Friday, Oct. 5
The San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) invites members to a reception of its two latest exhibits: “Reverberate” and “Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty.” “Reverberate” features photography by regional youth artists who imagine how everyday sounds would look if pictured. “Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty” showcases iconic celebrity portraits, still-lifes and fashion photography that appeared numerous times in Vogue magazine. 5–7 p.m. Free; donations welcomed. 1649 El Prado.
Fern Street Circus’
Fern Street Circus presents its annual neighborhood circus show, which features a mix of adult circus artist performances, a live four-piece band, colorful costumes, a 10-inch-tall Heartman giant puppet, and more. Free. All ages. 6 p.m. at North Park Recreation Center, 4404 Idaho St. Performances will occur in parks in City Heights, Chollas View, Golden Hill and North Park to celebrate Mid-City San Diego. The tours will continue at various locations every Saturday and Sunday through October.
Saturday, Oct. 6
‘Images of Pride’
“Art of Pride: Images of Pride” reception. The San Diego Pride office will feature images taken by photographers during the San Diego Pride weekend events. Featured artists include: Angelica Angeles, Sarah S. Bassiouni, Tom Felker, Bob Lehman, Victor Ortiz, Melanie Plummer. Free. 3620 30th St.
Vivace Concert Series
The San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus renowned Chamber Chorale will present the final performance of its Vivace Concert Series at the University Christian Church. Artistic Director RC Haus leads the 40-voice touring ensemble. The varied program features numbers by Rogers & Hammerstein, John Lennon and Paul McCartney, Ernani Agular, Schubert, Moses Hogan, and more. Tickets $25–$35. 3900 Cleveland Ave.
Take a journey through Balboa Park and celebrate the fourth annual Maker Faire San Diego. The “Greatest Show and Tell on Earth” showcases creative and resourceful people in the areas of science and technology, engineering, arts, and crafts. Also held on Sunday, Oct. 8. $29 for single-day pass; $39 for weekend pass. Discounts available. 10 a.m.–6 p.m. in Balboa Park.
Sunday, Oct. 7
Ocean Discovery Institute has partnered with the San Diego Unified School District to build a permanent, state-of-the-art science and conservation education facility in City Heights. The Living Lab will open its doors for all to join in celebration of the achievements and contributions that made this vision come to life. This Living Lab will be a place where San Diego Unified students and their families engage in hands-on experiences both during and after-school, enabling young people to achieve in science and become leaders who make our world a better place. Free. Noon–2:30 p.m. at Ocean Discovery Institute. 4255 Thorn St.
‘A Dream Called Home
Adventures by the Book presents “A Dream Called Home Dinner Adventure,” where award-winning author Reyna Grande will discuss her book. $38. 5 p.m. at Cafe Coyote, 2461 San Diego Ave.
Tuesday, Oct. 9
The Rightovers at Soda Bar
The Rightovers will perform with Young Wants, and Aquarium. $6. 21 and older. 9 p.m. at Soda Bar, 3615 El Cajon Blvd.
Friday, Oct. 12
We Were Promised Jetpacks
at The Irenic
Scottish rock band We Were Promised Jetpacks will perform with Jenn Champion. $18. All ages. 7:30 p.m. at The Irenic, 3090 Polk Ave.
Saturday, Oct. 13
Painting and sculpture
One-man Art Show
Ed Whitmore presents his one-man show, featuring abstract and representation art. His work is made with copper, bronze and iron metal effects paint to create patina, which evokes the passage of time and a longing for a romanticized and sometimes idealized past. Whitmore’s painting has been featured at juried exhibitions, and he currently has a sculpture on display at the San Diego Botanical Garden in Encinitas. Free. Wine and cheese will be provided. 6–8 p.m. at Art on 30th, 4434 30th St. between Adams Avenue and El Cajon Blvd. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sixth annual San Diego
Modern Home Tour
The annual Modern Home Tour gives residents a chance to explore and view some of the greatest examples of modern architecture right at home via a self-guided tour. The seven featured homes are located in Mission Hills, University Heights, Bay Park, Pacific Beach, La Jolla and Encinitas. Hosted by the Modern Architecture + Design Society and presented by D3 Home, the tour benefits San Diego Architectural Foundation. $40. 11 a.m.–5 p.m. in various neighborhoods. Visit bit.ly/sd-hometour.
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
YWCA of San Diego County will present the 11th annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes fundraising walk. Men — alongside women and children — are challenged to walk a mile in heels through Downtown San Diego to raise awareness of domestic violence in the community. Individuals and teams will compete to raise funds for survivors and their children overcoming trauma and abuse in the YWCA Becky’s House domestic violence programs. Live music, an awards presentation, a silent auction, a GIF photo booth, face painting and family-friendly games to follow. Tickets include access to all event festivities, food from Luna Grill, and an event T-shirt and tote bag. $30–$50. All ages. 10 a.m.–1:30 p.m. at MLK Promenade Park, Fourth Ave. and K St.
Sunday, Oct. 14
Art Glass Guild’s
Fall Patio Show
The Art Glass Guild will host its 2018 Fall Patio Show and Sale, the largest art glass show in Southern California. It focuses on showcasing art created by local San Diego glass artists. Visitors will see more than 30 juried artists exhibiting their creations as they stroll the patio in Spanish Village. Free. All ages; animal-friendly. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. at 1770 Village Place, Spanish Village Art Center in Balboa Park.
Also held on Saturday, Oct. 13.
Monday, Oct. 15
We Came As Romans
at Soda Bar
Post-hardcore band We Came As Romans will perform with Bad Omens. Presented by Soda Bar. $20–$23. All ages. 6:30 p.m. at The Irenic, 3090 Polk Ave.
Wednesday, Oct. 17
Sugar Skull Decorating
at North Park Library
Celebrate Dia de Los Muertos a little early with a sugar skull decorating party at the library. All supplies will be provided — just bring your creativity. Registration limited to 25 people. Children ages 5 and up only. 3–4 p.m. at North Park Library, 3795 31st St.
Thursday, Oct. 18
Chase Atlantic at The Irenic
Australian pop band Chase Atlantic will perform with Cherry Pools. $12–$14. All ages. 7:30 p.m. at The Irenic, 3090 Polk Ave.
at Diversionary Theatre
“Queer Heartache” is an explosion of slam poetry that is compelling, hilarious, and heart breaking. Award-winning poet/performer Kit Yan takes the audience on an adventure ride through his life, investigating what it means to be trans, queer, and Asian-American. $25; discounts available. 7 p.m. at Diversionary Theatre, 4545 Park Blvd. Also playing on Friday, Oct. 19 and Saturday, Oct. 20 at 8 p.m.
‘The Heart of Rock and Roll’
Through Oct. 21
The Old Globe presents “The Heart of Rock and Roll,” a musical comedy inspired by Huey Lewis and the News. 8–10 p.m. at The Old Globe Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way.
‘Rococo Rivals and Revival’
Through Dec. 30
The Timken Museum of Art has announced its upcoming exhibition, “Rococo Rivals and Revivals,” which explores the distinctive style that flourished in the 18th century. The exhibition includes loans from the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., the Wallraf-Richartz Musuem, University of San Diego’s Print Collection, and several private individuals, as well as objects from the Timken’s own permanent collection. Free. 1500, El Prado, The Timken Museum.
‘Dr. Otic’s Miraculous
Old Town Showdown’
Through February 2019
Dr. Otic’s Miraculous & Audience-Powered Old Town Showdown — Similar to “Who’s Line is it Anyway?” — is a fun and interactive show based entirely on audience suggestions. Showdown performances are every Friday and Saturday night, but each show is a unique experience created on the spot by our talented ensemble of improvisers. Reservations recommended. $14–$17. All ages; family-friendly. 7–9 p.m. at Old Town Improv Co., 2415 San Diego Ave. #103.
‘Struggles and Triumphs’
Through January 2020
The San Diego History Center, in partnership with the Lambda Archives of San Diego, brings the first-ever exhibition in Balboa Park focused on the history of San Diego’s LGBTQ+ community. Visitors will experience and learn about the struggles to overcome persecution, the battle with AIDS, bullying and intolerance, the power of the community, and the tremendous strides taken in the fight for equal rights. The exhibit curator is noted author and historian Lillian Faderman. Various hours at 1649 El Prado, Suite #3.
Lestat’s West Open Mic
Weekly open mic event hosted by Robby Robertson every Monday. 6:30–11 p.m. at Lestat’s, 3343 Adams Ave.
Trivia Night at Brew Project
Here’s Johnny! Answer five to seven rounds of questions and participate in team challenges for raffles and prizes. Weekly event hosted by Johnny Grant. 7 p.m. The Brew Project, 3683 Fifth Ave., Hillcrest.
Lestat’s West Comedy Night
Weekly comedy night event hosted by Dustin Nickerson every Tuesday. 9–11 p.m. at Lestat’s, 3343 Adams Ave.
North Park Thursday 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 31st Street to Utah Street, North Park.
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.
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.
Old Town Saturday Market
The street market features work from local artists including paintings, jewelry, photography and more. Every Saturday and Sunday. 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. at Harney Street and San Diego Avenue, Old Town.
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.
To view a comprehensive calendar of events happening throughout San Diego, visit our online calendar at bit.ly/UTNCal.
—Compiled by Sara Butler. Email calendar item requests to email@example.com.