Thursday, February 22: Black Violin
Thursday | 22
Honoring women behind the #MeToo and #WeSaidEnough movements
- Thursday, February 22, 2018, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
2550 Fifth Avenue, 12th floor,
#MeToo and #WeSaidEnough
The Women’s Museum of California is hosting their second Women in Leadership Awards event, this time honoring women behind the #MeToo and #WeSaidEnough movements. California Senate president pro tem Toni Atkins will present the individual award to Adama Iwu, one of Time magazine’s 2017 “silence breakers.” Proceeds support the museum.
Black Violin, classically trained musicians with a love of hip-hop
Florida duo Wilner Baptiste (viola) and Kevin Sylvester (violin), aka Wil B and Kev Marcus of Black Violin, are classically trained musicians with a love of hip-hop and have created an unlikely hybrid of percussive cadence and liquid melodies. After making a splash accompanying Alicia Keys at the 2004 Billboard Music Awards they went on to open shows for the Wu-Tang Clan, produce and write with Tom Petty and Kanye West, and play the Kids Inaugural Concert for president Barack Obama in 2013. They’re still touring in support of their 2015 album Stereotypes, with a date on Thursday at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido.
Friday | 23
$12,000 cash prize to the best at badminton
Dave Freeman Badminton Open
This is not casual backyard play — those birdies get smashed at over 100 mph. Over 300 players are expected to compete over three days, including some international superstars. The junior tournament is on Friday, and finals start on Sunday. Dave Freeman was a world-class badminton player and worked as a neurosurgeon in San Diego after retiring from badminton, a career trajectory few can claim. There’s a $12,000 cash prize for the top winner. Spectators are welcome, free admission. Also on Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday | 24
This follow-up to the film Forks over Knives is based on the work of nutrition researcher T. Colin Campbell, author of The China Study. PlantPure Nation is an investigative documentary that tells the story of three people on a quest to spread the message of “one of the most important health breakthroughs of all time.” Ticket includes a prescreening reception with appetizers, a vegan cooking demonstration with samples, and a panel with nutrition experts including Diane Moss of Project New Village, Tracy Childs of Veg Appeal, and several others. Sponsored by PlantDiego, intent on mobilizing the San Diego community toward a whole-food, plant-based lifestyle.
Unlimited beer and cider tastings and music by the Creepy Creeps
- Saturday, February 24, 2018, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Fleet Science Center,
1875 El Prado,
$40 - $50
Winter Brew Fest
The sixth-annual San Diego Winter Brew Fest returns. Sample over 35 breweries while walking through the Fleet’s newest exhibit, Mythbusters. With unlimited beer and cider tastings and music by the Creepy Creeps. Benefits local nonprofits Outdoor Outreach and the San Diego Mountain Bike Association.
Sunday | 25
San Diego famers unite!
The InTents Conference, directed by national food expert Catt Fields White, was created to bring new and established farmers, artisan food makers, and farmers’ market managers together to learn how to grow their organization to be stronger and more profitable, help prospective entrepreneurs get their ideas off the ground, and support local farmers. Includes the InTents Flavors Party, educational panels, and roundtable discussions. Speakers include Forrest Pritchard, owner of Smith Meadows Farm and author of Growing Tomorrow, and Neal Gottlieb, founder of Three Twins Ice Cream (and recent Survivor contestant). With beer, wine, spirits, and live music. P.S. “InTents” is a play on “in tents,” à la farmers’ markets. Also on Monday and Tuesday.
Monday | 26
This guy is probably going to Wrestlemania
WWE Live: Road to Wrestlemania
Featuring the WWE Championship Two-on-One Match (AJ Styles vs. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn) and the WWE Championship Triple Threat Match with Bobby Roode vs. Baron Corbin vs. Jinder Mahal.
Wednesday | 28
Learn about the murals of La Jolla
Murals of La Jolla Walking Tour
Over the past six years, large-scale artwork has appeared in a variety of locations throughout La Jolla, some prominently displayed and others tucked away in discrete locations. Learn more about the murals of La Jolla during a guided walking tour led by project-curator Lynda Forsha. Each mural has its own story, and by the end of the tour you will know more about the inspiration and concept behind each image. Each work is on view for a minimum of two years and has been funded by private donations. Sixteen murals are currently on view, and each tour features more than half of them. The route changes each time to accommodate new murals. This is a free event, and reservations are suggested.