The City: Top to BottomThe City: Top to Bottom Thursday, June 7th, 2012
thursday, june 7
Written by the first black American woman to win the Olivier Award for Best New Play, Hoodoo Love is set during the Great Depression and tells the story of a young woman who escapes the Delta cotton fields to pursue her dream of becoming a blues singer in Memphis. She falls for a rambling blues man and whips up a potion of hoodoo magic to win his love. But when her past catches up with her, not even the magic can protect her.
10th Avenue Theatre, 930 Tenth Ave. in San Diego, 8 p.m., tickets from $15, 619-237-4901, moolelo.net.
friday, june 8
One Direction are a British-Irish boy band consisting of members Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson. They signed to Simon Cowell’s record label Syco Records after being formed and placing third in the seventh series of The X Factor. One Direction are appearing in San Diego as part of their Up All Night tour.
Viejas Arena at San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Drive in San Diego, 7:30 p.m., tickets from $70, 877-686-5366, arenasandiego.com.
saturday, june 9
This American standup comedian, well-known for her self-deprecating style, her razor-sharp wit and spontaneity, has been making audiences laugh for more than 25 years.
Armed with nothing but a stool, a microphone and a can of Diet Pepsi, Paula’s ability to create humor on the spot has become the stuff of legend.
Anthology, 1337 India Street in San Diego, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., tickets from $17(7:30) and $12 (9:30), 619-595-0300, anthologysd.com.
sunday, june 10
Doggie Street Festival
Southern California’s largest dog and cat adoption festival which will include delicious food, music, pet products, kids art area, photo booth and fun for the entire family. Join the festival and help to end pet homelessness. Rescue groups from throughout San Diego County will be in attendance with adoptable dogs and cats.
Robb Field, 2525 Bacon Street in San Diego, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., free, doggiestreetfestival.org.
monday, june 11
Blind beer and cheese tasting
Is beer better than wine with cheese? Take a fun blindfolded journey to find out!
Barley + hops + malt = fun adventure. Find the perfect cheese pairings. Savor ample samples of a variety of boutique beers and champion cheeses in a fun place. What a great way to spend a Monday evening!
Venissimo Cheese, 871 G Street in San Diego, 6:30-8 p.m., tickets $50, 619-358-9081, venissimo.com.
tuesday, june 12
Joe vs. The Volcano … the musical
The world premiere of a winning new musical inspired by Shanley’s niche film favorite about a man who rediscovers his life, and learns about love, adventure, and the importance of a good set of luggage.
Lamb’s Players Theatre, 1142 Orange Ave. in Coronado, 7:30 p.m., regular price prime tickets $54, 619-437-6000, lambsplayers.org.
wednesday, june 13
An independent singer-songwriter from Texas, Justin Soileau is currently based out of Orange County. His music has been featured on mtvU’s show The Freshman, KROQ.com, OC Weekly, college radio (KALX Berkeley and KUCI Irvine) and the 2011 OC Music Awards. He is currently touring to support his latest EP, Simple Songs.
Lestat’s West Music Venue, 3343 Adams Ave. in San Diego, 9 p.m. – 12 a.m., free, 619-818-8013, lestats.com.
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