Friday | 22
Miramar Air Show
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels demonstration team and the Patriots Jet Team in aerobatic maneuvers. Civilian performers include Sean Tucker’s “Oracle Challenger,” John Collver’s “Wardog,” the Shockwave Jet Truck, and Steve Stavrakakis’s “Tribute to Vets.” Performances from military parachute teams and aerial demonstrations by the F-35B Lightning II, the AV-8B Harrier, the MV-22B Osprey, and an intense Marine Air-Ground Task Force demonstration. Static displays, including past and present aircraft and ground-combat equipment, air-show memorabilia.
- Friday, September 22, 2017, 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Poway Rodeo Grounds,
14336 Tierra Bonita Road,
$12 - $70
Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Competition includes bareback bronc riding with only one hand on rigging strap, saddle bronc riding where the cowboy tries to stay on for eight seconds, cowgirl racing around barrels in cloverleaf, horse-and-cowboy roping and tying calf up to 350 pounds, steer wrestling, team roping, bull riding, mutton busting for kids under 50 pounds, plus live music, dancing.
Billy Elliot: the Musical
The son of a coal miner, 11-year old Billy Elliott’s supposed to make a career in boxing. But Billy dreams of becoming a professional ballet dancer. To do so he must combat the stereotype that male dancers are sissies.
Saturday | 23
- Saturday, September 23, 2017, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.
100 Wave Challenge
Surf legend Shaun Tomson, pro surfer Damien Hobgood, and hundreds of surfers will attempt to catch 100 waves in one day to raise money for Boys to Men Mentoring Network. Contest entrants will be first-year surfers only. The goal is for each surfer to catch 100 waves in one day.
- Saturday, September 23, 2017, 8:45 a.m.
Ingraham Street and Vacation Island Road,
Pacific Islander Festival
Over 100 booths from craft and cultural villages to retail, information, and food of indigenous people of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. On the schedule are Mariana Islands Rhythm, Halau Hula, Hot Hula, Irensia Cultural Dance Troupe, Heali’I Polynesian Revue, and others.
- Saturday, September 23, 2017, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Kumeyaay Lake Campground,
Two Father Junípero Serra Trail,
Star Party Luminaries
Under waxing thin moon in western skies with Mars and Saturn setting in the southwest, see real star power as Mission Trails Regional Park resident star-gazer George Varga scopes Double Star Albireo, Lyra’s Ring Nebula (M57), Globular Cluster M22 and Pegasus’ M15, and more. Meet at far end of campground day-use parking lot.
- Saturday, September 23, 2017, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
1150 Julian Orchards Drive,
Julian Apple Days
Apple displays, music and dancing, an antique tractor display, children’s games and activities, gold-panning demonstrations, beer-and-wine garden, food-and-merchandise vendors, contests, and, of course, apple pie. New this year will be a falconry demonstration — a display of all birds of prey, handling a hawk/falcon wearing a falconry glove, and a flight demonstration with a peregrine falcon.
Sunday | 24
Music of Carole King
Local choral group Sacra/Profana will have a repertoire of over a hundred charting pop hits to choose from when they launch their ninth season with a two-night event (September 23 and 24) featuring the music of Carole King. Each evening will include two sets, the first of which will feature her songs recorded by other artists, such as the Monkees, Aretha Franklin, and the Chiffons. The concert will close with a complete rendition of King’s Tapestry album as performed by core Sacra/Profana instrumentalists and vocalists. Tapestry, released in 1971, topped the U.S. charts for 15 weeks.
Gilbert and Sullivan's Trial by Jury
Bodhi Tree Concerts presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s “silly, wonderful” Trial by Jury. The story concerns a breach of promise of marriage. “As with most Gilbert and Sullivan operas, there are pointed barbs aimed at the hypocrisy of those in authority, as well as at the sometimes base motives of supposedly respectable people and institutions.” The success of Trial by Jury in 1875 launched the famous series of 13 collaborative works between Gilbert and Sullivan that came to be known as the Savoy Operas.
San Diego Trolleys
Local archaeologist and historian Doug Mengers will discuss the history and archaeology of the San Diego trolley system. Starting with the first horse-drawn trolleys introduced by the San Diego Streetcar Company in 1886, San Diego’s history included the growth and decline of several trolley systems. After electricity arrived, San Diego was the site of early experimentation for electric trolleys on the West Coast and home to a short-lived cable-car system. In the 1890s, sugar baron John D. Spreckels purchased these failed lines and consolidated them into the San Diego Electric Railway. The railway expanded rapidly, leading to the development of new trolley suburbs at the turn of the century, including North Park, Normal Heights, and Mission Beach. Ridership waned with the Depression and the introduction of autobuses, and though it temporarily rose during the war years, this decline led to the dismantling of the trolley system in April 1949. Mengers is the author of San Diego Trolleys (Arcadia Publishing, 2017).
Wednesday | 27
Is school choice good for America's students?
Stanford University political scientist Terry Moe, a proponent of school choice, and University of Wisconsin philosopher Harry Bridges, an opponent, debate whether school choice would benefit underprivileged students or have negative effects on traditional public schools.