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InMotion Dance Concert 2017 Thur, May 25, 2:30 p.m.-5 p.m. Fri, May 26, 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Sat, May 27, 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Cost: $8 - $10 San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts presents the works of five professional choreographers in its Spring Dance Concert, InMotion. The public magnet school’s dance majors will perform works choreographed by Hope Boykin of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; Christopher Huggins, known foremost for his work with Alvin Ailey Dance; Kevin Jenkins, who has choreographed for San Francisco Ballet and Boston Ballet School; John Pennington, Master Teacher with Bella Lewitzky Dance Company and Artistic Director of Pennington Dance Group; and Pablo Francisco Ruvalcaba, Master Teacher and former principal dancer for the iconic Limón Dance Company. School of Creative and Performing Arts, 2425 Dusk Drive, San Diego, 92139
Hansen’s Memorial Day Sale 1105 S Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas May 26-29
Deva Premal & Miten & Manose at California Center for the Arts, Escondido. May 26, 7:30pm.
Valley Center Western Days Friday, May 26, 7 a.m.-11 p.m., Saturday, May 27, 7 a.m.-11 p.m., Sunday, May 28, 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Free
Each May, the Valley Center community celebrates its western heritage with a week-long series of events including the Valley Center Days Parade, Stampede Festival, Stampede Rodeo, an evening musical performance, the election of Valley Center’s “Honorary Mayor,” and more. Valley Center Community Hall, 28246 Lilac Road, Valley Center, 92082.
ScholarShare’s Toddler Time: Finger Painting Friday, May 26, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Cost: $13 Finger painting is an immersive art experience that allows children to be completely creative with their work. Better yet, caregivers don’t have to worry about cleaning up the mess! Join us for Finger Painting Friday in the Lower Level Party Place. 200 W. Island Avenue, San Diego, 92101
St. Archer Glow Beer & 9 Holes Friday, May 26, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Cost: $30 $30 gets you a pint at check-in, four tasters on course, and Glow Golf. Shotgun at 8 pm. Fish & the Seaweeds on the patio from 6 pm to 10 pm. The Loma Club, 2960 Truxton Road, San Diego, 92106
Comics and Science Meet Saucer State, X-Files, and Alien Life Friday, May 26, 6:30-8pm, at the San Diego Comic Art Gallery. Cost: $15 Diehard fans know that comics have a long history of addressing complex issues, from science lab accidents to ethics, moral issues, and social justice. Join IDW Publishing and the Fleet Science Center to enjoy a local brew and take look at the art, science, and technology featured in some of our favorite comics. Comic book artists, writers, and local scientists will give short talks, followed by open discussion addressing the creative and scientific sides of comics. Explore the universe and alien life, featuring Saucer State and X-Files comics. Scientific speakers: Dr. Shelly Wright, Assistant Professor of Physics, and Dr. Nichola Galitzki, postdoctoral scholar, both from CASS (Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences) at UCSD. Price includes two beers and one comic book from IDW Publishing. NTC at Liberty Station, Barracks 3, 2765 Truxtun Road, San Diego, 92106
Aquatica is open at SeaWorld San Diego. May 26-Aug. 27
Breakfast with Tigers at San Diego Zoo Safari Park. May 27, 8am.
Palm, Cycad, Bamboo & Tropical Plant Sale at San Diego Botanic Garden. May 27, 9am – 3pm.
American Heritage Car Show at Grape Day Park. May 27, 9am – 3pm.
Caribbean Party at Oceanside Yacht Club. May 27, 5pm.
The Imaginary Invalid at the Old Globe Theatre. May 27-June 25
San Diego Soap Box Derby Saturday May 27,7:30am-7pm Months before the event, youths (age 8-17) build gravity cars by working together under supervised guidance that teaches basic skills of workmanship with a goal to complete a task from beginning to end. Today, they get to ride their gravity cars in a race down a sloped hill over and over again. Location: Sherman Heights: 22nd Street between Imperial Ave. & Market St.
Vista Strawberry Festival in downtown Vista. May 28
Ben Vereen Awards at Balboa Theatre.
HPR International Ethnic Food Fair at International Cottages in Balboa Park, Sun May 28, noon -7pm Follow the sound of music and the tempting aroma of foods to the little cottages that represent different countries of the Pacific. Picnic lunch with entertainment by costumed performers. Afterwards, nap on the grass or take a stroll. Anticipated Attendance: 3,000. Participants: 350.
Race- Oceanside Yacht Club Oceanside to San Diego Race. May 28, 12pm.
Operation Explorations & Hausmann Quartet at San Diego Maritime Museum. May 28,4pm.
Memorial Day May 29
EOD Warrior 5K Monday, May 29, 7am-1pm The event offers a 5K run/walk and a 1K Kids Run at Liberty Station Park. A post-event expo accompanies the event with an awards ceremony, refreshments, a beer garden, raffles, and sports-related attire. Proceeds benefit the Explosive Ordinance Disposal Warrior Foundation. Location: Liberty Station Park, Preble Field, bayside pathways.
The Music Man at Welk Resort May5-July30
San Diego Padres vs. Chicago Cubs at Petco Park. May 29-31
The Spitfire Grill at North Coast Repertory Theatre. May 31-June 25
Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Expo at San Diego Convention Center. June 2-3
Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival at Lake Skinner Recreation Area, Winchester. June 2-4
San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies June 2-4 at Petco Park.
San Diego County Fair: Where the West Is Fun at Del Mar Fairgrounds. June 2-July 4
Sam Hinton Folk Festival at Old Poway Park. June 3, 11am – 5pm.
Encinitas Rotary Wine & Food Festival at Encinitas Ranch Golf Course. June 3, 5 – 8pm.
Body Rock Dance Competition at San Diego Civic Theatre. June 3 6pm.
4 Sunrise Surprise Stroll at San Diego Zoo. June 3,
Balboa Park After Dark Ongoing May 26- Sept. 1, Fridays, 5pm-8pm. Free. Select Park museums stay open late as part of Balboa Park After Dark program. Hungry museum-goers can enjoy live family-friendly entertainment and gourmet food from rotating selection of food trucks parked on the Plaza de Panama and Prado walkway. Balboa Park After Dark and Food Truck Friday programs are designed for those who are unable to visit the park and its museums during the week — or who just want a fresh, fun evening out. Balboa Park Visitors’ Center, 1549 El Prado, San Diego, 92101.
Men’s Lacrosse Pick-Up Game Ongoing til June 23, Fridays,6pm-8pm Age limit: 18+ Cost: $20 Epic Lacrosse is for alumni and senior players to get back on field in San Diego. At the Sportsplex we play in a soccer arena. Six players/side. Five + goalie if available. If no goalie we use goal blockers in the nets. Moderate contact. Professional referees. Sportsplex USA, 12349 McIvers Court, Poway, 92064
Fridays with Frank & Friends Ongoing until Saturday, Dec.30, 2017 Fridays, 12pm-5pm The event features Frank Sinatra-era music and drink specials all day and into the evening. San Pasqual Wine Bar and Gallery, 8364 La Mesa Boulevard, La Mesa, 91941
Friday Night Liberty Fridays, May 5, July 7, Aug. 4, Sept. 1, Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec.1, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Cost: Free San Diego’s biggest monthly art event. Meet working artists, enjoy dance, theater, and music performances, visit museums and galleries and explore the growing district. Visitors can start their stroll at the Dick Laub NTC Command Center at 2640 Historic Decatur Road and pick up a monthly program and district map. NTC at Liberty Station, 2640 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego, 92106 Info: 619-573-9304 or

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