This Weekend: Hello, November!

 In Arts and Culture, Community Links, Events, Youth

We’re celebrating a street renaming in honor of Dr. King, a pancake breakfast with PAZZAZ, and readings of a new play by young playwrights. Read on for some recommendations of arts, culture, and community activities taking place in and around southeastern San Diego this weekend:

Broadway Heights Street Renaming 2010-11-06

[via SEDC]

The community is invited to join the Broadway Heights Community Council as it celebrates the re-naming of Weston Street to Martin Luther King, Jr. Way. Councilman Tony Young will be on hand for the ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10am and catering will be provided by Black Jack BBQ.

RSVP for the celebration at 619-993-7612 or 619-582-8147.

  • Saturday, November 6 at 10am
    Broadway Heights Community
    Corner of Charlene Avenue and Weston Street (Google Maps)
Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes by free range jace on flickr

(cc) free range jace on Flickr

Saturday morning is also the time to get your breakfast on and support PAZZAZ in the process.

Since 1995, PAZZAZ has been helping the youth of southeastern San Diego reach their full potential in school and beyond with tutoring and homework assistance. For $10 per person, this weekend’s Pancake Breakfast fundraiser features a tasty meal, gifts, prizes, and a silent auction. Who can say no to pancakes and an excellent cause?

For more info, call Lettice Johnson at 619-264-6870.

  • Saturday, November 6 from 8 – 10am
    Applebee’s at Plaza Bonita
    3030 Plaza Bonita Road, National City, CA 91950 (Google Maps)

And finally, The Old Globe’s Southeastern Residency Project is hosting readings of a new, one-act play this weekend. Emancipated shares the experiences of the playwrights — all young adults — as foster children growing up in the system and their eventual emancipation into adulthood at the age of 18.

The Southeastern Residency Project connects Lincoln High School students with the Globe’s Technical Center on Market Street. Among the project’s many aims is the desire to bring theater created by community residents, such as Emancipated, to the neighborhood.

There are two opportunities to attend a reading, which includes conversations with the playwrights themselves. Admission is free; reservations are suggested (RSVP here).

  • Sunday, November 7 at 2pm
    Black Box Theatre at Lincoln High School Center for the Arts
    4777 Imperial Avenue, San Diego, CA 92113 (Google Maps)
  • Monday, November 8 at 7pm
    Hattox Hall at The Old Globe
    1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101 (Directions and Parking)

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