Calendar June 18-30

Posted: June 18th, 2011 | Arts & Entertainment | No Comments

Spreckels Organ Society will host Celebration at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion on Monday, June 20.

Saturday, June 18
The Other Prom: The San Diego LGBT Community Center will host The Other Prom, an LGBT youth and allies prom, from 6 to 9 p.m. The event will have a ’90s theme and feature music, food and special performances by youth. The Other Prom is free and for youth ages 14 to 18. The Center is located at 3909 Centre St. in Hillcrest. For more information, e-mail, or call (619) 692-2077.

Drag for Charity: Bourbon Street will host Drag for Charity at 10 p.m. The event will feature staff dressed in drag and “hot” go-go boys. Tori Heart will host the event with music by DJ Lil Chris. Staff will donate a portion of tips to Mama’s Kitchen. Bourbon Street is located at 4612 Park Blvd. in University Heights. For more information, visit

Sunday, June 19
World Refugee Day:
Balboa Park’s Museum of Photographic Arts will host World Refugee Day from 1 to 6 p.m. The event will celebrate San Diego as the refugee resettlement capital of the world by featuring food, photography and special guest speakers, such as Don Bartletti, Pulitzer Prize winner, Fady Hadid, award-winning filmmakers, and more. The event will include documentary premieres, discussions and San Diego-based photography. The event is free and includes access to the museum’s regular galleries. The Museum of Photgraphic Arts is located at 1649 El Prado in Balboa Park. For more information, visit or

Monday, June 20
Spreckels Organ Society will host Celebration, an evening of music, at Balboa Park’s Spreckels Organ Pavilion at 7:30 p.m. Carol Williams, civic organist, will perform with the House of Scotland Pipe Band, the Finest City Brass Herald Trumpets and the Choir of St. Paul’s Cathedral. Admission is free. The concert will follow Bach’s Supper Taco Fiesta, a taco buffet, at the Pavilion at 5 p.m. The supper costs $30 per person and $25 for children 12 and under. The Spreckels Organ Pavilion is located at 1549 El Prado, Ste. 10, in Balboa Park. For more information, visit, or call (619) 702-8138.

Tuesday, June 21
Train of Thought:
Queen Bee’s Art and Cultural Center will host Train of Thought, a spoken word and comedy performance, from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. The event will also feature an open mic, live music and improvisational performances. Gil Sotu will host. DJ Red Light will provide music. The event is free. Queen Bee’s is located at 3925 Ohio St. For more information, visit, or call (619) 255-5147.

Thursday, June 23
Business Awards Luncheon:
The Greater San Diego Business Association (GSDBA) will host a Business Awards Luncheon at the Hilton San Diego Resort on Mission Bay from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The business association will honor local businesses and organizations including Abbas, Jenson and Cundari, CPAs, and the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus. Writer and comedienne Monique Marvez will give the keynote address. Radio personality Jeff Gelder will emcee. Individual tickets are $50. The Hilton San Diego Resort on Mission Bay is located at 1775 East Mission Bay Dr. For more information, visit, or call (619) 296-4543.

Saturday, June 25,
Frida Kahlo’s 104th birthday:
The San Diego LGBT Community Center’s Latino Services will host a celebration of Frida Kahlo’s 104th birthday from 6 to 10 p.m. The event will take place in The Center’s auditorium and feature a live salsa band, traditional Mexican dance performances, exhibits and vendors and a Frida look-a-like contest. Food and tequila will be served. Tickets are $15 at the door and $12 in advance. The Center is located at 3909 Centre St. in Hillcrest. To purchase tickets, visit For more information, visit, or call (619) 692-2077.

Sunday, June 26
Ice cream making:
The Hillcrest Farmer’s Market information booth will host an ice cream making event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants will learn how to make ice cream. The information booth is located at the center of the farmer’s market. The market consists of 110 vendors of locally grown in-season fruit, crafts and cooked meals and is open rain or shine. Admission is free. The farmers market is located at 3960 Normal St. in Hillcrest. For more information, visit

Wednesday, June 29
Bear BBQ:
Bears San Diego will host a barbeque at Fiesta Island from 7 to 10 p.m. The group will provide participants with hot dogs and burgers to cook by a fire. The group will provide the hot dogs and burgers and requests attendees bring one of the following: a side dish, appetizers, salad or dessert. Stay for the Seaworld fireworks at 9:50 p.m. Bears San Diego is a non-profit organization for bears and bear lovers. The event is free. Fiesta Island is located at Fiesta Island Rd. For more information, visit, or call (619) 364-6893.

Thursday, June 30
Writers group:
The San Diego Writers, Ink will meet at Lestat’s Coffee House from 5 to 6 p.m. The meet is a gathering for fast-paced writing where participants will be provided with prompts. Bring notebooks and writing material and meet with like-minded writers in a safe and friendly environment. No registration
is required. Steve Montgomery and Judy Reeves will host the event. Admission is $5. Lestat’s is located at 3343 Adams Ave. in Normal Heights. For more information, visit or

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