Friday, Sept. 20
Santa Fe Marketplace
Celebrating the colorful cultures of Native Americans and the American Southwest, Bazaar del Mundo’s annual Santa Fe Marketplace returns to Old Town, Friday through Sunday, Sept. 20-22. Bazaar del Mundo (located at 4133 Taylor St. in Old Town) will overflow with exquisite collections of authentic Native American jewelry, art, crafts and décor from Navajo, Cherokee, Hopi, Pima, Isleta Pueblo and Santo Domingo Pueblo tribe members, along with other noted Southwestern artists demonstrating and selling their goods. Guests will also enjoy daily musical entertainment and feast on mouth-watering Mexican cuisine for sale at the otherwise free event, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, visit bazaardelmundo.com.
Saturday, Sept. 21
Charity Yoga Event
One Love Movement, a nonprofit centered around raising awareness and support to advance social justice, will host its eighth annual Charity Yoga Event on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Waterfront Park in Downtown San Diego. The event features a yoga class along with a guided meditation, a live concert and talk with singer-songwriter and guitarist Trevor Hall, a kids corner and the first-ever wellness garden. Guests will be able to enjoy food and beverage vendors, as well as massages. All proceeds will benefit local San Diego nonprofit Voices for Children, that transforms the lives of abused or neglected children by providing them with trained volunteer advocates, as well as the San Diego Rapid Response Network, that aids immigrant families in the San Diego border region, and the One Love Shelter in India, home to 17 boys in Bangalore, India. Tickets start at $35.
Mission Hills Heritage Roaring ’20s Home Tour
Mission Hills Heritage presents its 15th annual home tour. This year’s tour is all about Mission Hills homes built in the 1920s — that decade of decades, exuberant, prosperous and simply fabulous. Take the tour of eight Mission Hills historic homes featuring high style and architectural variety. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. starting at 4405 Trias St. Tickets are $35.
Celebrate the Jeri Dilno Way
Councilmember Chris Ward will be recognizing local trailblazer and LGBTQ leader, Jeri Dilno with an honorary street naming at the 2400 block of Howard Avenue, in front of her home at North Park Seniors. We will be unveiling “Jeri Dilno Way” and celebrating her 83rd birthday. Noon-1:30 p.m. at North Park Seniors, 4200 Texas St.
San Diego Zoo Food & Wine Brew
San Diego’s wildest tasting event, that will feature globally-inspired food, wine and brews with more than 160 of SoCal’s best vendors, is set in the world-famous SD Zoo. Fine-casual concept Bibigo Kitchen brings its modern Korean menu to the 3,000 guests. Benefits will go to San Diego Zoo Wildlife Conservancy. 6:30-10:30 p.m. Tickets start at $125. For more information, contact Rachel Schrichte at email@example.com or call 619-744-3362.
Rock & Roll Avalanche
Immunotherapy Foundation’s Rock & Roll Avalanche returns Sept. 21, with rock & roll icon, Billy Idol. The legendary evening to “Rock out for Cancer Research” takes place at the Music Box, 1337 India St., in San Diego. Sponsorship and tickets are on sale now. Individual tickets are priced at $500, with VIP options available.
Sunday, Sept. 22
Adams Avenue Street Fair
The 38th annual Adams Avenue Street Fair, presented by Monaco Cocktails, will feature more than 100 artists performing on seven stages along a seven-block stretch of Adams Avenue in Normal Heights. This year’s headliners include Los Texmaniacs with Cesar Rosas (of Los Lobos), the James Harman Band, Mattson 2, Tijuana NO! with Ceci Bastida, Buck-O-Nine, Bobby and the Pins (featuring members of Schizophonics, Creepy Creeps, Mittens, and El Vez), the Western Standard Time Ska Orchestra with Greg Lee, and Dead Feather Moon. In addition to the extraordinary music, there will be a craft beer taste (Saturday only, noon to 4 p.m.), beer gardens, giant carnival rides, circus performances, festival food, and more than 300 exhibitors. For the music lineup, schedule, and more information, visit adamsavenuestreetfair.com.
Chris Olsen Coffee in South Park
City Council District 3 candidate Chris Olsen will be holding a meet and greet at the home of Jeff and Megan Kucharski at 2-3:30 p.m. Address provided upon RSVP by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, Sept. 23
Pop-Up Magazine’s Escape Issue will be a night of new, true stories about the fascinating world around us. Experience an immersive “live magazine” devoted to escapes big and small, daring and mundane, physical and mental, featuring your favorite writers, photographers, and performers, including comedian and writer Jordan Carlos, poet Sarah Kay, criminal justice reporter Keri Blakinger, singer-songwriter Left At London, photographer Lucas Foglia, and more. 7:30 p.m. at the Obersvatory North Park. Buy tickets at popupmagazine.com.
Tuesday, Sept. 24
Uptown Democratic Club
We are excited to announce that our speaker will be California Senate Pro Tem President Toni Atkins. We will also have a presentation on environmental issues by Dr. Cody Petterson. Please join us, we are open to the public! 6:30 p.m. Joyce Beers Community Center, 3900 Vermont.
Wednesday, Sept. 25
The hilarious Beth Stelling from Comedy Central and “Crashing” is headlining the Whistle Stop Bar. Featuring is Paige Weldon from the “Mall Talk” podcast. Additional talent includes comedians Rob Smallwood, Austin Train, Daniel Delgado, Myles Magallanes, and Beau Hufford. Show starts at 8 p.m. with a $5 cover. Whistle Stop Bar, 2236 Fern St.
North Park mixer
Come on out for drinks, appetizers, a raffle and more! This is the perfect opportunity to mingle with your neighbors, meet and greet with local business owners, and explore one of North Park’s newest breweries & kitchens! 6-8 p.m. at Original 40 Brewing, 3117 University Ave.
Thursday, Sept. 26
Soaring Eagles Pow Wow Dance Class and
The Soaring Eagles Dance Class provides a unique cultural learning environment for American Indian youth, grades K-12, to learn about common pow-wow dancing styles and cultural practices, including how to design and make tribal regalia with the opportunity to participate in local San Diego County gatherings and pow wows. The free Community Night will feature guest speakers on various topics, including how to improve and make the urban Native community stronger. Participants are encouraged to bring their favorite side dish to each dance class to share with others. This is the first dance class and future classes will be held twice a month on the second and last Thursday of each month. 6-8 p.m. at Santa Fe Room at Balboa Park.
Free Discharge Upgrade & Medical Retirement Clinic
National Veterans Legal Services Program’s Lawyers Serving Warriors Pro Bono Program is holding an informational session on corrections of military records and upgrading less than fully honorable discharges followed by individual consultations with attorneys. Know Your Rights session from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Meet with an attorney from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at South Region Military & Veterans Resource Center, Suite #300, 401 Mile of Cars Way.
Friday, Sept. 27
Fall Harvest Wine Dinner
Fort Oak’s own Executive Chef Brad Wise and acclaimed guest chef Travis Swikard of forthcoming Callie Restaurant will explore Italian cuisine paired with renowned G.D. Vajra wines hailing from the Barolo district of Piedmont at the first dinner in the Fall Harvest Wine Dinner Series at Mission Hills restaurant Fort Oak. Guests will enjoy six courses for $120 per person, plus tax and service charge. Reservations for parties of two to four people can be made via Chef’s Experience/Fall Harvest Tastings at fortoaksd.com.
‘Carrie: The Musical’
The musical based on the 1978 film will be playing in Chula Vista’s OnStage Playhouse from Sept. 27-Nov. 3. Tickets are available at onstageplayhouse.org or by calling 619-422-7787.
Saturday, Sept. 28
30th annual AIDS Walk & Run San Diego
AIDS Walk & Run San Diego is the largest HIV/AIDS fundraiser in San Diego County and is coordinated by The San Diego LGBT Community Center. For more information on the event, including opportunities to donate, volunteer, sponsor, or register, please visit www.aidswalksd.org. You can also contact Ian Johnson at email@example.com or 619-692-2077, ext. 247.
Mermaid Cardio Class
North Park’s top destination for poolside fun, The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club and Bungalows is introducing its new Mermaid Cardio Class. Guests will be treated to an hour-long in-pool core, abs and obliques workout while enjoying the fun of their own mermaid tail and San Diego’s warm, sunny fall weather. $35 admission includes all-day access to The Lafayette’s iconic Weissmuller Pool and a complimentary mimosa for guests 21 and over. 2223 El Cajon Blvd.
‘The Secret Morgue:
Kick off the Halloween season with the return of The Secret Morgue to the future home of the Comic-Con Museum. Presented by Film Geeks SD, this year’s marathon of offerings will be “Alien Autopsy” themed. Not all films will be about aliens, but they will share the sci-fi theme. Just like last year, titles will not be announced in advance, but we guarantee at least six films will be shown, including fan favorites, as well as some that are rarely screened, and hopefully some you have ever seen! Tickets are $30, include a survival pack, lunch and dinner snacks. You can bring your own food and drinks, but no alcohol is permitted. Noon on Saturday to 1 a.m. on Sunday.
National Public Lands Day
A major volunteer effort is planned for Saturday, Sept. 28, beginning at 9 a.m., to restore one of the last remaining coastal dunes and wetland habitats in California. The San Diego River Park Foundation and project partners need at least 100 people of all ages and abilities to pitch in at San Diego River Mouth near Dog Beach in Ocean Beach. Volunteers will spend the morning removing invasive plants, watering and caring for recent plantings, refurbishing trails, and working on a garden art project. The event is part of the 26th annual National Public Lands Day (NPLD), the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort for America’s public lands. Volunteers are required to register in advance. To sign up or learn more, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 619-297-7380.
Saturday, Oct. 5
South Park Clean Up
South Park business owners, residents and community leaders will gather on Oct. 5 from 8:30-11 a.m. for the biannual neighborhood cleanup effort. The event is held at the Target Express parking lot at 30th and Grape streets in South Park. The Clean Up South Park volunteers pick up trash, paint over graffiti, clean up the sidewalks and streets, pull weeds and sweep street curbs. San Diego City Councilman Chris Ward will kick off the event and share his appreciation for the volunteer effort. Volunteers receive a light breakfast and a free lunch at the Station Tavern.
The Clean Up South Park committee is currently looking for more volunteers to help with the initiative. For questions or to volunteer for the event, please contact Tanya McAnear from Bad Madge & Co. at email@example.com or call 619-203-4944.
Sunday, Oct. 6
Health For All Humanity
Drugs & Diagnostics for Tropical Diseases (DDTD) will be hosting its second annual Health For All Humanity event, a cocktail reception at the University Club Atop Symphony Towers in Downtown San Diego. Emcee for the evening will be veteran Emmy Award-winning journalist Peggy Pico, former reporter for KPBS and NBC San Diego. All proceeds from the event will support DDTD’s ongoing efforts centered around discovery of new treatments and diagnostics for neglected tropical diseases. Tickets can be bought online or $150 at the door. 5:30-8:30 p.m. at 750 B St., Suite 3400.