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Downtown Calendar: Sept. 2017

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Saturday, Sept. 2

Bike Kitchen – Walk-Up Service: Professional bicycle mechanics will provide minor repair and basic maintenance assistance on a walk-up basis. Bring your bicycle and receive help with flats, cables adjustments, and other simple fixes. Free. 2–4 p.m. at San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd. Visit bit.ly/2g9iPSY.

Sunday, Sept. 3

Andaz rooftop – Labor Day Sunday: Come re-discover the STK Rooftop at Andaz for an amazing brunch and pool experience. Today’s event features DJs Frankie M, Pete Prado, Nicky Saponaro, FOMO and Will Hernandez. 12:30 p.m. at Andaz San Diego, 600 F St. Visit bit.ly/2wNLrbV.

Thursday, Sept. 7

Cigar Society: To celebrate 10 years of networking, connecting and building community, 6 Degrees hosts a Cigar Society event. Tickets are $35 for 6 Degrees members, $45 for non-members and $50 at the door. 5:30–8 p.m. at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, 9700 North Torrey Pines Road. Visit bit.ly/2wQub5L.

Friday, Sept. 8

Shady Ladies and Hop Heads – Historical Pub Crawl: Explore the historic Gaslamp Quarter to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the founding of New Town (now Downtown). In addition to the walking tour, enjoy a drink at three bars original to the Gaslamp. This is a 21-and-up event. Tickets $10–$20. 5 p.m. Note: Reservations required by 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7. Gaslamp Museum at Davis Horton House, 410 Island Ave. Visit bit.ly/2vqdJIJ.

Saturday, Sept. 9

Smart Cycling Basic Road Safety: Not comfortable on the road? Get ready for your commute by learning general bike safety, legal rights and responsibilities, and emergency maneuver skills. Course includes 1.5-hour classroom learning, one-hour on-bike, and two-hour drills/on-road riding. Once you finish the course, receive a free helmet and lights. Free. 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd. Visit bit.ly/2vkPE2f.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s: Join the fight for Alzheimer’s first survivor. The route length is 5K. 8:30 a.m. registration; 9:30 a.m. ceremony; 10 a.m. walk at Crown Point Park in Mission Bay. Contact Edward Jones at 858-551-9811 or visit bit.ly/2w7W490.

Sunday, Sept. 10 

Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation Open House: Ever wonder what that old yellow house in the park is? The GQHF invites all Downtown residents and guests to visit the historic jewel. Free tours and refreshments. 2–4 p.m. at Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House, 410 Island Ave. Visit bit.ly/2wQohkP.

Karen Giorgio at the Westgate’s Plaza Bar: Experience vocalist and pianist Karen Giorgio’s vast Sinatra to Sondheim repertoire. Enjoy a night filled with music, fun, laughter and camaraderie. $20 minimum consumption, tax and gratuity not included. Parking validation is $10 for first three hours and $4 per half-hour after. 7–10 p.m. at The Westgate Hotel, 1055 Second Ave. Visit bit.ly/2wKRNIc.

Wednesday, Sept. 13

Sally Ride Science STEAM series ­– VA/AR in the classroom: Why just read about ancient Rome when you can walk the cobbled streets as if you were really there? A panel of educators and technologists will discuss both the promise and peril of using virtual reality in the classroom. Complimentary drinks and appetizers. 5–7 p.m. at San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd. Tickets $15 at bit.ly/2wNCcYV. More info, visit bit.ly/2w8Tf4B.

6 Degrees Networking Mixer: 6 Degrees will be hosting their last mixer of the summer. Tickets are $10 for 6 Degrees members, $20 for non-members and $35 at the door. 5–7:30 p.m. at Omni Hotel in the Gaslamp Quarter, 675 L St. Visit bit.ly/2wQsaGq.

Thursday, Sept. 14

Comerica Bank’s Work-Life Balance presentation: Learn how personal passion can contribute to your business success. The evening features networking, a presentation and a panel discussion. Mike Sington and Maylen Calienes will be the featured speakers. Cocktail reception to follow. The event is presented by Comerica Bank’s LGBTQ Initiative and Comerica Merchant Services and Retail Division. 4–7 p.m. at The Westgate Hotel, 1055 Second Ave. Visit bit.ly/2wNUae2.

Saturday, Sept. 16 

33rd Annual Coastal Cleanup Day: Join I Love A Clean San Diego for San Diego County’s largest cleanup of the year. All ages and ability levels are welcome to register. Bring a reusable item and download the Ocean Conservancy’s mobile data collection app to reduce waste. 9 a.m.–noon at various locations. Visit CleanupDay.org.

Landlubbers Day: In honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day, Seaport Village is hosting their third annual pirate-themed event. The afternoon features live music from the Jackstraws, an all-ages costume contest, buccaneer arts and crafts, and more. Free. Noon–4 p.m. at Seaport Village, 849 West Harbor Drive. Visit bit.ly/2wQt2eu.

A history of Chinese food presentation: Culinary Historians of San Diego will begin its fifth season with “Chop Suey: A History of Chinese Food in the United States.” Free. 10:30 a.m. in the Neil Morgan Auditorium of the San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd. Contact Barbara Peterson at 858-349-8211.

Sunday, Sept. 17

Mann’s World Family Tour: Grammy Award-winner Tamela Mann will perform with her family, including her comedian husband David Mann. Tickets start at $30. 7 p.m. at Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave. Visit bit.ly/2wQcjHW.

Thursday, Sept. 21

Small Business Expo: Network with thousands of business owners and entrepreneurs at America’s biggest business-to-business trade show. Free. RSVP required. 9 a.m.–5 p.m. in Hall H at San Diego Convention Center, 111 West Harbor Drive. Visit TheSmallBusinessExpo.com.

Wednesday, Sept. 27

Wine and Canvas: Come out for some artsy fun at Hotel Indigo Table 509. You don’t have to be an artist to have fun. Admission is $35 and includes all necessary art materials, including easels, paints, brushes, aprons, step-by-step instruction and a 16-by-20-inch gallery-wrapped canvas. Wine and food not included. Tonight’s art selection is “Starry Coronado.” Three-hour validated parking at Hotel Indigo is $10 with purchase at Table 509. 6–9 p.m. at Hotel Indigo Table 509, 509 Ninth Ave. Visit bit.ly/2vmXrAe.

Friday, Sept. 29

Gilbert Castellanos in the Westgate Room: Explore international trumpet virtuoso Gilbert Castellanos’ swinging music. Castellanos will present “Some of My Friends are Piano Players,” which features a renowned jazz piano player in a trio format during each performance. $20 minimum consumption, tax and gratuity not included. Parking validation is $10 for first three hours and $4 per half-hour after. 8–11 p.m. at The Westgate Hotel, 1055 Second Ave. Visit bit.ly/2vlc03E.

Saturday, Sept. 30

AIDS Walk and Run: Local individuals, teams, social clubs, businesses, schools, universities and faith organizations will come together for the AIDS Walk and Run. The walk will remember the many who were lost to AIDS and will raise vital funds to support all of the San Diegans living today with the HIV disease. Register at bit.ly/2wNzPFu. 6–10 a.m. in Hillcrest. Visit bit.ly/2xgKJkn.

Fifth annual Wheelchair Dancers Fundraiser and Showcase: Enjoy performances by wheelchair dancers and their partners at Wheelchair Dancer Organization’s annual fundraiser and showcase. The event features food, vendors, raffle prizes, a silent auction and more. Free. Noon–4 p.m. at Balboa Park Club, 2150 Pan American Road West. Visit wheelchairdancers.org.

 

RECURRING EVENTS

MONDAY

Pool Tournament Mondays: Grab your cue sticks and bring your friends to win prizes. Held every first and second Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at Time Out Sports Bar, 634 Broadway. Visit bit.ly/2xKZpY6.

TUESDAY 

Residents Free Tuesdays in Balboa Park:Participating museums change the first four Tuesdays of the month. Free for San Diego city and county residents with ID, active military and dependents. Hours vary by museum. Visit balboapark.org/residents-free.

Coronado Certified Farmers Market:2:30–6 p.m. First and B streets at Coronado Ferry Landing. Visit  welcometocoronado.com.

WEDNESDAY 

Food Truck Wednesdays: Up to seven different food trucks converge for your dining pleasure very Wednesday from 11 a.m.–2 p.m., hosted by Curbside Bites. B and India streets. For a list of which food trucks will be on hand any given week, visit bit.ly/2srT55E.

THURSDAY 

Gaslamp QuarterHistorical Walking Tour:Stops on this tour include architecturally significant structures from the 1800s including Old City Hall, the Keating Building, Davis-Horton House and more. 1 p.m. 410 Island Ave., Gaslamp. Visit bit.ly/2xKXKly.

FRIDAY 

Weekly Downtown Clean & Safe walkabouts:Join DSDP’s Clean & Safe program at 10 a.m. in alternating neighborhoods: Cortez Hill, Core/Columbia, Gaslamp Quarter, Marina and East Village. For more info, call 619-234-8900, visit bit.ly/2xKGmxh or sign up for their newsletter.

Take a bite out of Downtown:Hosted by food tour service Bite San Diego, join fellow foodies and winos for a historical walking tour sampling some of Downtown’s finest restaurants. 21-and-up. Noon. Tickets are $50­­­–$65. Tours also on Saturday. Visit bit.ly/2xKx8Be.

SATURDAY 

Little Italy Mercato:8 a.m.–2 p.m. Rain or shine, visit over 100 booths on West Cedar Street between Kettner Boulevard and Front Street. Visit  littleitalysd.com/mercato.

Gaslamp QuarterHistorical Walking Tour:Stops on this tour include architecturally significant structures from the 1800s including Old City Hall, the Keating Building, Davis-Horton House and more. 11 a.m. 410 Island Ave., Gaslamp. Visit bit.ly/2xL0UWe.

SUNDAY 

Walk-in eReader and device assistance:Free and open to the public. Bring your Android and iOS devices for hands-on learning. 2–4 p.m. Room 222, San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd., Downtown. Visit bit.ly/2xL3tYx.

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