Aug. 10: Event briefs


Del Mar Racetrack events

On Friday Aug. 11, The White Buffalo will kick off the weekend. Saturday Aug. 12, fill up on craft brews and unlimited delicious burgers from all around San Diego at Burgers and Brews! Then hang around and see the hip-hop legend Ludacris perform. On Sunday, celebrate family weekend or be a VIP with help from the Taste Of The Turf Club.

Racing at Del Mar happens Wednesday through Sunday with the exception of Closing Day on Labor Day Monday (9/4). First post daily will be at 2 p.m. First post on Friday’s will be at 4 p.m. with the exceptions of Aug. 25 and Sept. 1 when the first post is 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 858-755-1141 or visit

Artist exhibit at CV Library

Artist John Makinster’s painting exhibit is on display at the Carmel Valley Library’s meeting room, 3919 Townsgate Dr., San Diego, 92130. His painting exhibit is extended until Aug. 28. It is a great opportunity to enjoy art in the library.  

Memory Café

Come “perk” up your memory as you visit with friends sharing stories, games, songs, and laughs. Refreshments and coffee served. Free to attend. All family members are welcome. Memory Café is held monthly on the second and fourth Fridays from 10 a.m. -11:30 a.m. at Grace Point Church, 13340 Hayford Way, San Diego 92130, Room 1B. Next meetings: Aug. 11 and 25, Sept. 8 and 22. No RSVP required, just show up. For more information, call Michelle Mullen: 972-342-9727 or email 

Depression Bipolar group meeting

The Del Mar branch of Depression Bipolar Support Alliance will meet from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, at Pacifica Del Mar restaurant in the Del Mar Plaza. Parking is validated for the underground garage. For information about the group, contact Roger Alsabrook at 858-525-1509 or

CCC Band presents ‘Back in the Saddle’

The internationally-acclaimed Coastal Communities Concert Band will present a special concert at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido on Aug. 20 at 2 p.m. This Sunday afternoon event, “Back in the Saddle,” will feature America’s favorite Western music - from California to Texas and beyond. Fan favorite Michael Ruhl will add his vocals to this concert, with a smile and a twang.

Tickets are $20/adult and $15/senior and student. They may be purchased directly from the CCArts at (ticketing fees may apply) or directly from the band at

‘Jockey Meet and Greet’ Aug. 15

A “Jockey Meet and Greet” will be held Tuesday, Aug. 15 from 6-8 p.m. at 1412 Camino del Mar, Del Mar, 92014 (Fair Trade Decor). Local merchants sponsoring the event include: Durante’s Menswear, Julie’s Beachwear, Fair Trade Decor, Sundancer Boutique and Catering by Lanai.

SB Concerts at Cove

Solana Beach Concerts at the Cove summer series runs every Thursday at Fletcher Cove Park from 6 p.m.-7:45 p.m. with a different musical group through Aug. 24. Bring beach chairs, blankets, picnics and friends. Address: 140 So. Sierra Ave., Solana Beach. For more details, visit or call 858-720-2453.??

CV Summer Movies in the Park

The free Summer Movies in the Park series will be held at two locations in Carmel Valley. On Aug. 11, “Sing!” will be screened at Sage Canyon Park and on Aug. 19, “Pete’s Dragon” will play at Carmel Valley Community Park (at the recreation center). Sage Canyon Park is located at 5252 Harvest Run Dr, San Diego, 92130. Carmel Valley Community Park is located at 3777 Townsgate Dr, San Diego, 92130.

All Summer Movies in the Park are free and start at dusk, approximately 15 minutes after sunset. Plan to bring chairs or blankets for your comfort. Also, feel free to pack a picnic and enjoy your meal under the stars. Summer Movies in the Park is presented by sponsor Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Centers.

Latin Food Fest

Latin Food Fest returns to San Diego Aug. 18 – 19 for its fifth annual Hispanic culinary celebration. Kicking-off the food, wine and spirits celebration is “Summer Carnival,” followed by “Mercado” and “Latin Supperclub” on Friday, Aug. 18, followed by the signature event, Gran Tasting by Ford Motor Company, which takes place at the Embarcadero Marina Park North on Aug. 19.

The festival helps bring awareness and raise funds for the fight against hunger – for the Campanile Foundation. See website for a full schedule and tickets:


“ San Diego Junior Theater presents “Pippin,” 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11 and 2 p.m. Aug. 12 and Aug. 13 at Casa del Prado, 1600 Village Place, Balboa Park. Recommended for ages 13 and older, the heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin, searches for the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. Tickets: $12-$16. (619) 239-8355.    

Cardiff Dog Days of Summer

Cardiff 101 Main Street is partnering with the City of Encinitas to present the 12th Annual Cardiff Dog Days of Summer on Sunday, Aug. 13, from noon-6 p.m. This free event features over 200 dog-related vendors and rescue groups, pet adoptions, live music, dog contests, kid activities, beer & wine oasis, food trucks and more. The event will be held at Encinitas Community Park, 425 Santa Fe Dr., Cardiff-by-the-Sea, 92024.


Orchestra to perform at Botanic Garden

Spend an evening enjoying the timeless sounds of Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie and more, performed by the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame Orchestra at the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas on Sunday, Aug. 13 from 5-7 p.m. Address: 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas 92024. Visit

Movie Nights

The 11th annual Athenaeum Music & Arts Library Flicks on the Bricks film-and-wine series presents weekly “mismatched” pairings. The series starts with the 1971 classic of “Harold and Maude” 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10 and continues with “Annie Hall,” 7:30 Thursday, Aug. 17 on the outdoor patio, 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. Individual tickets: $17-$22; Series: $60-$80. (858) 454-5872.

Bayside Summer Nights presents two film screenings with the San Diego Symphony performing the score live this week: “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” screens 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11 and “La La Land” screens 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12 at the Embarcadero Marina Park South, 206 Marine Park Way, downtown San Diego. Tickets from $18. (619) 235-0804.