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Commonwealth Opens; Film Fest Preview; Front Burner Fund

HILLCREST— The new proprietors of the mid-century space on University have soft opened Commonwealth Ultra Lounge and the interior's got some Liberace touches, from gold accented chandeliers and candelabras to a piano perched above the dining room. For now, there's a limited food menu until their grand opening, scheduled for September 14. [EaterWire]

EAST VILLAGEMakers Quarter, the mixed-use neighborhood planned development within the East Village that's home to a new urban farm, is hosting a preview event for the San Diego Film Fest this Friday, September 13 at the new event space, SILO (753 15th St). A $5 ticket includes a screening of the feature "Best Friends Forever" and access to food trucks, cocktails and beer from Green Flash Brewing Co. [EaterWire]

MORENA DISTRICT— The Front Burner Fund, which helps to cover emergency medical and healthcare needs of the San Diego's "back of the house" culinary community, is hosting a fundraiser on Sunday, September 22 at Catalina Offshore Products. Drinks from BNS Brewing & Distilling Co. will be provided, along with tacos prepared by some of the city's best chefs and sweets from Viva Pops, Andrea's Truffles and more. [EaterWire]

Commonwealth Ultra Lounge

1263 University Ave San Diego, CA 92103