Thursday | 31
- Thursday, January 31, 2019, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
3010-B Juniper Street,
Wrong Light by Matt Coyle
Matt Coyle signs his new crime novel Wrong Light, and joins in conversation with San Diego radio host Jeff Dotseth. Someone is stalking Naomi Hendrix in Southern California. When her radio station hires PI Rick Cahill to track down the stalker, he discovers that Naomi is hiding secrets. However, before Rick can extract the truth from Naomi, he is thrust into a missing person’s case; an abduction he may have unwittingly caused. The investigating detective questions Rick’s motives and pressures him to stop meddling.
Donald and Marvelous Chinyarmwire fled from Zimbabwe three decades ago. Now they live the American dream in Minnesota. He’s a law firm partner; she’s a biochemist. Their oldest daughter Tendi will marry Chris, a white human rights activist. Marvelous’ sister Anne demands a Zimbabwean Roora ceremony (“bride price”). “That is a nonstarter!” says Marvelous, who wants an assimilated wedding. To which Anne retorts, “You think you’re white now?”
Friday | 1
2019: Year of the Pig
Some 20,000 to 30,000 guests will enjoy Asian food, vendor booths, carnival rides, lion dances, concerts, and a “cultural village” (artistic reconstructions of iconic sculptures, buildings, and landscapes from across Southeast Asia). 2019 marks the year of the pig, which represents sincerity, honesty and prosperity. The pig’s reliable and truthful nature, combined with its infamous sense of humor, will be a focal point of the festival.
Never before photographed plants
See new plant species found in our region and learn about tools for better understanding local flora through digital projects that include public participation. Jon Rebman, director of the Plant Atlas Project and curator of botany at the San Diego Natural History Museum, is an active collector of scientific specimens (his personal collections number over 34,5000. With respect to our region’s extremely rare flora, Rebman is conducting research throughout Baja California.
Tuesday | 5
Gang of Four at the Casbah
- Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 8 p.m.
2501 Kettner Boulevard,
Many members have joined and quit the Gang of Four since the British sociopolitical punk group first formed in the late ‘70s. Singer and guitarist Andy Gill is only remaining founder, but the band has experienced a resurgence in popularity, thanks to the current post-punk revival. Their EP from last year, Complicit, earned some of the best reviews of their career, and they’ll soon follow up with a new album, Happy Now.