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Calendar: Feb. 18 – March 4, 2018

ONGOING EVENTS

San Diego Jewish Film Festival

Through Feb. 18

The 28th annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival (SDJFF) proudly presents an exciting 11-day festival running Feb. 7–18. SDJFF will screen 37 feature films and 21 shorts from 16 different countries in five great San Diego venues.

The festival is the largest Jewish cultural event in San Diego and draws over 17,000 attendees annually to more than 70 screenings. SDJFF features San Diego film premieres, international guest filmmakers, and juried and audience choice awards. This year, the festival will showcase a total of 58 of the best contemporary Jewish-themed films from around the world celebrating life, human rights, and freedom of expression.
See the film lineup and purchase tickets at sdcjc.org/sdjff/current/ or call the box office at 858-362-1348.

Friday, Feb. 16

‘Dust’
Cygnet Theatre presents a play by Danielle Molhman that combines theater, music, poetry and dance. “Dust” is part of the Bill & Judy Garrett Finish Line Commission of performances that explore new works and diverse voices in theater.
8 p.m. at Old Town Theatre, 4040 Twiggs St. 92110. Advance tickets for the general admission performance are $5 donation and available at cygnettheatre.com.

Bertram Turetzky 85th Birthday Celebration
Contra bass maestro Bertram Turetzky will be joined by a string quartet. 8 p.m. at Dizzy’s, 1717 Morena Blvd. $15 cover. Visit dizzysjazz.com.

Harlem Globetrotters
The Harlem Globetrotters known for their one-of-a-kind family entertainment will bring their 2018 World Tour to San Diego to take on their long-time adversaries, the Washington Generals.
7 p.m. at Valley View Casino Center, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd. Tickets cost $15–125, available at bit.ly/2DX5iVZ.

Saturday, Feb. 17

‘When It Comes’
Cygnet Theatre presents a play by Mike Sears that is a folktale with music about a young, blue-collar couple who build a house only to discover they need the moon to make it complete. “When It Comes” is part of the Bill & Judy Garrett Finish Line Commission series of performances that explore new works and diverse voices in theater.
8 p.m. at Old Town Theatre, 4040 Twiggs St. 92110. Advance tickets for the general admission performance are $5 donation and available at cygnettheatre.com.

Snapology – A Hands-On Learning LEGO Experience
Children ages 8-12 build with LEGO bricks and learn about the world. Topics and subjects change with each class and may include science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM), as well as robotics and animation.
10:30 a.m. in the Mission Valley Library Community Room, 2123 Fenton Parkway. Sign up online at sandiego.librarymarket.com.

Men’s Basketball
SDSU Aztecs take on UNLV Rebels. 1 p.m. at Viejas Arena, 5500 Canyon Crest Drive, San Diego. Tickets are $73, available at bit.ly/2Fufy8x.

LED Anniversary VII
Electronic music concert featuring Madeon, Malaa, Herobust, Brohug, Medasin and Rickyxsan.
9 p.m.–4 a.m. at Valley View Casino Center. 3500 Sports Arena Blvd. Tickets cost $15–125, available at bit.ly/2nAV2LU.

Sunday, Feb. 18

Film discussion: ‘Mary Kills People’ and Eyewitness’
The Hemlock Society of San Diego presents two movies in its Right-to-Die Film Series:
“Mary Kills People” (season one, episode one) is a serious and highly rated TV program about two doctors who, in their extra time, help suffering people end their lives. This does not romanticize or minimize the dangers and risks of doing this. (40 minutes — followed by a discussion.)
Eyewitness is a documentary by Dutch psychiatrist Boudewijn Chabot, in which we hear from loved ones of people who have chosen various methods of self-deliverance. A discussion follows.
1:30–3:30 p.m. at the Mission Valley Library. 2123 Fenton Parkway. Free and open to the public. For more information visit hemlocksocietysandiego.org.

‘Alone Above a Raging Sea’
Cygnet Theatre presents a play by Cristopher Oscar Peña about a family who only sees each other on holidays and is a contemplative look at the nature of intimacy. “Alone Above a Raging Sea” is part of the Bill & Judy Garrett Finish Line Commission series of performances that explore new works and diverse voices in theater.
8 p.m. at Old Town Theatre, 4040 Twiggs St. 92110. Advance tickets for the general admission performance are $5 donation and available at cygnettheatre.com.

Monday, Feb. 19

Boomshaka Music Festival
Held in the birth month of legendary Jamaican singer-songwriter, Bob Marley, Boomshaka 2018 will honor the reggae genre by featuring top artists. Festival-goers will also experience a village-feel in the venue concourse, with handcrafted and one-of-a-kind artisan items for purchase. The venue features craft beers and cocktails, along with local dining options including Rockin’ Baja Lobster and Pizza Port.
The festival will feature co-headliners Tribal Seeds and Stick Figure, along with the music of The Original Wailers, Don Carlos, HIRIE, The Expanders and Aloha Radio.
3 p.m. at Valley View Casino Center, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd. Tickets cost $52 general admission, $89 Gold Circle, $179 VIP Experience; available at bit.ly/2DWi475.

Tuesday, Feb. 20

Open Mic: Spoken Soul
Dynamic poems and spoken word from Mesa College students, faculty and staff and community members. This is a San Diego Community College District Black History Month event.
6–9 p.m. at San Diego Mesa College, Mesa Commons, 211 A/B, 7250 Mesa College Drive, 92111. Free and open to the public.

Library Book Club
What’s better than reading the latest thriller, crime novel, romance or history book? Having a group of people reading the same thing and sharing their impressions. Come check out the monthly meeting of Mission Valley Library Book Club and get in on the fun. The title for February is “The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace” by Jeff Hobbs. Copies of the book are available for checkout at the library.
6:30 p.m. in the Mission Valley Library Seminar Room, 2123 Fenton Parkway.

Wednesday, Feb. 21

‘Hidden Colors 3: The Rules of Racism’
“The Rules of Racism” is the third installment of the critically acclaimed documentary series “Hidden Colors 1 and 2.” This installment explores how institutional racism affects rules, laws, and public policies that are utilized to maintain this system. The film features commentary from a diverse group of scholars, authors, and entertainment icons.
12:45–2 p.m. at San Diego Mesa College, Mesa Commons, 211 A/B, 7250 Mesa College Drive, 92111. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, Feb. 22

Glow-in-the-Dark Engineering Contest
Kids and teens ages 8–14 build amazing creations using glow-in-the-dark bracelets. Participants will work together in teams of two to six people to create an incandescent structure. Build a skyscraper, bridge, geometric figure, animal — or whatever you can imagine! Come with a team already assembled, or come by yourself and be placed with a team.
4 p.m. in the Mission Valley Library Community Room, 2123 Fenton Parkway. No registration required.

Friday, Feb. 23

Joshua White Solo Reflections 2
Joshua White plays the music of Mary Lou Williams as part of his ‘Solo Reflections’ series. 8 p.m. at Dizzy’s 1717 Morena Blvd. $20 cover. Visit dizzy sjazz.com.

Harlem Globetrotters
The Harlem Globetrotters, known for their one-of-a-kind family entertainment, will bring their 2018 World Tour to San Diego to take on their long-time adversaries, the Washington Generals.
7 p.m. at Valley View Casino Center, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd. Tickets cost $15–125, available at bit.ly/2DX5iVZ.

Saturday, Feb. 24

Bob Magnusson & His All-Star Quintet
Joined by Jim Plank on vibes, Peter Sprague on guitar, Tripp Sprague on woodwinds and Duncan Moore on drums, Bob Magnusson plays jazz. 8 p.m. at Dizzy’s, 1717 Morena Blvd. $20 cover. Visit dizzy sjazz.com.

Coca-Cola memorabilia swap meet
Coca-Cola memorabilia will be on sale as part of the Coca-Cola Collectors Club’s “Great Get Together” convention. The swap meet is the only public event of the convention and runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Crown Plaza San Diego-Mission Valley, 2270 Hotel Circle North. Experts will be on hand to answer any questions.

Sunday, Feb. 25

Wine & Canvas Painting Class
Fun class with wine and art instructors that will teach participants how to paint “Sunflowers in Tuscany.” No experience required.
1 p.m. at Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, 5010 Mission Center Road. Cost is $35 includes materials. For more information, or to register, visit wineandcanvas.com.

Sensory Sunday Family Time
In collaboration with the Autism Society of San Diego, Mission Valley Library welcomes families with children on the spectrum to a sensory-friendly program featuring Snapology, a company that provides hands-on learning activities that engage children’s creativity. Recommended for kids ages 4-10, this interactive program will feature different activity stations designed for children of varying ages and abilities. After the program, families can explore the library, check out items, or enjoy the sunny patio.
11 a.m. in the Mission Valley Library Community Room, 2123 Fenton Parkway. Regular Sunday hours for the general public start at 12:30 p.m. No registration is required.

The Benedetti Trio celebrate George Harrison
A special night of music celebrating what would have been the Beatle guitarist’s 75th birthday. 8 p.m. at Dizzy’s, 1717 Morena Blvd. $20 cover. Visit dizzy sjazz.com.

Monday, Feb. 26

Toddler Story Time
A story time designed for toddlers, featuring songs, rhymes, and finger plays.
11 a.m. in the Mission Valley Library Community Room, 2123 Fenton Parkway

Death Café
Death Café provides a safe, agenda-free place to discuss death and life over some tasty treats. Not a grief therapy group, it is no more and no less than a friendly and interesting group of people discussing death, dying and end-of-life concerns.
1 p.m. at the Mission Valley Library, 2123 Fenton Parkway. Visit deathcafe.com and search the library’s zip code, 92108, to pre-register.

Tuesday, Feb. 27

Men’s Basketball
SDSU Aztecs take on Boise State Broncos. 7 p.m. at Viejas Arena, 5500 Canyon Crest Drive, San Diego. Tickets are $13–112, available at bit.ly/2Epw9uU.

Wednesday, Feb. 28

Knit-a-Bit Knitting and Crochet Circle
Bi-weekly meet-up group for knitting and crocheting enthusiasts to discuss and work on yarn craft projects.
12:30 p.m. in the Mission Valley Library Community Room, 2123 Fenton Parkway.

Thursday, March 1

Jeff Dunham: ‘Passively Aggressive’
Jeff Dunham, America’s favorite ventriloquist, is bringing his cast of characters on the road as he tours North America on his 60-city “Passively Aggressive” tour.
7 p.m. at Valley View Casino Center, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd. Tickets are $49.50, available through jeffdunham.com

 

Saturday, March 3

The Amazing Acro-cats
The Amazing Acro-cats featuring Tuna and the Rock Cats are a troupe of real performing house cats. They have cats riding skateboards, jumping through hoops, and Alley, our rising star, has even leapt into the Guinness Book of World Records, holding the record for the longest cat jump!
Show runs through March 11 at Moxie Theatre, 6663 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego. All shows start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25, $30 and $40, available at bit.ly/2E1qpcE.

Men’s Basketball
SDSU Aztecs take on Nevada Wolfpack. 7 p.m. at Viejas Arena, 5500 Canyon Crest Drive, San Diego. Tickets are $19–262, available at bit.ly/2rRyIDk.

Sunday, March 4

10th annual Brasil Jazz Festa
Enjoy four sets of Brazilian music. Events are held at Arias Hall, located behind the Musicians’ Association building at Dizzy’s, 1717 Morena Blvd. 7 p.m. $25 cover. Visit dizzysjazz.com.

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