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Friday, July 28

 

Adult Coloring Club

10 a.m. Bring out your inner artist during the Dana Point Library’s adult coloring club. The class occurs every Friday 10 a.m.-noon. 33841 Niguel Road, Dana Point. 949.496.5517.

 

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.

 

Live Music: Mouhammed Boussaj

6-9 p.m. Mouhammed Boussaj will perform classic rock to modern hits. JC Beans. 34114 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point.

 

Food & Wine Experience: Italian-Inspired Seafood Celebration

6-9 p.m. Executive Chef Brian Sundeen invites guests to join him for an evening of cocktails and cuisine prepared in an outdoor kitchen. He and his chefs will engage and interact with guests as they prepare the dishes for the night. Along with fresh seafood, a cheesemaker will hand select cheese and educate guests about different chesses and how to incorporate them into a menu. Tickets are $95 per person. The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. One Ritz-Carlton Drive, Dana Point. 949.240.2000.

 

Orange County Wine Cruise

6:30 p.m. Join Dana Wharf for a 90-minute evening cruise aboard the luxury catamaran. The cruises run Friday and Sunday evenings. Tickets are $49. Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching. 34675 Street of the Golden Lantern, Dana Point. 949.496.5794. www.danawharf.com.

 

LA Residency Street Art

Street artist Bandit and co-chair of the Street Artist in Residence program Josh Host poses in front of the label for the LA Residency exhibit painting at the House of Trestles. The display of Los Angeles-based street art will be open to the public July 28-30. Photo: Eric Heinz
Street artist Bandit and co-chair of the Street Artist in Residence program Josh Host poses in front of the label for the LA Residency exhibit painting at the House of Trestles. The display of Los Angeles-based street art will be open to the public July 28-30. Photo: Eric Heinz

6-10 p.m. Some of the most active street artists from Los Angeles will host a gallery over the weekend. More than 20 artists are scheduled to display their work and installations. Food, music and drinks will be served. House of Trestles, 2717 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente. 949.391.2127. Find more information at Street Artist in Residence on Facebook.

 

Live Theater: ‘Into the Woods’

6:30 p.m. Be careful what you wish for in this musical! A childless baker and his wife will take on an extraordinary journey to lift the family curse. Along their journey, familiar to fairy tales Cinderella, Jack, Little Red collide as each character attempts to fulfill their wish. Guests will learn about wishes, consequences of pursuing wishes and discover what can happen after happily ever after. The show continues on various days until August 6. Tickets range from $15-$20. Crown Valley Amphitheater. 29751 Crown Valley Parkway, Laguna Niguel. www.lagunanigueltheatre.org/tickets.

 

Sunset Cinema: ‘Finding Dory’

7-10 p.m. The County of Orange and OC Parks will hold a free viewing of Finding Dory. Bring a blanket, a picnic or chairs and head to the park. There will be free parking starting at 6 p.m. and the movie will begin around 8 p.m. There will be food trucks. Laguna Niguel Regional Park. 28241 La Paz Road, Laguna Niguel. www.ocparks.com.

 

Live Music: Feed the Kitty

7-10 p.m. Feed the Kitty will perform live in the bar and lounge area. They perform every Friday. There is live music Wednesday-Saturday. Salt Creek Grille. 32802 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point. 949.661.7799. www.saltcreekgrille.com.

 

Live Music: Olivia Rohde

7:30-10:30 p.m. Listen to Olivia Rohde perform live. Barnoa Wine Bar. 831 Via Suerte #106, San Clemente. 949.388.4378. www.barnoawinebar.com.

 

Live Music: The Wayback Brothers

7:30 p.m. The Wayback Brothers will perform at Harpoon Henry’s. 34555 Golden Lantern, Dana Point. 949.493.2933.

 

Live Theater: ‘Robin Hood’

7:30 p.m. The Camino Real Playhouse brings the legendary adventures of Robin Hood to life at San Juan Capistrano’s Historic Town Center Park. Watch as the story’s beloved characters fight to stop the evil Prince John and the nefarious Sheriff of Nottingham. See Maid Marian capture Robin’s heart as the history of England comes to San Juan Capistrano. Attendees will be treated to sword fights and an archery contest. The show runs each weekend through July 30. Tickets are $15. Historic Town Center Park. 31776 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano. 949.489.8082. www.caminorealplayhouse.org.
Live Theater: ‘Hairspray’

7:30 p.m. Heroine Tracy Turnblad twists her way into Baltimore’s stardom while fighting for integration on a local TV show. The show is held at various times until July 30. Tickets range in price depending on seat. The Laguna Playhouse. 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. 949.497.2787. www.lagunaplayhouse.com.

 

Live Music: Voodoo Groove

7-10:30 p.m. Listen to music from Voodoo Groove at Iva Lee’s. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente. 949.361.2855. www.ivalees.com.

 

Live Music: Phil Vandermost

8-11 p.m. Listen to Phil Vandermost perform live. OverVue Lounge, Laguna Cliffs Marriot. 25135 Park Lantern, Dana Point. 949.661.5000. www.lagunacliffs.com.

  

Saturday, July 29

 

Festival of the Arts Events
10 a.m.-11 p.m. Weekend events for Festival of the Arts will feature Art Talks & Tea, “a stimulating and fascinating series featuring our Festival artists.” A group of artists will share how they portray the female figure in their different art styles and mediums and discuss their inspirations, muses and techniques. More events are available online. Festival of the Arts, 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. 800.487.3378. www.lagunafestivalofarts.com.

 

Colorful, Flowering Water-wise Plants

9 a.m. Armstrong Garden experts will show participants perennials and shrubs that provide blooms and beauty all year long. Armstrong Garden Center. 32382 Del Obispo Street, San Juan Capistrano. 949.661.6666. www.armstronggarden.com.

 

Gardening with Pots for Small Spaces

9:30 a.m. Join Tree of Life’s Patty Roess for a workshop to learn how to garden with pots in small spaces. She will cover the basics of design principles for potted plants and highlight natives that thrive with minimal maintenance. Tree of Life Nursery. 33201 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano. 949.728.0685. www.californianativeplants.com.
Smart Gardening 101: Designing Small Container Gardens
9:30-11 a.m. Learn about designing small container gardens during a free class during the 2017 Smart Gardening 101 Series with Goin’ Native Therapeutic Gardens and the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Master Gardeners. Reata Park and Event Center. 28632 Ortega Hwy., San Juan Capistrano. 949.606.6704. www.goinnative.net.

 

Ocean Institute Whale Watching

10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Join Ocean Institute scientists on a whale watching cruise aboard the R/V Sea Explorer to view wildlife that make the coastal waters of Dana Point their home. Tickets are $45 for adults, $35 for seniors and active-duty military and $25 for children. Members receive a 10 percent discount. Ocean Institute. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point. 949.496.2274. www.ocean-institute.org.

 

Erin Knight Designs Trunk Show

12-7 p.m. Designer Erin Knight will join Jean-Jacque Mamie during a special summer trunk show. Monarch Beach Resort. 1 Monarch Beach Resort North, Dana Point. 949.240.2226. www.jeanjacquemamie.com.

 

Live Theater: ‘Hairspray’

2 p.m. Heroine Tracy Turnblad twists her way into Baltimore’s stardom while fighting for integration on a local TV show. The show is held at various times until July 30. Tickets range in price depending on seat. The Laguna Playhouse. 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. 949.497.2787. www.lagunaplayhouse.com.

 

Two Stepping Under the Stars

Two-Steppin Under the Stars. Photo: File
Two-Steppin Under the Stars. Photo: File

5-10 p.m. Join the San Juan Capistrano Equestrian Coalition to dance under the stars. This is a free family event to preserve and protect the equestrian lifestyle in San Jun Capistrano. Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park at San Juan Capistrano. 27174 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano. www.sanjuanequestrian.org.

 

Students of Stand-Up: Special Graduation

5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Comedy in the OC will present a special graduation of its student stand-up comedians at the Camino Real Playhouse. Tickets are $12 per person. 31776 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano. 949.489.8082. www.caminorealplayhouse.org.

 

Live Music: Olivia

6-9 p.m. Olivia will perform an array of covers and original music. JC Beans. 34114 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point.

 

Live Theater: ‘Into the Woods’

6:30 p.m. Be careful what you wish for in this musical! A childless baker and his wife will take on an extraordinary journey to lift the family curse. Along their journey, familiar to fairy tales Cinderella, Jack, Little Red collide as each character attempts to fulfill their wish. Guests will learn about wishes, consequences of pursuing wishes and discover what can happen after happily ever after. The show continues on various days until August 6. Tickets range from $15-$20. Crown Valley Amphitheater. 29751 Crown Valley Parkway, Laguna Niguel. www.lagunanigueltheatre.org/tickets.

 

Live Music: Michael Wallace

6:30-9:30 p.m. Michael Wallace will perform live. Michael performs every Saturday. There is live music Wednesday-Saturday. Salt Creek Grille. 32802 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point. 949.661.7799. www.saltcreekgrille.com.

 

Live Music: Family Style

7-10:30 p.m. Listen to music from Family Style at Iva Lee’s. 555 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente. 949.361.2855. www.ivalees.com.

Soul Food at San Clemente Baha’I Center

Soul Food at San Clemente Baha'i Center. Photo: Courtesy
Soul Food at San Clemente Baha’i Center. Photo: Courtesy

7 p.m. On Saturday evening, July 29, at the San Clemente Baha’i Center host an evening of music and stories from the Baha’i Faith with Luke Slott. In honor of the Bahá’í Community’s 2017 celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh, the Founder of the Bahá’ï Faith, Luke has released a new album entitled “Year of the Nightingale.” It is free and open to all. On Sunday morning, July 30, at 11 a.m. the theme for this Soul Food event is “A Time for Renewal” will center on rejuvenation and transformation and how these two principles affect material and spiritual development. San Clemnte Baha’I Center, 3316 Avenida Del Presidente. 949.791.9192 or 1.800.228.6483. www.bahaicenter.com.

Live Theater: ‘Robin Hood’

7:30 p.m. The Camino Real Playhouse brings the legendary adventures of Robin Hood to life at San Juan Capistrano’s Historic Town Center Park. Watch as the story’s beloved characters fight to stop the evil Prince John and the nefarious Sheriff of Nottingham. See Maid Marian capture Robin’s heart as the history of England comes to San Juan Capistrano. Attendees will be treated to sword fights and an archery contest. The show runs each weekend through July 30. Tickets are $15. Historic Town Center Park. 31776 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano. 949.489.8082. www.caminorealplayhouse.org.
Live Music Harbor Cruise

8-9:30 p.m. Every Saturday join Dana Wharf for a live music harbor cruise. Tickets are $25 per person, and the event is for 21 and older. Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching. 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point. 888.224.0603. www.danawharf.com.

 

Live Music: Rain Cross Trio

8-11 p.m. Listen to Rain Cross Trio perform live. OverVue Lounge, Laguna Cliffs Marriot. 25135 Park Lantern, Dana Point. 949.661.5000. www.lagunacliffs.com.

 

Sunday, July 30

 

Guided Nature Hike

8-9:15 a.m. Join an Orange County Parks Ranger for a one-mile hike around Bell Canyon in Caspers Wilderness Park. Parking is $5, the hike is free. 33401 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano. 949.923.2210. www.ocparks.com/caspers.

 

Ocean Institute Whale Watching

10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Join Ocean Institute scientists on a whale watching cruise aboard the R/V Sea Explorer to view wildlife that make the coastal waters of Dana Point their home. Tickets are $45 for adults, $35 for seniors and active-duty military and $25 for children. Members receive a 10 percent discount. Ocean Institute. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point. 949.496.2274. www.ocean-institute.org.

 

Bend & Brew

11:30 a.m. iHeartYoga holds a Bend & Brew session at Left Coast Brewing Company’s tasting room in San Clemente. It’s a one-hour yoga class followed by a pint of beer. Admission $10. 1245 Puerta Del Sol, San Clemente. 949.363.3152. www.iheartyoga.com.

 

Live Theater: ‘Hairspray’

1 p.m. Heroine Tracy Turnblad twists her way into Baltimore’s stardom while fighting for integration on a local TV show. The show is held at various times until July 30. Tickets range in price depending on seat. The Laguna Playhouse. 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. 949.497.2787. www.lagunaplayhouse.com.

 

Dana Point Summer Concert

2:30-6 p.m. Every Sunday through July enjoy music from a variety of bands. This week’s bands are Small World Band and Dead or Alive: The Bon Jovi Experience. There will be food and beverages for sale. A free shuttle service will be provided from Dana Hills High School from 1-7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Sea Terrace Park. 33501 Niguel Road, Dana Point.

 

Live Music: Redneck Rodeo

4-7 p.m. Redneck Rodeo will perform live. StillWater Spirit & Sounds. 24701 Del Prado, Dana Point. 949.661.6003.

 

Live Theater: ‘Into the Woods’

5 p.m. Be careful what you wish for in this musical! A childless baker and his wife will take on an extraordinary journey to lift the family curse. Along their journey, familiar to fairy tales Cinderella, Jack, Little Red collide as each character attempts to fulfill their wish. Guests will learn about wishes, consequences of pursuing wishes and discover what can happen after happily ever after. The show continues on various days until August 6. Tickets range from $15-$20. Crown Valley Amphitheater. 29751 Crown Valley Parkway, Laguna Niguel. www.lagunanigueltheatre.org/tickets.

Women of Surfing: Art & History

Surfing Heritage & Culture Center (SHACC) has partnered with the Huntington Beach Art Center (HBAC) for the Women of Surfing: Art & History, the art center’s second exhibition of a three-part-series celebrating women in the arts, delving into the artworks of national and international artists who have an intimate relationship with the ocean and the sport of surfing. The exhibit runs until Sept. 2. 110 Calle Iglesia, San Clemente. 949.388.0313. www.surfingheritage.org.

 

Live Theater: ‘Robin Hood’

7:30 p.m. The Camino Real Playhouse brings the legendary adventures of Robin Hood to life at San Juan Capistrano’s Historic Town Center Park. Watch as the story’s beloved characters fight to stop the evil Prince John and the nefarious Sheriff of Nottingham. See Maid Marian capture Robin’s heart as the history of England comes to San Juan Capistrano. Attendees will be treated to sword fights and an archery contest. The show runs each weekend through July 30. Tickets are $15. Historic Town Center Park. 31776 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano. 949.489.8082. www.caminorealplayhouse.org.
Casa Cinema: ‘Secret Life of Pets’

8 p.m. Bring the family for a screening of Secret Life of Pets under the stars. The event is free. Casa Romantica. 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente. 949.498.2139. www.casaromantica.org.

 

Monday, July 31

Movie Matinee
2-4 p.m. Join the San Clemente Library for a free movie. Ferngully: The Last Rainforest will be the movie. 242 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente. 949.492.3493. www.ocpl.org/libloc/sc.

 

Free Guitar Lessons

5-6 p.m. Free beginner level acoustic guitar lessons for middle school 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.
Yoga in the Park

5:30 p.m. Join iHeartYoga for yoga in the park every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this summer. Bring a mat, water bottle and suggested donation of $8. Lantern Bay Park. 25111 Park Lantern, Dana Point. www.iheartyoga.org.

Tuesday, August 1

 

Tiny Tots: Parent and Me Program

9:30-10:30 a.m. Join the Ocean Institute for a six-week, maritime-themed series of exploration and play suitable for children ages 2 and 3. Stretch your child’s imagination through creative play that supports language development, social interaction and problem-solving. Cost is $30 for a single. Program runs through August 15. Register online. 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.

 

Sunshine Readers Storytime

11:30 a.m. The Sunshine Readers will entertain children of all ages during the hour-long storytime. Dana Point Public Library. 33841 Niguel Road, Dana Point.

 

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, August 2

 

Casa Kids: Story Time

10 a.m. Every Wednesday children ages 1-7 can enjoy listening to a picture book being read in the Casa Romantica courtyard. There is a question and answer segment and a dance after each book. Casa Romantica. 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente. 949.498.2139. www.casaromantica.org.

 

Read to a Dog

3 p.m. Children can read to therapy dogs who love to listen to stories at the Dana Point Library. 33841 Niguel Road, Dana Point. 949.496.5517.

 

Live Music: Matthew Pagano

6:30-9:30 p.m. Matthew Pagano will perform live. Matthew performs every Saturday. There is live music Wednesday-Saturday. Salt Creek Grille. 32802 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point. 949.661.7799. www.saltcreekgrille.com.

 

Karaoke at The Swallow’s Inn

7 p.m. Sing karaoke, imbibe and eat free popcorn at The Swallow’s Inn’s karaoke night with Bobby and Joel. 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano. 949.493.3188. www.swallowsinn.com.

 

Free Comedy at Molly Bloom’s

8:30 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.

 

Open Mic Night at Knuckleheads

9 p.m.-1 a.m. All levels of musicians are welcome to perform at this weekly open mic. Bring your instruments, or voice, and show off your talent. 1717 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente. 949.492.2410. www.knuckleheadsmusic.com.

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