Digable eats

"Sausage & Beer Extravaganza." In San Diego-or anywhere else, for that matter-those are the only words needed to sell an event, right? This city's beer and food peddlers know what we want. From 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, sausage-focused restaurant and bar, Salt & Cleaver, will join forces with Green Flash Brewing Company for a five-course dinner and beer-pairing event at Salt & Cleaver (3805 Fifth Ave. in Hillcrest). S & C's executive chef Carlos Anthony will lead guests through the food courses while Dave Adams, Green Flash's director of beer education (how's that for a dream job?), will school attendees on the finer points of the five expertly paired seasonal beers. Tickets are $50.---


Digable chocolate

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Ten years is either the tin or aluminum anniversary, at least according to Hallmark. But here's a more palatable alternative: chocolate. And it just so happens that this year marks the 10th anniversary of one of San Diego's sweetest confectioners, Eclipse Chocolate (2145 Fern St., South Park). To mark the occasion, the chocolatier is hosting a month of mouth-watering events. Things kick off from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, with a build-your-own chocolate bar workshop and, at 4 p.m., a Chocolate Threeway (chocolate, cheese and beer pairings). There's a chocolate and wine tasting on Saturday, Sept. 26, and two five-course anniversary dinners on Sept. 26 and 27. Cost per event varies; see the website for the full schedule. 


Digable shopping

 
ACD

ACD Gallery (2923 Upas St.) in North Park is celebrating an end and a beginning on Friday, Sept. 5. It's the shop's grand opening, which happens to coincide with the end o' the summer (though, the weather report might disagree). Stop by between 6 and 9 p.m. to check out ACD's curated selection of cool-kid clothing, accessories and art from makers like Lexdray (totes and backpacks), Norse Projects (men's clothing), Medicom Toy (Japanese collectibles) and DSPTCH (camera accessories). ACD is tiny, but it reminds us of the kind of places you'd find walking down a side street in, say, Brooklyn or San Francisco. At 9 p.m., an after-party kicks off at Bluefoot Bar, just across the street, with DJ sets by Addison Groove, Question & Freddie Joachim and Blend*E.


Digable art

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Local artist Matt Dunn plays with words, weaving them into his paintings, drawings and sculptures in abstract, interesting ways. Using text is one way, Dunn says, to create an immediate entry point. "People come into my studio-often people who think they don't know how to look at art-and they read my work closely in spite of themselves," he said in a recent Q&A. "I make visual work people want to pronounce." Dunn's work doesn't often form a clear narrative; instead, it helps people recognize words' ability to communicate all sorts of feelings, thoughts, visuals, aesthetics and more. Dunn's solo show of text-based works, Anti-Analogy, opens at The Hill Street County Club Gallery (Artist Alley, 212 North Coast Hwy., Oceanside) from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5


 

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  • Anthony Bernal and Chris Ward, who are vying to replace Todd Gloria on the San Diego City Council, will discuss urban issues, such as parking, homelessness and new developments
  • The new exhibition designed by Dave Ghilarducci is made from hundreds of rolls of packing tape and bound together by layers of plastic shrink-wrap. Visitors can navigate their way through cocoon-like passageways...
  • The renowned Mexican black and white photographer presents an exhibition exploring the principal themes within three groups: "Bestiarium"," Fantastic Women" and "Silent Natures."
  • Presented by Pacific Arts Movement, the sixth annual mini film fest features 14 film programs from 10 countries that includes everything from docs to romantic tearjerkers. See website for full lineup and...
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  • So Say We All's monthly storytelling night features stories about those jobs we took because we had to take a job. Featured readers include Allison Gauss, Annmarie Houghtailing, Cecile Estelle, and more
  • Artists from the all-abstracts group show will talk about their work and techniques. Artists include Edwin Nutting, Danielle Nelisse, Leah Pantea, Lenore Simon, and more
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