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San Diego’s top weekend events: June 17-20

San Diego Museum of Art patrons at Art Alive 2019.
(Bauman Photographers)

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

Eleanor Kerrigan

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.

The Verigolds

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

TJ Miller
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T.J. Miller

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

Infrastructure for the 2021 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines goes up on the No. 10 fairway on the North Course.
(Kirk Kenney / San Diego Union-Tribune)

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

A photo of Steve Poltz by  Laura Partain
Steve Poltz
(Laura Partain)

Sundown Sessions

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.

JuneBOOM

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

Courtesy of The Loma Club.

Glow Ball

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, musicboxsd.com

Friday, June 18 through Sunday, June 20

A floral exhibition from Art Alive 2019
(Bauman Photographers)

Art Alive

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.

Grantham Coleman in The Old Globe's 2017 production of "Hamlet."
Grantham Coleman in The Old Globe’s 2017 production of “Hamlet.” He reprises the role in an audio adaptation of the play.
(Jim Cox)

“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, musicboxsd.com

Saturday, June 19 and Sunday, June 20

Solea Pfeiffer will perform cabaret shows June 19-20 at The Old Globe
Solea Pfeiffer, who starred in the Old Globe’s 2019 musical “Almost Famous,” returns to open the theater’s 2021-2022 season with cabaret shows on June 19-20.
(Courtesy of The Old Globe)

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

More than 4,000 rugby fans cheered on as the San Diego Legionsecured a spot in the playoffs at USD's Torero Stadium.
More than 4,000 rugby fans cheered on as the San Diego Legion beat the NOLA Gold and secured a spot in the playoffs at USD’s Torero Stadium on Sunday, June 2, 2019.
(Rick Nocon/ )

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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