Saturday, March 24, 2012

Fabio, a Parade and Some Drama: Another Saturday in OC

You can say a lot of things about living in Orange County, except that there’s nothing to do on the weekends. Here’s a random sampling of the events going on today.

Ladies, lock up your moms: Fabio will be at the Whole Foods
in Tustin on Saturday (image via Whole Foods website)
Thanks to the OC Weekly for the heads up - Fabio will be at a Whole Foods in Tustin (for reals). On Saturday beginning at noon, Fabio and his mane of glory will be making an appearance at the store to promote his Healthy Planet Whey Protein Powder as well as sign autographs of the jars and take pictures. The romance model/I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter spokesman is 53! Can you believe it? There may be something to his healthy protein powder after all….you can read more about it here.

San Juan Capistrano's Swallows' Day Parade
is the nation's largest non-motorized
(image via Swallows Parade website)
San Juan Capistrano
The Swallows will be coming home and the city is going to celebrate with their now legendary Swallows' Day Parade that take place on Saturday. It marks the end of a month of celebrations known as the Swallows Festival (or Fiesta de las Golondrinas). The festivities celebrate the swallows that migrate to San Juan Capistrano in the spring and summer.

The parade starts at 11 am on El Camino Real at Ortega Highway, runs along Del Obispo Street to Camino Capistrano, and continues the Mission San Juan Capistrano.

There will also be a Mercado Street Fair that runs from 9 am to 5 pm.

Be prepared for crowds (40,000 are expected to attend!), there’s a shuttle service being offered from 8 am to 5:45 pm for people who park at the Rancho Viejo Road lot or the San Juan Capistrano Community Center. It’s $2 for adults, and free for children 12 and younger. For more information, visit the website for the event.

Ibiza Bar and Nightclub is having an open mic night
(image via Ibiza's Facebook page)
Huntington Beach
Share your talents with the world, or come laugh at the poor schmucks who think they have any. The Ibiza Bar and Nightclub in HB will be having an open mic night from 6 pm to 9 pm. If you’re brave you can sign up at 5:30 or join online via the club’s FB page. Your 15 minutes of fame (or 30 if you’re a band) will be recorded and uploaded to Facebook. It might be fun to check out the rap battles, poetry, or comedy sets people want to perform. Visit their site for additional details.

The romantic comedy about eighth grade sweethearts
 plays in Mission Viejo through April
 (image via Modjeska Playhouse)

Mission Viejo
If you’re into the arts, the Modjeska Playhouse will be presenting First Night, a romantic comedy about a dreamer who runs into his eighth grade crush only to learn she became a nun. The cost is $20 for adults and $10 for students and runs through until April 14th. The play begins at 7:30 at the Mission Viejo Television Studio at the Library. Visit Modjeska's website for more information.

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