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Scooter Chronicles release party
- Thursday, July 19, 2018, 6 p.m.
3955 Pacific Highway,
The Scooter Chronicles is set during the local mod revival of the mid-1980s, spinning the tale of how one teen’s quest to buy a Vespa turned into a nightmare. It’s written by Shahriar Fouladi, with rare photos of the local mod scene and an essay from Shambles frontman Bart Mendoza. Legendary San Diego bands name-checked in the book include the Crawdaddys, the Odds, and Tell Tale Hearts. The release party takes place at local scooter central, Vespa Motorsport on Pacific Highway, where Mendoza’s reunited 1980s mod band Manual Scan will perform.
All during Comic-Con, enjoy free admission to nearby Sparks Gallery for entertainment, hang-outs, live Nerdist shows, a VR experience based on the sci-fi series SONA, a party for the 200th episode of Bizarre States, and live editions of shows such as Nerdist News, Because Science, and Talkin’ Toons. Meet and greets feature authors V.E. Schwab, R.A. Salvatore, and Cory Doctorow, pluds Talkin’ Toons host Rob Paulsen with guests Maurice LaMarche and Randy Rogel.
San Diego Artist Portraits
Jennifer Spencer has photographed 50 well-known artists: San Diego legends like Cindy Zimmerman, Jim Hubble, Anne Mudge, and Philipp Scholz Rittermann. Spencer shares her notes from photography sessions, notes that reveal the unique style, vulnerability, and quirkiness of each artist.
In 1899, William Randloph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer paid their delivery boys practically zip. Most of them came from poor immigrant families and were, in effect, a child labor force. On July 18, 1899, led by Kid Blink, newsies turned over a distribution wagon for the New York Journal, then went on strike for two weeks. They even stopped traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge. The strikers won, and received more money for their work.
When: Wednesdays through Sundays, 8 pm, through August 4
Where: Moonlight Amphitheatre, 1250 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista. moonlightstage.com
Monday | 23
Ninety Percent Mental
Scott Miller is the national baseball columnist for BleacherReport.com. He will sign Ninety Percent Mental, the book he co-authored with Bob Tewksbury, and explain how players use techniques of imagery, self-awareness, and strategic thinking to maximize performance, and how a pitcher’s strategy changes throughout a game. Includes intimate anecdotes from former stars such as Mark McGwire, Craig Biggio, and Greg Maddux; managers and executives like Joe Torre, Bruce Bochy, and Brian Sabean; and current star players Jon Lester, Anthony Rizzo, Andrew Miller, and Rich Hill.