PACIFIC BEACH — Yoga instructor Steve Hubbard will host a Vinyasa style yoga class for all levels on the grass located above the beach at the end of Law Street in North Pacific Beach on Sunday, Aug. 29, from 9 to 10:15 a.m.
All proceeds from the donation based class will go to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
The yoga class will be a fundraiser for Renee Walker’s team, which will be participating in the annual Multiple Sclerosis Challenge Walk Sept. 24-26.
The 50-mile walk is a three-day event during which walkers traverse hills and pavement from Carlsbad to San Diego.
The instructor is donating his time and instruction, alongside his famed pet pig, which will be in attendance.
Full Moon Fever is as Petty as they come
While the music business in general is currently in the doldrums, one area is thriving — tribute bands. San Diego’s club scene has been practically overrun with groups playing entire sets dedicated to one iconic band or another. While this has been a mixed blessing for artists playing original music, for music fans it’s a different story.
Tribute bands can be the next best thing to seeing your favorite act. This is especially true when they are as solid a bunch of performers like Full Moon Fever, which performs at Dream Street on Saturday, Aug. 28.
The five-piece band has been together for two years, uniting informally.
“The band started as a bunch of friends jamming in the garage,” recalled drummer Paul Talanian. “On one occasion, we ended up playing Tom Petty songs all night. It sounded pretty good, so we decided to go for it.”
The quintet is rounded out by keyboardist Mick Matuszkiewicz, lead guitarist Ed Posnak, bassist Ken Titilah and a frontman who coincidentally has the same name as long-time Petty collaborator and fellow Traveling Wilbury, Jeff Lynne.
“I’m not sure how many people are that into Petty’s background to get the connection,” Talanian said. “But it is quite a coincidence.”
Full Moon Fever performs at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 28 at Dream Street, 2228 Bacon St. The show is for those 21 and up. Cover TBD. For more information, visit www.pettyband.com.
— BART MENDOZA
Visual fair heralds global draw DOWNTOWN — The city is on the verge of becoming a global art destination, said Ann Berchtold, who has worked in the San Diego art scene for the past 15 years. The founder of Art San Diego hopes its Contemporary Art Fair at the beginning of next month is part of that growth.
The art fair will be held Sept. 2-5 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel downtown, kicking off with a VIP opening night on Sept. 2. The main focus of the fair is the 50-plus galleries — including art from Los Angeles, New York, Japan and Mexico City — whose presence create a one-stop shop for collectors and browsers.
This is the second year of the art fair, but this year it has a new name and location. In 2009, it was known as the Beyond the Border International Contemporary Art Fair and drew 3,000 at The Grand Del Mar.
For more information about the fair, visit www.artsandiego-fair.com.
— ANTHONY GENTILE
Regatta will benefit Sharp HospiceCare
CORONADO — The eighth annual Sharp HospiceCare Benefit Regatta will kick off Friday, Aug. 27 with a pre-race dinner at 6 p.m. at the Hotel Del Coronado. The evening will include a full-course dinner, dancing to the music of Detroit Underground, as well as live and silent auctions. Tickets are $175. On Saturday, Aug. 28 at 11 a.m. the race portion of the fundraiser will take place. Yacht boarding and race viewing will be available from the Coronado Yacht Club. Tickets to this are $125 and include lunch and a seat aboard a private yacht for viewing. The ticket also includes a barbecue following the regatta from 3 to 6 p.m., during which time there will be dancing and an awards ceremony. Proceeds will benefit the Sharp HospiceCare, an organization that provides support for patients and families dealing with a long-term illness. To reserve tickets or for more information, call (619) 740-4316.
Bike the Bay event returns Aug. 29
DOWNTOWN — Local bicyclists are set to pedal across the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge and then traverse along some of the county’s most scenic bay shore routes during the third annual Bike the Bay ride on Sunday, Aug. 29. The non-competitive 25-mile “fun ride” starts at 7 a.m. at Embarcadero Marina Park South on Harbor Drive in San Diego and travels over the 2.1-mile bridge and along the expanded Bayshore Bikeway. The ride is open to riders 12 years and older and recommended for all cycling abilities. The route winds along bayside paths and down dedicated bike lanes through Coronado, Imperial Beach, Chula Vista and National City. The family-friendly event finishes at the Embarcadero Marina Park with post-ride festivities including food, entertainment and a Karl Strauss beer garden. The entry cost is $55 and the event is limited to 2,500 riders. Tandem and corporate team entries also are available. For information and online registration, visit www.bikethebay.net. Ride proceeds benefit the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making area bicycling better.
FRIDAY, AUG. 27 Downtown
• Michael Feinstein in “Sinatra Project”, 7:30 p.m., Embarcadero Marina Park, for ticket information visit www.sandiegosymphony.com or (619) 235-0804
• La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest Finale: Twin Titans, 7:30 p.m., Museum of Contemporary Art Sherwood Auditorium, 700 Prospect St.; prelude at 6:30 p.m., (858) 459-3728, www.ljms.org, $50-$75
SATURDAY, AUG. 28 Pacific Beach/Mission Beach
• Beach Volleyball Tournament, 9 a.m., Mariner’s Point, on Mission Bay across from the Bahia Hotel, 21 and over, for more information visit www.ombac.org, $25 per player
• Noche Cubana, 7-11 p.m., World Beat Center, 2100 Park Blvd., performances by Cuban artists, (619) 230-1190, $10
• Michael Feinstein in “Sinatra Project,” 7:30 p.m., Embarcadero Marina Park, for ticket information visit www.sandiegosymphony.com or (619) 235-0804
• Art of Fashion, 6:30 p.m., Timken Museum, 1500 El Prado, for ticket information call (619) 239-5548, ext. 100
• The Symphony at Salk presents Liza Minnelli with the San Diego Symphony, 5 p.m., Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Theodore Gildred Court, 10010 North Torrey Pines Road; proceeds benefit biological reason and community education, (858) 453-4100, $250
SUNDAY, AUG. 29 La Jolla
• La Jolla Concerts by the Sea: Allegato, 2 to 4 p.m., Scripps Park, 1133 Coast Blvd.; an international music experience with a jazz influence, free
• Free visitor tour of the University of California, San Diego, 2 p.m.; 90-minute guided tour of architecture and landscaping; walking tour first Sunday of each month, bus tours every other Sunday year-round; call (858) 534-4414 for reservations
Point Loma/ Ocean Beach
• Silverwood Band, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Hervey/Point Loma Branch Library, front lawn, 3701 Voltaire St., community concert, participants are urged to bring a picnic and lawn chairs, for more information call (619) 531-1539, free
Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay,
2241 Shelter Island Drive, (619) 224-1556:
• Sunday, Aug. 29, 7:30 p.m., Three Dog Night, $45