Get Going with VIDEOS: Cool off with films, cultural events, comedy and craft beers

With summer winding down, it is the perfect time to cool off. Whether you are spending your weekend indoors or out, there are plenty of cultural events from an LGBT night at the theater, to a plethora of film options, and a garden party for marriage equality, to a craft beer convention. Plus, don't miss legendary comics in town for one night only!

on stage

Celebrate your love for theater with cocktails, appetizers, and a “Little Shop of Horrors”performance. It is get OUT @ Cygent tonight, at the Old Town theatre. The hosted fun begins at 6:30 pm. Cost: $24.50 - $49.

The ion theatre company continues its local premiere of Grace through Sept. 10. At the heart of the play is an extremely religious couple who move to Florida with dreams of a real-estate-boom bonanza, but wind up testing their love and faith, instead. Cost: $20 - $29.

Be a part of the action on stage. The San Diego Women’s Chorus begins its 25th season with rehearsals and auditions starting on Sunday, Aug. 28, at 4 pm. Cost: Free. Note: they are seeking new members, so if you like the sound of your pipes, come join them!

laugh the night away

Locals Janice Rembland and Rajan Dhami will join headliner Tarrell Wright for a free night of comedy on Thursday, Aug. 25 at La Mesa’s Regal Bar. Three-hour show begins at 8:30 pm.

“In Living Color” legends Shawn and Marlon Wayans are in town for one night only, Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Civic Theatre. Comedians take the stage at 8 pm. Cost: $32 - $63.

Comedian Albert Linton, a Brew Ha Ha Comedy Entertainment favorite, returns to 4950 Park Blvd and Madison on Saturday, Aug. 27 at 7 pm. Cost: No cover, no drink minimum.

The “PG-13 and still funny” improv comedy sketch show takes place every Wednesday at Café Libertalia, starting at 8 pm. Comedy on the Crest begins seating at 7:30 pm at the "Theater in the Back." Reservations are highly recommended. Cost: $5.

Movie nights

Spend the entire weekend enjoying more than 35 official FilmOut San Diego selections as the 13th annual LGBT Film Festival comes to an end Aug. 26–28. Cost: $10/per movie - $150/pass.

The La Jolla Public Library on Draper Ave will host the Hemlock Society on Sunday, Aug. 28 when they present a screening of HBO’s inside look into the life of Dr. Jack Kevorkian. “You Don’t Know Jack” -- starring Al Pacino, begins at 1:30 pm. Cost: Free.

Also, on Sunday, Aug. 28 the El Take it Easy restaurant and bar in North Park will screen a documentary about the devastating effects of oil production, and the future of America. “Collapse” begins at 7 pm, cocktails and food will be available for purchase. Cost: Free.

Summer is almost over, but there is still time to lounge poolside at The Pearl Hotel and enjoy one of the most innovative love stories -- 500 Days of Summer. Showtime begins at 8 pm. Cocktails and food available for purchase. Cost: Free.

Here’s a sneak peek:


See Rita Hayworth and Audrey Hepburn star in two roles that immortalized them on screen at Cinema Under the Stars in Mission Hills. Thursday, Aug. 24, and Friday, Aug. 25, “travel the dark avenues of sexual warfare” in Gilda and on Saturday, Aug. 27, and Sunday, Aug. 28, see Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. All shows begin at 8:30 pm. Cost: $14 - $15.

Watch the preview for "Breakfast at Tiffany's":


special events

Join marriage equality advocates on Saturday, Aug. 27 for a Garden Party for Equality. The fundraising event for Equality California will take place at an award-winning home in Rancho Santa Fe and includes delicious food, a silent auction, valet parking, and live music by Leftover Cuties from LA. The three-hour party begins at 2:30 pm. Cost: $150+, but remember, it is tax-deductable.

Celebrate women’s rights and join fellow females at Balboa Park for the California Suffrage Centennial Parade on Thursday, Aug. 25 at 5 pm. After the parade, stay for a free concert and picnic on the lawn, and enjoy beats from the Women’s Drummers of San Diego. Cost: Free.

The Museum of Art continues it Summer Salon Series in an attempt to answer the ever-important question, "What does a city need?" The event includes art activities, music by local bands, poetry readings, and a lecture on farm-to-food production that includes a small dinner. Event begins at 5 pm. Cost: Free - $12.

Rub elbows with industry insiders and elevate your craft beer experience with the first annual Beer-Con on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 7:30 am to 10 pm. The all-day event at Handlery Hotel and Resort includes breakfast, lunch, panel discussions, and presentation on such topics as “Homebrewing 101” and “Beer & Food.” Plus enjoy a five-hour tap haven, featuring beer from many local breweries, including Stone Brewing Co., and Green Flash. Cost: $175 - $299.

GET GOING is a weekly feature highlighting San Diego’s best events with an emphasis on, but not limited to, theater, dance, music, comedy, politics, films and museums. Submit notices by e-mail prior to our Wednesday publication date to Staff Writer Esther Rubio-Sheffrey at esther@sdgln.com.

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