Calendar: Oct. 23 – Nov. 5

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‘Tales of Halloween’ and ‘#TBT Fall Horror Film Showcase’
Friday, Oct. 23 – Thursday, Nov. 12

Digital Gym Cinema (2921 El Cajon Blvd., North Park) will present two seasonal showings featuring Halloween and horror films.

The new horror anthology “Tales of Halloween” weaves 10 stories of ghosts, ghouls and devils terrorizing residents of one suburban neighborhood on Halloween night. This film by cult filmmakers and featuring familiar faces will be shown Friday, Oct. 23 – Thursday, Oct. 29.

The #TBT Fall Horror Film Showcase will feature “An American Werewolf in London” (Oct. 29), “Duel” (Nov. 5) and “Beetlejuice” (Nov. 12).

For tickets and show times, visit

29th annual Light the Night Against Crime 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, Oct. 24

San Diego non-profit Crime Stoppers will host community members and law enforcement for this Halloween-themed, family friendly run/walk to raise awareness for local crime prevention. The fundraising event will take place at Balboa Park and participants are encouraged to dress as either “cop” or “robber.” The post-race festival will feature music, food, a kids zone, costume contests, law enforcement displays and demonstrations, and more. The race day schedule is as follows:

  •  5 p.m. Race Day registration opens / packet pick up
  •  6:15 p.m. Kids run (500m)
  •  7 p.m. Robbers Division starts (The Jail Break)
  •  7:03 p.m. Cops Division starts (The Chase)
  •  7:05 p.m. Regular participants start
  •  Expo goes until 9 p.m.

Visit for more details.

‘Carnival of Animals’
Thursday, Oct. 29

The free Family Arts and Literacy Connection series launches a new season of programs with San Diego Ballet’s “Carnival of the Animals” at The Salvation Army Kroc Center’s Joan B. Kroc Theater (6611 University Ave., Rolando).

The performance will feature classic ballet along with hip-hop dance and giant puppets presenting a colorful journey through the animal kingdom. Families are encouraged to arrive at 6:30 pm. for a pre-show art project in the theater lobby. Each family will receive a free copy of Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book.” Free tickets can be picked up at the Kroc Center’s education building information desk (6605 University Ave.) from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday. Seating is limited. The series continues with events on Nov. 19 this year and Jan. 28, Feb. 25, April 21, and May 26 next year. Visit for more information on the entire series.

‘The Birds’ 
Thursday, Oct. 29 – Saturday, Oct 31

Just in time for Halloween, Cinema Under the Stars presents (4040 Goldfinch St., Mission Hills) Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller starring Tippi Hedren and Rod Taylor. The story focuses on a small California coastal town inexplicably under attack by thousands of birds. Tickets are $15. For more info, visit or call 619-295-4221.

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Friday, Nov. 6 – Saturday, Nov. 21

This show will kick off InnerMission Productions’ one-year residency at the Black Box at Diversionary Theatre (4545 Park Blvd., University Heights). “Precious Little” tells the story of a gifted linguist who gets some unsettling news about her unborn baby and finds comfort from unlikely sources: an elderly speaker of a vanishing language and a gorilla at the zoo. Tickets are $20. Showtimes vary. Visit for more information.

Kate Session Birthday Celebration
Saturday, Nov. 7

The San Diego Floral Association is celebrating the 158th birthday of the “mother of Balboa Park,” Kate Sessions with a proclamation presented by the District 3 Council Office. The association in partnership with Friends of Balboa Park and Save Our Heritage Organisation will present this family friendly event with a dance and dance contest. Live music will be provided by Heliotrope Ragtime Orchestra; plus there will be period costumes, food, birthday cake and more. Free and open to the public from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. Visit for more information on this and other Centennial-related events.


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Canyoneers guided nature walks: These free walks are part of a countywide program by theNAT through June 26, 2016. A map and schedule of walks can be

Every day in October:

San Diego Museum Council’s ‘Kids Free in October’: For the fifth year, children 12 and under will receive free admission to more than 40 museums (with paid adult, limit two children). Visit for full list and details.


Don’t Try This at Home!: Six varying times per day until Nov. 29, 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


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.

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

Karaoke: 8 p.m., your chance to shine 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. New members wanted. 1220 Vermont Ave., Hillcrest.

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.

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.


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.

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.


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 Farmers Market: 3 – 7 p.m., in the parking lot behind CVS at 32nd Street and University Avenue, North Park, free.

Kornflower’s Open Mic: Signups at 7 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.

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.

Cinema Under the Stars: 8:30 p.m., classic movie screenings at 4040 Goldfinch St., Mission Hills. Additional showings Friday – Sunday. Tickets start at $15.


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

Preschool Storytime: 10:30 a.m., at Mission Hills Library, 925 Washington St., Mission Hills, free.

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.

Children’s Craft Time: 10:30 a.m., at Mission Hills Library, 925 Washington St., Mission Hills, free.

Comedy Heights: 8 – 10 p.m., local comedians take the stage next to Twiggs Coffeehouse at 4590 Park Blvd., University Heights, free.


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

Hillcrest Farmers Market: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., under the Hillcrest Pride Flag, Harvey Milk and Normal streets, free.

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

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