Thursday | 6
43-year-old Alison Bechdel looks back on her life: back when, as a child, she played in her father’s funeral home (“We got Kleenex and your choice of psalm. Think of Bechdel when you need to embalm”); back when, as a student at Oberlin College, she fell in love with Joan; and today, as she tries to solve the mystery of her life: why did her father commit suicide?
Friday | 7
50 Short Hikes
Co-author Don Endicott presents 50 Best Short Hikes, San Diego, a guidebook featuring easy-to-find, easy-to-follow day hikes that range from less than one mile to eight miles and lie within 30 miles of San Diego’s central core. Endicott takes you to Del Mar Crest and Beach, Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve, Torrey Pines Beach and Reserve, Rice Canyon, and to the Hollenbeck Preserve. Detailed maps with GPS coordinates and photos accompany descriptive entries. Talk will include a photographic and narrative tour of the hikes.
Saturday | 8
Enjoy Greek food, folk dancing, live musical performances on four stages, cooking demonstrations, a Greek wine bar, and culinary specialty markets. Pre-order Greek pastries online and pick them up at the festival.
Kids ages 5-17 pitch their businesses, sell their products, build a marketing strategy, and showcase their ideas. Cash prizes are awarded for best pitch and presentation. Investors will be on site and kids will have the opportunity to seek funding for their ideas. Workshops will be led by small-business owners.
WHEN: Saturday, September 8, 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Highway, downtown. sdkidpreneurexpo.com
Tuesday | 11
Murder By Death
- Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 8 p.m.
Belly Up Tavern,
143 S. Cedros Avenue,
$23 - $41
It’s usually a long time between hit records that feature a cello, notwithstanding the occasional Electric Light Orchestra track, but Indiana alt-western rockers Murder By Death aim to change all that. Since their recorded debut in 2002, they’ve been exploring mythic themes with sprawling folklore sagas, pitting heroes against villains, ranchers versus bankers, cowboys against devils, and even the mountains themselves against mankind, all marinated in both acoustic and electric cello. Their newest full-length, The Other Shore, dropped last month, preceded by a single for “True Dark,” the entire production financed via a Kickstarter campaign.