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Thursday | 19

INTERNATIONAL ROBOSUB COMPETITION
Sponsored by U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research and Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, this autonomous underwater robot competition challenges a “new generation of engineers to develop autonomous vehicles that can perform realistic missions in an underwater environment.” If you can’t make it in person, catch the live web cast. (auvsifoundation.org/webcasts)
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (also Friday through Sunday)
WHERE: U.S. Navy TRANSDEC pool, Point Loma. Robosub.org

Friday | 20

PRIDE OF HILLCREST BLOCK PARTY
Celebrate the installation of a 65-foot-tall LGBT Pride flag during this party “with urban style and flare.” The streets will be shut down, and dance stages set up for the fabulous affair. $15-$50, age 21+
WHEN: 6 to 11 p.m.
WHERE: Normal Street at Lincoln Avenue, Hillcrest. Fabuloushillcrest.com

Saturday | 21

WRITE A PUBLISHABLE BOOK IN A WEEKEND!
Learn how to get and stay in the “Author Zone State,” during which your book “literally writes itself.” Author of 24 books Tom Bird has worked with over 80,000 aspiring authors, and promises to provide all the tools you need to “harness the unique and special gifts you potentially possess as both a person and as an author” during this lecture with writing activities. $45-$54
WHEN: 9 a.m. to noon
WHERE: The Ink Spot, 710 13th Street, Downtown. 619-696-0363; sandiegowriters.org

Sunday | 22

SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL
Check out more than 100 short films from around the world, all made for children and teens. Programs combine animated, live-action, and documentary films clustered for different age groups throughout each day. Free
WHEN: 10 to 5 p.m. (also Saturday)
WHERE: Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado, Balboa Park. 760-805-9510; sdchildrensfilm.org

Monday | 23

ANTHOLOGY JAZZ INSTITUTE FOR YOUNG TEENS
Anthology hosts one-week summer jazz workshops taught by professional jazz musicians for students 12-15 years old, of all skill levels. Kids learn performance skills, improvisation, jazz theory and history. The workshops conclude with a concert at Anthology. Free-$650
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (second session begins July 30)
WHERE: Francis Parker Middle-Upper School, 6501 Linda Vista Road, Linda Vista. 858-569-7900 x4424; francisparker.org/summerjazz

Tuesday | 24

JOE VS THE VOLCANO, THE MUSICAL
Lamb’s Players took one of Tom Hanks’s less popular movies and turns it into a “charming” musical comedy in this world premiere of the adaptation written by Scott Hafso and Darcy Phillips and directed by Robert Smyth, with musical direction by Jon Lorenz and choreography by Colleen Kollar Smith. $26-$64
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. (ongoing through July 29, check for dates and times)
WHERE: Lamb’s Players Theatre, 1142 Orange Avenue, Coronado. 619-437-6000; lambsplayers.org

Wednesday | 25

DIVINE RIVALRY
The Old Globe Theatre offers Michael Kramer and D.S. Moynihan’s drama, based on a real event: Michaelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci vie in a painting competition orchestrated by Niccolo Machiavelli. Directed by Michael Wilson. $29-$81
WHEN: 7 p.m. (ongoing through August 5, check for dates and times)
WHERE: The Old Globe Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park. 619-234-5623; theoldglobe.org

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