Walk for Animals: Paws in the Park – San Diego
Saturday, May 9
The San Diego Humane Society’s (SDHS) 21st annual Walk for Animals: Paws in the Park – San Diego serves as a fundraiser for SDHS. The event includes a 2-mile walk, vendor village, pancake breakfast, doggy activities and more. Registration starts at 7 a.m., the walk begins at 9 a.m. and the activities and vendors will continue until noon. Walk for Animals will be held at NTC Park at Liberty Station (2455 Cushing Road). For more information and to register, visit sdhumane.org.
2015 Art Glass Guild Spring Show and Patio Sale
Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10
The Art Glass Guild will host this annual event at their location in the Spanish Village Art Center (1770 Village Place, Studio 25, Balboa Park) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. It is the largest art glass show in Southern California boasting several forms of art glass including: blown, fused, cast, stained glass, etched and more. All items are hand made by more than 30 San Diego artists. The show will also include demonstrations of techniques including flame working and glass cutting. All ages are welcome. Visit artglassguild.com for more information.
Celebrating Couture 2015
Tuesday, May 12
The Globe Guilders will host this annual luncheon and fashion show, to raise money for The Old Globe Theatre, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel (1 Park Blvd., Downtown). The event will begin with a champagne reception and silent auction at 11 a.m. with a live auction and opportunity drawing at noon, followed by the luncheon and fashion show. The fashion show will feature couture designer Naeem Khan’s Fall Couture Line presented by Neiman Marcus. Visit globeguilders.org/fashion-show for more information and tickets.
Meet the author
Wednesday, May 13
San Diego author Susan Meissner will be this month’s featured author. She will discuss her latest work- a historical novel, “Secrets of a Charmed Life.” The novel is in the top 10 of Amazon.com’s 100 hot new releases in historical fiction. The book jumps between modern-day Oxford, England, and the interview of an elderly woman with secrets to tell and 1940s England amidst the turmoil of World War II. This “meet the author” session will be held at Mission Hills Library (925 W. Washington St.). For more information visit facebook.com/mhlibrary and susanlmeissner.com.
Alice in Circusland
Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16
Performers from ages 3 to 58 will showcase their circus skills from clowning to magic to acrobatics at this unique event produced by Sophia Isadora Academy of Circus Arts. The show, which features both professional and amateur circus performers, will include a storytelling aspect wherein Alice joins the circus. The performance on Friday starts at 7 p.m. with performances on Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m. For more information, contact Regula Schmid at email@example.com or 619-990-6618.
Youth chamber music concert
Saturday, May 16
Mainly Mozart’s Chamber Music Institute presents this free concert at 3 p.m. at The Scripps Research Institute (10550 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla). This performance will be the culmination of semester-long work by individual chamber groups consisting of musicians ages 12 to 23. The groups have worked with the Hausmann Quartet and celebrity guest coaches. Visit mainlymozart.org/youth-orchestra for more information.
Wednesday, May 20
Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego (2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla) leads these events on certain spring nights through mid-June. Following high tides, hundreds of small, silvery grunions will come on shore where females will lay eggs in the sand and males will fertilize them before returning to the sea. Naturalists from Birch will guide participants in their viewing experience. Attendees should bring a flashlight and warm jacket. Tickets are $14 for members, $16 for the public ages 6 and up. Children 6 to 13 must attend with a paid adult. This session starts at 10:30 p.m. and ends at 12:30 a.m. Visit Aquarium.UCSD.edu for more information and to pre-purchase tickets (required).
Don’t Try This at Home!: Six varying times per day until September, a live science show is presented with demonstrations that are too messy, loud or shocking to try at home. Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado, Balboa Park, free with admission. Visit rhfleet.org for more information.
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.
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.
Curbside Bites: 5 – 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.
Open Mic Charlie’s: 7 – 10 p.m. (except the third Tuesday), open mic night at Rebecca’s Coffee House, 3015 Juniper St., South Park, free. Rebeccascoffeehouse.com.
Wang’s Trivia: 7 p.m., free trivia competition for prizes, tournament for $1,000. Drink specials during trivia range $3 – $6. Wang’s North Park, 3029 University Ave., North Park. Wangsnorthpark.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.
Young Lions Music Series: 7 p.m., each week features a new “young rising star” chosen by Gilbert Castellanos. Castellanos will also join in during the first set, the Expatriate Room, Croce’s Park West, 2760 Fifth Ave., Bankers Hill, $5 cover. Crocesparkwest.com.
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, donations welcome. Ages 12 and up. Storytellersofsandiego.org.
Wednesday Jazz Jam Session: 7:30 p.m., Gilbert Castellanos hosts the Jazz Jam Session with special guest musicians at Seven Grand, 3054 University Ave., North Park, free. Sevengrandbars.com.
Uptown Sunrise Rotary Club meetings: 7 a.m., weekly meeting at Panera Bread, 1270 Cleveland Ave., Hillcrest. Sdurotary.org.
Gentle yoga for seniors: 2:45 – 3:45 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 Farmers Market: 3 – 7 p.m., in the parking lot behind CVS at 32nd St. and University Ave., North Park, free. Northparkfarmersmarket.com.
Kornflower’s Open Mic: Sign-ups 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.
Kirtan Musical Meditation: 8:15 p.m., chant and sing contemporary mantras celebrating love and life at Pilgrimage of the Heart Yoga, 3287 Adams Ave., Normal Heights, donation requested. Pilgrimageyoga.com.
Preschool Storytime: 10:30 a.m., at Mission Hills Library, 925 Washington St., Mission Hills, free. Library92103.org.
Cinema Under the Stars: 8:30 p.m., classic movie screenings at 4040 Goldfinch St., Mission Hills. Tickets start at $15. Topspresents.com.
Old Town Saturday Market: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., on Harney Street and San Diego Avenue, Old Town, free. 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.
Children’s Craft Time: 10:30 a.m., at Mission Hills Library, 925 Washington St., Mission Hills, free. Library92103.org.
Melodies in Balboa Park: 1 – 5 p.m., the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory ensembles fill Casa del Prado with classical music, 1549 El Prado, Balboa Park, free. Sdys.org.
Celebrity Book Readings: 2 p.m., local celebrities will visit the “Ingenious! The World of Dr. Seuss” at the San Diego History Center on the second Saturday of each month to read their favorite Seuss stories to those in attendance, 1649 El Prado, Balboa Park, free. Sandiegohistory.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.
Hillcrest Farmers Market: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., under the Hillcrest Pride Flag, Harvey Milk and Normal streets, free. Hillcrestfarmersmarket.com.
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