Thursday | 8
POP THURSDAY: THE SOURCE FAMILY
The spirit of love flows freely on the lawns of the San Diego Botanical Building in celebration of the ultimate 1970s commune. Feed your soul with a custom vegetarian menu created by Andrew Schiff, owner/executive chef of Spread, featuring original recipes from the Source Restaurant, along with libations from Alchemy’s master mixologists, and live bohemian music. The Source Family provides an intimate view of the ultimate California commune through their own archival photos, home movies, and contemporary interviews. After the screening, stay for a Q&A with director Jodi Wille and Alicia Previn, an original member of the Source Family. Suggested attire: ’70s chic. $26–$36.
WHEN: 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado, Balboa Park. 619-238-7559 x235; mopa.org
Friday | 9
CIRCUS: BUILT TO AMAZE
Ringmaster Andre McClain takes the Ringling Bros. reins accompanied by his horse Comanche, to lead his circus supervisors to construct a design of wondrous performances. Features more than 110 artists and athletes representing 17 countries along with 95 exotic and domestic animals. Opening 90 minutes prior to each performance, ticket holders are invited to tour the Animal Open House to get up-close with the animals. Then one hour before show time, families can step onto the arena floor to meet our circus performers and animals at the interactive all access pre-show. $10–$90.
WHEN: 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. (Additional dates: August 8–11)
WHERE: Valley View Casino Center, 3500 Sports Arena Boulevard, Midway District. 800-745-3000; ringling.com
- Saturday, August 10, 2013, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Trolley Barn Park,
1900 Adams Avenue at Florida Street,
Saturday | 10
UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS CELEBRATES 125 YEARS
Activities include a welcome by the district’s councilman Todd Gloria, a costume walkabout, student art contest awards, lion dance performers, lawn games, stilt artists, live music, and more.
WHEN: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Trolley Barn Park, 1900 Adams Avenue at Florida Street, University Heights. 619-723-3538; uhsd.org
- Sunday, August 11, 2013, 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
585 Harbor Lane,
$25 - $35
Sunday | 11
THE SAN DIEGO BEER RUN
For athletes of all levels, 5K and 10K runs along the bay benefit the Access Youth Academy. Post-race festivities include food vendors and beer from Stone Brewery and other local breweries. Check-in and day-of registration begin at 6:30 a.m. All runners over the age of 21 will receive a drink voucher for one beer. $25–$35.
WHEN: 7:30 to 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Ruocco Park, 585 Harbor Lane, Downtown. 619-269-7047; accessyouthacademy.org
Monday | 12
WRITE OUT LOUD: NUGGETS OF TWAIN
The Write Out Loud theater troupe specializes in bringing literature to life by reading it “out loud.” They open Season VII “with an evening of short selections drawn from the Twain cornucopia.” $17–$20.
WHEN: 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Old Town Theatre, 4040 Twiggs Street, Old Town. writeoutloudsd.com
Tuesday | 13
FILM FORUM: THE SAPPHIRES
The redemptive powers of soul music are at work in director Wayne Blair’s strutting, jewel-bright film. A quartet of Aboriginal singers is plucked from obscurity and catapulted onto the world stage. Starring Chris O’Dowd.
WHEN: 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Point Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire Street, Point Loma. 619-531-1539
- Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
789 Sixth Avenue,
Wednesday | 14
OLDIES BUT GOODIES
Thumbprint Gallery presents a group exhibit showing artists’ past works, some of which have been featured at the gallery in previous shows. Evening also includes a pop-up boutique and fashion show presented by Vixen productions.
WHEN: 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Quality Social, 789 Sixth Avenue, Downtown. firstname.lastname@example.org; vixensd.com