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Downtown Calendar August 2015

FRIDAY – AUG. 7

Sounds of Summer: Pop-up concert series brought to you by Downtown San Diego Partnership, US Grant, Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, Gig Town and Pacific Records. Noon – 2 p.m. For specific locations and performers, visit downtownsandiego.org.

Friday Night Liberty: Large art walk on the first Friday of each month. Free open artist studios, galleries and performances. 5 – 8 p.m. NTC at Liberty Station, 2640 Historic Decatur Rd. Visit ntclibertystation.com.

Exhibit: ‘Art Rocks the Boat: Part Two of Women’s Liberation Movement ’60s and ’70s’: Free admission to see this exhibit with wine and snacks served. 5 p.m. Runs through August. Women’s Museum of California, 2730 Historic Decatur Rd., Barracks 16, Liberty Station. Visit womensmuseumca.org.

Summer Movies in the Park – ‘The Goonies’: This installment of the movie series features the 1980s cult classic about a group of misfits in search of a pirate’s ancient treasure. Free. 7 – 10 p.m. Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Highway, Marina. Visit summermoviesinthepark.com.

SATURDAY – AUG. 8

‘Stretch Yourself’ yoga classes: A twice monthly yoga class and outdoor locations throughout Downtown. 9 a.m. The Headquarters, 789 W. Harbor Drive, Marina. Visit downtownsandiego.org.

SUNDAY – AUG. 9

‘Kiss Me, Kate’: Closing night for the romantic musical comedy featuring music and lyrics by Cole Porter. 8 p.m. Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage, Old Globe Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park. Tickets start $39. Visit theoldglobe.org or call 619-234-5623.

MONDAY – AUG. 10

Film Forum: Free screening of “Last Chance Harvey” – a romantic comedy staring Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson and Kathy Baker. 6:30 p.m. Auditorium, San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd., Downtown. Visit facebook.com/freelibrarymovies.

TUESDAY – AUG. 11

Painting and Vino: Local professional artists instruct attendees on painting a masterpiece. Tonight — “Balboa Park Sunset.” 6 – 9 p.m. 21+ up. $45, all supplies included, registration is required. Bring your own wine / $15 corkage. 98 Bottles, 2400 Kettner Blvd., Suite 110. For more info, visit paintingandvino.com.

Cheese 101: This class features seven different styles of cheese and teaches about how they’re made, the history of cheese and, of course, some tasting analysis. $50 includes cheese and one glass or wine or beer. Additional wine and beer available at happy hour prices. The Cheese Store of San Diego, 1980 Kettner Blvd., Little Italy. Visit thecheesestoresd.com.

WEDNESDAY – AUG. 12

Summer Outdoor Movie Series: The Headquarters will feature several movies throughout the summer in their open-air courtyard. Tonight, “Pirates of the Carribean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.” Seating at 7:30 p.m., movie at 8 p.m. 789 W. Harbor Dr., Marina. Visit theheadquarters.com.

Date Night at Croce’s: Every Wednesday get a shared appetizer, two entrees, a bottle of wine, Croce’s ambiance and live music for just $49. Tonight’s live music is Gio and Diamond, with salsa, samba, Latin jazz, bossa nova and more. 6 – 9:30 p.m. 2760 Fifth Ave. #100, Bankers Hill. Visit crocesparkwest.com.

THURSDAY – AUG. 13

Midway’s Summer Movies in the Park: This installment of the movie series features the animated film “The Incredibles,” about a family of undercover superheroes. Free. 6 – 10 p.m. USS Midway Museum, 910 North Harbor Dr., Downtown. Visit summermoviesinthepark.com.

FRIDAY – AUG. 14

Live Music – Sue Palmer: Dine and drink to the sounds of the Queen of Boogie Woogie, with swing, blues, and R&B. 7 p.m. 2760 Fifth Ave. #100, Bankers Hill. Visit crocesparkwest.com.

Sounds of Summer: Pop-up concert series brought to you by Downtown San Diego Partnership, US Grant, Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, Gig Town and Pacific Records. Noon – 2 p.m. For specific locations and performers, visit downtownsandiego.org.

SATURDAY – AUG. 15

ArtWalk NTC at Liberty Station: The free two-day art celebration kicks off today with more than 175 artists on hand plus live music, interactive art for adults and kids, and food vendors. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; same hours on Sunday, Aug. 16. NTC Liberty Station at Ingram Plaza, 2645 Historic Decatur. Visit artwalksandiego.org.

Food Truck Festival at Del Mar Races: More than 50 gourmet food trucks, from San Diego, Orange County and LA, will be on hand for the annual festival. Access included with paid track admission. Food items available from $4 – $8, craft beer also available. Noon – 6 p.m., Seaside concert area. 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. Visit dmtc.com.

SUNDAY – AUG. 16

Art Rocks the Boat film screening of ‘Radical Harmonies’: Screening of a documentary by Dee Mosbacher on three decades of folk music aimed at lesbian audiences. $5 admission includes museum admission and a refreshment. 4 p.m. Women’s Museum of California, 2730 Historic Decatur Rd., Barracks 16, Liberty Station. Visit womensmuseumca.org.

MONDAY – AUG. 17

Book club: Meet to discuss “The Lady in Gold” by Anne Marie O’Connor. (September’s selection is “Ruby” by Cynthia Bond) 7 p.m. Upstart Crow Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 835C W. Harbor Dr., Seaport Village. Visit upstartcrowtrading.com.

Film Forum: Free screening of “The Storm Makers” – a documentary about Cambodia’s human trafficking underworld. 6:30 p.m. Auditorium, San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd., Downtown. Visit facebook.com/freelibrarymovies.

TUESDAY – AUG. 18

Painting and Vino: Local professional artists instruct attendees on painting a masterpiece. Tonight – “Colorful Sea.” 6 – 9 p.m. 21+ up. $45, all supplies included, registration is required. Bring your own wine / $15 corkage. 98 Bottles, 2400 Kettner Blvd., Suite 110. For more info, visit paintingandvino.com.

WEDNESDAY – AUG. 19

‘All Thing Yeasted’ baking class: Hands-on class on the basics of home bread making including secrets for pizza dough, flatbreads, donuts and more. $75. 6 – 9 p.m. Bake Sale, 815 F St., Downtown. Visit bakesalesd.com.

THURSDAY – AUG. 20

‘Violet’: Opening of this musical about a disfigured girl who learns the true meaning of beauty. Named as one of the top ten plays of 2014 by the New York Times. Runs through Sept. 13. 8 p.m. Lyceum Stage, San Diego Repertory Theater, 79 Horton Plaza, Downtown. Visit sdrep.org.

FRIDAY – AUG. 21

Sounds of Summer: Pop-up concert series brought to you by Downtown San Diego Partnership, US Grant, Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, Gig Town and Pacific Records. Noon – 2 p.m. For specific locations and performers, visit downtownsandiego.org.

Live music – Pepper: The Del Mar Racetrack’s summer concert series will feature local reggae rock band Pepper after the final race of the day. Concert included with admission before the last race goes off, or $20. First post 4 p.m. 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. Visit dmtc.com.

SATURDAY – AUG. 22

Paranormal Investigation: Once a month, these investigations visit the “most haunted house in the Gaslamp.” The tour lasts two hours and guests can bring cameras and video and digital recorders but no professional media equipment. Limited to 20 people. 10 p.m. William Heath Davis House, 410 Island Ave., Gaslamp. Visit gaslampquarter.org.

SUNDAY – AUG. 23

Eighth annual Bike the Bay: A 25-mile ride including trip over the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge and a loop on the Bayshore Bikeway. All levels of cyclists are welcome. After party will include a beer garden, entertainment and food trucks. First wave at 7 a.m., second at 8 a.m. starting at Embarcadero Marina Park South on Harbor Drive. Registration required. Visit bikethebay.net.

MONDAY – AUG. 24

#Art4Alz: This unique fundraiser will include an art show, local musicians, live art by a graffiti artist and a team of stylists doing hair styling as an art exhibit. The fundraiser support Collaboration4Cure. 6:30 p.m. – midnight. A Robert Cromeans Salon, 105, 200 Harbor Dr., Downtown. Visit art4alzsandiego.com.

Film Forum: Free screening of “Heart of the Beholder” – based on the true story of a family who owned the first VHS rental store in St. Louis and the challenges they faced when they refused to remove “The Last Temptation of Christ” from their offerings. 6:30 p.m. Auditorium, San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd., Downtown. Visit facebook.com/freelibrarymovies.

TUESDAY – AUG. 25

San Diego Craft Beer Job Fair: A job fair for those interested in working the local beer industry. Registration is free. 4 – 7 p.m. SILO in Makers Quarter, 753 15th St., East Village. Visit sdcraftbeerjobfair.eventbrite.com.

WEDNESDAY – AUG. 26

Date Night at Croce’s: Every Wednesday get a shared appetizer, two entrees, a bottle of wine, Croce’s ambiance and live music for just $49. Tonight’s live music is Patrick Dowling, whose major influences are Ben Harper, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Jack Johnson. 6 – 9:30 p.m. 2760 Fifth Ave. #100, Bankers Hill. Visit crocesparkwest.com.

THURSDAY – AUG. 27

Thrive Thursdays – Ruby Rose: Parq Restaurant and Nightclub is launching this weekly event featuring EDM artists, along with pop acts, DJs and marquee performers. The first installment features Ruby Rose — Australian model, DJ, actress and more — as the headliner. $20. 10 p.m. Parq Restaurant and Nightclub, 615 Broadway, Gaslamp Quarter. Visit parqsd.com.

FRIDAY – AUG. 28

Sounds of Summer: Pop-up concert series brought to you by Downtown San Diego Partnership, US Grant, Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, Gig Town and Pacific Records. Noon – 2 p.m. For specific locations and performers, visit downtownsandiego.org.

SATURDAY – AUG. 29

Del Mar Race Track Beer Fest: More than 50 craft beers from San Diego breweries will be on hand during this special day at the Del Mar races. Admission included with track admission. Five 7-ounce tasters are $20; full-sized beers may also be purchased. A beach bag giveaway is also featured at the track this day: free with paid admission while supplies last. 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. Visit dmtc.com.

SUNDAY – AUG. 30

Live music – Manny Cepeda: Cepeda performs with his salsa trio for an afternoon of dancing or listening. Noon – 4 p.m. The Headquarters, 789 West Harbor Drive, Marina. Visit downtownsandiego.org.

MONDAY – AUG. 31

Film Forum: Free screening of “Art and Craft” – a documentary on prolific art forger Mark Landis. 6:30 p.m. Auditorium, San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd., Downtown. Visit facebook.com/freelibrarymovies.

TUESDAY – SEPT. 1

San Diego Shakespeare Society – Open Shakespeare Reading: “All’s Well That Ends Well.” Anyone can join in or just listen. Informal café-style seating. First Tuesday of the month, 6:45 – 8:30 p.m. Upstart Crow Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 835C W. Harbor Dr., Seaport Village. Free. Visit upstartcrowtrading.com or call 619-333-0141.

WEDNESDAY – SEPT. 2

‘Come Jam With Us’ baking class: Hands-on class to make jams and chutneys from summer-ripe seasonal fruits. $75. 6 – 8:30 p.m. Bake Sale, 815 F St., Downtown. Visit bakesalesd.com.

THURSDAY – SEPT. 3

East Village Association Board meeting: All monthly board meetings are open to the public. 5 p.m. Room 219, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, 1155 Island Ave. Visit eastvillagesandiego.com.   

WEEKLY RECURRING EVENTS

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/visit/Tuesdays.

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

Trivia: Bring a team or play alone. 7 – 9 p.m. 98 Bottles, 2400 Kettner Blvd., Little Italy. Visit 98bottlessd.com.

WEDNESDAY

Comedy Open Mic: Up-and-coming comics test their skills while patrons enjoy drink and appetizer specials and no cover. 8 p.m. American Comedy Company, 818 B Sixth Ave., Gaslamp. Visit americancomedyco.com.

THURSDAY

Horton Square Certified Market: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (March – Oct.) 225 Broadway near Broadway Circle, Downtown. Visit sdfarmbureau.org.

Trivia Night: Bring a team or play alone. 7 – 9 p.m. 98 Bottles, 2400 Kettner Blvd., Little Italy. Visit 98bottlessd.com.

FRIDAY

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+. Noon Tickets are $45. Tours also on Saturday. Visit bitesandiego.com/index.php.

Sights and Sips Sunset Cruise: Two-hour Hornblower cruise held on Friday and Saturday nights through October featuring live music, light hors d’oeuvres and dessert; boarding cocktail included with other drinks and specials available. $31.76 per person plus fees. Boards at 5:30, cruise from 6 – 8 p.m. Departs from Navy Pier, 970 N. Harbor Dr., Downtown. Visit hornblower.com.

SATURDAY

Little Italy Mercato: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Over 100 booths at Date and India streets. Visit littleitalysd.com/mercato.

The Gaslamp Architectural Walking Tour: Stops on this tour include architecturally significant structures from the 1800s including Old City Hall, the Keating Building, William Heath Davis House Museum and more. 11 a.m. 410 Island Ave., Gaslamp. Visit gaslampquarter.org.

SUNDAY

Rooftop Flow: Dynamic yoga class by Yoga One. Hotel Solamar, 435 Sixth Ave., Downtown. 9 – 10 a.m. Visit yogaonesandiego.com.

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 sandiegolibrary.org.

Outdoor organ concert: The San Diego Organ Society presents a free organ concert. With over 4,500 pipes, this organ is one of the largest organs in the world with wonderful sound, playing classic and popular hits by Downtown News contributor Carol Williams. Enjoy free parking, lots of seating. Balboa Park’s Organ Pavilion. 2 p.m. Visit balboapark.org.

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

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