Calendar: July 14 – 27, 2017

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Digital Cinema Gems

‘The Little Hours’ – A blasphemous comedy – starring actors Aubrey Plaza, Allison Brie, John C. Reilly and Molly Shannon – follows the rebellious acts of three medieval nuns. Rated R. Friday, July 14 to Thursday, July 20.

‘Hermia and Helena’ – Drama and comedy intertwine in this Spanish film about love, loss and a dash of Shakespeare. Unrated. Friday, July 21 to Thursday, July 27.

‘Last Chance Indies: Band Aid’ – To save their marriage, a couple forms a band and works out their problems through song. Unrated. Friday, July 21 to Thursday, July 27.


2017 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour — Experience seven short films from this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Program unrated. Friday, July 14 to Thursday, July 20.

Short Films:

“5 Films About Technology”
“The Whole Sky Fit In The Dead Cow’s Eye”
“Come Swim”
“Lucia, Before and After”
“Night Shift”
“Ten Meter Tower”

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

Featured Events

San Diego Pride: Block Party, Parade and Music Festival
Friday, July 14–Sunday, July 16

San Diego Pride returns with its “three-day rainbow filled love-fest!” Visit

Block Party: Start the weekend with the official kick-off party! Admission starts at $20. 5-11 p.m. on Friday, July 14 at Fifth and University avenues. Visit
Parade: March for Pride at the annual parade! Free. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, July 15 starting at the Hillcrest Pride Flag, University Avenue and Normal Street. Visit
Music Festival: Admission starts at $20. Noon-10 p.m. on Saturday, July 15 and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. on Sunday, July 16 at Marston Point, Sixth Avenue and Laurel Street in Balboa Park. Come by San Diego Community News Network’s booth and say hi, compete for prizes. Visit for full lineup.

For more Pride events, check out our Pride Guide included in this week’s issue!

SDCCU Stuff the Bus Campaign
Through Friday, Aug. 4

The third annual Stuff the Bus campaign is collecting school supplies for homeless children. Contribute pencils, pens, binders, backpacks and more to donation bins at all SDCCU branch locations and select SDCOE locations. Visit

‘The Tingler’ Sci-Fi Friday Film Screening
Friday, July 14

Balboa Park After Dark is in full swing and this month features the 1959 science fiction/thriller film “The Tingler.” $12-$19 for nonmembers; free for members. 6 p.m. at San Diego Natural History Museum, 1788 El Prado in Balboa Park. Visit

Enter the Blue Sky at Trolley Barn Park
Friday, July 14

Americana band Enter the Blue Sky will perform at the 21st annual Summer in the Park Concert Series. Pack a picnic or purchase food from any University Heights restaurant. 6-8 p.m. at Trolley Barn Park, Adams Avenue and Florida Street. Visit

Sugar Crisp at Bird Park
Saturday, July 15

North Park Community Association presents its 15th annual Bird Park Summer Concert Series. This year’s second concert features pop, rock and blues band Sugar Crisp. Free and family-friendly. No alcohol, glass, grills or unleashed dogs. 5-7 p.m. at Morley Field, 28th and Upas streets. Visit

Mission Hills Library Book Sale
Saturday, July 15

The Friends of the Mission Hills Library will sell books to support the library. 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at Mission Hills Library, 925 W. Washington St. Visit or call 619-692-4910.

Hillcrest Town Council Post-Pride Clean Up
Monday, July 17

After celebrating Pride, join Hillcrest Town Council in cleaning up after the Pride festivities. Meet at Pardon My French, 3797 Park Blvd. Free breakfast, lunch and T-shirt provided. RSVP preferred. 8-11 a.m. Contact

NATTalk: An Evening with William Scout
Tuesday, July 18

A new season of NATtalks kicks off this month. Art and science intertwine with a talk from William Scout, a paleoartist and comic illustrator. Tickets $9-$12 at or 877-946-7797. 7-9 p.m. at San Diego Natural History Museum, 1788 El Prado in Balboa Park. Visit

Inclusive Storytime at Mission Hills Library
Tuesday, July 18

Mission Hills Library and Human Rights Campaign will host a storytime that celebrates the voices and experiences of the LGBTQ community. 6:30 p.m. at Mission Hills Library, 925 W. Washington St. Visit or call 619-692-4910.

Beach Fossils at Casbah
Thursday, July 20

Indie-rock band Beach Fossils will perform at 10:30 p.m. at Casbah, 2501 Kettner Blvd. This is a 21-and-older show. Tickets $20 at

South Park Summer Walkabout
Saturday, July 22

Support shopping local at this quarterly community festival! The event will feature South Park businesses, food, live entertainment and a drawing. Walking guides and maps will be available. Free. 6-10 p.m. between Kalmia and Beech streets in South Park. Visit

Swing Out At the Globe
Saturday, July 22

The Old Globe is offering group swing dance lessons before its 2 p.m. matinee of “Guys and Dolls.” Dance styles will include Charleston, Jitterbug and more. Free and family-friendly. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on the Old Globe’s Copley Plaza, 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. Visit

Michelle Branch at Music Box
Saturday, July 22

Pop singer/songwriter Michelle Branch will perform at 9 p.m. at Music Box, 1337 India St. This is a 21-and-older show. Tickets are $27-$29 (without fees) at Visit

Mystery Book Group at Mission Hills Library
Wednesday, July 26

Love mystery novels? Stop by the Mystery Book Group’s every month to discuss a chosen book in the genre. Contact the library for this month’s pick. 6:30 p.m. at Mission Hills Library, 925 W. Washington St. Visit or call 619-692-4910.

‘Bright Lights’ art exhibit
Friday, July 28

Photo by Nicola Wilson photography

Experience the local art scene with Art Unites’ “Bright Lights” exhibit that highlights San Diego artists. Admission is $10. This is a 21-and-older event. 9 p.m.-1:45 a.m. Kensington Club, 4079 Adams Ave. Visit


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

Upcoming films:

“Funny Face” ­– Friday, July 14

“Some Like It Hot” – Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16

“The Graduate” – Thursday, July 20 and Friday, July 21

“Dial ‘M’ for Murder” – Saturday, July 22 and Sunday, July 23

“Vertigo” – Thursday, July 27 and Friday, July 28

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

‘Aja Project / REFLECT + UNFOLD’
Through 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 in Balboa Park. Visit

San Diego Art Institute Summer Art Camps
Through Friday, Aug. 18

Artistic summer camps will be offered at San Diego Art Institute for children in kindergarten through eighth grade. Each of the six weeks focuses on a different art theme. $300 per week. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday. 3-4 p.m. aftercare available. Visit

Summer Family Mural Project
Friday, Sept. 1

Experience art hands-on by painting a group mural while enjoying treats during Food Truck Fridays. Treasure hunt activities will also be offered to highlight museum paintings. 5 p.m. on the first Friday of every month. Timken Museum of Art, 1500 El Prado, Balboa Park. Visit 

‘Game Masters: The Exhibition’
Through Monday, Jan. 15, 2018

Fleet Science Center and Australian Centre for the Moving Image will showcase the work of over 30 video game designers. The exhibit also offers free, playable games. Admission $17-$20. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday-Sunday. 1875 El Prado, Fleet Science Center. Visit

‘Brenda Biondo: Play’
Through Sunday, March 11, 2018

Brenda Biondo’s photography will be on display at San Diego Museum of Art. The exhibit features 25 of her photographs from her two series: ‘Playground’ and ‘Paper Skies.’ 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park. Visit

‘Arts of South and Southeast Asia’
Through Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019

San Diego Museum of Art presents an exhibition displaying images of Hindu deities. View the exhibition on the first floor of Gallery 12 North: Barbara & Norton Walbridge Gallery. 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park. Visit



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.

International Summer Organ Festival: Stop by the Spreckles Organ Pavilion for a free weekly concert. This month features Isabelle Demers, Gordon Turk and Ken Cowan. 7:30 p.m. at 2125 Pan American Road in Balboa Park.



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.

Uptown Democratic Club Monthly Meeting: 7 to 9 p.m. every fourth Tuesday, 3900 Vermont St. at Joyce Beers Community Center. July’s meeting features speaker Jessica Hayes, the San Diego County Democratic Chair.



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.

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.

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.

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.



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.

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

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 St., Hillcrest. Visit

To view local community organization meeting information online, visit

—Calendars compiled by Sara Butler. Email calendar items to

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