Thursday | 26
Roadkill on the digital highway
On May 31, 2017, Bay City Television (XETV channel 6) closed its doors for good. Bay City was the U.S. arm of the world’s only bi-national television operation. Is Bay City the “canary in the coal mine” for locally owned and controlled broadcast stations? Presented by Chuck Dunning, general manager of Channel 6.
Saturday | 28
Pine Valley parade
- Saturday, July 28, 2018, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Along Old Hwy 80, Pine Valley
The Mountain Empire Men’s Club is staging a small-town parade with horses, bagpipess, clowns, dragons, and bands. Friday warmup, 5-10 pm: deep-pit BBQ with dancing under the stars to music by Barbwire. Saturday followup: craft fair at Pine Valley County Park, 28810 Old Highway 80. Fair includes bounce houses for kids, rock climbing wall, music, horse shoe tournament, market place with over 30 vendors, and food.
Hunting Charles Manson
- Saturday, July 28, 2018, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
330 Park Boulevard,
For their Manson book, San Diego Union-Tribune reporter Caitlin Rother and federal prosecutor Lis Wiehl have included interviews with Manson’s grandson Jason Freeman, details about Manson’s body and rights to his music, the story of former fiancee Star Manson, alternative theories about nights of the Tate and LaBianca murders, other murders committed by the Manson family, more on the seduction of Patricia Krenwinkel and Leslie Van Houten, the search in Death Valley for cadavers, and Manson’s mental illness.
Sunday | 29
Legally Blonde: The Musical
Ellie Woods is not only president of Delta Nu at UCLA, she’s engaged to THE Warner Huntington III. But wait. He dumps her. He’s headed for Harvard Law School and wants “someone more serious.”
Back when Adam and the Ants first hit MTV with videos such as “Goody Two Shoes,” you could see that the charismatic singer’s so-called Ant-music had more going for it than pirate getups and vaudeville dancing. Few new wave bands dared make percussion a lead instrument, an acoustic affectation that now-solo bandleader Adam Ant has maintained for the unexpected comeback he launched in 2013 with his self-released Adam Ant is the Blueback Hussar in Marrying the Gunner’s Daughter. Nobody, including Ant, seemed to expect the homemade album to sell as well as his previous major label release, and subsequent U.S. tours have found him playing increasingly larger stages, most recently with his Anthems: The Singles tour.