Saturday, Nov. 17
This Will Destroy You
Experimental rock outfit This Will Destroy You will be at Brick by Brick with special guests on Nov. 17 touring their fifth studio album “New Others.” Tickets are $18. Doors open at 8 p.m. 1130 Buenos Ave. For tickets, visit ticketf.ly/2qKDsqV.
Sunday, Nov. 18
Preparing for Dementia
Thaddeus Mason Pope, J.D., Ph.D. will speak at a Hemlock Society of San Diego meeting on preparing for dementia and avoiding unwanted medical care. Pope is an expert in many areas of health law including advance directives and medical futility. In more than 130 publications he uses the law both to improve medical decision making and to protect patient rights at the end of life. This free presentation is at the Scottish Rite Center, 1895 Camino del Rio South, 1:30–3:30 p.m. No reservations necessary.
Wonder Woman Run/Walk
Join more than 3,500 everyday super heroes from around San Diego as they descend upon SDCCU Stadium for the DC Wonder Woman Run. Produced in partnership with Warner Bros. this 5k and 10k Run/Walk celebrates empowerment, strength, compassion and love, and gives the chance for participants to unleash their inner heroes. Comes dressed as Wonder Woman or one of your favorite super heroes. For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/2FgXUtB.
Monday, Nov. 19
SDSU World Music
The World Music program has a long and rich history at SDSU. With the increasing importance of cultural awareness and understanding, the world music ensembles offer a meaningful musical opportunity to engage in the artistic, social, and historical contexts of contemporary, non-western cultures. This free concert focuses on music from Appalachia, presented by Clinton Davis. Located in the Smith Recital Hall, 5500 Campanile Drive from 6 – 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov 20
Current Events, with Rick LeVine
Join attorney and former newscaster Rick LeVine at the Mission Valley Branch Library and catch up on the latest developments in elections, court cases, law reform and foreign affairs. This OASIS program is free and open to the public, no need to preregister. 1–2:30 p.m. Community Room at 2123 Fenton Pkwy.
Wednesday, Nov. 21
San Diego Jazz Fest
The 39th annual San Diego Jazz Festival will be hosted at the Town & Country Hotel from Nov. 21–25. Offers large concert rooms and dance halls as well as small, intimate listening rooms. Bands represent a wide variety of traditional jazz, Dixieland, ragtime, swing, bebop, and other jazz styles. The Festival offers something for every taste in classic jazz. $125 for all five days. 500 Hotel Circle North. To view festival lineup, buy tickets, or for more information, visit bit.ly/SDJazzFest.
Saturday, Nov. 24
The Teddy Ball is a high energy black-tie holiday fundraiser hosted by Cruise 4 Kids. Held at the Town & Country San Diego, this event brings together San Diego’s finest to raise money and collect Teddy Bears for sick and underprivileged children. Festivities include a live DJ, dancing, multiple bars, a pile of over 1,500 teddy bears, raffles, silent auctions, magicians, photos with Santa, a candy buffet, and an exclusive VIP Lounge. Tickets are $80 advanced until Nov. 24, and then start at $100. 500 Hotel Circle North. For tickets and event information, visit bit.ly/2Fsrr3k.
Sunday, Nov. 25
Crossover thrash group Municipal Waste will play at Brick by Brick on Nov. 25 on their Speed of the Wizard 2018 tour. Guests Toxic Holocaust and Haunt open. Doors open at 7 p.m. $25. 1130 Buenos Ave. Tickets available at ticketf.ly/2FimyKd.
Saturday, Nov. 27
Interested in learning to wire your own circuits? Join the Mission Valley Branch Library for a crash course in electronics. Using various electronic components, students will learn the basics of circuits and build mid-level bread-board projects such as a light sensitive nightlight, a railroad crossing signal with timer, a sound effect board, a pocket flashlight and more. Students will learn how to draw and identify circuit drawings, and work with integrated chips to understand how capacitors and transistors are used. All projects will be completed in class. Free, registration required. Community Room at 2123 Fenton Pkwy. For information or to register, go to bit.ly/2FfJSbp.
Wednesday, Nov. 28
A Christmas Carol
Through Dec. 30
Cygnet’s holiday smash hit is back for its fifth season. Guests are invited to enjoy the holiday classic adapted from Charles Dickens’ timeless tale of hope and redemption. This re-imagined, fully staged production features original new music, creative stagecraft and puppetry, and live sound effects. Runs through Dec. 30. Tickets start at $45. 4040 Twiggs St. For tickets and showtimes, go to bit.ly/2qI82Bt.
Thursday, Nov. 29
Preschool Stories and Crafts
Preschoolers are invited to a story time at the Mission Valley Branch Library, followed by arts and crafts right afterwards. In honor of Veteran’s Day, the library will host a special storytime focused on the United States, reading Sarvinder Naberhaus’s “Blue Sky White Stars” for One Book, One San Diego children’s selection. Afterwards, kids are invited to make a craft exploring their family tree. 10:30–11:30 a.m. Free. Community Room at 2123 Fenton Pkwy.
Saturday, Dec. 1
Etsy Guild Market
The Southern California Etsy Guild’s monthly outdoor market will be held on Dec. 1 at the Westfield Mission Valley mall. Venders will sell handmade art, clothing, goods, jewelry, and more. 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Free. Located in the parking lot of Nordstrom Rack and Michael’s. 1640 Camino Del Rio North.
Sunday, Dec. 2
Join the Fashion Valley mall for a private photo experience for children with special needs and their families. Children will have the opportunity to visit with Santa and have their photo taken with him. Fashion Valley will make necessary adjustments to the environment to support the sensory, physical and other developmental needs of children of all abilities for this free event. 8–10 a.m. 7007 Friars Road.
Tuesday, Dec. 4
Building Healthy Families
Join staff from Acruhealth Precision Chiropractic at True Food Kitchen as they offer natural solutions to everyday and long-term health issues and educate on how to prevent disease. This free dinner event runs 6:30–8:30 p.m. Registration required. 7007 Friars Road. For more information and to register, go to bit.ly/2qFCzQk.
Thursday, Dec. 6
Real Estate Conference
Join the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate for its 18th annual Residential Real Estate Conference: Outlook 2019. The Annual Residential Real Estate Outlook Conference is a gathering of more than 200 residential real estate professionals where they may share their predictions and the rationale for their expectations. Located at the University of San Diego. $90. Conference runs 7–10 a.m. 5998 Alcalá Park. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit bit.ly/2FiqzON.
Saturday, Dec. 8
Carols at USD
Join the University of San Diego’s choral choir and scholars for an evening of holiday caroling in Founder’s Chapel. 7:30–9 p.m. 5998 Alcalá Park.
Sunday, Dec. 9
Wacky Wonky Wonderland
The Wacky Wonky Wonderland holiday festival and donation drive will take place at the San Diego Center for Children’s main campus in Linda Vista to collect much needed gifts and donations to support children in need this holiday season. Kids, families and adults can enjoy photos with Santa, jumpers and carnival games, holiday crafts, festive music, trackless train rides, and a holiday costume contest. Vespa Motorsport will also be a part of the festivities, leading its 11th annual Scooter Toy Run featuring more than 200 holiday decorated scooters parading down the street and through the Center’s front gates. Free. 3002 Armstrong St. To volunteer, RSVP, or find more information, go to bit.ly/2FslKT0.
Monday, Dec. 10
She Founders Group
Join a roundtable for C-level women, interested in connecting and learning from other’s working in fast-growing, local businesses. Presented by Wagenknecht Law Group at The Brink SBDC at the University of San Diego. noon–1:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Free. 5998 Alcalá Park. Register online at bit.ly/2FlZn1z.
Thursday, Dec. 13
Holiday Happy Hour
Adults 21 and up are invited to join Westfield Mission Valley for “Santa’s Merry Hour.” Discover the magic of the holidays during a relaxed evening of merry moments, gift making, giveaways, sips, bites, and music in a lively ambiance after a long day at the workshop. Guests who wear their ugly Christmas sweater to this event will also receive 15 percent off of their photo purchase at the Santa set on this day. Santa will also be at the mall from Nov. 16–Dec. 24 for pictures and presents. 1640 Camino Del Rio North. For hours or to reserve your photo op, visit bit.ly/2qGZ47B.
Friday, Dec. 14
Bach For Christmas
Enjoy a performance of Johann Sebastian Bach’s quintessential Christmas Oratorio, presented by the Bach Collegium San Diego. This is the first time the group will be preforming the six-part composition. Tickets are $20 for students, $40 for general admission. Located within the First United Methodist Church. 2111 Camino del Rio South. To purchase tickets, visit bit.ly/2qJkHEc.
Sunday, Dec. 16
No Zodiac Toy Drive
Phoenix-based metal band No Zodiac will be at Soma with special guests for a holiday slam concert and toy drive. Guests are invited to bring an unopened toy to donate to underprivileged youths in the area. $10. Doors open at 6:30. 3350 Sports Arena Blvd. Purchase tickets at bit.ly/2FmmKYS.
Thursday, Dec. 20
Power Partner Luncheon
Join America Choice Benefits (ACB) for their monthly luncheon, held this month at Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill. Learn about ACB members benefits and meet some of their local service providers and benefit partners. Guests will be entered into surprise raffle to be drawn at the event. Free. 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. 7510 Hazard Center Drive. Register online and receive an additional ticket for the raffle, at bit.ly/2Fk7VX2.
—Calendar compiled by Jules Shane. Reach him at jshaneap.gmail.com.
Toddler Story Time
Join the Mission Valley Branch Library for a morning story time every Monday from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Designed for toddlers, sessions include songs, rhymes, finger plays, and more fun activities for kids. Free. Located in the community room at 2123 Fenton Pkwy.
Financial Literacy Workshop
Take your financial future into your own hands and learn how to use money as a tool that works for you. Each Tuesday from 7 – 8:30 p.m. in the Rio Vista building, retired finance manger Oliver Vera hosts a free seminar, teaching residents how to turn their money into an asset for building their financial futures. 8885 Rio San Diego Drive.
Sliders and Suds
Every Wednesday at the Riverwalk Golf Club get some bites and beers as you practice your backswing. Two sliders and two beers from the club grill, along with a large bucket of golf balls. $15. 1150 Fashion Valley Road.
For questions, contact Riverwalk Golf Club at 619-296-4653
Civita park Farmers Market
San Diego Farm Bureau presents a farmer’s market in beautiful Civita Park every Friday from 3 – 7 p.m. Meet local famers and pick up high-quality produce and florals. Free. 7964 Civita Blvd.