San Diego CA— Father’s Day, Graduations and the first official day of summer (June20) are just a few things waiting for us this June! Businesses at ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station are ready to help you celebrate every occasion. As COVID-19 restrictions open up and your social calendar begins to fill up, enjoy some of the best arts and culture attractions in San Diego.
SUMMER CAMP STYLE
Get crafty with a new “Craft Camp” every week at San Diego Craft Collective from June 21 through the end of summer. Give your toddler the gift of music with one of the Songbirds Music summer sessions, featuring 3-7-week and outdoor or online options! Help your little ones connect with their inner artist and choose between 10 weeks, each with a different theme, of art camps at Monart School of Art. Encourage your kids to channel their “prana,” or energy, into something intentional and participate in a yoga summer camp with If I Was A Bird yoga studio. Your little ones will engage all their senses at Kid Ventures Preschool Academy with opportunities to develop socially, emotionally and academically through exploration and creative play during their Summer Care Program running June 1-August 27.
DANCE IS IN THE AIR
After months of pivoting programs to film and online formats, dance companies of the Dorothea Laub Dance Place are ready to perform for live audiences safely outdoors. Over four weeks, San Diego Ballet and the San Diego Dance Theater will present outdoor performance on the South Promenade in Liberty Station. Tickets must be purchased ahead of time directly through each company’s website. Details of this month’s performances include:
- San Diego Ballet presents Debussy Dances: Preludes and Arabesques | June 5 & 6: Under the direction of artistic director, Javier Velasco, enjoy a rapturous evening of classical dance exploring the poetic, dreamlike world of Claude Debussy. From the romantic Claire de Lune to the evocative Afternoon of a Faun, the celebrated French composer’s works spring to life in an evening of open-air delights.
- San Diego Dance Theater presents Young Choreographers + Invited Guests | June 11-13: Join the theater for their annual Young Choreographers Showcase & Prize, where selected finalists compete for three prizes awarded by a panel of judges and audience voting. Invited Guest Artists to round out the show include H2O Dance Company directed by Rebekah Brown, Dance Fierce performer Maya Allum with choreography by SDDT’s Mario Jaimes, performance artists Luis Lopez and Mitchum Todd, and the 2019 Young Choreographers Showcase winner Mayra Barragan.
DINNER & A SHOW
The LOT is back and just in time for the premiere of some of this summer’s most anticipated films including Cruella and The Conjuring 3. Swap your extra serving of popcorn for some signature cocktails, flatbreads and more at their restaurant overlooking the fountains of Luce Court or cuddle up along one of the firepits under the stars. Wonderspaces’ next virtual reality film premiering this month is titled Traveling While Back and immerses the viewer in the long history of restriction of movement for Black Americans and the creation of safe spaces in our communities by Academy Award winner Roger Ross Williams and Emmy Award-winning Felix & Paul Studios.
SAN DIEGO WATERCOLOR SOCIETY’S JUNE EXHIBIT
One of the longest running galleries, San Diego Watercolor Society, celebrated its reopening last month with a brand-new exhibit titled Shape Zone, available exclusively for their members, through June 27.
In addition, their June exhibit titled Violet Hues will begin on June 4 and run through July 8, showcasing some of the best watermedia as created by SDWS members. This exhibit is juried by Bob Burridge, known for creating bold, colorful works of still life, interiors and landscapes in watercolor, acrylic, and oil