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8 San Diego Uptown News | Dec. 9–Dec. 22, 2011 UptownBriefs

ARTLAB STUDIO HOSTS ‘WHEN CREATIVES COLLIDE’ ArtLab Studios, located at 3536 Adams Ave., in Normal Heights will host “When Cre- atives Collide: A photography and graphic collaboration” on Dec. 17 – 18. The collaboration is based on the graphic art of Louis Guzman-Woldrich and Jarett Boskovich. Starting at 7 p.m. Saturday, the exhibit will be on display and local bands will play at the opening. Boskovich, a former photographer for San Diego Uptown News, said he draws inspiration from his travels and living abroad in Italy, France and South Korea. Guzman-Woldrich, a for-

mer art director for San Diego Uptown News, said his inspira- tion comes from his home of San Francisco and a longtime friend. For more information and some of the images that will be on dis- play, visit

CASH MOB HITS SOUTH PARK A Cash Mob is a movement that brings dozens of residents to a mystery business. On Dec. 6, a Cash Mob hit Make Good

in South Park. Each with $20 in hand, participants met on the corner of Juniper and 30th streets where the mystery location was unveiled, and participants flooded the store. Announcing the meet- ing place on Facebook and Twit- ter, participants only know the small business they will be mob- bing moments before they go. The purpose is to bring attention to these local and independent businesses. For more information, visit


Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards provide one of the most presti- gious and rewarding opportuni- ties for Jewish teenagers in Cali- fornia. Recognizing a wide range of community service and social action projects, the awards are given annually to up to five young volunteers who demonstrate leadership and commitment to making the world a better place. Recipients each receive an award of $36,000 to be used as they wish. Tikkun Olam is a central precept of Judaism that translates to “repair of the world.” To nomi- nate a teen, complete the online nomination form at jewishfed. org/teenawards/process. For


more information and to view nomination requirements, visit


mas Tabernacle, San Diego’s newest Christmas event, are looking for volunteers to help over the four days of the event, Dec. 15– 18. Organizers of A Christmas Tabernacle hope to keep the true meaning and spirit of Christmas alive in San Diego. A Christmas Tabernacle is a family-friendly event offering continuous entertainment, food, over 100 vendors selling unique gifts for Christmas, a living nativity scene, a Christmas tree forest with uniquely themed and decorated trees, a kids’ fun zone, Santa, reindeer and camels, a sledding snow hill and more. Volunteer opportunities are described on the event website:


Friends of Balboa Park and

Kiosk Arts finished the installa- tion of five information kiosks in Balboa Park. Two of the newest kiosks are located at the corner of Pan American Plaza just below the International Cottages and at the Inspiration Point Tram Stop. The new kiosks feature touch screen technology and provide information on museum exhib- its, performances, park tours and special events, as well as map locations for all the park’s features including restaurants, restrooms, museums, gardens and attractions. Each Kiosk offers FREE WiFi, an ATM and park map.


Join SOHO and the Whaley House Museum staff for a per- formance of Charles Dickens’ holiday ghost story, A Christ- mas Carol, set in the historic and haunted Whaley House. Although not a traditional tour of the Whaley House, A Christmas Carol is sure to bring holiday fun for the whole family. The show will run Dec. 13 – 14 every half hour from 7 – 9 p.m. Space is limited but tickets are still available and advance ticket purchase is strongly recom- mended. Tickets are $8 and available online at brownpaper- or at the Whaley House Museum Shop, at 2476 San Diego Ave.

LAS POSADAS PROCESSION RETURNS TO OLD TOWN Dec. 11 will mark the 61st annual Las Posadas event in Old Town’s San Diego State Historic Park. The Las Posadas proces- sion is a walking reenactment of the biblical story of Mary and Joseph’s search for a birthplace for the Christ child. Everyone is invited to join the candlelit pro- cession and sing traditional holi- day songs in both Spanish and English as the players go from inn to inn, asking for symbolic lodging. The procession culmi- nates with a live nativity scene in front of Casa de Estudillo as well as a piñata party. A variety of local music and performing arts groups will perform from 1 - 5 p.m. This event will also feature a daytime celebration and preshow with live music, performances and activities for children from 2 - 5 p.m. The procession that takes place at 5

p.m. Admission to Las Posadas is free. For more information, call (619) 297-3100.

NORTH PARK UPS STORE OFFERING 25 PERCENT OFF SHIPPING WITH DONATION The North Park UPS Store, located at 3245 University Ave., is helping the homeless this season while giving discounted shipping and packaging to customers. Customers who bring in cold weather accessories, like scarves, socks and gloves, get a discounted rate on holiday packaging materials as well as 25 percent off air shipping. The storeowners will then join Girls Think Tank, a local nonprofit that works directly with San Diego’s homeless people, to distribute the wares, along with other seasonal- appropriate items. This offer is ongoing through Dec. 25.

SHEA HOMES TO OPEN TWO NEW NEIGHBORHOODS At the corner of Friars Road and Mission Center Road, the next generation of new urban homes is coming out of the ground in San Diego’s Mission Valley. On Dec. 10 at 10 a.m., Shea Homes San Diego will open two new neigh- borhoods at Origen at Civita. Origen is the first for-sale community to become avail- able at Civita, a 230-acre master planned community now being developed as a walk-everywhere village by Sudberry Properties. Two new neighborhoods – Origen socialGarden and Ori- gen skyLoft – showcase three- and four- story townhomes that soar up to 50 feet above Mission Valley. For more information, visit SanDiego.u

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