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Cornhole Tournament, Shade along the trail, Barks & Brews Fest, Candy & Shelley Go to the Desert, Heart and Joan Jett

Events August 22-August 28, 2019

Saturday | 24 Cornhole Tournament Round one is “round robin,” where each team plays four games. The top two teams from each court play head to head in a single elimination match. The top eight ...

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 ...

A wall to take care of Tijuana sewage

America has always been great

Detouring Mexican Sewage How about we build a wall/island right on the Tijuana River, that goes 35 miles out to sea and build a military base there (“The sewage that Imperial Beach wants to put ...

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 ups and downs of Oceanside

Has beer fest jumped the shark?

Mistold taco tale In the article “Every taco tells a tale” (Taco Town, May 16, 2018), writer Chad Deal has El Borrego Restaurant listed as Deleted (no longer in business) caption next to it. As ...

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 ...

Lisa was not with the Xterminators

Bring back Duncan Shepherd

Rocker recall Hello this is D. T. Black of the Xterminators. I’m calling in regards to a column called Live Five by Jay Allen Sanford. It was in your May 16 issue on the Dinettes. ...

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 ...

Public defender Reichert challenges Eva Knott

The perfect Pete Rose rookie card

Mugglebee’s quest My name is Jack Mugglebee, I’m not sure if my last name is familiar or not, but I am writing you this letter because your article mentions a man named Nelson Katz who ...

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 ...

Hates Hipster, hates fashion

The pedestrian always has the right of way

Fashionable junk I must say that I’m disappointed with the recent developments with the Reader paper. I always picked it up every week to find out about music events, restaurant and movie reviews, etc. But ...

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 ...

Why the Uber-Lyft confusion at airport

Santee lover, Chevy Cavalier lover, scooter hater

Spotty holiday FYI, The staff of [San Diego County Regional Airport Authority] were off in honor of Cesar Chavez holiday thus reason nobody answered the phone (“Message at airport on Uber-Lyft staging area a joke?” ...

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 ...

Nostalgic about Mexican radio, angry about Soapy Joe's

The truth about classical music, airport bureaucrats, and Imperial Beach

Commoners’ guide to classical music Please, please, please let the essay/article on classical music be some kind of twisted satire (“Classical music not for dummies”, Classical Music, April 2). You have to train to understand ...

In defense of Susan Davis, in praise of Bruce Henderson

Does it take a very white voice to get cops to show up?

Easy cop trick About a letter by Joseph Carmellino (“Backyard Intrusions”, Letters, March 27). In his letter he says that “on several occasions I have had to call the cops. They showed up in force ...

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 ...

Objections to socialist at University of San Diego

Rancho Guejito closer to Valley Center

Capitalism vs. Socialism, redux Prof. Chibber: According to Matthew Lickona, a reporter for the San Diego Reader, you participated in a debate (“Is it time for America to embrace socialism?) with Michael Munger on March ...

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? ...

Economist challenges socialist who spoke at USD

Surveillance on every corner not OK

Capitalism vs. Socialism, redux Prof. Chibber: According to Matthew Lickona, a reporter for the San Diego Reader, you participated in a debate (“Is it time for America to embrace socialism?) with Michael Munger on March ...

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 ...

Gap in North County news story

I ask, Did you call the cops?

Illegal-vision In reference to the letter from massprivatei (Hacker stalls Port of San Diego’s video spy network”, News Ticker, March 11), I’d just like to suggest he look at England’s policing, and how, when anyone ...

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 ...

Old Town’s cemetery not San Diego’s oldest

What is a PDF?

Oldest in Seaport I often point out to tourists the grave marker at the old jail. It was a yard where...merchant marines and whalers and Americans and Europeans who died here [were] buried. I noticed ...

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 ...

Linda Vista's SkateWorld is more than a building

Feinstein and Kamala Harris voted against saving babies born alive

Skateworld heaven While I’m not a resident of Linda Vista, I am a native San Diegan and regular patron of SkateWorld (“Linda Vista’s Skate World, you’re fine, now go away,” Neighborhood News, March 1). As ...

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 ...

Steve Vaus colluded with others in Poway to give self pay raise

Shocked at hate in San Ysidro

Cowboy politics Here’s something voters of San Diego county must know about Buck Boy (“Poway Mayor Steve Vaus announces for Dianne Jacobs seat,” News under the Radar, February 27): Colluded with GOP cohorts in the ...

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 ...

Readers kinda like those cameras

The law-abiding have no reason to object

Spy cam ubiquity I have all four cameras everywhere (“San Diego’s street lights that spy,” Cover Stories, February 29). It is not a matter of privacy, it is a matter of security. A lot of ...

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