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OCTOBER 2016 ON THE COVER AND THIS PAGE: Comedian Jo Koy was photographed with his Tesla X by K.C. Alfred at Koy’s Los Angeles home. Koy will perform on Oct. 29 in San Diego at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay.


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Northern Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius acadicus) catching a Deer Mouse. Strong talons and sensitive vision make this night predator a hunting machine. But its uneven ears are what give it a unique advantage in total darkness. Photo by Ron Austing, WildNaturePhotos

DEPARTMENTS CURRENTS 30 TEN.SIXTEEN Event calendar 42 LAUGHING STOCK October stand-up comedy shows

PULSE 44 ART BEAT October gallery & exhibition openings

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50 CURTAIN CALLS Performing arts preview 52 REEL COOL October motion picture preview

84 DRIVEN TO DRINKS Alcohol maker breaks the ice in East Village

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86 TAKE IT FROM THE TAP A monthly taste of beer from here

102 TAKE A SPIN Upcoming EDM and DJ performances

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BLONDE AMBITION An accomplished musician mixes it up with a new gig in Mission Hills

94 SOUNDS LIKE A PLAN October concert calendar

104 BETTOR BELIEVE IT Imagine hitting the dating jackpot…


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MARKET UPDATE The market is still going strong moving into the fourth quarter and the holiday months. Average market days are slightly increased due to backto-school activities, fall functions and trends in the marketplace. It is still a great time to sell your property, as many buyers are actively looking, with low interest rates and rent prices on the rise. Great opportunities are still available for buyers with excellent loan options.

MARKET STATS (August 2016 data shown) Homes for sale: 20 Homes sold: 5 Highest price: $2,350,000 Lowest price: $300,000 Median home price: $783,000


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MARKET UPDATE The Downtown Real Estate Market is steady and consistent, even with the inventory being low. If you are considering selling your home, now is the perfect time to list it. Having a knowledgeable team assisting you in the process will help you reach your desired sales price.Â

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MARKET STATS (August 2016 data shown) Homes for sale: 204 Homes sold: 86 Highest price: $1,500,000 Lowest price: $250,000 Median home price: $493,500


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Thanks to advancements by some of the world’s leading physicians and researchers, cosmetic surgery has been evolving into regenerative aesthetics. “Going under the knife,” as the adage goes, is no longer a prerequisite of enjoying dramatic refinements to physical beauty. Cellulite, for example, can now be removed from the hips, abdomen and chin (among other body parts) without surgery. It’s not magic, it’s Thermi 250TM, the brand name of a new technology developed to tighten tissue and break down fat without breaking the skin. The machine utilizes high-powered radiofrequencies to target and fragment unwanted lipids, which are then flushed from the body through urination. In a fat-elimination process he calls Cold Fusion, boardcertified plastic surgeon Steven Cohen, M.D., F.A.C.S, sometimes prescribes Thermi 250TM treatments in conjunction with Coolscuplting® sessions, which help to create a smoother appearance of the skin once dimply cellulite is absorbed and then expelled. “The least-invasive technique possible is always the best approach,” says Dr. Cohen, Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery and Former Chief of Craniofacial and Plastic Surgery at Rady Children’s Hospital. “And when a patient’s desired results require actual surgery, my preference is to use local anesthesia.” While breast implant surgery and liposuction can be completed without general anesthesia, aesthetic rejuvenation of the face is also experiencing a scientific renaissance. A patient’s own tissue, for example, can be injected instead of Juvederm® (hyaluronic acid by Allergan, makers of BOTOX®) and other pharmaceutical companies’ dermal fillers.

“Integrated care is the ideal,” says Dr. Cohen. “I like to educate patients as to how to care for themselves at an early age, staving off the visible effects of the aging process, thereby reducing the amount of invasive treatment they may need later in life.” For more insight into Thermi 250TM, Coolscuplting®, Cold Fusion – and other advances in cosmetic surgery and regenerative aesthetics – contact Dr. Cohen at FACES+ in La Jolla.


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CALENDAR PG. 30 | COMEDY PG. 42 TEN.SIXTEEN: OCTOBER EVENTS | BY MICHELLE DEDERKO

“YOU LOVE YOUR OCEAN, YOUR BEACH, YOUR WAVE. THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO PUT YOUR MONEY, TIME AND ENERGY WHERE YOUR HEART IS AND SUPPORT THE SURFRIDER FOUNDATION’S PASSIONATE VOLUNTEERS AS THEY WORK TO PROTECT 100 PERCENT OF OUR COASTS.”—surfrider.org

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Hundreds of surfers and ocean enthusiasts will paddle around Ocean Beach Pier on surfboards, stand-up paddleboards and bodyboards to raise awareness and funds for clean water. CONT. ON PAGE 32

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Oom-pah music thumps through three days of the La Mesa Oktoberfest, a giant block party packed with German cuisine, Bavarian beers and more than 100 vendors lining La Mesa Boulevard.

Hosted by the German American Societies of San Diego, this festival is celebrated over two weekends in El Cajon. It also marks the return of the Bavarian band Guggenbach-Buam, which has flown in from Germany to perform at this event for a decade.

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MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT BOOTCAMP CHALLENGE MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT, POINT LOMA bootcampchallenge.com United States Marine Corps drill instructors will whip participants into shape throughout this three-mile obstacle course featuring Marine Corps Recruit-approved challenges such as tunnel crawls, cargo net walls and push-up stations.

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PACIFIC BEACHFEST PACIFIC BEACH BOARDWALK FROM DIAMOND TO THOMAS STREET pacificbeachfest.org The long-standing BeachFest celebrates all things PB, including a beach volleyball tournament, surfing competition, a fish taco contest, craft beer garden and live music jamming throughout the day.

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MAKER FAIRE SAN DIEGO BALBOA PARK

sandiego. makerfaire.com Makers of all kinds — from engineers to artists to scientists — show off their talents and creations at this brain lab, which amps things up with beer gardens and handson activities.

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CARLSBAD OKTOBERFEST HOLIDAY PARK, CARLSBAD

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CRSSD FESTIVAL WATERFRONT PARK, DOWNTOWN

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The fall edition of this two-day electronic music fete features Swedish trio Miike Snow, Chinese-American DJ/producer ZHU and English DJ/producer Bonobo performing along the downtown waterfront.

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MUSTANGS BY THE BAY EMBARCADERO MARINA PARK NORTH, MARINA DISTRICT mustangclubsd.com Fans of fast cars will assemble at this outdoor showcase of 350 Mustangs divided into generations and spread throughout the Embarcadero’s scenic lawn.

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CRAFTOBERFEST LIBERTY PUBLIC MARKET, POINT LOMA

libertypublicmarket.com Liberty Public Market brings Munich to San Diego for 10 days of celebration as artisans prepare traditional fare like bratwurst (from Mastiff Sausage Co.) and German cookies (from Crafted Baked Goods). Snag a rare German brew in a glass boot from Bottlecraft.

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ENCINITAS OKTOBERFEST MOUNTAIN VISTA DRIVE AND EL CAMINO REAL, ENCINITAS encinitasoktoberfest.com The 21st annual Encinitas Oktoberfest gets kicking with the Gemuetlichkeit Alpine dancers and a street craft fair featuring more than 200 vendors and artisans.

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OCEAN BEACH OKTOBERFEST FOOT OF OCEAN BEACH PIER, OCEAN BEACH

oboktoberfest.com The popular beachside event is a two-day festival with beer, local bands and games including bratwursteating and stein-holding contests.

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valleyviewcasinocenter.com Muscle up with the WWE Superstars Dean Ambrose, John Cena and others as they go head-to-head in the ultimate smackdown at Valley View Casino Center.

10.8

SAN DIEGO SPICY & ROSE FESTIVAL WATERFRONT PARK, DOWNTOWN eventbrite.com Spice things up at this fiery food fest with unlimited samples of sizzling grub, plus cooking demos and live music.

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AUTOFEST IMPERIAL BEACH IMPERIAL BEACH PIER, IMPERIAL BEACH

Hot rods, classics, customs, sports cars, muscle cars, VWs, DUB, lowriders, rat rods, trucks and bikes will be displayed along seven blocks near Imperial Beach Pier as live bands jam. CONT. ON PAGE 36


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RED DRESS PARTY SAN DIEGO SAN DIEGO NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, BALBOA PARK reddresspartysd.com Regardless of their gender, all of this party’s attendees are required to wear a red dress for a night of dancing to raise funds for local organizations that serve the HIV/AIDS community.

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FIFTH AVENUE AUTO SHOWCASE FIFTH AVENUE, BETWEEN G AND J STREETS, DOWNTOWN

gaslamp.org

Classic cars rev up the Gaslamp in this free show that includes highperformance, luxury, contemporary, classic and rare cars and motorcycles displayed along six blocks.

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SUSAN G. KOMEN DINE OUT FOR THE CURE RESTAURANTS THROUGHOUT SAN DIEGO PHOTO COURTESY KOMEN SAN DIEGO

komensandiego.org/dineout Eat at a participating restaurant to raise money to help make San Diego breast cancer patients become breast cancer survivors.

surfingmadonnarun.org Run a 5K, 10K or 15K along the water’s edge and across some of the most scenic beaches in North County on this sandy course, touted as the largest beach run in the country.

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MAC ’N’ CHEESE FESTIVAL WATERFRONT PARK, DOWNTOWN

sandiegomacncheese.com Local restaurants battle for the best gourmet mac ’n’ cheese in San Diego, as attendees taste and vote for their faves, washing it all down with beer tastings.

10.19 10.15 NORTH PARK

LAKERS VS. WARRIORS VALLEY VIEW CASINO CENTER, MIDWAY DISTRICT

TASTE OF NORTH PARK VARIOUS RESTAURANTS,

valleyviewcasinocenter.com

northparkmainstreet.com Take a self-guided culinary walking tour of North Park to find new favorite spots from among more than 50 of the neighborhood’s restaurants and more than a dozen of its breweries.

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SURFING MADONNA BEACH RUN MOONLIGHT BEACH, ENCINITAS

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BURGERS & BREWS INVITATIONAL LEGACY PLAZA AT LIBERTY STATION burgersandbrews.com

10.21-23

Craft brews meet juicy burgers at this inaugural invitational with samples from the likes of Hodad’s, Slater’s 50/50, Burger Lounge and Carnitas Snack Shack.

FIT FOODIE RACE WEEKEND EMBARCADERO MARINA PARK SOUTH, DOWNTOWN

fitfoodierun.com

Food and fitness come together during this race weekend that includes a 5K, a 10K and plenty of gourmet food samples.

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10.29

YE SCALLYWAG WATERFRONT PARK, DOWNTOWN

CAKE – SWEETS & PARTY EXPO DEL MAR FAIRGROUNDS, DEL MAR

scallywagsd.com

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ROW FOR THE CURE NORTH SKI BEACH, MISSION BAY

CICLOSDIAS ADAMS AVENUE AT 30TH STREET TO UNIVERSITY AVENUE AT 38TH STREET ciclosdiassd.com Streets in City Heights, North Park and Normal Heights will close for one afternoon to bring walkers, bikers and skateboarders through to reclaim public streets while promoting a healthy lifestyle.

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10.14 vs. Tucson Roadrunners 10.15 vs. Ontario Reign 10.22 vs. Texas Stars 10.26 vs. Stockton Heat

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Bakers and pasty lovers alike can rub shoulders at this expo sweetened with baking tips and sprinkled with celebrity demos, book signings and samples of treats.

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komensandiego.org Teams and individuals will row their boats around Mission Bay, raising money for Susan G. Komen San Diego.

cake-expo.com K AT I E D A R B Y / A P

K AT I E D A R B Y / A P

NOFX, Bad Religion and Goldfinger headline this new festival, featuring more than 100 craft breweries, artisan wineries and food trucks.


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HALLOWEEN 9.30-10.31

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WHALEY HOUSE HALLOWEEN GHOST TOURS OLD TOWN

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NIGHT OF THE LIVING BUCCANEER MARITIME MUSEUM OF SAN DIEGO, DOWNTOWN

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hauntedtrail.net

whaleyhouse.org

sdmaritime.org

sandiegomonsterbash.com

Proceed with caution through a mile-long outdoor trail through the woods, where horror legends hide behind every corner and chainsawwielding maniacs run rampant.

San Diego’s most famous haunted house invites brave souls to embark on tours throughout the month of October (and watch horror films on Wednesday nights).

Explore the haunted pirate pub located aboard the historic 1898 steam ferry Berkeley during this adult pirate party featuring live music and dancing with pirate ghosts.

More than 10,000 people are expected to attend the city’s largest Halloween festival, which showcases more than 20 DJs and blood-curdling bass across eight blocks in the Gaslamp and East Village.

THE HAUNTED TRAIL BALBOA PARK

9.30-10.31 SAVAGE HOUSE WESTFIELD MISSION VALLEY TARGET PARKING LOT, MISSION VALLEY savageproductions.org This haunted house immerses courageous attendees in a horror-filled storyline with scream-worthy spooks, twists and turns.

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HAUNTFEST ON MAIN EAST MAIN STREET FROM MAGNOLIA TO AVOCADO/ BALLANTYNE, DOWNTOWN EL CAJON hauntfestonmain.com Help haunt the streets of El Cajon, made undead for a day with two stages of live music, a car show and carnival rides.

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ZOMBIE CRAWL VARIOUS LOCATIONS, DOWNTOWN sandiegozombiecrawl.com All characters are welcome on this bar/nightclub crawl that spans two nights and includes complimentary admission to more than 25 Halloween parties in the Gaslamp.

SAN DIEGO MONSTER BASH HALLOWEEN BLOCK PARTY GASLAMP QUARTER

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HEAVEN AND HELL SAN DIEGO TOWN AND COUNTRY SAN DIEGO RESORT & CONVENTION CENTER, MISSION VALLEY heavenandhellsandiego.com House and electronic music headliners Borgeous and Apashe bring their haunting beats to Mission Valley.

9.23-10.31 THE HAUNTED HOTEL DOWNTOWN hauntedhotel.com

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Plunge down the Hellevator, stroll through the zombie-infested alley, ride the clown subway and live to tell the tale of making it through San Diego’s longest-running haunted house.

9.30-10.31

THE SCREAM ZONE DEL MAR SCAREGROUNDS, DEL MAR

thescreamzone.com

Nightmares come true at Scream Zone’s various spooks, including the House of Horror, Haunted Hayride, Zombie Boot Camp and the KarnEvil freak show.


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DIA DE LOS MUERTOS AT OLD MISSION SAN LUIS REY MISSION SAN LUIS REY DE FRANCIA, OCEANSIDE mslrdiadelosmuertos.com Altars, a car show, live entertainment and a chalk cemetery help revelers celebrate loved ones who have passed on.

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HARD ROCK HALLOWEEN PARTY HARD ROCK HOTEL SAN DIEGO,

hardrockhotelsd.com Make Halloween great again at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego’s massive election year-themed party spanning five venues throughout the property.

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dayofthedeadsd.com

Dress in your fiercest attire for a chance to win cash and prizes at this fabulous outdoor costume contest and dance party in Hillcrest, which will feature Fright Zones, live music and food trucks.

More than 25 museums, restaurants and shops participate in a community-wide Day of the Dead celebration, featuring a candlelight procession to El Campo Santo cemetery.

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HALLO-WINE & SPIRITS PARTY HOTEL DEL CORONADO, CORONADO

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losmuertos5k.com

Celebrate Halloween with hors d’oeuvres, drinks and dancing at one of San Diego’s most infamous haunted hotels.

Run a festive 5K along San Diego Bay, then cross the finish line for an after-party complete with mariachis and comida deliciosa.

OLD TOWN DIA DE LOS MUERTOS OLD TOWN

CARRERA DE LOS MUERTOS 5K EMBARCADERO PARK SOUTH, DOWNTOWN

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— Bob Saget on Twitter @ Balboa Theatre, sandiegotheatres.org

R O B Y N V O N S WA N K

BRIAN FRIEDMAN

10.1 BOB SAGET “Sex isn’t everything. A healthy relationship is one where you talk & listen to the other person. Before you pay them to have sex with you.”

10.6 APARNA NANCHERLA “I find it very hard to be productive when you work from home. I feel like the closest thing I have to a boss is Netflix when it’s like, ‘Are you still watching?’ And I’m like, ‘Of course, I’m still watching! I’m never not watching! Stop micromanaging me! I’m your best employee. I take all your recommendations.’ ” — Aparna Nancherla on Conan @ American Comedy Co., americancomedyco.com

LAUGHING 10.7-8 ADAM RAY “My buddy texted me two days ago — this is a true story — ‘Hey man, what ya doing?’ I go, ‘Chillin. Just cooked up some baby back ribs.’ My iPhone autocorrects it to ‘Chillin. Just cooked up some baby black kids.’ That’s not what I’m doing right now. That couldn’t be further from what’s f***ing happening right now.” M I C H A E L S C H WA R T Z

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— Adam Ray at the Laugh Factory @ The Comedy Store, lajolla.thecomedystore.com

10.9 BLAKE WEXLER “Colin Kaepernick is one of my least favorite players, but the National Anthem is one of my least favorite songs so I’m torn here.” — Blake Wexler on Twitter @ American Comedy Co., americancomedyco.com


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10.14-16 SHAWN WAYANS “Donald Trump is white Kanye West. He’s always saying something to make you go, ‘What!? What is wrong with you!?’ ”

10.14-15 TOM RHODES “I just spent a month in Asia, and the knowledge nugget that I have brought back for you from Asia is that the most beautiful women in the world are Thai men.”

— Shawn Wayans on Power 106 Los Angeles @ American Comedy Co., americancomedyco.com

— Tom Rhodes at the New York Comedy Cellar @ The Comedy Store, lajolla.thecomedystore.com

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OCTOBER STAND-UP COMEDY SHOWS By Michael Benninger

10.21-23 BRAD WILLIAMS “Learning that the popular girl from your high school got fat is better than Christmas.”

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— Brad Williams on Twitter @ American Comedy Co., americancomedyco.com

— Erik Griffin on Twitter @ The Comedy Store, lajolla.thecomedystore.com

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10.21-22 ERIK GRIFFIN “This election is starting to feel like 145am at the club, last call, all the good ones are gone, just a hairy armed monster is left.”

10.27-29 KURT METZGER “You know, human beings are the only animal in all of nature that sometimes shoves other animals up their ass.” — Kurt Metzger on Live at Gotham @ American Comedy Co., americancomedyco.com

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’ ? E R E H W ? E R E H ‘T : S M “FIL ’” S IE IT C E L IB IS ‘V D N A 10.6 RARY ART SAN DIEGO MUSEUM OF CONTEMPO .454.3541, mcasd.org 700 Prospect St., La Jolla, 858

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10.7-11.4 “APPROPRIATED TOUCH” SAN DIEGO ART INSTITUTE’S PROJECT SPACE 324 Horton Plaza, Westfield Horton Plaza, downtown 619.236.0011, sandiego-art.org This solo project by San Diego artist Daniel Barron Corrales uses byproducts of the fashion and textile industries to create finished colors and textures, and to explore the potential for collaboration with the work of another.

10.7-11.30 “CELEBRATING THE ART IN ARCHAEOLOGY” SAN DIEGO COUNTY ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY 2797 Truxtun Road, Barracks 26, Liberty Station 858.538.0935, sdcas.org Art and archaeology intersect in this exhibit of illustrations, photography, paintings, sculptures, weaving, sewing and pottery in celebration of both California Archaeology and Native American Heritage month.

10.8-9 “ART GLASS SHOW & SALE” SPANISH VILLAGE ART CENTER 1770 Village Place, Balboa Park 619.233.9050, spanishvillageart.com More than 30 juried artists have blown, fused, etched, stained, torched or fashioned glass into mosaics for this show, with pieces available for purchase.

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10.15-23 “PETER MAX RETROSPECTIVE — 1960-2016” MONARCH|ARREDON CONTEMPORARY ART 7629 Girard Ave., La Jolla 858.454.1231, monarchfineart.com Peter Max’s lush, vibrant art has been everywhere — on a Boeing jet, in presidential libraries and U.S. embassies, in museums throughout the world, and on NBC’s “The Voice.” Now, it can be on your wall, since all the works in this exhibit are available for acquisition. CONT. ON PAGE 48 CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Chargers Helmet; Balboa Park; Love; Peter Max in the studio; Marilyn Monroe and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2015 induction ceremony poster. All art by Peter Max.

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10.15-1.29 “BOUNDLESS: A CALIFORNIA INVITATIONAL” MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS 1649 El Prado, Balboa Park 619.238.7559, mopa.org A dozen California photographers explore and approach subjects and traditions of the past, reimagining their medium in a modern way.

10.8-2.5 “ANIMALS AMONG US: 11TH ANNUAL YOUTH EXHIBITION” MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS

10.29-1.1 “ANIMALS: MACHINES IN MOTION” SAN DIEGO NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM

1649 El Prado, Balboa Park 619.238.7559, mopa.org Hundreds of San Diego and Tijuana youngsters submitted photos or video art as they vied for one of 105 spots in this animal-focused exhibit.

10.18 “ARTSTOPS: ALEXEI JAWLENSKY” SAN DIEGO MUSEUM OF ART 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park 619.232.7931, sdmart.org Learn about expressionist painter Alexei Jawlensky from museum curators and educators during this tour of the artist’s works in German Expressionism.

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1788 El Prado, Balboa Park 619.232.3821, sdnhm.org See the different ways animals jump, fly and swim — and how nature inspired inventions like chainsaws, Velcro and wind turbines.

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP RIGHT: “Blood in the Water” by Eileen Cowin; “Microcritter ‘clap and fling’ aerodynamics at work” by Ernie Cooper; “Pfeiffer Beach” by John Ford; “Red Blossom" by Alexei von Jawlensky; “The White Rabbit” by Mark Cahill

10.18-30 “ANNUAL BLACK & WHITE JURIED SHOW” LA JOLLA ART ASSOCIATION 8100 Paseo del Ocaso, Suite B, La Jolla 858.459.1196, lajollaart.org

Enter a world where everything is black and white — and shades of gray. Artists from all over Southern California will display (and offer for sale) art devoid of any other colors.


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10.2 SHANGHAI NIGHTS— DREAM JOURNEY! BALBOA THEATRE 868 Fourth Ave., downtown 619.570.1100, sandiegotheatres.org This one-night-only performance by the Shanghai Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China features juggling, clowns, hoop diving, high-altitude chair balances and more.

CURTAIN CALLS OCTOBER PERFORMING ARTS By Sarah Pfledderer

10.14-16 JUMP JIVE BALBOA THEATRE

10.14-11.13 GOD OF CARNAGE NEW VILLAGE ARTS THEATRE

868 Fourth Ave., downtown 619.570.1100, sandiegotheatres.org

10.8 TODAS LAS ROSAS CALIFORNIA CENTER FOR THE ARTS 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido 800.988.4253, artcenter.org The fancy footwork of Spain’s most revered dance form comes to vibrant life in this performance of Flamenco en fuego, set to the vocal stylings of celebrated singer Juan de Dios.

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California Ballet Co. kicks classical form to the curb in this high-octane performance infused with ’60s rock, ’40s swing and rhythms from the Roaring ’20s.

2787 State St., Carlsbad 760.433.3245,

10.15 SWAN LAKE SPRECKELS THEATRE

newvillagearts.org

121 Broadway, downtown 619.235.9500, spreckels.net

Two New York couples prove they’re capable of temper tantrums, too, when they meet to discuss a schoolyard scuffle that resulted in one of their son’s teeth getting knocked out.

The Russian Grand Ballet spreads its wings on the San Diego stage with this full-length version of the Tchaikovsky classic, offering an unforgettable blend of romanticism and tragedy.


10.20 FLIP FABRIQUE CALIFORNIA CENTER FOR THE ARTS

10.17 JETHRO TULL BALBOA THEATRE

340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido 800.988.4253, artcenter.org

868 Fourth Ave., downtown 619.570.1100, sandiegotheatres.org Rock band Jethro Tull’s front man, Ian Anderson, bellows a narrative honoring the English agriculturist after whom the ensemble is named, presenting new material that addresses climate change, food production and population.

REPERTORY THEATRE

10.19-11.13 LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR NORTH COAST

987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Suite D, Solana Beach 858.481.1055, northcoastrep.org Go back in time to when renowned playwright Neil Simon was getting his bearings as a rookie comedy writer for the sitcom “Your Show of Shows.”

10.20-11.13 DISGRACED SAN DIEGO REPERTORY THEATRE — THE LYCEUM STAGE 79 Horton Plaza, downtown 619.544.1000, sdrep.org Disregarding his Muslim heritage to pursue the American dream, Amir Kapoor sees his identity negated at a dinner-partyturned-debate in this play alluding to contemporary clashes between American culture and Islamic faith.

Quebec-based acrobats take athleticism and cirque-esque techniques to new heights in this spectacle featuring balance beams, trampoline walls and more.

Presented By

Archtoberfest San Diego is a collaborative monthlong program of public events & activities pertaining to architecture, design, planning & sustainability and including over 50 exhibits, tours, lectures and workshops, among other initiatives.

10.22-30 CINDERELLA (LA CENERENTOLA) SAN DIEGO CIVIC THEATRE

2016 Partners include:

1100 Third Ave., downtown 619.570.1100, sandiegotheatres.org The San Diego Opera performs (in Italian) a nonDisney, non-fairytale version of the age-old love story — sans fairy godmother and glass slippers.

10.25-12.4 MISS YOU LIKE HELL LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla 858.550.1010, lajollaplayhouse.org When an intuitive teenager takes a road trip with her free-spirited mother, the folks they encounter along the way help them grasp what once set them apart … and ultimately connects them forever.

For the complete line up visit archtoberfest.com

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THE ACCOUNTANT Calculate your choices.

Crime | Drama Director: Gavin O’Connor Starring: Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons In theaters: October 14 A certified genius with severe social issues poses as a mild-mannered CPA but secretly handles the finances for some of the most sinister criminals on the planet. CONT. ON PAGE 54


“Only the hardest-hearted could resist.” The New York Times

“The best musical I’ve seen this year!” The Huffington Post

The Lion Written and Performed by Benjamin Scheuer Directed by Sean Daniels

Limited Engagement Through October 30 Visit us at YouTube.com/TheOldGlobe for a preview of The Lion.

(619) 23-GLOBE (234-5623) www.TheOldGlobe.org


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OUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL When you talk to the other side, you never know who will be listening.

Horror | Thriller Director: Mike Flanagan Starring: Elizabeth Reaser, Henry Thomas, Annalise Basso In theaters: October 21 The daughter of a fortune-telling con artist becomes creepy after using a rigged Ouija board to usher evil spirits into the family’s home.

THE BIRTH OF A NATION Drama | Biography Director: Nate Parker Starring: Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Gabrielle Union In theaters: October 7 Based on events that occurred in Virginia before the Civil War, an enslaved preacher fed up with the atrocious treatment of his people leads a violent rebellion with the hope of winning his freedom.

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THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN

THE GREASY STRANGLER

What you see can hurt you.

Rules aren’t for everyone.

Mystery | Thriller

Thriller | Horror | Comedy Director: Jim Hosking Starring: Michael St. Michaels, Elizabeth De Razzo, Sky Elobar In theaters: October 7

Comedy Director: Steve Carr Starring: Griffin Gluck, Lauren Graham, Rob Riggle In theaters: October 7 After butting heads with his overbearing principal, the creative new kid in class embarks on a quest to break every one of the school’s rules.

Director: Tate Taylor Starring: Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux In theaters: October 7 A delusional divorcee witnesses a shocking event while on a train. After waking up covered in bruises, with no memory of the previous night’s events, she becomes the suspect of a criminal investigation.

In what’s bound to be the most bizarre and disturbing film of 2016, a father and son compete for the affection of the same woman, while a lard-lathered serial killer leaves a trail of viscous victims across Los Angeles.

KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES Every couple needs a little action.

Action | Comedy Director: Greg Mottola Starring: Zach Galifianakis, Jon Hamm, Isla Fisher In theaters: October 21 A complacent couple overly curious about their attractive new neighbors wind up risking their lives after discovering there’s more to these supposed suburbanites than meets the eye.


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KEVIN HART: WHAT NOW?

BOO! A MADEA HALLOWEEN

JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK

Drama | Thriller Director: Jonás Cuarón

Comedy | Documentary Directors: Leslie Small, Tim Story Starring: Kevin Hart, Dennis Keiffer, Halle Berry In theaters: October 14

Witch, please.

Never give in. Never give up. Never go back.

Starring: Gael García Bernal, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Diego Cataño In theaters: October 14 A band of Mexicans attempting to sneak into the U.S. run afoul of a gun-toting racist determined to dole out his own brand of justice while hunting unarmed illegal immigrants.

In this stand-up special that includes a few scripted scenes, the only comedian to have earned more money than Jerry Seinfeld performs before 53,000 people at Philadelphia’s football stadium.

Comedy | Horror Director: Tyler Perry Starring: Tyler Perry, Bella Thorne, Cassi Davis In theaters: October 21 Just in case the world needed another Madea movie, this Halloweenthemed sequel pits the famously mad black woman — and Tyler Perry’s myriad other personas — against an army of evil creatures.

Mystery | Crime Director: Edward Zwick Starring: Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Danika Yarosh In theaters: October 21 In this action-packed sequel to the 2012 hit, a lethal investigator and his onetime employer work together to get to the bottom of a pernicious government plot.

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Mystery | Thriller Director: Ron Howard Starring: Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Irrfan Khan In theaters: October 28 In this follow-up to The Da Vinci Code, an acclaimed academic awakes in Italy with amnesia and joins forces with a local doctor to unravel his memory loss and prevent a global catastrophe.

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Having recently pre-sold nearly 200,000 of its Model 3s, Tesla Motors appears to riding along brilliantly. “That car is so damn smart,” says comedian Jo Koy, who performs Oct. 29 in San Diego at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay. “I can wake up in the morning, press ‘Summon,’ and the car will start, open the garage door and back itself out.” Tesla’s AutoPilot system tracks other cars, road signs and conditions. AutoPark takes over parallel-parking tasks. These cars are constantly being revised, adding new bits of high-tech wizardry, and they can be recharged, at no charge, at Tesla stations across the country. To say Tesla has been sparking interest (which they do sans sparkplugs) would be an understatement. Meet some folks who are plugged into the latest automotive trend.


JO KOY Resides: Los Angeles Company: Self-employed Position: Stand-up comedian PacificSD: What are you driving these days? JO KOY: I’m one of those guys who every year had to have a new car. The G-Wagen from Mercedes, the Mercedes S550 before that. But the minute the Tesla came out, and I saw it on the road, I had to have that. Which one? The S was my first one, two years ago. The X, I just got that about three months ago, and my life really improved. How so? There’s no gas. And it’s just a smarter car. It’s a faster car; it’s the fastest car on the road. It’s bigger, it’s got six seats and it’s the best looking car I’ve ever seen. And it has AutoPilot. My favorite feature, especially when you live in L.A. with the bumper-to-bumper traffic. It’s basically like a chauffeur. I love it. Still, that must freak out some folks. The craziest comment I get is that the car will crash, or whatever. The only person who will crash the car is the person behind the wheel. You still have to pay attention; you still have to steer. Even when you take your hands off the wheel, you get a message: put your hands back on the wheel. You never take your hands off the wheel? AutoPilot is best on the open road. When you’re on the open highway, it’s like catching a train to Vegas – and I’m sitting there eating a taco.

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SEARCH ENGINES SEE WHICH CELEBS HAVE BEEN SPOTTED IN TESLAS ON THE INTERWEBS

A quick Google search reveals that a roster of A-Listers are making the switch, cruising the Sunset Strip in luxury electric cars. Here’s who’s been seen on the scene reducing their carbon footprints in a Tesla.

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PacificSD: What interested you in this car? MICHAEL KOH: I’ve never been a big car guy but I’m a huge technology lover, so that’s what got me into it – I love the technology of the car. Also, I bought my first one in 2013, when gas prices were high. What was it like being an early adopter? You are kind of a guinea pig, a beta tester in some ways. In three years, I had to take it in 10 times. Once, I had to get the drivetrain replaced. Sounds frustrating. This is the future. It’s this new amazing technology – and without early adopters like us willing to put up with this stuff, it would probably never get off the ground. What’s so amazing about this car? There are no gears at all; it’s instant acceleration. You would think, because it’s green, it would be kind of wimpy. You don’t think of the power, but when I got my car, it was faster than a Porsche. What’s your range? On a full charge, about 260 miles. I can almost go to L.A. and back. If I need to recharge, I have Google Maps right there on the screen, and it tells where all the Tesla chargers are – and I can charge there free.

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KIPP GSTETTENBAUER Resides: Bay Park Company: Voit Real Estate Services Position: Senior vice president PacificSD: Which Tesla do you own? KIPP GSTETTENBAUER: The self-driving new 2017 model, the Tesla X. What’s your favorite feature? If I have a history of leaving at 6:30 in the morning, at 6:29 the garage door opens, and the car backs itself

out 15 feet into my driveway. I get in and take off and, as I am leaving, it closes the garage boor. How smart is this car? My car has a 30-foot sonar bubble which is always sending out updates, so it steers me around problems. The car reads the traffic reports and knows when I need to go in another direction. It knows when there are potholes on the street and alerts me to that. The X starts at about $81,000. That’s a lot of money. I took a test drive in April and then I hemmed and hawed. I had never bought anything like this in my life. Any regrets? I got this car the first week of July and couldn’t be happier. It’s the coolest thing.

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IVAN FARBER Resides: Valley Center Company: DynamiCard, Inc. Position: Founder and CEO PacificSD: Yours is a twoTesla family? IVAN FARBER: We have an X and an S. The S is the P85D model with Insane mode for super acceleration. My wife has the X, with the doors that open like gull wings. Who has the better car? I don’t think there’s any question – she does. They call the X an SUV, but it’s really more like a sports car. Your favorite road trip now? With the acceleration on the Tesla, it’s fun to drive around town. We live in Valley Center, so you have all these curvy roads. And I like the back way to Palm Springs. About that acceleration ... You’ll hear owners talking about that. When you have 100-percent torque and zero rpms and you don’t have any gears, the acceleration actually makes you light-headed.

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Road trips and their keys to success

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In Las Vegas, party people make their own luck. Kickstart the karma with a ride in a Porsche Panamera, which looks like a cool million and drives like it costs twice that. Skip the rabbit’s foot and hop directly to that Bungalow suite at the Cosmopolitan (3708 S. Las Vegas Blvd. cosmopolitanlasvegas.com), where the Jacuzzi plunge pool is the perfect warm-up for drinks at the Mandarin Bar (Mango Changos for everybody! 3752 S. Las Vegas Blvd. mandarinoriental. com), VIP seats at Britney Spears’ Planet Hollywood show (3667 S. Las Vegas Blvd. caesars.com/planet-hollywood), and 2 a.m. memories with DJ Steve Aoki at the MGM Grand’s Hakkasan nightclub (3799 S. Las Vegas Blvd., hakkasanlv.com). Then it’s time to win it all at the Bellagio blackjack tables (3600 S. Las Vegas Blvd., bellagio.com), because that’s how you roll.

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Go big and baller in this alter ego of Porsche’s fastest sports car (the 911 Carrera). Get the high-roller treatment from the parking valet who will park your Panamera sedan out front for all to see. Sold in a completely impressive V-6 model, as well as a completely outrageous long-wheelbase, twin-turbocharged V-8 Panamera Exclusive Executive the most luxurious model to date. —Mark Maynard

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Californians live the dream, but California Dreamers take the fantasy up a notch – especially when behind the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz CLA, which owns the PCH curves like a surfer owns Latigo Beach (Latigo Shore Drive and PCH), turning the drive into a 3-D IMAX adventure. First stop, the Getty Villa museum (17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades. getty.edu/visit/villa), where the views are as staggering as the art. Then it’s off to Nobu Malibu (22706 Pacific Coast Highway. noburestaurants.com/malibu), where the sushi might outshine the stars. Finally, a sunset cruise through Topanga Canyon, with Malibu Country Mart (3835 Cross Creek Road. malibucountrymart.com) shopping bags in the back and SiriusXM’s Chill station on the radio.

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Mercedes-Benz CLA Cost: $33,000-$51,000 MSRP The CLA four-door “coupe” is a sleek and fashionable ride to carve the coast and the hills above Malibu. There is a refined elegance to Mercedes’ interior treatments, and the CLA sets a benchmark in aerodynamics, efficiency and driver-assistance systems. —Mark Maynard © 2014 MERCEDES-BENZ USA

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For foodie fiends, the road to San Francisco is paved with five-star wishes and Instagram schemes. For this trip, the magic carpet is the cushy Audi Q7, perfect for stretching out with a laptop and blogging away from the shotgun seat while the scenery unfolds like an Anthony Bourdain special. Almond-butter toast at Outerlands (4001 Judah St. outerlandssf.com) will be followed by a lunchtime investigation of La Taqueria’s Internet-breaking burrito (2889 Mission St.). Walk it off at the Ferry Building Marketplace (1 Ferry Building, ferrybuildingmarketplace.com), but save room for Miette macarons (miette.com). Locally sourced dinner heaven awaits at Nopa (560 Divisadero St. nopasf.com), and the post-dessert drive across the bridge will be as smooth as sheep’s milk cheesecake.

DRIVING FORCE: AUDI Q7 Cost: $55,000-$65,000 MSRP Sit back in comfort in Audi’s biggest vehicle. The soundproofed cabin in this luxurious SUV is a safe zone to watch the miles roll along. The Q7 has all the craveable creature comforts, such as heated seats (for foggy Bay Area days), which also have a cooling function (for when the Central Valley heats up), a reclining second row and air-spring suspension for balletic control. —Mark Maynard

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With an available V8 that puts nearly 500 horses under the hood, the 2017 Lexus RC can race to Palm Springs faster than you can say Rat Pack. After checking into the Del Marcos Hotel (225 W. Baristo Road. delmarcoshotel. com), take a dip in the heated saltwater pool and head to the Aerial Tramway (1 Tram Way. pstramway.com) for 360-degree thrills. Commune with the ghost of Don Draper at Mr. Lyons steakhouse (233 E. Palm Canyon Drive. mrlyonsps.com) and burn off that ribeye by rockin’ to live music at the Amigo Room (701 E. Palm Canyon Drive. acehotel.com/palmsprings). After a serving of King’s Highway (701 E. Palm Canyon Drive. acehotel.com/palmsprings) chilaquiles the next morning, it’s time to hit the road, Jack.

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Lexus RC coupe Cost: $41,000-64,000 MSRP This head-turning two-door is a four-seat style statement with an efficient turbocharged, four-cylinder engine, or get a grip on the RC F with a 467-hp V-8. Lexus fired this sleek cruise missile directly at the BMW 3-Series coupe. —Mark Maynard D AV I D D E W H U R S T P H O T O G R A P H Y

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For a slice of the old life, head to Julian for antiques and apples in a GMC Yukon Denali, which has enough room for friends and the knickknacks they pack on the way back. The throwback tour begins at the Julian Pioneer Museum (2811 Washington St. julianpioneermuseum.org) and moves on to vintage shopping, gold-mine exploring and all things apple (cider, hard cider, picking). Try the burgers at Jeremy’s on the Hill (4354 State Route 78. jeremysonthehill.com) and slices of heaven at Julian Pie Company (2225 Main St. shop.julianpie.com) before hitting Dudley’s Bakery (30218 State Route 78. dudleysbakery.com), then loosen the (seat) belt on the way out of town.

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GMC Yukon Denali Cost: $66,000-69,000 MSRP The seven-seat Yukon Denali tames the winding road — and has enough cargo space for bushels of apples, cases of wine and a trunkful of antiques. Plus, the Yukon has the latest incar technologies, including a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot so everybody will have a clear connection for streaming, searching and Snapchatting. The Denali gets the top-line 420-hp, 6.2-liter V-8 and has mileage ratings of 15/21 mpg city/highway on 87 octane. —Mark Maynard

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When getaway gurus want to get off the grid, they head for Catalina. There are no cars allowed on the island, but riding up The 5 in a Range Rover Sport means arriving at the Dana Point Port in first-class comfort. The Catalina Express ferry (34675 Golden Lantern St., Dana Point. catalinaexpress.com) delivers landlubbers to the town of Avalon (as does the Island Express helicopter service) and a taste of the golf-cart life. Get a gull’s-eye view with a Zip Line Eco Tour (1 Descanso Canyon Road, Avalon. visitcatalinaisland.com) and a shot of old-school refreshment with a boozy Buffalo Milk milkshake at the Descanso Beach Club (1 St. Catherine Way, Avalon. visitcatalinaisland.com). Marinate in history at the swanky Avalon Theatre (1 Casino Way, Avalon. visitcatalinaisland.com), then grab dinner and a sunset at Blue Water Grill. And don’t forget to make a toast at Luau Larry’s (509 Crescent Ave., Avalon. luaularrys.com) – the Wiki Wacker comes with a free straw hat. Score!

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When it absolutely, positively has to be traversed, it can be done in complete luxury ― and on street tires. And now the opulent Range Rover Sport has the option of a long-cruising V-6 diesel engine. Parent company Land Rover makes only SUVs, and no maker does it more thoroughly, with more luxury and greater attention to detail. —Mark Maynard

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Look at the bright side (or the sunny side up), breakfast lovers — the most important meal of the day is also served for lunch and dinner, and sometimes at all hours of the night. For eggs that are hard to beat, try these San Diego restaurants where breakfast is serious business, and that’s no yolk. CONT. ON PAGE 74


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After operating for many years in Point Loma, Du-par’s relocated to the Gaslamp in August. The small chain of restaurants, with locations in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, has been serving breakfast (and more) 24/7 since its first location opened at the L.A. Farmers market in 1938. Du-par’s is famous for its secret-recipe buttermilk hotcakes, which Esquire magazine once ranked as the best pancakes in the U.S. The batter, according to Du-par’s chefs, takes hours to prepare. Tender in the middle and crispy around the edges, the hotcakes are served with melted butter and hot maple or boysenberry syrup. 440 J St., downtown, 619.255.8775, dupars.net

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Despite this popular Hillcrest brunch spot’s name, it’s not the hash that generates lines out the door every morning. It’s the enormity of Andy’s Big O’ Sage Fried Chicken and Waffle Tower (among other monstrous meals), which has been written up in travel blogs and magazines nationwide. The over-sized plate comes with two sage-fried chicken breasts stacked atop a smokedbacon waffle with fried leeks, two eggs and a hot maple reduction glaze. 3628 Fifth Ave., Hillcrest 619.298.4646, hashhouseagogo.com

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Crest Café

Although better known for its butter burger — featured on Guy Fieri’s Food Network TV show “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” — this popular Hillcrest café has a loyal following for its breakfast menu, which is served 7 a.m. to midnight. One of the restaurant’s most popular breakfast specialties is the crème brûlée French toast topped with whipped cream and berries. There’s also the Veggie Breakfast Mess: vegetarian chili topped with skillet potatoes, jalapeño cheese and salsa. For a bigtime breakfast, try the hash, served with Angus beef, or with chicken and Granny Smith apples. 425 Robinson Ave., Hillcrest, 619.295.2510, crestcafe.net CONT. ON PAGE 76

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It’s probably easier to ask what you can’t get at this New York-style deli in the College Area than what you can. Its multi-page list of more than 100 items includes an all-day breakfast menu of three-egg omelets, hotcakes and waffles, bagels and lox, latkes, blintzes and Grandma Fay’s Matzo Brei (fried matzo with eggs and applesauce). The Akin family has operated this old-fashioned diner since it opened in 1980. Their all-day menu is served from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, and until 10 p.m. on weekends. 6930 Alvarado Road, College Area, 619.265.0218, dzakinsdeli.com

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This Little Italy quick-service chicken-and-eggs concept celebrates its first birthday in November. Created by restaurateur Mike Rosen and Bravo “Top Chef” Richard Blais, Crack Shack offers all-day specials, including the Senor Croque, a crispy chicken sandwich with fried egg, bacon, cheddar cheese and miso-maple butter on a brioche bun; and the Royale sandwich with chicken sausage, sunny side-up egg and smoked cheddar on an English muffin. Not to be missed: the fresh-baked six-pack of mini biscuits served with miso-maple butter. The outdoor eatery has a full bar for cocktails al fresco, as well as a bocce court kids use as a sandbox — fun for the whole fam. 2266 Kettner Blvd., Little Italy, 619.795.3299, crack-shack.com CONT. ON PAGE 78


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While it’s not San Diego’s oldest restaurant, Rudford’s restaurant certainly is a retro time capsule. The chromepaneled eatery opened in 1949 and was further frozen in time when President John F. Kennedy rolled past its front doors in a parade, just a few months before his death in 1963 (a photographic mural of the event is painted on an outside wall). Since Day One, the 24-hour eatery has been serving breakfast dishes at all hours. Diners swear by Rudford’s fresh-baked biscuits and gravy, its just-right grits and its super-size Texas omelet. Its blueberry pancakes have a slight purplish tint, thanks to the sweet and tender berries stirred into the batter just before it hits the griddle. 2900 El Cajon Blvd., North Park, 619.282.8423, rudfords.com CONT. ON PAGE 80


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Studio Diner

This Hollywood-themed café in Kearny Mesa serves omelets, pancakes, French toast, breakfast burritos and morning combo plates from morning to night Sundays through Wednesdays and 24/7 Thursdays through Saturdays. Portions are large, and prices are reasonable. Select the ingredients to build a custom omelet for $9, or choose from breakfast favorites including the Gilligan omelet (ham, bell peppers and cheese), the Zorba omelet (feta cheese and spinach) and the crab cakes benedict (served with hash browns). Studio

The Zorba omelet from Studio Diner includes feta cheese and spinach. INSET: The restaurant’s interior offers a jump back to the 1940s.

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Diner is located at the former studio of Stu Segall Productions, which produced TV shows and films from 1991 to 2010. The restaurant has a 1940s vibe and is decorated with old moviemaking equipment. 4701 Ruffin Road, Kearny Mesa 858.715.6400, studiodiner.com CONT. ON PAGE 82


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Brian’s 24

Breakfast all day is the motto of this 24-hour Gaslamp mainstay. From its copper-clad open kitchen come house specialties including the Waffle Cristo, a decadent blend of ham and cheddar cheese served between two halves of a bacon waffle, topped with powdered sugar and served with sweet potato fries. There’s also an extensive selection of Mexican breakfast options, like huevos rancheros and machaca con papas burrito. “The restaurant that never sleeps” also serves a solid selection of whiskeys and cocktails across a mahogany bar that once graced the home of actress Joan Crawford. 828 Sixth Ave., Gaslamp, 619.702.8410, brians24.com

Breakfast Republic

The latest concept by San Diego restaurateur Johan Engman, Breakfast Republic combines traditional breakfast food with beer. Beer in the morning — it’s a concept that seems to be working. The founder of the Fig Tree Café chain has opened two Breakfast Republics in the past year (in North Park and Liberty Station) and he’s got three more on tap: Encinitas on Nov. 1, East Village in February and Carmel Valley next spring. The menu mixes traditional breakfast fare with adventurous dishes like Breakfast Bone Marrow (bone marrow topped with chorizo and quail eggs), Vietnamese chicken wing breakfast bowl and S’mores French toast. Only the Liberty Station location offers dinner hours. The rest serve breakfast dishes through the lunchtime hours. 2865 Sims Road, No. 106, Point Loma, 619.693.5434 2730 University Ave., North Park, 619.642.0299 breakfastrepublic.com 82

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ABOVE: "The restaurant that never sleeps" also never disappoints. Brian's 24's Waffle Cristo. LEFT: S'mores French toast at Breakfast Republic restaurant.


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GIMLET RECIPE 2 oz. You & Yours Flagship gin 1 oz. fresh lime juice 1 oz. mint honey simple syrup* *For mint honey syrup: Stir 1/4-cup honey and 1/4-cup water over medium heat until honey is dissolved. Remove from heat and add a large handful of fresh mint; let steep for one hour. Strain and keep in a sealed container in the fridge for up to one month. Shake gin, lime and syrup with ice for 10-15 seconds. Strain over fresh ice and garnish with a sprig of mint.

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DRIVEN TO DRINKS ALCOHOL MAKER BREAKS THE ICE IN EAST VILLAGE BY MAYA KROTH | PHOTOS BY KATE AND MICHAEL AUDA

rban living and craft cocktails go together like gin and tonic, but, for some reason — blame our Puritan forebears — most American cities don’t make it easy to set up a boozemaking operation downtown. (That’s why so many local breweries are exiled to the industrial parks of Mira Mesa.) Some cities are relaxing those restrictive zoning rules, as Laura Johnson was thrilled to discover when she started looking for a place to open her urban distillery, You & Yours. “My vision is so tied to getting people through the door, the foot traffic, the built-in regulars,” says the Texas native and recent University of San Diego grad. After much research, Johnson is set to open for business in late October in a 2,300-square-foot space in East Village. Johnson’s focus, in the beginning, will be vodka and gin, which she’ll make using a hybrid still of her own design. “The best way to keep this venture authentic is to make what I like to drink,” says Johnson, who prefers a gin gimlet. “Vodka is the black sheep of the craftcocktail world, but everybody knows someone who’s a vodka lover. Plus, you’ve got to make vodka if you want to make gin – gin is the original flavored vodka.” You & Yours will offer vodka and gin tastings as well as mini-cocktails. (California law limits on-site consumption to six quarter-ounce pours per customer per day.) Visitors will also be able to tour the distillery, for a fee, and pick up a bottle to take home. “The opportunity to be in an area where we could be one of the pioneers was really exciting,” says Johnson of the distillery’s digs in East Village’s Makers Quarter. Though she toyed with the idea of opening her business back in Dallas, San Diego’s creative community won her over, and she hopes to contribute to the ecosystem by locally sourcing fruits and herbs for her gin … with a few exceptions.

“Italian juniper has way better flavor” than its California cousin, she says. “There’s certain aspects of the spirit I’m not willing to compromise on.” Still, she thinks patrons will be able to taste the California in her San Diego gins. “It’s not your typical dusty London dry,” she says. “It’s super bright and juicy and fresh, and that stems from living in California and wanting something refreshing and modern.” Johnson says her team deliberated a long time before settling on the distillery’s name. “We’re all about bringing people together, getting back to that human, face-to-face connection, sharing an experience with people that you love,” she says. “We’re made by you and yours, for you and yours.” You & Yours Distilling Co. opens in late October in the Form 15 building at 1495 G St., East Village.


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TAKE IT FROM THE A MONTHLY TASTE OF BEER FROM HERE BY BRANDON HERNÁNDEZ

DO ME A FLAVOR NEW BEERS TO CHEERS GRAVEYARD PALE ALE Since debuting 16-ounce tallboys a few years ago, Pizza Port has proved itself a can-do operation. And the coastal San Diego brewing stalwart is adding to its cylindrical stock with this new “strong pale ale.” Crammed full of hops like an India pale ale (IPA) and fortified with a grain-bill substantial enough to balance out the bitterness of those aromatic, flavorful buds without overshadowing them, it’s a beer that perfectly conveys the Port’s adeptness at crafting suds suited for a beachy lifestyle. Pizza Port Brewing Co., multiple locations, pizzaport.com CONT. ON PAGE 98

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STARGAZER SCOTCH ALE Benchmark Brewing is famous for its “beer-flavored beer”— straightforward ales and lagers brewed without flavor additives. This latest offering from the family-run interest is no different. Bready and caramely, with a touch of back-end spice, it’s a Scottish strong ale archetype that is unrivaled among the aluminum sect. Part of the brewery’s new Parks Collection quartet of canned seasonals, it joins Hop Chunks Double IPA and upcoming releases Voyager Belgian-style Dark Ale and Primitive Camp Pilsner. Benchmark Brewing Co., 6190 Fairmount Ave., Ste. G, Grantville, benchmarkbrewing.com

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reat Odin’s Raven! (That’s an Anchorman reference.) A new brewery just touched down in the nether-region between Mira Mesa (aka Beera Mesa) and Miramar (aka Beeramar), and, thanks to a motif based on ancient Nordic warriors, it’s unlike any other in San Diego. Longship Brewery’s on-shore captain, Dan Jachimowicz, toots the brewery’s horns in more ways than one. Brandon Hernández: Where did the whole Viking theme come from? DAN JACHIMOWICZ: I really have no idea. I think the fascination in medieval

history started from fantasy books and games and slowly evolved into an actual historical interest. About the time I started brewing, I also took up metalworking. The guy whose shop I started going to introduced me to some of his friends that do medieval fighting re-enactment, some of whom dress up and fight as Vikings. I started learning more, and my interest in medieval history started shifting toward that culture. I also love to learn about different mythologies, and I consider the Norse myths particularly unique. What are some of the Viking touches at Longship? When you walk in, there’s a painting that was done by an artist named Robin Golden, who also painted the logo and wall where are taps are

DAN JACHIMOWICZ OWNER & BREWMASTER

LONGSHIP BREWERY IN SORRENTO VALLEY located. We had wanted to put a large, bold art piece there. It’s a realistic portrayal of our logo, featuring the longship with a stunning background. And we have shields dotting the wall. The wood for those came from the crates my kettle and hot-water tank came in. The brass edging was made at the metal shop I worked in. We had to use a specially made hammer-die to get the right width and curve for the shields; a lot of work went into making them. One tank mounted in front of the fermentation tanks features the phrase, “Let the work speak for the craftsman,” in rune characters. That one is particularly special to me as is our approach to how we make our beers. We can talk all we want, but if our craft is not quality, then what is the point?

Describe the beer. We focus on making beer that’s drinkable and smooth. Beer should be savored and enjoyed; it should keep you entertained and guessing throughout the pint. I think we excel in this where others fall short. We will soon be launching a line called Kvasir’s Gift. Kvasir was the Norse god of inspiration, and his gifts to us are the ideas for our experimental brews, whatever they may be. If Minnesota comes to town, who will you pull for, Vikings or Chargers? Well, one of the major military downfalls of the Vikings was the enemy’s use of cavalry. The charger, being a warhorse, would have been responsible for breaking apart quite a few Viking shield-walls, so I would have to give the win to them. CONT. ON PAGE 90

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The brotherhood behind North County’s Urge Gastropub empire will grow its family of beer-forward restaurants early next year, bowling into San Marcos’ upcoming North City development with a 21,000-square-foot brewpub. Located across from CSU San Marcos, the venue will feature the second brewery for in-house brewbiz Mason Ale Works, a trio of bars, craft cocktails, an eight-lane bowling alley, plus an outdoor patio featuring a crushed-oyster-shell bocce ball court and adult-sized kids’ games. San Marcos, urgegastropub.com

A trio of beer buds are combining their eltiple expertise, graduating from a garage to a pro-skills brewery in inland Carlsbad. Heading up brewing operations will be Anthony Tallman, who cut his teeth at Stone before taking charge of fermentation at Vista’s Back Street Brewery. At his new digs, which are scheduled to open before year’s end, he’ll explore a wide variety of styles ranging from IPAs, U.K.-inspired beers, and hoppy ales and lagers to barrel-aged brews and lesser-seen Belgian rarities. 6350 Yarrow Drive, Ste. C, Carlsbad, burgeonbeer.com

S T N E V E S R P E O E H B E R E H T B O O T T C O O G LET’S OCTOBER 16 POUR IT BLACK Dark beer is the name of the game at Stone Brewing’s annual black-out, but in addition to the moreexpected porters and stouts, they’ll have a slew of sours, Belgianstyle ales — and yes, hopheads, IPAs. 10 a.m., Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, 1999 Citracado Pkwy., Escondido, stonebrewing.com/ events

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OCTOBER 30 CELEBRATE THE CRAFT Gather at The Lodge at Torrey Pines’ ocean-adjacent outdoor patio as the craftsman-style venue pays tribute to locally produced food and beverages by pairing them for a momentous feast based on San Diego’s bounty. 11:30 a.m., The Lodge at Torrey Pines, 11480 Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, lodgetorreypines.com/events

Brandon Hernández is a native San Diegan with a fervent passion for craft beer and the talented individuals who produce it. He is the author of Complete Guide to San Diego Breweries, chief marketing officer for Societe Brewing Co. and contributes beer-centric content to national and San Diego-based publications. The first publication for which he ever wrote about beer was PacificSD. Follow him on Twitter: @sdbeernews and @offdutyfoodie.

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AN ACCOMPLISHED MUSICIAN MIXES IT UP WITH A NEW GIG IN MISSION HILLS By Michael Benninger | Photos by Nancee E. Lewis orn in Alaska and raised in Orange County, Bartender of the Month Jeremiah Zimmerman settled in San Diego more than a decade ago and has called North Park home ever since. If his face looks familiar,

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it may be because he plays keyboards and guitar for The Silent Comedy, the San Diegobased rock and folk group he founded with his brother Joshua. Several of the band’s songs have appeared on TV shows and in commercials, and the group has toured internationally and opened for Dave Matthews Band (in 2011 and 2012).

While his band is working on a new album, Zimmerman also stays busy as chief bartender and booze manager at Mission Hills’ new Blonde Bar, which takes its name from Blondie, the ’70s rock band fronted by Debbie Harry. Taking a break from his work at this cocktail-bar/livemusic joint (which has taken up residence at the former site

of the beloved Bar Dynamite), the music man talks about what makes him tick. PacificSD: How are things going so far at Blonde Bar? JEREMIAH ZIMMERMAN: It’s been really good. We opened a couple weeks ago, and so far the entertainment lineup has worked really well.


How would you describe the place? I’ve been telling people it’s a music fan’s take on a dive bar. Everybody that’s involved has either been in bands a lot or has been DJing and curating events a lot. We all come from music and we all want a place to go where we can hear great music that isn’t only stuff we love, but also that we haven’t heard before. We started talking about it in those terms before we even talked about the booze or the drinks. That’s sort of the different angle we’re taking. It’s not a straightup music venue like the Casbah, or just a dive bar like Live Wire. It’s in-between. We want to play vinyl during happy hour and have music be the center of the whole thing. Music that will just be refreshing, where it’s not the same sort of thing you hear everywhere on the weekends. It’s not the same Top-40 playlist, but kind of an eclectic mix reflecting the tastes that we all have. What’s on the menu? Beer and cocktails. We have a cocktail menu that I put together, and I wanted it to run the gamut from more spiritforward [stuff ] that’s a little strong and intimidating, all the way down to the summery and refreshing options that are easy to drink. We tried to make the cocktail menu still have enough complexity to be interesting to people who are into cocktails, but we wanted to do it where any bartender could walk in and make the same consistent drink. So, how are the drinks made? Rather than spending 10 minutes on a drink, we batch the cocktails ahead of time. It just makes it more dive-y. You’re not necessarily going to watch 30 things go into a tin and be shaken up. You’re just going to get that quick pour the same way you do with a Jack & Coke, but you still have all that complexity of a drink. So, it’s like a dive bar’s take on cocktails, basically.

What drinks do you recommend? I’m on a big tequila kick right now. So one of my favorites is this tequila cocktail, Life on Mars. It’s tequila, mezcal and green chartreuse stirred with ice and strained into a glass and garnished with a lemon. There’s a little bit of citrus in it, because I like to peel the lemon over the glass and add a little bit more citrus oil than I normally do. And then you’ve got the smokiness of the mezcal and that sweet, herbally chartreuse flavor. That’s one of the more spiritforward drinks we offer. It’s kind of all booze. I also love this drink that’s a take on an Italian cocktail. It’s Amaro Averna mixed with lemon juice and vodka. We’re going to do a gin variation on it as well, and it’s named after one of the most hard-working musicians in town, Daniel Crawford, who’s in Blackout Party and does a lot of producing for people. He and I were drinking those one night. It was just the Averna and lemon, and I was like, ‘I’m going to build a cocktail around this. This is just delicious.’ It’s actually really, really popular. It’s weird to have an Italian amaro be something that people are like clamoring to drink. So that’s kind of unique. And one of the more novelty drinks on the menu is call the Gold Fashioned. There’s nothing special about the ingredients, really. It’s just your standard bitters and whiskey and orange peel, but we take the sugar cube that dissolves in the bottom of the glass and use the bakers’ gold dust used in cake decorating. When you blend up the sugar and the gold, it floats all through the drink. And if you shine a light on it, it reflects off all these gold crystals throughout the whole thing. That was kind of a gimmicky thing that I just wanted to do because it looks cool, and people get a kick out of it. It’s not reinventing the wheel, but it is kind of entertaining.

"It’s a music fan’s take on a dive bar."

What’s your band up to? We just finished recording a new record. We did a six-week European tour at the beginning of this year, and then we got a couple of one-off shows in the States since then, around the West Coast and on the East Coast. We’re really just trying to get the record put out. BLONDE BAR 1808 W. Washington St., Mission Hills blondebarsd.com Follow Jeremiah Zimmerman @finallytired

ZIMMERMAN’S ZOOMS First car: The first car I bought myself was a ’69 Volkswagen Squareback. It was the slowest car I’ve ever had, but it was just so much fun. It ran for exactly six months, then the engine exploded. It was the most heartbreaking thing in the world. Current ride: I drive a 15-passenger, white Ford van. That’s my main

mode of transportation, but I also have an old ’74 Honda motorcycle that I’ve been trying to get back working again because I miss it. It’s also much easier to park than the van. Dream car: I’ve always kind of wanted to get a VW bus. That was what I learned to drive on back in Huntington Beach.

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P H A N T O G R A M @ OBSERVATORY NORTH PARK, OBSERVATORYSD.COM Dream-pop duo Phantogram puts a dark, psychedelic spin on their third LP, “Three,” to be released a week after playing this San Diego show. CONT. ON PAGE 96

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10/1: OKKERVIL RIVER @ Belly Up, bellyup.com Will Sheff’s indie rock quintet released their eighth studio album, “Away,” last month.

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10/2: JAMEY JOHNSON @ Pechanga Casino, pechanga.com This Grammy-nominated country singer from Alabama is currently working on his seventh studio album.

10/2: ANI DIFRANCO @ Belly Up, bellyup.com The Grammy-winning folk singer and feminist icon will release her 19th studio album, “Binary,” in 2017.

10/2: ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN @ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay, humphreysconcerts.com

10/3: COSMONAUTS @ The Hideout, thehideoutsd. wordpress.com The L.A. psych-punk quartet just released their latest album, “A-OK!,” on Burger Records in August.

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@ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay, humphreysconcerts.com The Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, actress and activist put her own spin on country music when she released her 11th studio album, “Detour,” in May.

10/4: KRIS KRISTOFFERSON @ Balboa Theatre, sandiegotheatres.org

Legendary British postpunkers Ian McCulloch and Will Sergeant bring their timeless cool to Humphreys for another show.

The Country Music Hall of Fame inductee and Golden Globe-winning actor released his latest album, “The Cedar Creek Sessions,” in June. It includes a duet with Sheryl Crow.

10/2: ALICE IN CHAINS

10/6: MUMFORD & SONS

@ Copley Symphony Hall, sandiegosymphony.org

@ Sleep Train Amphitheatre, livenation.com

Now a decade in, after taking over lead vocal duties when founding singer Layne Staley died, William DuVall leads Jerry Cantrell’s band on another headlining tour after recently opening for Guns n’ Roses.

The Grammy-winning British folkies changed things up on 2015’s “Wilder Mind,” replacing their acoustic aesthetic with a more rockoriented sound. CONT. ON PAGE 96

10/2: KT TUNSTALL @ House of Blues, houseofblues.com/sandiego The Scottish singer/ songwriter released her sixth studio album, “KIN,” last month, which features a collaboration with James Bay.

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The Australian singer and songwriter is currently on her Nostalgic For The Present tour. Miguel and Aluna George open the show.

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10/7: AVI BUFFALO

10/8: TEARS FOR FEARS

10/14: DANNY BROWN

10/15: PROPHETS OF RAGE

@ Soda Bar, sodabarmusic.com

@ Pechanga Casino, pechanga.com

This young songwriter and producer released his Sub Pop debut in 2010.

Their Humphrey’s show on the following night is sold out, so heading up to Temecula is the only way to see these ’80s icons.

@ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com

@ Sleep Train Amphitheatre, livenation.com

“Atrocity Exhibition,” the Detroit rapper’s third studio album, was just released last month.

10/9: FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE

Rage Against The Machine (minus Zack de la Rocha), Chuck D. of Public Enemy and Cypress Hill join forces for this hybrid super group.

@ Sleep Train Amphitheatre, livenation.com

10/15: SCHOOLBOY Q

10/7: KAMASI WASHINGTON @ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay, humphreysconcerts.com The L.A. saxophonist and Kendrick Lamar collaborator brings his eight-piece ensemble to Humphreys.

10/8: CHIEF KEEF @ House of Blues, houseofblues.com/sandiego Chicago rapper Chief Keef (aka Keith Cozart) released the final installment of his “Bang” trilogy last year. It featured guests Mac Miller, Lil B, and A$AP Rocky.

Bro-country duo Brian “BK” Kelley and Tyler “T Hubb” Hubbard are currently on their Dig Your Roots tour in support of their 2016 album of the same name.

10/13: LEGENDARY PINK DOTS @ Soda Bar, sodabarmusic.com The influential British psychrockers have released more than 40 albums in their nearly 50 years together.

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@ THE POWAY CENTER, POWAYCENTER.COM

The award-winning country superstar and actor released his last studio album, “On Purpose,” in 2015. It features tracks with his wife, Lisa Hartman Black, as well as Big & Rich.

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@ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com “The Blank face LP,” ScHoolboy Q’s Julyreleased fourth studio album, features Kanye West, Tha Dogg Pound, Anderson .Paak and E-40 among others.


10/15: THE 1975

10/18: QUANTIC

@ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, as.sdsu.edu/calcoast

@ Music Box, musicboxsd.com

This young English rock quartet released their sophomore LP, “I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It,” in February.

DJ, bandleader, producer and musician Will Holland returns to the Music Box for an encore performance from his dynamic live band.

10/16: THE TEMPER TRAP

10/18-19: YOUNG THE GIANT & RA RA RIOT

@ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com

@ House of Blues, houseofblues.com/sandiego

The London-via-Melbournebased indie rockers released their third album, “Thick As Thieves,” in June.

Orange County alt rockers Young The Giant and baroque pop quintet Ra Ra Riot team up for a two-night stand at the House of Blues.

10/16: R. KELLY @ Valley View Casino Center, valleyviewcasinocenter.com Hungry? Join R&B crooner R. Kelly on his all-arena Buffet Tour. It comes on the heels of his 2015 album of the same name. Just make sure to wash your hands first.

10/16: YELLOWCARD @ House of Blues, houseofblues.com/sandiego The Florida pop-punkers with a penchant for violin released their eponymous final studio album last month.

10/18: FAINT + GANG OF FOUR @ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com Nebraska dance punkers The Faint join forces with legendary post-punk pioneers Gang of Four for an incredible night that will definitely require earplugs.

10/19: TAKING BACK SUNDAY @ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com The East Coast emo punks released their seventh studio album, “Tidal Wave,” last month.

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The multiple-Grammy-winning veteran guitar virtuoso released his latest studio album, “Modern Primitive,” in June.

10/19: WILLIE NELSON @ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay, humphreysconcerts.com The country superstar and cannabis activist brings his traveling troupe of fantastic musicians for a night of hits in Point Loma.

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@ MUSIC BOX, MUSICBOXSD.COM

10/21: TRICKY @ Belly Up, bellyup.com The dark prince of trip-hop returns to the Belly Up with his new collaborative project, Skilled Mechanics.

Legendary Bikini Kill and Le Tigre singer leads her new quintet on a tour in support of their 2016-released second album, “Hit Reset.”

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10/23: D.R.I.

@ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com

@ Soda Bar, sodabarmusic.com

The 21-year-old pop singer/ YouTube sensation/model hits San Diego on her current Centerfold Tour.

10/22: YE SCALLYWAG! @ Waterfront Park, scallywagsd.com Featuring headliners Bad Religion and NOFX, as well as craft beer, the legacy punk acts look to warm up Waterfront Park for the incoming CRSSD Fest.

10/23: KISHI BASHI @ The Irenic, theirenic.com The latest album from one-time Of Montreal member Kishi Bashi (aka Kaoru Ishibashi), “Sonderlust,” came out last month.

The Texas thrash kings hadn’t released an album in more than 20 years until they dropped a new EP in June. Two founding members, Kurt Brecht and Spike Cassidy, lead the band in live shows.

10/24: K.FLAY @ Casbah, casbahmusic.com

INES KAISER

10/22: NIYKEE HEATON

M A C E O

G RO OVE

P A R K E R

@ BELLY UP, BELLYUP.COM

10.26

Legendary sax man for James Brown and Prince brings the funk to Solana Beach.

As a follow-up to her 2014 debut, “Life As A Dog,” the Chicagobased hip-hopper and multiinstrumentalist released the foursong “Crush Me” EP in August.

10/26: BON IVER

10/28: FIDLAR

10/24&25: ZIGGY MARLEY

@ Copley Symphony Hall, sandiegosymphony.org

@ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com

Singer-songwriter Justin Vernon’s flagship enterprise gets classy downtown. Ethereal vocal looper Julianna Barwick opens the show.

The L.A. skate punk quartet officially released their cover of the Beastie Boys “Sabotage” in June after routinely playing it in live shows.

@ Belly Up, bellyup.com The eldest son of Bob and Rita Marley is a Grammy-winning musician, businessman and philanthropist. His self-titled sixth album was released in May.

10/28: ALICE COOPER @ Harrah’s, harrahssocal.com

10/29: M83

Alice Cooper (aka Vincent Furnier) has served as the poster child of shock rock for five decades. Cooper recently partnered with Mötley Crüe on their “final” tour.

@ SOMA, somasandiego.com The prolific French electronic band led by Anthony Gonzalez released its seventh studio album, “Junk,” in April.

B R M C + D E A T H F R O M A B O V E 1 9 7 9 @ HOUSE OF BLUES, HOUSEOFBLUES.COM/SANDIEGO

10.28

The San Francisco garage rock trio of BMRC joins with Toronto dance punks DFA 1979 for a cross-continent night of shoegaze-y and electro-rock goodness.

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SPIN CYCLE

10/1&2: CRSSD FESTIVAL

10/13: RJD2

@ Waterfront Park, crssd.com

@ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com

The newest installment of the bi-yearly festival features an amazing lineup that includes Zhu, Miike Snow, Bonobo, Claptone, Kaytranada, Felix Da Housecat and more.

Indie DJ/hip-hop producer Ramble Jon Krohn, aka RJD2, released his sixth studio album, “Dame Fortune,” in March. It features collaborations with Little Brother’s Phonte and singer Son Little among others.

10/8: BREATHE CAROLINA

10.1

@ Bassmnt, bassmntsd.com

10/13: SHAUN FRANK

After starting 2016 with remixes of Steve Aoki and Sultan + Shepard, the Denver-based electro-trio just released their latest collection, the “Sleepless EP,” for Spinnin’ Records.

@ Omnia, omnianightclub.com This Canadian DJ, producer and singer co-wrote The Chainsmokers “Closer (feat. Halsey)” and has released singles with Oliver Heldens and Borgeous.

VALENTINO KHAN

@ BASSMNT, BASSMNTSD.COM

This L.A.-based DJ and producer worked with Skrillex and Kstylis on his latest single, “Slam Dunk.” His Fall Classic 2016 tour runs through November.

A E TAK

S P I N & M D NG E ANCES I M M ld O UPC ERFOttRMcDona DJ PBy Sco

10.15

GRIZ

@ SOMA, SOMASANDIEGO.COM The saxophone-playing, Michigan-based DJ and producer took part in KAABOO’s inaugural late-night series last year. His 2015-released fourth album, “Say It Loud,” featured collaborations with Belgian house DJ Kill Frenzy, The Floozies and Orlando Napier.

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10/14: KILL FRENZY @ Bang Bang, bangbangsd.com Belgian house DJ Kill Frenzy (aka Sebastian Vanschoonbeek) released the two-track EP, “Crystal Seed/Follow Me,” in July.

10.7

LAIDBACK LUKE

10/21: CEDRIC GERVAIS @ Omnia, omnianightclub.com

@ OMNIA, OMNIANIGHTCLUB.COM

The Miami-based French DJ/producer responsible for the Grammy-winning remix of Lana del Rey’s “Summertime Sadness” is on the first phase of his Delecta Sessions Tour. The initial volume of a companion compilation series is coming soon.

The Filipino-Dutch DJ and producer (real name Lucas Cornelis van Scheppingen) released his latest single, “Promiscuous,” last month. He is married to American DJ Gina Turner.

10/22: MAKJ @ Omnia, omnianightclub.com A veteran of Electric Zoo, Coachella and TomorrowWorld, this San Luis Obispobased house DJ has released singles with Hardwell, Henry Fong, Lil Jon and Bassjackers.

10.15

10/28: PETE TONG @ Bang Bang, bangbangsd.com

FEED ME

Tong is a legend. This guy is a BBC Radio 1 all-star, Ibiza veteran and EDM global ambassador.

@ BASSMNT, BASSMNTSD.COM

10/28: MATOMA

British electro house / dubstep DJ Jon Gooch, aka Feed Me, first performed under the moniker Spor. Led by the single “What It Feels Like (feat. Nina Nesbitt),” Gooch released his second LP, “Feed Me’s Family Reunion,” in July.

@ Omnia, omnianightclub.com Fresh from September’s KAABOO appearance, 25-year-old Norwegian tropical house DJ Matoma (aka Tom Lagergren) returns to San Diego. Matoma’s 17-track mixtape, “Hakuna Matoma,” is available on his SoundCloud page.

10/29: GROUNDWATER @ Park at the Park, crssd.com Didn’t get enough CRSSD this year? Well, move it over to Petco Park and check out DJ sets from Disclosure, Justin Martin, Dusky, Lane 8 and more to scratch that itch.

10.21

10/30: ZEDS DEAD

SEVEN LIONS

@ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com The Canadian electro house duo of DC and Hooks (Dylan Mamid and Zachary RappRovan, respectively) recently launched their own record label, Deadbeats, with the release of the single, “Back Home (feat. Freddie Gibbs).”

@ HOUSE OF BLUES, HOUSEOFBLUES.COM/ SANDIEGO

10/31: SLANDER Former frat brothers at UC Irvine Derek Andersen and Scott Land created their own genre (Heaven Trap) and have worked with everyone from Skrillex and DJ Snake to Diplo and Bassnectar.

© M A G G I E P AT I N E L L I 2 0 1 4

@ Omnia, omnianightclub.com

In March, Santa Barbara-based DJ/ producer/musician Jeff Montalvo (aka Seven Lions) released his fifth EP, “Creation,” on Casablanca Records. It hit the top spot on Billboard’s U.S. dance chart.

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Bettor Believe It

IMAGINE HITTING THE DATING JACKPOT… By David Perloff | Photos by Rick Nocon | Matchmaker: Jessica Pelligra

W hat are the odds of finding love on a first date? As luck would have it, the answer may soon be revealed. Blind daters Jolie and Trey met about an hour ago in the Epic Limo that’s about to drop them off at Sycuan Casino for a high-

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stakes evening of excitement and entertainment. Before they arrive for the big night, let’s review their pre-date interviews. PacificSD: Where are you from and where do you live now? JOLIE: I am from San Diego, and I currently live in Encinitas. TREY: Originally from Arizona, lived in San Diego for two years. What do you do for a living? JOLIE: I am an intuitive business coach. My signature course, Prosperity Possy, is an eight-

week business accelerator to help millennial women start soulaligned businesses from scratch – “Possy” with a “Y” to remind women that pleasure creates prosperity. I am also a writer. My book, Empowered, Sexy and Free, was published in 2015 and is an Amazon best seller. And my blog is on JolieDawn.com. TREY: Just started my MBA at USD. I run a vacation rental in Rosarito for extra cash, building a business in sustainable real estate and helping the impoverished.

What do you do for fun? JOLIE: I am a total beach lover. I absolutely love swimming in the ocean, surfing and hanging with friends on the beach. TREY: The basics include everything that has to do with outdoors: hiking, camping, fishing, surfing, etc. All about good dive bars with friends and causing a bit of trouble on the weekends. Love photography and other creative activities. A good laugh is of utmost importance. CONT. ON PAGE 106


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What are you looking for in a date, physically and/or otherwise? JOLIE: I’m looking for a guy who knows who he is, a guy who is curious about me and is able to meet me at the bigness that I play in life. TREY: Seventy percent comes down to brains and personality, 30 percent physical attraction. A good combo of both, of course, is a win-win. Describe your special brand of sex appeal in five words or less. JOLIE: Spiritually connected, takes great care of his body, able to hold a five-minute eye-contact gaze, beautiful smile, eyes that tell a story. TREY: Intellectually smokinghot mermaid. Rate yourself on a scale from one to 10 for looks. JOLIE: 9.25 TREY: 7.87 Rate yourself on a scale from one to 10 for personality. JOLIE: 11 TREY: 9.0219

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What’s your biggest fear? JOLIE: Laying on my deathbed, talking about what I wish I would have done in life. TREY: Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia, the fear of long words. What traits could your date exhibit that would be dealbreakers? JOLIE: Insecurity, hesitation, negativity, complaining and disrespectful. TREY: Armpit hair. How many people have you slept with? JOLIE: I’m a huge fan of sleepovers and cuddles. I have my girlfriends stay over on the regular, so I would say hundreds of people I’ve slept with. TREY: Greater than 40, less than 100? Never counted. Fill in the blanks: I want my blind date to be “blank” and “blank.” JOLIE: I want my date to be 100 percent himself and to make me laugh. TREY: Under 40 and a female.

What’s the most important thing in the world? JOLIE: The most important thing in the world is to remember that life is temporary; we are spiritual beings having a human experience; and that anything is possible while you’re here on this crazy rock we call Planet Earth. TREY: Well, Bob, if I may, we need to figure out how to not

destroy this Earth into oblivion before we destroy this Earth into oblivion. As their limo pulls up to the valet, the daters hop out, and then head inside the casino. THANK YOU! Epic Limo 858.270.LIMO (5466) CONT. ON PAGE 108


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Hip Hop Hooray

TIME TO GET DOWN WITH O.P.P.

D

rinks to break the ice are usually a safe bet, so Jolie and Trey head to Wachena, Sycuan’s snazzier dining option. Things appear to be going well as they talk and laugh over cocktails and apps. About 30 minutes later, they leave the restaurant and head to Live & Up Close, the casino’s intimate concert hall. Tonight is the San Diego ’90s Jam, featuring a roster of headliners. Before the show begins, the couple heads 108

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backstage to meet the bands – Naughty by Nature, All 4 One and Coolio. (En Vogue will also perform but didn’t participate in the meet ’n’ greet). As the lights go down, the daters find themselves in gangsta’s paradise (to quote a Coolio song). They dance to hit after ’90s hit (including All 4 One’s “I Swear,” and Naughty by Nature’s “O.P.P.”), getting on-stage props from the performers they met earlier. The place is bumpin’. After the concert, the couple heads to Game Day Sports Bar for a quick break. Before trying their luck at blackjack, they’re split for mid-date debriefings. PacificSD: How’s it going so far? JOLIE: This date is ridiculously fun. Trey and I had an instant

connection, and I’m really loving getting to know him in this notso-conventional way. TREY: Quite well, thanks. What were your first impressions? JOLIE: My first impression of Trey was, “OMG, he’s way hot!” My heart was happy. Tall, hipster, beautiful smile – yes, please. TREY: I was kinda blown away by her looks. She held herself well. Is this the type of person you’d normally date? JOLIE: He’s not normally the [type of ] person I date. I’m typically attracted to older guys, at least 10 years on me, solely because of maturity, but Trey is surprisingly mature for his age. TREY: Absolutely. She has both the looks and the brains.

What do you think about the way she dressed? JOLIE: I loved the way he was dressed. Sexy hipster. TREY: She was stunning. What do you think of Sycuan? JOLIE: Sycuan Casino is awesome. I really love the venue and would love to come back for another concert. TREY: I’ve never been to a casino around San Diego but I’m pretty impressed with Sycuan. Awesome staff, venue and casino. How was Wachena? JOLIE: I’m typically not a casino person, but Sycuan has a fun vibe. TREY: The food was great. The restaurant had a very chilled atmosphere.

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How was meeting the bands before the show? JOLIE: Pretty awkward. TREY: Awesome. I felt like I was back in high school, bumping in my car with subwoofers that took up the whole trunk. Describe the atmosphere at the concert? JOLIE: Concert atmosphere was rad, really intimate and comfortable. TREY: I really enjoyed the concert. Even though a ’90s rap concert was in a seated concert hall, everyone was out of their seats getting down. What’s your date’s most attractive quality? JOLIE: His ability to crack me up. I don’t think I’ve stopped laughing since I met him. I find him hilarious. And I loved hearing about the entrepreneurial passion project he’s working on in Mexico – a fellow achiever. TREY: I was pretty attracted to how she was getting down on the concert floor. The girl’s got moves. She was allaround stunning. She also has a great ass. How about a least attractive quality? JOLIE: His leastattractive quality is the fact that he’s so close to my age. TREY: If I want to see her again, I probably shouldn’t answer this question. Rate your date on a scale from one to 10 for looks. JOLIE: Trey is a 10 on looks for sure. 

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TREY: I’ll give her a 9.5. Nobody’s perfect. How about for personality? JOLIE: 8.5. TREY: Again, a 9.5. Do you want to kiss your date right now? JOLIE: I totally want to kiss Trey right now, and, as they keep bringing us tequila, that desire becomes very real. TREY: Hell, yeah! Does your date want to kiss you? JOLIE: Yes, he totally wants it. TREY: I just sent her a text, asking. No response yet. Not a good sign. Anything else you want to add? JOLIE: At the first moment [we had] to chat, we immediately started talking about the similarities of our pasts. He lost his dad just three months ago, and I lost my dad six years ago. It’s a super-fresh loss for him, and it doesn’t freak me out at all. I know exactly what it feels like to be in that space so I could ask questions and support him in a way that most people just don’t know how to. I absolutely love who Trey was for his family. It reminds me a lot of the way I show up. TREY: Save the whales. THANK YOU! Sycuan Casino 5469 Casino Way, El Cajon 800.2.SYCUAN, sycuan.com CONT. ON PAGE 112


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It’s in the Cards

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FINDING FORTUNE IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE

fter the mid-date break, Jolie and Trey head to the card tables, each armed with $100 in gambling money courtesy of Sycuan. As they begin playing blackjack, he gives her pointers, helping her decide when to hit and when to stay. Once they’ve had a chance to place a few bets, the magazine crew finally leaves them alone to enjoy the rest of their evening away from the camera. The next morning, we call to see what we missed. PacificSD: How was blackjack? JOLIE: Blackjack was a blast. Trey was teaching me how to

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play, and we were cracking up the whole time. He and I made a deal that we would bet high and, whoever won, we would split it. I tripled my money, and he wouldn’t let me split it with him. TREY: Blackjack was fun, but I lost my ass. I was out in about five minutes, while Jolie doubled her money without knowing how to play the game.

When did you get home? JOLIE: We stayed at the beach for a few hours. It was a surprisingly warm summer night with a mostly full moon, and we did not want to leave. The conversation was flowing so easily, and it felt like we had years of life to catch up on. I got back to my place after 1 a.m. TREY: 12 a.m.? 1 a.m.?

What did you do for the rest of the evening after the magazine crew left? JOLIE: We both were wanting some nature after being indoors in the casino all night, so we had the driver take us to the beach. The chemistry was undeniable, and we did not want the night to end early. TREY: We had the limo driver take us to the beach after the concert. Being inside all night made us want to be in some nice outside setting where we could talk.

Was there a kiss or romantic exchange? JOLIE: There was an incredible romantic vibe. He was holding me so sweetly on the beach. I absolutely loved being in his energy. I felt like I had known him for a long time; it was so comfortable. We are going to explore our chemistry and connection on date Number Two. TREY: We kept it tooootally platonic.

How and when did the date end? JOLIE: After the beach, we took an Uber back to my place, he walked me to the door, and we held each other for a few minutes. Then he took the Uber to his place. TREY: The date ended around 12:30. It was a nice ending where we both sat on the beach and talked about each other’s lives. I got to learn a lot about her and the amazing work she does with helping women quit the jobs they hate and follow their dreams to entrepreneurship. Fill in the blanks. I wish my date had a bigger “blank” and a smaller “blank.” JOLIE: Bigger range of dance moves, smaller concern about what he looked like dancing to En Vogue. TREY: Wow, the amount of inappropriate things I can come up with. CONT. ON PAGE 114


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second date. We got along great and have a lot in common when it comes to our personal and professional lives.

What’s the funniest thing that happened during the date? JOLIE: Trey was cracking me up the entire night. The funniest thing was sitting in the front row, jamming to “Gangster’s Paradise,” feeling entirely ungangster. It was where we really stopped trying to impress each other and just settled into the hilarity of the moment. TREY: I would have to say when Coolio pointed to Jolie and called her out for being the whitest girl in the venue. That was a good laugh. What was the best part of the date? JOLIE: The best part of our date was our instant connection. I absolutely loved talking about

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our businesses together. I think it’s super rad that he’s starting a destination property in Baja, Mexico, to employ the homeless and create sustainable, luxury and communal travel. Forbenefit businesses turn me on. TREY: It’s hard to say; all of it was great. The concert was fun, but I think the best part was being at the beach and talking. It was really the first time that we were alone and able to get to know each other. Will there be a second date? JOLIE: There will absolutely be a second date. He made me feel so honored and adored. Plus, I think we look totally adorable together. TREY: Yeah, there will be a

What’s one thing your date really should know before going on another date? JOLIE: He should know that I am moving to Austin for the fall and have a ton of travel adventure and business expansion plans coming up in 2017, so I am not entirely available as a committed partner. TREY: With someone else? With me? With who? Know about herself? Me? Another dude? No clue. I don’t know what you’re asking. Anything you’d like to add? JOLIE: I was so nervous before the date; I kept having to remind myself to breathe. As soon as we met, all of the nervousness left. I feel so incredibly blessed that Trey came into my life, especially so unconventionally. Maybe we have a story to tell the grandkids?

TREY: Nope. AFTERMATCH: Luckily for last night’s blind daters, their experience lived up to Sycuan’s slogan: Play. Win. Together. In the heart of San Diego. They played. She won. They had a blast together – and were close enough to the city to enjoy a romantic interlude on the beach. Gambling on whether these two would hit it off was a safe bet from the start, one that was confirmed at the mid-date break. She said, “I totally want to kiss Trey right now.” He said, “She was all-around stunning. She also has a great ass.” The house always has the advantage, but Jolie and Trey got free dinner and front-row seats, and then left the casino with cash in their pockets. In this case, despite what may have happened on the beach, the second “P” in O.P.P. wasn’t, as Naughty by Nature sings, “another way to call a cat a kitten” or a “five-letter word rhyming with ‘cleanness’ or ‘meanness.’ ” It was pure “paradise.”


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