Walter Mencken 8 a.m., July 30
Your Week: September 20-26
Thursday | 20 ART OF FASHION RUNWAY SHOW
The Country Friends present their 57th annual fashion show in partnership with South Coast Plaza. Proceeds go to benefit over 20 San Diego charities, including the Burn Institute of San Diego and YWCA. Enjoy a luncheon on the lawn, a close-up view of next season’s fashions, and end the day with a wine tasting. $125–$225.
WHEN: 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, 5951 Linea del Cielo, Rancho Santa Fe. 858-756-1192 x4; thecountryfriends.org
Friday | 21 SAN DIEGO FESTIVAL OF BEER
More than 60 breweries will participate in the 18th annual event presented by San Diego Professionals Against Cancer. Enjoy live music by Len Rainey and the Midnight Players, Night Shift, 5 Miles High, and Rifftide. The first 3000 guests get a free souvenir tasting mug! $25–$35.
WHEN: 6 to 11 p.m.
WHERE: Columbia and B Street, Downtown. 619-546-7488; sdbeerfest.org
Saturday | 22 O BERKLEY, WHERE HART THOU?
Vocalists and instruments perform “Grand Ol’ Opry style” around a shared microphone, performing the Grammy-Award winning soundtrack of O Brother, Where Art Thou. Performances by Jeff Berkley and Calman Hart, Steve Poltz, Gregory Page, Jeffrey Joe Morin, actor/musician John C. Reilly, and many more. $24–$39.
WHEN: 8 p.m.
WHERE: Poway Center for the Performing Arts, 15498 Espola Road, Poway. 858-748-0505; powayarts.org
Sunday | 23 ARTWALK ON THE BAY 2012
Take a stroll along the bay and enjoy paintings, sculpture, photographs, and other original works by many artists, interactive KidsWalk art activities, live music, and art performances.
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (also Saturday)
WHERE: Hilton San Diego Bayfront, 1 Park Boulevard, Downtown. 619-615-1090; artwalkonthebay.org
Monday | 24 PIPPIN
Diversionary Theatre presents a re-imagined staging of the musical about the son of Charlemagne’s search for fulfillment. “On his journey Pippin samples the glories of the battlefield, the wisdom of a grandmother, the intrigues of political power.” Directed by James Vasquez. $36.
WHEN: 8 p.m. (ongoing through October 14)
WHERE: Diversionary Theatre, 4545 Park Boulevard, University Heights. 619-220-0097; diversionary.org
Tuesday | 25 ALLEGIANCE: A NEW AMERICAN MUSICAL
The Old Globe Theatre presents the world premiere of a musical (music and lyrics by Jay Kuo, based on a book by Marc Acitor, Kuo, and Lorenzo Thione) about U.S. internment of Japanese Americans during WWII. Directed by Stafford Arima and starring George Takei, who as a child spent time in such camps. $39–$104.
WHEN: 7 p.m. (ongoing through October 21, check for dates and times)
WHERE: The Old Globe Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park. 619-234-5623; theoldglobe.org
Wednesday | 26 INNER CRITIC PAPER DOLL
Have an inner voice that belittles and demeans you? Use markers, colored pencils, and maybe even glitter glue to create a paper stand-in for that nagging voice with instructor Lisa Bolender. With written exercises and questions, you can “talk” with your critic to find out what it wants and then redirect it to become your ally instead of your enemy. $47–$53.
WHEN: 6 to 9 p.m.
WHERE: Bravo School of Art at NTC Promenade, 2690 Decatur Road, Studio 206, Point Loma. 619-223-0058; bravoschoolofart.com