Damn, I wish I could be cloned for a day

For some reason, event planners don’t always check to see the competition before planning an event, so this Saturday is jammed full of exciting things. I wish I could have three or four of me to go out and enjoy all of the cool things that are happening on April 18. If you are not already totally busy this Saturday (which I can’t seem to understand why you wouldn’t be unless you are a hermit), I have put together a list of things you could be doing this fine Saturday instead of that family picnic at the beach.

Support your local roller derby league

There are about 8-9 bouts happening on the West Coast this Saturday but the following are happening in Southern California:
Note: I will be skating in this bout. My first game back since last June! Come cheer for me.
Angel City Derby Girls versus Inland Empire’s Derby Divas @ Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo


In-store performances with Dramarama, Anya Marina, Silent Comedy & Maren Parusel! Plus a Foosball Tournament with Menomena (Beat them & win stuff!) Guest M-Theory Cashiers Pall Jenkins of Black Heart Procession & Jimmy Lavalle of Album Leaf! Sidewalk sale and more! (10am-8pm)
Note: I will most likely be there in the early afternoon to catch Silent Comedy and Anya before I head over to Del Mar.

Taste of Hillcrest

Take a self-guided stroll around the neighborhood and taste some of Hillcrest’s favorite and new restaurants and cafes (Noon to 4pm). $30 (advance) $35 (day of event)


I saw this posted when taking my in-laws around town. A street performer’s festival featuring sword swallowers, jugglers, acrobats, comedians, musicians and more are sharpening their anything but ordinary talents. Both Saturday & Sunday (Noon- 5pm). There is even a Buskers After Dark event running from 7-10pm. Maybe I will make it out on Sunday.


This is Steve’s last show in San Diego before he heads out on a major tour of Australia. He will be back though… Sad to miss.

Coachella Music Festival

Three days in the desert watching some of the coolest current bands. Haven’t gone yet. Never has fallen at a good time. Tickets are still available ($256 for 3-days).

Historic Homes Tours

Mission Hills Home Tour: Tour six privately-owned historic and architecturally diverse homes with the Mission Hills Heritage from South Mission Hills (10am-4pm). $25 (MHH members),$30 (non-members) Meet at 1214 Sutter Street.
North Park Historic Home Tour: Guided walking tour of North Park’s Dryden District featuring 30 historic homes (9am) $10 Meet at 28th and Upas Streets.


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