Mike Madriaga 9:30 a.m., May 25
Your Week: October 11-17
Thursday | 11
NOTES TO OUR SONS AND DAUGHTERS
Directed by Philipp Scholz Rittermann, his “stylized black and white photographic exhibition features more than 30 diverse San Diegans with an emphasis on the ‘wisdom’ of their life’s journey.” Mingle with subjects of the photographs and enjoy food and wine samples. Proceeds benefit Senior Community Centers. $150–$250.
WHEN: 6 to 9 p.m.
WHERE: Port Pavillion on Broadway Pier, 1000 North Harbor Drive, Downtown. 619-235-6572; servingseniors.org
Friday | 12
MAGIC UNDER THE STARS
Magic 92.5 presents old-school (’70s/’80s) funk and R&B by Midnight Star, the Bar-Kays, Slave, and Devotion. The festival includes DJs, old-school car show, breakdancers popping and locking, vendor village, beer/wine garden, and food for sale. $20–$25.
WHEN: 7 to 11 p.m.
WHERE: Qualcomm Stadium, 9449 Friars Road, Mission Valley. Sdcity.com
Saturday | 13
PRIDE AT THE BEACH
Enjoy music and dancing, food, games, and vendors hosted by North County LGBT Coalition in Betty’s Lot (just south of the pier). Performances by San Diego Women’s Chorus, Social Animal, Full Strength Funk Band, Traci Dinwiddie, San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus, and No Angel. Free–$5.
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
WHERE: Oceanside Pier, Mission Avenue and Pacific Street. 760-877-3262; northcountypride.com
Sunday | 14
LITTLE ITALY FESTA!
Celebrate Italian food, culture, and entertainment. Three stages of musical entertainment offer “an array of Italian and eclectic music.” Check out the stickball exhibition game and bocce ball tournament, a Gesso Italiano chalk-painting area with more than 160 artists creating “colorful works of art,” and a demonstration by celebrity chef Antonia Lofaso at 2:30 p.m. Also, a beer-and-wine garden features Italian and local brews.
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
WHERE: Little Italy. 619-615-1092; littleitalysd.com
Monday | 15
SDSU’S INITIATIVE FOR MORAL COURAGE SYMPOSIUM
See a screening of Grbavica: Land of My Dreams, with Dr. Lawrence Baron. The film “explores the painful long-term effects of war on a Bosnian woman and her daughter.” Dr. Baron is the author of four books, including The Modern Jewish Experience in World Cinema and Projecting the Holocaust into the Present: The Changing Focus of Contemporary Holocaust in Cinema. All part of the five-day event featuring internationally renowned photographers, filmmakers, musicians, and activists.
WHEN: 7 to 9 a.m.
WHERE: SDSU, 5500 Campanile Drive, in the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center, College Area. 619-594-5327; moralcourage.sdsu.edu
Tuesday | 16
THE KITCHEN COUNTER COOKING SCHOOL DINNER
Enjoy a three-course meal with author and Le Cordon Bleu–trained chef Kathleen Flinn as she discusses and signs her book. Chef Matthew Richman and pastry chef Sherman Chan plan a “sumptuous fall menu for the American Institute of Wine & Food annual silent auction and fundraiser to benefit Days of Taste.” Books available for purchase and signing. $75–$90.
WHEN: 6 p.m.
WHERE: Table 926, Turquoise Street, Pacific Beach. 619-300-2532; adventuresbythebook.com
Wednesday | 17
SPOOKTACULAR AUTUMN FUN
Ghosts, witches, and ghouls “give the kids a fun fright” when Sarah Powell’s Pop-Up Haunted House is read aloud for Westfield Family Fun Day. Kids can also enjoy “the wonderfully scary” Halloween Night, by Marjorie Dennis Murray, and make a bewitching black cat.
WHEN: 1 p.m.
WHERE: Westfield Plaza Bonita, 3030 Plaza Bonita Road, Bonita. 619-267-2850; Westfield.com/plazabonita