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thursday, june 22
The Rejected Witness
The Rejected Witness is Ed Eigner’s one-man tour de force dramatization of Bleak House, Charles Dickens’ masterwork of social criticism. Although the focus is on the brief, tragic life of Jo, a Victorian street urchin, the poignant story is rife with suspense, comedy, and passion.
Centro Cultural de la Raza, 2004 Park Blvd. in San Diego, 6-7 p.m., tickets $10, sdfringe.ticketleap.com/rejected-witness
friday, june 23
After 50 active years of hit song making and international album sales well into the multi-millions, it’s safe to say that esteemed singer-songwriter and musician Gordon Lightfoot resides with some very exclusive company atop the list of all-time greats. His song catalog is incredibly vast and includes such immortals as “Early Morning Rain,” “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Carefree Highway,” “Sundown,” “(That’s What You Get) For Lovin Me,” “The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald,” “Canadian Railroad Trilogy,” “Ribbon Of Darkness,” “Beautiful,” “Song For A Winter’s Night” and “Rainy Day People” to name a few.
Humphreys Concerts by the Bay, 2241 Shelter Island Dr. in San Diego, 8 p.m., tickets $52, 800-745-3000, humphreysconcerts.com
saturday, june 24
Adele was crowned winner of the Crown Royal Comedy competition in the city of Chicago Feb. 3, 1990. Since that day Adele has realized that she was destined to become comedic royalty. Adele has the rare ability to make you laugh, think, cry and cringe all at the same time! Her famous catch line “I am SUCH a #$%@#% Lady” has gone viral. Her bold and on point insights continue to delight and amaze her fans and peers alike.
The American Comedy Company, 818B Sixth Ave. in San Diego, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., tickets $22, 619-795-3858, americancomedyco.com
sunday, june 25
Escape to Margaritaville
Imagine a place where the sun is hot, the ocean’s warm and the drinks are as cold as they are plentiful. Welcome to Margaritaville, the island paradise where city folk get away from it all and the locals get into the kind of trouble you can almost always sweet talk your way out of. Featuring both original songs and your most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, this new musical is the story of a part-time bartender, part-time singer and full-time charmer named Tully who thinks he’s got life all figured out.
La Jolla Playhouse, Weiss Theatre, 2910 La Jolla Village Dr. in La Jolla, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., tickets from $115 (2 p.m.) $85 (7 p.m.), 858-550-1010, lajollaplayhouse.org
monday, june 26
The House on Coco Road
Ava Duvernay’s Array presents The House on Coco Road, the story of a young family that moves to Grenada to escape the racial tensions of Oakland only to find themselves in the middle of a U.S. mandated military invasion.
Digital Gym Cinema, 2921 El Cajon Blvd. in North Park, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., general admission $11, 619-230-1938, digitalgym.org
tuesday, june 27
Three time winner of “Best Blues” at the San Diego Music Awards Robin Henkel performs country blues with an intensity rarely seen in Southern California. Grounded in the blues of Mississippi 1930s-50s, Robin has built his own personal style drawing from the influences of Robert Johnson, Fred McDowell, Muddy Waters, Skip James and others.
House of Blues San Diego, 1055 Fifth Ave in San Diego, 7 p.m., free, 619-299-2583, houseofblues.com/sandiego
wednesday, june 28
Sebastião Salgado: Genesis
Genesis is a quest for the world as it was, as it was formed, as it evolved, as it existed for millennia before modern life accelerated and began distancing us from the very essence of our being. It is a journey to the landscapes, seascapes, animals and peoples that have so far escaped the long reach of today’s world. And it is testimony that our planet still harbors vast and remote regions where nature reigns in silent and pristine majesty.
The Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado in Balboa Park, 10 a.m. -5 p.m., 619-238-7559, mopa.org
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