Live music: Bowiephonics
Friday, June 17
Mission Hills Concerts in the Park summer concert series will kick off tonight from 6 – 8 p.m. at Pioneer Park (1521 Washington Place, Mission Hills). The first of seven weekly concerts will feature Bowiephonics. The David Bowie tribute band features members of local psychedelic rock band The Schizophonics. Attendees are invited to bring blankets and picnic baskets and enjoy the music with neighbors and friends. Visit missionhillstowncouncil.org/concerts for the full lineup.
‘Fashion + Flavors’
Friday, June 17 – Saturday, June 18
This new event will feature food, fashion and fun at Old Town’s Bazaar del Mundo. The festivities will be held from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. each day at the corner of Juan and Taylor streets. A cooking demonstration by Casa Guadalajara’s Chef Jose Duran will be held each day at 11:30 a.m. and attendees can try his creations and enjoy a light lunch in Bazaar del Mundo’s courtyard. On the fashion side, guest artists will be showcasing handmade fashion accessories, clothing and crafts including scarves, handbags, jewelry and more. Visit BazaarDelMundo.com for more information.
The United Nations Association of San Diego, the Pilgrimage of the Heart Yoga located in North Park, and partners will celebrate International Day of Yoga with a community event Balboa Park from 9 a.m. – noon. There will be guided yoga classes as well as chanting and music for peace. This free event will feature over 300 yogis and 500 expected attendees. Bring your yoga mat and water to President’s Way lawn near Park Boulevard. Visit bit.ly/YOGADAY_SD for a full schedule of events and to register.
‘Racial Justice Issues in City Heights and Southeast San Diego’
Tuesday, June 21
This talk is part of a series presented by Partnership for Racial Justice. The event will start with light snacks at 6:30 p.m. at the Mission Hills UCC (4070 Jackdaw St.) A panel discussion of local groups and activists will focus on issues in City Heights and Southeast San Diego. All are invited to get informed and get involved. Visit bit.ly/1Uw6uzF for more information.
Dancers from the PGK Dance Project, PGK Dance TOO and others will perform in this “Welcome to Summer” show at Spanish Village Arts Center (1770 Village Place, Balboa Park). The event will feature works by Peter Kalivas, Michael Medcalf and John Paul Lawson. There will be live music by various performers as well. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and include a drink (beer or wine) and snacks. Groups of 10 or more can get discounted tickets for $10 each. Visit bit.ly/1UvWW82 for more information.
Live music: The Neil Diamond Experience
Friday, June 24
Mission Hills Concerts in the Park summer concert series will continue tonight from 6 – 8 p.m. at Pioneer Park (1521 Washington Place, Mission Hills). This edition will feature tribute band The Neil Diamond Experience. Attendees are invited to bring blankets and picnic baskets and enjoy the music with neighbors and friends. Visit missionhillstowncouncil.org/concerts for the full lineup.
Live music: Euphoria Brass Band
Saturday, June 25
Euphoria Brass Band will perform as part of the Bird Park summer concert series presented by the North Park Community Association. The local musical collective combines traditional brass band jazz and funk with an updated style. Bird Park is located at Upas and 28th streets in North Park. Concerts are from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. and continue every other Saturday throughout the summer. Visit northparksd.org for more information.
Sixth annual Mission Hills BBQ Competition and Fourth of July celebration
Monday, July 4
The Mission Hills Town Council presents will present these events at Pioneer Park (1521 Washington Place, Mission Hills) on the Fourth of July. Contestants in the BBQ competition will receive pork butt to season and prepare as they see fit. The winner will get their name on the event’s official trophy that is passed on year after year. The celebration will include a festive parade, live music and more starting at 10:30 a.m. Visit bit.ly/1UvZT8x for more information.
Canyoneers guided nature walks: These free walks are part of a countywide program by the San Diego Natural History Museum through June 26, 2016. A map and schedule of walks can be found online at sdnhm.org.
Cinema Under the Stars: Films presented at an outdoor viewing space on various nights of the week. Upcoming films:
- “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Friday, June 17 – Sunday, June 19
- “Rebel Without A Cause” Thursday, June 23 – Friday, June 24
- “Chocolat” Saturday, June 25 – Sunday, June 26
- “Casablanca” Thursday, June 30 – Sunday, July 3
Films start at 8 p.m. $15. 4040 Goldfinch St., Mission Hills. For more info, visit topspresents.com or call 619-295-4221.
Singing Storytime: 1:30 p.m., learn what’s going on inside your baby’s mind, strengthen your bond and sing songs together at Mission Hills Library, 925 Washington St., Mission Hills, free. Library92103.org.
North Park Toastmasters meeting: 6:30 – 8 p.m., weekly meeting at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 3725 30th St., North Park. 8469. 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.
Unsung Genius: 6:30 p.m., bi-weekly trivia hosted by Rafael Gaitan starting at 7 p.m.; $2 to play; cash, bar tab and other prizes. Karaoke to follow at 9 p.m. on the big stage at The Merrow, 1271 University Ave., Hillcrest. Themerrow.com.
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.
Uptown Democratic Club: 6:30 p.m., Joyce Beers Community Center hosts these meetings on the fourth Tuesday of every month. New members wanted. 1220 Vermont Ave., Hillcrest. Uptowndemocrats.org.
Open Mic Charlie’s: 7 – 9:30 p.m. (except the third Tuesday), open mic night at Rebecca’s Coffee House, 3015 Juniper St., South Park, free. Rebeccascoffeehouse.com.
North Park Brewer’s Club: 8:30 p.m., monthly meeting of the club every second Tuesday of the month on the back patio at Thorn Street Brewery, 3176 Thorn St., North Park. Thornstreetbrew.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
Storytelling: 7 – 8:45 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month featuring members of Storytellers of San Diego at Rebecca’s Coffee House, 3015 Juniper St., South Park, Suggested $5 donation. Ages 12 and up. Storytellersofsandiego.org.
Uptown Sunrise Rotary Club meetings: 7 a.m., weekly meeting at Panera Bread, 1270 Cleveland Ave., Hillcrest. Sdurotary.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. Libertytoastmasters.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.
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. 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.
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.
Preschool Storytime: 10:30 a.m., at Mission Hills Library, 925 Washington St., Mission Hills, free. Library92103.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.
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.
Tai Chi Qigong: 10 a.m., all skill levels welcome in Balboa Park, Upas Street and Sixth Avenue, free. Call Chris at 619-504-1557.
Children’s Craft Time: 10:30 a.m., at Mission Hills Library, 925 Washington St., Mission Hills, free. Library92103.org.
Comedy Heights: 8 – 10 p.m., local comedians take the stage next to Twiggs Coffeehouse at 4590 Park Blvd., University Heights, free. Comedyheights.com.
Free Pancake Breakfast: 8:30 – 9:45 a.m., every second Sunday this neighborhood breakfast precedes worship service and Sunday school at Normal Heights United Methodist Church, 4650 Mansfield St., Normal Heights. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ASD Mornings: 9 a.m. – noon, every second Sunday members of the autism spectrum community are given a chance to explore the museum in a quiet, less-crowded environment at the San Diego Natural History Museum, 1788 El Prado, Balboa Park. bit.ly/1TjvYkQ
Hillcrest Farmers Market: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., under the Hillcrest Pride Flag, Harvey Milk and Normal streets, free. Hillcrestfarmersmarket.com.
Karaoke: 8 p.m., your chance to shine on the big stage at The Merrow, 1271 University Ave., Hillcrest. Themerrow.com.
To view local community organization meeting information online, visit: sduptownnews.com/community-organization-meetings.
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