Bar Pink (3829 30th St., North Park) is just around the corner from CityBeat, so it's not uncommon to find us sneaking a Sneaky Tiki after work or taking shelter inside on a hot day. But time flies when you're having fruity rum cocktails, and when we weren't looking, the kitschy and comfy North Park lounge turned 7 years old. To mark the occasion, Bar Pink's throwing a party that promises "drinks, gifts, friends and fun," with a live performance by reliably rockin' local group The Schitzophonics (that's them in a photo by Michael Klayman). Folks with good taste in music say this is the band when it comes to awesome live shows. The seventh anniversary bash goes down at on . ---
We're big fans of JSix-with Chef Christian Graves in the kitchen and Nate Howell (shown here) behind the bar, you can't go wrong. From Grain and Oak Fest. Your $20 ticket gets you tastings of premium brands of scotch, whiskey and rye, including JSix's signature Woodford Reserve bourbon, plus eats like venison jerky, housemade charcuterie and barbecue. Try all the spirits (via getting your event "passport" stamped) and you'll be entered into a drawing for prizes like Padres tickets and a bottle of that special Woodford Reserve. JSix is located inside Hotel Solamar (616 J St., Downtown)., Howell and Graves are teaming up for what they're calling
Watching movies outside makes almost any film seem so much better-maybe it's the fresh air and the booze everyone not-so-secretly brings along. The San Diego Museum of Art's outdoor Sculpture Garden will be the beautiful backdrop for a screening of Blood and Sand, the 1941 films starring Rita Hayworth and Tyrone Power that tells the story of Juan Gallardo's rise to glory as a matador followed by his inevitable and heartbreaking decline. This season, SDMA's aptly titled Film in the Garden series is showing movies that complement the Spanish Sojourns: Robert Henri and the Spirit of Spain exhibit, which includes several paintings of matadors. The Sculpture Court restaurant will be open, offering a full bar (no outside alcohol, please) and snacks, but folks can bring their own picnics, too. The film begins at approximately . Admission is free, so show up early to guarantee a good view.
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