The cocktails at Leroy's Kitchen and Lounge (1015 Orange Ave., Coronado) look pretty darn good. A quick glance at their bar menu and we're convinced that a few of the drinks -- like the sweet Hibiscus Royale and the spicy Mary on Fire, made with chipotle-flavored vodka and Ballast Point's famously tasty Bloody Mary mix -- are definitely worth the trip over the bridge. The relatively new joint has a good-looking tap list, too, and the food -- mostly locally sourced and sustainable -- sounds mighty tastey. Click here to check out the menu. ---
UCSD's ArtPower! continues its season with the Hugo Wolf Quartett performing at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at the great-sounding Conrad Prebys Concert Hall on campus. For $50, you can treat your ears to the international award-
Local artist Cathy Breslaw has been given free rein over the Oceanside Museum of Art's Parker Gallery (704 Pier View Way) for her installation, A Matter of Space. Breslaw's piece explores the concept of boundless space and uses industrial materials to explore how we relate to change, whether it be physical or intangible. The exhibition opens Saturday, Oct. 22 and Breslaw will give an artist talk at 2 p.m. Her installation will remain on view through Feb. 12. Click here for details on the event and click here to visit Breslaw's website. If you go, check out OMA's Halloween-appropriate Momento Mori: Remember Your Mortality exhibition, on view until Oct. 30.
In case you haven't heard, the Getty Museum's Pacific Standard Time initiative is sort of a big deal. Most of the PST-related shows, which look at post-World War II art in Southern California, are happening in galleries and museums in Los Angeles. But here in San Diego, both the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park are important participants. Check out Mingei's ambitious San Diego's Craft Revolution, which opened this past Sunday. A good time to see it is at the Mingei's Early Evening Goes Modern event, from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21. Not only can you learn about an often-overlooked art movement in San Diego -- which included talented folks like John Dirks, whose sculptures are pictured here -- but you also get to sip cocktails and listen to jazz while doing it. Click here for more info. $10-$15.---