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Fun (and Philanthropic) Things to Do in San Diego This Week

The weather is cooling down in San Diego, but the events are heating up! This week is all about street fairs, philanthropy, and some good, old-fashioned, “horror” to get you in the mood for Halloween!

september 23-29

The 30th annual Adams Avenue Street Fair is returning to San Diego this Saturday and Sunday, September 24th and 25th. This is Southern California’s largest free two-day music festival, featuring over 60 musical performances on six stages along Adams Avenue, Adams Avenue Park, and at Lestat's Coffee House. This year's headliners include El Vez, the Beat Farmers reunion, El Chicano, and Arthur Adams. Besides great live music, the festival will feature beer gardens, a micro brew tasting area, giant carnival rides and more than 200 food, arts and craft vendors. The Adams Avenue Street Fair is presented by the Adams Avenue Business Association, a non-profit organization whose mission is “To [promote] and increase commercial activity within the Adams Avenue Business District.”

Sunday, September 25th, marks the return of the 22nd Annual AIDS Walk & Run, which began in 1987 as the “Walk for Life." This event is designed to create awareness about the ongoing HIV/AIDS epidemic and to raise the necessary funds for the agencies and programs that serve thousands of San Diegans living with HIV. The AIDS Walk and Run is proudly presented by the San Diego LGBT Community Center and is San Diego's largest one-day HIV/AIDS fundraiser. You can register the day of the event from 6 am - 8 am and then the walk begins at 8:15 am and takes approximately an hour and a half to complete. The registration cost is $35, but any extra donations are greatly appreciated, if you are able. If you can’t participate in the walk, you can still donate; get more information here.

What better way to get in the mood for Halloween, than with a live performance of Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show? Thursday, September 15th - Sunday, November 6th, be sure to catch a performance at The Old Globe Theatre. Don’t miss your chance to see the musical that became a movie and then started a cultural phenomenon that has been going strong for over 35 years. “A sexy, wild, funny, tongue-in-cheek interactive time warp through a kaleidoscope of camp with a musical score that has become iconic—one show-stopper after another! Strange things happen when Brad and Janet, a clean-cut young couple from the suburbs, get caught with a flat in the middle of nowhere. After an incredible night at the Frankenstein place they learn a little bit about themselves and the world.” This performance is intended for mature audiences only. Tickets range in price from $39 to $110. Are you ready to do the time warp?

Week at a Glance:

Images: Adams Avenue Business Association, The Center, Henry DiRocco


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