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Thursday | 28
UNDERGROUND ART WALK
Art and music show featuring artwork by Lauren Turton, Michael Garger, Pako Pablos, River Martinez, and Leetal Elmaleh. Live music by Maria De La Paz. 21+.
WHEN: 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Vin de Syrah Wine Parlor, 901 Fifth Avenue, downtown. 619-234-4166; syrahwineparlor.com/wordpress
Friday | 1
POETRY AND ART SERIES 2013
Featuring writers Harold Jaffe, Katie Farris, and San Diego’s Jimmy Jazz, who will read with select Fiction International interns from SDSU. Includes treats, refreshments, and live music by Nathan Hubbard. Free to $5. No entrance fee for those who bring a bottle of wine to share. Info: email@example.com.
WHEN: 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: San Diego Art Institute: Museum of the Living Artist, 1439 El Prado, Balboa Park. 619-957-3264; sandiego-art.org
Saturday | 2
This event for terrarium, aquarium, and plant enthusiasts brings together a variety of interests under one roof: poison-dart frogs, geckos, orchids and tropical plants, carnivorous plants, custom vivariums, marine aquaria, natural history–inspired art and jewelry, vertical gardens, and more. Talks throughout the day on several different topics and a live auction at 3:00 p.m. to benefit amphibian conservation. $5–$8.
WHEN: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Casa del Prado, 1800 El Prado, Balboa Park. Treewalkers.org/microcosm
Sunday | 3
FAMILY ART DAY: MIXED MEDIA SCULPTURE
Families can create mixed-media sculptures inspired by two exhibits: In Search of Shadows, by James Hubbell, and Flavia Gilmore’s assemblage Paper, Wood, Metal. Kids will have the opportunity to explore a variety of media and create their own three-dimensional form using wood, paper, styrofoam, tin foil, wire, yarn, and other found objects. Designed to engage children of all ages. No art experience required. Healthy refreshments and kid-centric docent tours will be provided.
WHEN: 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside. 760-435-3720; oma-online.org
Monday | 4
Presenting Magikaria, A Fantastical Magical Experience! Featuring illusionist Patrick Gable and more. $25–$65.
WHEN: 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Mission Bay Park (off Ingraham Street), Pacific Beach. 877-468-3861; circusvargas.com
Tuesday | 5
MIKE TYSON: UNDISPUTED TRUTH
A touring production of Mike Tyson’s one-man show, directed by Spike Lee. VIP tickets include meet-and-greet opportunities. $25–$500.
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Avenue, downtown. 619-570-1100; sandiegotheatres.org
Wednesday | 6
P.B. CRAFT CRAWL
In the spirit of Drink the Point in Point Loma and DrinkAbout in North Park, the concept has made its way to Pacific Beach the first Wednesday of every month. Bare Back Grill, Ciro’s Pizzeria and Beerhouse, Tap Room, Cali Kebab, and High Dive are working together to bring awareness to the best beer bars at the beach. Free buses shuttle between all five bars all night.
WHEN: 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: SD Tap Room, 1269 Garnet Avenue, Pacific Beach. 858-274-1010; sdtaproom.com