Calendar: June 1 – 14, 2018

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‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’
Through June 17
The Old Globe presents a production detailing the epic story of three generations of Afghan women and their remarkable resilience. The show is a theatrical adaptation of the best-selling novel by Khaled Hosseini, “The Kite Runner.” $30–$88. 8 p.m. at The Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way. Visit

‘Hippie Days’
Through June 17
GB Productions presents their annual melodrama set in a 1968 hippie commune. There will be a hippie clothes contest each night. $11–$14. 8 p.m. at North Park Vaudeville & Candy Shoppe Performance Art Theatre, 2031 El Cajon Blvd. Visit

‘Native Gardens’
Through June 24
Young power couple Pablo and Tania purchase an upscale house in a historic neighborhood. But a disagreement with their next-door neighbors Virginia and Frank soon spirals into an all-out war of taste, class, and gardening. $30. Various dates and times at Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way. Visit

Food Truck Fridays
Through September 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.

June 1

‘Les Misérables’
Alain Boublil and Cluade-Michel Schonberg’s Tony Award-winning musical returns to San Diego from its applauded Broadway return. Cameron Makintosh’s new production has left critics in awe with its new staging and reimagined scenery inspired by the painting of Victor Hugo. Runs through June 3. Various times at San Diego Civic Theatre, 110 Third Ave. Visit

Summer Reading Program
Mission Hills Library presents their Summer Reading Program, with events encouraging kids to pick up a book happening throughout the month. The kick-off event will feature dancing and music from children’s band Hullabaloo. 4 p.m. at Mission Hills Library, 925 W. Washington St. Call 619-692-4910.

Rituals at Space Bar
Resident DJs Deadmatter & Israel will be play classic and new tracks throughout the night. $5. 21 and up. 9 p.m.–2 a.m. at Space, 3519 El Cajon Blvd. Visit

June 2

Art Around Adams
Enjoy Adams Avenue in a friendly and relaxed environment where taste-makers and free thinkers mix freely with family and friends. Experience numerous art exhibits, music performances and more. Free. Noon–8 p.m. on Adams Avenue in Normal Heights. Visit

Closing Reception:
Gloria Muriel’s ‘Beyond the Eyes’
Join Gloria Muriel as she demonstrates her technique in a live painting session on the closing weekend of her solo exhibition, “Beyond the Eyes.” Free. 1–4 p.m. at Sparks Gallery, 530 Sixth Ave. Visit

Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego 5K
Join the Rock ‘n’ Roll experience and enter the 5K run. The course runs up and down Sixth Avenue between Pennsylvania and Hawthorne avenues, and includes Marston Loop and Balboa Drive in Balboa Park. Also on June 3. 6:30–10 a.m. in Balboa Park; the start line is Sixth and Quince streets. Visit

Mid Century debuts the Tavares Collection, a private estate of over 80 prints, as well as the story of where they came from. Free. 6–9 p.m. at Mid Century, 3791-3797 Park Blvd. Visit

June 3

3D Printing Workshop
Explore new frontiers in technology through a special workshop on computer-aided design (CAD) and 3D printing. $85­–$95. Ticket includes all workshops. Noon–2 p.m. at The Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado. Visit

The Memories at Blonde Bar
Rock band The Memories perform with Jimmy Whispers. More guests TBA. $5. 21 and up. 9 p.m. at Blonde Bar, 1808 West Washington St. Visit

June 5

The Book Catapult: Caitlin Rother
New York Times best-selling author Caitlin Rother will discuss and sign her new book “Hunting Charles Manson: The Quest for Justice in the Days of Helter Skelter.” Rother has written or co-authored 12 books, ranging from narrative nonfiction crime to memoir and crime fiction. Free. 7:30 p.m. at 3010-B Juniper St. Visit

Future Human at The Merrow
Rock band Future Human perform their new tunes with The Gorgeous Boyscouts and Blacks Beach Boys. $5. 21 and up. 8 p.m. at The Merrow, 1271 University Ave. Visit

June 6

ROVE Abouts:
‘Afoot and Afield’
Normal Heights outdoor gear shop, ROVE, offers a monthly speaker series designed to connect San Diegans with hiking, biking, nature and more. This month features Scott Turner, local hiker and co-author of the latest edition of “Afoot & Afield: San Diego County.” Free. 6:30 p.m. at Rove, 3275 Adams Ave. Visit

Speedy Ortiz at Soda Bar
Indie-rock band Speedy Ortiz perform with Anna Burch and Winter. $15. 21 and up. 8:30 p.m. at Soda Bar, 3615 El Cajon Blvd. Visit

June 7

FilmOut San Diego
LGBT Film Festival 2018
FilmOut San Diego kicks off with its Opening Night Film and Party featuring “Ideal Home,” followed by film shorts “Turn it Around” and “Femme.” Tickets $10–$50 There will also be an Opening Night Party at Sunset Temple, 3911 Kansas St. from 9:30 p.m.–midnight. The four-day festival features 17 films and shorts at $10 per showing. All access passes for the entire film festival is $150, which includes for entrance to all films, parties and events. Runs through June 10. Various times at The Observatory North Park, 2891 University Ave. Visit

Mission Hills Book Group
This month, Mission Hills Book Group will discuss “The Bridge of San Luis Rey” by Thornton Wilder. Read the book beforehand; copies available at the library’s circulation desk. 10–11 a.m. at Mission Hills Library, 925 W. Washington St. Call 619-692-4910.

Crunk Witch at The Merrow
Electronic band Crunk Witch perform their own form of bass-punk music with Your Friendly Bartender, Girlboy and Digital Lizards of Doom. $5–$7. All ages. 9 p.m. at The Merrow, 1271 University Ave. Visit

June 8

San Diego Greek Festival
Get your annual fix of traditional and contemporary Greek food, music and dancing all weekend. Free. Runs through June 10. Various times at 3655 Park Blvd. Visit

Griffin House at Soda Bar
Folk/acoustic singer-songwriter Griffin House performs. $18. 21 and up. 8:30 p.m. at Soda Bar, 3615 El Cajon Blvd. Visit

June 9

Young Rock Stars Square Off at Battle of the Bands
Recreational Music Center (RMC) debuts their first-annual Battle of the Bands, featuring nine young rock bands comprised of music students ages 8–18. Event also features an awards ceremony, tasting lounge, silent auction, snack shack and more. Free. Limited seating; reserve online. 5–9 p.m. at White Box Live Arts Theatre, 2590 Truxtun Road. Visit

June 10

“This is Home” at MOPA
Join Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) for a celebration of international film, education on issues facing displaced people and inspiration to get involved. All ticket sales benefit IRC (International Rescue Committee) programs in San Diego. $10–$35. 6:30 p.m. at MOPA, 1649 El Prado. Visit

Yoga After Dark Festival
Venture Downtown for mood music and silent flow. Horton Plaza Park will transform into a wellness enthusiasts’ dream for a one-night event where yoga and silent disco meet under the glow of the moon. $30–$45. 6:30 p.m. at Horton Plaza Park, 900 Fourth Ave. Visit

June 12

Shy Boys at Whistle Stop Bar
Indie-pop band Shy Boys performs with Heavy Hawaii. Free. 21 and up. 8 p.m. at Whistle Stop Bar, 2236 Fern St. Visit

Sketch Party & Videodrome at Whistle Stop Bar
Creating sketches amd watch videos while enjoying food and drink. Free. 9 p.m. at Whistle Stop Bar, 2236 Fern St. Visit

June 14

‘Pain on the Dancefloor’
Lake Davis — San Diego-based singer, actor, choreographer and playwright — performs his new solo show. $15–$25. $15 food/drink minimum per person. 8 p.m. at 3940 Fourth Ave., Second Floor. Visit



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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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— Compiled by Jordan Damond and Sara Butler. Email calendar items to

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