Friday, Sept. 7
OMBAC’s 10th annual 4-on-4 Volleyball Beachfest and Tournament
The Old Mission Beach Athletic Club (OMBAC) will be hosting its 10th annual four-on-four Volleyball Beachfest and Tournament on Sept. 7. The free event will take place at Mariner’s Point, Mission Bay. Divisions include Men’s Open, Women’s Open, and Co-ed from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. This event is exclusively for adults 21 years of age and older.
Sunday, Sept. 9
Bubbly & Brunch at JRDN
Upgrade your brunch experience by adding sunshine and sparkles at San Diego’s favorite oceanfront setting. On Sunday, Sept. 8, Executive Chef David Warner will create a three-course brunch with expertly paired sparkling wine from Roederer Estate & Champagne Roederer. The three-course brunch with wine pairings costs $59 per person and includes tax and gratuity. Seating is limited so reserve your ticket by calling 858-270-2323. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at JRDN Restaurant, 723 Felspar St.
Friday, Sept. 13
‘Urban Campout: All That Glitters is Gold’
Friends of Girl Scouts San Diego are invited to come together under the stars on Friday, Sept. 13, for “Urban Campout: All That Glitters is Gold.” The event will be held from 6-11 p.m. at Girl Scouts’ campus in Balboa Park, located at 1231 Upas St. In addition to a wine walk (modeled after a cake walk) and classic camp activities like archery and s’mores, the event will provide entertainment based on its theme. Urban campers will “pan for gold” and compete for a chance to score a “golden ticket.” The gilded evening will also feature auctions, gourmet cuisine, adult beverages, and dancing to the music of The Mighty Untouchables. The public is welcome at Urban Campout. For details on attending or volunteering for the event, visit sdgirlscouts.org/uc or call 619-610-0807. Tickets start at $300.
Saturday, Sept. 14
Homeruns for Homelessness
Come celebrate InterContinental San Diego’s first anniversary by running the original Padres stadium bases to benefit the Alpha Project and other homeless services. At this all-ages, all-levels event, request your “at-bat” song, step up to the plate at historic Lane Field Park and wind up for a whiffle ball — the farther you hit it, the more the hotel will donate on your behalf! Then, batter up for a ballpark-style lunch, ice cold brews in the “outfield,” raffle and silent auction prizes, fun and games for kids, and more. In attendance will also be the San Diego Padre’s official Pad Squad and Swingin’ Friar, the official Padres mascot. Pricing is $20 for adults, $15 for kids — includes one “at bat” and run around bases, ballpark-style lunch, and $10 (adults) or $5 (kids) donation to the Alpha Project. Lunch includes hot dog or hamburger, chips, cracker jack and soda or water. Additional “at bats” can be purchased for $5 with all proceeds going to the Alpha Project.
Wednesday, Sept. 18
Horton Plaza Park Final Public Workshop
The final chance for the community to give input on the design and programming of Horton Plaza Park. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at 59 Horton Plaza, the storefront to the right of Macy’s entry on Broadway Circle.
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.
Come to enjoy all you can handle of the best chicken wings from selected Downtown San Diego Venues and you are the judge — the chicken wing battle for glory! Event will be a wing-lovers paradise! Come and judge for yourself and help vote for the best to win the trophy and title for 2019 Best Wings in Downtown San Diego. Yes, all-you-can-eat competition wings while they last! 1-5 p.m. at Jolt N Joes, 379 4th Ave. Tickets start at $35 and have sold out in the past.
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.
‘BREAKTHROUGH: The Nineties’
Are you ready to bust out your flannel shirts, acid washed jeans, and spandex? Get ready for a throwback as Vanguard Culture presents the third of four installments of its Breakthrough Series, a quarterly spoken-word series themed around catalytic moments in the history of art, science, fashion, music, pop culture, and more. Each event includes delicious food, craft cocktails, live music and dance, spoken word, and visual arts – all themed around specific historical eras. Celebrate The Nineties from 7-10 p.m. at IDEA1 at 899 Park Blvd. Tickets start at $25.
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.
Wednesday, Sept. 25
San Diego Downtown Democratic Club
We will be holding a candidate forum with the Democratic primary candidates for City Council District 3 which includes downtown. We meet at the cabana on the 6th floor of the Harbor Club, lobby entrance on J St and 2nd Ave at 6:30 p.m. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, Sept. 28
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 email@example.com or call 619-297-7380.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 619-692-2077, ext. 247.
‘The Secret Morgue: Alien Autopsy’
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, includes 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.
Thursday, Oct. 3
Orchids & Onions Awards Ceremony
The San Diego Architectural Foundation (SDAF) will celebrate San Diego’s inspired design with its 43rd Orchids & Onions Awards Ceremony at the historic US Grant Hotel, a previous Orchid winner, on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m. The Orchids & Onions program brings San Diegans together to decide which parts of the built environment make our city a better place to live. The awards ceremony will be a thought-provoking night of commentary and discussion about the new crop of projects, spaces and places in San Diego that will be recognized as 2019 Orchids and Onions. Assembly member Todd Gloria will be the emcee for the evening and will award the 2019 Orchids & Onions. The fun-filled event will kick off with the VIP pre-reception from 6:30-7:30 p.m., followed by the general reception from 7:30-8:30 p.m. and the ceremony beginning at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now.
Accion celebrates 25 years
Established in 1994, Accion supports hundreds of small businesses annually and has provided more than 4,400 loans totaling nearly $40 million in its 25-year history. The nonprofit microlender will formally celebrate its impact on Thursday, Oct. 3, with its 25th Accion-iversary event held at the Sempra Energy building in Downtown San Diego from 5:30 to 8 p.m. This event will gather more than 200 community supporters, Accion clients, staff and board members to a reception-style celebration. This client-centric event will feature a marketplace of client vendors, where attendees will get the chance to shop and visit Accion entrepreneurs from throughout the years. Everyone who attends the event will receive a $5 voucher to spend on any of the numerous vendors who have been supported by Accion.