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San Diego: This Weekend (June 1-4)

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.

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

Artist as Prodcuer: An Artist Talk by Huai Li. (Courtesy photo)

 

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

Mark Knight. (Courtesy photo)

 

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

Jay Hardway. (Courtesy photo)

 

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

Dana Carvey. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images for SLS Las Vegas)

 

6.2: Terravita

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

Terravita. (Courtesy photo)

 

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

Justin Martindale. (Courtesy photo)

 

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

Brad Garrett. (Rich Polk/Getty Images for Waterkeeper Alliance)

 

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

San Diego County Fair. (Courtesy photo)

 

6.2-25: “PROUD”

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

Proud. (Courtesy photo)

 

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

Francesca Lombardo. (Courtesy photo)

 

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.

Artist Monty Montgomery painting live at the Art Around Adams festivities in 2014. (Courtesy Photo)

 

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

Pink Boots Society. (Courtesy photo)

 

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

Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego marathon and half marathon. (Nelvin C. Cepeda, Union-Tribune)

 

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

Lady Antebellum. (Courtesy photo)

 

Padres home games

6.2-4: vs. Colorado Rockies

San Diego Padres. (Chadd Cady/Union-Tribune)

 

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