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Komen Race for the Cure scheduled for Sunday in Balboa Park

The 17th Annual Komen San Diego Race for the Cure is set for 8 a.m. on Sunday in Balboa Park.

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Visitor Information

Thanks to the foresight of its early settlers, San Diego is blessed with an oasis of green that functions as its recreational heart.  Balboa Park, located just east of downtown and the airport began as an 1,400 acre track set aside as a public park in 1865.  The first master plan was prepared in 1903 and the city levied a tax in 1905 to support the master plan.  The grounds were planted by Kate Sessions during the early part of the 20th century.  Her determination to keep San Diego green can be seen in its lush plantings and trees.

Many of the buildings in the park date to the 1915-1916 Panama-California Exposition and are excellent examples of the Spanish Colonial Revival style.  At the time the buildings were not intended for permanent use, but they have remained in constant use since the Exposition.  In recent years as termites and time have taken their toll buildings are being refurbished or rebuilt as exact replicas. The site was also the host of the 1935-36 California-Pacific International Exposition.

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Balboa Park Businesses

Neil, Dymott, Frank, McFall & Trexler APLC

1010 Second Ave., Ste. 2500
San Diego, CA
  • Legal - Business Litigation
  • Legal - Corporate Law

San Diego Credit Association

2044 First Ave., Ste. 300
San Diego, CA
  • Collection Services
  • Financial Planning & Services
  • Receivership Services
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Movie Theaters

1788 El Prado
San Diego, CA, 92101
701 Fifth Ave.
San Diego, CA, 92101
3965 5th Ave. #200
San Diego, CA, 92103
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA, 92101
1875 El Prado
San Diego, CA, 92101

To find a movie theater outside this area, check the Source Movie Section.

Upcoming Events

Hiding in Plain Sight: Eight Voices in Contemporary Photography

Thu, Oct 23
San Diego Central Library/Joan & Irwin Jacobs Comm
San Diego
– Hiding in Plain Sight: Eight Voices in Contemporary Photography gathers eight of San Diego’s most talented photographers who are exploring the creative boundaries of photography. Each of the artists included in this exhibition (Andy Cross, Amanda Dahlgren, Judith Fox, John Brinton Hogan, Michael Mulno, Han Nguyen, Scott Polach, and Rebecca Webb) live and work in the San Diego region, adding to the cultural vibrancy of our community. . A reception sponsored by the Friends of the Central Library is planned for Saturday, September 6, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. The exhibition and reception are open to the public and admission is free.

Gauquin to Warhol 20th Century Icons

Thu, Oct 23
San Diego Museum of Art
San Diego
The exhibition is a who’s who of the art world, with monumental works from Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Georgia O’Keeffe, Salvador Dalí, Frida Kahlo, Paul Gauguin, Francis Bacon, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol and Jackson Pollock, among others. This is the only West Coast stop for this exhibition, which features 70+ works from the renowned collection from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, N.Y., and covers modern movements from Post-Impressionism to Pop.

AACAPs 61st Annual Mental Health Meeting

Thu, Oct 23
Manchester Hyatt San Diego
San Diego
The Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of child and adolescent psychiatrists in the world offering a comprehensive schedule of events which combines cutting edge science with children’s mental health issues. The program provides child and adolescent psychiatrists, clinicians and researchers with the latest updates in the mental health industry and features presentations by award-winning speakers and the profession’s leading minds. Keynote speakers will lead hot button topics including The Future of Mental Health Services in the 21st Century, Marijuana and the Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in 2014, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Affordable Care Act.

Archtoberfest Breakfast Dialogue

Thu, Oct 23
7:00am
The Prado at Balboa Park
San Diego
4 – Citizens Coordinate for Century 3 (C-3), in an ode to major changes that forever altered the built form and future of San Diego, will present “Transformative Changes of the Last Century to San Diego’s Urban Form” in an engaging, PechaKucha style presentation. In conjunction with Archtoberfest, the first collaborative program featuring accessible events and activities in architecture, design, planning and sustainability, moderator Phil Pryde and six distinguished speakers will talk about endeavors that critically impacted San Diego County.

2015 Balboa Park Bicentennial Celebration

Thu, Oct 23
5:30pm
New School of Architecture and Design
San Diego
Speaker Michael Ruiz will present a roundtable discussion on the Balboa Park Bicentennial, sharing the plans and events planned for the 2015 celebration. We will also be looking at how we can incorporate this celebration into our CSI Tri-Region Conference planning. Please enter the building near the corner of 13th and G Streets. If you arrive after the outside door is locked, please call 619.302.3257 for access.
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