The City: Top to BottomEntertainment News, Section 4A, The City: Top to Bottom Thursday, June 30th, 2016
thursday, june 30
Described as a high energy comic, Chris Distefano acts out a variety of characters derived from his life, typically leaving you on the edge of your seat wondering “Who the hell is that he’s talking about?” Chris has worked at all of the top comedy clubs across New York City including but not limited to Gotham Comedy Club, Carolines on Broadway, and The Comedy Cellar. Chris has a Bachelors degree in Psychology to impress his mom’s friends, and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy to impress his mom’s friend’s moms.
The American Comedy Company, 818B Sixth Ave. in San Diego, 8 p.m., tickets $10, 619-795-3858, americancomedyco.com
friday, july 1
Star Spangled Pops
There is no better 4th of July event than celebrating America’s birthday with the San Diego Symphony! This all-American program features hits from movies, Broadway tunes and popular music, along with a military salute and a grand fireworks finale. Matthew Garbutt conducts, and we will be joined by Melissa Errico, one of Broadway’s most cherished leading ladies of the last decade!
Embarcadero Marina Park South, 206 Marina Park Way in San Diego, 7:30 p.m., tickets from $21, 619-235-0804, sandiegosymphony.org
saturday, july 2
Plenty gets steamed (besides low-fat milk) in the coffee shop when three dynamic women confront their mysterious past and precarious present. Playing a high-stakes game of emotional hide-and-seek, lovers quarrel, tempers flare, and secrets spill. Featuring Elaine Litton, Terril Miller and M. Susan Peck.
The Geoffrey off Broadway, 923 First Ave. in San Diego, 11:30 a.m., tickets $10, sdfringe.org/shows/caffeine/
sunday, july 3
Scot Nery’s Boobie Trap
Scot Nery’s Boobie Trap is an acclaimed variety show from Los Angeles that features big names in cirque, variety, comedy, magic, and music. Each week for over a year, Nery has selected the best in the field to offer their most wildly weird and entertaining material, to the delight of L.A. critics. Now, Boobie Trap is going on the road, starting with San Diego Fringe! There will be great comedy, stunning circus arts, jaw dropping magic and, just maybe, a guy spinning a flaming cheeseburger atop an umbrella.
Lyceum Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza in San Diego, 2:30 p.m., tickets $10, boobietrapshow.com/san-diego
monday, july 4
Summer International Organ Festival
This Monday’s program features Dave Wickerham. This in-demand concert artist for churches or theatre organ was the American Theatre Organ Society’s 2009 “Organist of the Year.” This all-American program celebrates the Spirit of ‘76.
Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Pan American Road E in Balboa Park, 7:30 p.m., free, 619-702-8128, spreckelsorgan.org
tuesday, july 5
Following its hugely successful 146 concert date tour around the globe in 2015, Brit Floyd, The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show, returns to North America in 2016 to continue its amazing journey through fifty years of Pink Floyd, and the vast and incredible catalogue of music they have given us. As well as performing the favorite moments from The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall and The Division Bell, Brit Floyd will treat audiences to its show-stopping rendition of Echoes, in its entirety, from the landmark album Meddle, as well as a host of other Pink Floyd musical gems.
Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave. in San Diego, 8 p.m., tickets from $30, 619-570-1100, sandiegotheatres.org
wednesday, july 6
Selena Gomez may have started her career as an actress starring in a Disney Channel series at the age of 15, but she soon showed that her musical talents were perhaps even stronger as she piled up hit singles and chart-topping albums. In early 2015, Gomez guested on Zedd’s hit EDM single “I Want You to Know.” On the heels of that success, she released her own single, the Sir Nolan- and Nick Monson-produced “Good for You,” which featured a guest appearance by the song’s co-writer, rapper A$AP Rocky.
Valley View Casino Center, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd. in San Diego, 7:30 p.m., tickets from $33.50, 619-224-4171, valleyviewcasinocenter.com
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