- Thursday, August 15, 2013, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
1503 30th Street,
Thursday | 15
THE RANCHER, THE BUTCHER, THE BREWER, AND THE CHEF
Alchemy and Societe Brewing Company host a beer-and-beef dinner-pairing to highlight sustainable, hormone-and-antibiotic-free bovine from their Heart and Trotter Butchery. Event includes a butchering demo with the hindquarter of a steer from Dey Dey’s “Best Beef Ever” Ranch (Lompoc), a six-course, tray-passed dinner by chef Ricardo Heredia, and talks on sustainable food practices by the rancher, the butcher, the brewer, and the chef. $48.
Friday | 16
STORYTIME WITH AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR LUCIANA NAVARRO POWELL
Listen to stories and play along with local children’s book author and illustrator Luciana Navarro Powell, as she leads an adventure not far from home through her books My Mom Is the Best Circus and My Dad Is the Best Playground.
- Saturday, August 17, 2013, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
CSU San Marcos,
333 South Twin Oaks Valley Road,
Saturday | 17
STONE ANNIVERSARY AND INVITATIONAL BEER FESTIVAL
Festival features more than 50 breweries and 100 beers, as well as complimentary home-brewed sodas, samples of Mike’s Beer Cheese, and special Stone beers on cask. Ticket holders will receive a commemorative tasting glass with 15 three-ounce samples. Two sessions available. Ages 21+. $40.
- Sunday, August 18, 2013, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Crowne Plaza Hotel,
2270 Hotel Circle North,
Free - $300
Sunday | 18
TIKI OASIS 13: HULABILLY MAIN EVENT
The West Coast Polynesian Pop weekender returns with live music, burlesque, art show, car show, mixology, food, dance, music symposiums, a beauty pageant, marketplace, book signings, and more. $0–$300.
Monday | 19
WILLIAM C. GORDON
The author of a noir mystery series set in San Francisco (The Chinese Jars, The Ugly Dwarf, and Fractured Lives) and husband of Chilean writer Isabel Allende will give a talk and read, in Spanish on the Sunday, August 18, and in English on Monday, August 19.
- Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
$25 - $40
Tuesday | 20
TASTE OF MAIN STREET
Food samples from over 35 restaurants and wine and beer served at a dozen “Sip Stops.” The tasting also features live music at multiple venues. $25–$40.
Wednesday | 21
WHO DUNNIT? OLD TOWN
During this two-hour murder-mystery adventure tour, participants will visit several of Old Town’s most popular destinations while solving a murder mystery. The journey begins with receipt of a mission. Participants will then pursue a killer through the streets of Old Town, virtually collecting clues and evidence, cracking codes, deciphering riddles, and participating in crazy challenges to successfully complete the mission. $25.