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Thursday, Sept. 22

 

‘Into the Woods’

7 p.m. San Clemente High School Theatre Arts presents this Tony Award-winning musical. Runs through Oct. 1. Tickets are $15-$18 for general admission, $10 for seniors, military, students and children. SCHS Triton Center. 700 Avenida Pico, San Clemente. www.schsdrama.com.

Live Music: The Kalama Brothers

7-10:30 pm. Listen to live music from The Kalama Brothers at Iva Lee’s. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente. 949.361.2855. www.ivalees.com.

Man of La Mancha

8 p.m. The Cabrillo Playhouse continues their new season with one of the world’s most popular musicals, Man of La Mancha. The “Impossible Dream” musical, tells the adventures of a delusional Spanish knight, Don Quixote, backed by his faithful sidekick Sancho Panza, who duels windmills and defends his perfect lady Dulcinea. Runs Thursday-Sunday through Oct. 9. www.cabrilloplayhouse.org.

 

Friday, Sept. 23

Mission Art Walk

11 a.m. A docent-guided tour highlighting the art collection of rare paintings related to Mission’s history. 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano. 949.234.1300. www.missionsjc.com.

San Juan Capistrano Greek Festival

5-11 p.m. The weekend-long Greek Festival kicks off with dancing, Greek food and wine, church tours, art and more. Runs Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Admission and parking are free. Saint Basil Greek Orthodox Church. 27129 Calle Arroyo, San Juan Capistrano. 949.542.3445. www.sjcgreekfest.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. Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching. 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point. 888.224.0603. www.danawharf.com.

Live Music: The Bayou Brothers

7:30-11 pm. Listen to live music from The Bayou Brothers at Iva Lee’s. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente. 949.361.2855. www.ivalees.com.

Live Music: Brian Nicholson

8-11 p.m. Listen to live music from Brian Nicholson at Barnoa Wine Company. 831 Via Suerte, No. 106, San Clemente. 949.388.4378. www.barnoawinebar.com.

‘The Explorer’s Club’ at The Camino Real Playhouse

8 p.m. The Playhouse’s 27th season continues with The Explorer’s Club, a tale set in 1879 London. Tickets start at $20. Show runs through Oct. 2. Camino Real Playhouse. 31776 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano. 949.489.8082. www.caminorealplayhouse.org.

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.

Saturday, Sept. 24

Saltwater Cowboy Memorial Offshore Fishing Tournament

5 a.m. Fishing, music, food and fun are promised for this first annual event from the Dana Point Yacht Club. The two-day fishing competition closes at 4 p.m. on Sunday, with the participants rewarded with dinner, drinks, awards and music starting at 6 p.m. $400 entry fee for boats, which includes dinner, T-shirt, prizes and more. $40 for additional guests. 24399 Dana Drive, Dana Point. http://rvangell.wixsite.com/saltwatercowboy.

 

Rummage/Bake Sale

7-11 a.m. Benefit local Eagle and Life Scouts at this sale. 1040 Calle Negocio, San Clemente. Call 949.498.7440 for more information or to schedule a donation.

National Disaster Preparation Presentation

11 a.m.-noon. September is recognized as National Preparedness Month. This informative presentation will help families take individual steps to prepare for a disaster today. Focus on creating “to-go packs.” 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. Flock of 80’s performs followed by Eli Locke. The Swallow’s Inn. 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano. 949.493.3188. www.swallowsinn.com.

Toast to the Casa 2016: Gran Ballo delle Maschere

5-10 p.m. Casa Romantica’s annual gala, Toast to the Casa, raises critical funds for the organization’s programs and preservation, which benefit the San Clemente and South Orange County communities. This year’s gala is a Venetian-themed masquerade ball, with food and wine, Italian entertainment and auctions. Tickets are $200. Casa Romantica. 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente. 949.498.2139. www.casaromantica.org. Photo: Courtesy

Live Music: Family Style

7:30-11 pm. 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: Sky Green

8-11 p.m. Listen to live music from Sky Green at Barnoa Wine Company. 831 Via Suerte, No. 106, San Clemente. 949.388.4378. www.barnoawinebar.com.

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.

Sunday, Sept. 25

Live Music: The Shenanigans

1:30-6:30 p.m. Live music from The Shenanigans at The Swallow’s Inn. 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano. 949.493.3188. www.swallowsinn.com.

Monday, Sept. 26

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. coamusicarts@gmail.com. www.communityoutreachalliance.com.

Laughs for Leathernecks

7 p.m. The Dana Point 5th Marine Regiment Support Group sponsors this comedy show to raise funds for active military and spouses. Rita Rudner, P.J. Walsh, Tom Riehl and other comedians will perform. Tickets are $35 and include dinner. Improv Comedy Club. 31 Fortune Drive, Suite 216, Irvine. 949.854.5455. Www.improv.com.

Tuesday, Sept. 27

So Cal Boot Camp Open House

5:30 a.m.-noon. Meet the fitness training team and sample healthy food. 1030 Calle Sombra #B, San Clemente. www.socalbc.com.

 

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.

50-Year Time Capsule Documentary Film Premiere

5:30-8 p.m. The Rock, The Time Capsule, The Harbor by Jonathan Morgan Jenkins will be shown every half-hour beginning at 6 p.m. Ocean Institute. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point. www.danapointhistorical.org.

 

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, Sept. 28

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.

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, Sept. 29

Live Music: Leroy

7-10:30 pm. Listen to live music from Leroy at Iva Lee’s. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente. 949.361.2855. www.ivalees.com.

Man of La Mancha

8 p.m. The Cabrillo Playhouse continues their new season with one of the world’s most popular musicals, Man of La Mancha. The “Impossible Dream” musical, tells the adventures of a delusional Spanish knight, Don Quixote, backed by his faithful sidekick Sancho Panza, who duels windmills and defends his perfect lady Dulcinea. Runs Thursday-Sunday through Oct. 9. www.cabrilloplayhouse.org.

 

Free HCG Medical Weight Loss Program Class

6-7 p.m. Join Dr. Helene Pulnik, ND for a class on how you can lose weight and keep it off with HCG Medical Weight Loss. 24865 Del Prado Ave. Dana Point. Call ahead to reserve your space in class. 949.416.4670.