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Downtown Calendar July 2014

MONDAY – JULY 7

Movie Monday: “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” is this week’s screening at 7p.m in the Ex-Patriate Room at Croce’s Park West, 2760 Fifth Ave., Bankers Hill. Call 619-233-4355 or visit crocesparkwest.com – FREE with food or drink purchase.

TUESDAY – JULY 8

PBID Advisory Board: Every second Tuesday the Downtown Property Business Improvement District (PBID) Advisory Board offers the public an opportunity for comment at beginning of meeting. 3 p.m. 401 B St., Suite 100. For more info visit downtownsandiego.org.

Residents Free Tuesdays in Balboa Park: Participating museums change each Tuesday. Free for San Diego City & County residents with ID, active military and dependents. Hours vary by museum. For more info visit balboapark.org/visit/Tuesdays.

WEDNESDAY – JULY 9

Young Lions Music Series: Every Wednesday, a “young rising star” is chosen by Gilbert Castellanos to perform. Castellanos will also join in during the first set. 7 p.m. Ex-Patriate Room, Croce’s Park West, 2760 Fifth Ave., Bankers Hill. Call 619-233-4355 or visit crocesparkwest.com.

Comedy – Breakout Artist Series: With appearances on TOSH.0, The Late Late show, The Smoking Gun Presents, Conan and his own half hour special on Comedy Central Jay Larson has come a long way since he moved to Los Angeles in 2000. 8 p.m. The American Comedy Co., 818 B Sixth Ave., Gaslamp. Tickets $20, americancomedyco.com.

THURSDAY – JULY 10

East Village Association Board Meeting: Monthly board meeting for the East Village Association. All meetings are open to the public. 5 p.m. Room 219, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, 1155 Island Ave. For more info visit eastvillagesandiego.com.

FRIDAY – JULY 11

Take a bite out of Downtown: Hosted by food tour service Bite San Diego, join fellow foodies and wino’s for a walking tour sampling some of downtown’s finest restaurants. 21+. 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $45. Visit bitesandiego.com/index.php.

SATURDAY – JULY 12

Little Italy Mercato: Every Saturday, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., over 100 booths, Date & India streets – FREE

Golden Hill Farmers’ Market: Every Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., B Street between 27th and 28th streets. – FREE

Second Saturday Science Club for Girls: Geocaching Challege — Get ready for a treasure hunt! Learn the basic skills of GPS and navigation. Put your skills to the test by tracking down hidden treasure planted in Balboa Park! Grades 5 – 8, 12 – 2 p.m. Members $12, non-members $14. Reuben H. Fleet Space Center, 1875 El Prado in Balboa Park. Visit rhfleet.org or pre-register 619-238-1233 x806.

SUNDAY – JULY 13

The Headquarters Certified Farmers’ Market: Every Sunday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 789 W. Harbor Dr. More info, visit facebook.com/TheHeadquartersFarmersMarket.

Fringe Festival: The second annual San Diego Fringe Festival ends today, with five stages, 70 companies, 200 artists and nearly 350 performances through July 13. Venues are the Tenth Ave Arts Center, Spreckels Theatre, and Lyceum Theatre. For more info and tickets, visit sdfringe.org.

MONDAY – JULY 14

Movie Monday: “Amelie” is this week’s screening at 7 p.m in the Ex-Patriate Room at Croce’s Park West, 2760 Fifth Ave., Bankers Hill. Call 619-233-4355 or visit crocesparkwest.com – FREE with food or drink purchase.

TUESDAY – JULY 15

Coronado Certified Farmers’ Market: Every Tuesday, 2:30 – 6 p.m., First and B streets at Ferry Landing – FREE

Painting and Vino: Local professional artists instruct attendees on painting a masterpiece. Today – “Cheers.” 6 – 9 p.m. and 21+ up. Cost $45, all supplies included, but registration is required. You may bring your own wine for a $15 corkage fee. 98 Bottles, 2400 Kettner Blvd., Suite 110. For more info, visit paintingandvino.com.

WEDNESDAY – JULY 16

Library eReader Clinic: Learn how to download library eBooks to your eReader or computer. 5 p.m. San Diego Central Library, Mary Hollis Clark Conference Center, 330 Park Blvd., Downtown. For more info visit: sandiegolibrary.org.

Fishermen’s Farmers’ Market: 3 – 7 p.m., every Wednesday. 4930 N. Harbor Dr. near Nimitz Blvd. Sdweeklymarkets.com – FREE

Open Mic Poetry: Alchemy Poetry Series. Featured guest poets Perie Longo and Chryss Jost. Participate in discussion and share your own poetry. Each meeting features an open mic segment. Third Wednesday of the month. 7 p.m. Upstart Crow Bookstore and Coffeehouse (Seaport Village) 835C West Harbor Dr. Call 619-333-0141 – FREE

THURSDAY – JULY 17

Into The Woods: Opening night for “one of the greatest musicals of all time” returning to The Old Globe almost three decades after its world premiere there. 8 p.m. Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage, Old Globe Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park. Tickets start at $29. Visit theoldglobe.org or call 619-234-5623.

Live Music — Pride Pre-Party featuring special guests: Lady HaHa (Lady Gaga tribute), Kenny Metcalf as Elton John, Murmur (R.E.M. tribute), and more. 21+. Doors at 7 p.m. House of Blues, 1055 Fifth Ave. San Diego, CA 92101. Tickets start at $21. For more info visit: houseofblues.com/sandiego/

FRIDAY – JULY 18

San Diego Pride: Pride kicks off today and runs through Sunday July 20 with festivities including a music festival, block party, parade, and rally. For more info visit: www.sandiegopride.org

Live Music – Curtis Taylor Quartet: Enjoy a relaxing Friday with Curtis and company starting at 7 p.m. in the Ex-Patriate Room at Croce’s Park West, 2760 Fifth Ave., Bankers Hill. Call 619-233-4355 or visit crocesparkwest.com.

SATURDAY – JULY 19

San Diego Padres giveaway: Come watch our Padres battle the New York Met at 5:40 p.m., and get a Camo Replica Cashner Jersey. Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd., East Village. Tickets at padres.com

Golden Hill Farmers’ Market: Every Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., B Street between 27th and 28th streets. – FREE

Little Italy Mercato: Every Saturday, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., over 100 booths, Date & India streets – FREE

SUNDAY – JULY 20

San Diego Padres Sunday Funday: Come watch our Padres take on the San Francisco Giants at 1:10 p.m., and participate in Jr. Padres signings, Kids Fest and Salute to Veterans presented by Bank of America. Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd., East Village. Tickets at padres.com.

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.’s Beer Camp Across America: More than 170 craft beers from 86 breweries from SoCal, Nevada, Arizona & Texas will be served at the event. Patrons can purchase food from 10 area food carts. The March Fourth Marching Band will play a live set from 4 – 5:30 p.m. Embarcadero Marina Park North, 400 Kettner Blvd. Visit beercamp.sierranevada.com.

Painting and Vino: Local professional artists instruct attendees on painting a masterpiece. Today – “Uncorked.” 1 – 4 p.m. and 21+ up. Cost $45, all supplies included, but registration is required. You may bring your own wine for a $15 corkage fee. 98 Bottles, 2400 Kettner Blvd., Suite 110. For more info, visit paintingandvino.com.

MONDAY – JULY 21

Movie Monday: “The Big Lebowski” is this week’s screening at 7 p.m in the Ex-Patriate Room at Croce’s Park West, 2760 Fifth Ave., Bankers Hill. Call 619-233-4355 or visit crocesparkwest.com – FREE with food or drink purchase.

Live Music – Moonlight Music’s benefit for Paul Kimmbaro: Rock benefit show featuring AJ Croce, the Billy Thompson Band, Ruby and the Red Hots, Talk of the Town, KM 2 and Russell Pompeo. 21+. Doors 7p.m. Tickets start at $12. Belly Up Tavern, 143 S. Cedros, Solana Beach. Visit bellyup.com.

TUESDAY – JULY 22

Coronado Certified Farmers’ Market: Every Tuesday, 2:30 – 6 p.m., First and B streets at Ferry Landing – FREE

WEDNESDAY – JULY 23

WOSD Free Film Night: “FLOW – For Love of Water” is a documentary about water-related disasters, each a product of human abuse. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Women’s Museum of California, 2730 Historic Decatur Rd, Barracks 16, Liberty Station. For more info visit womensmuseumca.org.

Young Lions Music Series: Every Wednesday, a “young rising star” is chosen by Gilbert Castellanos to perform. Castellanos will also join in during the first set. 7 p.m. Expatriate Room, Croce’s Park West, 2760 Fifth Ave., Bankers Hill. Call 619-233-4355 or visit crocesparkwest.com.

THURSDAY – JULY 24

Comic-Con International Opens: Running through July 27. This marks the 45th year for the show, making it the country’s longest continuously-run comics and popular arts convention. More info at: comic-con.org/cci

Ga3erCon Opens: The premier gaming convention in San Diego brings gamers and pop culture fans together to celebrate all things gaming and runs through July 27. It features four floors of gaming entertainment, including a Video Game Arena, Tabletop Gaming Lounge, gaming industry panels, live theatre, gaming-themed artwork, and rooftop parties. Tenth Avenue Arts Center, 930 10th Ave., Downtown. More info at: gam3rcon.com.

Comedy – Jay & Silent Bob Eat Comic Con: Make your plans to join Kevin Smith & Jason Mewes for a live podcast “Jay & Silent Bob Get Old” celebrating the release of their new book, “Jay & Silent Bob’s Blueprints for Destroying Everything. The American Comedy Co., 818 B Sixth Ave., Gaslamp. Tickets $20, americancomedyco.com.

FRIDAY – JULY 25

Live Music – Teagan Taylor Trio: Enjoy a relaxing Friday with Teagan and company starting at 7 p.m. in the Ex-Patriate Room at Croce’s Park West, 2760 Fifth Ave., Bankers Hill. Call 619-233-4355 or visit crocesparkwest.com.

Book Signing and Costume Contest: Local author Jim Musgrave presents his book Steam City Pirates and a contest for best Steampunk costume will be held. 7 p.m. Upstart Crow Bookstore and Coffeehouse (Seaport Village) 835C West Harbor Dr. Call 619-333-0141 – FREE

SATURDAY – JULY 26

The 2014 Globe Gala: The black-tie event is the premiere fundraising event in support of the theatre’s education and artistic programs. Old Globe Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park. For tickets contact Eileen Prisby, Events Manager, at 619-231-1941 x2303 or eprisby@TheOldGlobe.org.

Space4Art: Stay Strange presents Seal of Disapproval: Deviancy & Delinquency. This special art event will explore the possibilities that superheros are not all that perfect and display unusual idiosyncrasies in their normally flawless character. $5. 7 p.m. Space 4 Art, 325 15th St., East Village. For more info, visit sdspace4art.org.

SUNDAY – JULY 27

The Headquarters Certified Farmers’ Market: Every Sunday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 789 W. Harbor Dr. More info, visit facebook.com/TheHeadquartersFarmersMarket.

Live Music – Irving Flores: Enjoy a weekend jazz bunch with Irving from Noon – 3 p.m. in the Ex-Patriate Room at Croce’s Park West, 2760 Fifth Ave., Bankers Hill. Call 619-233-4355 or visit crocesparkwest.com – $5 cover.

MONDAY – JULY 28

Movie Monday: “The Simpsons Movie” is this week’s screening at 7p.m in the Ex-Patriate Room at Croce’s Park West, 2760 Fifth Ave., Bankers Hill. Call 619-233-4355 or visit crocesparkwest.com – FREE with food or drink purchase.

TUESDAY – JULY 29

Painting and Vino: Local professional artists instruct attendees on painting a masterpiece. Today – “Monet’s ‘Autumn Effect’.” 6 – 9 p.m. and is 21+ up. Cost is $45, all supplies included, but registration is required. You may bring your own wine for a $15 corkage fee. 98 Bottles, 2400 Kettner Blvd., Suite 110. For more info, visit paintingandvino.com.

WEDNESDAY – JULY 30

Painting and Vino: Local professional artists instruct attendees on painting a masterpiece. Today – “Sunset Wave.” 6 – 9 p.m. and 21+ up. Cost $45, all supplies included, but registration is required. 98 Bottles, 2400 Kettner Blvd., Suite 110. Visit paintingandvino.com.

Fishermen’s Farmers’ Market: 3 – 7 p.m., every Wednesday. 4930 N. Harbor Dr. near Nimitz Blvd. Sdweeklymarkets.com – FREE

THURSDAY – JULY 31

Trivia: Every Thursday, bring a team or play alone. 7 – 9 p.m., the Back Room at 98 Bottles, 2400 Kettner Blvd., Suite #110. More info 98bottlessd.com/events – FREE

Horton Square Certified Market: Every Thursday, 11a.m – 3 p.m., 225 Broadway – FREE

—Please send items for inclusion to Editor Morgan M. Hurley at morgan@sdcnn.com.

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