Best San Diego Weekend Events: June 10-13
From in-person musicals to fried foods, here are the top events happening in San Diego this weekend.
Thursday June 10
“Become Dr Ruth”
Tovah Feldshuh (aka Rebecca Bunch’s mother in “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) stars in this one-woman show which tells the story of Ruth K. Westheimer – Dr. Ruth – the sex educator who also lost her family in the ‘Holocaust, worked as a sniper and eventually achieved international celebrity status. This is a streaming production from North Coast Rep which runs now through July 4. Tickets are $ 35 at $ 54, details on northcoastrep.org.
From Thursday June 10 to Saturday June 12
Nimesh Patel at American Comedy Co.
Nimesh Patel – known for his work on Saturday Night Live and Comedy Center – performs a three night set. Thursday’s show starts at 8 p.m. There will be two shows on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. American Comedy Company, $ 20, americancomedyco.com/pages/calendar
Friday 11 June
Home Grown Fun presented by San Diego County Fair
So this is not the giant county fair that we are used to, but a smaller event focused on agriculture will be presented from June 11 to July 4. While there aren’t any concerts, carnival games, or arts and crafts shows, you can still buy fried foods, visit vendors, and even learn how to milk a cow. The fair runs from 11 am to 9 pm Wednesday to Sunday at Del Mar Exhibition Center. Tickets cost $ 10 and are free for children under 5, find details at sdfair.com.
“Beehive: the musical of the 60s”
New Village Arts features this jukebox musical that features vocals of beloved 1960s women, including songs like “Be My Baby,” “Son of a Preacher Man,” and Me and Bobby McGee. The show will take place at Flower Fields from June 11 to July 25, show times vary. Tickets cost $ 52 and $ 55 with discounts for students, military, and seniors. Find details on newvillagearts.org.
Mainly Mozart’s All-Star Orchestra Festival
Mainly Mozart launches its 33rd annual festival with in-person and socially distant concerts with allocated seats in an open-air hall. Throughout the month of June, there will be five concerts featuring members of prestigious orchestras presenting well-known works by Mozart, Beethoven and Haydn among others. The concerts will take place on June 11, 12, 16, 18 and 19 at 8 p.m. and will be held at the Del Mar Surf Sports Park. Tickets range from $ 49 to $ 500 and can be purchased at mainlymozart.org.
Friday 11 Live Band Showcase
The Queen Bee Arts and Culture Center in North Park hosts a showcase of local groups featuring Foxtide, Verum, Chorduroy and Alternative Citizens. Doors at 7 p.m. Queen Bee’s, $ 10, queenbeessd.com
From Friday June 11 to Sunday June 13
San Diego Dance Theater features young choreographers + guests
The month-long Dance is in the Air festival ends with the famous presentation of the young choreographers of the San Diego Dance Theater. The finalists will compete for the prizes awarded by a jury and the public vote. Performances take place at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Liberty ARTS DISTRICT station. Tickets cost $ 25 and $ 30, find them at sdartstix.com/dance/dance-is-in-the-air.
San Diego Arab Film Festival
Watch films from North Africa, the Middle East and other Arab communities at this hybrid festival that will feature in-person screenings at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park, as well as an online offering of short films. Tickets are $ 15 to $ 60, find the schedule and details at sandiegoaff.org.
“Traveling in black”
This virtual reality film takes the viewer on a journey to discover what it was like for black Americans during segregation, and shows why there was a need to create safe spaces in communities along the way. The film will be screened at the Dorothea Laub Music & Dance Center in Liberty Station for one weekend only as part of Wonderspaces. Tickets are $ 10 to $ 12 and show times vary, find details at sandiego.wonderspaces.com/tickets
Cinema under the stars
Enjoy an outdoor movie, projected on a 20-foot screen with surround sound, at the Cinema Under The Stars in Mission Hills. This weekend’s movie – airing Friday through Sunday – is the 1952 musical “Singing in the Rain”. No outdoor food or drink is allowed, but concessions are available for $ 2 each. Note that only cash or checks will be accepted at the door, no credit card. Cinema Under the Stars, $ 17 to $ 20; topspresents.com
“Drag me to brunch”
Duck Dive and Rich’s San Diego join forces to present “Drag Me to Brunch,” a drag-brunch show where guests can enjoy Absolute and Red Bull drink specials, as well as two-for-one punch bowls and free mimosas. background. Fitness Donuts SD will be on hand to offer healthy and decadent donut options. Doors open at 11 a.m., show from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. eventbrite.com/e/drag-me-to-the-beach-tickets-156588302829?fbclid=IwAR31qi1LprinN2G5dyhZIm_NoOyfyu8Vc2xZuXwy1usglgdcV1aU4y88BPA.
The blank table
The first installment in the 2021 Blank Table Dinner series, this bimonthly dining event focused on relationships and conversation with the community returns with a seasonal four-course menu created by San Diego-based chef Frederick Keller. Customers do not know the location or the menu until the same day. Dinner is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. tickets cost $ 149 per person and are available at eventbrite.com/e/the-blank-table-2021-kick-off-tickets-154599765059.
saturday 12 june
Florida Georgia Line with special guests Nelly and Chase Rice
The country music duo present a unique concert, recorded live and specifically for this international drive-in / outdoor concert series. The event is hosted by Encore Drive-In Nights, and in San Diego, it will screen at 11:30 p.m. at the South Bay Drive In Theater. Tickets cost $ 74 per car, find tickets and details here.
“Walk the block”
Stop by Barrio Logan to support small businesses during this weekly community initiative, which showcases local art, food and shopping. From noon to 6 p.m. on Saturdays, businesses and restaurants are moving their activities outside to bring the community together while adhering to COVID-19 health and safety guidelines. On Logan Avenue, between Chicano Park and 26th Street, free, walktheblocksd.com
Sunday 13 June
The Knotty Barrel, a mainstay of East Village, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with Knotty’s Circus. Expect a petting zoo, live music, games, a palm player, face painting, and more. Participation is free and the event runs from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. knottybarrel.com.