Where/When: Blenheim Farms at Ortega Highway and La Pata Avenue; 6 p.m. Saturday
Why go: Dancing to SwingShift, wine tasting with Trader Joe's and food from and Villa Roma. Proceeds from the annual event will go toward improvements to San Juan Capistrano’s open space areas.
Pricing: $40 at the gates or online
Where/When: , 32701 Alipaz St.; 1 p.m. Saturday
Why go: Those ages 21 and older will learn how to brew beer from O’Shea Brewing Company's Jeff Williams.
Pricing: $25 non-members, $20 members
Where/When: ; 8 p.m. Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday
Why go: In this Stage II production directed by resident Tom Scott, Sherlock Holmes finds himself reluctantly investigating the persecution of Sir Edward Banks. Can he and his ever present Watson get to the bottom of the case before someone else gets murdered?
Where/When: Doheny State Beach, 25300 Dana Point Harbor Dr., Dana Point; 6:30 p.m. Saturday
Why go: The event is dubbed "the most festive of the year" at the state beach, which is transformed into a spooky playground for kids.
Pricing: One nonperishable food item per person
Where/When: 25151 Serrano Rd., Lake Forest; 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday
Why go: The , aimed at the 12+ crowd, features a haunted schoolhouse, fright maze, Thriller dance performance, screening of The Wolfman and chance to meet the Chaney family, a family dynasty in horror cinema.
Pricing: $4 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger