Thursday | 5
The Flu of 1918
Dr. Peter Remodino — Formidable flu foe
In September 1918, the San Diego Sun reported that “San Diego is full of colds, just now.”
Around the time of the Sun article, sailors at the Balboa Park naval-training camp and soldiers at Camp Kearny came down with the flu.
Led by Dr. Peter Remondino, on October 13, the Board of Health recommended closure of public amusements — theaters, churches, dance halls, schools, libraries, movie houses. The fire department set up stations where people could have their throats sprayed with quinine bisulphate.
Dr. Remondino turned the Old Mission Brewery at the foot of Washington Street into an emergency isolation hospital.
In December, forty people who refused to wear masks received five-dollar fines, laid down by the police’s “flu squad.”
Retired master nurse Donna Lupinacci will talk on the influenza pandemic of 1918. She lays bare why Swine Flu, Bird Flu and the current flu epidemic can occur repeatedly.
Friday | 6
Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
Randy Hugo put a curse on Baskerville Hall when he made a pact with the devil for help in abducting a woman. The curse is a diabolical hound systematically eliminating male heirs. Was Sir Charles Baskerville’s recent death the latest? Pipe-smoking Sherlock Holmes and modestly officious Dr. Watson must traverse the gloomy moors to solve the crime(s). In Ken Ludwig’s spoof, three actors play 36 characters.
Saturday | 7
Scottish Tartan Day
Beating the drum for haggis
Solo bagpipe competitions, music by Highland Way, dancing by Dance Scottish and Highland Dancers. Clans Logan, Grant, Hay, MacDuff, Matheson, Douglas, Clans of the Highlands, the Scottish American Military Society and the 42nd Black Watch Highland Regiment. Meat pies, bangers, haggis, shortbread sold from 10 am till sold out.
Julian Gold Rush Days
- Saturday, April 7, 2018, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Julian Farm, 4381 Highway 78
Gold panning, tomahawk throwing, candle dipping, a petting zoo, pony rides, and old-fashioned laundry. Careful you don't get hung out to dry after your so-called best friend strikes it rich!
Tuesday | 10
Chromeo — Fab Arab-Jewish collab
- Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Humphreys by the Bay,
2241 Shelter Island Drive,
If you ever wondered what would happen if Hall and Oates fronted Funkadelic, look no further than Canadian electro-funk duo Chromeo, who bill themselves as “the only successful Arab/Jewish partnership since the dawn of human culture.” Patrick “P-Thugg” Gemayel, born in Lebanon, and David “Dave 1” Macklovitch, both nearly 40, have released four albums since forming in 2002. A fifth is due over the next few weeks, Head Over Heels.