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Medic by Jennifer B. Hudson

thursday, aug. 9

Medic: Jennifer B. Hudson

Photographer Jennifer B. Hudson’s work is fantastic in quality, honest in sentiment. Through somewhat strange or otherworldly scenes Hudson’s works first inspires curiosity; as we draw near for a closer look we are enveloped into spaces of intimacy. Something stirs within us – reflection, belief, hope. Hudson’s spiritual upbringing is evident in works that engage themes of redemption and recovery, renewal and healing, resilience and trust.

Medic engages some of life’s most intimate moments and universal aspirations. Illness, pain and mortality are combated by the desire to preserve the body and spirit.

JDC Fine Art, 2400 Kettner Blvd. in San Diego, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., free, 619-985-2322, jdcfineart.com

friday, aug. 10

Jazz In Pink

Mission Hills Concerts in the Park

One of the most beloved traditions in Mission Hills, the free concerts in Pioneer Park are put on by community organizations and businesses. This Friday enjoy the Jackstraws Surf Band. These talented musicians set the mood to fun, as they play songs specifically designed to get your feet tapping. The Jackstraws are a costumed/themed musical ensemble with a touch of the Vaudevillian. Dressed in a variety of costumes, they also perform at the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park (formerly the Wild Animal Park), Seaport Village and Sea World.

Pioneer Park, 1521 Washington Place in San Diego, 6-8 p.m., free, ourmissionhills.com

Reggie Smith

saturday, aug. 11

Jazz In Pink and Reggie Smith

Jazz in the Creek presents the ladies of Jazz In Pink – the first lady of smooth jazz Gail Jhonson, soul jazz flutist Althea Rene and soulful harpist Mariea Antoinette. Also, enjoy the saxophone talent that is Reggie Smith.

Market Creek Plaza, 404 S. Euclid Ave. in San Diego, 3 p.m., tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door, 858-650-3190, jazzatthecreeksd.com

sunday, aug. 12


For the first year ever, Hillcrest is introducing CityFest Night. Stay under the Hillcrest sign past sundown and dance with Hillcrest’s best DJs ! CityFest takes place in the heart of Hillcrest and is a huge celebration of community spirit through music, arts, crafts and food. Games, activities, more than 250 vendors, live headliner music, a beer garden and much more, CityFest is a celebration of spirit and play.

Hillcrest Sign, Fifth Avenue and University Avenue in Hillcrest, 12- 10:30 p.m., free, 619-299-3330, fabuloushillcrest.com

monday, aug. 13

Altar Boyz

Altar Boyz is a foot-stomping, musical comedy about a fictitious Christian boy-band on the last night of their national “Raise the Praise” tour. The Boyz are five all-singing, all-dancing heartthrobs from Ohio: Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan and Abraham. With tight harmonies and spectacular choreography, Altar Boyz will delight audiences. As they perform the Boyz question their loyalty to each other and ask whether or not faith is really holding them together. They finally deliver a message of unity, that “there is no star as bright as its constellation, no harmony in a single voice.”

Diversionary Theatre, 4545 Park Blvd. in San Diego, 8 p.m., general admission $25, 619-220-0097, diversionary.org

tuesday, aug. 14

See How They Run

Philip King’s hilarious caper set during war-time Britain and filled with extraordinary characters, mistaken identities and unexpected visitors, is one of the funniest pieces of theater of the 20th century.

Lamb’s Players Theatre, 1142 Orange Ave. in Coronado, 7:30 p.m., tickets from $26, 619-437-6000, lambsplayers.org

wednesday, aug. 15

An Iliad

On a bare stage, a storyteller emerges from the back of the theatre to re-tell The Iliad, one of the oldest stories in Western civilization. The elements are familiar – the 10-year siege of Troy, the Greeks and Trojans locked in a brutal combat, the heroic and final battle between Achilles and Hector. But this storyteller points at something more in the epic text. In this eye-opening version, we are on the front lines of every major war in history, reliving a futile struggle that has replayed itself over thousands of years.

Mandell Weiss Forum, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive in San Diego, 7:30 p.m., tickets from $26, 858-534-4574, lajollaplayhouse.org

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