Ken Leighton 7 p.m., Oct. 26
Best events in San Diego through March 13
Saturday | 9
CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL
Experience the beauty of cherry blossoms in the garden’s grove of 150 cherry trees in the new nine-acre garden expansion. Featuring Japanese street food, local craft vendors, cultural performances, a crafts and play area for the kids, and the Sapporo Beer Garden with free samples for the adults. $3–$4.
WHEN: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Japanese Friendship Garden, Pan American Road, Balboa Park. 619-232-2721, niwa.org
Sunday | 10
IRISH BEER AND CHEESE
Enjoy some history and fun tidbits, as well as some festive beer and cheese pairings. 21+. $50.
WHEN: 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Vennissimo Cheese Del Mar, 2650 Via de la Valle, #C140, Del Mar. 858-847-9616; venissimo.com
Monday | 11
PAINTING FLOWERS OF THE MASTERS
Instructor Lovejoy will guide you step-by-step as you re-create a famous flower painting on canvas. Inspiration may be from one of the great works of art by Georgia O’Keeffe, Van Gogh, Monet, or others. Feel free to bring a bottle of wine. Snacks will be provided. $57–$63.
WHEN: 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Bravo School of Art at NTC Promenade, 2690 Decatur Road, Studio 206, Point Loma. 619-223-0058; bravoschoolofart.com
Tuesday | 12
PACIFIC ARTS MOVEMENT QUARTERLY SCEENING: THERMAE ROMAE
Times are tough for Lucius, an architect in ancient Rome. During a trip to one of Rome’s legendary bathhouses, he is magically transported to another bathhouse — in modern Japan. For Lucius, things in the land of Super Toilets and onsens are strange. But that doesn’t stop him from stealing some modern ideas and bringing them back to Rome, where fortune awaits. $9–$13.
WHEN: 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Arclight Cinema, 4425 La Jolla Village Drive, University City. 858-768-7770; pac-arts.org
Wednesday | 13
Performance artist Sheree Rose will present screenings of her work and discuss Bad Girl and Sick Boy: the Art, Life, and Times of Sheree Rose and Bob Flanagan. Room LL430. 18+.
WHEN: 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: SDSU Malcolm A. Love Library, 5500 Campanile Drive, College Area. 619-594-6728; library.sdsu.edu