Friday | 15
Bono and the Edge Waiting for Godomino’s
Addicted to celebrity culture, two self-imposed elitists have holed up in a castle, wanting to simplify their lives and achieve pure art. They have long since lost touch with reality. They ache for it, and for contact with the Common Man. So they order Godomino’s pizza, in hopes of forgiveness and enlightenment, and wait.
Saturday | 16
Eight Breweries in 1980, over 6000 today
- Saturday, March 16, 2019, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
330 Park Boulevard,
Culinary historians present “Craft Beer & Spirits: American Origin & Evolution,” featuring Yuseff Cherney. Cherney will examine the argument that the discoveries of beer and bread are responsible for humanity’s ability to advance technology and develop civilizations. He will also survey the origins of the American craft beer industry and its growth from eight breweries in 1980 to over 6,000 today. And he will detail the evolution of craft distilling, and how both have grown into multi-billion dollar industries. Cherney is former head brewer of Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits and a UCSD graduate.
Holi Festival: indian food and body powder
The festival of colors, called Holi in India, is a Hindu celebration signifying the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, and thanksgiving for a good harvest. It is a time to repair broken relationships. Apply colorful body powder on each other while DJs mix live Bollywood, hip-hop and dance tunes. Games, such as “pichkaari” (aka water guns), will be played. There will also be a children’s dance show and Indian food available.
Mission Hills in the roaring 20s
Single-family housing boomed across America in 1920s, and Mission Hills was teeming with development. As fortunes grew, homes ranged from humble cottages to lavish estates. New styles came: Tudor and Storybook, French and English Eclectic, and Italian Renaissance. Dominating the later ‘20s was Spanish Eclectic. Architectural historians Ron May and Diane Kane will discuss the events that led to the housing styles of Roaring Twenties. Laura Wile and Don Fay will recount (with photos) their ground-up rehabilitation of the historic “Swan House” on Alameda Drive.
Monday | 18
Il Divo at Civic Theater
Simon Cowell’s idea to cross boy bands with classical tenors seemed like a longshot 15 years ago, or at least until Il Divo became the first classical crossover artist to debut at number one in the Billboard Top 200 chart. They’ve sold over 30 million albums, and now they’re touring in support of their ninth studio album, Timeless.