Friday, Sept. 21
Hazel English at Soda Bar
Hazel English performs with The Havnauts and Battery Point. Presented by SoundDiego Live. Free. 21 and older. 9 p.m. at Soda Bar, 3615 El Cajon Blvd.
Saturday, Sept. 22
University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Master Gardener Program of San Diego County presents a day of plants. The event features a plant sale with thousands of plants and hundreds of varieties, as well as a marketplace with garden items, tools, tool sharpening, art and used books. There will also be exhibits, demonstrations and information. Free. 9 a.m.–3 p.m. at 1650 El Prado, Casa del Prado and adjoining patios, Balboa Park.
Celebrate Baskin-Robbins joining the North Park neighborhood with a grand-opening celebration. Buy one scoop of ice cream and get one free. The family-friendly event features a DJ, prize wheel, mini photo studio, and live entertainment. Free. 5–9 p.m. at 2810 El Cajon Blvd.
Sunday, Sept. 23
9/11 Heroes Run
The Travis Manion Foundation will host the San Diego 9/11 Heroes Run 5K race this year. The race will unite the community and remember the nearly 3,000 lives lost on 9/11, as well as honor the veterans, military, and first responders who serve our country and communities. The 9/11 Heroes Run 5K series was inspired by Marine 1st Lt. Travis Manion, who was killed by a sniper in Iraq in April 2007 as he defended his battalion. 8 a.m. at Tuna Harbor Park, 3 Tuna Lane.
‘Stories of the Past
Adventures by the Book presents “Stories of the Past Brunch Adventure,” where featured best-selling authors Sofia Grant and Juliet Blackwell discuss their books. $35. 11 a.m. at 2145 Fern St., Eclipse Chocolate Bar.
Monday, Sept. 24
Grizzly Bear at Observatory
Rock band Grizzly Bear will perform with Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith. $36. All ages. 8 p.m. at 2891 University Ave., Observatory North Park.
Tuesday, Sept. 25
Film and discussion: PSA Flight 182 crash
The 40th anniversary of the local PSA Flight 182 crash that killed 144 people and scattered wreckage and carnage across North Park will be remembered at a public event. Family members of those who perished, as well as first responders and PSA workers, will share their memories following a screening of the documentary film, “Return to Dwight and Nile.” Free. 6 p.m. at Grossmont College, 8800 Grossmont College Drive, El Cajon.
Wednesday, Sept. 26
Houndmouth at Observatory
Alternative-blues band Houndmouth will perform with Family Of The Year. $30. All ages. 8 p.m. at 2891 University Ave., Observatory North Park.
Thursday, Sept. 27
The Real McKenzies at Soda Bar
North American Celtic punk band The Real McKenzies performs with The Downs Family, and Grids. $15. 21 and older. 8:30 p.m. at Soda Bar, 3615 El Cajon Blvd.
Friday, Sept. 28
The Early November at The Irenic
Rock band The Early November will perform with The Dangerous Summer, Jetty Bones, and Save Face. Presented by Soda Bar. $16–$19. 21 and up. 7 p.m. at The Irenic, 3090 Polk Ave.
Saturday, Sept. 29
Adams Avenue Street Fair
The 37th annual Adams Avenue Street Fair features 80 musical acts on six stages. The event — Southern California’s largest free, two-day music festival — also offers beer gardens, carnival rides, food vendors, and 300 arts and crafts booths. VIP Brew and Food Tickets available. Also held on Sunday, Sept. 30. 10 a.m.–10 p.m. on Saturday; 10 a.m.–6 p.m. on Sunday. Stages and booths along Adams Avenue, Normal Heights.
Sunday, Sept. 30
Golden Hill Community Clean Up
Join the Golden Hill CDC as a volunteer for the quarterly Golden Hill Clean Up Party and #teamuptocleanup! Gloves, buckets, trash grabbers, bags and coffee provided. RSVP to lend a hand by texting “volunteer” to 619-786-2759.
Monday, Oct. 1
Death Cab For Karaoke
Join a live band on stage and sing all of your favorite emo/pop-punk songs. Song sign-ups start at 8 p.m. Free. 21 and older. 9 p.m. at Soda Bar, 3615 El Cajon Blvd.
Tuesday, Oct. 2
Free Ride Day
The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) and North County Transit District (NCTD) will hold Free Ride Day. Fixed-route bus and rail services will be free for everyone to use. Free Ride Day is being held to promote national ride-share week to educate people about the sustainable transportation choices available in the San Diego Region. Free Ride Day will be valid on all MTS and NCTD fixed-route services, passengers will not need a Compass Card for either system.
Wednesday, Oct. 3
The Fireproof Tour
ARC and Kush Kills Clothing presents The Fireproof Tour. Sleep Signals will perform with special guests Avenue Army, Tzimani, and Mind/Divided. $5. 21 and up. 8 p.m. at The Merrow, 1271 University Ave.
Thursday, Oct. 4
Mission Hills Book Group
This month, Mission Hills Book Group will discuss “A Piece of the World” by Christina Baker Kline. Read the book beforehand; copies available at the library’s circulation desk. 10–11 a.m. at Mission Hills Library, 925 W. Washington St. Call 619-692-4910.
Kids are invited to decorate pumpkins for Halloween. Pumpkins and all supplies provided. Free; sign up in advance. 3:30 p.m. at Mission Hills Library, 925 W. Washington St. Call 619-692-4910.
Orchid & Onions
The San Diego Architecture Foundation presents their 2018 Orchids and Onions Awards Ceremony and invites residents to vote for the places that make our city special. This year’s gala features attendees from the fields of design and architecture as well as industry and city leaders. $30–$145. 7 p.m. at US Grant Hotel, 326 Broadway.
Through Sept. 28
In response to the success of TwainFest, Write Out Loud San Diego presents PoeFest. This 10-day festival celebrates the life and works of Edgar Allen Poe and featuring live readings and performances of some of his and his contemporaries’ best works. There will be two performances each night. Tickets are $20 per program; $75 for an all-access pass. 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at Adobe Chapel, 3963 Conde St., Old Town.
‘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 improvisors. Reservations recommended. $14–$17. All ages; family-friendly. 7–9 p.m. at Old Town Improv Co., 2415 San Diego Ave. #103.
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.
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—Compiled by Sara Butler. Email calendar item requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.