Friday Jan. 19
Live music: Eileen Wingard’s String Trio
Classical music performed by string trio. 12:45 p.m., College Avenue Center, 6299 Capri Drive, 92120. Free.
Saturday Jan. 20
Santee Active Life Expo
Health expo featuring a 50K race walk, kids’ fun zone, climbing wall, BMX half pipe demo, vendor booths, fitness obstacle course and more. Race starts at 7:30 a.m. at Town Center Parkway and Riverview Drive. Expo starts at 9 a.m. at Trolley Square Shopping Center in Santee. santeeactiveexpo.com.
Sunday Jan. 21
Discussion: Refusal of Treatment and How Best to Die with Dementia
Hemlock Society of San Diego presents experts from the Alzheimer’s Association, medical and hospice community, and clergy who will discuss the end of life with dementia, and how to achieve a more peaceful death. A question and answer discussion follows. 1:30–3:30 p.m., Scottish Rite Event Center, 1895 Camino Del Rio South, Mission Valley. Free and open to the public. hemlocksocietysandiego.org or call 619-233-4418.
Live music: JAZZ BeND
JAZZ BeND brings together three music veterans and their rock, funk, blues, jazz and classical backgrounds: Peter Pupping on guitar, Mark Hunter on electric bass guitar, and Kevin Koch on drums. 3–4 p.m., Mission Trails Regional Park Visitors Center Auditorium, 1 Father Junipero Serra Trail. Call 619-668-3281 or visit mtrp.org. Free but seating is limited.
Monday Jan. 22
Movie: ‘Scarlet Street’
Judith Levine presents a classic noir film about greed, obsession, lust, fatalism and guilt. 1 p.m., College Avenue Center, 6299 Capri Drive. Free.
Tuesday Jan. 23
Medical Cannabis 101
Canna Republic Senior Advocacy presents a program designed to familiarize seniors with medical marijuana. Topics covered include introduction to medical cannabis, how does it work to treat illness, what to expect during cannabis treatment, how to choose the best consumption methods, talking with family, friends, and your physician about medical cannabis, and how to legally obtain medical cannabis. 12:45 p.m., College Avenue Center, 6299 Capri Drive. Free.
Wednesday Jan. 24
Discussion on Osteoporosis
Grossmont Healthcare District will host “Osteoporosis and Exercise: What Is Right and What Is Risky.” Speaker Kristin Schulz is a board certified clinical specialist in geriatric physical therapy and has a certification in osteoporosis in the Meeks Method, a program on patterns of postural change. For Sharp HealthCare, she provides outpatient physical therapy and rehabilitation services, including neurological rehab and balance and vestibular rehab. 10–11 a.m., Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, 9001 Wakarusa St., La Mesa. Admission is free and RSVP is not necessary. Light refreshments will be served.
SDSU Aztecs take on the Colorado State Rams. 8 p.m., Viejas Arena, 5500 Canyon Crest Drive. Tickets $10–$108 at bit.ly/2mgHrtp.
Thursday Jan. 25
Live music: Blue Oyster Cult
Rockers Blue Oyster Cult take the stage at 8 p.m. at Sycuan Casino, 5469 Casino Way, El Cajon 92109. Tickets are $49–$59 at sycuan.com.
Friday Jan. 26
Live music: Al Jacobs
Piano and sing-along concert. 12:30 p.m., College Avenue Center, 6299 Capri Drive. Free.
Adaptive Sports Showcase
SDSU Adaptive Sports program presents this first of its kind event is designed to raise awareness towards the powerful impact of establishing a collegiate adaptive sports program at SDSU and the San Diego at-large community. From high-level athletes, including U.S. Paralympic athletes, to some of the country’s most influential coaches and directors, attendees will get to be part of a very special moment in college adaptive sports history in the U.S. and plant the seeds of hope in younger generations.
Friday, Jan. 26, 7–9 p.m. at Montezuma Hall: “The Rebound” documentary screening; Paralympian and gold-medalist Dave Kiley speaks; plus surprise guest performances.
Saturday, Jan. 27, 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m. at Peterson Gym 152: Sports demos and high-level adaptive sports competitions.
Free and open to everyone.
Monday Jan. 29
The true story of the 1973 tennis match between world’s top-ranked female player Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs. 1 p.m., College Avenue Center, 6299 Capri Drive. Free.
Thursday Feb. 1
Discussion: ‘The Link between Diabetes, Dementia, and Depression’
Science and medicine have studied dementia and there are key components to staying healthy: exercising your mind and body to have a happier and healthier life both physically and mentally.
Dr. Karl Steinberg works with Scripps Health, specializing in health issues relating to families and older adults, and Palliative Care. He is part of the Champions of Health, educating the public about important health issues. 12:45 p.m., College Avenue Center, 6299 Capri Drive. Free.
Friday Feb. 2
Grossmont College presents a unique show that will enlighten performers and audiences on how to enjoy classic theater from the likes of Moliere, Ibsen, Chekhov and Shakespeare. Many an actor has found themselves face to face with the classics and felt the immediate instinct to run screaming back to plays written without all the “Thou and thee and hither and yon.” But what happens when we approach these works the same way we look at modern realistic plays where people speak like we do? What if there was a way to de-mystify the language and discover the joy with which they were written and originally performed?
Feb. 2–3 at 7:30 p.m.; special matinee show on Feb. 3 at 2 p.m., Grossmont Stagehouse Theatre, 8800 Grossmont College Drive, El Cajon. Tickets $10 at box office or bit.ly/2mc4m9m.
Saturday Feb. 3
Composting & Vermicomposting Workshop
Solana Center hosts a free two-hour composting workshop that will cover the basics of traditional composting and vermicomposting (composting with worms). Learn what composting is and why it’s so important to do, what tools and materials you’ll need, which items are or are not compostable and how to harvest and use your compost. Space is limited. Preregister at bit.ly/1MLi88H or call 760-436-7986, ext. 700. 10 a.m.–noon, Water Conservation Garden, 12122 Cuyamaca College Drive, El Cajon 92109.
Live music: The Oak Ridge Boys
Country music legends The Oak Ridge Boys play Sycuan Casino, 5469 Casino Way, El Cajon. Show starts at 5 p.m. Tickets are $59–$69 at sycuan.com.
Temple Emanu-El presents the Danny Green Trio, an award-winning jazz ensemble. Proceeds from the concert will go to the Mildred Ackerman Children’s Music Fund — dedicated to supporting opportunities for children to participate in musical activities such as choir, theater and band.
Pianist Danny Green is a San Diego native who is nationally recognized for his compositions. His trio, including bassist Justin Grinnell and drummer Julien Cantelm, was featured at last year’s San Jose Summer Jazz Fest and at TEDxSanDiego. They have twice received Best Jazz Album from the San Diego Music Awards.
Tickets are $36 in advance $40 at the door, available at teesd.org or in the Temple office. Call 619-286-2555. 6:30 p.m., Temple Emanu-El, 6299 Capri Drive.
SDSU Aztecs take on the Air Force Academy, 5 p.m., Viejas Arena, 5500 Canyon Crest Drive. Tickets $16–$210 at bit.ly/2D9igQM.
Sunday Feb. 4
Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation presents a fine art exhibition titled “The Invisible World“ by award-winning photographer Luciano Demasi.
The public is invited to a reception in honor of the artists on Sunday, Jan. 4, noon– 3 p.m. at the Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center Art Gallery, 1 Father Junipero Serra Trail. This exhibit will be on display Jan. 23–Feb. 23.
Wednesday Feb. 7
San Diego Jewish Film Festival
The 28th annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival (SDJFF) proudly presents an exciting 11-day festival running Feb. 7–18. SDJFF will screen 37 feature films and 21 shorts from 16 different countries in five great San Diego venues.
The festival is the largest Jewish cultural event in San Diego and draws over 17,000 attendees annually to more than 70 screenings.
SDJFF features San Diego film premieres, international guest filmmakers, and juried and audience choice awards. Screenings will be shown at five locations.This year the festival will showcase a total of 58 of the best contemporary Jewish-themed films from around the world celebrating life, human rights, and freedom of expression.