Thanks Given


By Patricia B. Dwyer

Motormouth’s Rev-vival

Life became unhurried for fast-talking comic actor Chris Tucker after the slam-bang 2007 box office returns of Rush Hour 3. And with his collective payday of nearly $50 million for the three installments of the hit action-comedy film franchise, who’s surprised?

Tucker gets back up to speed with his November 25 stop at the Civic Theatre- part of an 18-date national stand-up tour marking the end of his absence from the limelight. Snag a ticket, since belly-laughing could be a good way to help digest all the turkey and mashed potatoes from the day before.

Nov. 25
San Diego Civic Theatre
1100 3rd Ave., Gaslamp

Shave the Date

Sprout some serious face fuzz to generate awareness and funds for men’s health- specifically, prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men-during the annual event known as Movember.

Clean-shaven guys registering at on the 1st of November become Mo Bros, who groom, trim and wax their way to extreme face furdom. Continuing a tradition that started in Australia in the 1990s, Mo Bros seek sponsorship for their lip hair-raising efforts.

San Diego Mo Bros (and the women who support them, Mo Sistas) should hit up the Movember Foundation’s gala parté downtown at Double Deuce, where awards will be doled out for Best Mo in Character, Miss Movember and Man of Movember 2011.

Dec. 1
Double Deuce
528 F St., Downtown

Strut Your Stuffing

Prime your metabolism for the big dinner while helping to feed those in need: join Father Joe’s 10th Anniversary Thanksgiving Day 5K Walk/Run on November 24 in Balboa Park. About 10,000 walkers/runners are expected to pound the pavement, with the event’s proceeds advancing the goal of Father Joe’s Villages to serve 1.7 million meals.

At the finish line, the Bill Magee Blues Band will lay down some groovy jams near the Stone Brewery beer garden, and Father Joe Carroll himself will autograph his famous bobblehead collectibles. Registration through November 23 costs $15-$33, depending on your age and whether you really want to know how fast you ran.

Nov. 24
Balboa Park