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Actually, Edgar Allan Poe Fest, Hike and Harvest Santa Ysabel Indian Mission, Dia de los Muertos, KT Tunstall

Events October 18-October 24, 2018

Thursday | 18 Actually Amber Cohen and Tom Anthony are freshmen at Princeton University. They flirt after class and find themselves at the same raucous kegger party. Although the connection seems innocent at first, the ...

Persuasion, Kate Morgan ghost tour, Kumeyaay lakes campground, Serbian food and dancing, Sting and Shaggy

Events October 11-October 17, 2018

Thursday | 11 Persuasion Seven years ago, Anne Elliot of Kellynch Hall was engaged to Captain Frederick Wentworth, but was persuaded to break the engagement because of his low status. Now he is back from ...

HIR, Music Hall of Fame, Maker Faire, Pumpkins and farm animals, Jigsaw puzzle competition

Events October 4-October 10, 2018

Thursday | 4 From Afghanistan to California Hir: For three years while serving in Afghanistan, Isaac worked for the mortuary affairs department. He bagged body parts, labeling them when possible. Along the way, he became ...

Ringo Starr, La Mesa Oktoberfest, Young Frankenstein, San Diego Cabrillo Festival, 53rd Annual Fall Bonsai Show

Events September 27-October 3, 2018

Ringo Starr, La Mesa Oktoberfest, Young Frankenstein, San Diego Cabrillo Festival, 53rd Annual Fall Bonsai Show

Jason Aldean, Margaritaville Golf, Vista Viking Fest, Bull in a China Shop, Moon Festival

Events September 20-September 26, 2018

Jason Aldean, Margaritaville Golf, Vista Viking Fest, Bull in a China Shop, Moon Festival

The Tannahill Weavers, The Heart of Rock & Roll, Longboard Surfing Contest, 90 Years of San Diego Tiki, FlyCasting Clinic

Events September 13-September 19, 2018

The Tannahill Weavers, The Heart of Rock & Roll, Longboard Surfing Contest, 90 Years of San Diego Tiki, FlyCasting Clinic

Fun Home, 50 Short Hikes, Greek Festival, Kidpreneur Expo, Murder By Death

Events September 6-September 12, 2018

Fun Home, 50 Short Hikes, Greek Festival, Kidpreneur Expo, Murder By Death

Seize the King, Gem Faire, Sand Sculpting, Grape Stomp Festa, Ice Cube

Events August 30-September 5, 2018

Seize the King, Gem Faire, Sand Sculpting, Grape Stomp Festa, Ice Cube

Smokefall, the Alarm, Tuna Challenge, full moon night walk, West Coast shell show

Events August 23-August 29, 2018

Thursday | 23 Smokefall Violet is pregnant with twins. They perform a vaudeville routine and ponder their future and their father wants to run away. Was it because he told 16-year-old daughter Beauty he needed ...

Voyeurs de Venus, Holistic orchard care, Twainfest, Blaire Austin photography, Talking Dreads

Events August 16-August 22, 2018

Saturday | 18 Voyeurs de Venus Sara Washington lands a huge book deal to tell the true story of Saartje Baartman, a South African woman paraded on the streets of 19th century London and Paris ...

Ace Frehley, Idomeneo, Ripcord, Burning Man at USD, Reefer Madness, the Musical

Events August 9-August 15, 2018

Thursday | 9 Ace Frehley Former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley has spent around a decade living in San Diego, where he teamed up with local singer Rachael Gordon (they got a condo together near Balboa ...

Mya, Bon Odori Festival, Scootercon, Farm to bottle kombucha, Who was Atticus Finch?

Events August 2-August 8, 2018

Thursday | 2 Mya Mya is an old-fashioned R&B singer in the tradition of the female frontwomen of the Mary Jane Girls and TLC, who also infuses the more contemporary sounds of acts such as ...

Hunting Charles Manson, Roadkill on the digital highway, Pine Valley parade, Legally Blonde: The Musical, Adam Ant

Events July 26-August 1, 2018

Thursday | 26 Roadkill on the digital highway On May 31, 2017, Bay City Television (XETV channel 6) closed its doors for good. Bay City was the U.S. arm of the world’s only bi-national television ...

Scooter Chronicles, Nerdist House, Jennifer Spencer portraits, Newsies, Ninety Percent Mental

Events July 19-July 25, 2018

Thursday | 19 Scooter Chronicles release party The Scooter Chronicles is set during the local mod revival of the mid-1980s, spinning the tale of how one teen’s quest to buy a Vespa turned into a ...

Over-the-Line, AH-1 Cobra, Billy Bob Thornton, Comedian Doug Benson

Events July 12-July 18, 2018

Thursday | 12 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. “A comedy tonight.” At least Pseudolus hopes so. He’s a slave at the house of Senex, in ancient Rome.. To win his ...

Celso Piña, The Lorax, Drone-Con, Reading of Titus Andronicus, Japanese-Americans in the Gaslamp

Events July 5-July 11, 2018

Thursday | 5 King of Nortena Since 1996, Celso Piña has earned his crown as the king of modern musica norteña, bringing folk sounds into the 21st century with touches of reggae, ska, and hip-hop. ...

Spamalot, The Perfect Pickle, Poway Sportsplex Lacrosse, US Air Guitar Championship, Julian Fourth of July Parade

Events June 28-July 4, 2018

Thursday | 28 Spamalot. Ah, chivalry! When knighthood was in flower! King Arthur, the Round Table, and...what? They pretend to ride horses (while a squire clops coconuts), they sing a song about fish in Finland, ...

Romeo, Romeo, and Juliet, Legacy of John Muir, San Diego Historic Highways, Dirty Bags Cornhole, Six String Society

Events June 21-27, 2018

Thursday | 23 Romeo, Romeo, and Juliet “Oh Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?” Romeo #1: “Here. beloved Juliet.” Romeo #2: “Nooo! Over here!” Romeo #1: “Call me but love and I’ll be new baptiz’d.” ...

Skateboarding’s Finest, Har Mar Superstar, A Coach’s Blunt Take on the State of American Soccer, King Arthur Archery Tournament, James Hubbell Home and Studio Tour

Events June 14-20, 2018

Thursday | 14 Skateboarding's Finest J. Grant Brittain, a San Diego-based photographer who has captured some of skateboarding’s finest athletes since 1979, began his career at the Del Mar Skate Ranch, where he decided to ...

Michael Franti, Once, San Diego Greek Festival, Julian Backcountry Dance, The Original Siamese Twins

Events June 7-13, 2018

Thursday | 7 MICHAEL FRANTI AND SPEARHEAD At some point, lyrics can become poetry, and that’s a goal that Michael Franti has achieved, writing songs with numerous ensembles, the most successful being his group Spearhead. ...

Boom for Real, Lord Huron, Les Miserables, Che Cafe, Beer Can Racing

Events May 31-June 6, 2018

Thursday | 31 LATE TEENAGE YEARS OF JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT Boom for Real documents the artist’s pre-fame, and how New York City, the people, and the surrounding movements formed him. Interviews with other artists who emerged ...

Being the Change, Firefly Dreams, California's Fallen Soldiers, Vista Strawberry Festival, Poe Ballantine

Events May 24-30, 2018

Thursday | 24 BEING THE CHANGE Being the Change: Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution is written by Peter Kalmus, an atmospheric scientist at Caltech and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The book delves into ...

The Wind and the Breeze, grunion runs, Embrace of the Serpent, Little Red Riding Hood, Life of Agony

Events May 17-23, 2018

Thursday | 17 THE WIND AND THE BREEZE What happens when “you stand your ground on shifting sands”? Sam, the greatest hip-hop emcee in Rockford, Illinois, is about to find out, since friends have “challenged ...

Rooftop movies, Red, Tacotopia, Gator by the Bay, Shaper Fest, Nada Surf

Events May 3-9, 2018

Thursday | 10 MOVIES ON HYATT ROOFTOP We’ll always have drive-ins, but for years, Cinema Under the Stars in Mission Hills was the main urban alternative to hardtop movie houses. Digital projection and inflatable screens ...

Cards Against Humanity, Beyond Bollywood, Passage into Fear, Rock Art Along the Border, The Dwarves

Events May 3-9, 2018

Thursday | 3 CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY TOURNAMENT Our host Jasper wants to hear your funniest, most ducked-up CAH card plays, so invite your funniest friends (only) for the chance to win a $50 Duck Foot ...

Drag racing history, The Melvins, Rocky Horror, yucca, and the Moon

Events April 26-May 2, 2018

Thursday | 26 DRAG RACING IN SAN DIEGO Emmanuel Burgin, an author and former sports editor for El Sol de San Diego, shares exploits of Joaquin Arnett. Arnett led the Bean Bandits racing club in ...

Mammals, music, and Modern, plus horses and the Nobel Prize

Events April 19-25, 2018

Friday | 20 Japanese Guitar Japanese classical guitarist Shin-Ichi Fukuda will play the opening night of the San Diego Guitar Festival. For this first-time performance in San Diego, Fukuda has chosen to prepare music dedicated ...

Young orthodox marrieds, fighting ships, avocados, midday peace

Events April 12-18, 2018

Thursday | 12 The Wanderers Esther and Yoni, young orthodox Jews, just began their arranged marriage. They are so shy they barely know each other. Julia and Abe, celebs, though married to other people, have ...

Flu talk, devil dog, pipe playing, gold panning, electro-funk

What's doing April 5-11

Thursday | 5 The Flu of 1918 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 ...

Del Mar Mud Run, Carlsbad Flower Fields, Titus Andronicus, and Love Isn't the Answer

Best events for March 31-April 4

Saturday | 31 Love Isn't the Answer Nemr, the first Lebanese-American comedian to land on the cover of the mid-east edition of Rolling Stone, is getting ready to launch his latest tour, Love Isn’t the ...

Free opera, Crew Classic, Luis Urrea, Moon Hooch, and Seven Last Words of Christ

Best events March 22-29

Thursday | 22 FREE OPERA ON THE CONCOURSE Florencia en el Amazonas. Opera diva Florencia Grimaldi returns home to the Amazon to perform and dreams of finding her lost lover, a butterfly hunter who has ...

Latino film, 10,000 butterflies, sugar artists, Puppy Love 5K, Walter Trout, LPGA Classic

Best events for March 15-22

Thursday | 15 Latino Film Festival Media Arts Center San Diego celebrates the 25th anniversary of the San Diego Latino Film Festival March 15 to 25. The festival will occupy five screens for eleven days ...

This week: cherry blossoms, daffodils, and lots of beer

Plus a giant “holistic health party,” otherwise known as a yoga festival

Thursday | 8 Taste of Third Sample signature dishes from Chula Vista eateries on Third Avenue. New this year for the 21-and-up crowd, a ticket includes tasters at participating breweries, cocktail lounges, and bar-restaurants. Favorites ...

March comes in like an acro-cat

Flower Field tours, CRSSD, Busker Fest, and the Amazing Acro-Cats kick off March events

Thursday | 1 Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch For over 60 years, Mother Nature has transformed the rolling hills of North San Diego County into a spectacular display of natural color and beauty. The 50 ...

Top events this week: Black Violin, WWE, and badminton

Plus a follow-up to the film Forks over Knives and lots more

Thursday | 22 #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 ...

Have fun in February

With the Harlem Globetrotters, the San Diego Tết Festival, and a Black Panther Experience

Thursday | 15 Black Panther Experience A private screening of Marvel’s new superhero film, Black Panther. This is a Black Carpet experience, so make sure you are picture-perfect in your African-inspired attire. Happy-hour gathering at ...

San Diego festivals abound

Learn about sex, paper theater, and your gut

Thursday | 8 Jewish Film Festival This is billed as “the largest Jewish cultural event in San Diego,” with 37 feature films and 21 short films screened in five locations across the county. The 28th ...

Things to do as we roll into February

Chinese New Year, Human Rights Watch Film Festival, Viennese Nights, and remarkable Jewish women

Thursday | 1 Human Rights Watch Film Festival The festival offers a program of six films that address a range of human-rights issues around the world. Filmmakers and Human Rights Watch experts will be present ...

This week's primo events: Disney on Ice, Plays by Young Writers, and Tiger Woods

And you can celebrate the Chinese New Year

Thursday | 25 Disney on Ice: Follow Your Heart New for 2018, stories and characters from the animated movies Finding Dory and Inside Out. “‘Just keep swimming’ with Dory, Nemo, Marlin, and new pal Hank ...

Beat the January slump with these events

Women’s march, circus pirates, monster trucks, Restaurant Week, and Hostiles

Thursday | 18 Circus Vargas: Pirates Death-defying acrobats, daredevils, flying-trapeze artists, jugglers, contortionists, clowns, and motorcycles in a swashbuckling, pirate-themed circus spectacular. Arrive 30 minutes early for an interactive pre-show celebration, where kids can learn ...

San Diego likes festivals

On tap: San Diego Brew Festival, Multicultural Festival, Borrego Springs Film Festival

Thursday | 11 Borrego Springs Film Festival A juried, five-day film festival of narrative, documentary, animation, and Latino features and shorts. Films will be screened at the 180-seat Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center. Networking events ...

A Culture Shock Nutcracker and Carnaval Fantastique are in town

Or start the year off with Hamilton. If you can get tickets.

Thursday | 4 SoundOn Festival of Modern Music: Voyages Now in its 11th year, the soundON Festival of Modern Music brings together an international roster of composers and performers in a four-day exploration of contemporary ...

Best ways to spend the end of 2017

Holiday Bowl, Holiday Food Truck Festival, New Year's parties, and more

Thursday | 28 Holiday Bowl Parade 2017 The largest balloon parade in America starts at 10 a.m. with marching bands, floats, drill teams, and a procession of enormous balloons. Over 100,000 spectators will line Harbor ...

The most audacious neighborhood displays of Christmas cheer

And Jungle Bells plays up animals

Got Lights The following are the most audacious neighborhood displays of Christmas cheer. Christmas Circle, Chula Vista. Nearly total participation of over 55 homes in the circle formed by Whitney and Mankato streets. At least ...

San Diego’s onset of winter things to do

Star Wars party, Dave Koz, ugly sweaters and beer, ice skating in Del Mar

Thursday | 14 Star Wars: The Last Jedi Get in on a private screening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. But first, a party at the Fleet. Meet R2D2 and hang out with Stormtroopers from ...

Tons of Christmasy things to do

Frosty Farm, The Nutcracker, Parade of Lights, Lessons & Carols...

Thursday | 7 Prophets of Rage At first it may seem an unlikely pairing — players from Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave teaming up with members of Public Enemy and Cypress Hill. But Rage ...

Bill Murray, Jewel, and those December Nights

Lots to do in December

Friday | 1 Bill Murray, Jan Vogler, and Friends: New Worlds It’s a safe bet that SNL original-cast-member-turned-movie-star Bill Murray has never bored anyone with a conversation, let alone a performance. His appearance at the ...

Trot like a turkey and learn about honey badgers

Things to do over Thanksgiving weekend

Thursday | 23 O’side Turkey Trot “Move your feet before you eat!” is the annual refrain at the O’side Turkey Trot 10K Run/5K/15K, kids run/walk, and Senior 1-Mile. Includes a costume contest with a $300 ...

Marching bands in Liberty Station, BBQ at Port Pavilion, and a marathon on the Silver Strand

The weather is lovely — get out and enjoy

Thursday | 9 San Diego Asian Film Festival Pacific Arts Movement presents this 18th-annual event, which they say has grown to become “the largest showcase of Asian American and international films on the West Coast” ...

Fall back into the Gaslamp, go on the Color Run, judge vegan tacos

Top events for the start of November

Thursday | 2 Charissa Noble: Music/Art Lectures This series of three lectures offers a look at controversial art and music in the 20th Century, “the intersecting lives and artistic ideologies of artists and composers, posing ...

Paint the town orange and black

Big Halloween events in Little Italy, Balboa Park, downtown, Liberty Station, and Del Mar

Thursday | 26 Haunted Trail of Balboa Park The Haunted Trail is mile-long trail through the twisted grove of pines and gnarled oaks of Balboa Park. Follow the red balloon — “IT” will lead you ...

Extreme sailing, street food cinema, and the world’s largest Australian Football tournament

Event picks for mid-October

Thursday | 19 Haunted Hotel The Haunted Hotel is the longest running haunted house in San Diego. HauntWorld Magazine named it one of the top 13 haunted houses in America, and the event was featured ...

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