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Calendar: May 5 – 18, 2017

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Digital Gym Gems 

The Auteurs: David Lynch: The Art Life’ — This segment of the ongoing film series looks at David Lynch’s art, music and films through 20 recorded conversations with the artist. Unrated. Friday, May 5 to Thursday, May 11.

‘Tomorrow’ — This documentary offers an innovative perspective on world issues, including agriculture, environmental, ecological and social concerns. Unrated. Friday, May 4 to Thursday, May 11.

‘Risk’ — Director Laura Poitras unveils her six-year project focusing on the complex story of WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange. Unrated. Friday, May 12 to Thursday, May 18.

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

FEATURED EVENTS 

Uncorking the Mysteries of Wine

Saturday, May 6

Join Fleet Science Center for an evening of food and wine pairings. The fundraiser will benefit the Fleet’s education programs and exhibits. 6-10 p.m. 1875 El Prado in Balboa Park. Tickets online at bit.ly/2pChcOn.

Campaign Finance Reform for San Diego

Saturday, May 6

Join Neighborhood Empowerment Alliance and Neighborhoods for Fair Elections to work on campaign finance reform and discuss local issues. 1 p.m. 4190 Front St., First Unitarian Universalist Church in Hillcrest. Contact hartley2k@aol.com.

San Diego Women’s Chorus 30th Anniversary Concert

Saturday, May 6-Sunday, May 7

Reflect on three decades of song with SDWC. The “Reflections: Looking Back on Our First 30 Years” will highlight the best songs and performances of the chorus’ past three decades. Tickets $20 online at bit.ly/2qc80PM and $25 at the door. 3 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 6; 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 7. Visit bit.ly/2pwPG82.

Gator by the Bay

Thursday, May 11-Sunday, May 14

Get your Gator on! The annual Louisiana-themed festival features live music, food, dancing and more. Over 100 musical acts will perform including nine Uptown bands: Crown Point Academy, Fuzzy Rankins, Gypsy Swing Cats, San Diego Cajun Playboys, Quel Bordel, Theo & Zydeco Patrol, Jason Weiss, Kimba Light and Three Chord Justice. Tickets $20-$200 online at bit.ly/2pCd0OL. Times vary each day. Spanish Landing Park, 4300 N. Harbor Drive. Visit bit.ly/2qm7UZE.

Handsome Ghost with Frances Cone at Space

Friday, May 12

Handsome Ghost and Frances Cone will perform from 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. at Space, 3519 El Cajon Blvd. This is a 21-and-older show. Tickets $15 at ticketf.ly/2pCgqkL.

The Art of Dance

Saturday, May 13

Malashock Dance’s first-ever fundraising dance features performances from company and junior dancers. Tickets $125-$200. A cocktail hour with appetizers will be offered before the show. 5-7:30 p.m. at The Abbey, Fifth Ave. in Bankers Hill. Visit bit.ly/2pCsodO.

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House of Blessing Community Party Fundraiser

Saturday, May 13

Join Community PARTY for their fundraiser! Family-friendly event with jumpers for children, face painting and games. Also features food, a raffle and live music/DJ. 3366 Adams Ave.

Art Glass Guild Annual Spring Show and Sale

Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14

Art Glass Guild presents a showcase with work from local glass artists. Also features live music, demonstrations and art stations. Free and pet friendly. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 1770 Village Place, Spanish Village Art Center in Balboa Park. Visit artglassguild.com.

Balboa Park Pow Wow

Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14

San Diego Indian Health Center celebrates the history and tradition of American Indians. The annual event features speeches, dancing and live music. Free. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Park Boulevard and Presidents Way in Balboa Park. Visit bit.ly/2pCxWFs. 

Communications Skills for Leaders Session

Thursday, May 18

Voyagers Toastmasters’ session will help improve your communication and leadership skills. Free. 7-8:30 a.m. Friendship Hall at University Christian Church, 3900 Cleveland Ave. Contact jerrymarino@hotmail.com.

SOHO 35th Annual People In Preservation Awards

Thursday, May 18

Save Our Heritage Organisation’s People In Preservation ceremony commends and thanks community members who are upholding the nonprofit’s mission of preservation and service. Tickets $45 for SOHO members and $55 for non-members. 4-6:30 p.m. Marston House Formal Gardens, 3525 Seventh Ave. Visit bit.ly/2pCqt9f. 

Solace San Diego’s Surgery Prep Workshop

Friday, May 19

Get information about surgery preparation and healing at Solace San Diego’s event. This workshop is based on Peggy Huddleston’s Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster method. Free. 6-7 p.m. Adams Avenue Integrative Health, 3239 Adams Ave. in Normal Heights. RSVP at solacesandiego@gmail.com or 619-546-4806.

Woods at Casbah

Friday, May 19

Woods will perform at 9:30 p.m. at Casbah, 2501 Kettner Blvd. This is a 21-and-older show. Tickets $15 at bit.ly/2pCoXnr.

RECURRING EVENTS

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

“To Catch a Thief” Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6

“Forrest Gump” Thursday, May 11; Friday, May 12; and Saturday, May 13

“Top Gun” Thursday, May 18 and Friday, May 19

Films start at 8 p.m. $15. 4040 Goldfinch St., Mission Hills. Visit topspresents.com or call 619-295-4221.

Aja Project / REFLECT + UNFOLD

Thursday, May 4–Sunday, July 23

This Japanese Friendship Garden photography exhibition focuses on identity and features work from Momentum Learning students. Exhibit open 10:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Monday-Sunday. 2215 Pan American Road East. Visit niwa.org.

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:

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. bit.ly/2pezpnR.

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.

First Thursday at The Lafayette: San Diego Made presents a new event the first Thursday of every month at the Lafayette Hotel, 2223 El Cajon Blvd.

May: Music + Makers, featuring Nathan Olesen Music and a Meditation Bracelet workshop. 6:30-9:30 p.m. bit.ly/2qprnJd.

Liberty Toastmasters Club: 7 p.m., at Saint Paul’s Community Care Center, 328 Maple St., Bankers Hill. Liberty.toastmasters.org.

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.

2017 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.

Ray At Night: 6-10 p.m., second Saturday. Free monthly art walk in North Park. Visit bit.ly/2qpDcyY.

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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