The City: Top to Bottom

Billy Bonnell

thursday. aug. 31

Billy Bonnell

Texas born and bred, Billy Bonnell can be seen on Adam Devine’s House Party on Comedy Central. Billy began his comedy career in San Diego after a decade in the U.S. Navy. Since being named San Diego’s funniest person in 2012, Billy has opened for Bill Burr, Craig Robinson, Doug Benson, Anthony Jeselnik, Joe Rogan, Jim Norton, Jeff Garlin, David Alan Grier, Nate Bargatze, Adam Devine and many more.

The American Comedy Company, 818B Sixth Ave. in San Diego, 8 p.m., tickets $14, 619-795-3858,

Lies N Roses

friday, sept. 1

Lies N Roses – Tribute to Guns N Roses

Experience Lies N Roses, a full tribute act to the band Guns N Roses. According to the band they play them hard, loud and play their hearts out to give you the absolute best tribute show to Guns every single time.

House of Blues San Diego, 1055 Fifth Ave in San Diego, 7 p.m., tickets from $12, 619-299-2583,

1812 Tchaikovsky Spectacular

saturday, sept. 2

1812 Tchaikovsky Spectacular

As always, Bayside Summer Nights comes to a “Spectacular” end with the music of Tchaikovsky, the booming cannons, the blazing brass and a fireworks display for the whole family to remember! This year’s concert will also feature music by Piotr Tchaikovsky’s fellow Russian composers Modest Mussorgsky, Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Serge Prokofiev.

Embarcadero Marina Park South, 206 Marina Park Way in San Diego, 7:30 p.m., tickets from $28, 619-235-0804,

Daddy’s Dyin’ Who’s Got the Will?

sunday, sept. 3

Daddy’s Dyin’ Who’s Got the Will?

From outrageous Southern playwright/director Del Shores (Southern Baptist Sissies, Sordid Lives) comes the hit dark comedy about a greedy family looking to strike it rich. When Daddy Buford suffers a series of strokes, his offspring – pure hearted and greedy – gather for the deathwatch. They include chief caregiver Sara Lee and her “Bible-thumping” sister Lurleen, sexpot Evalita and Buford’s boorish only son Orville.

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

Toni Servillo in Le Confessioni

monday, sept. 4

The Confessions (Le Confessioni)

A G8 meeting is being held at a luxury hotel on the German coast. The world’s most powerful economists are gathered to enact important provisions that will deeply influence the world economy. One of the guests is a mysterious Italian monk, invited by Daniel Rochè, the director of the International Monetary Fund. He wants the monk to receive his confession, that night, in secret. The next morning, Rochè is found dead.

Digital Gym Cinema, 2921 El Cajon Blvd. in North Park, 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., general admission $11, 619-230-1938,

Grantham Coleman in Hamlet | PHOTO: JIM COX

tuesday, sept. 5


Revenge thriller, ghost story, psychological drama, political epic, family saga. Packed with unforgettable characters, theatrical masterstrokes and world famous lines, Hamlet is one of the greatest plays ever written. The Prince of Denmark comes home from college to find his father dead, his mother remarried to his uncle and a spine-chilling apparition roaming the palace grounds. Barry Edelstein returns to the outdoor stage, with a cast featuring some of the nation’s finest classical actors, to bring Shakespeare’s exhilarating tragedy to life under the San Diego stars.

Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, The Old Globe Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park, 7 p.m., tickets from $30, 619-234-5623,

Stephen Stills and Judy Collins

wednesday, sept. 6

Stephen Stills and Judy Collins

50 years ago, singer-songwriter Stephen Stills met singer-songwriter Judy Collins, known for her piercing ocean blue eyes. Their tumultuous love affair would later be immortalized by Stills with his composition “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” performed by Crosby, Stills & Nash on their landmark debut. Both artists would go on to shape modern music with visionary approaches, but Stills and Collins’ short fiery union remains a transformative era for the two artists.

Humphreys Concerts by the Bay, 2241 Shelter Island Dr. in San Diego, 7:30 p.m., tickets $60, 800-745-3000,

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