Non-government Events

Non-government Events

Following is a sampling of events and activities that are not funded by taxpayers or promoted by the Nanny State. Please support private enterprise and non-profit groups.

Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” at Concordia University, Mon., May 28, 4:30 p.m., and Sat. – Sun., June 2 – 3, 4:30 p.m., free outdoor performance, picnics welcome, 1530 Concordia West, Irvine, (949) 241-3418,

Soka University Italian Opera Festival on Wed., May 30, 7:00 p.m., Thurs., May 31, 7:00 p.m., and Fri., June 1, 8:00 p.m., 1 University Drive, Aliso Viejo, (949) 480-4278,

Crossroads of the West Gun Show, Sat., June 2, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sun., June 3, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., O.C. Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, (801) 544-9125,

Mount of Olives Church, “Share – Food Collection,” Sun., June 3, bring non-perishable food donations and place them in marked bins around campus, collecting for South County Outreach and Southwest Community Center, Mount of Olives Lutheran Church, 24772 Chrisanta Drive, Mission Viejo, (949) 837-7467,

La Vida Drum Circle, Mon., June 4, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m., group meets on the evening of every full moon. Drummers are welcome to bring their own drums or use an extra the group has. Firewood is appreciated for the bonfire, Aliso Beach, Aliso and Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, (949) 275-7544,

Mariachis at the Mission on Sat., June 9, 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., second and fourth Saturdays each month, free with paid admission to the Mission, Central Courtyard, Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano, (949) 234-1300,

Movies, Edwards Kaleidoscope Stadium 10 in Mission Viejo, 27741 Crown Valley Pkwy, (949) 582-4020, get show times, watch movie trailers, see what's coming soon at

Big Bucks Bingo, Wednesdays, 6:15 p.m. early bird and 6:45 p.m. regular games, Mission Viejo Elks Lodge, Marguerite and La Paz, Mission Viejo, 949-830-3557.