Walter Mencken 1 p.m., May 1
Your Week: December 13-19
Thursday | 13
STREET. ART. PROPHETS.
The theater company Circle Circle dot dot presents five short pieces featuring stories about the graffiti community and the “life of a street artist.” San Diego playwrights collaborated with graffiti artists to give audiences “a glimpse into the poetry, whimsy, danger, and delight of a street artist.” $10–$25.
WHEN: 8 p.m. (through December 15, check for dates and times)
WHERE: 10th Avenue Theatre, 930 10th Avenue, Downtown. 619-356-3682; circle2dot2.com
Friday | 14
IMIG’S FAMILY CHRISTMAS — AN HOMAGE TO THE GRISWOLDS
Catch a screening of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation at the Lafayette, where the evening is themed to match the movie with “eggnog, ugly sweaters, drink specials, and tacky decorations.” El Cajon Boulevard businesses will be showcasing art, music, food, and spirits.
WHEN: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Imig’s Kitchen and Bar, 2223 El Cajon Boulevard, Lafayette Hotel, University Heights. 619-780-0358; lafayettehotelsd.com
Saturday | 15
HOLLY JOLLY HOLIDAY TROLLEY TOURS
Get in the holiday spirit with Trusted Tours as they lead a trolley full of explorers in sing-along caroling with the conductor, share holiday historical facts and traditions, and point out the “festive lights of Old Town, the Embarcadero, the Gaslamp Quarter, and Balboa Park.” $10–$18.
WHEN: 7 to 8:30 p.m. (through December 30, check for dates and times)
WHERE: Old Town Market, 4010 Twiggs Street, 619-298-8687; trolleytours.com
Sunday | 16
WANDERLUST FLEA MARKET
Enjoy live music (Chocolate Revolution, Sister Speak, Heart Pharmacy, Aaron Haines: Rocket Buddha) and food from local vendors while you shop from “rare, eclectic collections” from local artists and purveyors offering their jewelry, vintage dolls, clothing, furniture, decorations, and more. $2.
WHEN: 1 to 7 p.m.
WHERE: Queen Bee’s Art & Cultural Center, 3925 Ohio Street, North Park. 619-255-5147; queenbeessd.com.
Monday | 17
SAN DIEGO SOL WINTER BREAK BASKETBALL CAMPS
Activity camps aren’t just for summertime. These half- and full-day skills camps for boys and girls (7–14) offer professional coaching, games, and contests in the Sol City Sportcenter at Alliant. $90–$295.
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (December 17–21 and 26–28; January 2-4)
WHERE: Alliant University, 10455 Pomerado Road, Scripps Ranch. 619-933-7740; sandiegosol.com.
Tuesday | 18
WINTER COCKTAIL RELEASE PARTY
Craft shots make it so you can try multiple cocktails without getting too tipsy. This party celebrates five new offerings on the menu, served as a trio for $12. Also on “tap,” $5 specials on new winter cocktails, complimentary bites, and live music.
WHEN: 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.
WHERE: El Dorado Cocktail Lounge, 1030 Broadway, East Village. 619-237-0550; eldoradobar.com.
Wednesday | 19
TEDDY BEAR TEAS
Enjoy traditional and decadent “high tea” (with canapés, pastries, tartlets, and more) and then “spend time with Santa’s magician elf” in the hotel’s Grand Lobby. Santa Claus will visit to narrate stories and then share a special moment with each child. $26–$39.
WHEN: 2:30 to 5 p.m. (ongoing through December, check for dates)
WHERE: The Westgate Hotel, 1055 Second Avenue, Downtown. 619-238-1818; westgatehotel.com/events-promotions