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5 events worth checking out in San Diego this week

5 events worth checking out in San Diego this week
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By Hoodline - Published on August 26, 2019.

From a seminar on Japanese cuisine to a documentary screening, there's plenty to do in San Diego this week. Read on for a rundown of ideas for how to fill your calendar in worthwhile ways.

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Japanese Sake Educational Seminar for Food and Beverage Professionals

From the event description:

Don't miss this rare opportunity to try a variety of sakes firsthand and have all your questions answered by Yoshi Murakami. Running his own business as an importer gave Murakami a real passion for sake. He became certified as a sake sommelier over 10 years ago in order to share that passion with others. He went on to be certified as a shochu sommelier and Nihonshugaku koushi — an instructor of Japanese sake. Today he is committed to educating students in the history, culture and appreciation of sake. 

When: Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2-3:15 p.m.
Where: Water Grill San Diego, 615 J St.
Admission: Free
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nanoComposix Fifth Annual Open House

From the event description:

Join us for our fifth annual open house, featuring live music from award-winning San Diego musician Gregory Page, appetizers, local beer tasting, synthesis demo, presentations and poster sessions.

When: Wednesday, Aug. 28, 4-7 p.m.
Where: nanoComposix, 4878 Ronson Court, Suite J
Admission: Free
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SDWF Grants Kickoff: The Journey and Needs of Refugees, Asylees and Asylum Seekers

From the event description:

San Diego is home to more than 30,00 refugees, and an average of 20-100 asylum seekers arrive in the city each day. Our upcoming grants cycle will provide basic needs and transition services for these members of our community. Attend this Annual Grants Kickoff to learn about the challenges they face and how we can make a difference.

When: Wednesday, Aug. 28, 6-8 p.m.
Where: AMN Healthcare, 12400 High Bluff Drive
Admission: Free
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Larger Than Life Science | Leading the Way

From the event description:

Larger Than Life Science is a free monthly event series open to everyone interested in building a strong support network for San Diego’s life science and healthcare innovators. Come for the people and programs. Stay for a beer. Leave with your next big breakthrough. This month's theme: Leading the Way.

When: Thursday, Aug. 29, 4-7 p.m.
Where: BioLabs Towne Centre, 9620 Towne Centre Drive, Suite 100
Admission: Free
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PALSD Presents 'And Then They Came For Us:' Stop Repeating History

From the event description:

Join Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego for a screening of “And Then They Came For Us.” This documentary — winner of the ABA 2018 Silver Gavel Award — recounts the mass evacuation and internment of Japanese-Americans in the western United States. After the screening, there will be a panel discussion featuring Dale Minami (counsel for Fred Korematsu in the Korematsu case), Karen Korematsu (founder of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute) and Bita Ashtari (president of the Iranian-American Bar Association) with moderator Judge Selena Epley of the San Diego Superior Court. 

When: Thursday, Aug. 29, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, 5998 Alcala Park
Admission: $20 (Members); $30 (Non-Members)
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Parking in San Diego can be tough, especially during popular events. To find free or cheap parking and to book parking in advance, see this map of San Diego parking from SpotAngels. And to get there by public transportation, check the MTS website for nearby stations and schedules.


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