Calendar: Sept. 25 – Oct. 8


‘Queen of Earth’
Friday, Sept. 25 – Thursday, Oct. 1

Another unique selection coming to Digital Gym (2921 El Cajon Blvd.), “Queen of Earth” starts Elisabeth Moss (“Mad Men,” “The One I Love”) and Katherine Waterston (“Inherent Vice”) as best friends who have seemingly grown apart. This unrated psychological thriller focuses on Moss’ character’s devolving mental state as she spends time with Waterston’s character on a weeklong lake trip. The film, released last month, has received critical acclaim including a four-and-a-half star review from in which Brian Tallerico calls it “as unsettling as any horror film that you’ll see this year.” For tickets and show times, visit

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View the total lunar eclipse at Cabrillo National Monument
Sunday, Sept. 27

As the sun sets (6:37 p.m.) on this evening, the moon will rise (6:35 p.m.) already being eclipsed by the Earth’s shadow. The maximum eclipse will be at 7:47 p.m. NASA says this is a “supermoon lunar eclipse.” A supermoon occurs when a full moon coincides with the lunar orbit being closest to the Earth making the moon appear larger and brighter than normal. The combination of a lunar eclipse and supermoon is a rare occurrence.

Cabrillo National Monument (1800 Cabrillo Monument Drive, Point Loma) will host a special viewing for the occasion with telescopes provided by the San Diego Astronomy Club. Music and refreshments will be provided, flashlights encouraged. Tickets are $30 per car (maximum 10 people per car); parking is free. Check-in will be between 6 – 7 p.m. (no late check-ins). The event raises money for San Diego’s only national park. Visit for tickets.

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Saturday, Oct. 3

The San Diego Vintage Dance Society will host this unique event featuring the Heliotrope Ragtime Orchestra. The fling, held at The San Diego LGBT Community Center (3909 Centre St., Hillcrest), will feature 20th-century music and dance. Attendees should dress formally and in the style of 1900 – 1925 (strongly encouraged). Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For tickets and details, visit

Fall Walkabout
Saturday, Oct. 3

South Park Business Group presents this quarterly festival to support brick-and-mortar businesses in the area. The free event will feature complimentary treats, live entertainment and special offers at various businesses. The Walkabout highlights the business district on the north end at Kalmia and 30th streets and at the south end at Beech and 30th streets. The event will take place from 6 – 10 p.m. Get details and a walking guide at

South Bark Dog Wash turns 15
Saturday, Oct. 3

South Bark Dog Wash, located at 2037 30th St. in South Park, invites the community to help celebrate its 15th anniversary with photo opportunities with Chopper the Biker Dog at 5 p.m. and drinks and cake served at 6 p.m. VIP shopping sales, specials, giveaways are on tap. Washings will be extended to 9 p.m. with a 15 percent discount all day. Join the Fall Walkabout in South Park, too. 619-232-7387 or

‘Outliers’ concert
Tuesday, Oct. 6

This event is the kickoff of Art of Élan’s ninth season of concerts featuring diverse chamber and classical music. This concert will feature works by female composers including Shulamit Ran, Anna Clyne and Sarah Kirkland Snider; plus the rarely performed “Second String Quartet” by Sofia Gubaidulina. The concert will be held in the Hibben Gallery at San Diego Museum of Art (1450 El Prado, Balboa Park). Visit for tickets and more information.

Screen Shot 2015-09-25 at 9.08.05 AMRECURRING 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 found online.


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 admission.


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, class is open to new dancers on Sept. 11 and 18. 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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