Calendar: Sept. 23 – Oct. 6

Posted: September 23rd, 2016 | Arts & Entertainment, Calendar, Opinion & News | No Comments


AIDS Walk & Run San Diego
Saturday, Sept. 24

More than 8,000 individuals, teams, local businesses and other organizations will participate in this year’s AIDS Walk & Run to remember those lost to the disease and raise money to support the more than 20,000 San Diegans living with HIV and AIDS. Registration is $35. The run begins at 7:30 a.m. and the walk at 7:35 a.m. at the corner of University Avenue and Normal Street. Visit

screen-shot-2016-09-23-at-9-44-29-am‘Art & Craft Show’
Saturday, Sept. 24–Sunday, Sept. 25

This event in Old Town will feature fine art, music, food, craft beer, wine and more. The annual show takes place along San Diego Avenue and is free to the public. The hours for the event will be 10 a.m.—6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Artwork by over 80 contemporary artists will be displayed in mediums including painting, quilting, ceramics and much more. Visit

Global March for Elephants and Rhinos – San Diego
Sunday, Sept. 25

This annual event takes place in over 100 cities around the world to “incite a complete and total ban on the ivory and rhino horn trade.” The San Diego contingency of the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos has teamed with NSEFU Wildlife Conservation Foundation for this event. NSEFU is a nonprofit that creates strategies and programs to fight poaching of endangered species in Southern Africa. The San Diego march will take place from 11 a.m.—4 p.m. at San Diego Waterfront Park (1600 Pacific Highway, Downtown). Marchers are encouraged to bring posters, banners and comfortable shoes for the event. Visit

Boys Day of Dance
Sunday, Sept. 25

This event is designed to help support and encourage boys to continue dance studies around the city. It is designed for boys ages 6–17 years with some dance experience. Classes on various disciplines will be offered throughout the day including: jazz, tap, musical theater, ballet, modern and hip hop taught by Ritchie Valenzuela, Vincent Padilla and other Civic Dance Arts staff teachers. This event will be held from 9 a.m.—2 p.m. at the Casa del Prado Building dance rooms at Balboa Park. Cost is $35 per person. Contact Andrea Feier at with questions and visit for more information.

Art Glass Association of Southern California’s 35th annual show
Thursday, Sept. 29–Monday, Oct. 10

The art glass will be on display daily from 11 a.m.—4 p.m. at Studio 21 in the Spanish Village Arts Center in Balboa Park. Free. A reception will be held Saturday, Oct. 1 from 4—7 p.m. Members of the Art Glass Association sponsor workshops, teach techniques, and offer educational trips to studios and businesses related to all aspects of the glass arts industry. Visit

‘The Art of the Brick’
Opens Friday, Sept. 30

This exhibition at the Fleet Science Center (1875 El Prado, Balboa Park) premieres today and runs through Jan. 27, 2017. It features artwork made exclusively from Lego bricks by artist Nathan Sawaya. Some of the highlights include a 20-foot-long T-Rex skeleton you can walk under, a reimagining of Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” and the “Fit-A-Brick Building Zone” for building your own Lego art. Visit for more information.

Families Through Surrogacy U.S. Surrogacy Conference
Saturday, Oct. 1

The purpose of this event is to help those considering surrogacy. Intending parents and surrogates can hear from industry professionals, other parents and surrogates. Members of the surrogacy community can share honest feedback on what to expect from agency relationships, surrogate matching and treatment choices. Conference tickets start at $20. The event will be held at the Courtyard Los Angeles Westside (6333 Bristol Parkway, Culver City) starting at 9 a.m. Visit

‘Zika Virus: What, Why, and When?’
Wednesday, Oct. 5

The Center for Ethics in Science and Technology panel of experts will discuss the Zika virus. Stanley Maloy, Ph.D., professor and dean of the College of Sciences at San Diego State University, will be the moderator. The panel will discuss what Zika is, why we are so concerned about the virus, what we are doing to prevent Zika in humans, and whether it is a likely threat to people in the San Diego region. The event is from 5—7 p.m. with a half hour of refreshments to start at the Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado, Balboa Park. Visit to register.


Select dates:

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

  • “To Catch A Thief” Friday, Sept. 23–Saturday, Sept. 24
  • “The Big Lebowski” Thursday, Sept. 29–Saturday, Oct. 1
  • “Spellbound” Thursday, Oct. 6–Saturday, Oct. 8

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.

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

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