Friday | 26
Tales from Ovid, Roman poet and one of Shakespeare’s favorites, include: Midas, whose touch turned things into gold; Alcyone and Ceyx, who, reunited after his death, became seabirds; Orpheus, god of music, and Eurydice, whom he could retrieve from Hades if she wouldn’t look back; and Narcissus, who fell in love with his reflection. Set in and around pool of water onstage, Metamorphoses juxtaposes the ancient and the contemporary.
Fleet week military ship tours
Fleet week honors the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard in a tradition dating back to the 1935 California Pacific International Exposition. US Navy and Coast Guard ship tours and military displays will be open to the public. Events throughout week include Navy vs. Notre Dame viewing party on the pier, innovation zone, STEM day, golf tournament, and family tailgate concert by country singer Tim Hurley, with special guest comedian Heather Marie.
Saturday | 27
FilAmFest: Filipino-American Festival
Featuring: hands-on workshops, Filipino cuisine, cooking demonstrations, martial arts, visual artists, breakdance battles, and kulintronica (a Filipino gong and electric dance music hybrid). Dance groups include Maranao tribe of Mindanao, featuring Spanish influenced dances and folk dances of the Philippine countryside; and Tribu, who perform victory, thanksgiving, wedding and modernized group dances. Also see short play by MaArte Theatre Collective, which started up this year.
Sunday | 28
UK Subs and Agent Orange
British punk band UK Subs got daily publicity in San Diego by having their name grace the marquee of the State Theater on El Cajon Boulevard for several years after it closed. They’ve only played in town three times in past decade, but over 40 years after coming together, the group – still fronted by founding singer Charlie Harper – is on the road in support of most recent album, Ziezo. Bill includes Agent Orange, Nekromantix, Messer Chups, and locals the Guana Batz.
Halloween at the station
Trick-or-treating throughout local businesses in district, arts and crafts, free comics, live music, games, pumpkin patch, and inflatable obstacle course. All ages encouraged to come in costume for the costume contest. Hollywood car show with classic cars from famous blockbuster films parked in North Promenade. Plus: photo opportunities with stormtroopers.