Calendar: Oct. 21 – Nov. 3

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 Featured events 

The Bankers Hill Fall Festival 2016
Saturday, Oct. 22

This free, all-ages event is an opportunity to experience Bankers Hill with complimentary tastes from local restaurants; wellness demonstrations at fitness studios and spas; viewing of the area’s notable architecture; and access to art and design galleries. The “walkabout” event starts at 1 p.m. Maps of participating businesses will be at Royal Stone Bistro (3401 First Ave.) and a “South” location at Fifth Avenue and Kalmia Street. Visit for details and a list of participants.


Uptown Democratic Club officer elections
Tuesday, Oct. 25

The nominating committee will present its officer recommendations at this 7 p.m. meeting, which starts with a social and networking time at 6:30 p.m. Nominations may be taken from the floor. Guest speakers will be Dan McClellan, representing the Yes on C stadium campaign, and Haney Hong, of the No on C campaign. The meeting is at Joyce Beers Community Center (1220 Cleveland Ave, Hillcrest). Visit for more information.

Film and Q&A – ‘Imitation Game’ 
Thursday, Oct. 27

Co-sponsored by Lambda Archives, the screening of “The Imitation Game,” the award-winning film about Alan Turing, the gay British codebreaker played by Benedict Cumberbatch, will be followed by a Q&A with Sir Dermot Turing, his nephew. The screening and discussion will be at Landmark Hillcrest Cinemas (3965 Fifth Ave., Hillcrest) To learn more and buy tickets, visit

‘Literature Comes to Life’
Friday, Oct. 28

Children will learn to love literature, as they become storybook characters, participating in living fairy tales and stories with Literature Comes to Life program director Stacey Wein at Mission Hills Library (925 W. Washington St.). This event starts at 10:30 a.m. Visit for more information.

ping-pongbyjacuzziboysLive music: Jacuzzi Boys
Friday, Oct. 28

This Miami, Florida trio will make a San Diego stop in support of their recently released fourth album, “Ping Pong.” The first single from the album, “Boys Like Blood” features fuzzed out guitars and a catchy refrain. The band will be joined by Feels, Mint Field and Sixes for this show. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Visit and for details.

‘Animals: Machines in Motion’
Saturday, Oct. 29–Monday, Jan. 2, 2017

animalsatthenatThis new interactive exhibition opens at the San Diego Natural History Museum (1788 El Prado, Balboa Park) today. It explores the structure of animals and plants as machines built for survival complete with motors, springs, insulation and more. “Animals” also feature a life-size cast skeleton of “Sue,” the largest and most complete T. rex ever discovered. Visit for more information.


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

  • “Young Frankenstein” Friday, Oct. 21–Saturday, Oct. 22.
  • “Psycho” Thursday, Oct. 27–Saturday, Oct. 29.

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


North Park Toastmasters meeting: 6:30–8 p.m., weekly meeting at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 3725 30th St., North Park. 8469.

Open Mic Night: 7:30 p.m., the mic is open to you at Lestat’s Coffee House, 3343 Adams Ave., Normal Heights, free.

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.   


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: 6:30 p.m., Joyce Beers Community Center hosts these meetings on the fourth Tuesday of every month (except November and December). 3900 Vermont Ave., Hillcrest.


Ikebana International meeting: 10 a.m. in the Casa Del Prado, Room #101. The San Diego chapter of this Japanese floral arrangement organization meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Email Yuko Burkett with questions at

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.

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.

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. 


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.

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, Hillcrest.

Karaoke: 8 p.m., your chance to shine on the big stage at The Merrow, 1271 University Ave., Hillcrest. 

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