1. Wherefore art thou? At the Bonita Canyon Sports Park, where this weekend, there will be two performances as part of the city’s free annual Shakespeare By the Sea program. On Saturday, you can take in the tragedy “Romeo and Juliet,” which tells the classic story of feuding families and two star-crossed lovers. On Sunday, you can watch the comedy “Two Gentlemen of Verona,” which could be William Shakespeare’s first-ever play and tells the story of “thwarted lovers, heroines in disguise, scene-stealing servants (and their dogs),” according to the city’s website. The free shows are sponsored by the city’s Arts Commission, and attendees should plan to bring lawn chairs and a picnic dinner, organizers said. Pre-show activities begin at 6:45 p.m. and the shows end about 9 p.m. The park is located at 1990 Ford Road. For more information, click here or call the Cultural Arts FAQ Hotline at (949) 644-3211, ext. 2155.
2. Crystal Cove State Park will host an evening of storytelling and Native American crafting with Jacque Nunez beginning at 7 p.m. tonight. You’ll get a chance to weave a basket, make a clapper stick or play Indian games with stories following at 8 p.m. At 9 a.m. Sunday, you can join a naturalist-led family nature walk, where a guide will teach about the park’s plant and animal life. Both events will begin at the Moro day-use lot at the amphitheater. The events are free, but the park charges $15 for day-use parking.
3. The Orange County Museum of Art will host a Free Second Sundays event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. This month the theme is “Picture This!” featuring work of artist Jack Goldstein. Throughout the day, there will be hands-on activities and music, including film shorts for kids, Music Mobile presented by the Philharmonic Society of Orange County, music by the Children’s orchestra Fanfare Foundation, interactive family tours, story time and more. For more information including a detailed schedule, click here. The museum is located at 850 San Clemente Drive; call (949) 759-1122 for more information.
4. Roger’s Gardens presents “Scents in the Garden with Dalia” from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, where you can join a discussion of which plants offer beauty and fragrance, how to stagger bloom times, garden positioning and more. Roger’s also will continue to host food trucks this weekend, with the Flip Truck scheduled for Saturday and the Kogi BBQ truck planned for Sunday. Roger’s Gardens is located at 2301 San Joaquin Hills Road.
5. Friends of the OASIS Center will host their monthly pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday. Pancakes, syrup, sausages, coffee, milk and juice will be served, and tickets cost $4 per adult and $2 per child. OASIS is located at Fifth and Marguerite avenues.