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Your Week: August 23-29

Thursday | 23 PUPPET SHOWS IN BALBOA PARK
The Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater presents King Midas, the classic tale of a king who “learns many valuable lessons as his heart is touched” when his greed gets the best of him. “Humor and songs make this a fun show for all ages.” $4–$5 (children under two are free, discounts for groups of 10+)
WHEN: 11 a.m.
WHERE: Balboa Park Recital Hall, 2130 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Park. 619-544-9203; balboaparkpuppets.com

Friday | 24 BBQ & FIRE TRUCKS
Hot Summer Nites series concludes with one more traffic-free street party! Admission is free, and you’ll have access to live music, a beer-and-wine area, and barbecue dishes cooked by local chefs. No dogs, skateboards, or bicycles, please.
WHEN: 5 to 8 p.m.
WHERE: Main Street, downtown Fallbrook. 760-731-9648; fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org

Saturday | 25 METAL SWAP MEET 2012
Buy, sell, or trade heavy-metal music vinyl, cassettes, DVDs, CDs, art, T-shirts, or other collectibles. Iron Maiden illustrator Derek Riggs will sign copies of his art book Run For Cover and posters and merchandise. Performance by Iron Maiden tribute band Aces High. $3–$15.
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE: Queen Bee’s Art & Cultural Center, 3925 Ohio Street, North Park. Sdmetal.org

Sunday | 26 SAN DIEGO SPIRITS FESTIVAL
Cocktails, culinary, and culture convene for an evening of demos, tastings, competitions, live music, and more, all “served up with some of the best cocktails ever made” and “set against the extraordinary backdrop of the luminous San Diego Bay.” $80–$95.
WHEN: 1 to 6 p.m.
WHERE: Port Pavillion on Broadway Pier, 1000 North Harbor Drive, Downtown. 858-551-1605; sandiegospiritsfestival.com

Monday | 27 WHAT IS PATRIOTISM?
How does patriotism differ from chauvinism? Who decides what’s patriotic and what’s not? Share your ideas and listen to other opinions during this Civilized Conversation forum.
WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m.
WHERE: Coco’s Bakery & Restaurant, 2644 El Cajon Boulevard. Civilizedconversation.wordpress.com

Tuesday | 28 GET FIT WHERE YOU SIT
Certified Lakshmi Voelker chair-yoga instructors guide participants through traditional yoga poses “but bring the floor to you.” Each pose is tailored to three levels of flexibility. First class is free, then it’s $10 per session, reservations required.
WHEN: 12 to 1 p.m. and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through January.
WHERE: Onward Physical Therapy, 5055 North Harbor Drive, Suite 110, Point Loma. 619-202-7602; onwardpt.com

Wednesday | 29 THE WAND OF DREAMS (A MATHEMATICAL FAIRY TALE)
This Story Ship performance involves an onstage video screen with projected animations, allowing “the live actor and the audience to interact with the animation.” Expect music, comedy, theater, magic, and puppets. Kid-friendly and free!
WHEN: 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Malcolm X Library, 5148 Market Street, Valencia Park. 619-527-3405; thestoryship.com

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Thursday | 23 PUPPET SHOWS IN BALBOA PARK
The Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater presents King Midas, the classic tale of a king who “learns many valuable lessons as his heart is touched” when his greed gets the best of him. “Humor and songs make this a fun show for all ages.” $4–$5 (children under two are free, discounts for groups of 10+)
WHEN: 11 a.m.
WHERE: Balboa Park Recital Hall, 2130 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Park. 619-544-9203; balboaparkpuppets.com

Friday | 24 BBQ & FIRE TRUCKS
Hot Summer Nites series concludes with one more traffic-free street party! Admission is free, and you’ll have access to live music, a beer-and-wine area, and barbecue dishes cooked by local chefs. No dogs, skateboards, or bicycles, please.
WHEN: 5 to 8 p.m.
WHERE: Main Street, downtown Fallbrook. 760-731-9648; fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org

Saturday | 25 METAL SWAP MEET 2012
Buy, sell, or trade heavy-metal music vinyl, cassettes, DVDs, CDs, art, T-shirts, or other collectibles. Iron Maiden illustrator Derek Riggs will sign copies of his art book Run For Cover and posters and merchandise. Performance by Iron Maiden tribute band Aces High. $3–$15.
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE: Queen Bee’s Art & Cultural Center, 3925 Ohio Street, North Park. Sdmetal.org

Sunday | 26 SAN DIEGO SPIRITS FESTIVAL
Cocktails, culinary, and culture convene for an evening of demos, tastings, competitions, live music, and more, all “served up with some of the best cocktails ever made” and “set against the extraordinary backdrop of the luminous San Diego Bay.” $80–$95.
WHEN: 1 to 6 p.m.
WHERE: Port Pavillion on Broadway Pier, 1000 North Harbor Drive, Downtown. 858-551-1605; sandiegospiritsfestival.com

Monday | 27 WHAT IS PATRIOTISM?
How does patriotism differ from chauvinism? Who decides what’s patriotic and what’s not? Share your ideas and listen to other opinions during this Civilized Conversation forum.
WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m.
WHERE: Coco’s Bakery & Restaurant, 2644 El Cajon Boulevard. Civilizedconversation.wordpress.com

Tuesday | 28 GET FIT WHERE YOU SIT
Certified Lakshmi Voelker chair-yoga instructors guide participants through traditional yoga poses “but bring the floor to you.” Each pose is tailored to three levels of flexibility. First class is free, then it’s $10 per session, reservations required.
WHEN: 12 to 1 p.m. and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through January.
WHERE: Onward Physical Therapy, 5055 North Harbor Drive, Suite 110, Point Loma. 619-202-7602; onwardpt.com

Wednesday | 29 THE WAND OF DREAMS (A MATHEMATICAL FAIRY TALE)
This Story Ship performance involves an onstage video screen with projected animations, allowing “the live actor and the audience to interact with the animation.” Expect music, comedy, theater, magic, and puppets. Kid-friendly and free!
WHEN: 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Malcolm X Library, 5148 Market Street, Valencia Park. 619-527-3405; thestoryship.com

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