We were captivated by Charlene Mosley’s paintings after learning she had worked on the Oscar-nominated animated film Loving Vincent. The North Park-based artist will showcase new nature-inspired works at her solo exhibition, Pollinators until July 3.
Gallery of Sparks.
For nearly a decade, the San Diego International Fringe Festival has specialized in lesser-known, underground, and downright weird acts from the performing arts world. Taking place in various local venues over 11 days, these performances are done without any form of censorship or compliance.
The Roustabouts Theater Company closes its season with the West Coast premiere of The iron (until June 25). This psychological drama explores a family bond that has been fractured by the criminal justice system and features a real mother and daughter acting duo.
Canadian poet, Instagram phenomenon and author of Milk and Honey, Rupi Kaur will deliver a performance of passionate poetry. The show uses original music and image projections, and is based on her personal experience of love, loss, community and her Indian female identity.
Step away to watch the pros perform break dancing and other battle-style competitions at the Culture of 4 San Diego Summer Street Dance Festival.
There’s no way to sample all 200 beers from 70 local breweries at the San Diego Brew Festival at Liberty Station, but it’s worth it. Otherwise, there are also 10 food trucks, cover bands, and lawn games to boot.
Discover (and taste!) how diverse local chefs are directly inspired by San Diego’s rich ingredients at Noble House Hotels & Resorts’ Under the Influence of SoCal dinner series. Executive Chef Nick Green of L’Auberge Del Mar’s Adelaide restaurant cooks up this month’s multi-course feast.
Auberge Del Mar
Listening to live music at the Athenaeum’s Music and Arts Library is practically a summertime tradition, and the Farrell Family Jazz at the Athenaeum series is a great kickoff to the season. First of all, Kenny Werner and Grégoire Maret pay tribute to the great jazzman Toots Thielemans; save the date for pianist Andy Milne and his band, Unison, on July 7. The series will continue with four more concerts until July 30.
Athenaeum Music and Art Library
Celebrate the best restaurants, breweries and other businesses north of 56 at San Diego Magazineis the best party in North County.
Carlsbad Flower Fields
When in doubt, just shout “Opa!” during the San Diego Greek Festival, which was held all weekend. There will be plenty of spanakopita to go around.
Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church
Taste of Gaslamp/Little Italy/Adams Avenue
Speaking of food, expect to pound the pavement this month for three tasting events. First, the annual Taste of Gaslamp is a self-guided food tour through 16 city blocks. Undeniably a well-established tradition in the district, there is also the Taste of Little Italy June 21-22 and Taste of Adams Avenue June 26.
Theater lovers will definitely want to check out this new hip-hop musical. The brainchild of Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail and Anthony Veneziale, it’s an improv-style comedy that’s also the subject of a Hulu documentary. Until July 10.
The old globe