5 events to check out in San Diego this week

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Looking to mix things up this week? From karaoke for a cause to an evening with a celebrity chef and more, here's a rundown of options to help you get social around town.

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Karaoke for a Cause

From the event description:

Come prepared to see your "Real Estate Idols" take the stage for charity — we can't promise it will be good, but we can promise it will be fun. Presented by Intercap Lending, Foundation Escrow and SeaBreeze Vacation Rentals.

When: Wednesday, Aug. 21, 5–8 p.m.
Where: The Local Pacific Beach, 809 Thomas Ave.
Admission: $10–$15
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Global Social Hour: International Wildlife Conservation

From the event description:

Co-hosted by the San Diego Humane Society Project Wildlife, this session will focus on wildlife conservation at home and abroad. The San Diego Diplomacy Council (SDDC) will welcome 11 international experts who are visiting San Diego on the topic of wildlife trafficking. The event will be an opportunity to engage in conversations with international and local conservationists as well as appearances by Project Wildlife animal ambassadors. The event will also feature pictures from Khan Fatim Hasan, who is a tiger photographer in Bangladesh. 

When: Wednesday, Aug. 21, 6–8 p.m.
Where: San Diego Humane Society, 5500 Gaines St.
Admission: Free to members of SDDC members and SD Humane Society; $15 for nonmembers
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'Dance for PD' Community Master Class

From the event description:

Come move with us! The Mark Morris Dance Group and La Jolla Music Society are pleased to present a "Dance for PD" community master class. The session is free to those with Parkinson's disease, their families, friends and care partners. Participants explore movement and music in ways that are enjoyable, stimulating and creative. 

When: Thursday, Aug. 22, 11 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Where: The JAI, The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center, 7600 Fay Ave.
Admission: Free
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Summer Bots and Brews: A Lab Automation Networking Event

From the event description:

Enjoy beer and food while you learn about Lab Automation and Lab Software tips, tricks and pitfalls. Session will benefit those ranging from seasoned automation engineers to newbies looking for advice.

When: Thursday, Aug. 22, 4:30–7:30 p.m.
Where: Bottlecraft Sorrento Valley, 11055 Roselle St.
Admission: Free
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Celebrity Chef Series — Beau MacMillan and Brian Malarkey

From the event description:

Herb & Wood is excited to announce that the next guest in its Celebrity Chef Series will be renowned chef Beau MacMillan. The native New Englander, who is the executive chef for Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort, is known best for defeating Bobby Flay on "Iron Chef America" and serving as a coach on season one of "Worst Cooks in America." MacMillan, already a fan of Herb & Wood (he recently chose the restaurant's oxtail gnocchi as his selected dish for Cooking Channel’s "Best Thing I Ever Ate"), has also worked alongside chef Brian Malarkey as a judge for "Guys Grocery Games." A portion of the proceeds from the five-course dinner will benefit MacMillan's charity of choice, C-CAP (Careers Through Culinary Arts Program), which prepares underserved youth for careers in the culinary and hospitality field. 

When: Thursday, Aug. 22, 6–7 p.m.
Where: Herb & Wood, 2210 Kettner Blvd.
Admission: $150
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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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