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Movies by Moonlight, impossible railroad is 100 years old, Noel Coward’s Private Lives, Luchadors and Food Trucks, Frank Zappa Tribute

Events August 15-August 21, 2019

Thursday | 15 Movies By Moonlight Silent films curated by Scott Paulson with the UC San Diego Library, featuring live music from Scott and the Teeny-Tiny Pit Orchestra. August 15: Carmen (1915). In order to ...

Tiki Oasis 19, Oceanside International Film Festival, Eugene Ray, A Bright New Boise, San Diego Beer Choir

Events August 8-August 14, 2019

Thursday | 8 Tiki Oasis 19: Catch The New Wave Running over four days in Mission Valley (after an opening night at the Bali Hai), this year’s Tiki Oasis offers Hawaiian-themed décor, drinks, live music, ...

Bon Odori Festival, Hiking to Goat Canyon Trestle, Vegan night market, Songs for a New World, Weird Al Yankovic

Events August 1-August 7, 2019

Friday | 2 Bon Odori Festival Bon Odori, or “Gathering of Joy,” is a two-day festival with food, crafts, entertainment, community group booths. and dancing. On August 2, make your own toro nagashi to take ...

Super Girl Surf Pro, Soto Six: Joe Henderson/Wayne Shorter Tribute, San Diego Fruit Festival, Dogfight, Leopard shark snorkeling

Events July 26-July 31, 2019

Friday | 26 Super Girl Surf Pro The world’s largest female surfing event returns for its 13th year. Featuring more than 100 pros, it’s the only all-women’s World Surf League qualifying event in the US. ...

San Diego lifeguards to the rescue, Rock of Ages, Escape The Con: The Villain’s Tail, Over-The-Line Tournament, Ben Vereen

Events July 18-July 23, 2019

Thursday | 18 San Diego lifeguards to the rescue The Ocean Beach Historical Society and author Michael Martino take a look at the early years of lifesaving along San Diego’s beaches and the formation of ...

The Sunshine Boys, Paper Theatre, Vines & Vittles Festival, Full moon pier walk, Hugh Jackman

Events July 11-July 17, 2019

Friday | 12 The Sunshine Boys A young theatrical agent attempts to connect his elderly uncle, a former vaudevillian great, with his long-time stage partner for a TV reunion. But despite their celebrated reputation, the ...

4th of July in the 1800s, Avocado Pop-Up Museum, The Tale Of Despereaux, Lady Brain Fest

Events July 4-July 10, 2019

Thursday | 4 4th of July In The 1800s Recreate an Independence Day celebrated on the frontier. The day includes parades around the plaza, wagon rides, period clothing, brass bands, patriotic speeches, flag raising, square ...

The future of San Diego bay, California tapestry at Mission Trails, Wild Walk: Carnivore Carnival, San Diego Smooth Jazz Festival, The Luckiest

Events June 27-July 3, 2019

Thursday | 27 The future of san diego bay The Port of San Diego invites the public to community discussions regarding the future of San Diego Bay and the surrounding waterfront. Learn about the discussion ...

What You Are, Take a forest bath, OB chili cook-off, Italian Summer Film Festival, Cici Artemisia

Events June 20-June 26, 2019

Thursday | 20 What You Are Feeling adrift in a changing America he no longer recognizes, Don scrapes together a living and struggles to support his family through hard work and good intentions. But everything ...

The Weight Band, John Ferguson, River Trail Group ride, Archery, Renaissance costumes, and BBQ, Taste of Little Italy

Events June 13-June 19, 2019

Thursday | 13 The Weight Band Led by Jim Weider, a 15-year former member of The Band and Levon Helm’s group, The Weight Band originated in 2013 inside the Woodstock barn where Levon Helm and ...

Lou De Beer’s aventurous life, St. Spyridon Greek festival, Nunsense, Jennifer Lopez, Dan Werb discusses City of Omens

Events June 6-June 12, 2019

Thursday | 6 One soldier's aventurous life This D-Day, listen to the life story of USMC veteran Lou De Beer, who survived the Nazi occupation of The Netherlands as a prisoner of war, then fought ...

Post-WWII art exhibit, Eagle Peak Preserve hike, Bird Club movie night, Pride and Prejudice, Toad the Wet Sprocket

Events May 30-June 5, 2019

Thursday | 30 Post-WWII art exhibit at Library Exhibit explores the artistic output that followed World War II. Come see Mid-Century ceramic works, furniture, fashion, fiber art, jewelry and metalwork. Many objects are on view ...

Gods of Comedy, San Salvador, Strawberry Festival, Lopez Canyon Plant Hike, Rock ‘n’ Soul Summit Festival

Events May 23-May 29, 2019

Thursday | 23 Gods of Comedy Daphne and Ralph are young classics professors who have just made a discovery that’s sure to turn them into academic superstars. But when something goes wrong, Daphne cries out ...

Michael Wilken-Robertson’s Kumeyaay Ethnobotany, 100 years of the SD&A Railroad, Venus in Fur, Women’s Hard Court Tennis Championships, Alicia Witt

Events May 16-May 22, 2019

Thursday | 16 Native people, native plants A presentation by Michael Wilken-Robertson, author of Kumeyaay Ethnobotany. Wilken-Robertson’s research has explored the indigenous peoples of northern Baja California. He will discuss the interdependence between the native ...

Mountain Man Rendezvous, San Diego Murder & Mayhem, Balboa Park Pow Wow, Man of La Mancha, T.S.O.L.

Events May 9-May 15, 2019

Friday | 10 Mountain Man Rendezvous Visit a “mountain man” encampment to meet characters from the North American Fur Trade era (1815-1840). See demonstrations of flint and steel fire-starting, archery, tomahawk & knife throwing, blackpowder ...

Garden of the Dead reborn, Old Town Cinco De Mayo, San Diego Birds, Animales Nocturnos, Nocturnal, The Church

Events May 2-May 8, 2019

Thursday | 2 Garden of the Dead reborn Local “History Alive” series continues with historian Alexander Bevil on the importance of the “Garden of the Dead,” known as “The Franciscan Garden,” located at the foot ...

Geography of a Horse Dreamer, Vernal pool walk on Lopez Bridge, Surfboard art, Little Saigon Stories, NWEAMO Electronic Music Festival

Events April 25-May 1, 2019

Thursday | 25 Geography of a Horse Dreamer Cody is chained to a bed, where he is being watched by gangsters. A radio announces action at local race track for horses. Cody keeps begging the ...

Boeing Boeing, San Diego Guitar Festival, Cowles Mountain hike, Earth Day at Torrey Pines, Lilac Festival

Events April 18-April 24, 2019

Thursday | 18 Boeing Boeing It’s the 1960s and swinging bachelor Bernard couldn’t be happier: a flat in Paris and three gorgeous flight attendants all engaged to him without knowing about each other. But Bernard’s ...

San Antonio and San Salvador ships, Peter J. Geise, Bullshot Crummond, Plants on Volcan Mountain, Scott Worthington

Events April 11-April 17, 2019

Thursday | 11 Peter J. Geise: Tijuana Art Series Peter J. Geise is a veteran of the San Diego art scene. His semi-abstract practice began at age of twelve, and is informed by modern art ...

The Mattoon Act wreaks havoc, Kansas, SoCal’s elusive Mountain Lion, Julian Gold Rush Days, Mr. and Mrs. Finch

Events April 4-April 11, 2019

Thursday | 4 The Mattoon Act wreaks havoc Helen Ofield speaks on “The Dire Effects of the Mattoon Act 1925-1940.” Did your forebears lose home, land and money under the yoke of the Mattoon Act? ...

Everyday guide to California Wines, Return Engagements, Water Lantern Festival, Belgian Fete, Michael Bublé

Events March 28-April 3, 2019

Thursday | 28 Everyday guide to California Wines What makes California unique among other wine-making regions of the world? How does French Chardonnay compare with its California counterpart? What’s the best way to read California ...

Hot Club of Cowtown, Scholars’ Symposium, Walk among the butterflies, 1000 singing voices of San Diego, Jake’s Women

Events March 21-March 27, 2019

Thursday | 21 Dustbowl revival and Hot Club of Cowtown Former San Diegans Elana Fremerman and Whit Smith return to town with their famed country swing-hot jazz trio, Hot Club of Cowtown, which just released ...

Bono and the Edge Waiting for Godomino’s, Yuseff Cherney, Holi Festival, Mission Hills in roaring 20s, Il Divo

Events March 14-March 20, 2019

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 ...

Everybody Black, Rocket Con, San Diego Music Awards, San Diego in World War II, Hear the latest fish studies

Events March 7-March 13, 2019

Friday | 8 Everybody Black Rich, white historians want a definitive statement on the Black Experience. And they won’t just publish it; they’ll stuff it in a time capsule and shoot it into space, so ...

Woodpeckers, parrots, and raptors, Sword swallowing and knife throwing, CRSSD festival, Beethoven, The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein

Events February 28-March 6, 2019

Wednesday | 27 Woodpeckers, parrots, and raptors This Bird Festival includes keynote speaker Steve Shunk on “How Woodpeckers Can Save the World.” Southern California’s woodpeckers are critical contributors to woodland ecology. Shunk will demystify woodpecker ...

Diana, Secrets Trapped in Amber, Lacrosse pick-up game, Red Dragon Cartel and Taz Taylor, Murals of La Jolla walking tour

Events February 21-February 27, 2019

Thursday | 21 Diana It’s 1981. A former assistant kindergarten teacher attends a royal wedding at St. Paul’s Cathedral. It’s her own. Diana Frances Spencer marries Charles, Prince of Wales, and instantly becomes a Princess ...

Love Tour at Museum of Art, Somebody to Love with Brian Justin Crum, Tiny Beautiful Things, DIY fermentation and yoga, Mushrooms at the Annual Fungus Fair

Events February 14-February 20, 2019

Thursday | 14 Love Tour at Museum of Art San Diego Museum of Art’s after-hours, love-themed art tour is led by a docent, and showcases romantic and love-filled works from collections spanning both centuries and ...

The Wedding Singer, Joan Osborne, Eagle Peak Ranch, Gelato Poetry Series, Scenes of San Diego Art Reception

Events February 7-February 13, 2019

Thursday | 7 The Wedding Singer It’s 1985. Robbie Hart, a wedding singer, dreams of becoming a rock star. Linda, his fiance, fell for him because of his dream. When she concludes he’s lost his ...

Wrong Light signing, Familiar, 2019: Year of the Pig, Never before photographed plants, Gang of Four

Events January 31-February 6, 2018

Thursday | 31 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 ...

Aubergine, Adventure film festival, Hike new trail, Sergio Mendes at Belly Up, Listen and paint

Events January 24-January 30, 2019

Thursday 24 AUBERGINE Julia Cho depicts a Korean family struggling to relate across emotional and cultural divides. Ray Chang, a talented chef, once prepared an 18-course gourmet meal, but his father preferred a bowl of ...

Leonardo: Emergence of Realism, Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler, Marie and Rosetta, Tu B’shvat Festival, The Posies

Events January 17-January 23, 2019

Thursday | 17 Leonardo: Emergence of Realism How can we account for Leonardo da Vinci’s genius in so many areas — engineering, mathematics, optics, geology, anatomy? Attentive parenting in a stimulating environment? Education (or lack ...

The Pre-16,000 BP Archaeological Record, WOOD X furniture show, Mission Trails walk, Moon Over Buffalo, AJ Croce

Events January 10-January 16, 2019

Thursday | 10 The Pre-16,000 BP Archaeological Record The Anza Borrego Foundation and California State Parks announce New Discoveries in the American Paleolithic: The Pre-16,000 BP Archaeological Record. The conference will present evidence from throughout ...

Plane Crash in North Park, Gunhild Carling, Cabrillo Intertidal Zone, Bond on Third, Chappaquiddick

Events January 3-9, 2019

Thursday | 3 Plane Crash in North Park, 1978 Lemon Grove Historical Society’s lecture series continues as historian Alexander Bevil delivers a white-knuckle account of the horrific 1978 crash of PSA flight 182 in North ...

Secret art of Dr. Seuss, Scavanger hunt: A Puzzling Drive, Donavon Frankenreiter, Hay ride and local wine, Smooth Jazz Festival

Events December 27, 2018-January 2, 2019

Thursday | 27 Secret art of Dr. Seuss Throughout his lifetime, Theodor Seuss Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss) created paintings and sculptures which he secreted away at the Dr. Seuss Estate. This whimsical exhibit will share ...

Gray Whales, Spaceman of Ocean Beach Art Show, Ice Slides and Giant Gingerbread House, Always... Patsy Cline, El Vez

Events December 20-December 26, 2018

Thursday | 20 Can you spot a Gray? Gray whales, known for migrating the longest distance of any mammal on earth, travel winter to spring,­ from feeding grounds in Alaskan waters to calving lagoons in ...

Discussion on Commonwealth, Devil at Nativity Scene, Search for Tri-Colored Blackbird, Pets in Costumes, Roosevelt

Events December 13-December 19, 2018

Thursday | 13 Don't need to read the book Discussion on Commonwealth by Ann Patchett, the story of how an unexpected romantic encounter irrevocably changes two families’ lives. Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating’s ...

The Year to Come, Giant Snow Globe, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Parade of Lights on the Bay, All about Normandy, France

Events December 6-December 12, 2018

Thursday | 6 The Year to Come This world premiere narrows in on a family gathering on New Year’s Eve. It seemed normal at the time – politically incorrect banter, splashing each other in the ...

Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus, A Doll’s House (Part 2), Tree lighting and ice skating, Coast to Crest hike, All About Lapland, Sweden

Events November 29-December 5, 2018

Thursday | 29 Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus Memphis folk singer-guitarist Julien Baker was already forging a successful career with Forrister when she took left turn with a couple of well-received solo releases. So ...

Pomegranate Day with the camels, Full moon night hike, Heathers: The Musical, SoCal Turkey Paddle, Pat Travers Band

Events November 22-November 28, 2018

Friday | 23 Pomegranate Day with the camels Feed a herd of camels one of their favorite foods, pomegranates. Enjoy camel rides, circus acts under the colorful big-top, Wild West turkey stampede, mini sheep petting ...

Billy Gibbons, Lifeguards to the Rescue, Antiques and Appraisals, Mother Courage and Her Children, Daybreak at Del Mar

Events November 15-November 21, 2018

Thursday | 15 HELP! San Diego Lifeguards to the Rescue Michael Martino, author and lifegaurd, presents the evolution of lifeguard services in San Diego. The book chronicles the early pre-lifeguard years, when citizens provided aquatic ...

This Beautiful City, Chili Cook-Off, Coast to Cactus, Walk from Rim to Creek, Joni Mitchell Throwback

November 8-November 14, 2018

Thursday | 8 This Beautiful City Colorado Springs, home of the Air Force Academy and located at foot of Pike’s Peak, was transformed into the “capital of the Evangelical movement” when Ted Haggard and New ...

Bodie: Good Times and Bad, Escondido Tamale Festival, Dancing lessons, Fall Back Festival, The Menzingers

Events November 1-November 7, 2018

Thursday | 1 Bodie: Good Times and Bad Will Furman, the fine art photographer behind Bodie: Good Times and Bad, discusses history of Bodie State Historic Park and the “inside-out reflections” photography technique used in ...

Metamorphoses, Fleet Week, Filamfest, UK Subs and Agent Orange, Halloween at Liberty Station

Events October 25-October 31, 2018

Friday | 26 Metamorphoses Tales from Ovid, Roman poet and one of Shakespeare’s favorites, include: Midas, whose touch turned things into gold; Alcyone and Ceyx, who, reunited after his death, became seabirds; Orpheus, god of ...

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 ...

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