Almost the weekend! Time to celebrate! But wait: You have no idea what there is to do. So check out some of our picks for the weekend, and plan for a couple of great days off.
Where/When: , 31776 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Why go: See how the idea of family can be re-invented, even late in life, through this charming play.
Where/When: , 33201 Ortega Hwy., San Juan Capistrano; 9 a.m. Saturday
Why go: This series of four workshops will show you how to with native plants that use less water and enhance the beauty of your home.
Where/When: , 26801 Ortega Hwy., San Juan Capistrano
Why go: This includes live music, the ringing of the mission bell, lectures on the return of the swallows.
Pricing: Free with paid admission to the mission ($9 for adults, $8 for seniors 60 and up, $5 for children 4 to 11, free for children under 3)
Where/When: , 31891 Camino Capistrano; 6:30 p.m. Saturday
Why go: This event honors the president of the Fiesta Association, Steve Weeks; plus, the opportunity to dress in Western, Spanish, Mexican or early California attire.
Pricing: $50, includes a full sit-down dinner
Where/When: , 31641 la Novia Ave.; 3 p.m. Sunday
Why go: Hear different versions of love songs, from Shakespeare's to Gershwin's.
Pricing: $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students