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

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Tonight July 6, it is Out Night at Cygnet Theatre. It is a special evening for theater lovers from the LGBT community that features a pre-show mixer with cocktails and appetizers. Free with ticket to Our Town. Mixer begins at 6:30 pm, followed by a 7:30 performance. Cost: $35 - $39.

Thursday, July 7 is the U.S. premiere of Diversionary Theatre's new comedy "Poster Boys" inspired by real events that examines love and the power of branding. It runs through July 24. Cost: $20 - $45.

The Coronado Playhouse will host a special dinner featuring complimentary champagne for "A Roman Holiday" opening night on Friday, July 8. Dinner begins at 6:30 pm followed by the theatrical performance. Cost of Dinner and Show - $40.

The week-long performance of "Hershey Felder in Concert: The Great American Songbook" begins on Monday, July 11 at the Old Globe Theatre. The play features an entire century of American music from masters such as Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, George and Ira Gershwin, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim. Cost: $39 - $84.

Don't forget, "Shrek the Musical" a magical, satirical comedy based on the successful film, is at the Civic Theatre through July 10. Read the San Diego Gay & Lesbian News exclusive with the openly gay actor who plays Donkey and also see a VIDEO preview. Cost: $25 and up.

Need a Laugh?

Sunday, July 10 the comedians from Brew Ha Ha Comedy Entertainment will help celebrate the grand opening of the Moxie Theatre on 6663 El Cajon Boulevard. The show guarantees laughter and will feature an all-woman line-up. Fun begins at 7 pm. Cost: No drink minimum, $15 suggested donation.

Then on Tuesday, July 12 Brew Ha Ha teams up with San Diego Desserts for an evening of laughter, gourmet desserts and wine at 5987 El Cajon Blvd. The comedy headliner for the evening is Albert Linton. Half of proceeds go to Global Family Philanthropy to help build a HIV/Aids clinic in Haiti. Cost: No drink minimum, donations suggested. Check out his take on growing up poor:


On Saturday, July 9 head to the Birch North Park Theatre for Laugh Out Loud - A Comics' Benefit for FilmOut San Diego, featuring comedians Vicki Barbolak, Shawn Pelofsky, Jackie Monahan and Justin Martindale. Cost: $25.

Live Comedy Live hosts Rajan Dharni and Christian Spicer return for another night of comedy on Monday, July 11 with the hilarious antics of national headliner Mat Edgar at Bourbon Street Bar and Grill. Laughter begins at 8:30 pm. Cost: Free like laughter should be.

Film-related

Cinema Under the Stars in Mission Hills will once again give film fans a chance to see two classics on the big screen. Thursday, July 7 and Friday, July 8 watch Jimmy Stewart in "Vertigo" and on Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, July 10 see Steve McQueen in "The Cincinnati Kid." All shows begin at 8:30 pm. Cost: $14 - $15. Here's a "Vertigo" sneak peek:


The Museum of Photographic Arts will screen the first major blockbuster of postwar Italy "Riso Amaro (Bitter Rice) " on Thursday, July 7 at 7 pm. The black and white classic chronicles the work of the "mondine" (female rice weeders) in the rice fields of Piedmont. Cost: $5 suggested donation.

The Film Forum at the San Diego Public Library (located downtown in East Village) will feature two documentary films this week. On Sunday, July 10 at 3 pm see the 2011 documentary "A Sacred Duty, Applying Jewish Values to Help Heal the World," which focuses on the "ethics of our relationship to our natural world and why it is imperative that we respond quickly to help shift our imperiled planet to a sustainable path." A raw vegan food demo follows the film. Then on Monday, July 11 at 6:30 pm catch a screening of "Enemies of the People" - a look at the genocide in Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge in the late 1970s from the perpetrators point of view. Cost: Free.

Special Events

Part of a summer dance series, the PGK Project will present a new contemporary dance performance titled “Where & When” at The Vine at the Bernardo Winery on Sunday, July 10 at 2 and 7 pm. The performances will explore where and how dance happens and what inspires and motivates dance performance in creative, entertaining ways. Cost: $15 General, $10 Senior / Student.

Enjoy the sunshine, get some exercise, and help raise funds for a good cause on Sunday, July 10 at the 2011 San Diego Blood Bank 5K walk/run. Supporters can enjoy food and drinks at the "family fun zone" while 5k participants begin their journey at 8 am. Cost: Entry fee is now $30 adults and $15 kids under 12; Activities are free to supporters.

Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10 head over to Fiesta Island for the 58th annual Over The Line World Championship Tournament. Known to locals as OTL, the tournament features three-person softball teams. Although registration is full, it is good time for the 21 and over crowd, with lots of beer but NO bottles, babies or bowsers. It gets crowded quickly and some roads are closed, so arrive early. Plan for public transportation or take advantage of the free shuttles. Games are played from 7:30 am to dusk. Cost: Free.

The Liquid Aloha Music Festival sponsored by Kona Brewing Co. takes place on Saturday, July 9 at Liberty Station from 3 to 8 pm. Enjoy great music and good beer. Cost: $15.

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.