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Get Going with VIDEOS: Your handy guide to the week's top events in San Diego

On Stage

Experience a special Behind the Scenes Tour at the historic Balboa Theatre and get the inside scoop on the three-year, $26 million renovation. Saturday, May 21 at 9:30 am and again at 11:30 am. Cost: Free.

The San Diego Women's Chorus Spring concert - "Our Romance" - is described as a journey through the romantic world and all its joys, sorrows, delights and yearnings. Song selections include "I’ll Cover You" from Rent, "Come What May" from Moulin Rouge, and many more. Saturday, May 21 at 7:00pm and Sunday, May 22 at 3:00 pm at the Mission Hills United Church of Christ. Cost: up to $15.

Relive the magic of 80's music and discover why "Mixtape" has been extended through July 17 at the Lamb's Players Theatre. Dress in 80's fashion on Friday nights, and receive a complimentary soft drink. Cost: $26 - $53.

"Mixtape" sneak peek:


Need a Laugh?

The National Comedy Theatre (NCT) in Hillcrest features comedic performances to "Whose Line is it Anyway?" The audience picks the games, helps comedians call the fouls, and ultimately decides which team is the evening's winner. And it's CLEAN! Appropriate for all ages and no drink minimums. NCT performances are every Friday and Saturday at 7:30 and 9:45 pm. Thursdays are College Team Nights at 7:30 pm and on Sunday, shows begin at 8 pm. Cost: $8 - $15.

"Live Comedy Live" hosts Rajan Dharni and Christian Spicer get your week started off right, on Monday, May 23 with several performances, and headliner, Jabari Davis . The laughter begins at 8:30 pm at Bourbon Street Bar and Grill in University Heights. Cost: Free.

Film Related

FilmOut San Diego hosts a special screening to celebrate the career and life of gay icon, Elizabeth Taylor in the film classic "Suddenly, Last Summer", co-starring Katherine Hepburn and Montgomery Clift. Screening takes place tonight at 7 pm at the Birch North Park Theatre. Cost: $10. Sneak preview:


Also tonight, be ready to laugh when you watch the wildest bachelor party adventure in "The Hangover". Go Vegas style and watch it poolside at the Pearl Hotel Dive-In Movie Theater. Movie begins at 8 pm. Admission: Free, but bring some cash for food and drinks!

Support up and coming student filmmakers on Thursday, May 19 at UCSD's 4th Annual Student Film Festival. See 10 of the top student films, plus enjoy free pizza, gift bags, and live music before the show, by LA-based band, The Janks. Cost: Pay what you can.

Also at UCSD, The Power of Choice Film Project comes to the campus on Saturday, May 21. Join student groups and community activists for a film screening and panel discussion - MOTHERHOOD by CHOICE, Not Chance. Event begins at 6 pm. Cost: Free.

See Marylin Monroe in the white dress performance that made her a Hollywood icon in the "Seven Year Itch." Watch it under the moonlight at 8:30 pm on Thursday, May 19, Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21 at Cinema Under the Stars in Mission Hills. Cost: $14 - $15.

The Museum of Photographic Arts, in collaboration with the Birch North Park Theatre, hosts "Cine Cucina", a celebration of the miracle of food and its impact on cultures. Events take place on Thursday, May 19 and on Saturday, May 21. Cost: $20.

Special Events

Honor Harvey Milk, one of the LGBT civil rights movement's most well-known leaders, at the 3rd Annual Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast on Friday, May 20, 7:30 am at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel.

Support a good cause. UC San Diego's First and Finest a cappella group The Tritones, presents the 6th Annual Ballroom Concert benefiting The Trevor Project on Saturday May 21, at the UC San Diego Price Center Ballroom West. Doors open at 7:30pm and the show begins at 8:00pm. Cost: $6/students and $10/adult.

Head on over to Ocean Beach on Saturday, May 21 for the Music & Sports Festival at the Beach from 10 am to 9 pm. Enjoy various sports-related activities, ride on a 70-foot Ferris Wheel, rock out to six bands, plus much more, including a craft beer garden. Cost: $3 admission.

Queen Bee's Art & Cultural Center will host the return of Sight & Sound, a North Park premiere event featuring local artists, and live performances by musicians and comedians. Proceeds will benefit local charity, Traveling Stories. Cost: $10 - $12.

On Sunday, May 22 get ready to mangia, mangia and head on over to the Sicilian Festival in Little Italy. Enjoy a cultural pavilion, Sicilian food, and live entertainment. Cost: Free admission.

The San Diego Spirits Festival will host their fourth and final Bartender Battle on Monday, May 23 at the El Dorado Lounge, downtown. The event will also feature complimentary appetizers from Alchemy. The shaking and stirring begins at 7 pm. Cost: Admission is free, but bring cash for cocktails.

Bring your appetites on Tuesday, May 24 to the annual Coast of PB Restaurant Walk. Twenty of the neighborhood's restaurants will showcase their culinary creations, as well as wines and craft beers, from 3 to 7 pm. Cost: $20.

GET GOING is a weekly feature highlighting San Diego’s best events with an emphasis on, but not limited to, theater, dance, music, comedy, politics, films and museums. Submit notices by e-mail prior to our Wednesday publication date to Staff Writer Esther Rubio-Sheffrey at esther@sdgln.com.