COMMUNITY LISTINGSSpecial Events
BASTILLE DAY CELEBRATION at S.D. International School Bay Park Campus, 2550 Fairfield St., Bay Park, 858-488-1725 x 121. On Wednesday, July 14, 6-10 pm, discover the art of French artist Louis Jaquet, enjoy Bordeaux 2000 wines, fine catering provided by The French Gourmet and dance to live music. RSVP by July 9. $44.99-$49.95.
COCKTAILS@6 at the La Jolla Playhouse, UCSD, 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla, 858-550-1010. On Thursday, July 15 at 6 pm, attend a pre-play party with music by dj ikah love, a cash bar and appetizers by Galoka. $15 includes admission to the play, Suitcase.
STENCIL ARTISAN'S LEAGUE Convention & Exhibition at Town and Country Resort and Convention Center, 500 Hotel Circle N., Mission Valley, 505-865-9119. July 20-24, convention classes are for members only, but new members are welcome. Fees vary depending on the class. July 22-24 (Thursday, 10 am-6 pm; Friday, 10 am-8 pm; Saturday, 10 am-6 pm), the trade show includes over 75 booths of painted inspiration, items relating to stenciling & faux finishing techniques and scheduled demonstrations. Daily admission is $7 or $6 with a donation of an art supply to The San Diego Ronald McDonald House.
H OPENING DAY at the Del Mar Racetrack, Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, 858-793-5555 or 858-755-1161. On Wednesday, July 21, the event includes a Fabulous Hats Contest. Get inspired by fashionable and exotic headwear during the parade of spectacular creations that allows hat lovers a chance to win fabulous prizes for their creativity and style. Contestants are encouraged to sign up from 11:30-3 pm in the Plaza del Mexico just inside the Stretch Run entrance gates or outside the Sports Pub on the Clubhouse side of the Paddock. (www.sdfair.com)
H ACTORS ALLIANCE FESTIVAL at the Lyceum Space, 79 Horton Plaza, Downtown, 619-640-3900. July 21-August 1, more than 100 actors, directors and playwrights will participate in San Diego's largest showcase of theatrical talent. More than 30 short plays will be presented during the fourteen days of the festival. See www.actorsalliance.com for a complete schedule and festival guide.$5-$17.
LIBRARY TOURS at the San Diego Central Public Library, 820 E St., Downtown, 619-236-5817. On Tuesdays at 1 pm and Saturdays at 3 pm through July, the free tours will include visits to the building's two basement levels, special exhibits and historical information. Each tour will be limited to 12 people and reservations are required. (www.sandiego.gov/public-library)
H MONTHLY OPEN SCREENING NIGHT at the Media Arts Center, 921 25th St., East Village, 619-230-1938. On Thursday, July 15, 6:30-10 pm, indie-filmmaker and underground superstar Martin Sorrendeguy will host the open screening night that includes free popcorn and coffee and cheap drinks.
CITIZEN KANE, considered by many to be Orson Welles' greatest achievement, charts the rise and fall of newspaper publisher Charles Foster Kane, whose wealth and power ultimately isolate him in his castle-like refuge. The film screens on Thursday, July 15 at dusk at the San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado, 619-232-7931.
STAGECOACH is a saga of the perils and dangers that a stagecoach faces as it travels through Apache territories in the 1880s. Starring John Wayne, the film screens on Thursday, July 15 at 7:30 pm at the City Heights Urban Village Performance Annex, 3795 Fairmount Ave., City Heights, 619-641-6123. Free.
MODULATIONS at the Museum of Making Music, 5790 Armada Dr., Carlsbad, 760-438-5996 . On Thursday, July 15 at 7 pm, join Dr. Renee T. Coulombe of the University of California, Riverside for a screening of this pivotal film that traces the evolution of electronic music and its profound impact. Free.
FRIDAYS AT THE FLEET at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado, Balboa Park, 619-238-1233. Every Friday, choose between two classic films and two current hits for only $6. On Friday, July 16: Yellowstone (6 pm), Dolphins (7 pm) Adrenaline Rush: The Science of Risk (8 pm) and Forces of Nature (9 pm). (www.rhfleet.org)
THE LAND BEFORE TIME tells the animated story of an orphaned brontosaurus named Littlefoot who sets off in searc of the legendary Great Valley. The film screens on Saturday, July 17 as part of the Family Film Series at Santee Trolley Square Amphitheater, corner of Mission Gorge Rd. & Cuyamaca Rd., Santee, 619-258-4100. Free.
LAST MAN STANDING is a documentary that takes a lively, behind-the-scenes look at a pair of 2002 elections in Texas. Following the film, Dr. Carole Kennedy, an expert in election commentary and national politics from SDSU, will facilitate a discussion. The film screens on Sunday, July 18 at 2 pm at the San Diego Central Public Library, 820 E. St., Downtown, 619-236-5800.
OUT-FOXED examines how media empires, led by Rupert Murdoch's Fox News, have been running a "race to the bottom" in television news. The film is presented by Activist San Diego on Sunday, July 18 at 7 pm at the Joyce Beers Community Center, 1220 Vermont St., Hillcrest. $4-$10, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
BUBBA HO-TEP is Don Coscarelli's raucous rumination on redemption and courage whic tells the "true" story of what really did become of Elvis Presley. The film screens on Monday, July 19 at 6:30 pm at the San Diego Central Public Library, 820 E. St., Downtown, 619-236-5800. Free.
PAULINE & PAULETTE is a delightfully bittersweet story of four elderly sisters and their relationship to eac other. The film screens Tuesday, July 7 at 2 pm at the Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado, Balboa Park, 619-236-7559. $9-$10.
S.D. GIRL FILM FESTIVAL is currently accepting submissions, looking for sponsors and accepting volunteers. The festival is set to run Saturday, September 18 at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Check out www.sdgff.org for info, or e-mail email@example.com.
Readings & Signings
MARIE GIORDANO at Mission Hills Branc Library, 925 W. Washington St., Mission Hills, 619-692-4910. On Thursday, July 15 at 7 pm, the author signs I Love You Like a Tomato.
CHUCK PALAHNIUK at Borders, 159 Fletcher Parkway, El Cajon, 619-593-5119. On Thursday, July 15 at 7 pm, the best-selling author of Fight Club and Choke will sign copies of his newest book, Stranger Than Fiction.
LILLIAN FADERMAN at the LGBT Community Center,2313 El Cajon Blvd., El Cajon, 619-692-2077. On Thursday, July 15 at 7 pm, the respected author of numerous books, some documenting her own life, will conduct a presentation and book signing.
KAGE BAKER at Mysterious Galaxy Books, 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Suite #302, Clairemont, 858-268-4747.or 800-811-4747. On Sunday, July 18 at 12:30 pm, the author signs Mother Aegypt, a collection of tales of horror, the supernatural and the seriously weird.
KELLYNA KALEOLANI CAMPBELL at Borders Bookstore, 1905 Calle Barcellona, Carlsbad, 760-479-0242. On Tuesday, July 20 at 7 pm, the author will share excerpts and a short, guided meditation from her new book titled 9 Inner Jewels.