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SATURDAY AUGUST 13: REATA ROUNDUP BBQ CONTEST
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. A barbecue contest is organized for the benefit of the Historical Society of San Juan Capistrano. Admission is free, but attendees must pay to park. There will also be a cornhole tournament and adult drinks available for purchase. Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park, 30753 Avenida La Pata, San Juan Capistrano. 714.319.1782. www.reataroundupbbq.com.
Friday August 12
FARMERS MARKET IN SAN JUAN
9am-1pm Enjoy the town’s Farmer’s Market every Friday afternoon. Discover produce, breads, cheeses, craft vendors, and more. Farmakis Farms, 29932 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano. 949.364.1270. farmakisfarms.com.
LIVE MUSIC AT SAN JUAN HILLS GOLF CLUB
6:30-9:30 p.m. Local band Family Style will perform. Stop to listen and dance, perhaps after playing a round of golf. San Juan Hills Golf Club, 32120 San Juan Creek Road, San Juan Capistrano. 949.565.4855. www.sanjuanhillsgolf.com.
Saturday August 13
HERITAGE ARTISANAL BARBECUE BY INVITATION
1 to 5 p.m. Enjoy BBQ samples to celebrate Heritage Barbecue’s second anniversary. There will also be live music. Tickets can be purchased online. Sea Terrace Park, Pacific Coast Highway and Niguel Road, Dana Point. heritagecraftbbq.com.
7:30 p.m. Have fun during this stand-up show. Jim Taylor, Darren Carter and Bill Word will perform. Camino Real Playhouse, 31776 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano. 949.489.8082. caminorealplayhouse.org.
MOVIE IN THE PARK
8:00 p.m. Come and attend a screening of the Disney film Encanto. The event is sponsored by real estate agent Michael Ahumada. Refreshments will be offered. San Juan Capistrano Sports Park, 25925 Camino Del Avion, San Juan Capistrano. eventbrite.com.
Sunday August 14
MISSION CLUBHOUSE ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring the kids to Mission San Juan Capistrano for fun, hands-on educational activities in the Mission Clubhouse area. Youngsters can weave baskets, build structural arches with miniature blocks, and engage in other mission-themed tasks. Clubhouse events are scheduled daily Tuesday through Sunday. Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano. 949.234.1300. missionsjc.com.
FEEDING KOI FISH AT THE MISSION
12:45 PM Enjoy an afternoon outdoors at the Mission San Juan Capistrano fountain while feeding koi fish. The event is fun for kids and families and is scheduled daily from Tuesday to Sunday. Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano. 949.234.1300. missionsjc.com.
CONCERT AT THE COACH HOUSE
7:00 p.m. Live music is featured at this popular Southern Orange County venue. Folk group The Kingston Trio will perform. Tickets are $38. Doors open at 5 p.m. The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano. 949.496.8930. thecoachhouse.com.
Wednesday August 17
SAN JUAN SUMMER NIGHTS CONCERT
6:00-8:00 p.m. The free outdoor concert series presented by the City of San Juan Capistrano is in full swing. Country and Western artist Brent Payne performs. Bring a lounge chair and blanket to relax on while you soak up the music of downtown San Juan. There will also be food trucks, adult drinks for sale, and booths showcasing local businesses and groups. A free tram service will operate on concert days from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Historic Downtown Park, 31872 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano. 949.493.5911. sanjuancapistrano.org.
Thursday August 18
OUTDOOR THEATER AT THE MISSION
7:30 p.m. Bring a lawn chair, blanket, and light jacket for this late-night staging of Million Dollar Foursome by South Coast Directory. The show depicts a historic jam session between Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins in 1956. Tickets can be purchased online. Performances run until August 21. Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano. 714.708.5555. scr.org.
Friday August 19
WOOD WORKSHOP ‘FRI-YAY FUN’
6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Spend a Friday night making a unique item that will be yours. Personalize a wooden sign, bath tray, picture frame or anything else during this hands-on workshop. Registration can be done in advance online. Atelier AR San Juan Capistrano, 31107 Rancho Viejo Road, Suite B2. 949.482.1362. arworkshop.com.
Saturday August 20
YOGA ON THE FARM
9am-10:15am The Ecology Center offers this outdoor yoga session with yogi Diana Christinson and teachers from Pacific Ashtanga Yoga Shala. The sessions will include breathing classes, which you can practice surrounded by green vegetation and natural soil. Attendees should bring their own mat and towel to place on the floor, as well as RSVP online. The Ecology Center, 32701 Alipaz Street, San Juan Capistrano. 949.443.4223. theecologycenter.org.
LIVE MUSIC AT TREVOR
11:00 am Ever wanted to unwind with relaxing live music outdoors while the trains come and go? Stop by Trevor’s for soothing sounds, food, and an up-close view of downtown San Juan Capistrano. Zach Brosi will perform. Trevor’s at the Tracks, 26701 Verdugo Street, San Juan Capistrano. 949.493.9593. trevorsatthetracks.com.
SATURDAY NIGHT AT SWALLOW’S
9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Put on your hat and cowboy boots and get ready to enjoy all the Western-style entertainment at one of San Juan Capistrano’s best-known dive bars and country music spots. Paul Justin Band will perform. Swallow’s Inn, 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano. 949.493.3188. swallow.com.
Sunday August 21
LIVE MUSIC AT STILLWATER
5:00 p.m. Live music is featured at this popular venue in southern Orange County. Steely Dan tribute band Kids of Charlemagne will perform. StillWater Spirits & Sounds, 24701 Del Prado, Dana Point. 949.661.6003. danapointstillwater.com.
Wednesday August 24
TRIVIA EVENING AT THE BREWHOUSE
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The BrewHouse hosts a trivia night every Wednesday. Test your knowledge with friends or go solo and join a team. The Brasserie, 31896 Plaza Drive, Suite D3, San Juan Capistrano. 949.481.6181. brewhousesjc.com.
Thursday August 25
OC PARKS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: NEW RESPECTS
5-8 p.m. Orange County and OC Parks are proud to present the annual OC Parks Summer Concert Series with 10 free concerts at Craig Regional Park, Mason Regional Park, Irvine, Mile Square Regional Park, and Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach. Cory Young will open for The New Respects. Admission and parking are free and open to all ages. Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach, 33333 South Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point. 714.973.6865. ocparks.com.
BIG KAHUNA KARAOKE
8-11pm Paddy’s Station hosts a karaoke contest every Thursday night where winners can take home $100. Sing along at this downtown Irish pub. Contest rules are posted on the pub’s website. Paddy Station, 26701 Verdugo Street, Suite B, San Juan Capistrano. 949.661.3400. paddystation.com.
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