Your Week

Fireworks, Where’s Waldo, and Brian Posehn

Thursday | 2 Gluten-free folks can have foodie fun on the Fourth of July. Complete with gingham tablecloths and the scent of an evening barbecue, the bakery hosts their first in-house lawn party featuring food ...

Ocean Beach street fair and chili cook-off

Thursday | 25 Seventeenth-century Dutch paintings testify to their obsession with Asia’s riches and wonders. When remnants of the White Lion — shipwrecked in 1613 — were discovered in 1976, no traces were found of ...

Enjoy the Beer Festival at the San Diego County Fair

...and other event picks this week!

Thursday | 18 Randy and Jason host a History Channel docu-comedy about statistics and how they tell the story of America called The United Stats of America. The Onion’s A.V. Club named their comedy CD ...

Oysterfest, Fairy Tales, and Nudes

Thursday | 11 Actress, comedian, and New York Times bestselling author Heather McDonald performs, best known for her roundtable appearances on Chelsea Lately. Also on Friday and Saturday. Friday | 12 The opening reception for ...

Taste a lot of La Mesa

Thursday | 4 The Lemon Grove Historical Society continues its lecture series with historian Robert Case’s look at the dueling San Diego and San Francisco expositions of 1915. The event is part of the historical ...

History of the Silk Road, Janeane Garofalo, and the Rock ’N’ Roll Marathon

Thursday | 28 The Silk Road was vital to the transmission of ideas and religious beliefs across Eurasia. Jim Richter, chair of the Museum’s Asian Arts Council, explores the diverse geography, climates, and cultures along ...

Strawberries, jazz, and a woman in the moon

Thursday | 21 A brief survey of silent sci-fi films from 1898 through 1929, followed by a screening of Fritz Lang’s 1929 sci-fi flick (with excellent science). The library’s silent-film ensemble will provide the live ...

Endangered species at the Botanic Garden

Thursday | 14 Celeste Ng will discuss her debut novel about a Chinese-American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Selected by Amazon as their best book of 2014. Friday | 15 A map will guide ...

Bacon, crawfish, and mimosas (not at the same time)

San Diego's tastiest events from May 7-13

Thursday | 7 Four days of live music with over 85 musical acts on six stages and 10,000 pounds of crawfish trucked from Louisiana. Cajun and zydeco performers include BeauSoleil, Michael Doucet, the Euphoria Brass ...

Chinese paintings, American Indian art, and music at In-Ko-Pah

What to do as May rolls in

Thursday | 30 Dr. Stephen Little, curator of Chinese and Korean Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, evaluates the Chinese paintings in the San Diego museum’s permanent collection. Sponsored by the Asian ...

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