17 Things to Do This Weekend

6.10-8.7: American Rhythm
Lamb's Players Theatre
1142 Orange Ave., Coronado
619.437.6000, lambsplayers.org

Wear red, white and blue to blend with the troupe of actors, singers and dancers drumming up 100 years of music in America on-stage.

 

6.11: Margarita Month Grand Tasting Event @ Horton Grand Hotel, Gaslamp, margaritamonth.com

Enjoy two dozen mini margaritas (included with ticket) crafted by the city's top bartenders at the second annual Margarita Month Grand Tasting Event, featuring mariachis and DJs mixing Latin beats accompanied by a live guitar - plus a taco bar, Mexican munchies, whiskey tastings y mucho mas!

 

6.11: Fido Fest @ Town Center Community Park East, Santee, cityofsanteeca.gov

Bring a pooch to (or arrive solo and adopt one at) Santee's first-ever Fido Fest for discounted vaccinations, obedience demonstrations and more.

 

6.11: Blacklight Slide @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, blacklightslide.com

Grab an inner tube and head to South Bay for this nighttime Slip 'N Slide-esque experience featuring black-light-lit neon waters and DJ beats.

 

In this final exhibit before Helmuth's temporary closure, artist Jeff Eisenberg bedecks the gallery with paintings that decrypt its history and allude to its future.

6/11: "Ciphers and Signals of the Chattering Ether... Revealed," by Jeff Eisenberg
Helmuth Projects
1827 Fifth Ave., Downtown
helmuth-projects.com

6.11: Jim Jefferies @ Pala Casino, palacasino.com

"So, Sesame Street is on HBO now. I guess only rich kids should be allowed to learn how to count." - Jim Jefferies on Twitter

 

6/11: Morgan Page @ OMNIA San Diego, omnianightclub.com

Grammy-nominated progressive house DJ out of Vermont.

 

6/11: Jennifer Nettles @ KSON's CountryFest, kson.com

While on hiatus from the mega successful country duo Sugarland, Nettles tours to promote her new album, Playing with Fire, which dropped May 13.

 

6/11: Too $Hort @ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com and FLUXX, fluxxsd.com

2Pac, Jay Z, Lady Gaga, Wiz Khalifa, 50 Cent and Dr. Dre are among the big names with whom this Bay Area-bred rapper has collaborated.

 

6.11-12: San Diego Festival of Arts @ Waterfront Park, Downtown, sdfestivalofthearts.org

The event formerly known as La Jolla Festival of the Arts gets a new name and location in 2016, this year showcasing nearly 200 artists, live bands and more at Downtown's Waterfront Park.

6.11-12: Justin Willman @ American Comedy Co., americancomedyco.com

"I think that magic is like breast implants, okay. We all know they're fake, but, when done well, can give you a feeling of true wonder." - Justin Willman on Conan

 

"Organ Music," by Aaron Jasinski

Twenty of Aaron Jasinski's latest surreal, technicolored, acrylic paintings underscore the acts of creating and listening to music.

6.11-7.2: "Hearsee," by Aaron Jasinski"
Distinction Gallery
317 E Grand Ave., Escondido
760.707.2770, distinctionart.com

 

A trio of artists present updated renderings of pop culture images and retrospective glimpses of Americana and urban America.

6.11-7.3: "Stratum," by Regan Russell, Chris Bentley and Leegan 
Thumbprint Gallery
920 Kline St., La Jolla
858.354.6294, thumbprintgallerysd.com

 

This collection of present-day photographs offers a glimpse of how female subjects from yesteryear subscribed to the notion that a woman's place is in the home.

6.11-8.13: "Sheila With Red Hair," by Marjorie Salvaterra 
JDC Fine Art
2400 Kettner Blvd., Ste. 208, Little Italy
619.985.2322, jdcfineart.com

 

A local painter pokes fun at the superheroes and cartoons he once pored over in comic books.

6.11-8.21 "Super Freaks," by Larry Caveney
Sparks Gallery
530 Sixth Ave., Downtown
619.696.1416, sparksgallery.com

 

6.12: The Other Mozart
Balboa Theatre
868 Fourth Ave., Downtown
619.570.1100, sandiegotheatres.org

This one-woman show follows Maria Anna Walburga Ignatia Mozart (aka Nannerl), who performed with but was overshadowed and kicked to the curb by her prodigious brother, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

 

6/12: Espinoza Paz @ San Diego County Fair, sdfair.com

Singer and guitarist Isidro Chávez Espinoza, aka Espinoza Paz, performs en español.

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