Scott Ellis

Articles by Scott Ellis

Best mid-September events

Taste of Downtown, pirates at Seaport, Steve Winwood, Kaaboo

Thursday | 14 Taste of Downtown Discover new eateries as you nom nom nom your way through downtown with bites from more than 40 restaurants in the Gaslamp Quarter, the financial district, and East Village. ...

San Diego blues, beer, burgers, and Brazil (Day)

Plus three days of horrible movies

Friday | 8 Horrible Imaginings Film Festival The Horrible Imaginings Film Festival is a celebration and exploration of horror, sci-fi, and dark-fantasy cinema and literature. The eighth-annual event kicks off with a focus on local ...

San Diego sunsets 75 seconds earlier every day

Coastal sage at nadir of green

The Time of Sunset changes most rapidly this time of the year. This is mainly because the sun is swinging rapidly south along the ecliptic (its apparent path through the background stars). From the latitude ...

Best events for Labor Day weekend in San Diego

Barona powwow, beach polo, and sand sculpting ... or just eat a lot of bacon

Thursday | 31 Festival of Sail More than 20 tall ships and other vessels from around the world will be on display August 31 through September 4 in San Diego Bay. The Parade of Sail ...

Don’t give up on the beach

And check out the chaparral in Ramona

Warm Water Temperatures, into the ’70s Fahrenheit over the past several weeks, won’t last much longer. As fall approaches, shorter days and increasingly oblique solar radiation will mean that less and less energy will be ...

This week the Avengers are in town, film goes underground, and Ira Glass shares life lessons

Or ride your bike across the Coronado Bay Bridge

Thursday | 24 Marvel Universe Live The Avengers are joined by the Guardians of the Galaxy, including Star-Lord, Gamora, Groot, Rocket, and Drax, in a battle to defend the universe from evil. “Spider-Man and Wasp’s ...

The action is at the parks this week

One Love at Waterfront Park, Harborfest at Bayside Park, and Ferragosto at Amici Park

Thursday | 17 X: 40th Anniversary Tour Punk rock, once thought of as a disposable offshoot of rock and roll, has now been around long enough that L.A.’s X can say they’ve been rupturing eardrums ...

T-storms green up the desert

Best places to see the southward-flying shorebirds

Thunderstorms have visited the Imperial Valley and parts of eastern San Diego County over the past several weeks. The seasonal arrival of moisture from the east and south, more or less typical for late summer, ...

Tiki Oasis has events throughout the week

Plus Bocce Bash, Burgers & Brews, and Artwalk at Liberty Station

Thursday | 10 Folkey Monkey: Berkley Hart A to Z Local acoustic duo Berkley Hart is known for expansive theme shows, including performing entire soundtracks from movies such as O Brother Where Art Thou. At ...

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