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Get Going with VIDEOS: San Diego kicks off its pre-summer fun

special events

Live it Up at Stepping Stone's outdoor extravaganza on Saturday, June 4 from 2 to 6 pm. Enjoy car and fashion shows while munching on delicious treats from local restaurants. Guests will also be presented with an exhibit chronicling 35 years of Stepping Stone's services, including audio-visual components and archived materials. Cost: $25.

San Diego's Queer Engineers, Scientists and Technical Professionals will get together for a happy hour on Thursday, June 2 from 6 to 10 pm at "Surfside," located at Scripps Institute of Oceanography. All are welcome. Cost: Free, just bring some cash for drinks.

Celebrate Art on Adams on Saturday, June 4. Two miles of local artists, musicians and crafts. This one-of-a-kind festival has drawn over 10,000 San Diegans. Seven hours of fun begins at 3 pm. Cost: Free.

Make it a special day at the beach this weekend for man's best friend. The 6th Annual Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog Competition returns to Imperial Beach on Saturday, June 4. Don't miss the best canine surfers riding the waves beginning at 10:30 am. Then on Sunday, June 5 make your way to Encinitas for the 2011 Pet Health Expo from 9 am to 1 -pm. Cost: Both events are FREE.

The Wings Over Gillespie Air Show June 4 through June 6, will feature an arsenal of military aircrafts and an air show. Cost: Prices vary, but some events are FREE.

There is no better time to get out and see the California coast line - get out and support cyclists as they embark on an experience of a lifetime. This year's seven-day bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles is the 10th anniversary of the Ride to End AIDS. Cheer on cyclists June 5 through June 11. See a glimpse of the experience:

on stage

The Lamb's Players Theatre takes on the American classic, The Music Man. The musical treat featuring one of the stage's most lovable characters, Harold Hill, begins June 3 and runs through July 24. Cost: $28 - $62.

Diversionary Theatre will host the Inner Missions Productions' debut of Swimming in the Shallows, the story of Barb who chooses to reinvent her life when she learns that certain monks live with only eight possessions. Production runs June 4 through June 26. Cost: $15 - $20.

Presented by San Diego Musical Theater and performed at the Lyceum downtown, the winner of nine Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Best Drama, A Chorus Line is in San Diego through June 12. Cost: $27 - $60.

Need a Laugh?

The first Wednesday of the month at The Whistle Stop bar in South Park brings together local talent like KT Tatara, Matt Blagg, Sam Wiles, Jesse Egan, and Joe Charles for a Fu*k Alt. Comedy special. Fun begins at 9 pm. Cost: Free, like laughter should be.

It wouldn't be Monday at Bourbon Street Bar and Grill without Live Comedy Live hosts Rajan Dharni and Christian Spicer. On June 6, don't miss the hottest young comics starting at 8:30 pm. Cost: Free.

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.


Tonight, relive the magic of New York's 1988 bar scene with the romantic class of "Cocktail." Watch Tom Cruise shake it and pour 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!

On Thursday, June 2, the Museum of Photographic Arts presents the Italian film "Senso (Sense)" at 7 pm. Travel back in time to 1866, during the Austrian Empire rule in Italy and see what happens when an Italian Countess and an Austrian Lieutenant test the limits of sensuality. Cost: Suggested donation $5.

Cinema Under the Stars in Mission Hills will feature two films this week. Thursday, June 2 and Friday June, 3 see Jack Nicholson in Roman Polanski's 1974 film noir classic - "Chinatown." On Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5 see Jimmy Stewart and Doris Day in Alfred Hitchcock's "The Man Who Knew Too Much." All shows begin at 8:30 pm. Cost: $14 - $15. Preview:

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.