Many fans blame the Kershaw meme for the Padres’ ongoing lackluster performance. As one does in 2023, fans have taken to the internet to cope, even posting “respectful” photos of Kershaw on Reddit to “reverse the curse.”
And that’s the game, for now, folks.
⚾ Play ball
The Padres are currently on the road, with a series against the New York Yankees this weekend, May 26-May 29. Then, they’ll take on the Miami Marlins, May 30-June 1. They’ll face the Dodgers again at Petco Park on Aug. 4-Aug. 7.
Good Faith Nite Market | Thursday, May 25 | 5-9 p.m. | Quartyard, 1301 Market St., San Diego | Free | A space where new and emerging local artists can sell their works.
Nat Geo Live: Coral Kingdoms & Empires of Ice | Thursday, May 25 | 7-9 p.m. | The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center, 7600 Fay Ave., La Jolla | $35-$49 | Explore rarely seen undersea worlds with photographers David Doubilet and Jennifer Hayes.
Friday, May 26
Acrylic Pour Workshop | Friday, May 26 | 2-3:30 p.m. | La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. | $20-$30 | Create a psychedelic, abstract masterpiece by letting pigment run amok.
Legacy Week | Friday, May 26-Monday, May 29 | Times vary | USS Midway Museum, 910 Harbor Dr., San Diego | Prices vary | The aircraft carrier-turned-museum presents its annual Legacy Week — a tribute to US military heroes — with a lineup of patriotic activities.
Saturday, May 27
Second Annual North Park Music Fest| Saturday, May 27 + Sunday, May 28 | Times vary | North Park Mini-Park, 3812 29th St., San Diego | $45-$60 | This community fest features live music, art, interactive experiences, craft beer, and cocktails — all in support of North Park Main Street.
R&B Block Party: All Black Attire | Saturday, May 27 | 5-9 p.m. | Quartyard, 1301 Market St., San Diego | $10-$25 | It’s time to boogie — come dressed in your finest black threads.
Karol G & Shakira Dance Night | Saturday, May 27 | 9 p.m. | House of Blues, 1055 Fifth Ave., San Diego | $15 | Hips don’t lie — dance to the hits of two Colombian queens.
Sunday, May 28
Fermented Condiments Workshop | Sunday, May 28 | 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Maya Moon Collective, 3349 Adams Ave., San Diego | $64 | Learn to craft the perfect sidekick for your main course.
About 400,000 voters in District 4 will be mailed ballots in mid-July for the Aug. 15 special election to fill the supervisorial seat left vacant by Nathan Fletcher’s resignation. If there’s no majority vote, there’ll be a special general election on Nov. 7. The elected official will serve through January 2027.
Sweet news — Salt & Straw will debut its third San Diego location tomorrow, this time at Westfield UTC. The Portland-based scoop shop is known for its creative flavors and patrons will find a zinger at the grand opening: roasted beets and goat cheese ice cream, co-created by celebrity Chef Brian Malarkey. (Fox 5)
Rescue Jr. — SeaWorld San Diego’s new, kid-friendly play zone — will open this Saturday, May 27. The play area focuses on animal rescue and features new rides, a splash pad, and climbing structures. The theme park is also gearing up to debut its newest roller coaster, Arctic Rescue, soon.
Balboa Park’s San Diego Museum of Art (SDMA) and Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) will merge on Saturday, July 1. MOPA’s collection of 9,000+ images will be added to SDMA’s archives, and visitors will “experience art through multiple lenses.” MOPA will remain in its Casa de Balboa space through 2024. (San Diego Union-Tribune)
The San Diego Black Artist Collective will present the Black Arts Festival at The Old Globe today through Sunday, May 28 — an event celebrating Black actors, playwrights, musicians, and visual artists. Check out productions like “Black Lady Showcase,” “Barbeque,” and “Black Voices Black Writers” at The Globe throughout the weekend.
The 2023 report from Center for World University Rankings named UC San Diego No. 7 among the best public universities in the US, No. 21 among all US universities, and No. 33 in the world. The university received high grades for its faculty and research. (UC San Diego Today)
San Diego-based littoral combat ship USS Canberra will be ceremonially commissioned in Australia on Saturday, July 22, where it’ll become the first American warship commissioned in an allied country. This is part of President Joe Biden’s pact announced in San Diego earlier this year to provide Australia with more submarines.
Wednesday — a stray kitten rescued after getting stuck in the metal frame of a truck in Escondido — has been adopted. The San Diego Humane Society says the black and white kitten was “a little spicy” at first and reminded staffers of Wednesday Addams. (San Diego Union-Tribune)
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