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Friday, February 1, 2013



SD Black Film Festival continues through Feb. 3, downtown at the Reading Cinemas, Gaslamp 15 theaters.  Info: 619-234-0022.  Source: City Beat.

Borrego Modern Weekend, Feb. 1 and 2.  Self guided architecture tour of four mid-century modern homes is Saturday, Feb 2 from 10 am to 4 pm.  Tickets: $40 ea.     Tour and Reception: $55 ea.  Ticket info:

Borrego Backgrounder:  Writer Ann Jarmusch penned an excellent preview of this event in the San Diego U-T on Sunday.  For a link to that story go:

Craft Beer:
Karl Strauss 24th Birthday, Feb. 2.
Time: 6 pm-9 pm
Where: Karl Strauss Brewing Company, 5985 Santa Fe Street, San Diego, CA 92109
Ticket Price: $50 per person, tickets online only
What's included: beer for the night, MIHO Gastrotruck food ticket, live music by Leanna May & the Matadors, and a commemorative 24th Anniversary tasting glass. This is also the only chance to try the 25th Anniversary Dopplebock before it goes into barrels for 12 months.  For more information visit or call the brewery at (858) 273-2739. 

More Beer Events:  Never be in the dark regarding Craft Beer events.  24/7 check out West Coaster Magazine’s Calendar:

Attic Sale in Basement.  The SD History Center is clearing out its closets and putting up “stuff” that the staff has accumulated and no longer needs.  Proceeds are turned back to support all History Center projects.  Sale includes photos, books, old exhibit materials, furnishings, frame, etc.  Also, taking part in Saturday, Feb. 2’s clearance sale are the Museums of Photographic Arts and the Model Railroad.  Doors open at 7 am and sales end at 11 am.   Source: U-T.

Gilbert Castellanos

Jazz Retrospective.  SD’s Gilbert Castellanos salutes all the jazz greats, including Thelonius Monk in concert, 8 pm, Feb. 2 at 98 Bottles, 2400 Kettner Blvd.  Tickets:  Also, Castellanos is a regular at Seven Grand (North Park) jam sessions, Wednesday nights, 3054 University Ave.    Source: City Beat

Only in America:
Punxsutawney Phil before Ice Age
Groundhog Day, Feb. 2:  If Saturday rolls around as one of those gorgeous 72 degree weather days that San Diegans often enjoy in February, we can smile knowing thousands of folks in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania are freezing their groundhog tushes off.  Weather for the famed Groundhog Day Celebration is expected to be in the low 20s with windchill factors only a blanket salesman could love.   PS: The coldest night in San Diego in all of 2012 was 49 degrees.  If Phil, a local groundhog rises from his burrow and sees his shadow there will be six more weeks of winter.  If he doesn’t there will be more weeks of winter.  And, to make it even better, Phil is set to make his appearance at exactly 7:20 am.  Wow, I couldn’t get up for that even if they televised it.  Upside: the event is free.

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