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Calendar: March 24 – April 6, 2017

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DIGITAL GYM GEMS

“Julieta” portrays a middle-aged woman who learns that her long-lost daughter has resurfaced in Madrid. Thus begins a painful reflection by Julieta into her checkered past, flashing back to the moments that define her life. Rated R. 107 minutes. Monday, March 27 to Thursday, April 6.

“Contemporary Color” is a performance event inspired by the phenomenon of color guard, or synchronized dance routines involving flags, rifles and sabers. Teams from the U.S. and Canada perform alongside an array of musical talent. Rated PG-13. 97 minutes. Friday, March 31 to Thursday, April 6. 

“Staying Vertical” follows Leo, who is seduced by a woman who later gives birth to their child. She abandons them and Leo finds himself alone with a baby. Leo does whatever it takes to stay standing. Unrated. 100 minutes. Friday, March 31 to Thursday, April 6.

Visit DigitalGym.org for show times, tickets and information on additional films.

FEATURED EVENTS

‘The Conversation’

Saturday, March 25

InnerMission Productions presents “The Conversation” at 5 p.m. at Finest City Improv, 4250 Louisiana St. in North Park.

“The Conversation” features monologues, poetry and performances created by San Diego women. The event will be presented as part of Support Women Artists Now Day, an international holiday designed to showcase the power and diversity of women’s creativity.

Proceeds will be donated to A Reason to Survive and Art Reach, nonprofit organizations that provide training in the arts to underserved communities. For tickets, call 619-324-8970 or visit bit.ly/2nE7k8C.

Full-day Spring Break Camp

Monday, March 27–Friday, March 31

Bring your kids to Fleet Science Center to experience science, technology, engineering, art and math during spring break. First– through seventh-graders welcome.

$55 to $70 per day. Camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado in Balboa Park. Visit bit.ly/2lThuPd.

‘I am a Girl’  documentary screening

Tuesday, March 28

The San Diego Coalition for Reproductive Justice, First Unitarian Church of San Diego and the Lawyers Club of San Diego present a documentary about what it means to be a girl in the 21st century.

Light refreshments will be available. Social hour 5:30–6:30 p.m. and screening 6:30–8 p.m., 4190 Front St. in Hillcrest. Visit bit.ly/2mHcT34 and RSVP at KLamphere@cox.net.

Meet Councilmember Chris Ward

Tuesday, March 28

San Diego District 3 City Councilmember Chris Ward will share his experiences of his “first 100 days in office” with a Q&A session to follow. The Uptown Democratic Club presents this event at Joyce Beers Community Center, 3900 Vermont St. in Hillcrest.

Social time is from 6:30 to 7 p.m.; the meeting starts at 7 p.m. Visit bit.ly/2nEfIoP.

Free Immigration Forum

Tuesday, March 28

Free Immigration Forum presented by the San Diego LGBT Community Center, Casa Cornelia Law Center, Alliance San Diego and Ready Now San Diego offer this forum for those who are concerned about upcoming changes in immigration law. Includes confidential legal appointments, and answers to questions about immigration rights and qualification for immigrant benefits.

6–8 p.m. The Center, 3909 Centre St. in Hillcrest. For more information, call 619-263-3423 or email info@readynowsandiego.org or visit tinyurl.com/hnc69sg.

Meet the Artists Night

Friday, March 31

Meet and greet your favorite artists and craftsmen of Creative Crossroads while enjoying complimentary drinks all night from 6 to 9 p.m. at 502 University Ave. in Hillcrest. With more than 40 artists under one roof, there is so much creativity to discover.

This mixer is open to the public. Guests can participate in a raffle for a chance to win a $100 gift card to Creative Crossroads. Visit bit.ly/2nL48Fj.

‘7 Printmakers’ reception

Saturday, April 1

Seven San Diego printmakers will come together to create a show of skill titled “7 Printmakers.” This unique exhibit will include all originals from artists Raymond Brownfield, Robert Fritsch, Igor Koutsenko, Kathi McCord, Julianne Ricksecker, Sfona Pelah and Angelika Villagrana.

The public is invited to meet these artists and learn about their processes on April 1, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Ladybug Art Center, 4685 Biona Drive in Kensington. Call 619-563-0082 or visit ladybugartstudio.com.

Free Concert: The Zzymzzy Quartet

Saturday, April 1

Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with the Zzymzzy Quartet’s classic jazz and gypsy swing music at 2:30 p.m. in the Mission Hills Branch Library, 925 W. Washington St.

Spring Cookie Decorating

Thursday, April 6

Children are invited to celebrate spring by decorating cookies at 1:30 p.m. in the Mission Hills Branch Library, 925 W. Washington St. Call 619-692-4910.

‘Gay (as in happy) Songs & Dances’

Thursday, April 6-Sunday, April 9

“Gay (as in happy) Songs & Dances” premieres for five shows at Diversionary Theater, 4545 Park Blvd., Unit 101 in University Heights.

This interactive “cabaret” is a mashup of pop with theater songs. The audience can sing and dance along to such tunes as Katy Perry’s “Firework” and Justin Timberlake’s “Dance, Dance, Dance.”

The performances will feature three vocalists and four dancers. Performance schedule: Thursday, April 6, 7 p.m.; Friday, April 7, 8 p.m.; Saturday April 8, 2 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, April 9, 2 p.m. Visit bit.ly/2nLthQj.

Right to Die Film Festival

Sunday, April 9

“Critical Care,” a 1997 film directed by Sidney Lumet, is a satire about American medicine and keeping patients alive, including the role of insurance.

This screening is presented by the San Diego Hemlock Society and will show at 1:30 p.m. in the Mission Valley Library, 2123 Fenton Parkway.

This surprisingly humorous film is about a doctor who finds himself involved in a fight with two half sisters over the care of their ailing father. Stars Helen Mirren, Anne Bancroft and Albert Brooks. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit hemlocksocietysandiego.org or call (619) 233-4418.

RECURRING EVENTS

Cinema Under the Stars: Films presented at an outdoor viewing space on various nights of the week. Upcoming films:

  • “Passengers” 8 p.m. Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25
  • “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” 8 p.m. Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1

Admission: members — $16; box office — $17; online reservations — $19. 4040 Goldfinch St., Mission Hills. Visit topspresents.com or call 619-295-4221.

Mondays:

North Park Toastmasters meeting: 6:30–8 p.m., weekly meeting at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 3725 30th St., North Park. 619-694-9148. toastmastersclubs.org.

Open Mic Night: 7:30 p.m., the mic is open to you at Lestat’s Coffee House, 3343 Adams Ave., Normal Heights, free. Lestats.com.

Tuesdays:

Curbside Bites: 5:30–8:30 p.m., gathering of gourmet food trucks at 3030 Grape St., South Park. Curbsidebites.com.

Tasty Truck Tuesdays: 6–9 p.m., Smitty’s Service Station hosts several food trucks under their well-lit shade structure, 3442 Adams Ave., Normal Heights. Sdfoodtrucks.com.

Wednesdays:

Ikebana International meeting: 10 a.m. in Casa Del Prado, Room 101. The San Diego chapter of this Japanese floral arrangement organization meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Email Yuko Burkett with questions at yukosan@san.rr.com.

Wednesday Night Experience: 7–8 p.m., uplifting and spiritually inspiring experiences for all, weekly at Universal Spirit Center, 3858 Front St., Hillcrest, love offering requested. Universalspiritcenter.org.

Thursdays:

Uptown Sunrise Rotary Club meetings: 7 a.m., weekly meeting at Panera Bread, 1270 Cleveland Ave., Hillcrest. uptownrotary.org.

Gentle yoga for seniors: 2:30–4 p.m., presented by The Center and Silver Age Yoga Community Outreach (SAYCO) at The San Diego LGBT Center, 3909 Centre St., Hillcrest, free. Thecentersd.org.

North Park Thursday Market: 3–7 p.m., at 3000 North Park Way, between 30th Street and Granada Avenue, North Park, free. Northparkfarmersmarket.com.

Kornflower’s Open Mic: Signups at 6:30 p.m., open mic (no poetry or comedy) 7–10 p.m. Family-friendly event at Rebecca’s Coffee House, 3015 Juniper St., South Park, free. Rebeccascoffeehouse.com.

Liberty Toastmasters Club: 7 p.m., at Saint Paul’s Community Care Center, 328 Maple St., Bankers Hill. bit.ly/2m7MbzB

Courage to Change – Al-Anon meetings: 7:15–8:15 p.m., a weekly meeting for friends and relatives of alcoholics at Christ United Presbyterian Church (in the chapel), 3025 Fir St., South Park.

San Diego Film Series: 7:30 p.m., every third Thursday view a film representative of Italian cinema at the Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado, Balboa Park. Sandiegoitalianfilmfestival.com.

Kirtan Musical Meditation: 8:30 p.m., chant and sing ancient and contemporary mantras celebrating love and life at Pilgrimage of the Heart Yoga, 3301 Adams Ave., Normal Heights. Free – donations welcome. Pilgrimageyoga.com.

Fridays:

Memory Café: 10–11 a.m., second and fourth Fridays. Gathering place for those with memory loss, caretakers and those worried about memory problems in the Common Room at First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego, 4190 Front St., Hillcrest. At-will donation. Memoryguides.org and Firstuusandiego.org.

Square Dancing Classes: 6:30–8:30 p.m., every Friday. No previous dance experience needed. Recital Hall, 2130 Pan American Plaza. $50 for 13 classes. 858-277-7499 or circulators.sdsda.org.

Saturdays:

Old Town Saturday Market: 9 a.m.–4 p.m., on Harney Street and San Diego Avenue, Old Town, free. Also held on Sundays. Oldtownsaturdaymarket.com.

Golden Hill Farmers Market: 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., on B Street between 27th and 28th streets, Golden Hill, free. Sdmarketmanager.com.

Comedy Heights: 8–10 p.m., local comedians take the stage next to Twiggs Coffeehouse at 4590 Park Blvd., University Heights, free. Comedyheights.com.

Sundays:

Hillcrest Farmers Market: 9 a.m.–2 p.m., under the Hillcrest Pride Flag, Harvey Milk and Normal streets, free. Hillcrestfarmersmarket.com.

West African dance class: 5:30–7 p.m., Master dancer Djibril Camara from Guinea teaches these classes that are also a great workout for all ages and skill levels at La Vie Dance Studio, 325 W. Washington, Hillcrest. Lavie.dance.

To view local community organization meeting information online, visit: bit.ly/2esLpLR.

—Email calendar items to ken@sdcnn.com.

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