Aug. 31: Event briefs


Taste of Del Mar

The Del Mar Village Association will present The Taste of Del Mar Sept. 7 from 5-8 p.m. The village of Del Mar celebrates the culinary flavors and local libations that make the Del Mar Village so unique. Attendees are invited to savor tastes from more than 25 local and award-winning restaurants as well as sips from 15 craft brewers, local vintners and makers of distilled spirits all while enjoying live music throughout the Village.

For a complete list of participants and vendors or to purchase tickets go to visit

Expert to speak on ‘Housing Market Trends’

San Diego County Building Industry Association (BIA) Sales and Marketing Council will host “50 Minute Clinic” Sept. 7 from 8:10 a.m.-9 a.m. “Housing Market Trends” will be the topic presented by Peter Dennehy, senior vice president, Advisory for Meyers Research, LLC.

Stay up to speed on the changing San Diego housing market trends during this power-packed clinic. Get insights from a pro with over 25 years of experience analyzing real estate developments for developers, financial institutions and public agencies throughout the United States. Dennehy focuses on rental and for-sale residential projects, mixed-use urban infill developments, master planned communities and portfolio analysis. Reserve your seat at:

Arrive earlier to enjoy breakfast and network. Location: SD BIA office: 9201 Spectrum Center Blvd., #110, San Diego, CA 92123

Women’s History Theater Festival

Join the Women’s Museum of California and American History Theater for three weekends of plays celebrating extraordinary women in politics and entertainment, Sept. 16 – Oct. 30. The plays this year include an interactive one women show about First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, a musical review of women from the Golden Age of Hollywood, and Golda’s Balcony, the longest-running one-woman show in Broadway history.

The Women’s History Theater Festival is an annual event that takes place at the Women’s Museum in Liberty Station. Tickets can be purchased at

Solana Beach Sunset 5K and Wellness Expo

Join Champions for Health at its 4th Annual Solana Beach Sunset 5K and Wellness Expo - Southern California’s only sunset 5K to take place on the sand. The event will be held Oct. 7 at 3 p.m. at Fletcher Cover in Solana Beach. Benefiting its diabetes prevention program, Jump Start for Health, the event includes a wellness expo and registration at 3 p.m. The 5K Run/Walk begins at 4 p.m. After the race, at 5 p.m., cool down and rock out to 706 Union Band.

Fletcher Cove is located at 111 S Sierra Ave, Solana Beach, CA 92075. Cost: $39-$100. For information and registration:

Neil Simon classic at NC Rep

North Coast Rep will begin Season 36 with one of Neil Simon’s enduring comedic masterpieces, “Last of the Red Hot Lovers.” Barney Cashman, middle-aged, overworked, and with no experience in covert maneuvers, is bored with his bland, “nice” life. He is anxiously trying to join the sexual revolution before it’s too late. His bungled attempts at seduction will leave audiences howling with laughter. Last season’s Laughter on the 23rd Floor by Simon was a smash sellout, so playgoers are advised to order tickets early. “Last of the Red Hot Lovers” previews begin Wednesday, Sept. 6.

Opening Night is Saturday, Sept. 9, at 8 p.m. There will be a special talkback on Friday, Sept. 15, with the cast and artistic director. The show runs through Sunday, Oct. 1. Call 858-481-1055 or visit to purchase tickets.

Botanic Garden in the Gala

Join hundreds of local business leaders, supporters and guests for San Diego Botanic Garden’s 18th annual Gala in the Garden on Saturday, Sept. 9 from 5-10 p.m. This year’s theme is A Night in Nature and the event will celebrate Paul Ecke, Jr. Award honorees Ann Hunter-Welborn and David Welborn.

For more information about Gala in the Garden, visit

‘A Tribute to Big Band Vocalists’

The Coastal Cities Jazz Band will present six talented vocalists to sing tunes Sept. 17 at 2 p.m. that where made popular by great singers of the big band era. The vocalists will include: Ruby Presnell, The Evans Brothers, Tom and Rick, Draeh Jirnae, Michael Ruhl, and Leonard Tucker, Jr. Songs like, Blue Skies, Old Black Magic, It Had to Be You , All of Me and many more. The Coastal Cities Jazz Band has become one of the most popular big bands in San Diego and has presented several outstanding guest musicians over the past few years.

Location: Poway Center for the Performing Arts (15498 Espola Rd, Poway). For advance tickets or questions, call Gary Adcock at 858-775-1113.

Sky Hunters at the Birdwing

Join staff from the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy and Nancy Conney of Sky Hunters to learn what it takes to live in the air. Get an up-close look at some raptor ambassadors. Saturday, Sept. 9 at 1 p.m. at the Birdwing Open Air Classroom. This event is free and space is limited to 50 people.

To register: Directions will be provided upon registration.

Ultimate Women’s Expo

The San Diego Ultimate Women’s Expo presents a “star-studded, empowering and entertaining” weekend on Sept. 16 and 17 at the San Diego Convention Center. The keynote speakers at the event are Mario Lopez, Emmy-winning host of “Extra!”; Mariel Hemingway, actress, New York Times bestselling author and health advocate; Brooke Burke, TV host, actress and entrepreneur, all with empowering messages on living your best life, along with over 400 specially designed exhibits, entertainment and attractions designed for women.

The San Diego Ultimate Women’s Expo hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 17 at the San Diego Convention Center. Advance tickets are $5 when purchased online at and includes all makeovers, tastings, celebrity speakers, shows, seminars and more.

‘Mindful Creativity Workshop’

Free Zen-like “Mindful Creativity Workshop” with Linda Luisi will be held Sept. 17, 12:30-2 p.m. For adults. No prior experience needed. Bring your favorite media (no permanent paint). RSVP

Founders Hall, 1036 Solana Drive, Solana Beach.

Adventures in Art

The Athenaeum’s Night Owls and guests will put their stamp on the Annual Juried Exhibition by voting for their favorite work from the show that features 56 works during “Noche de la Lechuza: Member’s Choice,” 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1 at 1008 Wall St. Also included: beer and tequila tastings, art viewing and music by Red Pony Clock. Recommended for ages 21 to 40-somethings. Admission: Free for Night Owl members, $5-$10 non-members. (858) 454-5872.

Through Sept. 3, Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery, 7946 Ivanhoe Ave., presents the largest show to date for California-based painter Stephanie Paige, called “Let It Flow.” The abstract paintings are intended to bring tranquility and harmony. Hours 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday-Thursday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday. (858) 551-2020.

After a year of renovation, Tasende Gallery at 920 Prospect St., opens Sept. 1 with an exhibition “Signs of the Times,” featuring 19 works from 19 artists. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The exhibit is on view through Nov. 4. (858) 454-3691.

Big and Small Concerts

BIG: San Diego Symphony’s Bayside Summer Nights concert series concludes with “1812 Tchaikovsky Spectacular,” aka booming cannons, blazing brass and fireworks, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 1-3 at Marina Park South, 206 Marina Park Way, downtown San Diego. Tickets from $18. (619) 235-0804.

SMALL: UC San Diego’s 17th annual Toy Piano Festival brings new works for tiny piano, songs from “The Cat in the Hat Songbook” and a tribute to John Cage, the first composer to write “serious” work for toy piano, noon, Tuesday, Sept. 5 at Geisel Library, Seuss Room, on the UC San Diego campus, 9500 Gilman Drive. (858) 822-5758.

Science Lectures

Of all the possible extraterrestrial habitats in our solar system, Jupiter’s moon Europa is perhaps the most enticing (largely because Europa acquires enough energy to maintain a liquid ocean). Dr. Britney Schmidt of Georgia Tech University will speaks about this during, “Europa in Our Backyard: Robots, Radar and the Search for Life Beyond Earth,” 7 p.m. Wednesday, Wednesday, Sept. 6 at Samuel Scripps Auditorium, 8610 Kennel Way. Free. or

UC San Diego biomedical sciences Ph.D. student Julia Nussbacher is the next speaker in the La Jolla Riford Library Citizen Science lecture series, and will talk about “MicroRNAs: One biologist’s junk is another cell’s regulatory molecule,” 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5 at 7555 Draper Ave. Free. (858) 552-1657.

To Be or Not to Be?

William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” takes the stage evenings through (an extended) Sept. 22 at the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre at The Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park. Revenge thriller, ghost story, psychological drama, political epic and family saga, the production stars Grantham Coleman, Opal Alladin, Michael Genet, Patrick Kerr, Ian Lassiter, Jonny Orsini and Cornell Womack. Barry Edelstein directs. Tickets from $30. (619) 234-5623.

Festival of Sail

More than 20 tall ships and other fascinating vessels from around the world will visit San Diego Sept. 1-4 as part of the Port of San Diego 2017 Festival of Sail. Visitors will tour the ships, sample food and drink for purchase, experience a petting zoo, pirates, cannon battles on the bay, sunset cruises and shopping along North Embarcadero, between Ash and Grape streets, downtown San Diego. Tickets $11 (with discounts). (619) 234-9153.