Digital Gym Gems
Friday, April 22 – Thursday, April 28: Suspense film “The Invitation” stars Logan Marshall Green as a man invited to a dinner party thrown by his ex-wife (Tammy Blanchard) and her new husband (Michiel Huisman). At the party, he starts to become suspicious that the couple has sinister plans for himself and the other guests. Rated R. 110 minutes.
Friday, April 22 – Thursday, April 28: “The Messenger” is a documentary by filmmaker Su Rynard examining the hazards to songbirds around the world. Biologists and industry experts discuss the global ecosystem and the role songbirds play in it. Unrated. 89 minutes.
Friday, April 29 – Thursday May 5: The drama “Sky” follows a couple played by Diane Kruger and Gilles Lellouche as they go on vacation in the U.S. Kruger decides to break free of their worn-out marriage, leaving behind what is stable and secure. Rated R. 110 minutes.
Visit DigitalGym.org for show times and tickets and information on additional films.
‘Who made my clothes?’
Friday, April 22
Local designers, clothing makers and shops will showcase their latest creations at this pop-up event in South Park (3009 Grape St.) from 6 – 9 p.m. This is part of Fashion Revolution Week, which seeks to bring awareness to the “true cost of fashion” and inspire the creation of a more sustainable future. Clothing items will be available for purchase and proceeds will benefit Fashion Revolution. Visit bit.ly/1Sqtkh5 for more information.
‘Adventures in Croquet-land’
Saturday, April 23
A croquet tournament by Impact Young Adults will be held in Balboa Park on the War Memorial Building lawn (3325 Zoo Drive) from 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. with an “Alice in Wonderland” theme. All skill levels are welcome and can come solo or in teams of six. Players should wear traditional “all whites” or come in colorful clothing inspired by the theme. Entry is $25 per person/$150 for team of six. Each team plays three rounds working to get through the course with the fastest time. There will be a trophy for the winners, plus prizes for best team outfits and best hat. Food vendors will be on site selling lunch items. There will also be a raffle for an indoor skydiving session for two at iFly San Diego. All proceeds benefit Impact Young Adults. Visit bit.ly/1qCflbh to register and get details.
Saturday, April 23
This unique show at Finest City Improv (4250 Louisiana St., North Park) lets attendees live out their worst nightmare: giving a PowerPoint presentation with no preparation. The type of presentation to be given ranges from a TED talk to a wedding toast with lots in between. Additional performances of “Speechless” will be held on Saturday, May 28 and Saturday, July 30. Visit finestcityimprov.com for tickets.
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Battle of the Seasons ‘Extravaganza’
Sunday, April 24
This world tour will make a stop in San Diego at The Observatory North Park (2891 University Ave.) starting at 8:30 p.m. There will be performances by “Drag Race” winners and fan favorites. Series judge Michelle Visage will host the event. VIP tickets will include a pre-show meet and greet starting at 6 p.m. featuring the stars of the show. Tickets start at $37.50. Visit rupaulbots.com for tickets and details.
Uptown Democratic Club pre-primary meeting
Tuesday, April 26
This meeting will give voters the chance to meet two candidates for mayor of San Diego: Ed Harris and Lori Saldana. Harris is a Democrat who represented District 2 for most of 2014 as interim councilmember. Saldana is a former Democrat and Assemblywoman who is running as an Independent. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Joyce Beers Uptown Community Center (1220 Cleveland Ave., Hillcrest). Free and open to the public. Visit uptowndemocrats.wordpress.com for more information.
The San Diego Museum of Art (1450 El Prado, Balboa Park) is opening this new exhibition today, which will continue through Sunday, Sept. 4. The selections curated by Chinese artist Pan Gongkai will include over 40 works from the museum’s collection of more than 200 Chinese paintings. The exhibit will showcase the evolution of brush and ink painting from the 15th century to present days. Visit sdmart.org for tickets and more information.
‘What Wearable Cameras and GPS Can Teach Us About Human Behavior’ with Jacqueline Kerr, Ph.D., M.Sc., UC San Diego, School of Medicine
Wednesday, May 4
The Research in Environments, Active aging and Community Health group is using wearable cameras and other devices to observe people’s real-life behavior. This research, supported by the National Institutes of Health is designed to learn how daily behavior patterns relate to health. The Institutional Review Boards that review Dr. Jacqueline Kerr’s research want to protect participants but how to do this remains unclear. Kerr will discuss the ethical framework her team developed to protect participants and the challenges of sharing their collected data with other scientists. This talk will be given at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center (1875 El Prado, Balboa Park) from 5 – 7 p.m. There will be light refreshments at 5 p.m., followed by the presentation at 5:30 p.m. This forum is free but tax-deductible donations are welcome online. Visit bit.ly/1qCnwEB for details and to register for this event.
Fiesta Old Town
Thursday, May 5 – Sunday, May 8
For the 33rd year, Old Town will celebrate Cinco de Mayo with several days of family-friendly festivities. Restaurants and bars in the area will offer food and drink specials along with live entertainment over all four days. On Friday, May 6, the festival will take to the streets transforming San Diego Avenue into a mercado with food and other vendors. Harney Street will become “Lowrider Lane” showcasing beautiful lowrider cars. During this festival from 4 – 10 p.m. there will also be live music performed on three stages. On Saturday, May 7, there will be a petting zoo and pony rides for kids from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. There will also be a “Cantina Garden” with adult beverages for purchase. To finish up the weekend, on Sunday, May 4, the Fiesta will continue from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. with entertainment, petting zoo and more. Visit cincodemayooldtown.com for more information.
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