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Broadway/San Diego presents a full lineup for June, starting with Hairspray, June 5-10; then Stomp, June 12-17; and All Shook Up, June 26–July 1. Shows are Tues. & Thur. at 7:30, Wed. at 7, Fri. at 8, Sat. at 2 & 8 (Stomp at 5 & 9), Sun. at 1 & 6. Civic Theatre, Third Ave. & B St., downtown, 619-570-1100; broadwaysd.com.
La Jolla Playhouse presents director Franco Dragone’s Carmen, June 5-22: Tues. & Wed. at 7:30, Thur. & Fri. at 8, Sat. at 2 & 8, Sun. at 2 & 7. Mandell Weiss Theatre, 2910 La Jolla Village Dr., La Jolla, 858-550-1010; lajollaplayhouse.com.
At Lamb’s Players Theatre: The tale of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat unfolds May 25–July 8: 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, the musical Baby sings out May 26–June 24: Thur.-Sat. at 8, Sun. at 2 & 7. The Theatre School at NCRT hosts the seventh annual presentation of student written/directed one-acts, June 4-6 at 7.7987 Lomas Santa Fe Dr., Ste. D, Solana Beach, 858-481-1055; northcoastrep.org.
The Old Globe Theatre’s 2007 Shakespeare Festival starts off with The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Measure for Measure and Hamlet, running in repertory June 17–Sept. 30 at the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Thru June 24 on the Cassius Carter Centre Stage, Richard Seer directs Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? On the main stage, Seret Scott directs August Wilson’s Two Trains Running, thru May 27. Main stage & Carter shows: Tues. & Wed. at 7, Thur. & Fri. at 8, Sat. at 2 & 8, Sun. at 2 & 7. Davies: Tues.-Sun. at 8. The Globe branches out to the Spreckels Theater (121 Broadway, downtown) for Avenue Q, 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 is at Welk Resort Theatre thru July 8: Tues., Thur. & Sat. at 1:45 & 8, Wed. & Sun. at 1:45. 8860 Lawrence Welk Dr., Escondido, 760-749-3448; welktheatre.com.
At Cygnet Theatre: Eugene O’Neill’s American classic, Desire Under the Elms, plays thru June 3. Tom Stoppard’s time-traveling Arcadia is directed by Sean Murray, June 21–July 29. Both shows Thur.-Sat. at 8, Sun. at 2 & 7. 6663 El Cajon Blvd., Ste. N, 619-337-1525; cygnettheatre.com.
Esther Emery directs Tom Jacobson’s Bunbury, at Diversionary Theatre thru June 17: Thur. at 7:30, Fri. & Sat. at 8, Sun. at 2 & 7, plus June 4 at 7:30. 4545 Park Blvd., 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.
Moonlight Stage Productions’ season-opener, Annie Get Your Gun, is based on the legendary Annie Oakley. June 27–July 8: 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 presents Devil Dog Six, June 9-30: 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 Sam Shepard’s True West, June 16–July 8: Thur.-Sat. at 8, Sun. at 2 & 7. 2787-B State Street, Carlsbad, 760-433-3245; newvillagearts.org.
The Miracle Worker, the story of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan, is on the Patio Playhouse Community Theatre stage June 1-24: Fri. & Sat. at 8, Sun. at 2 & 5. 201 E. Grand Ave., Ste. 1D, Escondido, 760-746-6669; patioplayhouse.com.
Scripps Ranch Theatre presents the comedy Red Herring thru June 9: Fri. & Sat. at 8, Sun. at 2. Legler Behbough Theatre, Alliant International University campus, 10455 Pomerado Rd., Scripps Ranch, 858-578-7728; scrippsranchtheatre.org.
Menopause: The Musical, a hilarious celebration of women and “the change” presented by TOC Productions, kicks up its 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, 619-544-1000; sandiegorep.com.
Vantage Theatre presents School of the World by Sal Cipolla, thru June 9: Thur. & Fri. at 8, Sat. & Sun. at 2 &7. 2004 Park Blvd., 619-235-6135.
ET CETERAThree Cheers
It’s the Age of Aquarius for local Rotarians. The 1960stheme Cheers for Charity event benefits local and international Rotary service projects, including the Rotary School of Jalalabad in Afghanistan (students pictured). Sponsored by the La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club, the 18th annual gala is June 2, 7-11 p.m., at the La Jolla Marriott. Peace-loving patrons will enjoy wine tasting, microbrewery beer sampling, live and silent auctions, food and entertainment. Other beneficiaries include EDUCATE (formerly the UC Foundation for Public Schools), Social Advocates for Youth, Rebuilding Together and the San Diego Rescue Mission. Tickets are $75. 4240 La Jolla Village Drive, 858-692-6678; lajollarotary.org/cheers.
—— JULIA BEESON
At the Belly Up Tavern: Common Sense with The Big Provider, May 25; Boogie Nights and Metalsnake, May 27; Bucky Covington and Kelly Bowlin Band, May 29; Indeginous, May 31 at 8; Delta Nove with Cubensis, June 1; John Cruz with Todd Hannigan, June 4 at 8; Gregory Isaacs with Cush and Bloodfiyah Angels, June 5; Various and Sundry with Glenn Phillips, Watkins Family, Glenn-Lee Phillips, June 6 at 8; Heather Myles with The Cadillac Cowboys, The Sidewinders and The Golden Hill, June 8; Bob Schneider, June 9; Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing Orchestra with Patrick Berrogain’s Hot Club Combo, June 10 at 8; Jonatha Brooke with Joanie Mendenhall, June 11 at 8; Leon Russell with Diablo Dimes, June 12 at 8; Super Diamond with The Urban Gypsies, June 15 & 16; Johnny Winter, June 17 at 8; Reckless Kelly with The Hideaways, June 18 at 8; Iris Dement, June 21 at 8; Atomic Punks with Dazed and Confused, June 23; The Itals, June 26. Shows at 9 unless noted. 143 S. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach, 858-481-8140; bellyup.com.
At Canes Bar & Grill: Atomic Punks (tribute to early Van Halen), May 27; The Perils of Being, Born Tonight and The Cathedrals, May 31 at 8; The Hold Steady, June 1 at 8; The Rebirth Brass Band, June 7; The Phunk Junkeez, June 16; Adema, June 21at 8; The Samples with The Big Provider, June 23 at 8. Shows at 9 unless noted. 3105 Ocean Front Walk, Mission Beach, 858-488-1780; canesbarandgrill.com.
Rockin’ the Casbah: Dirty Sweet, Pistolita and Diablo Dimes, May 26; Pretty Girls Make Graves and Kill Me Tomorrow, May 31; Laura Veirs & Saltbreakers and Lake, June 1; Black Angels, Vietnam and Spindrift, June 2; Young Galaxy, June 4; Mice Parade, Tom Brousseau and Kira Kira, June 6; Unsane, 400 Blows and The Mouth of the Architect, June 8; The Raveonettes Electric Duo, Midnight Movies and The Pity Party, June 9; Lavender Diamond, June 15; Sage Francis, Buck 65, Alias and Buddy Wakefield, June 17 at 7; The Queers, The Heart Attacks and The Manges, June 18; The National, June 25; U.S. Air Guitar Championships, June 30. Doors open at 8:30. 2501 Kettner Blvd., Little Italy, 619-232-4355; casbahmusic.com.
At Coors Amphitheatre: Charlie Daniels Band with Marshall Tucker Band and Outlaws, June 8 at 8:30; Vicente Fernandez with Maribel Guardia, June 9 at 7; John Mayer with Ben Folds and Rocca DeLucca, June 12 at 7. 2050 Otay Valley Rd., Chula Vista, 619-671-3500; hob.com.
At Cox Arena: Alejandro Sanz, June 13 at 8:15. 5500 Canyon Crest Dr., SDSU campus, 619-594- 7315; cox-arena.com.
At 4th and B: Queensryche, May 26 at 7; Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi Soul Stew Revival, June 13 at 8; Isaac Delgado y Su Orquesta, June 16 at 9; John Butler Trio, June 20 at 8; Shedaisy, June 22 at 8; Les Claypool and Two Gallants, June 26 at 8. 345 B St., downtown, 619-231-4343; 4thandb.com.
At House of Blues: Tribe of Kings, Rock Steady, May 26 at 8; Badfish (tribute to Sublime) with Scotty Don’t, May 26 at 9; Bo Bice with Cary Nichols, May 31 at 8; Aquabats, June 1 at 7:30; The Veronicas, June 3 at 6:30; Pato Banton and Common Sense, June 3 at 8:30; Flyleaf with Kill Hannah, Sick Puppies and Resident Hero, June 12 at 7; Umphrey’s McGee, June 14 at 8; Elliott Yamin, June 15 at 8; Hot Tuna, June 25 at 8:30. 1055 Fifth Ave., 619-299-BLUE; hob.com.
At the iPayOne Center at the Sports Arena: Chayanne, May 26 at 7:30; Keith Urban with The Wreckers, June 10 at 7:30; Alison Krauss with Union Station, June 28 at 8. 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., 619-220-TIXS; ticketmaster.com.
At SDSU’s Open Air Theatre: True Colors Tour: Cyndi Lauper, Erasure, Debbie Harry, Dresden Dolls and host Margaret Cho, June 27 at 6. 5500 Campanile Rd., San Diego, 619-594-6947; ticketmaster.com.
At Soma: The Chariot with Misery Signals, The Human Abstract and I Hate Sally, May 25 at 7; Good Riddance with Smoke or Fire and No Trigger, May 26 at 7; mewithoutYou featuring Piebald, Manchester Orchestra and The Snake, The Cross, The Crown, June 7 at 7; Summer Slaughter 2007, June 15 at 6. 3350 Sports Arena Blvd., 619-226-7662; somasd.com.
Viejas Entertainment presents Bloc Party, June 16 at 8; B52s, June 22 at 8; Paulina Rubio, June 27 at 7:30, all at 5005 Willows Rd., Alpine. Viejas Concerts at Bayside: Morrissey with Kristeen Young, June 3 at 7; Manu Chao, June 5 at 6; Norah Jones & the Handsome Band with M Ward, June 19 at 7:30, all at Embarcadero Marina Park South, downtown. 619-220-8497; viejasentertainment.com.CLASSICAL
At the California Center for the Arts, Escondido: Courtly Noyse, a group of Renaissance musicians and singers, June 6 at 4. 340 N. Escondido Blvd., 800-888-4253; artcenter.org.
La Jolla Music Society presents the Philadelphia Orchestra, May 24 at 8. Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B St., downtown, 858-459-3728; lajollamusicsociety.org.
La Jolla Symphony & Chorus: Choral director David Chase leads eight soloists, chorus and orchestra in Robert Schumann’s Scenes from Faust, June 9 at 8 & June 10 at 3. Mandeville Auditorium at UCSD, 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla, 858-534-4637; lajollasymphony.com.
Mainly Mozart partners with the San Diego Museum of Man for “An Evening of Archaeology and Music,” June 4, 6:30-8:30. The summer concert series continues with artists conducted by David Atherton performing works by Mozart, Bach, Schubert and Mendelssohn on June 6, 13 & 20 at 8 in the Neurosciences Institute (10641 John Jay Hopkins Dr., Torrey Pines Mesa), June 9, 16, 17 & 24 at 8 in Qualcomm Hall (5775 Morehouse Dr., San Diego), June 10 & 13 at 2 & 8 in the California Center for the Arts, Escondido Concert Hall (340 N. Escondido Blvd, Escondido), June 22 at 8 in the Catedral de Guadalupe (Calle 2 y Niños, Tijuana), June 23 at 8 in Copley Symphony Hall (750 B St., downtown). Pianist Anne-Marie McDermott performs for Haydn’s 275th anniversary on June 10 at 8 in the Neuroscience Institute. 619-239-0100; mainlymozart.org.
San Diego Symphony concerts: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, May 25 & 26 at 8, May 27 at 2. Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B St., downtown, 619-235-0804; sandiegosymphony.com.
Looking for a creative, old-fashioned family outing in the country? Marshall and Sheryl Lozier invite families to their 5-acre Summers Past Farms for the annual Fairy Festival June 2, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Kids learn how to create their own “wee gardens” to lure fairies, and join in a “fairy fashion parade.” There’s also a contest (age categories: 9 and under, 10-16, 17 and up) recognizing the most appealing fairy garden. The $10-$11 fee includes a catered lunch of flower-shaped sandwiches and an edible chocolate flowerpot. 15602 Old Highway 80, Flinn Springs, 619-390-1523; summerspastfarms.com.
—— JULIA BEESON
Acoustic Music San Diego presents Tish Hinojosa, May 25; P.F. Sloan, June 2; Belinda Gail and Curly Musgrave, June 9; Jimmy LaFave, June 21; Venice, June 22 & 23. Shows begin at 7:30. 4650 Mansfield St., Normal Heights, 619-303-8176; acousticmusicsandiego.com.
At the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library: cello player Hai-Ye Ni and pianist Lin Hong, May 25 at 7:30; soundON Festival, June 13-16; Minsarah Trio, June 21at 7:30; Rick Helzer and John Stowell, June 27 at 7:30. 1008 Wall St., La Jolla, 858-454-5872; ljathenaeum.org.
At the California Center for the Arts, Escondido: The Bolling Concertos feature Angel Romero with David Benoit, June 3 at 7; Ana Bárbara, June 9 at 7. 340 N. Escondido Blvd., 800-988- 4253; artcenter.org.
Coastal Communities Concert Band’s summer pops concert, “A Celebration of America,” features honors musicians from San Dieguito Union High School District, June 3 at 2. Encinitas Community/Senior Center, 1149 Oakcrest Park Dr., 760-489-2383; cccband.com.
At Dizzy’s: New York’s East West Quintet, May 30 at 8; Miles Davis tribute, June 1 at 8; jazz trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos & Quintet, June 2; Nawal, June 3 at 7:30; Paul McCartney tribute, June 17 at 7; Art Blakey tribute, June 27 at 8. 344 Seventh Ave., downtown, 858-270- 7467; dizzyssandiego.com.
Jazz 88.3 presents “The Rebirth of Cool,” mixing jazz with hip-hop, every Mon. at 9 at the Air Conditioned Lounge, 4673 30th St., 619-501- 9831; jazz88online.org.
Lyric Opera San Diego presents the Count Basie Orchestra, June 15 at 8; Allan Holdsworth Band with Mike Keneally Band, June 29 at 8. Stephen & Mary Birch North Park Theatre, 2891 University Ave., North Park, 619-231-5714; lyricoperasandiego.org.
San Diego Folk Heritage hosts the annual Sam Hinton Folk Celebration June 9, 10-5; performance by Folk Collection at 7. Old Poway Park, 14134 Midland Rd., Poway, 858-566-4040; sdfolkheritage.org.
Music at the San Diego Museum of Art: Bob DeVos Quartet featuring Eric Alexander, June 6 at 5:30. Copley Auditorium, 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park, 619- 232-7931; sdmart.org.
The San Diego Women’s Chorus has its first concert of the season, “’Cause They Were Here: 20 Years of Harmony,” June 2. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4190 Front St., Hillcrest, 619-291-FEMM; sdwc.org.
The Spreckels Organ Society hosts free concerts every Sun. at 2, showcasing a variety of organists. Carol Williams, May 27. Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park, 619-702-8138; sosorgan.com.
Free summer concert series, “Sundays at Six,” features the Navy Jazz Band Southwest, June 10; San Diego Concert Band, June 17; Marsha Foreman Band, June 24. All shows at 6. Amphitheatre at Harry Griffen Park, 9550 Milden St., La Mesa, 619-667-1300; cityoflamesa.com.