Till Oct. 23
The Laguna Playhouse presents "Shirley Valentine," directed by Andrew Barnicle. The show is about an unhappy housewife who takes off to Greece with her best friend on a journey of self-discovery. Tickets are $30 to $65. For showtimes and more information, call (949) 497-2787 or visit http://www.lagunaplayhouse.com.
Great Plein Air Art Experience
The Crystal Cove Alliance hosts the Great Plein Air Art Experience from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pre-registration required at http://www.crystalcovealliance.org or (949) 376-6200. Cost is $15 for day-use parking fee.
Taste of Aliso Niguel
The Taste of Aliso Niguel takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Summit Office Campus, 101 Enterprise, Aliso Viejo. The annual event, organized by Parents for Aliso Niguel, raises money for school activities, booster clubs and facilities. Tickets are $35. For more information and tickets, visit tasteofalisoniguel.com.
Hawks, Owls & Falcons
OC Parks and the Laguna Canyon Foundation host "Amazing Raptors: Hawks, Owls & Falcons" from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Nix Nature Center in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. Space for this fun and educational event is limited. To sign up, visit http://www.lagunacanyon.org.
DimeStories Open Mic holds its Second Sundays Readings at Salt Fine Art Gallery, 1492 S. Coast Hwy., Unit 3. Ed Kaufman will host. Bring three minutes of original writing to share with other writers and readers in attendance. Sign-ups to read are at 5 p.m.; readings begin at 5:30 p.m. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Laguna Presbyterian Church begins its October food drive to benefit the Laguna Relief and Resource Center Food Pantry. Collection boxes will be set up in Fellowship Hall, the patio and the church's office. Food items such as canned fruits and vegetables, pasta, peanut butter and jelly, and cooking oil are needed. For more information, call (949) 494-7555. The church is at 415 Forest Ave.
The Laguna Craft Guild arts and crafts sale and exhibit is from 9 a.m. to sundown at the Main Beach cobblestones. For more information, visit http://www.lagunacraftguild.org.
Dance Journey is from 7:45 to 9:45 a.m. every Monday night at the Woman's Club, 286 St. Ann's Drive. Join Chore' Sircello and Billy Fried for an evening of free flow interpretive dancing, set to a variety of world rhythms and beats. Cost is $12.