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Your Week: November 8-14
Thursday | 8
HOPS ’N’ HEELS
Celebrate San Diego Beer Week at this event that pairs brews from Stone Brewing with dessert treats from Azúcar bakery. Tickets get you four pairings. Stone small-batch brewer Laura Ulrich will be around to share tasting insights. $20.
WHEN: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Pearl Hotel, 1410 Rosecrans Street, Point Loma. firstname.lastname@example.org; thepearlsd.com
Friday | 9
WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL
Experience traditional Indian dance performed by Nupur Dance Academy, enjoy a multimedia laser show, and hear Vishal Vaid sing traditional Indian and Afghani music, “converging with the Western mantras and acoustic worldbeat of singer-songwriter Karl Anthony.” Accompaniment by Rahis Ahmed Khan (playing the tabla, an Indian percussion instrument). $10–$40.
WHEN: 7:30 to 10 p.m.
WHERE: Unity Center, 8999 Activity Road, Mira Mesa. 858-689-6500; theunitycenter.net
Saturday | 10
HORRIBLE IMAGININGS FILM FESTIVAL
Dedicated to macabre art and film, this festival unleashes “over 40 short and feature horrors.” Featured documentary is Zero Killed (Germany); other features include The Black Dahlia Haunting, Blood for Irina, The Eschatrilogy, Gut by Elias; local spotlights Sanguijuelas, The Body Bag, Haven in the Hills, and Aim for the Heart. $15–$25.
WHEN: 1 p.m. to midnight (also on November 11)
WHERE: Tenth Avenue Theatre, 930 Tenth Avenue, East Village. 443-834-3742; hifilmfest.com
Sunday | 11
WHEN LAST WE FLEW
After stealing his local library’s only (and unread) copy of Angels in America, misfit teenager Paul locks himself in the bathroom and begins reading the landmark play. He soon finds that his life and the lives of those around him in his small Kansas suburb are about to take flight. $25–$51.
WHEN: 2 p.m. (ongoing through December 9, check for dates and times)
WHERE: Diversionary Theatre, 4545 Park Boulevard, University Heights. 619-220-0097; diversionary.org
Monday | 12
GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT WITH A NOVELIST!
Adventures by the Book hosts a happy hour with debut novelist and part-time San Diegan Teresa Link, who will discuss and sign her book, Denting the Bosch. Tickets include a glass of wine, appetizers, book discussion, and signing. $35 (add $25 for signed first-edition hardcover book)
WHEN: 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Mosaic Wine Bar and Gallery, 3422 30th Street, North Park. 619-300-2532; adventuresbythebook.com
Tuesday | 13
CAVALIA: A MAGICAL ENCOUNTER BETWEEN HUMAN AND HORSE
Enjoy the “lavish production involving 49 magnificent horses,” 39 riders, aerialists, acrobats, dancers, and musicians from all over the world. “Horses cavort with the many artists in front of a constantly changing digital background projected onto a 200-foot-wide screen.” $39.50–$154.50.
WHEN: 8 p.m. (through November 25, check for dates and times)
WHERE: Cavalia big top, 1081 Imperial Avenue, East Village. 866-999-8111; cavalia.net
Wednesday | 14
JOHN DOE, THE ULTIMATE MIDLIFE CRISIS
John Doe Productions and A Culture of Peace stage the new musical comedy, by Emmy Award–winning TV producer Robert Moutal, about a middle-aged man and “mystery patient suffering from a traumatic brain injury that has fractured his mind.” He must wake up and find his identity before the hospital disconnects him. $20–$30.
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. (ongoing through November 25, check for dates and times)
WHERE: Lyceum Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza, Downtown. 619-544-1000; sdrep.org