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Best events in San Diego: May 24-29
Friday | 24
FORE THE KIDS: MUSEUM SCHOOL GOLF TOURNAMENT
The second annual tournament features a shotgun start, lunch, and a dinner/awards banquet. Also includes luxury carts, drinks, opportunity prizes, and contests. Novice and experienced golfers welcome. Event benefits the physical education program at the Museum School. Registration begins at noon. $30–$500.
WHEN: 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Riverwalk Golf Club, 1150 Fashion Valley Road, Mission Valley. 619-236-8712; museumschool.org
Saturday | 25
MASS CREATIVITY: COMMUNITY PORTRAIT FOTOAKTION
San Diego artist Perry Vasquez presents an interactive photo opportunity and portrait-drawing workshop. Develop new art skills while documenting the people and energy of your neighborhood. This workshop is designed for all ages. No prior art experience necessary. Hosted by the New Children’s Museum.
WHEN: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Logan Heights Library, 567 South 28th Street, Logan Heights. 619-795-1522; thinkplaycreate.org
Sunday | 26
VISTA STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL
Vista was once the “Strawberry Capital of the World” and still boasts many strawberry fields. Celebrate the berry with over 200 vendors, athletic competition (festival starts with a 10K at the WAVE Waterpark in Vista, runs through Vista’s Kite Sculptures, and ends at the festival), pie-eating, costumes, carnival rides, music, food, and more.
WHEN: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Downtown Vista, Santa Fe Avenue at Main Street. 760-726-1122; vistastrawberry-fest.com
Monday | 27
2013 5K SPLASH DASH
There will be splash zones throughout the course to help racers cool off. Top three finishers in each age bracket will receive a medal. Event also features a half-mile kids’ fun-run. Pre-registration required to receive a T-shirt on race day. $0–$25.
WHEN: 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Kit Carson Park, 3333 Bear Valley Parkway, Escondido. Contact Mike Marshall, 602-819-3275; facebook.com/5ksplashdash
Tuesday | 28
FILM FORUM: A BOTTLE IN THE GAZA SEA
Seeking to make sense of a deadly suicide-bombing, Tal, a 17-year-old Jewish girl living in Jerusalem, pens a message in a bottle tossed into the Mediterranean. The note washes up on a Gaza beach and is recovered by a young Palestinian man. The two begin a correspondence that yields to shared hopes, fears, and romantic yearnings. A Film Movement presentation in French, Hebrew, English, and Arabic with English subtitles. WHEN: 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Point Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire Street, Point Loma. 619-532-1539; facebook.com/freelibrarymovies
Wednesday | 29
I LOVE POKE FESTIVAL
The fourth annual food festival and competition celebrates Hawaiian culture and cuisine and features live music by Hawaii native Kimie Miner. Festival will be broken up into two sections: Pokeland, where 12–15 chefs compete for title of “Best Poke,” and Foodland, a place for attendees to sample Hawaiian- and Asian-inspired food from local restaurants. Ages 21+. $55.
WHEN: 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Bali Hai, 2230 Shelter Island Drive, Shelter Island. 619-222-1181; ilovemusubi.com/poke