San Diego’s top weekend events: June 17-20
Juneteenth celebrations, live theater and lots of flowers is what you’ll find happening in San Diego from June 17 to 20, 2021.
Thursday, June 17
Actress and comedian Eleanor Kerrigan (“Women of Wrestling,” “Entourage”) brings laughs to Pacific Beach’s Mavericks Beach Club at this weekly comedy show. Tickets are $20 and include a free drink; 8 p.m. nightout.com/events/comedy-night-at-mavericks-with-brian-simpson/tickets.
Ocean Beach’s famed The Holding Company hosts a concert by San Diego’s The Verigolds with Jesus Gonzalez and Future Sexual opening. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 day of; doors open at 6 p.m. us.patronbase.com/_TheHoldingCompany/Productions.
The Charlie Arbelaez and Matt Hall Quintet
Charlie Arbelaez (on sax) and Matt Hall (on trombone) present a concert at North Park’s multi-purpose space, The Queen Bee’s Art and Cultural Center. Special guests include Mahesh Balasooriya on piano, Will Lyle on bass. and Clayton Cameron on drums. Tickets are $15 to $25; 8 p.m. eventbrite.com/o/queen-bees-art-amp-cultural-center-8322118883
Actor and comedian T.J. Miller (“Silicon Valley,” “Deadpool”) performs nightly through Sunday at the Gaslamp’s famed American Comedy Co. Tickets are $30; 8 p.m. americancomedyco.com
U.S. Open begins
Get ready for some golf! For the 121st edition, the United States Open Championship will be held at Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla. A total of 156 players will compete, including last year’s champion Bryson DeChambeau and tour stars Phil Mickelson and Brooks Koepka. Admission was limited this year as the event will be operating at reduced capacity due to COVID-19, but some third-party services are selling tickets. Those at home can watch the tournament on NBC and The Golf Channel (coverage will be split between these two platforms), with steaming options on Peacock and U.S. Open’s website or mobile app. Tee times and player information is available online. Torrey Pines Golf Course, usopen.com
Friday, June 18
These intimate concerts are held at the Tower Beach Club in Mission Beach and offer sunset views as musicians perform. This week features singer/songwriter (and former San Diegan) Steve Poltz along with special guest, Lisa Sanders. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the concert begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $45, the event is 21+ but minors are admitted with a parent or guardian. Find details and buy tickets at sundownsessionslive.com.
“Hamlet: On the Radio” Part 1
Earlier this year, the Old Globe revived its 2017 version of “Hamlet” for an audio-only production. The radio version features most of the original cast, and will be replayed in two parts. Part 1 will air at 7 p.m. on KPBS Radio, as well as on the station’s website and app. You can find more details here.
Mavericks Beach Club is partnering with Juneshine and Teremana Tequila to host this event celebrating the launch of Juneshine’s new Paloma cocktail. Expect dancing, drink specials and a silent auction, with proceeds benefitting Puppies & Golf Charity. Tickets are $10; nightout.com/events/juneboom-party-with-juneshine-x-teremana/tickets
Liberty Station’s The Loma Club golf course presents the Glow Ball with Garage Brewing Co. Enjoy a welcome beer and tastings as you play nine holes on the lit-up course at night. Tickets are $40 per person; check-in starts at 8 p.m. thelomaclub.com/event/glow-ball-with-garage-brewing
The Volclays at Music Box
The Volclays, a San Diego-based psychedelic surf rock band, performs at Music Box during the Little Italy venue’s reopening weekend. Soft Palms and Spindraft will open the 21-and-up show, which starts at 8 p.m. Music Box, $8,
Friday, June 18 through Sunday, June 20
San Diego’s favorite arts and flowers event is back for its 40th anniversary edition. The San Diego Museum of Art brings in over 100 florists to interpret art from its collection that will be on view — in person — for the weekend. The fundraising event kicks off with Color Feast, an intimate, outdoor dining experience and features a variety of floral-themed activities at the Open Air Floral Affair. Art Alive 2021 is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets range from $25 to $40 for general admission. Youth ages 7 to 17 are $5 and kids age 6 and younger are free. Find tickets and additional details at sdmart.org/ArtAlive2021
Saturday, June 19
The Cooper Family Foundation Juneteenth Art & Culture Celebration
San Diego’s long-running Juneteenth celebration is back in person for 2021. The event features music, dance performances, educational programs, vendors and much more. The free event is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Memorial Park, 2975 Ocean View Blvd. in Logan Heights. Find details at cfjuneteenth.com.
Juneteenth 2021 in Balboa Park
Artists 4 Black Lives SD and Black in PUSD present a day of art, activism and allyship. This Juneteenth celebration is a space for local artists to raise their voices against racism and prejudice. It begins at 1 p.m. at Pepper Grove Park in Balboa Park. Find details at instagram.com/artists4blacklivessd.
“Hamlet: On the Radio” Part 2
Earlier this year, the Old Globe revived its 2017 version of “Hamlet” for an audio-only production. The radio version features most of the original cast, and will be replayed in two parts. Part 2 will air at 7 p.m. on KPBS Radio, as well as on the station’s website and app. You can find more details here.
Parq Restaurant & Nightclub reopens
Celebrates the Gaslamp nightclub’s grand re-opening with headliner DJ Dynamiq. Doors open at 10 p.m. Early entry will be granted to VIP customers, who will enjoy an exclusive cocktail hour at 9 p.m. with complimentary cocktails from Tito’s Vodka and Don Julio Tequila. VIP tickets are $54. Dress code will be enforced and bags will be searched; check website for guidelines. Parq Restaurant and Nightclub, seetickets.us/event/Parq-Grand-Reopening-Hosted-Titos-and-Don-Julio-Bar/430203
Juneteenth Wellness Festival
This inaugural event spotlights local Black-owned businesses. Guests will enjoy food, fashion and fitness vendors/classes and live music. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Lane Field (in front of the InterContinental); tickets start at $22. eventbrite.com/e/juneteenth-wellness-festival-tickets-156761873985
San Diego Made “Summer in Bloom” market
San Diego Made presents the “Summer in Bloom” market at the Forum Carlsbad, a week-long event featuring dozens of curated makers and entrepreneurs showcasing their items for sale each day. On June 19, enjoy a fashion show with free grab bags for the first 200 guests, DJ and prizes. Market runs through June 27. Admission is free; sandiegomade.org/forum
Sounding Boards x Nomad Donuts Outdoor Gallery Opening
Sounding Boards — a mural project founded after the Black Lives Matter protests — unveils its newest public art project “Use Your Voice” at Nomad Donuts in North Park from noon to 2 p.m. The outdoor gallery features work from rotating group of artists, starting off with Josue Baltezar, Kenda Francis, Mary Jhun and Jon Pucci. Guests can learn more about the project, watch artists put the finishing touches on their work, enjoy donuts and listen to music from DJ Wet Carrot and DJ Alx Crtz. Nomad Donuts, free, eventbrite.com/e/sounding-boards-x-nomad-outdoor-gallery-opening-tickets-158002013275
Shane Hall at Music Box
Oceanside musician Shane Hall performs at Music Box during the Little Italy venue’s reopening weekend. Creature in the Woods and Francis Blume will open the 21-and-up show, which starts at 8 p.m. Music Box, $20,
Saturday, June 19 and Sunday, June 20
The Old Globe Cabaret Series
The Old Globe returns to live performances with an outdoor cabaret series that kicks off this weekend. The first show features Solea Pfeiffer, a stage actress who played Penny Lane in the Globe’s “Almost Famous” as well as Eliza Hamilton in the touring production of “Hamilton.” She will perform a mix of showtunes and pop songs starting at 8 p.m. at the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre Stage. Tickets range from $29 to $65; find details and purchase at theoldglobe.org
Sunday, June 20
San Diego Legion game
San Diego’s professional rugby league is back on the field with in-person games at Torero Stadium on the University of San Diego campus. 3 p.m.; tickets start at $10. sdlegion.com
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