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30th on 30th
May 30. Head to North Park and South Park for this monthly, unofficial restaurant crawl. On the 30th of each month, various restaurants and bars located on 30th street offer food and drink specials, allowing patrons to check out all the amazing places along the 30th street corridor. Participating restaurants usually include Urban Solace, The Linkery, Alchemy, Mosaic Wine Bar, URBN North Park and many others. Check the website for participating restaurants and possible menus.

Polo-season-kickoff2012 Polo Season Kick Off Party
Jun. 2. Before the races open, the equestrians in San Diego are abuzz with polo season. Come out for a polo exhibition match and entertaining golf cart polo to kick off the 2012 polo season. Rub elbows with the players, check out the new 2012 Polo Magazine and learn more about the season, lessons and membership while enjoying hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and live music from DJ Noel. 4-7p.m. San Diego Polo Club, 14555 El Camino Real, Rancho Santa Fe. 858.481.9217.

Summertime-Jazz-NightsSummertime Jazz Nights
Jun. 1. Jazz lovers rejoice! Jazz 88.3 is bringing the thunderous swinging sound of Gypsy Jazz and the talented Patrick Berrogain’s Hot Club Combo to the Westgate roof for liveperformances, artistic cocktails and appetizers. This inaugural event will repeat the first Friday of each month with different performers. Ticket prices include light appetizers. $10. 5-8 p.m. Third floor terrace at the Westgate Hotel, 1055 2nd Avenue San Diego. 619.238.1818.

baja-bash-port-pavillionBaja Bash
Jun. 2. Celebrate the natural beauty and exciting adventure of Baja California and help conserve the peninsula’s most beautiful and wild beaches, islands and lagoons. The Baja Bash will bring together environmental and community leaders, surf industry legends and corporate supporters from the region for a flavorful fiesta. Guests will enjoy a sunset cocktail reception, Baja-inspired sustainable cuisine, a silent auction, photography exhibit and live music provided by Nortec Collective: Hiperboreal, a Grammy-nominated ensemble. $75. 6-10 p.m. Port Pavillion, Broadway Pier San Diego. 619.423.8665 ext. 201.

Fiesta Del Sol
Jun. 2-3. Perfect for the family, this 33rd annual summer kick off festival features stellar live music, an arts and crafts fair, children’s activities, an international food court and a beer and wine garden. Donavon Frankenreiter and The English Beat headline this year, performing along side local bands Vokab Company, Chris Wilson, HI Roots, Abbey Road and The Pettybreakers. Free. Fletcher Cove in Solana Beach.

Film-Out-birch-theatreFilmOut Festival
May 30-Jun. 3. This 14th annual festival educates and entertains the community through the exhibition of LGBT-themed films. To celebrate the important diverse artistic contributions of LGBT filmmakers, FilmOut presents more than 15 films over the course of the weekend. Films include the west coast premiere of Positive Youth, and That’s What She Said, fresh from Sundance. Check the website for show times and a full list of films. Birch North Park Theatre, 2891 University Ave., North Park, 619.239.8836.

Fresh Music Festival
Jun. 1. Celebrate the best in R&B, hip hop and soul all on one stage. This year’s lineup is packed with some of today’s hottest performers including Doug E. Fresh, first human beatbox. Keith Sweat, K-Ci & JoJo, Guy and SWV round out the festival with performances of their best selling hits. Valley View Casino Center, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., San Diego.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon
Jun. 3. This rockin’ marathon event returns to America’s Finest City with three course options: a full marathon, a half marathon and a two person relay half marathon. The flat, scenic course goes from downtown up the 163 freeway and out to Mission Bay before finishing at Seaworld. Runners will be cheered on by crowds of onlookers and entertained by local bands performing every few miles. Each participant will receive a finisher’s medal, certificate and swag bag. Donavon Frankenreiter will headline the finisher’s concert. Course begins at 6th Avenue and Quince Street.


San Diego Padres
Jun. 1-3. The Padres are at home for three games against the Arizona Diamondbacks with three great promotions. Friday night, be sure to arrive early for the beerfest. Saturday is alternate jersey replica night and Sunday’s game is dedicated to the US Navy. Games are at 7:05 p.m. on Friday, 4:15 p.m. on Saturday and 3:35 p.m. on Sunday. Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd., East Village, 619.795.5000.

The Addams Family
Through Jun. 3. This smash-hit musical comedy brings the darkly delirious world of everyone’s favorite creepy family to spooky and spectacular life. It’s every parent’s nightmare – your little girl has suddenly become a young woman and is deliriously in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. Yes, Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has a “normal” boyfriend, and for parents Gomez and Morticia, this shocking development will turn the Addams house downside up. San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown. 619.570.1100.

dirty-blonde-cygnetThe Dirty Blonde
Through June 17. Before Lady Gaga and Madonna, there was Mae West. “I made myself platinum, but I was born a dirty blonde,” West once said, inspiring this Tony Award nominated show. Dirty Blonde follows Jo, an aspiring actress, who admires Mae West for her determination to beat the odds. On her annual pilgrimage to West’s gravesite, she meets Charlie, a film librarian and Mae West devotee. These two shy fans end up finding self-confidence and romance in their shared love of this entertainment icon. Cygnet Theatre, 4040 Twiggs St., Old Town, 619.337.1525.



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