Saturday, Jan. 11
Rainbow Crosswalk Installation
Join City Council member Chris Ward, elected officials and community members in celebrating San Diego’s first ever rainbow crosswalk. Come and celebrate the activism, legacy and diversity of the LGBTQIA+ movement! 1-2:30 p.m. at the corner of Normal Street and University Avenue. Reception to follow at Hillcrest Brewing Company.
Build OUTSan Diego Pride is teaming up with Habitat for Humanity for BuildOUT 2020! This continued partnership brings together LGBTQ folks from all across the San Diego region to build bridges by building homes and supporting our shared values. Volunteers will be provided with an official Habitat for Humanity T-shirt, free lunch, snacks and water throughout the day. Specific details regarding logistics for shifts will be provided to registered volunteers as event approaches. Register for one of the 55 available shifts at sdpride.org/volunteer. Volunteers will be at various sites, including National City and Barrio Logan.
Wilderness First Aid with NOLS and REI
Whether spending time in the backcountry is your passion or your profession you should never have to ask, “What do I do now?” REI is partnering with NOLS to offer a comprehensive 16-hour, two-day course that will teach you the wilderness medicine skills you need to recreate with confidence in the backcountry. In just two days, you will learn the knowledge skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations. From the Patient Assessment System through traumatic medical and environmental emergencies, you’ll experience a wide variety of topics designed to prepare you to act if an accident occurs. No prerequisites. Successful completion results in a Wilderness First Aid certification. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, and Sunday, Jan. 12, at Balboa Park. For more information and to register, visit REI.com.
Sunday, Jan. 12
Sensory Sunday Family Time Featuring Hullabaloo!
In collaboration with Autism Society of San Diego, Mission Valley Library welcomes families with children on the spectrum to a sensory-friendly show featuring the band Hullabaloo. Recommended for children ages 3-9, this program will showcase upbeat music that will get kids moving and grooving. After the performance, families can explore the library, check out items, or enjoy the outdoor patio. Regular Sunday hours for the general public start at 12:30 p.m. No registration is required. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the community room.
‘The Colossus of Rhodes’
San Diego Italian Film Festival and Film Geeks SD are presenting a showing of the 1961 film “The Colossus of Rhodes.” KPBS Cinema Junkie host Beth Accomando and Horrible Imaginings Film Festival founder Miguel Rodriguez will be on hand to present the films and there will be themed treats. 7:30 p.m. at the Digital Gym Cinema.
Monday, Jan. 13
in San Diego
Learn about resources that can help seniors remain independent at home for as long as possible. This workshop will also cover available services such as programs for nutrition, transportation, education and in-home care. Presented by Sharp Healthcare in the community room of the Mission Hills-Hillcrest Library at 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 14
Hemi Rudner – Eifo Hayeled?Hemi Rudner is one of the finest musicians in Israeli rock scene. Over the last two decades, Rudner’s managed a successful career as the leader of Eifo Hayeled? (Where is the kid?) band and as a solo artist. Starting their activity in the early ’90s, Eifo Hayeled? were and still are one of the most prominent groups in Israeli music. Rudner is their lead singer and songwriter, and recorded six albums with the band, including the classic “Zman Sucar” (“Sugar Time”). Eifo Hayeled? had top hits like “Ma Sheover Alay,” “America Krova” and “Mishehu Shomea Oti.” As a solo artist, Rudner released six albums producing songs such as “Geula,” “Boyi Nipared” and “Mechonat Hashirim Hagdola.” Rudner’s live performances are often described as fine and touching, yet energetic and kicking, integrating mixed hits from all albums and sometimes even covering all-time favorites. One thing is sure — his show will excite you to the core of your heart. 8-10 p.m. at Queen Bee’s. Tickets start at $40.
Wednesday, Jan. 15
New National Bagel DayEinstein Bros. Bagels is declaring its own independence from the shared holiday with National Pizza Day by moving their National Bagel Day celebration to Jan. 15, 2020. The bagel brand believes its bakers deserve their own day to highlight their craft and dedication to baking fresh-baked bagels every day, all day. To celebrate, Einstein Bros. Bagels and their bakers want to “Bake Your Day” by giving away a free bagel and shmear with purchase to all guests on the new National Bagel Day. Everyone who participates in National Bagel Day will also receive a coupon for a free bagel and shmear with any purchase to “Bake Someone Else’s Day.” Distribute the coupon to a friend, family member or colleague so they can enjoy the magic of fresh-baked bagels from Einstein Bros. Bagels, good until Jan. 31, 2020. Find this offer at a location near you from 6 a.m.-3 p.m.
Crafts for Grown-ups
Sign-ups required for this adults-only event at the North Park Library. 6:30 p.m.
Lunar Hand, Juniper
Park & More
Come see Lunar Hand as they’re touring their upcoming record with Thank You Come Again from San Francisco. Juniper Park will be fresh off tour with The Licks and you won’t want to miss them! With great local staples Rain on Fridays and Skerfunk. Jan. 15, 7 p.m. at Queen Bee’s. Presale $8, or at the door $12. 7-10 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 18
at the Fleet
The Fleet invites the Autism Spectrum Community to enjoy our museum through this special opportunity. Adults and families with children with autism can enjoy the Fleet’s exhibit galleries in a quieter setting, an hour before regular open hours to the general public and with access to a special cool-off space. Visitors are welcome to stay and enjoy the museum all day. Admission includes a special Imax film screening at 10 a.m. with the house lights on and a lower soundtrack volume. Regular admission rates apply. The Fleet Science Center strives to be an inclusive place where people of all needs and abilities are welcome and accommodated with respect every day. We believe science is for everyone! 9 a.m. at 1875 El Prado.
Restore River Habitat
Looking for a unique volunteer opportunity? You can help improve habitat for wildlife along the San Diego River! Volunteers will help to remove non-native plant species, clearing the way allowing local species to reclaim their niche creating a healthy environment for the plants and animals that call our river home. This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about river ecology and witness a physical transformation of the landscape, which translates into improving our environment and the health of our river! Activities Include: weeding, chopping, hauling, digging and trimming. A guided plant walk is included. RSVP is required. To be added to the RSVP list and to receive detailed directions, please email email@example.com or call 619-297-7380. Sandiegoriver.org. 9 a.m.-noon.
Sunday, Jan. 19
MLK Holiday ParadeJoin us on Harbor Drive on for the 40th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade. This is one of the largest celebrations of its kind in the United States in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The parade is filled with dazzling floats, phenomenal bands, drill teams, and more. Come and join thousands of others and help continue the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The free event is from 2-5 p.m.
Through Sunday, Jan. 19
“Twelfth Night” gives us one of Shakespeare’s most remarkable heroines, the quick-witted Viola, who assumes the disguise of a page boy for Duke Orsino and finds herself at the center of an explosive love triangle in which identity, passion and gender all threaten to come undone. Merriam Webster’s Word of the Year is “they,” the gender-neutral pronoun used in place of “he” or “she.” The themes of gender frequently appear in Shakespeare’s plays and are part of the plot in “Twelfth Night.” San Diego Junior Theatre’s production will explore gender identity through Shakespeare’s text and gender-fluid casting. Recommended for ages 13 and older. Post-show talkbacks on Saturday, Jan. 11 and 18 featuring the cast, Mick Rabin from the Department of Youth Advocacy, “Twelfth Night” director Justin Lang and another panelist. ASL-interpreted performance, 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. The Junior Theatre will perform at Casa del Prado from Jan. 10-19 at 7 p.m. on Fridays and 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sundays. Tickets are $12-$14.
Monday, Jan. 20
Bankers Hill Community Group
The Bankers Hill Community Group is a volunteer group (with no funding or dues) established in 2011 to share community information and give residents and business owners a voice in neighborhood decisions. The Bankers Hill Community Group meets on the third Monday of the month from 6-8 p.m. Please feel welcome to arrive early to socialize and enjoy the great views from the Bankers Hill Clubhouse and beyond. Everyone is invited to hear the interesting presentations and help make Bankers Hill even better! The Bankers Hill Community Group meetings are held at the Bankers Hill Clubhouse (also known as the San Diego Indoor Sports Club), 3030 Front St.
Tuesday, Jan. 1
Learn more about Avant Garde’s Fall Foliage New England Adventure in October 2020. They are taking a group of travelers, led by Adventure by the Book founder Susan McBeth, to New England. Follow in the footsteps of some of the regions most notable writer and poets on this nine day, four state journey exploring the gems of this enchanting region in the height of its colorful splendor. Visit with other travelers and learn more from 6-7:30 p.m. at 2399 Fifth Avenue.
Wednesday, Jan. 22
Family Craft Night
Families are welcome to come to the North Park Library to make a craft for all ages. 6:30 p.m.
Barons Backroom Beer Pairing
Gourmet bites, cold beer, and a fantastic cause…join us for the first Barons Backroom Beer Pairing of 2020 featuring Black Plague Brewing at all eight locations of the grocery store, including in North Park. The proceeds will benefit local schools and PTAs. Tickets are $15 and will sell out. 6-8 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 25
‘Mission Hills: Images of America’
Join local authors of “Mission Hills: Images of America,” Allen Hazard and Janet O’Dea, as they provide commentary and insight about this stunning architectural community as it developed. In 1905, George Marston, a San Diego civic leader, commissioned urban planner John Nolan to implement a development plan for the city. Nolan’s plan, however, was never adopted. In 1908, as if to prove what was possible, Marston’s syndicate formed the restricted subdivision of Mission Hills. Then in 1909, the city announced plans to celebrate the opening of the Panama Canal. The fuse was lit and the boom that followed brought builders and skilled artisans to San Diego. As it was built, Mission Hills became architecturally magnificent. 3-4:30 p.m. in the community room at the Mission Hills/Hillcrest-Knox Library.
Library NExT Presents: Introduction to Circuits Using Makey Makey
Do electronics and bananas go together? Absolutely! Using Makey Makey circuit boards, students will create fun circuits that incorporate everyday items like bananas, gummy bears, aluminum foil or bouncy balls. Students will then use their new circuitry skills to make games, music or art. Registration is required. For grades three to five. For more information, go to sandiego.librarymarket.com. 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Mission Valley Library.
Sunday, Jan. 26
All Girls STEM Society presents Neuroscience!
In collaboration with All Girls STEM Society, Mission Valley Library presents a neuroscience workshop. Have you ever wondered what really goes on in your brain? Learn about the basics of neuroscience, including the anatomy of the human brain and the nervous system. There will be fun activities, “Jeopardy” games, and plenty of opportunities to win prizes! This workshop is recommended for girls in grades five through eight (ages 10-14); all are welcome. Registration is required! For more information about how to register, go to San Diego.LibraryMarket.com. For more information about All Girls STEM, go to allgirlsstemsociety.org.
Tuesday, Jan. 28
King Princess will be in San Diego to perform at the Observatory North Park at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $29.50.
Lestat’s West Open Mic
Weekly open mic event hosted by Robby Robertson every Monday, 6:30-11 p.m. at Lestat’s, 3343 Adams Ave.
Introduction to Buddhism & Meditation
Join an all-ages introductory class to learn the basic Buddhist concepts as well as participate in a discussion and silent meditation. Weekly event led by Jeff Zlotnik. Free. 7-8 p.m. at Dharma Bum Temple 4144 Campus Ave. Also held on Saturdays at 11 a.m.-noon
Shop at more than 90 tents for locally grown produce, seasonal grocery items, fresh food and hand-crafted arts and crafts. 3-7:30 p.m. at 3000 North Park Way, stretching from 31st to Utah streets in North Park.
Thursdays at the Ken
San Diego’s late-night jazz jam convenes every Thursday night at the Kensington Club. Hosted by musicians Ian Buss, Robert Dove and Hugo Suarez. $5. 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. 4079 Adams Ave. bit.ly/ThursKen
Free Friend Friday
Looking for a co-working space with value-aligned social entrepreneurs, artists, nonprofit professionals and local startups? Collective Impact Center offers a complimentary day pass to use shared desks and office space. Bring your laptop and check in on social media with #cicfreefriendfriday for free Wi-Fi. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Collective Impact Center, 3295 Meade Ave.
Art after Hours
For only $5 after 5 p.m. on Fridays, experience exhibitions and the museum’s 20 galleries while live music plays at Panama 66 in the May S. Marcy Sculpture Court. Free admission for members, youth 17 and under, and college students with ID. Tickets available and sold at the door. 5-8 p.m. at the San Diego Museum of Art.
Old Town Saturday Market
This street market features original works from local artists including paintings, jewelry, photography and more. Every Saturday and Sunday. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Harney Street and San Diego Avenue in Old Town.
Hillcrest Farmers Market
About 175 venders offer a variety of locally grown produce, hand-made arts and crafts, and fresh-cut florals at one of the city’s largest open-air markets. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Normal Street between University and Lincoln avenues.