‘The Year of the Woman: An Original Sketch Comedy’
Through July 23
“The Year of the Woman (?): An Original Sketch Comedy” — Black Kat’s latest production — offers an entertaining perspective on issues facing women today including wage inequality, gender stereotypes and their role in the workplace.
Directed by Tisha Tumangan and written by Kathryn Schellinger. $16. 18 and up. 7:30 p.m. at The Women’s Museum of California, Liberty Station. Visit bit.ly/2JJYT6x.
‘Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax’
Through Aug. 12
Based on Dr. Seuss’s “The Lorax,” this family-friendly show tells the story of the Truffula trees and their staunch protector, The Lorax. Children under 3 years old are not permitted. Tickets $30–$40. Times vary. The Old Globe Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way. Visit bit.ly/OldGlobeLorax.
at San Diego Art Institute
Through Aug. 12
“High-Key Color in Southern California” is an art exhibit that showcases local artists who utilize vivid and colorful imagery in their work. Curated by Elizabeth Rooklidge, this exhibit features the work of more than 20 artists, including Michael James Armstrong, Jennifer Anne Bennett, Claudia Cano and Max Daily. Times vary. San Diego Art Institute, 1439 El Prado, Balboa Park. Visit bit.ly/colorsocal.
‘Epic Tales from Ancient India’ at SDMA
Through Aug. 31
The San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park hosts “Epic Tales from Ancient India,” an exhibit with more than 90 Edwin Binney 3rd Collection of Indian paintings. Spanning the 16th through 19th centuries, traditional stories showcased include the Bhagavata Purana, Ramayana, Ragamala and works of Persian literature. $8–$15; 17 and under free. Times vary. Closed on Wednesdays. 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park. Visit bit.ly/2JK4oCd.
International Summer Organ Festival
Through Sept. 3
Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park hosts a lineup of outdoor organ concerts every Monday this summer. Free. All ages. 7:30 p.m. at Pan American Road East. Visit bit.ly/BalboaOrgan.
Food Truck Fridays
Through Sept. 28
Kick off your summer weekends every Friday evening at Balboa Park’s after-hours event. Visitors of all ages can enjoy live entertainment while eating dishes from a rotating selection of more than a dozen food trucks. Free. 4–8 p.m. at Plaza de Panama in Balboa Park. Visit bit.ly/2Bfr74N
Friday, July 13
Concert in the Park: The PettyBreakers
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers tribute band, The PettyBreakers, will perform in the annual Concerts in the Park summer series. Bring picnic baskets, catch up with neighbors, and sing and dance to the music. Free. 6–8 p.m. at Pioneer Park, 1521 Washington Place. Visit bit.ly/MHconcerts.
‘Mr. Poppers Penguins’
San Diego Junior Theatre presents “Mr. Poppers Penguins,” a story about a house painter from a small town who receives a dancing penguin in the mail. The production will showcase the work of youth performers and technicians. Runs through July 15. 7 p.m. on Friday; 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Casa del Prado Theatre, 1600 El Prado and Village Place in Balboa Park. Visit bit.ly/PoppersPenguinsJT.
Saturday, July 14
Adams Avenue Utility Box Painting
Sixteen selected artists will paint 22 utility boxes throughout Normal Heights to beautify the area. Stroll the neighborhood to see the live murals and meet the artists. Sponsored by Adams Avenue Business Association and Normal Heights Community Development Corporation. Free. 8 a.m. at various locations along Adams Avenue. Visit bit.ly/UrbanArtsUtility.
Ray at Night
Experience North Park’s eclectic arts and culture neighborhood and be inspired by all the creative energy from local and nationally known artists at this monthly art walk. 6–10 p.m. on Ray Street in North Park. Visit bit.ly/RayAtNight.
Neurosis at Observatory
Oakland-born rock and experimental metal band, Neurosis, will play alongside Converge and Amenra. $35. All ages. 8 p.m. at The Observatory North Park, 2981 University Ave. Visit bit.ly/NeurosisJul14.
Sunday, July 15
Championship Viewing Party
Looking for a place to watch this year’s FIFA World Cup? Watch the final game outside with your North Park neighbors. The event features a beer garden, food trucks, family zone, jumbotrons and more. All ages. Free. 7 a.m.–2 p.m. on 30th Street in North Park. Visit explorenorthpark.com.
Coffee with the Catapult
In the spirit of discoverability, The Book Catapult hosts an informal discussion about what’s new in the world of literature. Led by the Catapult’s book buyer and co-owner, Seth. Complimentary coffee from Communal Coffee, plus a 20 percent discount off all books discussed. Free. 11:30 a.m. at The Book Catapult, 3010-B Juniper St. Visit bit.ly/CatapultCoffeeJuly.
Hemlock Society discussion
Hear from tree local experts and learn everything about hospice and palliative care. Free. 1:30–3:30 p.m. Scottish Rite Event Center, 1895 Camino del Rio South. Visit bit.ly/hemlocksd.
Los Pinche Pinches at Soda Bar
Local ‘Serf N’ Terf’ rock band Los Pinche Pinches performs with opener Material Boys. $6. 21 and up. 8 p.m. at Soda Bar, 3615 El Cajon Blvd. Visit bit.ly/LosPinches.
Monday, July 16
In the Whale at Casbah
Garage grime band In the Whale performs with Parade of Horribles and Bosswitch. $7. 21 and up. 8:30 p.m. at Casbah, 2501 Kettner Blvd. Visit bit.ly/inthewhale.
Tuesday, July 17
Graveshadow at The Merrow
Symphonic metal band Graveshadow performs with Silence the Prince and Monarch. Presented by Tim Pyles of 91X Loudspeaker. $5. 21 and up. 8 p.m. at The Merrow, 1271 University Ave. Visit bit.ly/Graveshadow.
Wednesday, July 18
‘Venus Vibes’ at Crossroads
Local LGBTQ author Mickey Brent will present and sign his book “Underwater Vibes” — a lesbian romance about a young Greek photographer and swim coach and a translator in Belgium. 6:30–8 p.m. at Creative Crossroads, 502 University Ave. Visit mickeybrent.com.
Thursday, July 19
Rhye at Observatory
Low-key R&B duo Rhye performs with Lawrence Rothman. $25. All ages. 8 p.m. at The Observatory North Park, 2891 University Ave. Visit bit.ly/RHYEObservatory.
Foster the People
The Sacred Hearts Club punk community hosts Foster the People, alongside openers Almost Monday and Ignant Benches. Free. 21 and over. 9 p.m. at Soda Bar, 3615 El Cajon Blvd. Visit bit.ly/SHCSodaBar.
Friday, July 20
Concert in the Park: Dr. Elvis and the Immortals
’50s and ’60s oldies band Dr. Elvis and the Immortals will perform in the annual Concerts in the Park summer series. Bring picnic baskets, catch up with neighbors, and sing and dance to the music. Free. 6–8 p.m. at Pioneer Park, 1521 Washington Place. Visit bit.ly/MHconcerts.
Saturday, July 21
South Park Summer Walkabout
The South Park Walkabout is a quarterly evening festival that showcases all the unique and independent businesses within the neighborhood. Enjoy complimentary treats, live entertainment and special offers. Free. All ages and dog-friendly. 6–10 p.m. at Fern Street in South Park. Visit southparksd.com.
Surf Curse at Irenic
Punk/pop duo Surf Curse performs with LunchLady. Presented by Soda Bar. $13–$15. All ages. 6:30 p.m. at The Irenic, 3090 Polk Ave. Visit bit.ly/IrenicSurfCurse.
Sunday, July 22
‘Personal Narratives in Nonfiction’
What makes a personal narrative more than a diary entry? Swing by this class at Liberty Station to find out. San Diego Writers, Ink hosts a nonfiction class with Felicia Campbell. $45 for members; $54 for nonmembers. 9 a.m. on the second floor above the Women’s Museum at Liberty Station, 2730 Historic Decatur Road. Visit bit.ly/Libertyclass.
Monday, July 23
Fashion Jackson at Casbah
Rock band Fashion Jackson performs with MDRN HSTRY and Secret Lynx. $6. 21 and over. 9 p.m. at The Casbah, 2501 Kettner Blvd. Visit bit.ly/FashionJackson.
Tuesday, July 24
‘Twilight in the Park’
Join the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory and its partner, Rotary District 5340, in welcoming several international musicians from across the globe to its 14th annual International Youth Symphony. Free. All ages. 6:30 p.m. at Spreckles Organ Pavilion, 2125 Pan American Road East. Visit sdys.org.
Wednesday, July 25
‘Crux’ at The Catapult
KPBS Fronteras reporter Jean Guerrero will discuss and sign her book, “Crux: A Cross-Border Memoir,” which tells the story of a daughter’s quest to understand her father, a self-mythologizing Mexican immigrant. Free. 7:30 p.m. at The Book Catapult, 3010-B Juniper St. Visit bit.ly/CruxCatapult.
Thursday, July 26
Tennis System at Soda Bar
Noise-rock band Tennis System performs with Quali and Infinity Eyes. $10. 21 and up. 8:30 p.m. at Soda Bar, 3615 El Cajon Blvd. Visit bit.ly/SodaBarTennis.
Lestat’s West Open Mic
Weekly open mic event hosted by Robby Robertson every Monday. 6:30–11 p.m. at Lestat’s, 3343 Adams Ave. Visit bit.ly/2nWco63.
Trivia Night at Brew Project
Here’s Johnny! Answer five to seven rounds of questions and participate in team challenges for raffles and prizes. Weekly event hosted by Johnny Grant. 7 p.m. The Brew Project, 3683 Fifth Ave., Hillcrest. Visit bit.ly/2HmaogX.
Lestat’s West Comedy Night
Weekly comedy night event hosted by Dustin Nickerson every Tuesday. 9–11 p.m. at Lestat’s, 3343 Adams Ave. Visit bit.ly/2nWco63.
North Park Farmers Market
Shop more than 90 tents of locally grown produce, artisan grocery items, prepared foods and hand-crafted goods. 3–7:30 p.m. at 3000 North Park Way, stretching from 31st Street to Utah Street, North Park. Visit bit.ly/2H9AItc.
Thursdays at The Ken
San Diego’s late-night jazz jam convenes every Thursday night. Hosted by musicians Ian Buss, Robert Dove and Hugo Suarez. $5. 10 p.m.–1:30 a.m. at The Kensington Club, 4079 Adams Ave. Visit bit.ly/2DFUTwS.
Golden Hill Farmers Market
Stop by the open community space to pick up California Certified Organic Produce from local farmers. 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. at B Street between 27th and 28th streets, Golden Hill. Visit bit.ly/2DHRZrg.
Old Town Saturday Market
The street market features work from local artists including paintings, jewelry, photography and more. Every Saturday and Sunday. 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. at Harney Street and San Diego Avenue, Old Town. Visit http://bit.ly/2KvuTYW.
Hillcrest Farmers Market
About 175 vendors offer a variety of locally grown fruit, produce, gifts, arts and crafts, flowers, and more. 9 a.m.–2 p.m. on Normal Street between University and Lincoln avenues. Visit bit.ly/2FC4slg.
To view a comprehensive calendar of events happening throughout San Diego, visit our online calendar at bit.ly/2Hl1z9m.
—Compiled by Jules Shane, Jess Winans and Sara Butler. Email calendar items to firstname.lastname@example.org.