Calendar: October 10 – 23

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The Discovery of King Tut

Opens Saturday, Oct. 11

This exhibit is making its West Coast debut at the San Diego Natural History Museum (1788 El Prado, Balboa Park), starting a run lasting until April 26, 2015. Visitors will be able to experience the tomb of Tutankhamun exactly as Howard Carter discovered it in 1922. The recreation of the legendary boy king’s tomb includes more than 1,000 scientifically produced replicas hand-crafted by Egyptian artisans.
Featured recreations include King Tut’s throne, chariot and unique golden death mask. The exhibition is appropriate for all ages and includes an audio tour with child and adult versions available. If you would like to time travel to inspect the artifacts of ancient Egypt visit

2014 “Friends” Fall Concert

Saturday, Oct. 11 

The Hillcrest Wind Ensemble will present a concert lineup featuring original compositions, arrangements and orchestral transcriptions in the wonderful acoustics of the First Unitarian Universalist Church (4190 Front St., Hillcrest). Selections will be performed by members of the ensemble and friends. The group’s artistic director, John Winkelman, will premiere a piece he composed, “Suite for Clarinet and Wine Ensemble,” performed by clarinetist Patrick McMahon. The 45-piece ensemble, a program of the LGBT Center, is in its 28th year of performing. Concert begins at 7 p.m. For tickets visit and for more on the ensemble visit or call 619-692-2077 ext. 814.

Ray at Night

Saturday, Oct. 11

San Diego’s largest and longest running art walk is held the second Saturday of each month on Ray Street between University Avenue and North Park Way from 6 to 10 p.m. Live entertainment, food trucks and a chance to browse the boutiques and galleries in the area are a few highlights. During this month’s Ray at Night, Low Gallery (3778 30th St.) will hold the opening reception for a new exhibit, “Vessels,” which features ceramics by David Harrison Cuzick and Mary Cuzick. It runs through Oct. 21. For more on the gallery visit, and for more on Ray at Night visit

Silent Screams

Wednesdays, Oct. 15 and 22

To celebrate the spookiest time of year, the Whaley House (2476 San Diego Ave., Old Town) will host many special events throughout October presented by Save Our Heritage Organisation. One of their unique offerings is a weekly showing of horror and suspense classics from the Silent Era. Films will be screened each Wednesday in San Diego’s oldest theater upstairs at the Whaley House. Showings will be at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Oct. 15 will feature “The Cat and the Canary” (1927) and Oct. 22 will be “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” (1920). Whaley House has been named one of America’s most haunted locations and should make for a very spooky setting for these events. For information and tickets visit

Bras for a Cause

Saturday, Oct. 18 

This is just one of many events being held around San Diego for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The businesses of the North Park shopping area dubbed T-32 (Thorn and 32nd Streets) will participate in a variety of ways. Expressive Arts (3201 Thorn St.) will host an art show and sale with proceeds going to Breast Cancer Angels, an organization that provides food, housing and many other services to those with stage 4 breast cancer. Salon Eros (3205 Thorn St.) will be taking hair appointments to support Locks of Love. Thorn St. Brewery (3176 Thorn St.) will host their Bras, Brats and Beer fundraiser with the CurryWurst Food Truck. Events will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. For more information visit the Facebook event page.

City Heights Community Development Corporation fundraising reception

Friday, Oct. 24 

This City Heights CDC event will feature California State Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins as the guest of honor. The fundraising reception will be held at the home of Bruce Abrams in Bankers Hill from 6 to 8 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres by Saigon on Fifth. A donation of $100 is requested for the event and the address will be provided after registration. Checks should be sent by Monday, Oct. 20 to 4001 El Cajon Blvd. Suite 205, San Diego CA 92105. 



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.


Curbside Bites: 5 – 8:30 p.m., gathering of gourmet food trucks at 3030 Grape St., South Park.

“Grab a Mic”: 6 p.m., an open mic night hosted by singer/actor Sasha Weiss. Sign ups at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m., Martinis Above Fourth, 3940 Fourth Ave., Hillcrest. 

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. 

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.


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. 

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.

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.


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. 

North Park Farmers’ Market: 3 – 7 p.m., in the parking lot behind CVS at 32nd St. and University Ave., 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.

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.


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

Fridays on Fifth: 4 – 9 p.m., various restaurants and bars offer discounts and specials for a social hour on Fifth Avenue between Washington Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, Hillcrest.

Cinema Under the Stars: 8:30 p.m., Classic movie screenings at 4040 Goldfinch St., Mission Hills. Tickets start at $15. 


Old Town Saturday Market: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., on Harney Street and San Diego Avenue, Old Town, free.

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. 

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. 

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.

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