Jeff Smith 2 p.m., Dec. 18
San Diego Event Picks: February 7-13
Thursday | 7
Nudes is presented by Point Loma artist Michael Gunderson, with live music by Ken Stokes. Beer, wine, drink specials, and Cajun food.
WHEN: 4:00 to 10:00 p.m.
WHERE: Red’s Espresso and Wine Gallery, 1017 Rosecrans Street, Point Loma; 619-523-5540.
Friday | 8
DERBY DOLLS: WILDFIRES VS. STEEL CITY
Steel Hurtin’ of Steel City Roller Derby comes into town from Pittsburgh, PA, to show the Wildfires what they’ve got on the banked track. Full bar for ages 21+.
WHEN: 8:00 to 10:00 p.m.
WHERE: Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar; sd.derbydolls.com
Saturday | 9
A family-friendly experience based on Italian traditions, Carnevale features live music and dancing, stilt-walkers, shopping, dining, art, mask-making for kids, and more. People of all ages are encouraged to participate in the festivities, including the spontaneous performances on street corners and Little Italy piazzas designed to evoke the playful vibe of the event. Valet parking available ($7 per car).
WHEN: 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: West Date and India Streets, Little Italy; 619-233-3898.
Sunday | 10
Deb Dorfman is a young lady living out her dreams...sort of. Nebbish, incidentally complacent, and prone to more than a little magical thinking, Deb gets a chance to leave her parents’ home in the San Fernando Valley — where she cares for her ailing, widower father, played by Elliott Gould — to spend a week housesitting in Los Angeles for the man of her daydreams. 3:00 p.m. mixer in the Underwriter Lounge; 5:00 p.m. film screening. 21+. $20–$25.
WHEN: 3:00 to 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Reading Town Square, 4665 Clairemont Drive, Clairemont; 858-362-1348.
Monday | 11
RISING ARTS LEADERS
One-hour workshop followed by networking mixer. Bring your resume. All attendees will have a chance to win one of three 15-minute one-on-one sessions with workshop leader Victoria Plettner-Saunders.
WHEN: 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
WHERE: Space 4 Art, 325 15th Street, East Village
Tuesday | 12
MARDI GRAS TEN-COURSE PAIRING MENU
A twist on an authentic New Orleans–style feast paired with five different drinks, starting with an IPA from Abita (the only brewery in New Orleans), followed by three wines that can stand up to the intense flavors of Creole and Cajun cooking, and finish with Cafe Brûlot Diabolique, the classic coffee nightcap created at Antoine’s, the oldest restaurant in New Orleans...and the United States. 21+. $42.50.
WHEN: 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Wine Vault Bistro, 3731-A India Street, 619-295-3939; winevaultbistro.com
Wednesday | 13
The University of California San Diego’s New Writing Series for contemporary creative writing presents Bob Perelman, the former editor of Hills magazine and the author of Braille, Face Value, Virtual Reality, and other books of poetry.
WHEN: 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: UCSD: Visual Arts Facility Performance Space, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla; 858-534-2230