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Ammunition and Aftermath
At Exclusive Collections Fine Art Gallery: Royo show, May 1-3. Locations: Fashion Valley Shopping Center (7007 Friars Rd., Ste. 693); University Town Centre (4545 La Jolla Village Dr., Ste. E-11); downtown (437 Market St.). 800-599-7111; ecgallery.com.
At Gallery 23, the Southwestern Artists Association features more than 50 local artists’ handcrafted items and artwork. Works by Betsy Brown, Connie Jackson and Lyn White, May 1-15; Gail Ackley, Lyn White and Jennifer Meeder, May 16-31. Plein Air Competition, May 4, 11-1. Daily 10-4:30. Spanish Village Art Center, 1770 Village Place, Balboa Park, 619-232-3522; swartists.com.
At Gotthelf Art Gallery: “Art Survives: Expressions from the Holocaust,” through May 21. Sun.-Fri. 9-5. Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Dr., La Jolla, 858-362-1154; sdcjc.lfjcc.org.
Joseph Bellows Gallery features “Odyssey” by Linda Connor, through May 13. Tues.-Fri. 10-6, Sat. 11-5. 7661 Girard Ave., La Jolla, 858-456-5620; josephbellows.com.
At Luis De Jesus Seminal Projects: Jason Sherry’s “Time Space Trials and the Packrat Dirge” and Mark Mulroney’s “Nude Drum Solo,” through May 2. Tues.-Sat. 11-6. 2040 India St., Little Italy, 619-696-9699; seminalprojects.com.
At Madison Gallery: The Cow Parade features life-size fiberglass cows painted by local artists, on display through June 15. Daily 10-7. 1020 Prospect St., Ste. 130, La Jolla, 858-459-0836; madisongalleries.com.
At Ordover Gallery: “The World of Ira Block,” a National Geographic photographer for 30 years, through July 19. At the gallery branch within San Diego Natural History Museum (788 El Prado, Balboa Park), Roy Toft’s photographic exhibit “The Osa: Where Ocean Meets the Rainforest,” through June 21. Tues.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. noon-5. 410 S. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach, 858-720-1121; ordovergallery.com.
Poway Center for the Performing Arts presents “Times3,” a photographic exploration in time by Will Gibson, Joe Nalven, Paul Sewell, Apr. 29–May 26 (reception May 3, 1:30-4:30). 15498 Espola Rd., Poway, 858-679-4211; powayarts.org.
Santa Ysabel Art Gallery presents “Quiet,” new work by Stan Goudey, through May 31. Thur.-Mon. 11-5 & by appt. 30352 Hwy. 78, Santa Ysabel, 760-765-1676; santaysabelartgallery.com.
At Susan Street Fine Art Gallery: Sheldon Greenberg’s “The View from the Day Before,” through May 15. Tues.-Sat. 11-5, Sun. noon-4 & by appt. 415 S. Cedros Ave., Ste. 160, Solana Beach, 858-793-4442; susanstreetfineart.com.
At Visions Art Quilt Gallery: “Elizabeth Busch Retrospective,” through June 9. Tues.-Sun. 10-4. In NTC Promenade, 2825 Dewey Rd., Ste. 100, San Diego, 619-546-4872; quiltvisions.org.
USD honors its alumni in outstanding volunteer service, career achievement, athletic excellence and contributions to humanitarian causes, May 2 at 5:30. Jenny Craig Pavilion, 5998 Alcalá Park, 619-260-4600; sandiego.edu/alumnihonors.
Architectural walking tours of historic Balboa Park and the Gaslamp Quarter are hosted by the San Diego Architectural Foundation at 10 a.m. May 2 (Balboa Park) & 16 (Gaslamp Quarter). 619-232-1385; sdarchitecture.org.
The Carlsbad Village Street Faire celebrates its 35th year featuring art, accessories and antiques, May 3, 8-5. Grand Ave. from Carlsbad Blvd. to Jefferson St., 760- 931-8400; carlsbad.org.
The Downtown Business Association of Escondido adds a Chalk Art Celebration (May 9, 10-5) to the monthly Second Saturday Art Walk, 11-8. Downtown Escondido centered around Grand Ave., 760-745-8877; downtownescondido.com.
Knocks of Fate
East County EDC Fund-Raiser features entertainment by acoustic guitarist Doyle Dykes, May 8 at 5:30 in the Communications Arts Building at Cuyamaca College (900 Rancho San Diego Pkwy., El Cajon). 619-258-3670; eastcountyedc.org.
Gator by the Bay, San Diego’s eighth annual Cajun festival, features food, music and fun May 9 & 10, 10-8, at Spanish Landing Park (West Basin at N. Harbor Dr.). 619-234-8612; gatorbythebay.com.
Roll Out the Barrel, a benefit for the Make A Wish Foundation, offers live music, wine and food tasting, May 16, 5:30-10, at Humphrey’s Half Moon Inn & Suites (2303 Shelter Island Dr.). 858-707-9474; makeawishgala.com.
The Rotaract Club of Downtown hosts “Ace of Hearts, Afloat,” a casino-theme fund-raiser, to benefit the Hydrologic Research Center, a nonprofit organization raising awareness about flash flood dangers, May 16, 6-9. Berkeley, Maritime Museum of San Diego, 1492 N. Harbor Dr., downtown. sandiegorotaract.org.
The 16th annual Sicilian Festival celebrates art, music, heritage and culture brought to San Diego by Sicilian immigrants over the last century. The event is on India St., Little Italy. May 17, 10-6. sicilianfesta.com.
Moonlight Stage Productions’ annual luncheon fund-raiser features musical performances by Moonlight actors, May 21, 11-2, at Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa (5480 Grand Pacific Dr., Carlsbad). 760-724-2110; moonlightstage.com.
Yoga for the Cure, an outdoor yoga workshop for women, is sponsored by Susan G. Komen and Sara Holliday of Fit by Sara, May 30 at 8:30 at Mission Bay Park (2688 E. Mission Bay Dr.). 800-568-3820; fitbysara.com.
The open-air Little Italy Mercato offers the goods each Sat. 9-1:30, at Date St. between Kettner & State St. 619-233-3769; littleitalysd.com.
At dusk on the first Wed. of each month, the San Diego Astronomy Association hosts Stars in the Park, a public telescope viewing event outside the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center. 1875 El Prado, Balboa Park, 619-238-1233; rhfleet.org.
Nature walk with a trail guide, first Sat. of each month at 9:30 a.m. Marian Bear Memorial Park, Hwy. 52 & Regents Rd., 858-581-9944.
Art Mart features displays by local artists, including paintings, woodwork, jewelry and pottery, first and third Sat. & Sun. of the month, 9-4. Balboa Park, lawn area near Federal Bldg., 619-235-1105.
Tours are available by appt. for Queen Califia’s Magical Circle, a unique mosaic sculpture garden by Niki de St. Phalle, open Tues.-Sun. from 8:30 to dusk. Kit Carson Park, 3333 Bear Valley Pkwy., Escondido, 760-839-4331; queencalifia.org.