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San Diego has super freaks, sumos, and shadowy men

Or taste Little Italy

Thursday | 9

Past Event

Chef Throwdown

  • Thursday, June 9, 2016, 6 p.m.
  • Hotel del Coronado, 1500 Orange Avenue, Coronado
  • All ages / $150 - $250

More

The Hotel del Coronado’s Windsor Lawn provides the setting for this gathering of 30 chefs from San Diego and Mexico who will present signature hors d’oeuvres or desserts at individual stations. Judged by the ever-growing Culinary Council that includes such names as Andre Zotoff, Brian Malarkey, Claudia Sandoval, Jack Ford, Michele Parente, Sam the Cooking Guy, and lead judge Richard Sandoval, chefs present their best bites with the goal of winning the Chef Flor Franco Award for Culinary Excellence. Proceeds benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.


Friday | 10

Past Event

Greek Festival

  • Friday, June 10, 2016, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, 3655 Park Boulevard, San Diego
  • All ages / $3

More

This annual gathering offers a variety of Greek cuisine, handmade pastries, and traditional Greek coffee. Bands will perform traditional and contemporary Greek music, and youth dance troupes wearing folk costumes will showcase their skills throughout the weekend. The Oracle Wine Lounge boasts the largest array of Greek wines in California, while the Opa beer garden offers both imported Greek and domestic brews. With a Greek foods market, shopping, a kids’ activity area, and frequent church tours led by Father Andrew Scordalakis.


Saturday | 11

Past Event

Shadowy Men On a Shadowy Planet

  • Saturday, June 11, 2016, 8 p.m.
  • Hideout, 3519 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego
  • 21+

More

Toronto’s Juno Award–winning instrumental rock trio is best known for their song “Having an Average Weekend,” aka the Kids in the Hall theme song. “We don’t even think of that song as being the Kids in the Hall song,” says the Shadowy Men in a preshow chat with the Reader’s Dryw Keltz. The 30-year-old Canada band hits the Hideout on Saturday.


Past Event

VanGo

  • Saturday, June 11, 2016, noon to 6 p.m.
  • ,
  • All ages / Free

More

Showcasing the accomplishments and talents of San Diego county STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) enthusiasts. This event features a “silly soap box race,” STEAM vendors with activities for children, live music, and a beer and wine garden. New this year is the “Anything Goes” race — adults will race in their own creative contraptions.


Past Event

Super Freaks

  • Saturday, June 11, 2016, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Sparks Gallery, 530 Sixth Avenue, San Diego
  • All ages / Free

More

Larry Caveney will exhibit an array of abstracted superheroes and villains in his solo show. From the artist: “As males in the world of art, we have a tendency to maintain our own position of power or that persona of power or youth, where in reality it’s lost to time and gravity. The piece speaks to that false façade. That’s why I use the idea of ‘the artist as fool’ in most of my work. Basically, I poke fun at my own self and superheroes/cartoons that I studied in comic books. As a white male, in this state of culture, I think that’s all I have to work with...” The show runs June 11 to August 21.


Past Event

Sumo Sushi Show

  • Saturday, June 11, 2016, noon to 2:30 p.m.
  • Fluxx, 500 Fourth Avenue, San Diego
  • 21+ / $79 - $99

More

Eat sushi, sip sake, and snap photos after the event with World Sumo Champions. This 90-minute sumo show features three-time World Sumo Champion Byambajav Ulambayar and highest-division Pro Sumo All-Star Yama, one of the heaviest Japanese humans ever. While a pro sumo emcee explains the rules, technique, and sumo culture, you can cheer on your favorite wrestler as these massive athletes smash together. U.S. Sumo Open is billed as “the largest annual sumo competition on Planet Earth (except for Japan).”


Past Event

San Diego Festival of the Arts

  • Saturday, June 11, 2016, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego
  • All ages / $12

More

The 29th La Jolla Festival of the Arts (renamed this year) gathers nearly 200 artists in a bay-view setting of original fine art, live music, and entertainment plus cuisine, fine wine, and craft beer. Kids can enjoy crafts, face-painting, and puppet shows, and dads get a complimentary pint glass on Father’s Day. This year Aaron Chang, world-renowned surf photographer, will exhibit gems from his 25 years of surf photography and Tim Bessell, surfboard shaper, will have Warhol boards onsite. Music on four stages with Peter Sprague and Fred Benedetti, Jazz 88 All Stars, Nina Francis, and several others. Restaurants include Ohana Hawaiian Island BBQ, Divine Greek, Doggos Gus, Home Plate Sports Cafe, Bottaro Wood Fired Pizza, and more. Artists will present in ceramics, glass, photography, mixed media, fiber/textiles, sculpture, jewelry, and painting. $12; weekend pass $16.


Wednesday | 15

Past Event

Al Di Meola

  • Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 9 p.m.
  • Music Box, 1337 India Street, San Diego
  • All ages / $30 - $75

More

For more than 40 years, the Jersey-born jazz-fusion guitarist has been recording and touring his soft-rock heart out. Di Meola talks to Reader writer Andrew Hamlin about his underappreciated genre (except in Europe, apparently) and his new record, Elysium, which brings him to the Music Box on Wednesday night.


Past Event

Toots & the Maytals

  • Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
  • Observatory North Park, 2891 University Avenue, San Diego
  • 21+

More

Before there was reggae, there was reggay, and there was Toots Hibbert. Dave Good traces the history of Toots and his Maytals in this week’s Of Note. They play the Observatory North Park on Wednesday.


Past Event

Taste of Little Italy

  • Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • ,
  • All ages / $36 - $43

More

Each year the neighborhood’s one-of-a-kind eateries open their doors for food lovers to sample appetizers, entrées, desserts, and beverages. Ticket holders go from restaurant to restaurant with a Taste Passport, which lists the participating restaurant and each location’s menu offering. It’s an easy walk, with no shuttles required. Two routes are available — a south route and a north route — each featuring over a dozen restaurants. $36 prior to the event; $43 at the door.


Place

Bottlecraft North Park

3007 University Avenue, San Diego

There’s a Venissimo Cheese counter in the back, and they serve gourmet grilled cheese. Sandwiches cost eight bucks if you go with the standard offerings. There’s brie with fig jam, cheddar with spicy apple jam, alpine cheese with onion confit...Ian Anderson goes with gouda and soppressata.

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Saturday, June 11: Vango
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Thursday | 9

Past Event

Chef Throwdown

  • Thursday, June 9, 2016, 6 p.m.
  • Hotel del Coronado, 1500 Orange Avenue, Coronado
  • All ages / $150 - $250

More

The Hotel del Coronado’s Windsor Lawn provides the setting for this gathering of 30 chefs from San Diego and Mexico who will present signature hors d’oeuvres or desserts at individual stations. Judged by the ever-growing Culinary Council that includes such names as Andre Zotoff, Brian Malarkey, Claudia Sandoval, Jack Ford, Michele Parente, Sam the Cooking Guy, and lead judge Richard Sandoval, chefs present their best bites with the goal of winning the Chef Flor Franco Award for Culinary Excellence. Proceeds benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.


Friday | 10

Past Event

Greek Festival

  • Friday, June 10, 2016, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, 3655 Park Boulevard, San Diego
  • All ages / $3

More

This annual gathering offers a variety of Greek cuisine, handmade pastries, and traditional Greek coffee. Bands will perform traditional and contemporary Greek music, and youth dance troupes wearing folk costumes will showcase their skills throughout the weekend. The Oracle Wine Lounge boasts the largest array of Greek wines in California, while the Opa beer garden offers both imported Greek and domestic brews. With a Greek foods market, shopping, a kids’ activity area, and frequent church tours led by Father Andrew Scordalakis.


Saturday | 11

Past Event

Shadowy Men On a Shadowy Planet

  • Saturday, June 11, 2016, 8 p.m.
  • Hideout, 3519 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego
  • 21+

More

Toronto’s Juno Award–winning instrumental rock trio is best known for their song “Having an Average Weekend,” aka the Kids in the Hall theme song. “We don’t even think of that song as being the Kids in the Hall song,” says the Shadowy Men in a preshow chat with the Reader’s Dryw Keltz. The 30-year-old Canada band hits the Hideout on Saturday.


Past Event

VanGo

  • Saturday, June 11, 2016, noon to 6 p.m.
  • ,
  • All ages / Free

More

Showcasing the accomplishments and talents of San Diego county STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) enthusiasts. This event features a “silly soap box race,” STEAM vendors with activities for children, live music, and a beer and wine garden. New this year is the “Anything Goes” race — adults will race in their own creative contraptions.


Past Event

Super Freaks

  • Saturday, June 11, 2016, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Sparks Gallery, 530 Sixth Avenue, San Diego
  • All ages / Free

More

Larry Caveney will exhibit an array of abstracted superheroes and villains in his solo show. From the artist: “As males in the world of art, we have a tendency to maintain our own position of power or that persona of power or youth, where in reality it’s lost to time and gravity. The piece speaks to that false façade. That’s why I use the idea of ‘the artist as fool’ in most of my work. Basically, I poke fun at my own self and superheroes/cartoons that I studied in comic books. As a white male, in this state of culture, I think that’s all I have to work with...” The show runs June 11 to August 21.


Past Event

Sumo Sushi Show

  • Saturday, June 11, 2016, noon to 2:30 p.m.
  • Fluxx, 500 Fourth Avenue, San Diego
  • 21+ / $79 - $99

More

Eat sushi, sip sake, and snap photos after the event with World Sumo Champions. This 90-minute sumo show features three-time World Sumo Champion Byambajav Ulambayar and highest-division Pro Sumo All-Star Yama, one of the heaviest Japanese humans ever. While a pro sumo emcee explains the rules, technique, and sumo culture, you can cheer on your favorite wrestler as these massive athletes smash together. U.S. Sumo Open is billed as “the largest annual sumo competition on Planet Earth (except for Japan).”


Past Event

San Diego Festival of the Arts

  • Saturday, June 11, 2016, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego
  • All ages / $12

More

The 29th La Jolla Festival of the Arts (renamed this year) gathers nearly 200 artists in a bay-view setting of original fine art, live music, and entertainment plus cuisine, fine wine, and craft beer. Kids can enjoy crafts, face-painting, and puppet shows, and dads get a complimentary pint glass on Father’s Day. This year Aaron Chang, world-renowned surf photographer, will exhibit gems from his 25 years of surf photography and Tim Bessell, surfboard shaper, will have Warhol boards onsite. Music on four stages with Peter Sprague and Fred Benedetti, Jazz 88 All Stars, Nina Francis, and several others. Restaurants include Ohana Hawaiian Island BBQ, Divine Greek, Doggos Gus, Home Plate Sports Cafe, Bottaro Wood Fired Pizza, and more. Artists will present in ceramics, glass, photography, mixed media, fiber/textiles, sculpture, jewelry, and painting. $12; weekend pass $16.


Wednesday | 15

Past Event

Al Di Meola

  • Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 9 p.m.
  • Music Box, 1337 India Street, San Diego
  • All ages / $30 - $75

More

For more than 40 years, the Jersey-born jazz-fusion guitarist has been recording and touring his soft-rock heart out. Di Meola talks to Reader writer Andrew Hamlin about his underappreciated genre (except in Europe, apparently) and his new record, Elysium, which brings him to the Music Box on Wednesday night.


Past Event

Toots & the Maytals

  • Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
  • Observatory North Park, 2891 University Avenue, San Diego
  • 21+

More

Before there was reggae, there was reggay, and there was Toots Hibbert. Dave Good traces the history of Toots and his Maytals in this week’s Of Note. They play the Observatory North Park on Wednesday.


Past Event

Taste of Little Italy

  • Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • ,
  • All ages / $36 - $43

More

Each year the neighborhood’s one-of-a-kind eateries open their doors for food lovers to sample appetizers, entrées, desserts, and beverages. Ticket holders go from restaurant to restaurant with a Taste Passport, which lists the participating restaurant and each location’s menu offering. It’s an easy walk, with no shuttles required. Two routes are available — a south route and a north route — each featuring over a dozen restaurants. $36 prior to the event; $43 at the door.


Place

Bottlecraft North Park

3007 University Avenue, San Diego

There’s a Venissimo Cheese counter in the back, and they serve gourmet grilled cheese. Sandwiches cost eight bucks if you go with the standard offerings. There’s brie with fig jam, cheddar with spicy apple jam, alpine cheese with onion confit...Ian Anderson goes with gouda and soppressata.

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