Ken Leighton 6:30 p.m., Aug. 20
Best events in San Diego: June 6-12
Thursday | 6
ERNEST SILVA: ARTIST AT WORK
Experience how Ernest Silva develops his signature iconography. Complimentary appetizers and an open beer and wine bar provided. Reservations suggested. $0–$10.
WHEN: 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside. 760-435-3721; oma-online.org
Friday | 7
RACK OF AGES: ROCK ’N’ ROLL GETS BURLESQUED
The Bourbon Dames share a history of rock ’n’ roll from the 1950s to the present day, through a burlesque lens. Event supports team fundraising efforts for the Susan G. Komen three-day walk. Amber Ray headlines. Also featuring Sassy Stiletto, Lizzie L’amour, Kixxi Galore, Ryder Moore, Jessabelle Thunder, Valentina (Unity), Nina Bel Vande, Dottie Deville, Ginger N. Whiskey, Lulu D’Lovely, and more. Silent auction during cocktail hour and intermission. There will be food for purchase and a cash bar. VIP experiences available. $25–$200.
WHEN: 7:00 to 11:00 p.m.
WHERE: Sunset Temple Theater, 3911 Kansas Street, North Park. Rackofages.eventbrite.com
Saturday | 8
COLOR ME RAD 5K
Runners get blasted with rainbow-colored cornstarch every five minutes while making their way to the finish line. The run benefits Deaf Community Services of San Diego, whose programs include literacy education and mental-health services. $35–$50.
WHEN: 7:00 a.m.
WHERE: Petco Park, 100 Park Boulevard, East Village. Colormerad.com
Sunday | 9
FROGQUEST: PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT
Teams will be turned loose on the streets, beaches, pubs, and shops, where they’ll compete with each other to complete a list of whimsical challenges for points, then submit the photographic evidence to judges for validation and bonus points. Afterward, all the teams will come together for food and drink specials and a post-game photo slideshow. Feel free to involve tweens and teens. Event theme: A Midsummer Night’s Dream. $25–$175. WHEN: 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Lumberyard Tavern, 967 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas. Frogquest.com
Monday | 10
TASTE OF LA MESA
The fifth annual event features food and dessert tastings from La Mesa restaurants, wine and beer for purchase, and entertainment. Parking shuttles provided. VIP opportunity includes preferred parking and “Up Close and Personal” tasting with food vendors, restaurants, and beverage providers exclusively between 5 and 6 p.m. $35–$60. RSVP: email@example.com
/> WHEN: 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: La Mesa Community Center, 4975 Memorial Drive, La Mesa. 619-465-7700 x1; lamesachambermaster.chambermaster.com
Tuesday | 11
GAME SHOW NIGHT
Jack Fontenot hosts this fast-paced, hourlong show. Guests can sign up to be contestants in an ever-changing rotation of games, competing for prizes ranging from bubble gum to bar tabs. Sign-ups begin at 7:30, participation not guaranteed. Ages 21+.
WHEN: 7:45 to 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Redwing Bar and Grill, 4012 30th Street, North Park. 619-281-8700; redwingbar.com
Wednesday | 12
WALLED IN: A WEST BERLIN GIRL’S JOURNEY TO FREEDOM
J. Elke Ertle will discuss her new memoir, in which she shares what it was like to grow up in West Berlin, Germany, during the aftermath of World War II.
WHEN: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Mission Hills Library, 925 West Washington Street. 619-692-4910; walled-in-berlin.com