Walter Mencken 6:15 p.m., Feb. 28
Best events in San Diego: March 21-March 27
Thursday | 21
SUICIDE GIRLS: HARD GIRLS, SOFT LIGHT
Some of the SuicideGirls will be signing their hard-cover photo book of tattooed pinup girls. The first 25 people to have a copy of the book signed will receive a free yearlong membership to SuicideGirls.com.
WHEN: 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Mysterious Galaxy Books, 7051 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, suite 302, Kearny Mesa. 858-268-4747; mystgalaxy.com
Friday | 22
FREEWAY (VOIE RAPIDE)
Alex’s life is filled with customized cars, gatherings on parking lots, races, speed, and the road. At 20 years old, he is stuck at the wheel of his modified car, which controls his life. This exclusive passion, with its rituals and its codes, leaves behind his girlfriend Rachel and their child. One night on the freeway, Alex’s fate changes abruptly. After this incident, he tries to move on but experiences guilt and eventually a slow awakening. French/English subtitles. Part of the Frequency Film Festival. $10.
WHEN: 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Ocean Beach Playhouse, 4944 Newport Avenue, Ocean Beach. Info@frequencyfilmfestival.com; frequencyfilmfestival.com.
Saturday | 23
FESTIVAL OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING EXPO
Events include “Skateboard! Humans vs. Robotics,” “Superhero 101,” and “The Science of Justice,” all of which are hands-on and live demonstrations of robotics, gamma rays, and crime labs. Children of all ages are welcome to come and meet scientists and engineers, as well as learn about their groundbreaking research and discoveries. Free.
WHEN: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Petco Park, 100 Park Boulevard, East Village. 858-455-0300; email@example.com; sdsciencefestival.com
Sunday | 24
ROLANDO STREET FAIR
Over 100 vendor booths and nonprofit community organizations will participate in this family-friendly event. Also featuring a kids’ corner with rides and activities.
WHEN: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Rolando Boulevard, between El Cajon Boulevard and Solita Avenue. Rolandocommunitycouncil.org
Monday | 25
BEER U: STOUTS
Stone’s minister of evangelism and indoctrination, Ken Wright, explores the world of stouts. Try this year’s classic and “Odd Beers for Odd Years” versions of Stone Imperial Russian Stout before they are released to the public, as well as other examples of this dark, roasty style. Ages 21+. $34.
WHEN: 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens, 1999 Citracado Parkway, Escondido. 760-294-7866; stonebrew.com
Tuesday | 26
A VIEW OF YOU: SELF PORTRAIT
Design and create self-portraits using Picasso’s approach to Cubism. In this early 20th-century art movement, people and objects were painted from more than one viewpoint. This created the effects of abstracting real to unrecognizable. Start with this technique to learn more about the face and its proportions. A self-portrait from a mirror will follow. Students will have a firm understanding of portraiture drawing by the end of class. Materials list provided upon registration. Instructor Patricia Hyman. $42–$48.
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
Wednesday | 27
SAN DIEGO’S MOST STYLISH MAN
Ten men compete for the title during this runway and trunk show event hosted by Vixen Pop Up Boutique. Featured designers: Street Chic, Moderne, Skova, and Miss Kinsman. Event also includes live DJ, food, and drinks. Ages 21+. $20–$25.
WHEN: 7:00 to 11:00 p.m.
WHERE: 98 Bottles, 2400 Kettner Boulevard, Little Italy. 760-402-0388; vixensd.com