The country remains untouristed, but is perfectly safe to visit — with lots to see for the intrepid traveler.
Alice Diamond 12:50 p.m., Oct. 22
Saturday | 23
K9 CANCER WALK
Dog lovers are invited to join the 1.5-mile walk with their dogs or in memory of dogs that have lost their battle with canine cancer. Vendor expo and a celebration after the walk. $20–$35. Free for children under 10.
WHEN: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Walnut Grove Park and Barn, Olive Street at Sycamore Drive, San Marcos. Morrisanimalfoundation.org
Sunday | 24
Visit a local tide pool to learn how these habitats and their inhabitants survive “between a rock and a hard place.” Trained naturalists show participants how to tread lightly during the visit and help them discover the world of tide pools. $12–$15.
WHEN: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Birch Aquarium at Scripps, 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla. 858-534-7336; aquarium.ucsd.edu
Monday | 25
Laura Kohl, author of Jonestown Survivor: An Insider’s Look, will tell of her experiences with Jim Jones and the People’s Temple and how she survived the tragedy of Jonestown. Ages 18+.
WHEN: 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Escondido Library, 239 South Kalmia Street, Escondido. 760-839-4839; library.escondido.org
Tuesday | 26
MANZANITA BEER DINNER
Four courses prepared by Chef Kiser paired with four locally brewed Manzanita beers. A guest speaker from the brewery will be present to speak about the beer and the brewing process. Ages 21+. Reservations: [email protected]. $49.95.
WHEN: 7:00 p.m
WHERE: West Coast Tavern, 2895 University Avenue, North Park. 619-295-1688; westcoasttavern.com
Wednesday | 27
The 2013 Russell Lecture features artist Tania Bruguera, whom the New York Times calls an “art world darling.” Bruguera is best known for her often aggressive performances and installations that aim to disrupt ordinary ways of reacting to specific situations. $5–$15.
WHEN: 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 700 Prospect Street, La Jolla. 858-822-7755; mcasd.org