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Cooking and Baking Class @ Adams Recreation Kitchen
Mar 9 – May 31 all-day
Soccer 12 & Under @ Normal Heights Multipurpose Field
Mar 22 – May 30 all-day
Soccer 10 & Under @ Normal Heights Multipurpose Field
Apr 3 – Jun 1 all-day
The Loneliest Girl in the World @ The Historic Diversionary Theatre
May 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

World Premiere Musical
The Loneliest Girl in the World
Book & Lyrics by Gordon Leary
Music by Julia Meinwald
Directed by Matt M. Morrow

May 24-June 24, 2018

Following the life and evolution of Anita Bryant and her biggest fan, Tommy, The Loneliest Girl in the World magically charts the emergence of the gay rights movement on urgently intimate terms. By turns delightful and provocative, this inspiring new musical is a reminder of a battle yet won, the purpose of pie, and the power of an individual voice.

The Loneliest Girl in the World was featured in the National Alliance for Musical Theatre’s Festival of New Musicals Fall 2016. Leary and Meinwald’s musicals have been seen at Ars Nova, The Director’s Company, Joe’s Pub, Lincoln Center Directors Lab, Prospect Theater Company, Weston Playhouse, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and the York Theatre Company. Leary is the recipient of the 2009 Richard Rodgers Award.

Amanda Brown and Savannah Philyaw @ Lestat's
Jun 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Amanda Brown Many fans first heard Amanda Brown on season three of The Voice, but by then, shed already built a career performing with artists such as Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Justin Timberlake, CeeLo Green, Jennifer Hudson, Michael Bolton, Jessie J, Gwen Stefani, and others. Brown spent much of 2017 as a background vocalist on Adeles 25 world tour, before kicking off 2018 on tour with The Killers, who asked her to sing backing vocals and open for the band with her own material. With the spring 2018 release of her highly anticipated full-length debut, Dirty Water, music fans will finally hear her risk-taking, pop-savvy, finely honed rock-and-roll. Her first single from that debut, titled The Believers, is out now. Doors open 7:30 PM for General Admission. Seated Savannah Philyaw starts at 8:00 PM Amanda Brown at 9:00 PM All Ages Lestat’s West 3343 Adams Avenue San Diego, CA 92116 United States No Refunds

Art Journaling: An Open Door (June Workshop) @ Art on 30th
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 am

Let this be the creative space and time you are seeking…Let this be the creative process you desire… Art journaling is a powerful way to re-connect with your soul, set your creative spirit free and express yourself. Playfully creating builds trust in your creative process. Open doors and doorways represent the many opportunities and options we have in our lives. They hold potential, allowing passage from one place to another. They offer us a glimpse of our own secret yearnings and desires. Join me as we navigate the mystery of an open door in our art journals using creative prompts in writing, painting, drawing, collage and more. • Attendees are encouraged to bring a sack lunch• Some supplies included in workshop fee• Perfect for any skill level, no experience required.• ​Student parking available in back lot June Supply List: Your mixed media art journal Ephemera: Bring a variety of papers. (painted papers, handmade papers, rice paper, tissue, napkins, maps, book text, sheet music, etc.) Acrylic Gesso: black and white Pens: A variety: black, white, gel, felt tip, permanent, water-soluble, colored markers, etc. Pencils: A variety: charcoal, stabilo all, lyra, general writing, colored, pastels, etc. Acrylic Paints: bring a variety of colors Paintbrushes: bring a variety of sizes and shapes Painting supplies: paint palette / water container / paper towels or rags / apron / gloves.  Bring what you are comfortable using on your own. Spray water bottle Heat gun for drying your pages Wax paper or deli sheets for in-between pages Matte and gel medium 

SAT – Art 101: Paints & Surfaces with instructor Kristen Ide @ Art on 30th
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 am

Join us for PAINTS & SURFACES of the Art 101: Getting Started With Art series! Learn about paint, additives, surfaces, and complete a simple painting—Wine & Canvas style.​ A series that introduces students to various types of painting mediums: watercolor, acrylics, and oil. If you are brand new to art making and don’t know where to start, this is the class for you! Learn the topics you see listed on each session and complete a simple painting—Wine & Canvas style.This class is mostly material based and helps students learn hands-on the various painting supplies and how to best use them. Perfect for those: who have never picked up a brush who want to “try before you buy” art supplies who wants to start making art but feels intimidated ​who loves paint parties and wants to explore more! Meets first 3 weeks of the month​June 2nd, 9th, and 16th​Saturdays from 10am-12pm​All supplies are included!

Skyler Lutes @ Adams Ave. Rec Center
Jun 2 @ 1:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Skyler Lutes Band. 1pm-2pm MAIN STAGE Art Around Adams Festival

Diane Marie and Randy Lane @ Rosie O'Grady's Bar
Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Diane Marie and Randy Lane, a 2 vocal, 2 guitar duo, will be bringing their unplugged-styled  original and cover songs to Rosie O’ Grady’s during Art Around Adams. The music features tight harmonies and uptempo acoustic guitar work. The genre is alt/indie/singer/songwriter.

Beston Barnett’s New Project @ Lestat's
Jun 3 @ 3:30 pm – 3:30 pm