Jeff Smith noon, March 8
Best San Diego Events: July 18-24
Thursday | 18
FREEDOM OF SPEECH
Moxie Theatre presents Eliza Jane Schneider’s 34-character solo performance about her “spiritual quest” across America “in a second-hand ambulance,” asking all she met “What’s going on?” Delicia Turner Sonnenberg directs.
WHEN: 8:00 p.m. (through August 11)
WHERE: Diversionary Theatre, 4545 Park Boulevard, University Heights. 619-220-0097; moxietheatre.com
Friday | 19
THE WALKING DEAD ESCAPE
Experience the early days of the Apocalypse. Climb, crawl, hide, and slide through the Evac Zone. Clear quarantine testing or join the undead in the Official Obstacle Course of the Walking Dead. $75.
WHEN: 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. (July 19 and 20)
WHERE: Petco Park, 100 Park Boulevard, East Village. Thewalkingdeadescape.com
Saturday | 20
HEROES BREW FEST
A superhero-themed beer festival benefiting San Diego Coast Keeper and Surfrider Foundation. Featuring 150 craft beers, solar-powered live music, costumed crusader contest, food trucks, and more. Ages 21+. $20–$60.
WHEN: 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Embarcadero Marina Park North, 500 Kettner Boulevard, downtown. Heroesbrewfest.com
Sunday | 21
FIESTA DEL SOL SAN DIEGO 2013
A street festival featuring performances, arts and culture, children’s area, and resources on health, education, civic engagement, and green/technology.
WHEN: 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (July 20 and 21)
WHERE: Logan Avenue between César E. Chávez Parkway and 26th Street, Logan Heights. 619-884-8833; fiestadelsolsandiego.org
Monday | 22
BEER U: SENSORY EVALUATION
Stone research and small-batch manager Steve Gonzalez delves into the art of tasting the differences between beer styles, explains “off” flavors, and helps guests put words to those tasty brews. Guests will sample a variety of beers while engaging in educational conversation. Ages 21+. $32.
WHEN: 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens, 1999 Citracado Parkway, Escondido. 760-471-4999; stonebrew.com
Tuesday | 23
FILM FORUM: IO SONO LI (SHUN LI AND THE POET)
Andrea Segre’s rapturous visual poem captures the flowering friendship between a young Chinese immigrant and a middle-aged Croatian fisherman nicknamed “the Poet.” Mandarin and Italian with English subtitles.
WHEN: 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Point Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire Street, Point Loma. 619-532-1539.
Wednesday | 24
THE EXOTIC TAJINE
Executive chef Arleen hosts an evening of adventure as participants learn the how-to of cooking lamb tajine, chicken tajine with olives and preserved lemons, and a vegetable tajine. Participants with their own tajine are asked to please bring it to class. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring an apron, a chef’s knife, and containers to carry leftovers home. Pre-registration required. Ages 21+. $65.
WHEN: 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Alchemy of the Hearth, 960 Rancheros Drive, Suite L, San Marcos. 760-233-2433; alchemyofthehearth.com