Thursday | 14
J. Grant Brittain, a San Diego-based photographer who has captured some of skateboarding’s finest athletes since 1979, began his career at the Del Mar Skate Ranch, where he decided to pick up a friend’s camera and start shooting. In 1983, Brittain helped found Transworld Skateboarding Magazine where he worked as photo editor. In 2004, he left TWS and helped form The Skateboard Mag.
Har Mar Superstar
- Thursday, June 14, 2018, 8 p.m.
2501 Kettner Boulevard,
Sean Tillmann hit the nerdcore scene as Har Mar Superstar around 2001, performing sweaty gigs in Bowie-esque costumes that tended toward the floor; he usually ended the night at least shirtless. The fact that he had a voice fit for blending R&B with hip-hop and glam rock was often lost amidst the laughs, but the 40-year-old songwriter and bandleader (who fronts the Skeleton Crew on Netflix’s Mystery Science Theater 3000) can pull off Har Mar Superstar Sings Sam Cooke.
What's wrong with US?
- Thursday, June 14, 2018, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
7812 Girard Avenue,
Bruce Arena, named to the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2010, is arguably the most successful soccer coach in American history. Arena resigned from his job in October as head coach of the American team after his squad was upset by Trinidad & Tobago, which had lost six straight matches. The 2-1 defeat led to Arena stepping down three days later. The loss changed the plans for his book. “The book was going to be that we qualified for the World Cup, and getting ready for the World Cup,” Arena told the Los Angeles Times. Instead, the book, set for release on June 12, is titled What’s Wrong With US: A Coach’s Blunt Take on the State of American Soccer After a Lifetime on the Touchline. “They just don’t get it, the people that run the sport in our country,” Arena told the Times. “And U.S. Soccer has a major obligation to get it right.”
Sunday | 17
King Arthur Archery Tournament
San Diego Archers have hand-painted 40 medieval targets, and created 3D dragons, knights, flags, and banners. They invite attendees to wear Renaissance costumes (prizes awarded). Participants use hand-made longbows, recurves, Olympic-style recurves and hi-tech compound bows. Arrows include hand-made wooden arrows though hi-tech carbon arrows.
James Hubbell Home and Studio Tour
- Sunday, June 17, 2018, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
930 Orchard Lane,
$30 - $50
Visit James and Anne Hubbell’s home, art studios, and Ilan-Lael Art Center. Hubbell is known for free flowing, sloping, sky-soaring structures, integrated into their natural surroundings and infused with mosaics, wrought metal, carved wood, stained glass, shells, and gemstones.