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Old Town Theatre begins its Thornton Wilder adaptation, the Pulitzer Prize winner, Our Town, which debuts on Thursday, June 9 and runs through July 10. See why the courtship and marriage of George and Emily has become an American classic. Cost: $25 - $29.

Four different conductors and musicians will display their talents at Balboa Theatre's four-day Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra. The first performance takes place on Saturday, June 11 and then again June 14, 16, and 18. All showtimes begin at 7:30 pm Cost: $20 - $85.

Bach Collegium San Diego presents its first-ever staged opera: Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas . Performances will take place June 11 and June 12 at the brand new Rancho Santa Fe Performing Arts Center. Cost: $20 - $50.

One night only! The American and British rock-influenced group, Black Country Communion takes the stage at the Civic Theatre on Thursday, June 9 at 8 pm. Cost: $51 - $72. Check out the sneak peek:


Need a Laugh?

Comedians Sean Wherley and Sarah Burford are back for another Laugh Out Proud Comedy Show featuring an all LGBT comedian line-up on Thursday, June 9. Their headliner is the young and talented, Travon Free, whose comedy is influenced by his bisexual and African-American background. It all begins at 8pm at Martinis Above Fourth. Cost: Two menu item purchases.

The Civic Theatre will feature a special night of laughter with Mike Epps & Friends Comedy Explosion on Saturday, June 11 at 8pm. Cost: $50 - $53 .

Brew Ha Ha Comedy Entertainment will feature international headliner Kurt Swann on Saturday, June 11 , at 4590 Park Blvd. in University Heights. Show begins at 7 pm. Cost: No cover or drink minimum, but donations are accepted.

Comedian Eddie Pence will headline for Live Comedy Live hosts Rajan Dharni and Christian Spicer at Bourbon Street Bar and Grill on Monday, June 13. The laughter begins at 8:30 pm. Cost: Free. Check out his "I Don't Care" routine:


Film-related

Tonight, see the 2000 Cameron Crowe hit that jumped started Kate Hudson's career. "Almost Famous" will be screened poolside at the Pearl Hotel Dive-In Movie Theater. Movie begins at 8 pm. Admission: Free, but bring some cash for food and drinks!

On Thursday, June 9, the Museum of Photographic Arts presents another installment of their "Coming of Age Festival" with the classic cartoon movie about a lovable cub scout and a grump old man. "Up" begins at 6 pm. Cost: Suggested donation $5.

Join Congressman Bob Filner at the Media Arts Center San Diego lab in North Park for a special Teen Producers Media Showcase and screening of Dream Act Documentary "Dream" on Saturday, June 11 from 4 to 6 pm. Cost: Free.

Cinema Under the Stars in Mission Hills will once again offer two movie features. See Kevin Spacey in his Oscar-winning performance in "American Beauty" on Thursday, June 9 and Friday, June 10, and then see Steve McQueen in the classic "Baby, The Rain Must Fall " on Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12. All shows begin at 8:30 pm. Cost: $14 - $15. Preview:


Special Events

The San Diego County Fair celebrates its 75th year starting Friday, June 10 and will remain open through July 4. Be sure to check out SDGLN's official guide. Cost: Varies, see link above for special admission fees and discounts.

San Diego Human Dignity Foundation, an organization committed to creating positive social change in San Diego's LGBT community, will host its 15th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, June 11 at Little Italy's Anthology. Cost: $150 - $225.

The Slut Walk San Diego takes place on Saturday, June 11 from 1:30 to 2 pm. The march and rally is designed to end sexual violence, bullying tactics, and the justification of sexual violence that is victim blaming — as well as to reclaim the word "slut." Cost: Free.

On Sunday, June 12 head over to Cups Organic in La Jolla and join Chef Jesus Gonzalez, former Creative Chef for Rancho La Puerta and Golden Door Spas, for a Farm-to-Table Culinary Experience . Several unique recipes will be provided. This class has limited space and takes place from 9 am to 12 pm. Cost: $65.

Teralta Park on the corner of Orange Ave and 40th Street will host the The Really Really Free Market on Sunday, June 12 from 11 am to 2 pm. Bring all those things you are not using anymore and leave them in the "free pile" and if someone's else "junk" is your newfound "treasure" - take it home with you! Cost: Free.

Head over to West Hollywood this weekend and join Grand Marshall Johnny Weir at 2011 LA Pride celebrations taking place June 10 through June 12. Between parties and the parade, there are lots of opportunities to meet new friends. Cost: Varies depending on event, check link for details.

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.