Thursday, Oct. 20
Healthy Skincare and Nutritional Detox Class
6-8 p.m. Join Dr. Helene Pulnik, ND, for this health and detox class. Class is free. 24865 Del Prado Ave., Dana Point. 949.416.4670
Autumn Nights Jazz Series
7-9:30 p.m. The Casino San Clemente hosts the second installment of their seasonal jazz series. Tickets are $7 online, $10 at the door. 140 W Avenida Pico, San Clemente. 949.369.6600. www.casinoautumnnights.brownpapertickets.com.
Live Music: Leroy
7-10:30 p.m. Listen to live music from Leroy at Iva Lee’s. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente. 949.361.2855. www.ivalees.com.
Friday, Oct. 21
Mission Art Walk
11 a.m. A docent-guided tour highlighting the art collection of rare paintings related to the Mission’s history. 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano. 949.234.1300. www.missionsjc.com.
Caring for Others, Caring for Self Seminar
2:30-4:30 p.m. A discussion of healthy and successful aging hosted by the Orange County Aging Services Collaborative. Sen. Pat Bates provides opening remarks, followed by motivational speakers. Outlets at San Clemente, VIP Lounge. 101 W. Avenida Vista Hermosa, San Clemente. Event is free. 949.757.3775. www.occaringresources.eventbrite.com.
Orange County Wine Cruise
5:30-7 p.m. Climb onboard a Dana Wharf luxury catamaran for this 90-minute wine cruise around the Dana Point Harbor. Tickets are $49. Every Friday and Sunday. See more events online. Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching. 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point. 888.224.0603. www.danawharf.com.
‘Poe, Poe, Poe’
7 p.m. Watch dramatic presentations of the works of Edgar Allen Poe and other horror poets, presented by the Star Center for the Performing Arts. Wearing costumes is encourages and a prize will be given to the best dressed. Admission is $30. Dana Point Community House. 24642 San Juan Ave., Dana Point. Contact email@example.com for more information. www.starctr.org.
Concert for Veterans
7 p.m. Salute the men and women of the U.S. military by attending this performance by the All-American Boys Chorus. Free admission for veterans and active military, $10 for the general public. San Clemente Community Center. 100 Calle Seville, San Clemente. 714.361.3920 ext. 103. www.taabc.org.
7:30 p.m. Ray Bradbury’s classic dystopian novel comes to life at Saddleback College via the Department of Theatre Arts. Runs through Oct. 23. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $10 for students. 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo. 949.582.4656. www.saddleback.edu/arts.
Live Music: Chris Andersen Band
7:30-11 p.m. Listen to live music from Chris Andersen Band at Iva Lee’s. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente. 949.361.2855. www.ivalees.com.
Live Music: Bad Kitty Project
8 p.m. Listen to live music from Bad Kitty Project at Goody’s Tavern in San Clemente. 206 S. El Camino Real. 949.492.3400. www.goodystavern.com.
‘Dial M for Murder’
8 p.m. Deception, murder, and passion complicate Frederick Knott’s darkly brilliant tale of jealousy and greed, Dial M for Murder. This is the second production of the season at the Camino Real Playhouse. Show runs through Oct. 30. Tickets start at $20. 31776 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano. 949.489.8082. www.caminorealplayhouse.org.
Saturday, Oct. 22
Talega Run Club
7:30 a.m. All ages and running abilities are welcome to this weekly running club. 2XU, an athletic apparel store in San Clemente, supports the club and helps lead the runs. Group meets in front of Peet’s Coffee at 801 Avenida Talega, San Clemente. 949.558.5054. www.meetup.com/2XU-San-Clemente-Outlet-Meetup.
Free Family Fall Fest
Saturday, Oct. 22: San Clemente Oktoberfest
Noon-9 p.m. A craft beer and music festival featuring music by The Aggrolites, Common Sense, Tunnel Vision, Vinnie and the Hooligans and The Express Band, a German Oompah group. Serving local craft beer by Pizza Port, Artifex, Left Coast, Laguna Beach Beer Company and Lost Winds Brewery. Food trucks, contests live music and beer. $15 presale tickets available. Vista Hermosa Sports Park. 987 Avenida Vista Hermosa, San Clemente. www.scoktoberfest.com. Photo: File
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Goin Native Therapeutic Gardens hosts a free family festival, where participants can learn the basics of composting, vertical gardens and more. Kids’ activities, crafts, food, entertainment and more will be available. Reata Park. 28632 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano. 949.606.6386. www.goinnative.net.
Replace Your Lawn Workshop
9:30 a.m. The Tree of Life Nursey celebrates planting season with a series of workshops on growing native species in your yard. The Oct. 22 class concerns plant selection. The workshop is free. 33201 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano. 949.728.0685. www.californianativeplants.com.
Farewell to the Swallows Barbecue
Noon-4 p.m. The Fiesta Association hosts their “Adios de las Golondrinas” fiesta barbecue at Reata Park. There will be food (barbecue, obviously), live music, games and kids’ activities. 28632 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano. www.swallowsparafe.com.
Author Talk with Joanna Giangardella and MaryAnn Easley
1-2 p.m. Joanna Giangardella, author of Dancing Skeleton and Girl from the Tower, will discuss her work and sign books. Award-winning author and educator MaryAnn Easley joins the discussion. San Clemente Library. 242 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente. 949.492.3493. www.ocpl.org/libloc/sc.
Saturdays at The Swallow’s Inn
2:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Southbound & Company performs live music in the afternoon, followed by Jann Browne in the evening. The Swallow’s Inn. 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano. 949.493.3188. www.swallowsinn.com.
Doheny Halloween Haunt
6:30-8:30 p.m. Games, spooky walks and activities for kids and adults will be held at the Doheny Halloween Haunt. One canned or boxed food item is the requested donation to attend. Doheny State Beach, Picnic Areas A & B. 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point. www.dohenystatebeach.org.
Video Gaming Club
7-9:30 p.m. Middle school to college age kids are welcome to play video games and ping pong with their peers. The $5 entry also covers pizza and snacks. Community Outreach Alliance. 1050 Calle Negocio, San Clemente. 949.388.0114. www.communityoutreachalliance.com.
Live Music: Theo & Zydeco Patrol
7:30-11 p.m. Listen to live music from Theo & Zydeco Patrol at Iva Lee’s. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente. 949.361.2855. www.ivalees.com.
8 p.m. Local actor Mel Chadwick performs a one-man show, Ben Franklin, which looks at how the founding father would adapt to life today. Cabrillo Playhouse. 202 Avenida Cabrillo, San Clemente. 949.492.0465. www.cabrilloplayhouse.org.
Live Music: Sugarlips
8 p.m. Listen to live music from Sugarlips at Goody’s Tavern in San Clemente. 206 S. El Camino Real. 949.492.3400. www.goodystavern.com.
Live Music Cruise
8-9:30 p.m. Flock of 80’s performs onboard the 95-foot Dana Pride. Full bar includes wine, beer and mixed drinks. Tickets are $22. Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching. 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point. 888.224.0603. www.danawharf.com.
Sunday, Oct. 23
Ocean Institute Whale Watching Cruise
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Hop aboard the R/V Sea Explorer to see whales, dolphins, sea lions and more. Tickets are $45 for adults, $35 for seniors and active- duty military and $25 for children. The Ocean Institute. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point. 949.496.2274. www.ocean-institute.org.
Del Prado Car Show
1-5 p.m. More than 200 classic and interesting cars will be on display along Del Prado, with awards given to the best automobiles. This will be the first time the car show will include a motorcycle section. Live entertainment will also be available. Del Prado between Old Golden Lantern and Ruby Lantern, Dana Point. 949.496.3000. www.dplanterndistrict.com.
Monday, Oct. 24
Free Guitar Lessons
5-6 p.m. Free beginner level acoustic guitar lessons for Jr. High to college age youth every Monday. Guitars provided or students can bring their own. 1040 Calle Negocio, San Clemente. 949.388.0114. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.communityoutreachalliance.com.
Tuesday, Oct. 25
Tiny Tots: Parent and Me Program
9-10:30 a.m. Children ages 2 and 3, and their parents, are invited to The Ocean Institute to explore shapes, colors and textures with the sea star. Runs every Tuesday until Nov. 8. Cost is $30 for one class, $150 for the whole series. The Ocean Institute. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point. 949.496.2274. www.ocean-institute.org.
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.
Karaoke at Goody’s
8 p.m. Karaoke every Tuesday night at Goody’s Tavern in San Clemente. 206 S. El Camino Real. 949.492.3400. www.goodystavern.com.
Wednesday, Oct. 26
Learn to Play Bridge
9-11:30 a.m. Bring a friend or come by yourself to learn bridge. People age 9-99 are welcome. South Orange County Bridge Center. 31461 Rancho Viejo Road, Suite 205, San Juan Capistrano. www.danaharborbridgecenter.org.
French Conversation Club
2-4 p.m. Every Wednesday. Look for the table with the French Flag surrounded by a group of people speaking French. No cost to join. Café Calypso. 114 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente. 949.493.5228, or 949.369.5482.
Live Music: Shades of J
7-10:30 p.m. Listen to live music from Shades of J at Iva Lee’s. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente. 949.361.2855. www.ivalees.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, Oct. 27
4-7 p.m. Bring a dog in a costume to The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. A $10 donation is requested. One Ritz Carlton Drive, Dana Point. 949.240.2000. www.ritzcarlton.com.
Live Music: Terry Valles & Friends
7-10:30 p.m. Listen to live music from Terry Valles & Friends at Iva Lee’s. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente. 949.361.2855. www.ivalees.com.
Upcoming: Friday, Oct. 28
5-7 p.m. Hop aboard one of serval 20-minute Harbor cruises. There will be a costume contest on every cruise. Rides are $5 per person, and proceeds benefit the local nonprofit, Community Autism Now. Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching. 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point. 888.224.0603. www.danawharf.com.
Ghosts and Legends Tour
6:30 p.m. Get in the Halloween spirit as Historical Society guides lead a “spooky” walking tour of Los Rios Street. Tickets are $8 for adults, and $4 for children. Tours start at 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. 31831 Los Rios Stree, San Juan Capistrano. 949.493.8444. www.sjchistoricalsociety.com.
Live Music: Family Style
7:30-11 p.m. Listen to live music from Family Style at Iva Lee’s. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente. 949.361.2855. www.ivalees.com.
Live Music: Jam Taxi
8 p.m. Listen to live music from Jam Taxi at Goody’s Tavern in San Clemente. 206 S. El Camino Real. 949.492.3400. www.goodystavern.com.