Point Loma-Ocean Beach Calendar of Events for October 2019



• Bingo Games: 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Portuguese Hall, 2818 Avenida de Portugal. Doors open 4:30 p.m. Cost: $21 to play all the games; food and drink for purchase, non-profit event. (619) 223-5880.

• Friday Night Liberty: 5-9 p.m. first Fridays at Liberty Station, 2640 Historic Decatur Road, open studios and performances. Next Oct. 4. (619) 573-9306.

• Midway Community Planning Advisory Group: Meets 3 p.m. third Wednesdays at San Diego Community College District, Continuing Education, West City Campus, 3249 Fordham St., Room 208. Next meeting Sept. 18.

• OB Farmers Market: 4-8 p.m. Wednesdays down Newport Avenue with entertainment, street food, flowers, crafts and produce for show and sale. (619) 279-0032.

• OB Library: Open 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Thursday-Saturday; 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday. Closed Sunday, 4801 Santa Monica Ave. Story Hour 10 a.m. Thursdays; Family Crafts 12:30 p.m. Thursdays; Baby/Kids Yoga, 1 p.m. Tuesdays; Crawlers Storytime, 2 p.m. Thursdays (not Oct. 17, then Signs at Play at 2 p.m.); Signs at Play, 10:30 a.m. Fridays. Staff training, Oct. 11, all libraries closed. (619) 531-1532.

• Point Loma/Hervey Library: Open 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Thursday-Saturday; open 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday; open 12:30-5 p.m. Sunday. 3701 Voltaire St. Song Jamboree 10:30 a.m. Mondays; Lego Club 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays (not Oct. 30); Building Blocks Story Time 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25; Arts & Crafts 11:15 a.m. Thursdays; Chess Club 2 p.m. Thursdays; Wii B’ Gamin’ 2:30 p.m. Fridays. Staff training , Oct. 11, all libraries closed. (619) 531-1539.

• OB Town Council: Meets 7 p.m. fourth Wednesdays at Masonic Center, 1711 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. (619) 515-4400. Next meeting Sept. 25.

• OB Planning Board: Meets 6 p.m. first Wednesdays at Ocean Beach Rec Center, 4726 Santa Monica Ave. Next meeting Oct. 2.

• Open Mic Night: 7-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Lazy Hummingbird Coffee & Tea House, 4876 Santa Monica Ave. Hosted by Tyler Neuenswander.

• Clothing Swap: 7-8:30 p.m. third Thursdays, Lazy Hummingbird Coffee & Tea House, 4876 Santa Monica Ave. Swap out stuff you want to get rid of with like-minded individuals. $5, includes beverage. Next swap Sept. 19.

• Peninsula Community Planning Board: Meets 6 p.m. third Thursdays at Point Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire St. Next meeting Sept. 19.

• Point Loma Association: Meets 7:30 a.m. second Wednesdays at Bali Hai Restaurant, 2230 Shelter Island Drive. Next meeting Oct. 9.

• Mean Green Team Cleanups: Meets 9 a.m. Fridays. Location posted on Point Loma Association’s Facebook page. Gather at spots to weed, pick up trash, etc. (619) 736-1752.

• Women of the Gaslamp Quarter walking tour: 10:30 a.m. third Saturdays, meet on steps of the Lyceum Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza. Highlights concern the women who worked to improve the lives of people in the district. Next tour Sept. 21. Free. RSVP: (619) 233-7963,

• Point Loma Native Plant Garden Work Party: 9-11 a.m. first Saturdays; third Sundays, 4444 Greene St. Light gardening activities and guided tour of the garden. Supplies provided. Wear closed-toe shoes and clothes to get dirty. Bring water and sun protection. E-mail or call (619) 297-7380 to RSVP. Next meetings Oct. 5 and Oct. 20.

• THE LOT Trivia Nights: 7-9 p.m. Mondays, Liberty Station, 2620 Truxtun Road. General knowledge trivia, first place team wins 10 movie tickets, second place team wins 6. Music and happy hour drinks. Free admission. (619) 566-0069.

• Sunset Cliffs Natural Park Council: Meets 6:45 p.m. first Mondays at Cabrillo Recreation Center, 3051 Canon St. Next meeting Oct. 7.

• Zumba Dance Class: 10-11 a.m. Saturdays, Point Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire St. (619) 531-1539.


• OB Playhouse & Theatre Co.: Green Day’s live, punk rock musical, “American Idiot,” now through Oct. 6 at 4944 Newport Ave. Tickets from $28. Mature audiences. (619) 795-9305.

• Point Loma Playhouse: “Speed the Plow,” Edward Mamet’s satiric comedy about Hollywood, is onstage at Point Loma Assembly, 3035 Talbot St., now through Oct. 6. Directed by Jerry Pilato, the cast includes Sara Alida LeClair, Mike Martin and Jeff Hillman. Tickets: $14-$20.

• Mayoral Debate: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18 at Mission Bay High School auditorium, 2475 Grand Ave. Pacific Beach Town Council presents this meet the candidates event. Free.

• Peninsula Family YMCA benefit: 5:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, Bali Hai Restaurant, 2230 Shelter Island Drive. Cocktail hour and buffet dinner, live music, silent and live auctions, volunteer celebration. Proceeds support camp scholarships. Tickets: $100 at

• Build Your Resume Workshop: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, OB Library, 4801 Santa Monica Ave. With employment specialist, Aurora Toledo of Goodwill San Diego. Free. (619) 531-1532.

• 500 Year Global Circumnavigation Anniversary Lecture: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, McKinney deck of steam ferry Berkeley, Maritime Museum, 1492 North Harbor Drive. Raymond Ashley, Ph.D., K.C.I., president/CEO of the Maritime Museum of San Diego presents “Commencement of the Expedition,” a lecture regarding Victoria, the first ship in history to circumnavigate the Earth. No-host bar 6:30-7:15 p.m. Minimum $5 donation.

• OB Craft Fair: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 21, 28 and Oct. 5, 26, on the grass of Veterans Plaza, 1900 Ocean Front St. Shop local craft vendors, Kid’s Corner activities. Proceeds support OB Town Council’s Holiday Food Drive, Holiday Parade and Community Grants.

• OB Town Council Pier Pancake Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 21, OB Pier, 5091 Niagara Ave. Raises funds for the OB Food & Toy Drive, which helps some 100 local families and seniors during the holiday season. Bring your own reusable plates, cups and cutlery if possible. Tickets: $12 adult, $6 child.

• Harvest, Storage and Seed Saving: 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, OB Library, 4801 Santa Monica Ave. Master Gardener Association of San Diego County continues its Beginning Vegetable Gardening Series with a workshop on best practices for harvesting and preserving home-grown goods. Free. (619) 531-1532.

• Quartetto Sorrento: 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, Point Loma Assembly, 3035 Talbot Ave. Beethoven’s “String Quartet No. 16,” Shostakovich’s “String Quartet No. 6” and Hugo Wolf’s “Italian Serenade” by Quartetto Sorrento: Ondrej Lewit on violin, Michael Dvoskin on violin, Paula Simmons on viola, Gordon Grubbs on violoncello. Tickets: $20, $25. (619) 788-7428.

• “Art Telling: It All Begins with a Word” opening reception and exhibit: 2-4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 22, Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center. Eight award-winning San Diego artists express words like “Calm” and “Sanctuary” in dialogue with each other through their various practices. Artwork for sale with a portion of proceeds going to support the park. On view through Oct. 25.

• “The Pirates of Penzance:” 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 at All Souls’ Episcopal Church, 1475 Catalina Blvd., Point Loma. The next Bodhi Tree concert presents a sing-along performance of “The Pirates of Penzance,” a combination of humor, romance, action and satire — marked by lovely and memorable tunes — it’s an ideal show for audiences of all ages. Tickets $25, with discounts. Proceeds benefit San Diego Maritime Museum.

• The Scream Zone: 7 p.m. to midnight, Fridays and Saturdays; 7-11 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, Sept. 27 to Nov. 2, Del Mar Scaregrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Three haunts: House of Horror, Haunted Hayride and The Chamber. Drinks at the Spirit Lounge. Tickets: $21 for Single Haunt, $34 Triple Haunt, $54 Triple Haunt with Fast Track, $84 VIP Pass. Opening night is half-off Triple Haunt.

• The Haunted Trail of Balboa Park: Sept. 27-Nov. 2, 6th Avenue and Juniper Street at Marston Point in Balboa Park. Mile-long trail featuring a horrifying maze of more than 3,500 square feet of terror-provoking characters such as Pennywise, Leatherface and Annabelle, and the “Stranger Things” house. Not for children under age 10, pregnant women or anyone with heart conditions or prone to seizures. Tickets $25-$40. (619) 696-SCARE or

• Kids Fishing Derby: 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, Ocean Beach Pier, presented by OB Kiwanis Club. Free for ages 12 and under. Bring own gear. Free bait refreshments. Prizes.

• OB Woman’s Club House Cleaning Party: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28, OB Woman’s Club, 2160 Bacon St. Help get the clubhouse in tip-top shape for fall rentals. (619) 222-1008.

• OB Library Friends’ Book/DVD/CD Sale: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, OB Library, 4801 Santa Monica Ave. Sale takes place on the library lawn. (619) 531-1532.

• Belmont Park’s Beachside Fall Fest: 5 p.m. to closing, Fridays-Sundays in October and November, beginning Oct. 4 and including Thursday, Oct. 31, 3146 Mission Blvd. Free trick-or-treating for ages 12 and under (beginning at 6:30 p.m., only October), costume contests, prizes and weekly dress up themes, Hay Maze, Draft Halloween Bash (8 p.m. to 1 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 26, 21+, no cover charge) and more. Free admission and parking. (858) 228-9283,

• Lupus Foundation ‘Sip for the Cause’: Wine-tasting fundraiser, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at Gianni Buonomo Vintners, 4836 Newport Ave. Guests receive a glass of wine, light hors d’oeuvres, entry to win wine gift baskets and observe the winemaking process. Net proceeds to lupus education, support groups. Tickets: $25, (858) 278-2788.

• Paddle for Clean Water: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 6, OB Pier. This 28 year tradition raises awareness and funds for clean ocean water and a healthy coastline. Includes beach yoga, breakfast for paddlers, live music, paddling around the pier and a prize drawing. Free.

• Meet Shari Belafonte: Attorney Regina Petty will moderate a Q&A with actress/activist Shari Belafonte and audience participation. Event includes photography exhibit and documentary “In the Known with Shari Belafonte.” VIP reception 5:30-6:30 p.m., event 7-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 8, Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado, Balboa Park. Tickets: $75. VIP: $200.

• Author Talk: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, Point Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire St. Anne Hoiberg, president of the Women’s Museum of California, with her book “The Women of the Gaslamp Quarter.” Free. (619) 531-1539.

• Point Loma Garden Club: 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 9, Portuguese Hall, 2818 Avenida de Portugal. Ally Welborn, Community Engagement Manager for the San Diego River Park Foundation, will give a presentation on the Point Loma Native Plant Garden, which features rare and endangered native plants. Free. Contact Susan Pettit with questions:

• San Diego Zoo’s HalGLOWeen: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 11-27, San Diego Zoo, 2920 Zoo Drive, Balboa Park. Skeleton Band, glow-in-the-dark hula hoops, acrobats, the Spooky Revue and the DJ Bubble Dance Party (where participants are invited to dance to Halloween and pop tunes among bubbles and black light). Demonstration with spiders and snakes by Dr. Zoolittle. Free entrance with admission/membership. Free parking. Ages 11 and younger get free Zoo admission in October when accompanied by an adult with admission.

• Fresh Sound Concert: 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12, White Box Live Arts, 2590 Truxton Road Suite 205, Liberty Station. Solo bassoonist Joey Guidry III studies at the Mannes School of Music under Rebekah Heller and has been commissioning and premiering a number of new works for bassoon and electronics. Admission: $20, $10 students.

• Signs at Play: 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, OB Library, 4801 Santa Monica Ave. Join Jennifer Duncan to create crafts for babies and toddlers to enjoy during the Halloween season. Free. (619) 531-1532.

• “Surfing Sunset Cliffs, The Early Years”: Ocean Beach Historical Society presents Jim “Mouse” Robb, 86, Marsh Malcolm, 86, John Holly, 76, Billy Chapman, 75, Tom “Lizard” Chapman, 76, and the “Original Gidget” Linda Benson, age unknown discussing the years 1945-1965, including 1947 film footage of surfing planks (wood longboards), 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at Water’s Edge Faith Community, 1984 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. Free.

• OB Heights Harvest Festival: 5-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, 1499 Venice St. (between Catalina and Venice streets). Food, ponies, petting zoo, laser tag, Famous Haunted Hallway (Scary Hour: 7-8 p.m.), cake walk, bake sale, arts & crafts, face painting, slime booth, spin art, dunk tank, more than 25 games for all ages, bubble dance party and more. Free. Activities are pay-as-you-go, many games at $1. For more information, contact (619) 599-3008 or

• Canning and Preserving: 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, OB Library, 4801 Santa Monica Ave. Amateur canner Kelly Pepo has tips and tricks for preserving and canning fruits and vegetables (equipment needed, how to get started and resources). Free. (619) 531-1532.

• From Beethoven to Broadway, Music for Horn and Piano: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, Point Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire St. Beverly Reese Dorcy and Bruce Dorcy, of the San Diego Chamber Music Society, present selections by Beethoven, Mozart, Saint-Saens and more, along with 20th century composers such as Alec Wilder and Jerry Bock. Free. (619) 531-1539.

• Jewish Voice for Peace presents “Gaza Fights for Freedom”: 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, Point Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire St. A documentary by Abby Martin and Mike Prysner of The Empire Files tells the story of Gaza’s past and present, including footage, legal documentation, photographs and testimonies. Martin will be present for a Q&A afterward. Free. and

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