Calendar: April 21 – May 4, 2017

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Digital Gym Gems

‘Truman’ – When childhood friends Julián and Tomás reunite, the two men (along with Julian’s faithful dog Truman) share emotional and surprising moments in light of tragic news. Unrated. Friday, April 21 to Thursday, May 4.

‘Mr. Gaga’ – This documentary tells the story of Ohad Naharin, the choreographer who created the dance and movement language Gaga, through numerous rehearsals and performances. Unrated. Friday, April 21 to Thursday, April 27.

‘Finding Oscar’ – Experience the search for justice in the case of the Dos Erres massacre in Guatemala. Unrated. Saturday, April 28 to Thursday, May 4.

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

Featured Events

March for Science San Diego

Saturday, April 22

Raise awareness and celebrate science at this family-friendly, nonpartisan march. Features educational speakers and a mini science expo. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Begins at San Diego Civic Center, 1100 Third Ave., Downtown. Visit

Happy Birthday, Mr. Shakespeare!

Saturday, April 22

Celebrate playwright William Shakespeare’s 453rd birthday with music, artists, sonnet karaoke, games and activities and more. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. Contact Susan Chicoine at

The Unlikely Candidates at Casbah

Sunday, April 23

Indie-rock band The Unlikely Candidates will perform at 9 p.m. at Casbah, 2501 Kettner Blvd. This is a 21-and-older show. Tickets $12 at

Taste of Science Festival

Sunday, April 23–Saturday, April 29

The Fleet Science Center and Scientists, Inc. present Taste of Science Festival. Researchers will present their work to the public at local cafes, bars, museums, parks and more. Various locations and times. Visit

Uptown Democratic Club program

Tuesday, April 25

Join Uptown Democrats for their monthly meeting, focusing on refugees and immigration. Featured speakers are Mustafa Dib from PANA and immigration attorney Ginger Jacobs. Free. 7-9 p.m. at Joyce Beers Community Center, 3900 Vermont St. Visit

Dining Out for Life

Thursday, April 27

Dine out to fight AIDS. Restaurants and bars around San Diego will donate a percentage of their daily sales to benefit HIV/AIDS services and prevention programs at the San Diego LGBT Community Center in Hillcrest. Stop by a participating location, grab a bite and lend a hand! Visit

‘The Wizard of Oz’

Friday, April 28–Sunday, May 14

San Diego Junior Theatre will perform “The Wizard of Oz” at Casa del Prado Theatre, 650 El Prado, Suite 208, in Balboa Park. Carlos Mendoza directs 45 student performers and 26 youth technicians. 7 p.m. Fridays; 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are $12-$16. Visit or call 619-239-8355.

Gateway Conversations

Friday, April 28–Sunday, April 30

Nonprofit Ilan Foundation hosts a three-day event that explores the role of art in international relations. Features panels, speakers, tours, performances, presentations and food. Purchase single-day tickets or a full three-day package. 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday at Balboa Park. Saturday and Sundays events will be held in Tijuana and Ilan-Lanel, Santa Ysabel. Visit

People’s Climate March

Saturday, April 29

Join the largest national climate action at the People’s Climate March. The march features a rally, music, inspirational speakers and more. 10 a.m. at Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Highway, Downtown. Visit

Student Shakespeare Festival

Saturday, April 29

Students will perform scenes from plays by William Shakespeare in Balboa Park, noon to 3:30 p.m. at the Rose Stage, located on the Prado in front of the Botanical Garden. Awards and closing ceremony will follow at 4 p.m. Visit

San Diego Women’s Chorus Concert

Saturday, April 29

Women’s Chorus will perform a concert to benefit Women’s Empowerment International (WE). Suggested donation is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. 7-8 p.m. at First Unitarian Church of San Diego, 4190 Front St. Contact Rhea Kuhlman at or 619-491-0664.

Independent Bookstore Day

Saturday, April 29

South Park book and gift shop West Cove Collective invites you to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day. Features public readings, poetry, author visits and live performance art. West Coast Collective, 3010-B Juniper St., South Park. Visit or call 619-795-3780.

North Park Main Street Open House and Artist Reception

Wednesday, May 3

North Park Main Street will feature the work of artist Julie Warren. Enjoy live music and food from City Tacos and Tostadas. Free. 5-7 p.m. at North Park Main Street’s new office, 3939 Iowa St., Suite 2. Visit

Cinco de Mayo 2017 Concierto in the Park

Friday, May 5

Celebrate the holiday with a family-friendly concert. Music performed by Jarabe Mexicano with SDSU Jazz Ensemble, SDSU Symphonic Band & Wind Ensemble, and City Heights Mariachi. Free. 6-7 p.m. at Balboa Park Organ Pavilion, Pan American Road East. Food trucks open at 4 p.m. Visit

White Elephant Rummage Sale

Saturday, May 6

Calling all artists, exhibitors and shoppers for San Diego Indoor Sports Club’s White Elephant Rummage Sale. Sell barely worn clothes, household goods or original creations. Tables cost $25 to rent. Free admission. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at San Diego Indoor Sports Club, 3030 Front St. Contact Marie Reed at 858-220-1862.


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

“Lion,” 8 p.m. Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22

“La La Land,” 8 p.m. Friday, April 28 and Sunday, April 30

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


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.

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


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

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.


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

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.


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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

2016 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.

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.


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. and

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


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

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

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


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

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.

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