posted on: 07/22/2013 - 3:39pm by Cosmos
Eddie writes: Dear Cosmos, you’ve recently discussed a number of evening concerts in the Organ Pavilion this summer. But my family and I are quite the night owls and would like to hear of any other special activities going on after hours.
Cosmos: Night owls, my paw. I’m on to you and your pack of werewolves. But if it will keep you all from tearing up the furniture and the rest of the neighborhood, it can’t hurt to give you the full scoop on this summer’s other after-sundown activities in Balboa Park. Please note, however, outside of the Twilight in the Park Concert Series and the International Summer Organ Festival, most of these activities are for bi-pedal creatures of the night only.
Nighttime Zoo — Seeing as your packmates probably enjoy a good howl at the moon, they should feel right at home during the San Diego Zoo’s special extended summer evening hours. This year’s theme is Koalafornia Dreamin’, featuring a variety of performances and activities straight from the Outback to keep nocturnal critters entertained until the 9pm closing time.
Summer Shakespeare Festival — If howling laughter, coupled with thunderous applause, is more their style, then the annual outdoor summer Shakespeare Festival at the Old Globe will have them rolling over in the aisles. The three featured plays this season are A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merchant of Venice, and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.
Films in the Garden — Though The San Diego Museum of Art has moved its annual summer outdoor film fest into the cozier confines of its sculpture garden this year and changed the night of the week to Mondays, one thing remains the same: classic films under the moonlight, including Rear Window, on Monday, July 29.
After-hours Museum Visits — If the night air proves too balmy, your packmates might want to cool their heels inside an air-conditioned museum interior. During the summer months, the Museum of Photographic Arts stays open until 9pm on Thursdays, the Reuben H. Fleet normally screens its final IMAX film of the day at 6pm, the San Diego History Center hosts monthly History Happy Hours, and the aforementioned San Diego Museum of Art keeps its doors open until 9pm on select Thursdays in conjunction with its free Thursday Night Jazz series.