Around Town: Coastal North County events, June 2016

June 3 through July 4: “Mad About the Fair,” based on the Lewis Carroll classic “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” is the theme of the San Diego County Fair opening at 4 p.m. on Friday, June 3, and continuing through Monday, July 4 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. (The fair is closed on Mondays, except July 4, and the first two Tuesdays.) The fair features many special events and concerts. For more information, visit

June 6: North Coast Repertory Theatre in Solana Beach presents “Love, Loss and What I Wore,” a play of monologues and ensemble pieces featuring Marion Ross and Mariette Hartley and based on the bestselling book by Ilene Beckerman. The performance starts at 7:30 p.m. with a reception featuring wine and hors d’oeuvres starting at 6 p.m. Tickets for the reception and performance are $100. The tax-deductible portion of the ticket is $60.

June 7: North Coast Repertory Theatre in Solana Beach presents “Our American Hamlet.” Six months after Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth, his brother Edwin decides to make a comeback and perform Hamlet on Broadway. Admission is free with donations accepted at the door. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.

June 13: Spend an evening with the beautiful, damaged, poetic, joyous, petty, coarse and tyrannical characters of Chekhov in “Chekhov UnScripted” at North Coast Repertory Theatre in Solana Beach. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25.

June 14: ViaSat provides a free veteran’s transition workshop to help military veterans transition to the civilian workforce. The event takes place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the ViaSat Multipurpose Room, 6155 El Camino Real in Carlsbad.

June 15 – July 2: Moonlight Stage Productions at the Moonlight Amphitheatre in Vista puts on “Sister Act,” the hit musical based on the Whoopi Goldberg film. Tickets are $23 to $55 for all reserved seating, and $8 to $20 for general admission lawn seating. The shows start at 8 p.m. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 760-724-2110 or visit

June 16: The 2016 season of Encinitas Classic Car Cruise night continues in downtown Encinitas at the Encinitas Smog Center at the intersection of 101 and F Street. Hundreds of vintage vehicles from all over San Diego will be parked and cruising from late afternoon until 8 p.m. This month’s attractions are Mopar Car Club of San Diego (Dodge, Chrysler & Plymouth), San Diego Mini Car Club and Vintage Motorcycles at Charlie’s Foreign Car — plus live music. For more information on the event or sponsorship, visit or call 760-943-1950.

June 18: Children (and parents) are invited to celebrate summer at the annual Fairy Festival at the Hamilton Children’s Garden at San Diego Botanic Gardens in Encinitas from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Fairy Festival features fairy- and garden-themed crafts; a fairy queen; and musical entertainment. Food is provided by Leucadia Pizza and Rita’s Italian Ice. Youngsters are welcome to dress up in fairy costumes. The Fairy Festival is free with paid admission or membership.

June 25: Scripps Health will host a free public celebration for local cancer survivors, families, friends and the community at large at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. The event is part of Scripps’ 25th annual observance of National Cancer Survivors Day. The program is open to anyone affected by cancer, regardless of where treatment was received. The celebration will include inspirational stories of survival, presentations on advances in cancer care and research, a healthy cooking demonstration, complimentary brunch, live musical entertainment and opportunities to connect with caregivers and fellow survivors. Register by calling 800-727-4777.


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