arts & entertainment
Out and About
Published Thursday, 07-Oct-2010 in issue 1189
Now in its 20th smash season, The Mystery Cafe proudly carries on their legacy as San Diego’s longest running dinner theater. Join them for a night of the most informal dining fun San Diego has to offer. Enjoy a four course meal, solve a mystery, be a part of the show, and laugh yourself silly! Bring the family and friends and enjoy an evening of hilarious, non-stop action, great food and good old fashioned FUN...you never know, you might get to be part of the act! 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Mystery Café is located at 505 Kalmia St., San Diego, 92101 Tickets - $59.50 which includes 4 course meal, show and tax. Gratuity not included. For more information call the Mystery Cafe Box Office (619) 460-2200 or visit www.mysterycafe.net
The San Diego Humane Society and SPCA is going crazy for canines during the month of October by hosting a unique dog adoption event themed around the German Oktoberfest, called “Barktoberfest 2010.” To celebrate “Adopt a Dog Month” and to help find homes for the many wonderful dogs and puppies at their campuses in both San Diego and Oceanside , the San Diego Humane Society will hold the annual “Barktoberfest” adoption event Oct. 9-10, 2010. The weekend-long celebration of all things canine will take place at the San Diego Humane Society’s Gaines Campus on Saturday, Oct. 9 and on Sunday, Oct. 10 at the North Campus in Oceanside. In addition to the day-long celebrations at each location, special adoptions incentives will be offered on dog and puppy adoptions throughout the entire month of October: adoption fees will be just $19 for dogs over 7 months old and $99 for puppies 6 months and younger.
Barktoberfest Details: Saturday, October 9 - Adoption hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Canine Carnival: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. San Diego Humane Society and SPCA, Gaines Campus 5500 Gaines Street, San Diego, 92110
Sunday, October 10 - Adoption hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Canine Carnival: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. San Diego Humane Society and SPCA, North Campus, 2905 San Luis Rey Road, Oceanside, 92058
Progressive Health Services & the San Diego Center for the Arts are staging the Jeanette Kangas’ Master’s Jazz Recital: Ensemble Morphology on Sunday October 10 at 5pm at the SDSU Smith Hall. Admission is Free! Jeanette Kangas, co-director of Progressive Health Services and the San Diego Center for the Arts, is completing her Masters in Jazz Studies with a focus on jazz percussion. She will be joined by 5 other top jazz musicians from San Deigo and Los Angeles . She will perform some of her own compositions as well as those of Chick Corea, Rick Helzer, Sun Ra and Wayne Shorter. It is going to be really fun. For more details and directions visit: http://www.jkangas.com/calendar.html or call Suzann Gage on 619-405-1823.
Front Runners & Walkers San Diego is a running and walking club for lesbians, gay men, their families and friends. Join them for weekly fun runs and walks! They meet three times a week at the southeast corner of Sixth Avenue and Laurel Street in Balboa Park for fun runs of three to six miles, and walks of two to three miles. You don’t have to be a member to check them out, but if you decide to keep coming, members get a directory and newsletters. They meet, rain or shine, at 6:00 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and Saturdays at 8:00 a.m. Afterwards they share juice, water and informal socializing. Many opt to go to breakfast together and to dinner after the weekday runs. Besides the regular fun runs and walks there are many social events held throughout the year. For more information visit www.frwsd.org or call 619-835-9131
Broadway Bound, by Neil Simon, Directed by Scott Schwartz
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 7pm OLD GLOBE THEATRE
Broadway Bound follows Eugene Morris Jerome, of the Brighton Beach Jeromes. The path he’s on is writing rather than baseball but he is still obsessed with un-gettable girls – and what were once the musings of a teenage boy are now the bread and butter of his profession. When he and his brother Stanley get their big break as radio writers, the family’s struggles become fodder for anyone to hear, and Eugene is forced to face the reality that even while living at home, with adulthood comes consequences.
The Old Globe is located in Balboa Park, San Diego’s cultural treasure. Our theatres are located right off El Prado, between the San Diego Museum of Art and the Museum of Man. Tickets are $29 - $77 and the box office is open Tuesday-Sunday: 12:00 p.m. Call 619-234-5623 or email tickets@TheOldGlobe.org
The San Diego History Center is to present a lecture and book signing with Simon LeVay on Tuesday, October 12, 2010; 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3, Balboa Park. Simon LeVay is a New York Times best-selling author and neuroscientist who has served on the faculty at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and Harvard Medical School. LeVay is well-known for his much-publicized 1991 study in Science about the brain structure of gay and straight men. His latest book confirms that sexual orientation results primarily from and interaction between genes, sex hormones and the cells of the developing body and brain. The event is free for History Center members; $5 general admission. Reservations are recommended, Contact Christianne Penunuri firstname.lastname@example.org or call 619-232-6203 x 129.
Whether straight, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning their identity the Women’s Coming Out Group supports women in all stages of the self-discovery and coming out process. Meeting on Wednesday October 13, 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm at The Center, 3909 Centre Street, San Diego 92103 the Women’s Coming Out Group helps in forming new friendships, overcoming feelings of fear/isolation, learning about all aspects of being gay, bisexual or transgender and discovering new resources, publications and groups for all types of support, activity and assistance. The group, which is free of charge, is not a place to meet potential dates. Rather, it’s a safe and confidential place to develop supportive friendships and discuss issues involved in coming out and being out. For more information contact Aaron Heier email@example.com or (619) 692-2077, ext. 211
Welcome to a new season of wrestling at San Diego wrestling club, home of the Bulldogs! Wanna wrestle? Now is the best time of the year to join SDWC and get on mat for a great workout. The San Diego Bulldogs offer you a way to learn freestyle wrestling in a fun, safe and challenging way! Beginners and all skill levels are welcome! The Club meets 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. every Thursday at The Center, 3909 Centre Street, San Diego 92103. For more information contact Coach Greg: (619) 957-6767 or visit http://firstname.lastname@example.org