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Calendar: March 23 – April 5, 2018

ONGOING EVENTS

San Diego Latino Film Festival
25th Anniversary San Diego Latino Film Festival will run through March 25. Individual movie tickets $12; Festival Pass tickets $225. Movie screenings at Digital Gym Cinema North Park and AMC Fashion Valley 18. Runs through Saturday, March 24. Visit bit.ly/2CpdLnw or call 619-230-1938.

‘The Happiest Place on Earth’
Experience the West Coast premiere of the drama production “The Happiest Place on Earth” written by Philip Dawkins and directed by Jonathan L. Green. $15–$50. Runs through Thursday, April 15. Various times. Diversionary Theatre, 4545 Park Blvd. Visit bit.ly/2FwRzXj.

‘A Little Night Music’
Cygnet Theater presents the musical “A Little Night Music.” Low-priced previews March 9 and 10. $46. 8 p.m. at The Old Town Theatre, 4040 Twiggs St. Show runs through April 22. Visit bit.ly/2F2ox4c.

‘Expressions of Wabi-Sabi:
Embracing Impermanence’
View the mixed-media paintings of artist Dana Mano-Flank, who incorporates the traditional wabi-sabi Japanese aesthetic to capture the beauty of nature. Free with Japanese Friendship Garden (JFG) admission. Runs through Sunday, April 29. 10 a.m.–7 p.m. daily at JFG Exhibition Hall, 2215 Pan American Road East. Visit bit.ly/2pqn3rm.

FEATURED EVENTS

Friday, March 23

Bankers Hill Art & Craft Beer Festival
San Diego Brewers Guild and Bankers Hill Business Group join up for two floors of local beer, restaurant bites and art exhibits to raise money for the neighborhood. This sixth annual event will showcase San Diego-based breweries, Bankers Hill restaurants and pop-up galleries of local artists’ works. 21 and older. $30. 6–9 p.m. at The Abbey, 2825 Fifth Ave. Visit bit.ly/2FEogVa.

Fleet Night of Science
Explore exhibits, sip cocktails, enjoy snacks, listen to music and get your geek on with science experiments, chats and the “MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition” at this after-hours event. 21 and older. $25. 6:30–9:30 p.m. at Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado. Visit bit.ly/2plOzGA.

Saturday, March 24

Film screening: ‘I, Tonya’
Experience Craig Gilllespie’s winking, darkly comic riff on the stranger-than-fiction life of tabloid villain and disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding (Margot Robbie). $20 with online reservation. 8 p.m. at Cinema Under the Stars, 4040 Goldfinch St., Mission Hills. Visit bit.ly/2FG8XIy or 619-295-4221.

The Debonaires at The Merrow
Reggae/pop band The Debonaires perform with Chainska Brassi, Mochilero All-Stars and Night Doctor. 21 and older. $10. 9 p.m. at The Merrow, 1271 University Ave. Visit bit.ly/2FGg0AR.

Old Town Saturday Market
The street market features work from local artists including paintings, jewelry, photography, hand-blown glass, clothing, pottery and more. 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. at Harney Street and San Diego Avenue, Old Town. Also held on Sundays. Visit oldtownsaturdaymarket.com.

Sunday, March 25

Rhett Miller at Soda Bar
Rhett Miller, longtime lead singer of Old 97’s, performs with Matthew Ryan. $18–$20. 21 and older. 8 p.m. at Soda Bar, 3615 El Cajon Blvd. Visit bit.ly/2ppgLbz.

Tombow Pen Lecture and Demo
The Tombow Pen Demo is a fast-paced lecture covering a technical review of brush pens and their varied application possibilities. All participants will receive free product samples and a literature packet. Free. Noon–1 p.m. at Art on 30th, 4434 30th St. RSVP recommended. Visit bit.ly/2IquRBi.

52 Weeks of Science
Join engineers and skateboarders to learn about the science behind the skateboard. This workshop features four demonstrations that discuss various STEAM-related concepts. BYOB (Bring Your Own Board) and safety gear and try different skateboards made from different materials. 1–3 p.m. at Krause Family Skate Park, 3401 Clairemont Drive. Visit bit.ly/2DFraEa.

Monday, March 26

Lestat’s West Open Mic
Weekly open mic event hosted by Robby Robertson. 6:30–11 p.m. at Lestat’s, 3343 Adams Ave. Visit bit.ly/2nWco63.

Tuesday, March 27

Showtunes Spaghetti Tuesdays
Sing your heart out with a drink, all-you-can-eat spaghetti and show tunes. Watch musical clips from your past and present TV, movie and stage productions. $6 per person, eat in only. 5 p.m. at Urban MO’s Bar & Grill, 308 University Ave. Visit bit.ly/2iHAwXA.

Lestat’s West Comedy Night
Weekly comedy night event hosted by Dustin Nickerson. 9–11 p.m. at Lestat’s, 3343 Adams Ave. Visit bit.ly/2nWco63.

Wednesday, March 28

Film Screening: ‘The Homeless Chorus Speaks’
View the new documentary film “The Homeless Chorus Speaks,” which highlights Voices of Our City Choir and the work they are doing to help alleviate homelessness in San Diego. Q&A with the director and producer, as well as a live music performance, will follow. Free. 6:45 p.m. at The San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Ave. Visit bit.ly/2DCO7YJ.

Michigan Rattlers at Soda Bar
Americana, rock n’ roll and folk band Michigan Rattlers performs with The Paragraphs. $10. 21 and older. 8:30 p.m. at Soda Bar, 3615 El Cajon Blvd. Visit bit.ly/2pusk1h.

‘Science-ing with LXS: Making Waves’
Come join the League of Extraordinary Scientists to learn more about the ocean, including how marine plants photosynthesize to create the atmosphere and help reduce global warming. Free. 6 p.m. at North Park Library, 3795 31st St. Visit bit.ly/2F7LHpM.

Thursday, March 29

Thursdays at The Ken
San Diego’s late-night jazz jam convenes every Thursday night. Hosted by musicians Ian Buss, Robert Dove and Hugo Suarez. This week features the music of Miles Davis. $5. 10 p.m.–1:30 a.m. at The Kensington Club, 4079 Adams Ave. Visit bit.ly/2DFUTwS.

Friday, March 30

Film showing: ‘The Last Jedi’
Experience the widely popular, latest edition to the Star Wars film series. $20 with online reservation. 8 p.m. at Cinema Under the Stars, 4040 Goldfinch St., Mission Hills. Visit bit.ly/2FG8XIy or 619-295-4221.

Crossover: Where Comics & Science Meet
Comic book artists, writers and local scientists will give short talks, followed by open discussion, addressing the creative and scientific sides of comics. Enjoy local brews and conversations with comic book creators and fans. 6:30–8 p.m. at San Diego Comic Art Gallery, 2765 Truxtun Road.

Lindi Ortega at Soda Bar
Canadian country singer-songwriter Lindi Ortega performs with Hugh Masterson. $15. 21 and older. 8:30 p.m. at Soda Bar, 3615 El Cajon Blvd. Visit bit.ly/2poxxHx.

 

Saturday, March 31

Old Town Saturday Market
The street market features work from local artists including paintings, jewelry, photography, hand-blown glass, clothing, pottery and more. 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. at Harney Street and San Diego Avenue, Old Town. Also held on Sundays. Visit oldtownsaturdaymarket.com.

Monday, April 2

Moose Blood at Quartyard
Soda Bar presents Moose Blood, a fusion of ’90s British emo and American indie. $18–$22. All ages. 7 p.m. at Quartyard, 1102 Market St. Visit bit.ly/2plLqGM.

Lestat’s West Open Mic
Weekly open mic event hosted by Robby Robertson. 6:30–11 p.m. at Lestat’s, 3343 Adams Ave. Visit bit.ly/2nWco63.

Singing Storytime
Find out what’s going on in your child’s mind and strengthen your bond with your baby. Event includes sing-alongs and bubble time, ending with Q&A period. 1:30–2:15 p.m. at Mission Hills Library, 925 W. Washington St. Visit bit.ly/2CpxK5M.

Tuesday, April 3

Lestat’s West Comedy Night
Weekly comedy night event hosted by Dustin Nickerson. 9–11 p.m. at Lestat’s, 3343 Adams Ave. Visit bit.ly/2nWco63.

Showtunes Spaghetti Tuesdays
Sing your heart out with a drink, all-you-can-eat spaghetti and show tunes. Watch musical clips from your past and present TV, movie and stage productions. $6 per person, eat in only. 5 p.m. at Urban MO’s Bar & Grill, 308 University Ave. Visit bit.ly/2iHAwXA.

Neighbor Lady at Soda Bar
Americana rock band Neighbor Lady performs with minihorse. $8. 21 and older. 8:30 p.m. at Soda Bar, 3615 El Cajon Blvd. Visit bit.ly/2poxRpJ.

Wednesday, April 4

Mission Hills Book Group
This month, Mission Hills Book Group will discuss “Persepolis” by Marjane Satrapi. Read the book beforehand; copies available at the library’s circulation desk. 10–11 a.m. at Mission Hills Library, 925 W. Washington St. Call 619-692-4910.

Breaking News @ The Library: Be a Citizen Journalist
Learn the basics of the news business from local working journalists who will answer your questions on what goes into covering the news of the day. Free. 6–7 p.m. at Kensington-Normal Heights Library, 4121 Adams Ave. Visit bit.ly/2DCPrLb.

Jaden Smith at Observatory
Rapper and singer-songwriter Jaden Smith performs his Vision Tour in North Park. $22. All ages. 8 p.m. at The Observatory North Park, 2981 University Ave. Visit bit.ly/2ppuuz3.

Thursday, April 5

Thursdays at The Ken
San Diego’s late-night jazz jam convenes every Thursday night. Hosted by musicians Ian Buss, Robert Dove and Hugo Suarez. $5. 10 p.m.–1:30 a.m. at The Kensington Club, 4079 Adams Ave. Visit bit.ly/2DFUTwS.

UPTOWN FARMERS MARKETS

Thursdays

North Park Farmers Market
Shop more than 90 tents of locally grown produce, artisan grocery items, prepared foods and hand-crafted goods. 3–7:30 p.m. at 3000 North Park Way, stretching from 31th Street to Utah Street, North Park. Visit bit.ly/2H9AItc.

Saturdays

Golden Hill Farmers Market
Stop by the open community space to pick up California Certified Organic Produce from local farmers. 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. at B Street between 27th and 28th streets, Golden Hill. Visit bit.ly/2DHRZrg.

City Heights Farmers Market
Stock up on local groceries, produce, bakery items, prepared foods, and imported items from Latin America, East Africa and Southwest Asia. 9 a.m.–1 p.m. on Wightman Street between Fairmount and 43rd streets, City Heights. Visit bit.ly/2DHprOw.

Sundays

Hillcrest Farmers Market
About 175 vendors offer a variety of locally grown fruit, produce, gifts, arts and crafts, flowers, and more. 9 a.m.–2 p.m. on Normal Street between University and Lincoln avenues. Visit bit.ly/2FC4slg.

To view local community organization meeting information online, visit bit.ly/2esLpLR.

—Compiled by Sara Butler. Email calendar items to sara@sdcnn.com.

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