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Calendar: June 3 – 16

Featured events

Mother/daughter artists exhibit
Through Thursday, June 30

Local artist and Ladybug Art Center proprietor Susan Mae Hull has unveiled works by herself and her daughter Mylinda Mae Hull with this special mother/daughter exhibit.

Ladybug3The opening event will be held Saturday, June 4 with several participating artists doing live-art demonstrations on the hour from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The art center is located at 4685 Biona Drive in Kensington. Visit ladybugartstudio.com for more information.

Summer reading program
Through the summer

Mission Hills Library’s summer reading program will feature free events each week throughout the summer. Kids can sign up to earn prizes by reading books and attend the weekly events on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. The first event on June 9 features information on reptiles of San Diego courtesy of the Living Coast Discovery Center. Future events will showcase live music, interactive science activities and more. There will also be special events on select Saturdays throughout the summer. The first special event on Saturday, June 18 at 10:30 a.m. will feature Joe Nyiri and a lesson on drawing animals and birds. The library is located at 925 W. Washington St. Visit facebook.com/mhlibrary for more.

18th annual FilmOut San Diego LGBT Film Festival
Friday, June 3 – Sunday, June 5

The festival kicks off Friday, June 3 and continues throughout the weekend showcasing LGBT films from around the world. The Opening Night film “Kiss Me, Kill Me” will screen at 7 p.m. The new thriller by director Casper Andreas and screenwriter David Michael Barrett stars Van Hansis as a jilted lover who blacks out while confronting his cheating boyfriend played by Gale Harold. Hansis’ character wakes up to find someone has been murdered and he’s the prime suspect. The festival finishes up Sunday, June 5 with several screenings from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. The Closing Night film at 7 p.m. will be “Flatbush Luck.” All films screen at Observatory North Park, 2891 University Ave. Visit filmoutsandiego.com for more information.

Screen Shot 2016-06-03 at 9.26.03 AMArt Around Adams 
Saturday, June 4

This two-mile art and music walk will be held from noon to 8 p.m. along Adams Avenue. The free event will include exhibits, performances and more throughout Normal Heights and Kensington. Live music acts will feature numerous genres on various stages. Food trucks, beer gardens and more will also be featured. The complimentary “Comedy Trolley” will be available with stops up and down Adams. Visit artaroundadams.org for more information and a full schedule.

MeeksLive music: John Meeks
Sunday, June 5

Local singer-songwriter John Meeks is celebrating the release of a new album, “On A Sea Darkly,” with a mini tour that finishes up at Soda Bar (3615 El Cajon Blvd., Normal Heights). Meeks’ new songs are hypnotic with their use of unique and dynamic instruments from the melodica to circuit-bent radio to trumpet. Give the first single “Exotic Reaction” a listen for a taste of the new tunes. The aptly named song features Meeks’ haunting vocals and storytelling lyrics. Meeks and his band will open for Eric Bachmann of Archers of Loaf and Crooked Fingers. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at sodabarmusic.com. Visit johnmeeks.com for more information.

Anna Deavere Smith ‘Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education.’
Monday, June 6

The National Conflict Resolution Center and The Old Globe will present this production, by the acclaimed Anna Deavere Smith spotlighting a hot button issue, “the school-to-prison pipeline.” Smith performs striking portraits based on interviews she conducted with more than 200 individuals across the nation affected by the pipeline’s devastating policies – capturing the dynamics of a rapidly shifting social issue through her trademark performance technique. Proceeds from ticket prices will underwrite ticket costs for local high school students to attend the performance at no charge. This event will begin at 7:15 p.m. on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage at the Old Globe (1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park). Visit theoldglobe.org for tickets.

Live music: Pale Dian
Friday, June 10

Shoegaze trio Pale Dian will make a stop in San Diego shortly after releasing their new record “Narrow Birth” via Manifesto Records on June 3. The Austin, Texas-based band have a dreamy sound with frontwoman Ruth Ellen Smith channeling Debbie Harry on many tunes. Check out their single “In A Day” for a taste, then see the band for free at The Whistle Stop (2236 Fern St., South Park) with The Victoriana and other bands. Visit facebook.com/paledianmusic and whistlestopbar.com for info.

RECURRING EVENTS

Select dates:

Canyoneers guided nature walks: These free walks are part of a countywide program by the San Diego Natural History Museum through June 26, 2016. A map and schedule of walks can be found online at sdnhm.org.

Cinema Under the Stars: Films presented at an outdoor viewing space on various nights of the week. Upcoming films:

  • “The Philadelphia Story” on Friday, June 3
  • “Sixteen Candles” on Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5
  • “Rebecca” on Thursday, June 9 and Friday, June 10
  • “How To Steal A Million” on Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12
  • “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” on Thursday, June 16 – Sunday, June 19

Films start at 8 p.m. $15. 4040 Goldfinch St., Mission Hills. For more info, visit topspresents.com or call 619-295-4221.

Mondays: 

Singing Storytime: 1:30 p.m., learn what’s going on inside your baby’s mind, strengthen your bond and sing songs together at Mission Hills Library, 925 Washington St., Mission Hills, free. Library92103.org.

North Park Toastmasters meeting: 6:30 – 8 p.m., weekly meeting at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 3725 30th St., North Park. 8469. toastmastersclubs.org.

Open Mic Night: 7:30 p.m., the mic is open to you at Lestat’s Coffee House, 3343 Adams Ave., Normal Heights, free. Lestats.com.

Unsung Genius: 6:30 p.m., bi-weekly trivia hosted by Rafael Gaitan starting at 7 p.m.; $2 to play; cash, bar tab and other prizes. Karaoke to follow at 9 p.m. on the big stage at The Merrow, 1271 University Ave., Hillcrest. Themerrow.com.  

Tuesdays:

Curbside Bites: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., gathering of gourmet food trucks at 3030 Grape St., South Park. Curbsidebites.com.

Tasty Truck Tuesdays: 6 – 9 p.m., Smitty’s Service Station hosts several food trucks under their well-lit shade structure, 3442 Adams Ave., Normal Heights. Sdfoodtrucks.com.

Uptown Democratic Club: 6:30 p.m., Joyce Beers Community Center hosts these meetings on the fourth Tuesday of every month. New members wanted. 1220 Vermont Ave., Hillcrest. Uptowndemocrats.org.

Open Mic Charlie’s: 7 – 9:30 p.m. (except the third Tuesday), open mic night at Rebecca’s Coffee House, 3015 Juniper St., South Park, free. Rebeccascoffeehouse.com.

North Park Brewer’s Club: 8:30 p.m., monthly meeting of the club every second Tuesday of the month on the back patio at Thorn Street Brewery, 3176 Thorn St., North Park. Thornstreetbrew.com.

Wednesdays: 

Wednesday Night Experience: 7 – 8 p.m., uplifting and spiritually inspiring experiences for all, weekly at Universal Spirit Center, 3858 Front St., Hillcrest, love offering requested. Universalspiritcenter.org

Storytelling: 7 – 8:45 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month featuring members of Storytellers of San Diego at Rebecca’s Coffee House, 3015 Juniper St., South Park, Suggested $5 donation. Ages 12 and up. Storytellersofsandiego.org.

Thursdays: 

Uptown Sunrise Rotary Club meetings: 7 a.m., weekly meeting at Panera Bread, 1270 Cleveland Ave., Hillcrest. Sdurotary.org.

Gentle yoga for seniors: 2:30 – 4 p.m., presented by The Center and Silver Age Yoga Community Outreach (SAYCO) at The San Diego LGBT Center, 3909 Centre St., Hillcrest, free. Thecentersd.org.

North Park Thursday Market: 3 – 7 p.m., at 3000 North Park Way, between 30th Street and Granada Avenue, North Park free. Northparkfarmersmarket.com.

Kornflower’s Open Mic: Signups at 6:30 p.m., open mic (no poetry or comedy) 7 – 10 p.m. Family-friendly event at Rebecca’s Coffee House, 3015 Juniper St., South Park, free. Rebeccascoffeehouse.com.

Liberty Toastmasters Club: 7 p.m., at Saint Paul’s Community Care Center, 328 Maple St., Bankers Hill. Libertytoastmasters.org.

Courage to Change – Al-Anon meetings: 7:15 – 8:15 p.m., a weekly meeting for friends and relatives of alcoholics at Christ United Presbyterian Church (in the chapel), 3025 Fir St., South Park.

2016 San Diego Film Series: 7:30 p.m., every third Thursday view a film representative of Italian cinema at the Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado, Balboa Park. Sandiegoitalianfilmfestival.com.

Kirtan Musical Meditation: 8:30 p.m., chant and sing ancient and contemporary mantras celebrating love and life at Pilgrimage of the Heart Yoga, 3301 Adams Ave., Normal Heights, free – donations welcome. Pilgrimageyoga.com.

Fridays:

Memory Café: 10 – 11 a.m., second and fourth Fridays. Gathering place for those with memory loss, caretakers and those worried about memory problems in the Common Room at First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego, 4190 Front St., Hillcrest. At-will donation. Memoryguides.org and Firstuusandiego.org.

Preschool Storytime: 10:30 a.m., at Mission Hills Library, 925 Washington St., Mission Hills, free. Library92103.org.

Square Dancing Classes: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., every Friday. No previous dance experience needed. Recital Hall, 2130 Pan American Plaza. $50 for 13 classes. 858-277-7499 or circulators.sdsda.org.

Saturdays 

Old Town Saturday Market: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., on Harney Street and San Diego Avenue, Old Town, free. Also held on Sundays. Oldtownsaturdaymarket.com.

Golden Hill Farmers Market: 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., on B Street between 27th and 28th streets, Golden Hill, free. Sdmarketmanager.com.

Tai Chi Qigong: 10 a.m., all skill levels welcome in Balboa Park, Upas Street and Sixth Avenue, free. Call Chris at 619-504-1557.

Children’s Craft Time: 10:30 a.m., at Mission Hills Library, 925 Washington St., Mission Hills, free. Library92103.org.

Comedy Heights: 8 – 10 p.m., local comedians take the stage next to Twiggs Coffeehouse at 4590 Park Blvd., University Heights, free. Comedyheights.com.

Sundays

Free Pancake Breakfast: 8:30 – 9:45 a.m., every second Sunday this neighborhood breakfast precedes worship service and Sunday school at Normal Heights United Methodist Church, 4650 Mansfield St., Normal Heights. Email nancy@nhunited.org.

ASD Mornings: 9 a.m. – noon, every second Sunday members of the autism spectrum community are given a chance to explore the museum in a quiet, less-crowded environment at the San Diego Natural History Museum, 1788 El Prado, Balboa Park. bit.ly/1TjvYkQ

Hillcrest Farmers Market: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., under the Hillcrest Pride Flag, Harvey Milk and Normal streets, free. Hillcrestfarmersmarket.com.

Karaoke: 8 p.m., your chance to shine on the big stage at The Merrow, 1271 University Ave., Hillcrest. Themerrow.com.  

To view local community organization meeting information online, visit: sduptownnews.com/community-organization-meetings

—Email calendar items to ken@sdcnn.com.

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