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Thru May

Fridays at the Fleet Film Schedule – IMAX film: 7:00 p.m., Mysteries of Egypt and 8 p.m., Forces of Nature.  For information, visit

The San Diego Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s “Team In Training” has launched its training season and invites participants of all ages and athletic levels are supported in achieving the ultimate goal of walking or running a marathon or half marathon; swimming, biking and running a triathlon; or cycling a 100-mile century bike ride while raising funds to find cures for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. For information, call 858-277-1800 or visit

Water Awareness Month in San Diego! – “Tap” into City resources and participate in a series of fun and educational activities.  For a comprehensive listing of events including various story times at local libraries, money-saving resources and more, visit

Thru May 13

“Black Holes: Space Warps & Time Twists” – Reuben H. Fleet Science Center.  Don’t miss your final chance to be disoriented as the search for evidence of real black holes. For information, visit

May 1

Whale-watching Cruise at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.  Don’t miss your chance to watch whales migrate past San Diego. Tickets available at the Museum’s Visitor Services Desk or by visiting

May 2

Loma Portal Elementary School Kindergarten Tour, 9:30-11 a.m., Loma, 3341 Browning St. (92106). Parents of Pre-K children and new students can bring their child to the “Day as a Dolphin,” a tour featuring student interaction, crafts and stories. Contact: Glenda Gerde at 619-223-1683. Open to the public. Registration required.

Seminar: The Doctor Is in – Get Answers to Women’s Top Health Questions.  Primary care physician, Dr. Lloyd Kuritsky and Nurse Practitioner Amy Chambers offer answers to the top questions about women’s health. 5:30 – 7 p.m., Sharp Grossmont Hospital’s Main Auditorium.  Complimentary snacks and beverages will be provided. Please register at 1-800-827-4277, or visit

Two FREE Concerts: 12/noon & 7:00 p.m. in Smith Recital Hall on the SDSU Campus.  SDSU School of Music & Dance Presents an “Opera Arias.” The best-loved arias of all time performed by SDSU Opera Theater students and alumni. For  information, visit

May 4

Fiesta de Reyes Presents: A free performance of Joseph Julian Gonzalez’s, Misa Azteca by the Southwestern College Concert Choir in the middle of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park.  For  information, visit

A fun evening of slide guitar, harmonica, & blues with Robin Henkel & Billy Watson – featuring an opening set by steel guitarist Ben Powell.  8PM, The Backroom performance space of 98 Bottles, 2400 Kettner Blvd, Suite #110, San Diego. 21 & up only.  For information, call 619-255-7885.

May 5

San Diego Humane Society and SPCA’s 18th annual “Walk for Animals,” 7 a.m. – 12 p.m., Crown Point Shores, Mission Bay, Pacific Beach.  Join animal lovers and their furry companions for a walk that features a complimentary pancake breakfast, vendor village and plenty of fun activities. For registration and information, visit

“Dancing through the Ages: Good Mental Health is Ageless.” – Annual Mental Health Celebration, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Embarcadero Marina Park North near Seaport Village. Free and open to the public.  For more information, visit  or call 619-584-5086.

Bliss 101 Boutique presents a Premier Exhibit of Photography from local surf icon, Rob Machado. Machado will be present to mingle with guests to personally autograph t-shirts and prints. The evening will include live music, food, drinks and face painters for kids.  6:00 – 9:00 p.m., 687 S. Coast Highway 101, Suite 151, Encinitas.

The Point Loma Artists present: A Spring Art Happening and Sale at the home of Landscape Photographer Dave Ness, 10 AM to 3 PM, 3993 La Cresta Drive in Ocean Beach.  Come see a wonderful collection of paintings, sculpture, photography, cards and more, created by talented local artists. Visit with the artists and enjoy the refreshments. For more info, visit

San Diego Youth Symphony’s Annual ENCORE! Scholarship Fundraising Celebration – Enjoy exceptional music performed by our top students, dance to our fabulous jazz band, savor fabulous Brazilian barbecue and sit side-by-side with our young performers as they teach you to play the instrument you’ve always wished you’d learned.  5:00 – 9:00 pm, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park.  For more information, visit or call 619-233-3232 ext. 160.

The Jewels of San Diego Gala to Benefit the Arc of San Diego – Black Tie Gala Honors Contributions of San Diegans and Benefits People with Disabilities. An evening of fabulous cuisine and culture for a great cause, 6:00 p.m. at The Grand Del Mar.  For information and reservations, call Jennifer at 619-685-1175, ext. 291 or

Ascent Real Estate and Al Green Electronics Recycling present: Free E-waste Collection in Mission Hills from  9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Grant K-8, 1425 Washington Place, San Diego. Acceptable items: computers, monitors, printers, TVs, VCRs, stereos, and other electronic equipment; anything with a plug and circuit board.  For information regarding what to drop off, visit

The Arc of San Diego’s Annual Gala – The Jewels of San Diego- Moulin Rouge Cabaret Extravaganza.

6 p.m. at San Diego’s Five Star Resort-The Grand Del Mar.  The exceptional evening of dinner and entertainment features a Moulin Rouge Cabaret Show produced by Leonard Simpson and choreographed by celebrity choreographer, Mary Murphy. For information & reservations, contact Jennifer Bates Navarra at 619-685-1175, ext. 291 or

The Junior League of San Diego is holding an Island Divine event from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Ellen Browning Scripps Park at the La Jolla Cove. Tickets are $70 to taste scrumptious cuisines and drink exotic cocktails, fine wines and flavorful brews. For information, visit or call (619) 233-5008.

May 5 & 6

Danielle Agami – Gaga Workshop.  One of few dancers authorized to teach Ohad Naharin’s explosive Gaga Technique. This intuitive approach to movement and dance training brims with unexpected, sometimes whimsical, juxtaposition and is appropriate for all dancers regardless of their skill level. To enroll, call 619-225-1803 or visit

California Ballet Presents: “Cinderella” with International award winning dancer, Vadim Solomakha.  San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave, Downtown San Diego.  For tickets and information, call 858-560-6741 or visit

The San Diego Women’s Chorus Presents:  “Heart & Harmony” – The first concert of the 25th anniversary season. For information or to purchase tickets, visit,  email or call 619-291-3366.

May 5, 6 & 7

Preliminary round auditions for the 2012 Globe Honors and The Road to the Jimmy™ Awards, an annual competition recognizing excellence in High School Theater will take place at The Old Globe.  For information, visit

May 6

Spring Family Day – Maritime Museum of San Diego.  Kids of all ages get to design and create their own scrimshaw pendants. A Historic Bay Cruise on San Diego Bay aboard the Pilot boat is available for just $3 plus the cost of admission. And best of all-kids 12 and under get in free all day! 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. For information, call 619-234-9153 ext. 101 or visit

Talmadge Art Show: 10 am – 4 pm, NTC Central Promenade at Liberty Station, Corky McMillin Events Center, 2875 Dewey Road and Truxton Road, San Diego. Find the complete list of artists at

May 6, 13, 20, & 27

Wacky Science Sundays with Ms. Frizzle™ and The Magic School Bus© Wahoo! Get ready to explore the wild and wacky worlds of mysterious creatures, fascinating habitats, and phenomenal hands-on science.  12:15 & 2:15 p.m., the Nat, 1788 El Prado in Balboa Park.  For more information or to register, visit or call 619-255-0210. The theme for May will be Rainforest/Chocolate.

May 7 – Jun 7

19th Annual Lipinsky Family San Diego Jewish Arts Festival.  For more information on the line-up and to purchase tickets, visit

May 8

Art of Élan 5th Anniversary Season Concludes with “Americana.”  Drawing from American folk music to blur the lines between what is classical and what is not. Featuring local San Diego band The Tree Ring.  7 pm, San Diego Museum of Art, Hibben Gallery, Balboa Park.  For information visit:, or call 619-692-2081.

May 10

HomeAid San Diego Presents: 10th anniversary Tailgate Tribute – Interactive sports games, tailgate food and drink, live music, a photo booth & Cheerleaders from the Chargers and San Diego State. 6 – 10 p.m., Rancho Bernardo Courtyard, 16935 W. Bernardo Drive. For tickets and info, visit

Nature and Me Storytime – Calling all budding naturalists!  Come enjoy an imaginative journey into nature through dynamic readings and visits to exhibitions. Open to all ages with a parent (recommended for ages 1–5). 10:30 a.m. For more information, visit or call 619-255-0210.

International Bipolar Foundation presents:  “Bleeding on the Inside,” a lecture by Dr. Suzanne Fiala. She is an award-winning board-certified family physician from Seattle Washington, who suffers from bipolar disorder herself. 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., Sanford Children’s Research Center (Building 12), 10905 Road to the Cure, San Diego. RSVP to Event and parking are free.

May 11

21st annual Mama’s Day Fundraiser – Guests enjoy music, food and fun as well as bidding on an extensive silent auction, an opportunity drawing for outstanding prizes, Wine Vault and a Super Silent auction, with text bidding, which allows party goers to keep tabs on their bids via their smart phones.  5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency La Jolla.  To purchase tickets, visit

May 11-13

Gator by the Bay – Zydeco Blues and Crawfish Festival.  Live music, Cajun food and family fun at Spanish Landing.  More than 85 Performances on 6 Stages, free dance lessons and 8,000 Pounds of Crawfish straight from Louisiana!  For a complete line-up with bios and schedule, please visit

May 12

Middle School Math Field Day, Grades 6-8, 8 a.m., Francis Parker Middle School, 6501 Linda Vista Road (92111). Students compete in math activities on topics such as pre-algebra, algebra and geometry.

Contact: Christi Cole at 858-569-7900, ext. 4207 or Registration required.

Bay Park Elementary PTA Black and White Gala, 6-11 p.m., Hyatt Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Drive (92122). Evening includes music, three food stations, a dessert station, silent auction, class room art and raffle drawings. $40 per person. Contact:  Allison Rogers or Kristen Miller at 619-276-1471. Open to the public.

20th Annual Stamp Out Hunger, Food Drive – The Food Bank is requesting its most-needed food items: canned tuna, canned meats, canned stews, canned fruits and vegetables, canned soups, pasta, rice and cereal.  Leave food near residential mailboxes for letter carriers to collect, or drop off at local Post Offices.  For more information, visit

The San Diego Epiphllum Society is holding an early bird sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Casa del Prado Room 101, Balboa Park. Visit for information.

May 12 & 13

Art Glass Guild Show & Patio Sale – All forms of Art Glass, including blown, fused, torch worked, stained glass, cast, etched, mosaic and more.  10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Spanish Village Art Center, Balboa Park, 1770 Village Place.  For more information, call 619-702-8006 or visit

May 13

Sketchy Black Dog – 7 performers, a string quartet that swirl & swell around the sounds of a jazz trio led by 2004 Monk Institute Composers Competition winner, pianist Misha Piatigorsky, & creative LA drummer Chris Wabich. It’s jazz like you’ve never heard it before! 7:00 p.m., The Backroom performance space of 98 Bottles, 2400 Kettner Blvd, Suite #110, San Diego. For information, call 619-255-7885.  21 & up only.

The San Diego Epiphllum Society presents Epies on Wheels. The society’s annual Mother’s Day show and sale is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Casa del Prado Room 101, Balboa Park. The show will include arrangements, educational displays and competition tables. Cuttings and plants will be on sale in the courtyard. Visit for information.

May 14

Patient Education Program presented by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. This special meeting is free to patients, caregivers, family members and healthcare professionals, limited to 100 people, pre-registration is required. Please RSVP with the total number attending. 6:00 – 7:15 p.m., Speaker, Q&A, dinner to follow.  Four Points by Sheraton, 8110 Aero Drive, San Diego.  For Reservations, email Elliot Recht at or call 858-273-5008.

May 15

National book launch, writers’ workshop, & reception with Steve Berry – Workshop:  9 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Evening reception with hor d’oeuvres and wine begins at 6 p.m., followed by a talk featuring Berry’s well-known wit and historical insight at 7 p.m. Books will be available for signing. A tour of the Marston House Museum is included before the reception. For tickets, visit

May 16

Eat. Drink. Read. – The San Diego Council on Literacy Hosts A Culinary Event for Literacy, 5:30 – 8 p.m. at NTC Promenade McMillan Event Center (Building 177), 2875 Dewey Road, San Diego  Noted chefs from some of San Diego’s most celebrated restaurants are taking inspiration from their favorite books in order to concoct literary-inspired dishes.  Silent Auction from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  Space is limited.  For tickets and information, visit

May 17

Project KEPPT Pet Food Bank – San Diego Humane Society and SPCA, 1-3 p.m. at 5500 Gaines Street, San Diego 92110.  For program qualifications and details, contact, call 619-299-7012 ext 2907 or visit

Kiwanis Club Foundation of San Diego presents: 5th Annual Harry D. Frels Golf Tournament & Awards Dinner.  Tee off for the kids!  Golfer check in: 11:30 a.m., Cocktails, Auction & Dinner: 6:00 p.m. Riverwalk Golf Club, 1150 Fashion Valley Rd, San Diego. Contact Monica Ball at 619-708-3512 or Mark McDonald at 619-890-6088.

May 18

Point Loma High School Presents Rhapsody on the Point, 6:30 p.m. Reception & Silent Auction, 7:30 p.m. Humphrey’s Concerts on the Bay, 2241 Shelter Island Drive (92106). The fifth-annual event includes hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction. Visit or  Tickets required.

Amgen Tour of California Stage 6 finish in Big Bear Lake.  For more info, visit or call 800-424-4232.

May 18 & 19

“The Door is Open: An Intergenerational Dance Project” – Jean Isaacs San Diego Dance Theater – 2650 Truxtun Road, San Diego.  For more info, call 619-225-1803or visit

May 19

Loma Portal Elementary Stages Home & Garden Tour, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Loma Portal Elementary School, 3314 Browning St. (92106). At this fundraising event, participants peek into the homes and gardens of eight or more Loma Portal residences. The event includes a craft fair and raffle. Contact: Glenda Gerde at 619-223-1683. Open to the public.

10th Annual Barona “Battle of the Badges” Charity Boxing Event – Supported by local law enforcement, first responders and uniformed service members who lace up their boxing gloves in order to raise money for the Community Youth Athletic Center dedicated to helping San Diego’s at-risk youth.  4:00 – 8:00 p.m., Barona Convention Center.  For more information, visit

May 19 & 20

Pirate Party on the Embarcadero. A two day celebration for kids will include kids costume contests, carnival games, cannon firings, weapon demonstrations, sword fights, and costume parade down the embarcadero, scary stories, appearances by mermaids and scavenger hunt for pirate treasure.  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For more information, call 619-234-9153 ext. 101 or visit

May 20

The New Children’s Museum presents: Musical Trash – Birthday Bash featuring Machine Project.  Experience a day of listening, building, and performing with sound projects based on trash and recycling, and work alongside artists, scientists, musicians and engineers to create original musical compositions. For more information, visit

The Navy’s 26th Bridge Run/Walk – Capped at 10,000 participants with chip timing for all. Each individual official race time begins when you step on the timing mat directly under the RACE START scaffolding. Registration is available at

North Park Festival of the Arts will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event is free. There is a fee to sample beers at the Craft Beer Block. For information, visit, or call (619) 294-2501.

May 21

Patrick Henry Alumni Golf Tournament and Reunion Barbecue, 11 a.m. Registration, 12:30 p.m. Tournament, 5:30 p.m. Barbecue, Admiral Baker Golf Course & Clubhouse, 2400 Admiral Baker Road No. 3604 (92120). The newly created Patrick Henry High School Alumni Association invites golf

enthusiasts to compete for a chance to win a new car valued at about $30,000. Contact: alumni/class78/2012_golf_tourney.htm.  Registration required.

Final round auditions for the 2012 Globe Honors and The Road to the Jimmy™ Awards, an annual competition recognizing excellence in High School Theater, will take place on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, and conclude with the announcement of the winners.  8:00 p.m. For eligibility and audition requirements, visit  or email

May 24

It’s Bob Dylan’s 71st Birthday. Join us for a poetic night of music honoring the man who        has had a profound impact on popular music & American culture – featuring Folding Mr. Lincoln, Steph Johnson, Sven-Erik Seaholm & Brooke MacIntosh, Greg Pluth, & Chuck Perrin with special guest Jamie Shadowlight, violin.  8:00 p.m., McCrea Music Company, 8361 Allison Ave, La Mesa. For more info, call 619-698-7272 or visit

May 25

On the eve of Miles Davis’ birthday – a rare performance by the ESP Quintet  performs at 8 p.m. at McCrea Music Company, 8361 Allison Ave, La Mesa. Since 1992, making music inspired by Miles’ creative, adventurous approach – featuring Mitch Manker trumpet, Bob Campbell saxophone, Lynn Willard keyboards, Dave Curtis bass, & Gary Nieves drums.  For information, call 619-698-7272.  All ages welcome.

May 26

“Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body” – Reuben H. Fleet Science Center.   Explore why your body produces mushy, oozy, crusty, scaly and stinky gunk!  Come on – gross out your friends! For information, visit

May 27

Robin Henkel Band with Horns: Blues, jazz, funk, slide and steel guitar music at 8 p.m., Lestat’s, 3343 Adams Ave., Normal Heights.  $8, all ages.  For information, call 619-282-0437.

Gilbert Castellanos presents an all star tribute to the San Diego Jazz Legends featuring Daniel Jackson, Marshall Hawkins, Gary LeFebvre,  Mundell Lowe & Carlos Vasquez, with special guest, Graham Dechter guitar, and more special surprise guest at 8 p.m., Tango Del Rey, 3567 Del Rey Street, San Diego.  For information, call 858-581-1114.

May 28

Birds of a Feather Family Day – What flies, lay eggs, sings, hunts for prey, and dates back to the age of dinosaurs? Birds of course. Join us from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. For information, visit

May 29

Future Point Loma High Students Welcomed to “Pointers Got Game,” 5:30-7 p.m., Point Loma High School Main Gym, 2335 Chatsworth Blvd. (92106). Representatives from 50 teams and activity groups will answer questions about tryouts and participation requirements. Contact: Eleanor Snyder, the booster director at Open to the public.

May 30

An Evening with Gillian Welch – 7:30 p.m., Humpreys Concerts by the Bay, 2241 Shelter Island Drive. For more information, visit or

May 31

Correia Middle Stages 8th-grade Career Fair, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Correia Middle School, 4302 Valeta St. Parents and community members will deliver short presentations about their careers to eighth-grade students. Contact: Beverly Fitzpatrick at 619-222-0476. Open to the public.

24 Challenge Math Competition, Grades 4-6, Marina Village, 1936 Quivira Way (92109). Students compete using the 24 Challenge Single-Double Digit and Variable cards. Contact: Carole Manderson at 619-444-5573 or

21st Annual Spinoff: Auction for Life – Benefits Lifesaving Cancer Care at Scripps at 5 p.m., Hyatt Regency La Jolla Aventine.  The theme: “Champagne et Chocolat”, guests can sip champagne and enjoy chocolate, while bidding on luxury items, once-in-a-lifetime experiences and lavish getaways.

For information, visit

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