Presidio Sentinel, July 2018, Vol. 19, No. 07w

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Thru August 12 n This summer, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is inviting guests to take a trip around the world-without the need for a passport or luggage. Visitors will have the opportunity to walk among kangaroos, wallabies, magpie geese, and colorful Australian plants. The annual Summer Safari presented by Groupon is back, and with it comes a multitude of fabulous food and entertainment from all over the globe-including Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands, South America and North America. From the Summer Safari Stage at the Safari Base Camp, a diverse array of entertainers will astound and delight guests with electrifying performances throughout the afternoon and evening. Guests can purchase a “tasting card” and sample cuisine from around the world-including Brazilian beef skewers and linguisa, Hawaiian sliders, Cantonese ginger scallion shrimp and lobster fried rice, chicken sope, Australian lamingtons and more. For information, visit www.sdzsafaripark.org.

Thru September 3 n The San Diego Museum of Art, located at 1450 El Prado in Balboa Park, is showcasing more than 90 works of art from its world-renowned Edwin Binney 3rd Collection, one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of South Asian painting outside of India. In Epic Tales from Ancient India: Paintings from this exhibition offers the unique opportunity to experience South Asian paints in their original narrative context by explaining the classic of literature that the works illustrate. The art is from the 16th through the 19th century, and provides the tools for reading and understating Indian Painting. The exhibition also features an interactive space with handson workshops, live musical and dance performances, daily storytelling and more. For information, visit www.SDMArt.org. n Time for summer concerts and the 31st Annual International Summer Organ Festival at the Spreckels world organ Pavilion in Balboa Park. The Festival hosts a line up of 11 free, public concerts by renowned organists each Monday evening, on the historic Spreckels Organ – the world’s largest outdoor pipe organ, designed to demonstrate the fresh sound of the historic 1914 Spreckels Organ. All Festival concerts start at 7:30 p.m., and are open to all ages. Friendly music-loving pets on leash are welcome. Light snacks, beverages, and unique gifts are available on the pavilion grounds, and proceeds from donations benefit the nonprofit Spreckels Organ Society, which works to preserve, program and promote the Spreckels Organ as a world treasure for all people. For a complete schedule, visit www.SpreckelsOrgan.org. n This summer during San Diego Zoo’s Nighttime Zoo Celebration. special activities and entertainment rock the Zoo Nightly. As twilight descents over the city of San Diego, the party will just be getting started at the San Diego Zoo–all summer long. The annual summertime celebration includes toe-tapping music, fascinating animal encounters, stilt walkers, exceptional acrobatic feats and African-themed music, dance and more. Special activities get started at 4 p.m. daily and will stay open until 9 p.m. For information, visit www.sandiegozoo.org.

Thru September 28 n Food Truck Fridays and

Friday Night Alive! begin on this evening on family-friendly entertainment. Summer arrives early with the return of the Balboa Park Conservancy’s popular Food Truck Friday’s program from 4 to 8:30 p.m. The family-friendly entertainment will provide the perfect side dish to more than a dozen of San Diego’s favorite food trucks, along with games and booths set up with hands-on activities and crafts for kids and other family activities. As a special bonus The San Diego Museum of Art will continue to offer $5 admission prices to all visitors after 5 p.m. on Friday nights. For information, visit www.balboapark.org.

July 2 n Reuben H Fleet Science Center, located at 1875 El Prado in Balboa Park, is offering the first Monday of every month to seniors 65 plus to enjoy the Science Center exhibits, a show in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater and a lecture on the quietest day of the month for only $8. The doors open at 9:30 a.m. to get Senior Monday started early. Sharp Minds lectures begin at 10:30. The lecture topic for this month: Healthy Aging and Neurodegeneration. A New Perspective: Throughout life, the brain is capable of changing and adapting. This ability is called plasticity and it’s key to develop the circuits necessary for a healthy brain. Neurodegenerative disorders (like Alzheimer’s disease or stroke) decrease plasticity, but the normal process of aging takes a toll too. Join us to discover recent research that looks into why this happens in health and disease from the perspective of a specialized cell type in the train, called astrocytes. The Lecturer for this month is Dr. Elena Blanco-Suarez. Visitors are encouraged to stay to enjoy the galleries and special senior discounts in Craveology and the North Star Science Store. n Pt. Loma Village Wine and Book Club will be meeting at the Wine Pub, located at 2907 Shelter Island Drive, Suite 108 in San Diego from 6 to 8 p.m. This month’s book is “Essex Serpent” by Sarah Perry. La Playa Books is located at 1026 Rosecrans Street in San Diego. For information, call 619.226.2601 or visit www.laplayabooks.com. n The 31st Annual International Summer Organ Festival at the Spreckels world organ Pavilion in Balboa Park. The Festival hosts a line up of 11 Free, public concerts by renowned organists each Monday evening, on the historic Spreckels Organ – the world’s largest outdoor pipe organ, designed to demonstrate the fresh sound of the historic 1914 Spreckels Organ. All Festival concerts start at 7:30 p.m., and are open to all ages. Tonight will feature Award winning American theatre organist Walt n Strony performs an evening of patriotic music celebrating Independence Day.

July 3 n TheNAT

San Diego National History Museum, located at 1788 El Prado in Balboa Park, offers residents Free Days on the first Tuesday of each month. Balboa Park organizations offer free admission (special exhibitions and films are not included) to San Diego City and County residents (with ID), active military, and their dependents on selected days for one day each month. On Residents Free Day, please enter at the south side of the building near the fountain. All guests will exit at the north side of the building near the big fig tree. For more information, visit www.sdnhm.org.

July 4 n Old Town San Diego State Historic Park Celebrates the Fourth of July with an event that starts the day at 11 a.m. with live music, followed by patriotic speeches and flag raising ceremony. One of the highlights of the day is the annual Fourth of July parade

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July 2018 around the plaza. Following the parade, the Old Town Historic Dance Society presents a dance where visitors are encouraged to kick up their heels and join in. You can join park staff and volunteers to celebrate Independence Day as early San Diego residents did in the 1800’s. Free games, activities, music, and dance are all part of the celebration. The park is located on San Diego Avenue and Twiggs Street in Old Town San Diego. For more information, visit www.parks.ca.gov/oldtownsandiego or call the visitor center at 619.220.5422. n Maritime Museum of San Diego invites you to celebrate the Fourth of July. The observation deck of the museum’s historic 1898 steam ferry Berkeley provides a spectacular view of the fireworks show over San Diego Bay. A delicious buffet dinner will provide two seatings, the first one from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and the second from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Prices for dinner purchased in advance online are $35 for adults and $18 children 12 and under. Kids 5 and under are free. A special discounted admission of $10 will begin at 8 p.m. for guests only wanting to watch the fireworks. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. For information, visit www.sdmaritime.org or call 619.234.9153 ext. 106. n Southern California’s largest fireworks show will illuminate the skies over San Diego Bay for the Port of San Diego Big Bay Boom’s 18th Annual 4th of July Celebration. Starting at 9 p.m., some of the most technically advanced fireworks, in an array of shapes and colors, will launch simultaneously from four barges placed strategically around San Diego Bay, providing an electrifying display of patriotism in celebration of Independence Day. Firework artists will choreograph the approximately 20-minute show to music broadcast live on MAX FM 105.7 radio and The Mighty 1090 AM. For detailed information on the Port of San Diego Big Bay Boom, visit www.bigbayboom.com

July 5 n Zel’s

Del Mar, located at 1247 Camino Del Mar in Del Mar, hosts Robin Henkel solo blues from 7 to 10 p.m. For information, call 858.755.0076.

July 6 n Arts District Liberty Station, located at 2640 Historic Decatur Road in San Diego presents free performances, open art studios, galleries and museums on the first Friday of every month from 5 to 9 p.m. Summer is ART-rageous. Celebrate Summer and the Arts at Friday Night Liberty and enjoy a free concert by Point Loma Nazarene University students at Dick Laub NTC Command Center. n Dizzy’s performances now take place at the showroom of San Diego Jet Ski Rentals, located at 1717 Morena Boulevard in San Diego, presents trumpeter John Reynolds and his quartet who will perform at 8 p.m. Cost is $15 ($10 students).

July 6 & 7 n Bazaar del Mundo’s Second Annual “Mercado del Sol” presents local artists who bring summer fashions, accessories and jewelry to Old Town. More than a dozen artists and vendors will gather at Bazaar del Mundo, located at 4133Taylor Street, to share their summer inspired collections of handcrafted jewelry, clothing fashion accessories, gifts and more at the free weekend event. New this year will be representatives from Johnny Was, a globally recognized brand known for its bohemian designs that cross cultures and defy trends. Visitors can participate in a raffle for a limited edition Johnny Was item, or place a custom order and receive a free scarf as a gift with purchase. Delicious summer treats will also be available throughout the Bazaar del Mundo Shops, plus a for-purchase salad bar-perfect for the warm outdoor setting. Festivities take place at the Bazaar del Mundo Shops at the north entrance to Old Town, on the corner of Juan and Taylor Streets.

July 6 thru late October n This is the 11th year that County Parks and Recreation and sponsor cities have coordinated this event. The annual event is bigger and better than ever with 151 screening at dozens of parks across the county. All screenings are free and open to the public. Movies are rated G through PG-13. New movies for 2018 include “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” “Ferdinand,” “Black Panther” and more. Tonight we will have “E.T. The Extraterrestrial” at Lemon Grove Park. “Back to the Future” at Horton Plaza Park on July 7. Movies start 15 minutes after sunset and many locations offer arts and crafts, games and other activities such as live entertainment and food trucks for an hour or so beforehand. Moviegoers are encouraged to bring along blankets, chairs and snacks. For a complete schedule please visit www.SummerMoviesinthePark.

July 7 n Old Town

San Diego State Historic Park Celebrates travel and transportation from the era of real horsepower during Stagecoach Days. This event kicks off today and runs for six Saturdays during July and August, from noon to 4 p.m. on these special Saturdays. There will be plenty of old-fashioned fun from the mid-1800s. Each week there will be a different theme, this week is: “Games and Amusements.” Try your hand at 19th century games and amusements. The West in San Diego Park is located on San Diego Avenue and Twiggs Street in San Diego. For information about the Stagecoach Days celebration, visit www.parks.ca.gov/oldtownsandiego or call the park’s visitor center at 619.220.5422. n Dizzy’s performances now take place at the showroom of San Diego Jet Ski Rentals, located at 1717 Morena Boulevard in San Diego. Hard swinging bop from saxophonist David Borgo, with Gunnar Biggs on bass, Andrew Munsey on drums, and Tobin Chodros on piano will perform at 8 p.m. Cost is $20 ($15 students).

July 8 n McAlister Institute will hold its 6th annual 5K Walk for Sobriety with check-in and registration beginning at 8 a.m. at NTC Park at Liberty Station at 2455 Cushing Road, San Diego. The Walk is an opportunity to bring help and hope to thousands of individuals and families braving the unforgiving cycle of addition. Tommy Sablan, senior producer for KGB’s Bob and Coe in the Morning Show, will serve as emcee for the 6th year. Also, in response in community requests, this year’s event will include the addition of a timed run. Walkers, runners, and online supporters will help us send this powerful message on the day of the walk by wearing the number of days they—or their loved ones—have been clean and sober and what it means to them. All proceeds from the Walk for Sobriety benefit McAlister Institute, one of San Diego’s leading resources for individuals and families impacted by addiction. To join the celebration, visit www.walkforsobriety.com. n La Playa Books, located at 1026 Rosecrans Street in San Diego, presents James Clay, author of “Dusty Barnett’ and ‘Songbird of the West” from 2 to 4 p.m. Clay will speak to us about

writing and the history of the western genre. For information, call 619.226.2601 or visit www.laplayabooks.com.

July 10 n theNAT,

San Diego National History Museum, located at 1788 El Prado in Balboa Park, presents the Nat Talk: The New Nature Movement with Richard Louv at 7 p.m. Journalist and author of nine books, including “Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder.” He’ll argue that the more high-tech our lives become, the more nature we need. The talk begins at 7 p.m. Museum doors will open at 5:30 pm. After the talk, join Richard in the Museum store for a signing of his book. Tickets are available online at www.sdnhm.org, at the Museum, or by calling 877.946.7797.

July 11 n Tio Leo’s, located at 5302 Napa Street in San Diego, hosts a Blues Camp Fundraiser from 7 to 11 p.m. Performing for the evening are the Bayou Brothers, Michele Lundeen, Anthony Cullins, Robin Henkel, Sue Palmer, Laura Chavez, Sharifah, Jerry “Hot Rod” DeMink, “Fuzzy” Rankin, Karl Dring, Mercedes Moore, Josh Stevens, Benji Davis and The Little Kings. For information, call (619) 5452-1462.

July 11 & 18 n Lawrence Family

JCC, located at 4126 Executive Drive in La Jolla, presents Religious views for Secular Jews at 7 p.m. Explore Jewish beliefs and traditions as we ask questions and seek connections between Judaism and our personal values. Instructor: Rabbi Ron Shulman will lead the discussion. For information and to purchase tickets, call 858.362.1348 or visit www.sdcjc.org/boxoffice.

July 12 n theNAT,

San Diego National History Museum, located at 1788 El Prado in Balboa Park, presents Nature & Me Storytime at 10:15 a.m. Open to all ages with a parent or guardian (recommended for ages 1-5). Free with Museum admission. This month’s theme is Backyard Buddies. Visit www.sdnat.org for ticket information. n Maritime Museum, located on the North Embarcadero in downtown San Diego at 1492 North Harbor Drive, hosts an unforgettable Rum Runner Night aboard the steam Ferryboat Berkeley from 5 to 8 p.m. Guests will enjoy specialty craft rum cocktails, pick up tips from Havana 1920 celebrity mixologist and GBOD Hospitality Group’s beverage director Ryan Andres. Listen and dance to live music, and imbibe in delicious authentic Cuban cuisine. Tickets are $30 per person for visitors 21 and up and include one specialty rum drunk, appetizers, entertainment, plus general admission to all historic vessels and exhibits at the Maritime Museum. To purchase tickets, visit www.sdmaritime.org. n La Playa Books, located at 1026 Rosecrans Street in San Diego, presents Michael Hardcastle-Taylor and “The Windsors I Knew” from 5 to 7 p.m. Jean Hardcastle-Taylor typed her memoir in 1965. Her original 200-page typescript was stored away in northern California until it was “born” at the Hotel Del Coronado in Coronado, California in 2009 by the purest of luck. For information, call 619.226.2601 or visit www.laplayabooks.com.

July 13 thru 29 n David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre, located at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center at 4126 Executive Drive in La Jolla, presents Disney’s “Frozen Jr.,” the musical adaptation of this beloved film. See Olaf, Elsa and Anna live at the JCC. When their kingdom becomes trapped in perpetual winter, fearless Anna joins forces with mountaineer Kristoff and his reindeer sidekick to find Anna’s sister, Snow Queen Elsa and break her icy spell. With music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, the production is directed by Joey Landwehr. For information, call 858.362.1348 or visit www.sdcjc.org.

July 14 n Birdrock Coffee Roasters, located at 5627 La Jolla Boulevard in La Jolla, hosts Robin Henkel solo blues from 10 a.m. to noon. For information, call 858.551.1707. n Old Town San Diego State Historic Park Celebrates travel and transportation from the era of real horsepower during Stagecoach Days. This event kicks off today and runs for six Saturdays during July and August, from noon to 4 p.m. on these special Saturdays. There will be plenty of old-fashioned fun from the mid-1800s. Each week there will be a different theme, this week is: “Soldiers and Citizens.” Try your hand at 19th century games and amusements. The West in San Diego Park is located on San Diego Avenue and Twiggs Street in San Diego. For information about the Stagecoach Days celebration, visit www.parks.ca.gov/oldtownsandiego or call the park’s visitor center at 619.220.5422. n Dizzy’s performances now take place at the showroom of San Diego Jet Ski Rentals, located at 1717 Morena Boulevard in San Diego. Lori Bell and Trio de Janeiro performs with Ron Satterfield guitar/vocals and Tommy Aros on percussion, plus a special guest will be performing at 8 p.m. Cost is $20 ($10 students.)

July 14 thru 15 n Maritime Museum,

located on the North Embarcadero in downtown San Diego at 1492 North Harbor Drive, hosts another legendary Family Overnight Aboard Star of India departing at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday and returning at 9 a.m. on Sunday. Guests will embark on an imaginary voyage to relive the lives and times of the emigrant passengers in The Great Age of Sail. Tickets are $75 per participant age 5 and up and include meals and accommodations. Space is limited. Adults must accompany youth under 18. n To purchase tickets, visit www.sdmaritime.org or call 619.234.9153 ext 122.

July 15 n La Playa

Books, located at 1026 Rosecrans Street in San Diego, in celebration of Pride Weekend, presents first-time LGBTQ author, Sam Ledel from 2 to 4 p.m. “Rocks and Stars” is a coming-out novel about a young high school athlete and her personal growth from high school yearnings to college flirtation. For information, call 619.226.2601 or visit www.laplayabooks.com.

July 15 thru August 2 n San Diego Aviators prepares

for the 43rd Season of World Team tennis at 6 p.m. Presented by GEICO, the tournament takes place at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, located at 2100 Costa Del Mar Road in Carlsbad. This season, the Aviators are amplifying the fan experience with planned theme nights, nightly give-aways, new food vendors, happy hours, live music and an interactive Kids Zone located

next the Stadium Court. For a complete schedule, visit www.sandiegoaviators.com schedule. For ticket information, visit www.sandiegoaviators.com/pages/ticket-options.

July 18 n 83 Degrees,

located at 660 Carlsbad Village Drive in Carlsbad, hosts Robin Henkel solo blues from 7 to 9:30 p.m. For information, call 760.729.7904.

July 19 n Challah Circle: Learn to Braid a Round Challah 4 Ways. A Monthly Get-together to Knead Some Friendship at 7 p.m. Choose to make a traditional or uniquely shaped challah at our monthly Challah Circle. This month we’ll show you four different ways to create a round Challah. You’ll knead the dough, let it rise and learn how to shape it. While the dough is rising, Rabbi Lenore Bohm will lead us in a lively conversation. You’ll leave with a ready-to-bake challah, which will bring sweet and aromatic smells to your kitchen on Friday, in time for Shabbat. Following your registration, you’ll receive a list of basic supplies to bring to prepare your challah. All ingredients will be provided. Call 858.457.3030 for more information.

July 20 n Dizzy’s performances now take place at the showroom of San Diego Jet Ski Rentals, located at 1717 Morena Boulevard in San Diego. Vocalist Sacha Boutros will perform at 8 p.m. Cost is $20.

July 21 n Reuben H Fleet Science Center, located at 1875 El Prado in Balboa Park, has a Junior Science Club which meets from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for students in grades first through fourth. Sessions are filled with new challenges, hand-on activities and interaction with local scientists. Throughout the year, we will explore an array of fields including biology, chemistry, engineering, environmental science, physics, robotics and much more! This month we have Makey Makey. Have you ever played a piano with bananas or used Play-Doh to control your Mario Game? To participate, parents must pre-register and pay with a credit card while registering their children by calling 619.238.1233x 806 or visit www.rhfleet.org/events/ junior-science-club. n Proud Mary’s Southern Bar & Grill, located at 5550 Kearny Mesa Road in San Diego, hosts tonight Robin Henkel Band with horns from 7 to 10 p.m. For information, call 858.278.0800. n Dizzy’s performances now take place at the showroom of San Diego Jet Ski Rentals, located at 1717 Morena Boulevard in San Diego. Tenor saxophonist Ian Buss presents an evening of original compositions with his Quintet featuring Danny Green on piano, Matt DiBiase on vibraphone, Mackenzie Leighton on bass, and Julien Cantelm on drums will perform at 8 p.m. Cost is $20 ($15 students).

July 22 n ConnectMed

International Hosts San Diego County’s First free Therapeutic and Recreational Day Camp for Children with Craniofacial Differences at Camp Cahito in Balboa Park from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Camp Cosmos aims to foster joy and self-confidence, and build relationships among kids, families and local car providers in the Southern California craniofacial communities. The day camp will be facilitated by child and family therapists, nurses and other specialists who will lead self-esteem building and camaraderiefocused activities. For information or to make a donation, visit www.ConnectMed.org n Carnitas Embarcadero, located at 1004 N. Harbor Drive in San Diego, hosts Whitney Shay and Robin Henkel from noon to 3 p.m. For information, call 619.696.7675. n Lestat’s, located at 3343 Adams Avenue in San Diego, hosts Robin Henkel Band with Horns from 4:30 to 6 p.m. For information, call 619.282.0437.

July 22 thru September 23 n Liberty Station welcomes the

return of the Concerts, a widely popular, free concert series inaugurated last year. Three concerts, presented outdoors on the grassy North Promenade on Sunday evenings, takes place at 5 p.m. and feature a collection of popular San Diego musicians and acts. Audiences are invited to bring a blanket, a picnic and a love of live music. Produced in partnership with Damian DeRobbio of Beer, Food and Music, the venue is set up to allow lots of room to dance and get up close to the acts. Tonight the opening act is Rebecca Jade and the Cold Fact. Headliner Earl Thomas will ignite audiences and bring rock and roll, R & B and blues to the Arts District.

July 26 n Cannonball, located at 3105 Ocean Front Walk in San Diego, hosts Whitney Shay and Robin Henkel from 5 to 8 p.m. For information, call 858.228.9304.

July 27 n Dizzy’s

performances now take place at the showroom of San Diego Jet Ski Rentals, located at 1717 Morena Boulevard in San Diego. Young saxophonist Julian Roel and friends will perform at 8 p.m. Cost is $15 ($10 students).

July 28 n Old Town

San Diego State Historic Park Celebrates travel and transportation from the era of real horsepower during Stagecoach Days. This event kicks off today and runs for six Saturdays during July and August, from noon to 4 p.m. on these special Saturdays. There will be plenty of old-fashioned fun from the mid-1800s. Each week there will be a different theme, this week is: “Women of the West.” Try your hand at 19th century games and amusements. The West in San Diego Park is located on San Diego Avenue and Twiggs Street in San Diego. For information about the Stagecoach Days celebration, visit www.parks.ca.gov/oldtownsandiego or call the park’s visitor center at 619.220.5422. n Dizzy’s performances now take place at the showroom of San Diego Jet Ski Rentals, located at 1717 Morena Boulevard in San Diego. Trombonist Matt Hall presents “Three Bones & a Quill” and will perform at 8 p.m. Cost is $20 ($15 students).

July 29 n Dizzy’s

performances now take place at the showroom of San Diego Jet Ski Rentals, located at 1717 Morena Boulevard in San Diego. Prodigiously creative pianist Chase Morrin in a special presentation, is joined by South Korean singer/ songwriter Wonmi Jung, Israeli saxophonist Lihi Haruvi, NYC drummer Lesley Mok, and LA bassist Max Kraus. They will perform at 7 p.m. Cost is $15 ($10 students).