Calendar: Sept. 9 – 22

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‘North Park Historical Society Car Show’
Saturday, Sept. 10

This year’s car show will be held from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. in the parking lot in front of the Balboa Tennis Club at Morley Field (2221 Morley Field Drive). Visit to register a vehicle for the event and to get more information.

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‘Take Back the Alley!’ neighborhood alliance meeting
Saturday, Sept. 10

The Hillcrest Business/Homeowner Coalition will meet from 2–4 p.m. between Richmond and Vermont streets south of University Avenue and north of Essex Street near The Merrow (1271 University Ave., Hillcrest). The meeting is open to the public and refreshments will be served. Visit for more information.

Dan Navarro
Saturday, Sept. 10

With many musical years under his belt, singer-songwriter Dan Navarro is preparing to release his first solo studio album, “Shed My Skin.” The folk-rock artist — once half of Lowen & Navarro — will make a tour stop at Grassroots Oasis (3130 Moore St., Midway) to showcase old and new tunes. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Visit for more information.

Art show: Lauren Grant
Saturday, Sept. 10

Local artist Lauren Grant will be showing her work at the Learn Academy Gallery (3803 Ray St., North Park) from 7-10 p.m. Grant is a mixed media artist “inspired by memories, subconscious thoughts, realized truths and the spectrum of human emotion.” She cites Frida Kahlo as an inspiration. She creates art on canvas with paint and salvaged objects. Grant’s art show will take place during Ray at Night – San Diego’s longest-running monthly art walk. Visit to view Grant’s work.

Deep Sea Diver; Imagery Machine; and Oh, Spirit at Soda Bar
Monday, Sept. 12

Seattle’s Deep Sea Diver is fronted by Jessica Dobson, who has an impressive resumé as a touring member of The Shins, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Beck’s band. The indie-rock band’s show at Soda Bar (3615 El Cajon Blvd., Normal Heights) will start at 8:30 p.m. They’ll be joined by two talented local bands: Imagery Machine and Oh, Spirit. Tickets are $10. Visit for more information.

Celebrating 100 years of Roald Dahl
Friday, Sept. 16

Write Out Loud will present this celebration at Mission Hills Branch Library (925 West Washington St.) at 10:30 a.m. As part of the organization’s StoryBox Theatre Program, they commissioned local artists to create storybox designs for the re-telling of two Dahl stores: “The Enormous Crocodile” and “The Magic Finger.” Both stories will be presented at this event. Visit

Taste of South Park
Saturday, Sept. 17

Attention foodies: The annual Taste of South Park will be from noon to 4 p.m. at almost 20 locations. Limited to 250 participants. Tickets $30 in advance at

RBA POSTER FINALInaugural Red Balloon Awards
Saturday, Sept. 17

This dinner and awards gala will honor literacy heroes while raising funds for Traveling Stories’ literacy programs in San Diego. The event will celebrate individuals and companies that champion literacy in innovative ways. The event will feature dinner, drinks, entertainment, an auction and the award show. The festivities will be held at the San Diego Woman’s Club (2557 Third Ave., Bankers Hill) from 6–9:30 p.m. Tickets are $75 for individuals and $850 for a table of eight. Visit

‘Music Cures’ fundraising concert
Monday, Sept. 19

Members of San Diego’s performing arts community will come together for an outdoor concert to raise money for Maria Letitia Gimpaya. Gimpaya has been on a 14-year journey battling cancer and is in need of immunotherapy and further radiation to restore her health. The concert was put together by local actor/singer Paul Kruse who recruited performer friends to participate. The concert will be held at the San Diego Automotive Museum (2080 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Park) with the event starting at 6 p.m. with refreshments at 7 p.m. and the musical revue on the museum terrace at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for kids and $30 for adults and include access to the “Star Cars” exhibit in the museum. Visit

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Local band Le Chateau will perform for free at The Merrow (Photo by Darren Bradley)

Luneaux, Le Chateau and Grim Slippers at The Merrow
Tuesday, Sept. 20

Every Tuesday, The Merrow (1271 University Ave., Hillcrest) hosts a free show (with RSVP) featuring three bands and hosted by 91X’s Michael Halloran. This edition has a killer lineup of local bands that all fall into a cross section of genres including rock, electro and pop. Le Chateau performs richly layered and haunting songs that defy logic when you see only three members on stage. Grim Slippers are another trio that incorporates blues and funk elements. And last, but not least, Luneaux delivers spacey tunes featuring the intoxicating sounds of electronic violin. The show starts at 9 p.m. Visit to RSVP.


Select dates:

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

  • “Raiders of the Lost Ark” Friday, Sept. 9–Saturday, Sept. 10
  • “When Harry Met Sally” Thursday, Sept. 15–Saturday, Sept. 17
  • “To Catch A Thief” Thursday, Sept. 22–Saturday, Sept. 24

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.


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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