The City: Top to BottomBottom Highlights, Entertainment News, Online Only, Section 4A, The City: Top to Bottom Thursday, September 22nd, 2016
thursday, sept. 22
Nick Thune, comedian / actor, hails from the Great Northwest (Seattle), where he spent his early years growing up. Thune’s absurdist view and deadpan wit have distinguished his unique style of storytelling mixed with one-liners. Thune has appeared on The Tonight Show 10 times, Conan 2 times, and Late Night 1 time. On each occasion, he won.
The American Comedy Company, 818B Sixth Ave. in San Diego, 8 p.m., tickets $12, 619-795-3858, americancomedyco.com
friday, sept. 23
Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock met May 12, 1975, at rehearsals for Jesus Christ Superstar in Sydney, Australia; they became instant friends with their common love for The Beatles and, of course, singing. In 1980 “Lost in Love” became the fastest selling single in the world, leaping to the top of all of the charts and was named Song of the Year. Seven top-five singles later, Air Supply at that time had equaled The Beatles’ run of consecutive top five singles.
Humphreys Concerts by the Bay, 2241 Shelter Island Dr. in San Diego, 7:30 p.m., tickets $61, 800-745-3000, humphreysconcerts.com
saturday, sept. 24
Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch Opening Weekend
Over 50 years of fall traditions and memories have been created at the Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch. Family and friends enjoy the tractor hayrides, straw maze, petting corral and Snows Pony Rides. Grab a wheelbarrow and pick from variety of pumpkins: Big Macs, Ghost, Cinderella, Jack O’ Lantern, minis, squash, gourds and other fall décor.
Bates Nut Farm, 15954 Woods Valley Road in Valley Center, all day, free admission, 1-800-642-03481, batesnutfarm.biz
sunday, sept. 25
The Art & Craft Show Old Town
This stunning art and craft show has something for everyone, whether you are looking for inspiration, purchasing a piece to enjoy for years to come, looking for yummy bites, sumptuous wines, tasty tequilas, or craft spirits. The festival runs along San Diego Avenue from Conde Street into the Old Town San Diego State Historic Park.
The Art & Craft Show Old Town, 4005 Taylor Street in Old Town San Diego, free, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., 619-233-5008, oldtownsandiego.org
monday, sept. 26
The Specials, also known as The Special AKA, are an English 2 Tone and ska revival band formed in 1977 in Coventry. Their music combines a “danceable ska and rocksteady beat with punk’s energy and attitude”, and had a “more focused and informed political and social stance” than other ska groups. In 1980, the song “Too Much Too Young”, the lead track on their The Special AKA Live! EP, reached No. 1 in the U.K. In 1981, the unemployment-themed single “Ghost Town” also hit No. 1 in the U.K. Singles Chart.
House of Blues San Diego, 1055 Fifth Ave in San Diego, 7 p.m., tickets from $40, 619-299-2583, houseofblues.com/sandiego
tuesday, sept. 27
San Diego Sunset Dinner Cruises
Celebrate your day with a deliciously different dining experience, complete with spectacular views, aboard an inviting yacht. The three-hour San Diego Dinner Cruise combines culinary excellence with unforgettable sights, music and dancing under the stars. Offered daily, this is the perfect option for relaxing on San Diego Bay or celebrating something special.
Hornblower Landing at Grape Street Pier in San Diego, 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m., prices start at $79.95 per guest, 619-619-8715, hornblower.com/hce/port/overview/sd+DinnerDance
wednesday, sept. 28
The San Diego International Film Festival
The San Diego International Film Festival is the regions premier film event and one of the leading stops on the independent festival circuit. SDiFF offers a totally unique experience to catch first time and veteran filmmakers as they debut their latest work to command the attention of new audiences and industry luminaries. Be among the first to see major studio premieres on the road to the Hollywood awards. This five-day event features 100+ independent films, studio premieres, panels with celebrities and industry insiders, red carpet events, parties, all-star tributes and filmmaker awards.
The San Diego International Film Festival, Gaslamp Quarter and La Jolla, Sept. 28 – Oct. 2, tickets from $15, 619-818-2221, sdfilmfest.com
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