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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 ...

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 ...

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