Walter Mencken 1 p.m., May 1
Best events in San Diego through May 8
Friday | 3
San Francisco–based photographer Chris McCaw speaks about his project, begun in 2003, in which he creates images by allowing the sun to burn its path onto a paper negative during a long exposure, using the camera as a tool for both creation and destruction. The lecture will be followed by a signing of McCaw’s most recent book, Sunburn. $6–$10.
WHEN: 7:00 and 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado, Balboa Park. 619-238-7559 x235; mopa.org
Saturday | 4
Demonstrations of all aspects of cloth-making, from sheep to shawl, as well as lectures, workshops (in both cloth-making and belly dance), drum circles, performances, and vending. Sheep, alpacas, and llamas will also be present.
WHEN: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Julian Weaving Works, 30352 Highway 78, Santa Ysabel. 760-765-1986; fiberdancefestival.com
Sunday | 5
OLD TOWN CINCO DE MAYO
Three stages with live entertainment, over 40 bands, traditional ballet folklórico dancers, lucha libre performances, equestrian shows, a mercado with over 100 retail and food booths, beer garden, and Lowrider Lane. Also includes: multicultural choral concert by Misa Azteca, motocross exhibitions, carnival rides and games, and stagecoach rides.
WHEN: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Old Town. 619-291-4903; fiestaoldtown.com
Monday | 6
MUSEUM OF MAN GOLF TOURNAMENT
Admission to the museum’s second annual golf tournament includes entry into all events, 18 holes of golf at an exclusive, members-only course, golf cart, lunch, dinner, and awards. $65–$175.
WHEN: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Morgan Run Resort and Club, 5690 Cancha de Golf, Rancho Santa Fe. 619-239-2001 x16; museumofman.org/golf2013
Tuesday | 7
SHAKESPEARE SOCIETY’S MONTHLY OPEN READING
The San Diego Shakespeare Society’s regular open reading features informal café-style seating. Parts are assigned before each scene so everyone who wants to can have a go. Some texts are provided, but if possible please bring your own copy.
WHEN: 6:45 to 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Upstart Crow Bookshop and Coffee House, 835 West Harbor Drive, Seaport Village. 619-232-4855; sandiegoshakespearesociety.org
Wednesday | 8
CAJON CLASSIC CRUISE CAR SHOW
This is a seasonal, weekly event that runs through September 25. Each week features a different theme (this week: Funny Car Frenzy), dinner and drink specials from local restaurants, bounce houses for kids, and street-vendor goodies.
WHEN: 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Prescott Promenade, 211½ East Main Street, El Cajon. 619-334-3000; downtownelcajon.com