‘The Front Porch’
Through June 10
A play written and directed by local playwright George Bailey on how two women confront their fears and prejudices, become friends, and learn what it truly means to be an American. June 1, 2, 8 and 9 at 8 p.m.; June 3 and 10 at 2 p.m at Lamplighters Community Theatre 5915 Severin Drive. Tickets are $15; available at bit.ly/2jGN1n3.
Friday, June 8
The Tremble Clefs
The members of this energetic choral group all have one thing in common — they are singers with Parkinson’s disease. 12:30 p.m. at the College Avenue Center, 6299 Capri Drive. Free. Visit jfssd.org.
Sunday, June 10
The Real Story of Monopoly
Wayne Saunders tells the real story surrounding the game “Monopoly.” The story Parker Brothers doesn’t tell involves a famous 19th-century tax theorist, a stenographer who invented a typewriter carriage return, a Delaware commune, Ivy League economics classes, Atlantic City Quakers, and much more. $12. 1–2:30 p.m. at Grossmont Lifelong Learning Center, 5500 Grossmont Center Drive, Suite 269. Visit bit.ly/2wQCD5F.
Monday, June 11
Music program: ‘Like Father, Like Son’
Eric Dickerson, a San Diego State University Music Performance major, will perform a unique collection of rare and popular pieces from the English and Italian Renaissance, on his 11-string alto-guitar. In honor of Father’s Day, Dickerson has carefully selected and arranged music from the 16th and 17th centuries, written by famous lute composers and their sons.
12:45 p.m. at the College Avenue Center, 6299 Capri Drive. Free. Visit jfssd.org.
Saturday, June 16
San Diego Pin & Patch Con
The San Diego Pin & Patch Con is the world’s first official wearable art convention. Celebrate the culture you love along with other pin and patch lovers while meeting your favorite artists and companies. Enjoy the annual convention this year and take part in the many activities that the SDPPC team has put together. $10. At Montezuma Hall, 5500 Campanile Drive. Visit bit.ly/2sDB0Uk.
Monday, June 18
Film: ‘The Women’s Balcony’
Film discussion with Ralph de Lauro about Director Ben Shimon’s jaunty, rousing tale of women speaking truth to patriarchal power. The collapse of a women’s balcony in an Orthodox synagogue leads to a gender riff between the community’s women and men. (In Hebrew with English subtitles.) 1 p.m. at the College Avenue Center, 6299 Capri Drive. Free. All ages. Visit jfssd.org.
Tuesday, June 19
Prehistoric Rock Art Paintings of San Diego
Author and professor of American Indian Studies, Richard Carrico runs a session on the rich heritage of Kumeyaay and Luiseno art portrayed on rock faces and on the desert floor throughout San Diego County. Take a virtual tour of these incredible works while also attaining a greater understanding of how they were created, and explore the possible meanings of these art pieces that extend back thousands of years. Learn about the people who lived in San Diego County thousands of years ago through their artistic expression. 10 a.m.–noon at Grossmont Lifelong Learning Center, 5500 Grossmont Center Drive, Suite 269. $12. Visit bit.ly/2wQCD5F.
Friday, June 22
‘Romeo, Romeo & Juliet’
Through July 8
The Roustabouts Theatre Company presents a play about what happens when Shakespeare’s iconic, star-crossed lovers get a third wheel: a tangled triangle of unrequited love. In this fun and fizzy romantic comedy, a rehearsal room becomes a hilarious hothouse for palpable passion, witty repartee, and comedic conflict as the Bard’s glorious language inspires the hopeless romantic in us all. Shows on June 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, and July 5, 6 and 7 all start at 8 p.m. at The Moxie Theatre, 6663 El Cajon Blvd. Tickets are $38; available at bit.ly/2LbryPB.
Choral concert: Encore
Encore is a women’s vocal ensemble created in 2016 by former members of the San Diego Choraleers. The group performs music worth hearing again — and includes familiar pop tunes, music from Broadway and film, choreography, and singalongs.
12:30 p.m. at the College Avenue Center, 6299 Capri Drive. Free. Visit jfssd.org.
Clearing the Air
Join the San Diego Foundation’s Malin Burnham Center for Civic Engagement for a complimentary lunch and community conversation about San Diego’s declining air quality with health and environment experts, and learn what more can be done for the 400,000 San Diegans who are at heightened risk from air pollution.
11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. in the La Mesa Community Center Arbor View Room. Free. RSVP by June 18 at bit.ly/2kryAUi.
Sunday, June 24
For their exhibit, “Vanishing Images,” photographers Mary and Michael Peddecord have selected favorites from trips to Kenya, Antarctica, Yellowstone, Alaska and Arctic Svalbard. Many of the of the animals featured in their photos are threatened or in danger of extinction due to human actions. “Vanishing Images” is on display at the Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center Art Gallery June 23–July 20.
An artist reception will be held June 24, 2–4 p.m. in the MTRP Visitor and Interpretive Center, 1 Father Junipero Serra Trail. Admission is free. Visit mtrp.org.
Concert: Robert Hardaway III
World-renowned guitarist, singer and entertainer, Robert Hardaway III will perform. Robert Hardaway has been an entertainer for over 30 years. He has worked with many famous musicians, including Neil Sedaka, Steve Allen, The Rockettes, Vic Damone and more. Hardaway was an entertainer on cruise lines for many years and has recorded many CDs in different genres of music ranging from classical, to patriotic to ballads. 12:30 p.m. at the College Avenue Center, 6299 Capri Drive. Free. Visti jfssd.org.
Monday, June 25
Film: ‘The Darkest Hour’
See the 2017 Academy Award-winning film about Winston Churchill. In May 1940, the fate of Western Europe hangs on British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on knowing that it could mean a humiliating defeat for Britain and its empire. 1 p.m. at the College Avenue Center, 6299 Capri Drive. Free. Visit jfssd.org.
Wednesday, June 27
“Bye Bye Birdie”
Through June 30
Bye Bye Birdie is a stage musical based on a book by Michael Stewart. The story was inspired by the phenomenon of popular singer Elvis Presley and his draft notice into the Army in 1957. Starring Brady Beach as Albert Peterson, Kylie Greaves as Rose Alvarez, Elizjah Jack as Conrad Birdie and many others. $5-$15 at The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center located at 6845 University Ave. To learn more go to bit.ly/2sEWJL5.
Friday, June 29
Concert: Mike Chamberlin
Chamberlin is a former TV anchorman, who enjoys playing and singing music of the 1950s through 1970s. 12:30 p.m. at the College Avenue Center, 6299 Capri Drive. Free. Visit jfssd,org.
Sha Na Na
Doo-wop rockers Sha Na Na play Sycuan Casino, 5469 Casino Way, El Cajon. 8 p.m. Tickets cost $29–$39; available at sycuan.com.
Monday, July 2
2016 film about Brandon Burlsworth, perhaps the greatest walk-on in the history of college football. Brandon dreamed of playing for the Arkansas Razorbacks, but was told he wasn’t good enough to play Division I ball. Undeterred, Brandon took a risk and walked on in 1994. 1 p.m. at the College Avenue Center, 6299 Capri Drive. Free. Visit jfssd.org.
Tuesday, July 3
Independence Day Celebration Luncheon
Food plus music by Sophisticats. Begins at noon at the College Avenue Center, 6299 Capri Drive. Free. Visit jfssd.org.
Wednesday, July 4
Lake Murray Fireworks and MusicFest
Celebrate the Fourth of July at Lake Murray with a full day of live music, food vendors and an evening fireworks show. Performances by The Bayou Brothers, The Revival Band, Freeze Frame and Sensation Showband. 11 a.m.–9 p.m. at Lake Murray Playground, 7001 Lake Murray Drive, San Diego. Free. Visit lakemurrayfireworks.org.
Thursday, July 6
Primus and Mastodon
Primus is an American rock band based in San Francisco, California, currently composed of bassist/vocalist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry “Ler” LaLonde and drummer Tim “Herb” Alexander. Mastodon is an American heavy metal band from Atlanta, Georgia, formed in 2000. The group is composed of Troy Sanders , Brent Hinds, Bill Kelliher, and Brann Dailor. $25-$85. 7 p.m. at Open Air Theatre at SDSU 5500 Campanile Dr. To learn more go to bit.ly/2Jup1lQ.
Friday, July 7
AG First Fridays: Pop Vinyl
Allied Gardens First Fridays summer concert series continues with premiere dance band Pop Vinyl. 6–8 p.m. in the Allied Gardens Community Park, 5155 Greenbriar Ave. Free event. Free hot dogs and chips courtesy of Ideal Plumbing Heating Air & Electrical.
Kevin Hart at Viejas Arena
Kevin Hart is an American comedian and actor. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Hart began his career by winning several amateur comedy competitions at clubs throughout New England. $38-$810. 7 p.m. at Viejas Arena 500 Canyon Crest Drive. Visit bit.ly/2Jgp7y3.
Sunday, July 9
‘From Russia with Insight’
SDSU professor emeritus Zev Bar Lev talks how Lennon, Lenin and a year in Russia transformed her from an atheist to a Zionist. 12:45 p.m. at the College Avenue Center, 6299 Capri Drive. Free. Visit jfssd,org.
Wednesday, July 11
July 11, 12
Latin rock and funk outfit Ozomatli plays two night at Sycuan Casino, 5469 Casino Way, El Cajon. 8 p.m. Tickets cost $59–$69; available at sycuan.com
Thursday, July 12
Young Actors’ Theatre: ‘Shrek the Musical’
Through July 22
“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek….” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. $25-$32. July 12, 13, 14, 20 & 21 at 7 p.m. at July 14, 15, 21 & 22 at 2 p.m. and at July 19 at 10 a.m. the play will take place at Joan B Kroc Theatre 6611 University Ave.