Jay Allen Sanford 12:58 a.m., May 21
Your Week: July 26-August 1
Thursday | 26
WHAT’CHA BEEN READIN’?
Midsummer is the perfect time to share what you’ve been reading and hear what books your peers have been enjoying. This book club for young adults meets at 4 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of every month. Snacks provided.
WHEN: 4 p.m.
WHERE: Malcolm X Library, 5148 Market Street, Valencia Park. 619-527-3405.
Friday | 27
Celebrate featured artist Jack Salb and view a collection of his work, “My Path: the journey of a black and white photographer,” at this reception for his solo show. Free for members, $3 for nonmembers.
WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m.
WHERE: San Diego Art Institute: Museum of the Living Artist, 1439 El Prado, Balboa Park. 619-236-0011; sandiego-art.org
Saturday | 28
SPARK SCAVENGER HUNT
Create a team (two to five people) to compete in this “Going Hollywood” themed hunt with “unique challenges” through downtown. Dress as your favorite celebrity, prizes will be awarded for best costumes. Bars are on the map, so you must be over 21. $25 if you register in advance, $35 for day-of registration.
WHEN: Registration: 11 a.m.; hunt begins at noon.WHERE: Quality Social, 789 Sixth Avenue, Downtown. 858-866-0591 x202
Sunday | 29
The Japanese and Buddhist Cultural Festival promises folk dancing, Japanese food, taiko drumming, silent auction, demonstrations and performances, boutique items, art, game booths for children, talks on Buddhism, and everybody gets to join in the dance at the end of the day!
WHEN: noon to 8 p.m. (also Saturday)
WHERE: Vista Buddhist Temple and Japanese Cultural Center, 150 Cedar Road, Vista; vbtemple.org.
Monday | 30
TEEN SUMMER STUDIO: TEEN PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT
Participant aged 13-19 can get help with developing “their entrance portfolio for submission to fine arts colleges” during this half-day, week-long program taught by “visiting artists, art educators, and community members.” Advance registration is required. $150-$200
WHEN: 1 p.m.
WHERE: San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park. Sdmart.org
Tuesday | 31
JAZZ VOCAL SHOWCASE
Take part in this jam session for singers to “hone their craft, try new material, sing with a rhythm section, and practice their presentation and their stage presence in a live setting” with host and band leader Mark Augustin.
WHEN: 6 to 9 p.m. (typo online, says 9 AM) and every Tuesday till the end of summer.
WHERE: Cosmopolitan Hotel and Restaurant, 2600 Calhoun Street, Old Town. 619-297-1874; oldtowncosmopolitan.com.
Wednesday | 1
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
Moon light Stage Productions presents the popular Stein, Bock, and Harnick musical about tradition – and defiance, and devotion. The production will be the last directing assignment of Kathy Brombacher (Noel Lifetime Achievement Awardee) before she retires as Artistic Director at year’s end. $37
WHEN: 8 p.m. (ongoing through August 11, check for dates)
WHERE: Moonlight Amphitheatre in Brengle Terrace Park, 1200 Vale Terrace, Vista. 760-724-2110; moonlightstage.com