Mya, Bon Odori Festival, Scootercon, Farm to bottle kombucha, Who was Atticus Finch?

Events August 2-August 8, 2018

Scootercon: the longest-running and largest single-day pro scooter event in the world.
  • Scootercon: the longest-running and largest single-day pro scooter event in the world.

Thursday | 2

Mya

Mya

Mya

Past Event

Mya and EllaHarp

  • Thursday, August 2, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
  • Music Box, 1337 India Street, San Diego
  • 21+ / $24 - $27

Mya is an old-fashioned R&B singer in the tradition of the female frontwomen of the Mary Jane Girls and TLC, who also infuses the more contemporary sounds of acts such as Sade and Aaliyah. The 38-year-old just celebrated the 20-year anniversary of her debut release with her eighth studio album, TKO (The Knock Out), which immediately hit Billboard’s Top 40.

Friday | 3

Bon Odori Festival

Bon Odori Festival

Bon Odori Festival

Bon Odori Festival

Japanese festival foods, a beer garden, a tea and dessert garden, performances on Japanese drums and harp, and the singing of Japanese poetry. Plus, Toro Nagashi lanterns — you’ll be able to make your own lantern to take home or send down a stream.

Saturday | 4

Scootercon

Scootercon: the longest-running and largest single-day pro scooter event in the world.

Scootercon: the longest-running and largest single-day pro scooter event in the world.

Past Event

ScooterCON SD12

The longest-running and largest single-day pro scooter event in the world. 200+ riders from around the globe will gather to compete. Also, the San Diego series is the only scooter competition that puts pro riders head to head on the infamous SkaterCross Track

Sunday | 5

Farm to bottle kombucha

Farm to bottle kombucha

Farm to bottle kombucha

Past Event

Farm-to-Bottle DIY Kombucha Workshop

Instruction on how to make kombucha at home, a flight of Kombucha tasters, and a walk through Wild Willow Farm to pick herbs to flavor your own bottle of kombucha. Snag a live kombucha culture (SCOBY) to take home, along with a take-home 16 oz bottle of kombucha that you will flavor in class with seasonal fruits and herbs.

Who was Atticus Finch?

Atticus Finch (left) in To Kill a Mockingbird

Atticus Finch (left) in To Kill a Mockingbird

Past Event

Atticus Finch: The Biography

  • Sunday, August 5, 2018, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • D.G. Wills Books, 7461 Girard Avenue, San Diego
  • Free

The publication of Go Set a Watchman in 2015 forever changed how we think about Atticus Finch. Once seen as a paragon of decency, he was reduced to a small-town racist. How are we to understand this transformation? Author of Atticus Finch, historian Joseph Crespino, will speak at D.G. Wills, using exclusive sources to reveal how Harper Lee’s father provided the central inspiration for each of her books. A lawyer and newspaperman, A. C. Lee was a principled opponent of mob rule, yet he was also a racial paternalist. Harper Lee created the Atticus of Watchman out of the ambivalence she felt toward white southerners like him. But when a militant segregationist movement arose that mocked his values, she revised the character in To Kill a Mockingbird to defend her father and to remind the South of its best traditions.

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