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Various Authors 3:49 p.m., Dec. 3
Thursday | 1
THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE
Rancho Buena Vista High School drama stages this production of Bertolt Brecht’s play about a servant girl who “sacrifices everything to protect an abandoned child” in the midst of civil war.” When peace is restored and the child’s mother returns, the people call upon the ancient tradition of the chalk circle and a comical judge to resolve the dispute. $8–$12.
WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. (ongoing through November 10, check for dates and times)
WHERE: Rancho Buena Vista High School, 1601 Longhorn Drive, Vista. 760-727-7284; rbvdrama.org
Friday | 2
BREW FOOD BOOK RELEASE PARTY
Celebrate the release of Bruce Glassman’s new book when “more than 50 brewers, owners, and chefs featured in the book will be on hand for signing books.” Food featured in the book will be available for purchase.
WHEN: 7 to 10 p.m.
WHERE: Mission Brewery, 1441 L Street, East Village. 619-544-0555; chefspress.com
Saturday | 3
SAN DIEGO VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN FESTIVAL
Enjoy live food demonstrations, African drumming, jazz entertainment, featured speakers, food samples, giveaways, and learn more about general health techniques involving qi gong, yoga, and meditation. Free–$5.
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE: WorldBeat Cultural Center, 2100 Park Boulevard, Balboa Park. Sandiegovegfestival.com
Sunday | 4
SAN MARCOS ALIVE ARTWALK
This North County art celebration includes a chalk-art competition featuring professional and amateur chalk artists (children are invited to create their own masterpieces). Check out fine arts, craft fairs, community art mural, student art shows, and more than 20 hands-on projects. Entertainment by local schools, dance studios, and the band for kids of all ages, Clint Perry & the Boo Hoo Crew.
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE: Old California Restaurant Row, 1080 West San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos. 760-744-9000; san-marcos.net
Monday | 5
NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH — NANOWRIMO!
Begin writing on November 1 and then head to the library for “write-ins” on Mondays and Wednesdays. Quiet writing space is provided and laptops will be reserved for checkout by NaNoWriMo participants (18+).
WHEN: 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. (ongoing related events through November)
WHERE: Malcolm X Library, 5148 Market Street, Valencia Park. 619-527-3405; nanowrimo.org
Tuesday | 6
YOSHIMI BATTLES THE PINK ROBOTS
La Jolla Playhouse presents the world premiere musical (book by Des McAnuff and Wayne Coyne, music by the Flaming Lips), in which Yoshimi battles for her life alone in a fantastical robot-world. Directed by McAnuff. $48.
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. (ongoing until December 16, check for dates and times)
WHERE: La Jolla Playhouse Mandell Weiss Theatre, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla. 858-550-1010; lajollaplayhouse.org
Wednesday | 7
TEEN ART CAFÉ: GERMAN EXPRESSIONISM
Teen artists create projects inspired by German Expressionist drawings, paintings, and prints on view in “The Human Beast.” View the development of an onsite mural project led by artists from Writerz Blok of San Diego, and take an after-hours stroll through the galleries.
WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m.
WHERE: San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park. [email protected]; sdmart.org