Visit the San Clemente Community Center Auditorium this free show for kids. Part of the Summer Kids’ Shows series. San Clemente Library. 242 Avenida Del Mar. 949.492.3493. www.ocpl.org.

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. Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching, 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 888.224.0603, www.danawharf.com.

The Curse of Capistrano

6 p.m. The Camino Real Playhouse puts on the original 1919 story of Zorro, a legend that began in San Juan Capistrano. Picnicking starts at 6 p.m. Kids pre-show starts at 7 p.m. Show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 a piece, which discounts for families. Runs every weekend through July 31. Performed at Historic Town Center Park. 31852 El Camino Real. Tickets at www.caminorealplayhouse.com.

Live Music: Susan Bach

6:30 p.m. Singer-songwriter Susan bach showcases her mix of folk, country, rock, blues and Irish music at the San Juan Capistrano Friends of the Library Bookstore. $15. 31495 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano. www.ocpl.org. 949.493.2688.

Summer Movie Nights: ‘The Good Dinosaur’
7 p.m. Enjoy a free summer movie night on the CVCS football field, presented by South Shores Church. The movie begins at dusk (approx. 8:15 p.m.). Families are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and food. 32032 Del Obispo Street, San Juan Capistrano, 949.661.4991, southshores.org.

Saddleback Big Band Under the Stars

7:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of jazz under the stars with Joey Sellers and the Saddleback Big Band. Saddleback College, 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, 949.582.4656, www.saddleback.edu/arts.

Live Music: Billy Watson

7:30-11 p.m. Join Billy Watson at Iva Lee’s for a night of live music. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente. 949.361.2855. www.ivalees.com.

Live Music: Janna & the Giants

9 p.m. Join Janna & the Giants at Goody’s Tavern. 206 S. El Camino Real. 949.492.3400. www.goodystavern.com.

Saturday, July 16

San Clemente Ocean Festival

All day Saturday and Sunday. Head down to the San Clemente Pier and beach for a weekend jam-packed with activities in “The Greatest Show on Surf.” Participate in or watch surfing, fishing, lifeguard races, woody car exhibitions, dory boat racing, paddle board races, free concerts, food, drinks and much more. Admission is free. Free parking and round-trip shuttle service from The Outlets at San Clemente, 700 Avenida Pico. www.oceanfestial.org.

Restoration on the Reserve Walk

8-10 a.m. Join Botanist Tony Bomkamp and Executive Director Laura Coley Eisenberg for a stroll along the San Juan Creek to see examples of restored habitats on the Reserve. See if you can tell the difference between what nature made and what man made as we look at willow riparian, oak woodland and coastal sage scrub habitats. $10 for adults, $5 children, free for members. Reserve your spot at www.rmvreserve.org.

Elks of San Clemente Flea Market

8 a.m.-2 p.m. Shop for antiques, collectibles, furniture, tools, surf and sporting goods, kids things, crafts, baked goods, fruits and vegetables. Third Saturday of every month. Elks Lodge #2068, 1505 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente. Parking on Calle De Los Molinos. 949.492.2068. www.elks.org.

5th Marines Support Group Car Wash

8 a.m.-6 p.m. The 5th Marines Regiment Support Group will be hosting an eco-friendly car wash. The money donated from the event will be used to help Marines, Sailors, Wounded Warriors and their families in myriad ways. Doheny Village Car Wash. 34241 Doheny Park Road, Capistrano Beach. www.danapoint5thmarines.com.

SCHS Class of 1996 Reunion

10 a.m.-8 p.m. The San Clemente High School class of 1996 will celebrate its 20th anniversary reunion, beginning with a family beach day at T-Street from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. After that, a party will take place at 8 p.m. at OC Tavern, 2369 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente. A taco bar will be available for $20 per person.

Your Back: Pain & Prevention

10:30-11:30 a.m. Join strength coach and movement specialist, Jeremy Pricer, CSCS, CPT, for a two-part series of lectures and practical demonstrations on back pain-why we have it and what to do about it. San Clemente Library. 242 Avenida Del Mar. 949.492.3493. www.ocpl.org.

Dance Party Story time at Dana Point Library

10:30-11:30 a.m. Children and families are welcome to join us for stories, songs, crafts, and activities. It will be held in the Library Meeting Room; walk-ins welcome. Dana Point Library. 33841 Niguel Road. 949.496.5517. www.ocpl.org.

Saturdays at The Swallow’s Inn
2:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Family Styl performs until 6:30 p.m., followed by Dawson at 8:30 p.m. The Swallow’s Inn, 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188, www.swallowsinn.com.

Ocean Institute Adventure Sails

4:30 p.m. Hoop aboard the schooner, Spirit of Dana Point. Join the crew to help raise sail, handle lines and steer the ship, or simply sit back, relax and enjoy the majesty of sailing the seas aboard a tall ship.Cost is $60 adults, $40 for children ages 4-12, $50 seniors (ages 55+) and active military with ID; includes admission to the Ocean Institute. Call 949.496.2274, or visit www.ocean-institute.org.

Summer Sunset Safari

5:30-8 p.m. A 2.5-hour safari with dolphins, whales, and other marine wildlife, with the setting sun and rising full moon as breathtaking backdrops. For this special safari only, beer and wine is available to purchase on the boat. $65 per adult. Captain Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Safari, 24440 Dana Point Harbor Drive. 949.488.2828. www.dolphinsafari.com.

Live Music: Paul Manaster and Company

7 p.m. Join Paul Manaster, the Pacific Symphony Associate Concertmaster, and his academy colleague for an evening of live music at Casa Romantic.Second performance at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 17. 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente. 949. 498.2139. www.casaromantica.org.

Summer of Theatre: Shakespeare’s Othello

7:30 p.m. The Saddleback College Performing Arts Department presents Shakespeare’s Othello, performed by Shakespeare by the Sea. Seating opens at 6 p.m. and is first-come, first-served, with reserved seating available for $25. The event will be held outdoors and attendees are encouraged to bring low-back chairs and blankets to sit on. Food trucks will be available and picnic meals are permitted. Parking and admission is free. Saddleback College, 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, 949.582.4656, www.saddleback.edu/arts.

Live Music: Bunch of Guys

7:30-11 p.m. Join Bunch of Guys at Iva Lee’s for a night of live music. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente. 949.361.2855. www.ivalees.com.

Live Music: Sugarlips

9 p.m. Join Sugarlips at Goody’s Tavern. 206 S. El Camino Real. 949.492.3400. www.goodystavern.com.

Sunday, July 17

Succulent Driftwood Planter Class

10 a.m. Learn how to put together a water-wise summer planter! An instructor will show you how to incorporate succulents into driftwood for a fun beach-themed centerpiece. Class is free with the purchase of materials. Reservations are required. Cottage Home and Garden 31711. Los Rios Street. 949.493.3920. www.cottage-home-and-garden.com.

America’s Cup Viewing

Noon to 5 p.m. The public is invited to see the “Oldest Trophy in All of Sports”—The America’s Cu—as it makes a return visit to Dana Point Yacht Club. It’ll be a day filled with fun and excitement, not to mention history and tradition. 24399 Dana Drive, Dana Point. 949.496.2900. www.dpyc.org.

Lantern District Car Show

1-5 p.m. On July 17, the City of Dana Point is pairing up with BlueChip Motorcars to host the Dana Point Lantern District Car Show. Held on Del Prado between Old Golden Lantern and Amber Lantern. There will be live music, hundreds of custom and classic cars on display, along with awards such as Best in Show, Mayor’s Cup and more. This event is free and open to all ages. www.dplanterndistrict.com.

Dana Point Summer Concert Series

2:30 p.m. Lights (performing the music of Journey & more) goes on between 2:30-4 p.m. BOSTYX (featuring David Victor, formerly of BOSTON) plays from 4:30-6 p.m. Food and drinks available for purchase. Sea Terrace Park, 33501 Niguel Road, Dana Point. www.danapointconcertseries.com.

Summer of Theatre: Shakespeare’s ‘Cymbeline’

7:30 p.m. The Saddleback College Performing Arts Department presents Shakespeare’s Cymbeline, performed by Shakespeare by the Sea. Seating opens at 6 p.m. and is first-come, first-served, with reserved seating available for $25. The event will be held outdoors and attendees are encouraged to bring low-back chairs and blankets to sit on. Food trucks will be available and picnic meals are permitted. Parking and admission is free. Saddleback College, 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, 949.582.4656, www.saddleback.edu/arts.

Karaoke at Goody’s

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

Monday, July 18

Buccaneer Adventure Summer Camp

9 a.m.-4 p.m. The weeklong summer camp begins for children age 7-8. The buccaneers will explore the seas and learn how to sail. There will be hands on activities, including crafts, rowing, story telling, treasure hunts and more. The price for the summer camp is $350, for members $265. Register online at www.ocean-institute.org or call 949.496.2274 for more information. Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point.

Bridge at the 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.

Free Guitar Lessons

Free group lessons starting from the beginner level. Ages 12 and up. Bring your own guitar. Email coamusicarts@gmail.com to sign up. 1050 Calle Negocio, 949.388.0114, www.communityoutreachalliance.com/

Tuesday, July 19

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.

Local Author Lecture Series

2:30-4:30 p.m. Join D. Helene, author of Diary of a 99%-er, and Barbara J. Young, author of Life Forever Under the Sun, in the Third Sunday Local Author Lecture Series at the San Juan Capistrano Friends of the Library Bookstore. Author and Interviewer P.J. Colando moderates. Event is free to attend. 31495 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano. 949.493.2688. www.ocpl.org.

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.

Ukulele Lessons at SHACC

7-9 p.m. The ukulele is a fun, traditional Hawaiian instrument that sings in the key of aloha. The Surfing Heritage and Culture Center (SHACC) offers our members monthly group ukulele lessons for $8 per session. 110 Calle Iglesia, San Clemente. 949.388.0313. www.surfingheritage.com.

Wednesday, July 20

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, 949.369.5482.

San Juan Summer Nites: The Trip

6-8 p.m. Bring a chair or blanket and join the fun at Historic Town Center Park for the San Juan Summer Nites concerts through September. Seating and parking are free. This month’s performer is The Trip, a classic rock outfit. www.sanjuanchamber.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, July 21

Beach Concert: Rod Piazza

6 p.m. Listen to Rod Piazza north of the San Clemente Pier. 7 Pier, 622 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente. www.san-clemente.org.

Live Music: Boo Stubbs

7-10:30 p.m. Join Boo Stubbs at Iva Lee’s for a night of live music. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente. 949.361.2855. www.ivalees.com.

Dana Point Chamber of Commerce Mixer

5:30-7:30 p.m. Join the Chamber of Commerce for their Third Thursdays mixer. $12 for Chamber members, $20 for non-members. The Fountains at Sea Bluffs. 25411 Sea Bluffs Drive, Dana Point. www.danapointchamber.com.

Friday, July 22

Laguna Art-A-Fair

10 a.m.-9 p.m. Discover 125 distinguished artists at this juried fine art festival in Laguna Canyon, which runs through Aug. 28. Enjoy live music Thursday through Sunday, outdoor cuisine at Tivoli Too! and daily adult art workshops. The festival is open Sunday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Adults $7.50, seniors/military/students $5.50, children under 12 free. 777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.494.4514, www.art-a-fair.com.

Balloon Storyteller

2-3 p.m. Visit the San Clemente Community Center Auditorium this free show for kids. Part of the Summer Kids’ Shows series. San Clemente Library. 242 Avenida Del Mar. 949.492.3493. www.ocpl.org.

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. Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching, 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 888.224.0603, www.danawharf.com.

The Curse of Capistrano

6 p.m. The Camino Real Playhouse puts on the original 1919 story of Zorro, a legend that began in San Juan Capistrano. Picnicking starts at 6 p.m. Kids pre-show starts at 7 p.m. Show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 a piece, which discounts for families. Runs every weekend through July 31. Performed at Historic Town Center Park. 31852 El Camino Real. Tickets at www.caminorealplayhouse.com.

Summer Movie Nights: ‘Inside Out’
7 p.m. Enjoy a free summer movie night on the CVCS football field, presented by South Shores Church. The movie begins at dusk (approx. 8:15 p.m.). Families are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and food. 32032 Del Obispo Street, San Juan Capistrano, 949.661.4991, southshores.org.

Summer of Theatre: ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

7:30 p.m. The Saddleback College Performing Arts Department presents Little Shop of Horrors. Seating opens at 6 p.m. and is first-come, first-served, with reserved seating available for $25. The event will be held outdoors and attendees are encouraged to bring low-back chairs and blankets to sit on. Food trucks will be available and picnic meals are permitted. Parking and admission is free. Saddleback College, 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, 949.582.4656, www.saddleback.edu/arts.

Live Music: Chris Andersen

7:30-11 p.m. Join Chris Andersen at Iva Lee’s for a night of live music. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente. 949.361.2855. www.ivalees.com.

Live Music: Bad Kitty Project

9 p.m. Join Bad Kitty Project at Goody’s Tavern. 206 S. El Camino Real. 949.492.3400. www.goodystavern.com.

Saturday, July 23

Author Reading: Carmen Deedy

The library, in partnership with the Bowers Museum, is please to host the author of such children’s books as The Library Dragon and Martina the Beautiful Cockroach. Join us for an author reading followed by a Q & A.  Light refreshments will be served. San Clemente Library. 242 Avenida Del Mar. 949.492.3493. www.ocpl.org.

Creating Jams and Preserves

9:30-11 a.m. Join the UCCE Food Preservers and Goin Native Therapeutic Gardens for a class on making jams and preserves. Reata Park and Event Center. 28632 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano. 949.606.6386. Reserve space by emailing marianne@goinnnative.net, or visit www.goinnative.net.

American Girl Book and Craft

10:30-11:30 a.m. Join Ms. Kasey with your American Girl Dolls as she shares one of their stories. A craft will follow the story. Dana Point Library. 33841 Niguel Road. 949.496.5517. www.ocpl.org.

Fairy Garden Class

11 a.m. Create your very own mini garden! An instructor will show you how to place, and pick plants to create an adorable pot. Class is free with the purchase of materials. Cottage Home and Garden. 31711 Los Rios Street. 949.493.3920. www.cottage-home-and-garden.com.

Genealogy 101

1-2 p.m. Learn the basics of genealogy in this hands-on class. Limited to the first 12 people. Dana Point Library. 33841 Niguel Road. 949.496.5517. www.ocpl.org.

Saturdays at The Swallow’s Inn
2:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Telesound performs until 6:30 p.m., followed by Rye Brothers at 8:30 p.m. The Swallow’s Inn, 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188, www.swallowsinn.com.

Live Music: Voodoo Groove

7:30-11 p.m. Join Voodoo Groove at Iva Lee’s for a night of live music. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente. 949.361.2855. www.ivalees.com.

Live Music: The Drop

9 p.m. Join Rum Soaked Raisins at Goody’s Tavern. 206 S. El Camino Real. 949.492.3400. www.goodystavern.com.

Sunday, July 24

Dana Point Summer Concert Series

2:30 p.m. Tricia Freeman Band plays from 2:30-4 p.m. Peaceful Easy (Eagles Tribute Band) plays from 4:30-6 p.m. Food and drinks available for purchase. Sea Terrace Park, 33501 Niguel Road, Dana Point. www.danapointconcertseries.com.

‘It Happened One Night’ Outdoor Showing

Casa Romantica will host a viewing of Frank Capra’s classic film It Happened One Night outdoors in the Casa courtyard. 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente. 949. 498.2139. www.casaromantica.org.

Karaoke at Goody’s

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

Monday, July 25

Buccaneer Adventure Summer Camp

9 a.m.-4 p.m. The weeklong summer camp begins for children age 7-8. The buccaneers will explore the seas and learn how to sail. There will be hands on activities, including crafts, rowing, story telling, treasure hunts and more. The price for the summer camp is $350, for members $265. Register online at www.ocean-institute.org or call 949.496.2274 for more information. Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point.

Bridge at the 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.

Free Guitar Lessons

Free group lessons starting from the beginner level. Ages 12 and up. Bring your own guitar. Email coamusicarts@gmail.com to sign up. 1050 Calle Negocio, 949.388.0114, www.communityoutreachalliance.com/

Tuesday, July 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.

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.

Wednesday, July 27

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, 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, July 28

Free HCG Medical Weight Loss Program Class

6-7 p.m. Join Dr. Helene Pulnik, ND for a class on prescription HCG as used in weight loss.24865 Del Prado Ave. Dana Point. 949.416.4670.

Casino Summer Nights Jazz Series

7:30-10 p.m. Visit the Casino San Clemente for their summer jazz series. Tickets are $7 online $10 at the door. Order online at www.casinosummernights.brownpapertickets.com. 140 W. Avenida Pico. 949.369.660. www.thecasinosanclemente.com.

Live Music: Lee Roy

7-10:30 p.m. Join Lee Roy at Iva Lee’s for a night of live music. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente. 949.361.2855. www.ivalees.com.

Friday, July 29

Laguna Art-A-Fair

10 a.m.-9 p.m. Discover 125 distinguished artists at this juried fine art festival in Laguna Canyon, which runs through Aug. 28. Enjoy live music Thursday through Sunday, outdoor cuisine at Tivoli Too! and daily adult art workshops. The festival is open Sunday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Adults $7.50, seniors/military/students $5.50, children under 12 free. 777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.494.4514, www.art-a-fair.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. Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching, 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 888.224.0603, www.danawharf.com.

The Curse of Capistrano

6 p.m. The Camino Real Playhouse puts on the original 1919 story of Zorro, a legend that began in San Juan Capistrano. Picnicking starts at 6 p.m. Kids pre-show starts at 7 p.m. Show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 a piece, which discounts for families. Runs through the weekend. Performed at Historic Town Center Park. 31852 El Camino Real. Tickets at www.caminorealplayhouse.com.

Mighty Mickey & Laney Star’s

2-3 p.m. Visit the San Clemente Community Center Auditorium this free show for kids. Part of the Summer Kids’ Shows series. San Clemente Library. 242 Avenida Del Mar. 949.492.3493. www.ocpl.org.

Summer Movie Nights: ‘Zootopia’
7 p.m. Enjoy a free summer movie night on the CVCS football field, presented by South Shores Church. The movie begins at dusk (approx. 8:15 p.m.). Families are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and food. 32032 Del Obispo Street, San Juan Capistrano, 949.661.4991, southshores.org.

Live Music: The Fremonts

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

Live Music: The Deloreans

9 p.m. Join The Deloreans at Goody’s Tavern. 206 S. El Camino Real. 949.492.3400. www.goodystavern.com.

Saturday, July 30

Boys and Girls Club Art

10-4 p.m. Visit art done by the Boys and Girls Club of the South Coast area. Open throughout the week (opens at noon on weekdays). San Clemente Art Gallery at San Clemente Community Center, 100 N. Calle Seville in San Clemente. www.ncaddoc.org.

Author Chat: Georgia Dunn

1-2 p.m. Georgia Dunn, illustrator and author of the online webcomic Breaking Cat News, will read and answer questions. Georgia shares her passion for her art, craft and cats with the group. San Clemente Library. 242 Avenida Del Mar. 949.492.3493. www.ocpl.org.

Saturdays at The Swallow’s Inn
2:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. OC Vertigo performs until 6:30 p.m., followed by Lightning Train at 8:30 p.m. The Swallow’s Inn, 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188, www.swallowsinn.com.

Two Stepping Under the Stars

6-10 p.m. Join the San Juan Capistrano Equestrian Coalition and the Two Stepping Under the Stars Committee for an evening of dancing, drinking, eating and celebrating local equestrian culture. 949.395.8349. Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park. 27174 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano. www.sanjuanequestrian.org.

Live Music: Family Style

7:30-11 p.m. Join Family Style at Iva Lee’s for a night of live music. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente. 949.361.2855. www.ivalees.com.

Live Music: Segagenocide

9 p.m. Join Segagenocide at Goody’s Tavern. 206 S. El Camino Real. 949.492.3400. www.goodystavern.com.

Sunday, July 31

Dana Point Summer Concert Series

2:30 p.m. Fan Halen (Van Halen Tribute) goes on from 2:30-4 p.m. Led ZepAgain (Led Zeppelin Tribute) plays from 4:30-6 p.m. Food and drinks available for purchase. Sea Terrace Park, 33501 Niguel Road, Dana Point. www.danapointconcertseries.com.

Karaoke at Goody’s

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

Monday, August 1

Buccaneer Adventure Summer Camp

9 a.m.-4 p.m. The weeklong summer camp begins for children age 7-8. The buccaneers will explore the seas and learn how to sail. There will be hands on activities, including crafts, rowing, story telling, treasure hunts and more. The price for the summer camp is $350, for members $265. Register online at www.ocean-institute.org or call 949.496.2274 for more information. Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point.

Bridge at the 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.

Free Guitar Lessons

Free group lessons starting from the beginner level. Ages 12 and up. Bring your own guitar. Email coamusicarts@gmail.com to sign up. 1050 Calle Negocio, 949.388.0114, www.communityoutreachalliance.com/

Tuesday, August 2

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.

Wednesday, August 3

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, 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, August 4

Beach Concert: Common Sense

6 p.m. Listen to the band Common Sense north of the San Clemente Pier. 7 Pier, 622 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente. www.san-clemente.org.

Friday, August 5

Laguna Art-A-Fair

10 a.m.-9 p.m. Discover 125 distinguished artists at this juried fine art festival in Laguna Canyon, which runs through Aug. 28. Enjoy live music Thursday through Sunday, outdoor cuisine at Tivoli Too! and daily adult art workshops. The festival is open Sunday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Adults $7.50, seniors/military/students $5.50, children under 12 free. 777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.494.4514, www.art-a-fair.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. Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching, 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 888.224.0603, www.danawharf.com.

Saturday, August 6

Heritage Summer Olympics

8 a.m.-2 p.m. The morning starts with a free pancake breakfast, then activities throughout the day for all ages (individual, team, and family events), a food truck selling lunch, and closing ceremonies to include awards, a kids concert and dessert. Heritage Christian Fellowship, 190 Avenida La Pata, San Clemente. 949.361.1022. www.heritagesc.org.

Family Film Matinee

10 a.m. to noon. Join the San Juan Capistrano Library in La Sala auditorium for a family film matinee. Free admission and popcorn for this fun family event. Occur first Saturday of every month. Contact the library for additional information. 31495 El Camino Real. 949.493.1752. www.ocpl.org.

Preparing Your Summer Garden for the Heat

9:30-11 a.m. Join the UCCE Master Gardeners and Goin Native Therapeutic Gardens for a class on summer gardening. Reata Park and Event Center. 28632 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano. 949.606.6386. Reserve space by emailing marianne@goinnnative.net, or visit www.goinnative.net.

Ladera Library Luau

1-2:30 p.m. Celebrate the joys of summer and dancing, with a Ladera Library-style Luau.  Professional Polynesian Dancers lead the way. Children can wear grass skirts and leis. Fun for all ages. Free admission. 29551 Sienna Parkway, Ladera Ranch. 949.234 5940. www.ocpl.org.

Sunday, August 7

Karaoke at Goody’s

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

Dana Point Summer Concert Series

2:30 p.m. Raymond Michael’s Casino All Stars (Elvis, Tom & Englebert) plays from 2:30pm-4 p.m. Hot August Night (A Tribute to Neil Diamond) plays from 4:30-6 p.m. Food and drinks available for purchase. Sea Terrace Park, 33501 Niguel Road, Dana Point. www.danapointconcertseries.com.

Village Art Faire

9 a.m. The Village Art Faire is held on the first Sunday of every month and is put on by the Downtown Business Association. Stroll and shop Avenida Del Mar where more than 60 vendors will have arts, crafts and other fabulous items. www.villagesanclemente.org.

Monday, August 8

Buccaneer Adventure Summer Camp

9 a.m.-4 p.m. The weeklong summer camp begins for children age 7-8. The buccaneers will explore the seas and learn how to sail. There will be hands on activities, including crafts, rowing, story telling, treasure hunts and more. The price for the summer camp is $350, for members $265. Register online at www.ocean-institute.org or call 949.496.2274 for more information. Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point.

Bridge at the 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.

Free Guitar Lessons

Free group lessons starting from the beginner level. Ages 12 and up. Bring your own guitar. Email coamusicarts@gmail.com to sign up. 1050 Calle Negocio, 949.388.0114, www.communityoutreachalliance.com/

Tuesday, August 9

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.

Wednesday, August 10

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, 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, August 11

Beach Concert: Gary Roach’s Stones Review

6 p.m. Listen to the band Gary Roach’s Stones Review north of the San Clemente Pier. Linda Lane Park, 400 Linda Lane, San Clemente. www.san-clemente.org.

Casino Summer Nights Jazz Series

7:30-10 p.m. Visit the Casino San Clemente for their summer jazz series. Tickets are $7 online $10 at the door. Order online at www.casinosummernights.brownpapertickets.com. 140 W. Avenida Pico. 949.369.660. www.thecasinosanclemente.com.

Friday, August 12

Laguna Art-A-Fair

10 a.m.-9 p.m. Discover 125 distinguished artists at this juried fine art festival in Laguna Canyon, which runs through Aug. 28. Enjoy live music Thursday through Sunday, outdoor cuisine at Tivoli Too! and daily adult art workshops. The festival is open Sunday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Adults $7.50, seniors/military/students $5.50, children under 12 free. 777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.494.4514, www.art-a-fair.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. Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching, 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 888.224.0603, www.danawharf.com.

Saturday, August 13

Sunday, August 14

Dana Point Summer Concert Series

2:30 p.m. Brent Payne plays from 2:30-4 p.m. Craig Wayne Boyd (Season 7 winner of The Voice) plays from 4:30-6 p.m. Food and drinks available for purchase. Sea Terrace Park, 33501 Niguel Road, Dana Point. www.danapointconcertseries.com.

Karaoke at Goody’s

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

Monday, August 15

Buccaneer Adventure Summer Camp

9 a.m.-4 p.m. The weeklong summer camp begins for children age 7-8. The buccaneers will explore the seas and learn how to sail. There will be hands on activities, including crafts, rowing, story telling, treasure hunts and more. The price for the summer camp is $350, for members $265. Register online at www.ocean-institute.org or call 949.496.2274 for more information. Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point.

Bridge at the 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.

Free Guitar Lessons

Free group lessons starting from the beginner level. Ages 12 and up. Bring your own guitar. Email coamusicarts@gmail.com to sign up. 1050 Calle Negocio, 949.388.0114, www.communityoutreachalliance.com/

Tuesday, August 16

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.

Wednesday, August 17

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, 949.369.5482.

San Onofre Parks Foundation Summer Lecture Series

8 p.m. Sherri Sullivan, Camp Pendleton Wildlife Biologist, speaks on “Bison, Beaver, Bobcats and Beyond,” exploring the diverse wildlife that resides within the vast reaches of the San Onofre zone. The San Onofre Parks Foundation’s Summer Lecture Series will feature special presentations throughout the summer. www.SanOnofreParksFoundation.org

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.

Sunday, August 21

Dana Point Summer Concert Series

2:30 p.m. Savor the Band (Santana Tribute) plays from 2:30-4 p.m. The Fabulous Ultra Tones play from 4:30-6 p.m. Food and drinks available for purchase. Heritage Park, 34400 Old Golden Lantern, Dana Point. www.danapointconcertseries.com.

Thursday, August 25

Casino Summer Nights Jazz Series

7:30-10 p.m. Visit the Casino San Clemente for their summer jazz series. Tickets are $7 online $10 at the door. Order online at www.casinosummernights.brownpapertickets.com. 140 W. Avenida Pico. 949.369.660. www.thecasinosanclemente.com.

The summer concert series wraps up on a high note with two dates at Bluff Park overlooking Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point. Tijuana Dogs and Family Style will take the stage on Thursday, August 25. Indie pop sensation JR JR (formerly known as Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.) will take the stage with their hit song “Gone” on September 1 with Big Monsta opening the show.

Thursday, Sept. 8

Casino Summer Nights Jazz Series

7:30-10 p.m. Visit the Casino San Clemente for their summer jazz series. Tickets are $7 online $10 at the door. Order online at www.casinosummernights.brownpapertickets.com. 140 W. Avenida Pico. 949.369.660. www.thecasinosanclemente.com.

Thursday, Sept. 25

Casino Summer Nights Jazz Series

7:30-10 p.m. Visit the Casino San Clemente for their summer jazz series. Tickets are $7 online $10 at the door. Order online at www.casinosummernights.brownpapertickets.com. 140 W. Avenida Pico. 949.369.660. www.thecasinosanclemente.com.