Thursday | 7
The Wedding Singer
It’s 1985. Robbie Hart, a wedding singer, dreams of becoming a rock star. Linda, his fiance, fell for him because of his dream. When she concludes he’s lost his ambition, she dumps him. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Then he sort of falls for Julia, a waitress, but she’s engaged to bond investor Glenn Gulia.
Joan Osborne Sings Bob Dylan
- Thursday, February 7, 2019, 8 p.m.
Belly Up Tavern,
143 S. Cedros Avenue,
$30 - $53
Gravelly-voiced singer Joan Osborne rocketed to fame on the strength of her 1995 hit “One Of Us,” from her top-ten charting album Relish, which scored multiple Grammy nominations. After that, she fell out of public view with a series of low-key (but well reviewed) releases, the most recent of which is Songs of Bob Dylan.
Saturday | 9
Join the trail team
Care for the hiking trails at Eagle Peak Ranch. Through several acquisitions, the ranch has grown to 454 acres. It contains the source of Temescal Creek, which flows to Upper San Diego River Gorge. (The property was acquired to conserve the valley and protect the creek.) Volunteers will help improve hiking opportunities through trail maintenance: trail surveys, tamping, and digging. Community service hours may be verified.
Drink Coffee, hear poetry
- Saturday, February 9, 2019, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
1735 Adams Avenue,
The Gelato Poetry Series presents Irish poet Mary O’Connor. O’Connor has taught literature and writing since 1977, and has received a fiction prize from Listowel, poetry prizes from the Academy of American Poets, and residencies in Ragdale and The MacDowell Colony. O’Conner frequently conducts poetry retreats, and has organized writing sessions in trafficking shelters. An open mic will follow the feature.
Sunday | 10
Art Reception: Scenes of San Diego
Brian Belfield shows eight recent oil paintings celebrating the natural beauty of San Diego County. His scenes are captured in the style of “impressionistic realism” and informed by a decade of painting this county. Growing up, Belfield quickly learned to love the outdoors, hiking and camping in mountains, deserts, and beaches of California. Those scenes remain etched in his memory. He paints impressionistically, but with an emphasis on “the real” rather than “the ideal.” Most of his paintings are created outdoors, on location.