It’s going down this weekend with New Kids on the Block and Paula Abdul in town, plus the start of the San Diego County Fair and Art Around Adams.
6.1: “Artist as Producer: An Artist Talk by Huai Li”
UC San Diego visual art lecturer Huai Li will discuss and demonstrate the sweeping lines and artistry of Chinese calligraphy from 6:30 to 8 p.m., presenting Chinese ink and acrylic on paper, acrylic on canvas and 24-karat gold-leaf-covered Birchwood “religious icon” panels that use 13th-century techniques.
Sparks Gallery 530 Sixth Ave., Gaslamp 619.696.1416, sparksgallery.com
6.1: Mark Knight
Knight, the founder of U.K. label Toolroom Records, released his 14-song full-length “A Year In The Life” in 2016 on his own imprint. The Grammy-nominated British DJ/producer’s latest single, “Live Stream,” is a collaboration with Green Velvet & René Amesz, was released in April.
Bang Bang, downtown, bangbangsd.com
6.2: Jay Hardway
The 26-year-old Dutch DJ born Jobke Heiblom broke through when he collaborated with fellow countryman Martin Garrix on the 2013 single “Wizard.” The two joined forces again last year on the single “Spotless.” Hardway’s latest, “Scio,” was released in March.
OMNIA, downtown, omnianightclub.com
6.2 Dana Carvey
“I stopped doing standup on New Year’s Eve years ago. It’s hard to be funny while dodging projectile vomit.” — Dana Carvey on Twitter
Humphrey’s by the Bay, Point Loma, humphreysconcerts.com
L.A. DJ duo Jon Spero and Chris Barlow recently hooked up with fellow Angeleno spinner BARE on the EP “War Party.” Released in April on Israeli DJ Borgore’s Buygore imprint, the 4-track collaboration also features singer Timo Dee.
Bassmnt, downtown, bassmntsd.com
6.2-3 Justin Martindale
“‘Thoughts and Prayers’ is my new healthcare plan.” — Justin Martindale on Twitter
The Comedy Store, La Jolla, lajolla.comedystore.com
6.2-3 Brad Garrett
“I’ll tell you how over my career is: People think I’m Kramer. Mostly the Mexicans, but they’re people.” — Brad Garrett on Gotham Comedy Live
American Comedy Co., downtown, americancomedyco.com
6.2-7.4: San Diego County Fair
Learn to saddle up like a pro, then go panning for gold at the county’s signature summertime event, now themed as the Wild, Wild West. Yee-haw!
Del Mar Fairgrounds: 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. sdfair.com
Leading into the San Diego Pride events next month, LGBTQ artists present their contemporary works to celebrate diversity and pride.
The Studio Door 3750 30th St., North Park 619.255.4920, thestudiodoor.com
6.3: Francesca Lombardo
Originally performing under the alias Jackie Misfit, the DJ/producer and classically trained founder of the Echolette and Echoe labels released the remixes to her 2016 single, “Remembrance,” in March.
Bang Bang, downtown, bangbangsd.com
6.3: Art Around Adams
Explore two miles of music, merchants and art on a leisurely stroll through the vibrant neighborhoods of Normal Heights and Kensington.
Adams Avenue, Normal Heights. artaroundadams.org.
6.3 Pink Boots Society Beer Festival
On Saturday, lngram Plaza in Liberty Station will play host to more than 30 breweries pouring unlimited two-ounce pours. Proceeds from the event, which runs from noon to 4 p.m., will benefit the PBS Scholarship Program.
Ingram Plaza in Liberty Station, Point Loma, 10thanniversary.pinkbootssociety.org
6.3-4: Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon
Celebrating 20 years of running and rock music, the city’s most popular marathon now ends in Waterfront Park, where racers can knock back a finish-line beer and attend a post-race concert.
6th & Quince, Balboa Park. runrocknroll.com/san-diego
6.4: Lady Antebellum
After collaborating with EDM producer Audien on the 2015 single “Something Better,” the multiple Grammy-winning country trio return with their seventh full-length, “Heart Break,” this month.
Mattress Firm Amphitheater, Chula Vista, live nation.com
Padres home games
6.2-4: vs. Colorado Rockies