March 21 2016 04:03 PM

Our top picks for things to do this week

Women in Jazz


We'd like to think our readers have been celebrating Women's History Month with complete abandon. Surely they've attended some of the great book signings, film screenings and events happening around town, right? RIGHT?

OK, well, don't fret, because March isn't over yet and there's still some cool female-focused ways to show your support. First up, the eighth annual Women in Jazz concert will be held on Friday, March 25, the eve of SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day. Starting at 8 p.m. at Dizzy's (4275 Mission Bay Drive), the concert features a local all-star cast, as well as a "Future of Jazz Women" performance from rookie vocalists Jenna Stevens, Serena Geroe and more. Tickets range from $15 to $20 at

That same night at 8 p.m., as well as on Saturday, March 26, local modern dance provacateurs Duck&Snaith (Katie Duck and Yolande Snaith) will present their acclaimed collaborative performances Women for the Sake of It and Girls at Work at the RAW Space Off Broadway (923 First Ave.) in the Gaslamp Quarter. Coming off a successful European tour, both performances include a diverse cast, as well as elements of voice, text, music and interaction. Tickets start at $10 at

Finally, documentary buffs should check out The Same Difference and Kitchenistas of National City. The first film examines inter-discrimination and gender roles within the black lesbian community and features familiar faces like Snoop Pearson (The Wire) and Lea Delaria (Orange is the New Black). Tix for the screening on Saturday, March 26, at MOPA (1649 El Prado, in Balboa Park range from $20 to $30 and include an after-party with director Nneka Onuorah. Mary Ann Beyster's Kitchenistas has already won several festival awards and centers on local women attempting to change their diets in a city that the USDA has labeled a "food desert." There will be a screening Tuesday, March 29, at the UC Sa Diego Faculty Club (9500 Gilman Drive #0121 in La Jolla) at 5:30 p.m. that includes a post-screening Q&A with Beyster. It's free, but registration is encouraged at

Go ladies!

Bikes and Beers
Beth Peralta-Reed


For bicycle enthusiasts, keeping San Diego city streets safe is a top priority, and what better way to motivate SD bike hipsters than beer? Bikes and Beers San Diego is putting on its third annual 22-mile ride, starting at the Quartyard (1102 Market St.) in East Village and whizzing through Balboa Park, Sunset Cliffs and all over the city before ending up back at Quartyard for a post-race festival. Once there, riders will receive a two-drink voucher good for a couple craft beers and there will also be music by DJ Tooth, catered food from four local restaurants, and bike-themed vendors. The registration fee if $50, which goes to BikeSD, a local nonprofit dedicated to making San Diego a more bike-friendly city. So rise and shine on Saturday, March 26 at 8:30 a.m., but register first at

La Belle Bloom
Photo courtesy of La Belle Bloom


We already love Cake&Whiskey, a small business-focused organization that throws quarterly "HobNobs" for entrepreneurial women (men are welcome too). Still, the Talk Shop Pop Shop on Thursday, March 24, might be their best one yet. Cake&Whiskey has teamed up with the Tradesmen Pourhouse to throw a charitable pop-up shop that will showcase over a dozen local and independent crafters, artists and businesses. To name a few, there will be baked goods from Copper Box, flower creations from La Belle Bloom and leather goods from BlackWolff Leather. What's more, 10 percent of sales will go to Music & Memory, a nonprofit combating memory loss in seniors via music. It all goes down from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Tradesman (21 16th St.) and the $10 ticket includes a complimentary drink and, naturally, a slice of cake.


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