Saturday, Sept. 22
Pancakes and booze
The Pancakes & Booze Art Show pop-up art show provides art lovers an opportunity to explore more than 200 pieces of artwork created by more than 50 local San Diego artists. Featuring a wide variety of pop art, fine art, and photography; show-goers can sip craft beer or signature cocktails while enjoying endless free pancakes. $10 at the door. 1735 Hancock St. For tickets and information, visit bit.ly/pancakesSD
Historic home tour
The Mission Hills Heritage Annual Home Tour invites guests to view some of the beautiful historical homes throughout the community. This year’s theme is the Gems of South Mission Hills. A variety of houses and styles will be shown; from small and quaint, to large and opulent, both original and remodeled. Guides will describe distinguishing architecture and interior details of the homes, as well as the history of some of the interesting people who lived in the homes. $25. bit.ly/2PKnVSj
Just Between Friends
Just Between Friends consignment will host a children’s and maternity consignment sale. Featuring over 40,000 gently used and new children’s and maternity items at 50-90 percent off retail. This biannual sale will have all sorts of kids items from strollers, to swings and bouncers, exercisers, shoes and clothes, DVDs, books and more. Free. 1895 Camino Del Rio South
Sunday, Sept. 23
Vaud & The Villains at Liberty Station
Back by popular demand, Vaud & The Villains are a 19-piece orchestra and cabaret – a genre-bending spectacle that invites you to bring your dancing feet! The ever-evolving cast of the show is composed of a five-piece horn section, vocalists, a rhythm section and dancers. They will be joined by soulful groove band Iron Sage Wood. Free. Show starts at 5 p.m. 2848 Dewey Road. Visit bit.ly/LSConcerts for more information.
Seany Chef Fest
The Seany Foundation will hold a battle of the bites on Sept. 23 to be judged by those in attendance. Chefs from over 12 restaurants around San Diego will be cooking up delicious morsels to help raise funds for childhood cancer awareness month. Enjoy live music and local art as the festivities raise funds for camping experiences that bring relief and happiness to kids struggling with cancer and their families. Admission $49. For tickets and information, go to bit.ly/ChefFestSD
Tuesday, Sept. 25
GI Film Festival
Through Sept. 30
The GI Film Festival will be held from Sept. 25–30 and will show films that celebrate the military and those who have served. Documentaries, shorts, narratives, and family-friendly films are presented – highlighting stories of heroism, resilience, and honor. The festival includes the Local Film Showcase, which features San Diego’s filmmakers, events, people, or places. Post-screening discussions with filmmakers, actors and documentary subjects are also part of the festival. Passes for all events and shows are $120. Tickets, event locations, and information is available at gifilmfestivalsd.org/2018
Register to vote
The Mission Valley and Linda Vista branch libraries will host a voter registration workshop on National Voter Registration Day, Sept. 25. Staff will be registering eligible voters as well as answering questions about the registration process. Noon–5 p.m. Mission Valley: 2123 Fenton Parkway. 1-5 p.m. Linda Vista: 2160 Ulric St.
Friday, Sept. 28
La Mesa Oktoberfest
Through Sept. 30
La Mesa Oktoberfest returns Sept. 28–30 to the avenues of the La Mesa Village. An all-ages event that draws over 100,000 people from across San Diego for three days of fun, music, delectable food, and of course, beer! The community of La Mesa has joined together to revive the festival by bringing back elements of time-honored favorites as well as introducing new interactive and immersive experiences for attendees to enjoy. Activities include traditional games and music, speakers and demonstrations, a children’s carnival, food and a craft beer and spirit garden, as well as a vendor market. 4–10 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.–10:30 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit lamesaoktoberfest.org.
Sunday, Sept. 30
Angra at Brick by Brick
Brazilian power metal band Angra will be preform at Brick by Brick on Sept. 30. The band is touring its newest studio album “Ømni” on its first full-force North American tour. Tickets start at $25. Event is 21-plus only. For tickets, visit ticketf.ly/AngraSD
Knot Theory Class
The All Girls STEM Society will host a fun and accessible math workshop for girls’ grades three through eight. The class will focus on knot theory and the tangled world of mathematical knots. The event is free and located at the Mission Valley Brach Library. Registration is required and can be done online at, bit.ly/2PGtgdp. 2123 Fenton Parkway.
Thursday, Oct. 4
Savage House ‘Backwoods’
Through Oct. 31
Get in the Halloween spirit with San Diego’s newest themed horror house. Follow along in a terrifying story that’s sure to get the blood pumping. This attraction will be located in the Target parking lot at Westfield Mission Valley mall. Tickets start at $5. Runs through Oct. 31. 1288 Camino Del Rio North.
Friday, Oct. 5
Mission Valley Farmers Market Grand Opening
Mission Valley Farmers Market at Civita Park will start Oct. 5 with a festive grand opening from 3 to 7 p.m. and continue every Friday. The grand opening will include entertainment, a bounce house for the kids and all of the amenities of Civita Park, 7960 Civita Blvd., San Diego. Free. CivitaLife.com.
Friday Night Liberty
Liberty Station features San Diego’s largest art walk on the first Friday of every month from 5–9 p.m. Enjoy dancing, live theater and music, museums and galleries while you explore the district. This month features a special event with the Station’s ARTventure experience. Find outdoor art installations and meet the artists and celebrate the grand opening of two new Liberty Station shops. Free. Go to bit.ly/ARTventureSD.
Through Oct. 7
San Diego Dance Theater’s “Trolley Dances” returns to captivate audiences at Hazard Center, The New Children’s Museum and IDEA1, a mix of apartment homes and commercial spaces in San Diego’s Upper East Village neighborhood. In partnership with Metropolitan Transit System, the contemporary dance series will entertain crowds throughout the county with popular dance numbers from the last two decades, with performances on Friday, Oct. 5, noon–2 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 6 and Sunday Oct. 7, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
San Diego Dance Theatre will give two hour guided tours that follow the unique storytelling experience, beginning at Hazard Center and continuing along the green and orange lines. Onlookers and touring groups alike will enjoy inspiring dance numbers performed by 50 of San Diego’s most talented dancers.
Tickets are $90 family four pack; $40 general admission; $25 senior/military/working artist; $15 students; and free for children under 3. Visit bit.ly/2QHYGBr.
Saturday, Oct. 6
Etsy Guild Market
The SoCal Esty Guild Market brings handmade artisan vendors, local designers, artist, live music, food, giveaways, and more to Westfield Mission Valley. Venders will be located in front of Nordstrom Rack, Michael’s, Starbucks, and the parking lot. Market runs from 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 9
‘Economic Inequality in America’
Studies have shown that since the 1970s, wealth and income inequality in the United States has significantly increased, and wealth has become concentrated in the country’s most affluent households. The American dream is built on the idea of economic mobility, and that financial success is determined by individual merit. This seminar will examine how that concept holds up for Americans today. Learn how growing economic inequality has affected the younger generation’s belief in the American dream. This OASIS program is free and located at the Mission Valley Library Community Room, 2123 Fenton Parkway. No need to register.
Wednesday, Oct. 10
Looking to meet up and work with other knitting and crocheting enthusiasts? Come check out Knit-a-Bit, a bi-weekly gathering of creative, crafty yarn workers who are happy to admire your accomplishments and assist you with your knitting technique. Free. Mission Valley Library Community Room, 2123 Fenton Parkway
Monday, Oct. 15
Shirley Weber Mobile Office
Connect with Assembly member Weber’s staff at the Mission Valley Library and get help with any problems you are having with public agencies, ask questions about legislation, and learn about state and local services. Issues that staff can assist with include renter’s and homeowner’s assistance programs, property tax issues, consumer complaints, and unemployment and disability insurance. No preregistration required. Free. Seminar Room, 2123 Fenton Parkway.
Saturday, Oct. 13
‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’
Liberty Station’s final outdoor film event of the year is on Oct. 13 and will feature “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” The evening will include surprise pop-up performances and activities, along with curated shorts preceding the feature film. Arrive early and visit the art galleries, studios, and museums the district has to offer. Free. 2848 Dewey Road.
Wednesday, Oct. 19
Through Sept. 28
In response to the success of TwainFest, Write Out Loud San Diego presents PoeFest from Sept. 19–28. A 10-day festival celebrating the life and works of Edgar Allen Poe and featuring live readings and performances of some of his and his contemporaries’ best works. Located at the historic Adobe Chapel, tickets are $20 per program, or $75 for an all-access pass. 3963 Conde St. For tickets and information, go to bit.ly/Poefest
Food Truck Tuesday
Get out to Civita Park for some of San Diego’s most delicious mobile eateries. Free. Every Tuesday from 5:30–8:30 p.m. 7960 Civita Blvd. To see the changing food truck lineup, go to bit.ly/FTTSD
Wednesday Morning Storytime
Join the Barnes & Noble at the Hazard Center every Wednesday with the little ones for morning story time. Childhood stories, bubbles, hand-stamps and more to get young kids interested and engaged in reading. Free. 7610 Hazard Center Drive.
—Calendar complied by Jules Shane. To submit events for possible inclusion in upcoming issues, email editor Jeff Clemetson at firstname.lastname@example.org.