Here are a few ideas of fun events around town to get your planning off to a running start this weekend.
Where/When: , 31641 El Camino Real; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday
Why go: This family-friendly musical features a cast of mobsters and starlets battling for some respect in the Prohibition era.
Pricing: $10 for adults, $8 for children
Where/When: 27001 Calle Maria, Capistrano Beach and 30582 Hunt Club Dr., San Juan Capistrano; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday
Why go: View beautiful European-style gardens full of daisies, larkspur and foxglove. Proceeds benefit the animal rescue.
Pricing: $20 in advance, $25 at the door
Where/When: , 26801 Ortega Hwy.; 11 a.m. Saturday
Why go: Several mariachi groups from across Southern California will battle to see who is the best of the best.
Pricing: $10.50 for adults, $9.50 for seniors, $6.50 for children
Where/When: , 30801 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach; 5:30 p.m. Saturday
Why go: The annual black-tie fundraiser for the therapeutic riding center includes live entertainment and a silent auction.