August 12–25, 2011
GAY SAN DIEGO
Friday, August 12 Hairspray: The San Diego Junior Theater presents “Hair- spray-The Musical” at the Casa del Prado Theater in Balboa Park at 2 p.m. The play sees Tracy transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to vanquish the reigning teen queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Lar- kin and integrate a TV network. The show is recommended for ages ten and older. Tickets range from $8 to $11. To purchase tick- ets, visit alturl.com/d5sgi
. The Casa del Prado Theater is located at 1600 Village Place in Balboa Park. For more information call (619) 239-8355 or visit alturl.com/
with a reading and discussion at the Inkspot at 7 p.m. Bender has been a feature writer and colum- nist for Writer’s Digest Magazine and The Writer Magazine. She is the founder of writingitreal.com
and has been publishing weekly instructional articles for those who write from personal experi- ence. Her most recent works include “Creative writing Demys- tified” and “Writing and Publish- ing Personal Essays.” Bender will read from her work and discuss the creative writing process along with her life experiences. There will be a $5 suggested donation for members and non-members. The Inkspot is located at 710 13th Street, Suite 210. For more information visit alturl.com/2tpu3
or e-mail contact@sandiegowrit- ers.org
Market consists of 110 vendors offering locally grown produce and international cuisine. Admis- sion is free. The Farmers Market is located at the intersection of Lincoln and Normal streets in Hillcrest. For more information visit hillcrestfarmersmarket.com
or call (619) 299-3330.
Thursday, August 18 Hillcrest History Guild’s
Toast to Hillcrest: The 5th annual Hillcrest History Guild (HHG) Toast to Hillcrest draws
money to benefit the HHG and their “virtual museum” of Hill- crest history from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Over 40 Hillcrest restaurants will be participating, including Baby- cakes, Number One Fifth Ave, and The Range. Tickets are $25 for the “Wine, Spirits & Nibbles” tour and locations will be marked with red balloons. Participants may choose to jump on and off a special double-decker bus or walk about from restaurant to restau- rant. Tickets may be purchased at hillcresthistory.org
with a limited
number available the night of. 21+ For more information visit hillcresthistory.org
. Wine Tasting Fundraiser
for Mama’s Kitchen: Mama’s Kitchen will hold their 16th annual wine tasting event at Bourbon Street from 6 to 9 p.m. The event will feature food and beverages as well as silent auctions and a “Wine & Spirits Deck” opportunity drawing. Proceeds will go directly to daily operations of Mama’s
see Calendar, pg 10
The Wailers play at World Beat Center.
The Wailers Uprising Tour: Balboa Park’s WorldBeat Center presents The Wailers “Uprising Tour” at 8 p.m. The Wailers are known for performing with Bob Marley and working towards making Reggae music interna- tionally celebrated. Their popular hits include “Lively up Yourself,” and “One Drop.” The show is for all ages. Tickets are $17. To purchase tickets, visit alturl.com/
v7oid. The WorldBeat Center is located at 2100 Park Boulevard in Balboa Park. For more informa- tion visit alturl.com/e554a
or call (619) 230-1190.
CityFest’s traditional stilt walkers.
Sunday, August 14 Hillcrest CityFest: The
Hillcrest Business Association (HBA) presents the 27th annual Hillcrest CityFest from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event is in celebration of community spirit through arts, crafts, food and entertainment. CityFest will include a beer gar- den, live headliner music, games and over 250 vendors. Admission is free. The street fair will be located between Fifth and Uni- versity avenues in Hillcrest. For more information see this week’s promotional insert on pages 11- 14, visit alturl.com/mr4eg
or call (619) 299-3330.
Face Painting at the Hill-
Memoir writing with writers, Ink. Saturday, August 13
Sheila Bender Reading and Discussion: San Diego Writ- ers, Ink. presents Sheila Bender
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iconic landmark like the Cabrillo Bridge? Private donations, no mat- ter how generous, should never be able to impose their sole design vision on any public project. No matter how much those benefactors may or may not be serving the in- terests of future mayoral candidates. Additional information can be found on Save Our Heritage Orga- nization’s website www.so
as well as the Balboa Park website www.balboapark.org
—Jimmy Sullivan holds a B.A. in Architecture and is the owner of CitiZen Design Studio, an architectural design firm located in Hillcrest. Write to Jimmy at jimmy@ citizenarch.com
or visit his website at www.citizenarch.com
crest Farmers Market: The Hillcrest Farmers Market will offer face painting from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The face-painting booth will take place at the Hillcrest Business Association booth lo- cated at the heart of the market. The Face Painting event will be in spirit of Hillcrest’s 27th annual CityFest. The Hillcrest Farmers
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