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Macbeth | PHOTO: JIM COX

thursday, july 7

Macbeth

Tempted by an evil prophecy, and encouraged by his wife ever deeper into his own dark ambition, Macbeth murders his way to the throne of Scotland. Shakespeare’s chilling tragedy is filled with ferocious battles, supernatural horrors, famously gorgeous poetry and some of the Bard’s most vivid characters. A stellar cast, under the direction of renowned Shakespearean Brian Kulick, will electrify the San Diego night with a stunning rendition of one of Shakespeare’s masterpieces.

Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, The Old Globe Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park, 8 p.m., tickets from $93, 619-234-5623, theoldglobe.org

Affion Crockett

friday, july 8

Affion Crockett

Affion Crockett is one of the most versatile entertainers around, as an accomplished actor, writer, dancer, rapper, comedian, music producer and director – his YouTube videos have become an Internet sensation. Affion began his career as a dancer at age 10, winning breaking and popping contests with his older brother. Affion was introduced to the world on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, demonstrating his crystal clear impressions and physical comedy, for which he was labeled the next Jim Carrey.

The American Comedy Company, 818B Sixth Ave. in San Diego, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., tickets $18, 619-795-3858, americancomedyco.com

Sommore

saturday, july 9

Hotter Than July Comedy Festival

Are you ready for a fantastic night of comedy that’s sure to be Hotter than July in San Diego? Come to the Civic Theatre for the comedy festival of the summer, featuring Sommore, Rodney Perry, Tony Rock and Joe Torry! This is one comedy night you can’t miss!

Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave. in San Diego, 8 p.m., tickets from $30, 619-570-1100, sandiegotheatres.org

The Dixie Swim Club

sunday, july 10

The Dixie Swim Club

Dipping into the deep end of friendship, The Dixie Swim Club follows five vibrant women who have called each other friends since their time spent together on a college swim team 33 years ago. Every year since graduation, they’ve kept their bond alive by spending a long summer weekend together at the same North Carolina beach cottage, leaving husbands, children and work behind to share in each other’s challenges and triumphs.

Lamplighters Community Theatre, 5915 Severin Drive in La Mesa, 2 p.m., tickets $20, 619-303-5092, lamplighterslamesa.com/

Christoph Bull

monday, july 11

Summer International Organ Festival

Christoph Bull presents the multicolored sounds, styles and collaborative aspects of the organ in a new light and excites wide audiences. Concert organist, composer, university organist and organ professor at UCLA and organist at the world’s largest church pipe organ, the First Congregational Church of Los Angeles.

Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Pan American Road E in Balboa Park, 7:30 p.m., free, 619-702-8128, spreckelsorgan.org

Boston

tuesday, july 12

Boston

Forty years ago, the amazing story of the iconic band Boston officially began when Tom Scholz and Brad Delp signed their recording contract with Epic Records. Their first album, Boston, would quickly become the best-selling debut album in history, and its founder Tom Scholz would become recognized for his charitable work, promotion of higher education, and technical innovation.

Humphreys Concerts by the Bay, 2241 Shelter Island Dr. in San Diego, 8 p.m., tickets $98, 800-745-3000, humphreysconcerts.com

Ain’t Misbehavin

wednesday, july 13

Ain’t Misbehavin

A roof-raising musical tribute to the black musicians of the ‘20s and ‘30s. Based on the signature Fats Waller song, this rousing musical revue takes audiences back to the glory days of the Harlem Renaissance when the Cotton Club and Savoy Ballroom served as playgrounds for high society. Delight in such favorites as “Honeysuckle Rose,” “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter,” “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love,” and dozens more.

North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive in Solana Beach, 8 p.m., tickets $42, 858-481-1055, northcoastrep.org



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