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Thursday | 16 AUGUST MOON GALA 2012
Take part in a traditional moon-viewing celebration based on a Japanese folk tale about a queen who saved her people from a cruel king who wanted to live forever. Enjoy food, entertainment, and a silent auction that goes to support the Japanese Friendship Garden’s nine-acre expansion. $75–$95. WHEN: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. WHERE: Japanese Friendship Garden, Pan American Road, Balboa Park. 619-232-2721; niwa.org

Friday | 17 TIKI OASIS 12: EXOTIC ESPIONAGE AND POLYNESIAN PULP!
This year’s convention for tiki lovers will “be occupied by a den of spies, secret agents, and villains” shopping the marketplace and taking in libations and lots of entertainment, including live music, DJs, art, a car show, dancers, and a fire-eating mermaid. This three-day event covers all things tiki, so be sure to check the schedule. $25–$85. WHEN: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (also Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.) WHERE: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2270 Hotel Circle North, Mission Valley. Tikioasis.com

Saturday | 18 OVER THE EDGE FOR KIT
Rappel from the 33rd story of the Manchester Grand Hyatt (no prior climbing experience necessary, training will be provided onsite) to help Kids Included Together raise money for after-school programs. Minors (age limit is 14+) must be accompanied by a parent (but don’t worry, Mom and Dad, you won’t have to rappel if you don’t want to). Must raise $1000 for the cause to get a spot on the ropes. WHEN: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. WHERE: Manchester Grand Hyatt, One Market Place, Downtown. Overtheedgeforkit.com

Sunday | 19 SAN DIEGO MIXTAPE SOCIETY: ADD IT UP!
All your favorite songs with numbers in the title provide this month’s theme. “Give a mix, get a mix” by bringing your mix on a CD, flash drive, or any recording device (to give away) and you’ll be entered in a raffle to win someone else’s mix. Also, prizes for best mixes, and if you don’t have a mix to bring, you can go just to listen. WHEN: 2 to 5 p.m. WHERE: Blind Lady Ale House, 3416 Adams Avenue, Normal Heights. 619-427-6289; sdmixtapesociety.tumblr.com

Monday | 20 BIPOLAR IN ORDER
Tom Wootton presents “cutting edge training for [therapists and sufferers of] bipolar and depression” and signs his book, subtitled Looking at Depression, Mania, Hallucination, and Delusion from the Other Side. This talk is free and open to the public. WHEN: 7 to 8:30 p.m. WHERE: The Days Hotel, 543 Hotel Circle South, Mission Valley. 415-992-5315; bipolaradvantage.com

Tuesday | 21 SCHUBERT III: FREUNDE UND FREUDE
The La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest continues with this performance, featuring Schubert’s “Violin Sonata in A Major,” “Fantasy in F Minor for Piano — Four Hands,” “Wind Octet in F Major,” and “Piano Trio No. 1 in B-Flat Major.” $45–$65. WHEN: 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Sherwood Auditorium at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 700 Prospect Street, La Jolla. 858-459-3728; ljms.org

Wednesday | 22 BIG WEDNESDAYS SURF MOVIES
The California Surf Museum’s series concludes with a focus on Korduroy.TV, “a website spreading digital aloha.” Meet photographers, filmmakers, bloggers, and artists for an evening of video how-tos, short films, and interviews, and question and answer throughout the evening. $5–$10. WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: California Surf Museum, 312 Pier View Way, Oceanside. 760-721-6876; surfmuseum.org

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