Getting Out Event Calendar: San Juan Capistrano Greek Festival and More


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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24: SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO GREEK FESTIVAL

11am-10pm This weekend’s annual event features music, traditional Greek dishes, dancing, vendors and more. The event will be hosted by the Greek Orthodox Church of Saint Basil. The event will continue on Sunday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets can be bought online. San Juan Capistrano Community Center, 25925 Camino del Avion, San Juan Capistrano. 949.542.3445. www.sjcgreekfest.com.

Members of the St. Basil youth dance team prepare to speak during a past Greek festival. Photo: Brian Park

Friday 23 Sept

FARMERS MARKET IN SAN JUAN

9am-1pm Enjoy the farmers market in town every Friday. Check out the produce, breads, cheeses, craft vendors and more. Farmakis Farms, 29932 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano. 949.364.1270. farmakisfarms.com.

LIVE MUSIC AT IVA LEE’S

7.30pm Local Steely Dan tribute band Kids of Charlemagne performs. Take a trip back in time with interpretations of classic songs. Iva Lee’s Restaurant, 26701 Verdugo Street, Suite B, San Juan Capistrano. 949.361.2855. ivalees.com.

LIVE MUSIC AT PADDY’S

8-11pm The Crossroads Band performs. Drop by this downtown pub to listen, dance and have a pint on a Friday night. Paddy’s Station, 26701 Verdugo Street, Suite B, San Juan Capistrano. 949.661.3400. paddystation.com.

Saturday 24 Sept

SEED CONNECTION

9-10 am The Ecology Center offers this hands-on lab on soil and seeds so people can learn about gardening, storing seeds, and the appropriate foods to grow in a particular season. The event is free and open to all ages, so there’s something to learn whether you have a child just developing a green thumb or you’re an adult looking to grow more plants in the garden. The Ecology Center, 32701 Alipaz Street, San Juan Capistrano. 949.443.4223. theecologycenter.org.

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LIVE THEATER AT CAMINO REAL PLAYHOUSE

2:00 PM Get ready to laugh and watch actors in downtown San Juan Capistrano. Camino Real Playhouse is staged Little Shop of Horrorsan adaptation of the classic Broadway musical and comedy film. A later screening will take place at 7:30 p.m. The show runs through October 9th. Camino Real Playhouse, 31776 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano. 949.489.8082. caminorealplayhouse.org.

LIVE MUSIC AT SAN JUAN HILLS GOLF CLUB

6-9 pm Jim Leslie will perform. Drop by to listen and dance, perhaps after a round of golf. San Juan Hills Golf Club, 32120 San Juan Creek Road, San Juan Capistrano. 949.565.4855. www.sanjuanhillsgolf.com.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO SPIRIT WALK

8:00 PM Learn about the eerie history of San Juan Capistrano as you walk downtown and near Mission San Juan Capistrano. The walk is hosted by Haunted Orange County. Participants are asked to meet at the visitor information booth near the train tracks. 26701 Verdugo Street, San Juan Capistrano. 866.446.7803. hauntedoc.com.

Sunday 25 September

SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT SCHWALBE

14:00-18:00 Put on your cowboy hat and boots and get ready to enjoy all the western-style fun at one of San Juan Capistrano’s most famous pubs and country music venues. The Lonnie Dawson Band will perform. Swallow’s Inn, 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano. 949.493.3188. Schwalbensinn.com.

LIVE MUSIC ON THE ROOF

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6:00 PM-9:00 PM Enjoy a night of outdoor entertainment at one of San Juan Capistrano’s popular restaurants. Mike Hamilton will perform. Get ready to order some food and drink and enjoy the view of downtown San Juan from the terrace. The Rooftop Kitchen + Bar, 31781 Camino Capistrano, Suite 301, San Juan Capistrano. 949.503.3358. roofoc.com.

Wednesday 28 Sept

TRIVIA NIGHT AT THE BRAUHAUS

6:30-8:30pm The BrewHouse hosts a quiz night every Wednesday. Test your knowledge of music, films and other topics. The BrewHouse, 31896 Plaza Drive, Suite D3, San Juan Capistrano. 949.481.6181. breweriesjc.com.

Thursday 29 Sept

5-COURSE DINNER AT YSIDORA

18.00 Enjoy a high-quality, multi-course menu in the Ysidora Restaurant & Lounge. Dinner is paired with specialty wines from California vineyards and Spain. Reservations in advance are recommended. Inn at Mission San Juan Capistrano, 31692 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano. 949.503.5720. ysidora.com.

Friday 30 Sept

‘FRI-YAY FUN’ WOODWORKSHOP

6-9pm Spend a Friday night crafting a one-of-a-kind item to call your own. Customize a wooden sign, bathtub tray, photo frame, or other item in this hands-on workshop. Prior online registration is possible. AR Workshop San Juan Capistrano, 31107 Rancho Viejo Road, Suite B2. 949.482.1362. arworkshop.com.

LIVE MUSIC AT TREVOR’S

19:00 Have you always wanted to relax outdoors to soothing live music while the trains come and go? Stop by Trevor’s for soothing sounds, food and an up close view of downtown San Juan Capistrano. Justin Froese will perform. Trevor’s at the Tracks, 26701 Verdugo Street, San Juan Capistrano. 949.493.9593. trevorsatthetracks.com.

Saturday October 1st

RANCHO MISSION VIEJO FARMERS MARKET

9am-1pm Come and enjoy the Farmers Market held at The Pavilion on the first Saturday of every month. There will be vendors, food and sometimes live music. The event is hosted by the Ladera Rancho Chamber of Commerce. Children’s playtime will be available at The Pavilion Gym during the event. Follow the Farmers Market on The Ranch page on Instagram for updates and more information. 2 Tierno Road, Rancho-Mission Viejo. 949.354.2055. laderaranchochamber.org.

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ALTAR DIA DE LOS MUERTOS

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Head to Mission San Juan Capistrano to remember loved ones by leaving their names on the altar or ofrenda. The altar will be on display until October 30th. Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano. 949.234.1300. missionsjc.com.

Sunday October 2nd

CONCERT IN THE COACH HOUSE

7:00 p.m. Live music at this popular South Orange County venue. Rock band Plain White T’s, known for the hit song “Hey There Delilah,” will perform. Tickets cost $45. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano. 949.496.8930. thecoachhouse.com.

Saturday October 8th

STANDUP COMEDY

7:30 pm Have a few laughs during this stand-up comedy show. Jim Taylor, James P. Connolly Ladman and Mike Hughes will perform. Camino Real Playhouse, 31776 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano. 949.489.8082. caminorealplayhouse.org.

Wednesday October 12th

SAN JUAN SHOP CRAWL

5:00-8:00 p.m. In honor of National Women’s Small Business Month, a “She Means Business” buying tour takes place in San Juan. Get involved to support local small businesses including AR Workshop San Juan, Plant Depot, Wildfire Boutique, Floraison Bridal Loft, Anytime Fitness and more. The check-in starting point will be assigned once all registrations are completed. After party line dancing takes place at Paddy’s Station. Participants can register online via the AR workshop website. San Juan Capistrano. 949.482.1362. arworkshop.com.

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