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Broadway/San Diego shakes out the Elvis tuner All Shook Up, June 26–July 1, and the born-here Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, July 17-22. Shows are Tues. & Thur. at 7:30, Wed. at 7, Fri. at 8, Sat. at 2 & 8, Sun. at 1 & 6 (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at 1 & 6:30). Civic Theatre, Third Ave. & B St., downtown, 619-570-1100; broadwaysd.com.
Cirque du Soleil director Franco Dragone reinvents Carmen with flamenco music and dance, at La Jolla Playhouse thru July 22. Theatre de la Jeune Lune’s The Deception, directed by Dominique Serrand, plays July 17–Aug. 19. The haunting After the Quake depicts the aftermath of the Kobe, Japan, earthquake, July 24–Aug. 26. Shows are Tues. & Wed. at 7:30, Thur. & Fri. at 8, Sat. at 2 & 8, Sun. at 2 & 7. UCSD campus, 2910 La Jolla Village Dr., La Jolla, 858-550-1010; lajollaplayhouse.org.
At Lamb’s Players Theatre: The colorful Biblical tale of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat unfolds thru July 15: Tues.-Thur. at 7:30, Fri. at 8, Sat. at 4 & 8, Sun. at 2. 1142 Orange Ave., Coronado, 619-437-0600; lambsplayers.org.
At North Coast Repertory Theatre, Rashomon, a dramatization of ancient Japanese fables, runs July 11–Aug. 12: Wed. at 7, Thur.-Fri. at 8, Sat. at 8 (select dates at 2 also), Sun. at 2 & 7. 7987 Lomas Santa Fe Dr., Ste. D, Solana Beach, 858-481-1055; northcoastrep.org.
At the Old Globe Theatre, Robert Longbottom directs Noel Coward’s Hay Fever, a romantic comedy about a weekend getaway gone awry, July 14–Aug. 19. The 2007 Shakespeare Festival continues with The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Measure for Measure and Hamlet, thru Sept. 30 at the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Main stage: Tues. & Wed. at 7, Thur. & Fri. at 8, Sat. at 2 & 8, Sun. at 2 & 7. Davies: Tues.-Sun. at 8. The Globe expands to the Spreckels Theater (121 Broadway, downtown) for the puppet-peppered Avenue Q (click here to preview!), June 30–Aug. 5: Thur. & Fri. at 8, Sat. at 5 & 9, Sun. at 2. 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619-234-5623; theoldglobe.org.
I Left My Heart: A Salute to the Music of Tony Bennett unrolls the favorites at Welk Resort Theatre thru July 8. Stepping into a different genre, rock ’n’ roll musical The Buddy Holly Story plays July 12–Sept. 2. Shows are Tues., Thur. & Sat. at 1:45 & 8, Wed. & Sun. at 1:45, plus Fri., July 13, at 8. Fri. at 8 thru July 6, Gina Deluca and Eric Krunze perform Broadway show tunes. 8860 Lawrence Welk Dr., Escondido, 760-749-3448; welktheatre.com.
The Coronado Public Library stages A Conversation with Edith Head, a tribute to the famous Hollywood icon, July 13 at 7 & July 14 at 3. 640 Orange Ave., Coronado, 619-522-7395; coronado.lib.ca.us/.
At Cygnet Theatre: Tom Stoppard’s time-traveling Arcadia is directed by Sean Murray thru July 29: Thur.-Sat. at 8, Sun. at 2 & 7. 6663 El Cajon Blvd., Ste. N, 619-337-1525; cygnettheatre.com.
At Diversionary Theatre, The Break-Up Notebook: The Lesbian Musical offers smart acting and touching lyrics, July 12–Aug. 12: Thur. at 7:30, Fri. & Sat. at 8, Sun. at 2 &7. 4545 Park Blvd., University Heights, 619-220-0097; diversionary.org.
Triple Espresso, San Diego’s all-time longest-running show, brews a potful of laughs with the caffeinated humor of Hugh, Buzz and Bobby. Wed. & Thur. at 7:30, Fri. at 8, Sat. at 5 & 8, Sun. at 3. Horton Grand Theatre, 444 Fourth Ave., Gaslamp Quarter, 619-234-9583; tripleespresso.com.
Ion Theatre scores with David Ives’ skit-filled All in the Timing, Thur.-Sat. at 8. Sixth Avenue Bistro, B St. at Sixth Ave., downtown, 619-374-6894; allinthetiming.com.
Moonlight Stage Productions’ season-opener, Annie Get Your Gun, shoots ’em up on the outdoor stage thru July 8. The British musical Me and My Girl runs July 18-29. Shows are Wed.-Sun. at 8. Moonlight Amphitheatre in Brengle Terrace Park, 1200 Vale Terrace Dr., Vista, 760-724-2110; moonlightstage.com.
Just in time for racing season, Moxie Theatre premieres Devil Dog Six, about a young female jockey, thru June 30: Wed.-Sat. at 8, Sun. at 2. Lyceum Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza, downtown, 619-544-1000; moxietheatre.com.
Mystery Café Dinner Theatre presents Win, Place or Die: My Jockeys Are Killing Me!, an interactive dinner-theater production, Fri. & Sat. at 8 at Imperial House Restaurant. 505 Kalmia St., 619-544-1600; mysterycafe.net.
New Village Arts Theatre christens its new theater space with a production of Sam Shepard’s True West, thru July 8: Thur.-Sat. at 8, Sun. at 2 & 7. 2787-B State Street, Carlsbad, 760-433- 3245; newvillagearts.org.
The San Diego Asian American Repertory Theatre presents Velina Hasu Houston’s The House of Chaos, a contemporary Medea myth dealing with racial segregation, July 13-29: Wed.- Sat. at 8, Sun. at 2. SDSU Experimental Theatre, 5500 Campanile Dr., 619-659-0187; asianamericanrep.org.
Menopause: The Musical, a hilarious celebration of women and “the change” presented by TOC Productions, kicks up its hormone-soaked heels thru Aug. 26: Wed. at 2, Thur. at 2 & 7:30, Fri. at 7:30, Sat. at 3 & 7:30, Sun. at 3. Lyceum Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza, downtown, 619-544-1000; sandiegorep.com.
ET CETERADog Days of Summer
Calling all canines! The fifth annual Wags for Wishes extravaganza bounds into town July 6-8, from 9 to 5 at the Del Mar Horse Park. The massive dog show features more than 1,500 dogs competing in 13 contests such as agility and obedience. Don’t miss the pet adoption area, Vendor Village and the new dock-jumping competition. Admission is $5; children 12 and under are admitted free. Proceeds benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which grants wishes to kids with life-threatening medical conditions. 14550 El Camino Real, 858-707-9470, ext. 106; wagsforwishes.com.
—— LUCY CHEN
At Anthology in Little Italy: Tierney Sutton, June 26 & 27 at 7; Anthology House Band, June 28 at 7; Janiva Magness, June 29 at 7:30 and 9:30; Jimmy Mulidore and Riche Cole, June 30 at 7:30 and 9:30; Peter Sprague Brazillian Band, July 1 at 7; The Steely Damned, July 3 at 7; Anthology House Band, July 5 at 7; Roberta Donnay, July 6 & 7 at 7:30 & 9:30; Royal Crown Revue, July 11 at 7; Anthology House Band, July 12 at 7; Larry Coryell, July 13 & 14 at 7:30 & 9:30; NovaMexico, July 15 at 7; Kenny Rankin, July 17-18 at 7; Ronnie Baker Brooks, July 19 at 7; No-Pais, July 22 at 7; Mose Alison, July 24 & 25 at 7; Roy Ayers, Wayne Henderson, Lonnie Liston Smith and Jean Carne, July 27 at 7:30 & 9:30; Jimmy Mulidore and Tom Scott, July 28 at 7:30 & 9:30; Chuchito Valdez, July 29 at 7; Sara Gazarek, July 31 at 7. 1337 India St., 619-595- 0300; anthologysd.com.
At the Belly Up Tavern: Itals, June 26; ’80s Heat, July 3; English Beat with Social Green and Skanic, July 5 & 6; Cash’d Out with Palominos, July 7; Dead Man’s Party with Clay Colton Band, July 21; Young Dubliners, July 28; Guru’s Jazzmatazz with Genius of Soul, July 30. Shows at 9 unless noted. 143 S. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach, 858-481-8140; bellyup.com.
At Canes Bar & Grill: Stranger, Sammy Dread and Roots Covenant, July 3; Band of Horses, July 6 at 8; Iron Maidens (all-female tribute to Iron Maiden) and Damage Inc. (Metallica tribute) July 7; Golden State, A Scribe Amidst the Lions, Fono and Republic of Letters, July 12 at 8; Stepping Feet (Dave Matthews Band Experience tribute) and 40 Ounces to Freedom (Sublime tribute), July 13; The Beatnuts, July 18 at 8; The Polyphonic Spree, July 20 at 8; Tainted Love (’80s tribute), July 21; Richard Cheese & The Lounge Against the Machine, July 27 at 8. Shows at 9 unless noted. 3105 Ocean Front Walk, Mission Beach, 858-488-1780; canesbarandgrill.com.
Rockin’ the Casbah: The National and The Broken West, June 25; U.S. Air Guitar Championships, June 30; The Cave Singers, Lightning Dust and Vanja James, July 1; Southern Lord 777 Tour, Earth and Weedeater, Wolves in the Throne Room, July 2; The Creepy Creeps, Tex & The Horseheads and The Viewmasters, July 5; This Charming Band (Smiths tribute), July 6; Hugh Cornwell with Robert Williams, July 8; Dr. Dog, Dela Spirit and The Teeth, July 9; Rocky Votolato and Langhorne Slim, July 10; Big Sandy and His Flyrite Boys, July 13; Transfer, Get Back Loretta, Vyb Gyor and Poor Bailey, July 14; No Use for a Name, The Flatliners and Whole Wheat Bread, July 15; Mangahista, Mighty Six-Ninety and the Hi-Lites, July 16; World Wide Spies, The Modlins and The Drowning Men, July 17; Adam Franklin and The Focus Group, July 18; Theo & the Skyscrapers, The Start and The Static Age, July 20; Billy Midnight’s CD Release Show, July 21; Dale Watson, July 25; The F---ing Champs, The Mass and Titan, July 27; Maximo Park and Monsters Are Waiting, July 28. Doors open at 8:30. 2501 Kettner Blvd., Little Italy, 619-232-4355; casbahmusic.com.
At Coors Amphitheatre: Brad Paisley with Taylor Swift, Jack Ingram and Kellie Pickler, June 29 at 7:30; Fall Out Boy, July 1 at 6; The Fray with Gomez, July 17 at 7; Sean Hannity Freedom Concert, July 26 at 7:30; Rush, July 30 at 7:30. 2050 Otay Valley Rd., Chula Vista, 619-671-3500; hob.com.
At 4th and B: Joan Armatrading, July 2 at 7; The Psychedelic Furs with ABC and The Fixx, July 14 at 8; Bjorn Again (ABBA tribute), July 26 at 7. 345 B St., downtown, 619-231-4343; 4thandb.com.
At House of Blues: Acoustic Alchemy with Strunz & Farah, June 28 at 8; Page McConnell, July 6 at 9; Berlin, July 7 at 9; Rocco deLuca & the Burden, July 8 at 7:30; Disco Biscuits, July 11 at 8; Rusted Root with Backdoor Slam, July 12 at 8; Stephen Stills, July 14 at 9; Hellyeah, July 16 at 8; Femi Kuti & the Positive Force, July 19 at 8:30; Neville Staple with The Untouchables and The Skeletones, July 20 at 8; The Bangles, July 28 at 9; Lee “Scratch” Perry, July 29 at 8. 1055 Fifth Ave., downtown, 619-299-BLUE; hob.com.
Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay presents Steve Winwood, June 27 at 8; Dana Carvey, July 6 at 8; Blues Traveler, July 8; Ani DiFranco, July 11; Bill Maher, July 12 at 8; Dennis DeYoung, July 13; Beach Boys with Russ T. Nailz, July 15; Cowboy Junkies and Joan Osborne, July 17 at 7; Boz Scaggs, July 18; The Stylistics, Chi-Lites, Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes, Delfonics and Three Degrees, July 19 at 7; Dickey Betts & Great Southern with Shooter Jennings, July 22; John Hiatt and Shawn Colvin, July 24 at 7; Lyle Lovett, July 25 at 7; Bob Weir & RatDog and Keller Williams, July 27 at 6; Hootie & the Blowfish, July 29; Tears for Fears, July 30 at 8; Larry Carlton & Robben Ford with Muriel Anderson, July 31. Shows at 7:30 unless noted. 2241 Shelter Island Dr., 629-220-8497; humphreysconcerts.com.
Pala Casino Spa & Resort presents Ralphie May, July 10; Willie Nelson, July 15. All shows open at 7:30. Palomar Starlight Theater, 11154 Hwy, 76, Pala, 619-220-TIXS; palacasino.com.
At SDSU’s Open Air Theatre: Willie Nelson, July 12 at 7; Dream Theater with Eternity and Redemption, July 24 at 7. 5500 Campanile Rd., 619-594-6947; ticketmaster.com.
At Soma: Mad Caddies and Cobra Skulls, July 8 at 7; Motion City Soundtrack, Sherwood, The Higher and The Forecast, July 11 at 6:30; Dance Gavin Dance, A Skylit Drive, Blinded Black and Kenotia, July 12 at 7; Lamb of Good, Hatebreed, Behemoth and 3 Inches of Blood, July 22 at 6:30; Killwhitneydead, The Tony Danza Tapdance, Extravaganze, From the Shallows and The Demonstration, July 25 at 7; Portugal, The Man, Russian Circles, The Photo Atlas and Tera Melos, July 27 at 7; The Sleeping, A Thorn For Every Heart, A Day To Remember and Valeyra, July 30 at 6:30, The Format, The Honorary Title, Limbeck, Steel Train and Ollie Jason, July 31 at 6:30. 3350 Sports Arena Blvd., 619- 226-7662; somasd.com.
At the Sports Arena: American Idols Live, July 19 at 7. 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., 619-220-TIXS; ticketmaster.com.
Viejas presents Widespread Panic, July 1 at 7; Pat Benatar and Neil Girado, July 10 at 7:30; Tower of Power and David Sanborn, July 25 at 7:30; Lynyrd Skynyrd, July 26 at 7:30; Godsmack, July 28 at 7. Alpine Park, 5005 Willows Rd., 619-445-5400 or 619- 220-8497; viejasentertainment.com.CLASSICAL
Gustave Romero performs works by Johannes Brahms as part of the Athenaeum’s 2007 Summer Festival, Sundays, July 8, 15, 22 & 29 at 4 at the Neurosciences Institute. 10641 John Jay Hopkins Dr., Torrey Pines Mesa, 858-454-5872; ljathenaeum.org.OF NOTE
Acoustic Music San Diego presents Maria McKee, July 14; George and Keioki Kahumoku, July 18; String Summit, July 22. Shows begin at 7:30. 4650 Mansfield St., Normal Heights, 619-303-8176; acousticmusicsandiego.com.
The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library Jazz Series presents pianist Rick Helzer and guitarist John Stowell, June 27 at 7:30. Steve Wilson Quartet performs on July 19 at 7:30. The series concludes with alto-saxophonist Lee Konitz, July 26 at 7 & 9. 1008 Wall St., La Jolla, 858-454-5872; ljathenaeum.org.
Bernardo Winery offers live music every Sun., 2-5. 13330 Paseo del Verano Norte, Poway, 858-487-1866; bernardowinery.com.
Carlsbad hosts live jazz performances Fri., 6-8: July 13 at Stagecoach Park (3420 Camino de los Coches), July 20 & 27 at Poinsettia Park, 6600 Hidden Valley Rd.). 760-434-2904; carlsbad.com/gov.
Coastal Communities Concert Band presents “On the Green,” a free outdoor concert celebrating Independence Day, July 4 at 1. Rancho Santa Fe Town Center Lawn, 760-489-2383; cccband.com.
At Dizzy’s: Art Blakey tribute, June 27 at 8; Michael Gulezian, July 5 at 8; Beatitude, July 7 at 8:30; Singer/Songwriter Showcase, July 11 at 8; “Charlie Parker Goes Latin,” July 13 at 8:30; Christopher Hollyday & Quartet, July 14 at 8; Classic Organ Trio Jazz, July 22 at 7; Peter Sprague with friends, July 28 at 8. 344 Seventh Ave., 858-270-7467; dizzyssandiego.com.
KIFM 98.1’s Evening with Bobby Caldwell at Thornton Winery (32575 Rancho California Rd., Temecula), July 14 at 7. Daytime Summer Concert Series at Oceanside Pier Amphitheater (300 North Pacific St.) starts on July 15, 3-7:45, with Brian Culbertson, Steve Cole and Down to the Bone; Dave Koz & Friends, July 28 at 7 & July 29 at 5. 619-291-9797; kifm.com.
Green Flash Concert Series features Eve Selis at Birch Aquarium, July 18 at 6. 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, 858-534-4109; aquarium.ucsd.edu.
La Jolla Concerts by the Sea kicks off summer with free jazz, swing and pops concerts thru Sept. 2, each Sun. at 2. Gift-certificate raffles accompany each show. Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove; ljconcertsbythesea.com.
New Vision Theatre Company hosts a ragtime piano concert by Eric Marchese, June 30 at 8. Summer Shorts Festival kicks off with 10-minute playwriting, July 13-29: Wed.-Sat. at 8, Sun. at 2 pm. Sunshine Brooks Theatre, 217 N. Coast Hwy, Oceanside, July 13 to July 29, 2007, 760-529-9140; nvtheatre.com.
San Diego Folk Heritage presents Jamie Valle, July 7 at 7:30 in the San Dieguito United Methodist Church (170 Calle Magdalena, Encinitas). Grunion Run, July 14 at 7 at Old Poway Park (14134 Midland Rd., Poway). 858-566-4040; sdfolkheritage.org.
San Diego Symphony presents “Star-Spangled Pops,” June 29–July 1; “ABBAMania,” July 6& 7; Mariza, July 12; “¡Viva España!,” July 13 & 14; “Cirque du Symphonie,” July 20 & 21; “The Symphony Strikes Back,” July 26; “Marvin at the Movies,” July 27 & 28. All shows at 7:30. Embarcadero Marina Park South, downtown, 619-235-0804; sandiegosymphony.com.
The Spreckels Organ Society hosts free concerts every Sun. at 2. Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park, 619-702-8138; sosorgan.com.
“Sundays at Six,” free summer concerts, Sun., 6-7, thru July 22. Amphitheatre at Harry Griffen Park, 9550 Milden St., La Mesa, 619-667-1300; cityoflamesa.com.
If you’ve ever been involved in a bike accident——be it serious crash or comical mishap——the 27 tales in Cycling’s Greatest Misadventures (Casagrande Press, $16.95) are bound to make you feel better. These true stories, culled by editor Erich Schweikher of Solana Beach from hundreds of submissions, include the account of a Pennsylvania man who accidentally cycled into a prison yard, and a woman in Washington, D.C., who was attacked by a large rat that jumped onto her bike. There is even a Bike Crash Photo Gallery that includes Lance Armstrong toppling during the 2003 Tour de France, when his handlebars snagged on a bag held by a young spectator.
San Diego writer Travis Bradberry is the founder of TalentSmart Inc., a consulting firm and think tank that scientifically studies personal excellence and organizational performance. He spent six years conducting a global study of more than 500,000 people and their personality traits to discover the strategies and behaviors that lead to success and fulfillment. Find out what he learned in his new book, The Personality Code (Putnam, $26.95).
Take a nostalgic, scenic journey through San Diego history by looking through the 226 vintage postcards reprinted in Greetings from San Diego by Mary L. Martin, Tina Skinner and Lindsey Hamilton (Schiffer Publishing, $24.95). The accompanying captions round out the glimpse of what our area was like in the first half of the 20th century.
—— EILENE ZIMMERMAN