Sept. 25-26, 47th annual Cabrillo Festival — one of San Diego’s oldest cultural events — takes place in Point Loma to celebrate the landing of Spanish explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo to what is now Point Loma on Sept. 28, 1542. The free events, which take place at and around the Cabrillo National Monument, feature a series of films, exhibits, dances, concerts and entertainment, a re-enactment of Cabrillo’s landing, storytelling and many more activities. For information and times, visit www.cabrillofestival.org.
Through Oct. 3, Quilt Visions Art Quilt Gallery opens a new exhibit “Transformations/Reflections” as part of a juried exhibition. The gallery is located at 2825 Dewey Road, Suite 100. Gallery hours are Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call (619) 546-4872, or visit www.quiltvisions.org.
Saturday, Oct. 9, 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., OB Oktoberfest, featuring an OB Brat Trot 5K race, a beer garden, food, merchandise, microbrew festival tastings, bratwurst-eating and stein-holding competitions, entertainment and an area for all ages at the foot of Newport Avenue in the grassy area. For more information, call (619) 224-4906, or visit www.oceanbeachsandiego.com or www.oboktoberfest.com.
Through Dec. 31, Mod-Est Studio Gallery and chocolatier Chi Chocolat team up to host a grand opening exhibition, “Decadent Expressions: Contemporary Art and Chocolate.” Gallery owner Kevin Winger will display works in oils, featuring his signature impasto panels and spontaneous use of color. To complement the works, chocolatiers Jesse and Tess Brown will present culinary artistry in chocolate. The exhibition takes place at 2690 Historic Decatur Road at Liberty Station. For more information, call (619) 818-6087, or e-mail Kevin@kevinwinger.com.
Thursday, Sept. 23, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., League of Women Voters of San Diego hosts a luncheon titled “Redistricting: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly,” featuring several high-profile speakers in a panel forum about the effects of redistricting at the city, county, state and national levels. Panelists include San Diego City Clerk Elizabeth Maland; former City Attorney Michael Aguirre, who will address city and county redistricting models; Vladamir Kogan of UCSD, who will speak on the Citizens’ Redistricting Committee created by Prop 11 and the Nov. 2 ballot challenge of Prop 27; and Kathay Fong, executive director of California Common Cause, who co-authored and help win passage of Prop 11 to reform state redistricting. The cost of the event is $22 for league members and $27 for nonmembers. The event takes place at Tom Ham’s Lighthouse Restaurant, 2150 Harbor Island Drive. For more information, call (858) 483-8696, or visit www.lwvsandiego.org.
Thursday, Sept. 23, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., free RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expo, expected to attract more than 300 veterans for potential hiring opportunities with national, regional and local employers. The event provides help for returning troops and other veterans and servicemembers and their spouses in finding employment, entrepreneurship and educational opportunities. It is is co-produced by The American Legion, Purple Heart Services; and the Military Spouse Corporate Career Network. The event takes place at the McMillin Companies Event Center at the NTC Promenade, 2875 Dewey Road. For more information, visit www2.recruitmilitary.com/.
Wednesday, Oct.13, 10 a.m., regular meeting of the Point Loma Garden Club. The guest speaker will be Erik Gronborg, an artist and retired teacher who has had his sculptures and ceramics exhibited in the U.S. and Europe. Gronborg will speak on Italian Renaissance gardens and their common features. The event takes place at the Portuguese S.E.S. Hall, 2818 Avenida de Portugal. For more information, visit www.plgc.org.
Saturday, Oct. 23, 9 a.m., the nonprofit group Photocharity hosts its annual 5K Walk to Save Homeless San Diego Youth with proceeds going to fund programs and services at The Storefront, a shelter for homeless teens ages 12-17 in Hillcrest. The event takes place at NTC Park at Liberty Station. Registration is $18 and begins at 8 a.m. For more information, visit www.savehomelessyouth.org.
Friday, Oct. 1, 9 to 11 a.m., the Sharp Senior Resource Center hosts a Senior Health Fair at Point Loma Presbyterian Church. The fair includes flu shots, free screenings, free health information, Vials of Life, Advance Directives for Health Care, community resources and more. Vaccinations are for adults 60 or older or adults with a chronic illness; there is an optional $2 donation for flu shots. Reservations are not needed. The church is located at 2128 Chatworth Blvd. For more information, call (858) 939-4790.
Tuesday, Oct. 5, 9:30 to 11 a.m., the Sharp Senior Resource Center hosts free blood pressure checks at the Peninsula Family YMCA, 4390 Valeta St. No appointments are necessary and the public is welcome. For more information, call (800) 827-4277, or visit www.sharp.com.
Wednesday, Oct. 6, 9 to 10:30 a.m., the Sharp Senior Resource Center hosts free blood pressure checks at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1145 Evergreen St. No appointments are necessary and the public is welcome. For more information, call (800) 827-4277, or visit www.sharp.com.
Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay,
2241 Shelter Island Drive, (619) 224-1556
• Friday, Sept. 24, 6:30 and 9 p.m., Margaret Cho, $50
• Friday, Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m., Kealii Reichel, $50
• Sunday, Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m., America, $48
• Friday, Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m., Gabriel Iglesias, $48