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Sam Wiles

thursday, sept 28

Sam Wiles

Sam Wiles is a comedian, writer and producer from the Midwest who got his start at the American Comedy Co. Sam has performed in clubs and in festivals across the country and has written for shows on NBC and TNT. He currently writes animated content for Bleacher Report and produces one of LA’s longest running live stand up shows, Rod Stewart Live.

The American Comedy Company, 818B Sixth Ave. in San Diego, 8 p.m., tickets $10, 619-795-3858, americancomedyco.com

Josh Abbott Band

friday, sept. 29

Josh Abbott Band

While JAB is truly a group, the name is centered on Abbott – the lead singer, primary songwriter and band namesake – with good reason. Abbott and crew have built a wide concert base that includes such iconic venues as Nashville’s Exit/In, Chicago’s Joe’s Bar, Washington D.C.’s 9:30 Club, Denver’s Grizzly Rose and Los Angeles’ Troubadour.

House of Blues San Diego, 1055 Fifth Ave. in San Diego, 8 p.m., tickets from $15, 619-299-2583, houseofblues.com/sandiego

Jason Lohrke

saturday, sept. 30

I Am … Neil Diamond, I Said

The first ever, original musical about the early life of Neil Diamond, written and produced by Jason Lohrke, who also becomes early Neil Diamond. He shares true and fascinating stories of his childhood, teenage and early adult years in Brooklyn and the Tin Pan Alley of New York City. All the scenes are packed with an incredible live band performance of Diamond’s legendary songs.

Lawrence Welk Resorts Theatre, 8860 Lawrence Welk Dr. in Escondido, 1 p.m. and 8 p.m., tickets $51, 888-802-7469, welkresorts.com/san-diego/theatre/

Priscilla Presley

sunday, oct. 1

Priscilla Presley

Priscilla Presley portrayed Jenna Wade on the most successful evening soap-opera style television drama of its time from 1983-1988. Dallas was seen by over 300 million viewers worldwide every week. Presley then displayed her considerable comedic talents in the box office smash The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!, then reprised her role in The Naked Gun 21⁄2 and The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult.

Sycuan Casino, 5485 Casino Way in El Cajon, 5p.m. and 8 p.m., tickets from $59, 1-800-2-SYCUAN, sycuan.com

Adèle Haenel

monday, oct. 2

The Unknown Girl

One evening after work hours, Jenny (Adèle Haenel), a young doctor, allows the door buzzer at the small clinic where she works to go unanswered. It’s only later that she learns that the person ringing was an unidentified African woman found dead shortly after by the side of a road. Consumed by the thought that she is to blame, Jenny embarks on an obsessive crusade to discover who the anonymous woman was and to see to it that she is not forgotten. French with English subtitles.

Digital Gym Cinema, 2921 El Cajon Blvd. in North Park, 11 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 7:20 p.m. and, 9:35 p.m., general admission $11, 619-230-1938, digitalgym.org

James Lecesne in The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey | PHOTO: MATTHEW MURPHY

tuesday, oct. 3

The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey

Chuck DeSantis is a brash New Jersey detective eager for a case that gets him out from behind his desk. On one extraordinary day, he finds it: the disappearance of teenager Leonard Pelkey. Digging deeper and deeper into Leonard’s life, Chuck follows clues that lead him to unexpected places and show him how one boy’s bravery can light the way toward truth.

Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, The Old Globe Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park, 7 p.m., tickets from $58, 619-234-5623, theoldglobe.org

Neil Simon’s Last of the Red Hot Lovers | PHOTO: AARON RUMLEY

wednesday, oct. 4

Neil Simon’s Last of the Red Hot Lovers

Barney Cashman, middle aged, overworked and with no experience in covert maneuvers, is bored with his bland “nice” life. He is anxiously trying to join the sexual revolution before it’s too late, and his attempts at seduction will leave you howling with laughter. Laughter on the 23rd Floor was a smash sell-out last season, so be sure to order your tickets early.

North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Dr. in Solana Beach, 7 p.m., tickets $49, 858-481-1055, northcoastrep.org

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