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This Weekend in SD: ABBA, Skeletons and Rock ‘n’ Roll

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We’ve got the scoop on the best weekend events in San Diego. Find out what’s happening this weekend, June 2-5. The city offers lots to do from theater and museums to sports.


The new exhibit “Strange Bones: The Curiosities of Man” will be at the Museum of Man now through August. The presentation will center on the many strange, different and curious things that happen to skeletons, including examples of skeletal congenital abnormalities, diseases that disfigure the skeleton, strange healing patterns of traumatic injuries and cultural modification of the skeleton and teeth. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and admission is $5-$10.

This weekend, the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center will also offer a Wacky Weather class as part of its “Young Scientists” program, which is for children 3-5 years old. Each class includes exploring the science center galleries before they open to the public and 60 minutes of hands-on science activities led by museum educators. This week, the class will focus on precipitation.


This weekend, head over to the Civic Theatre to see “Mama Mia!” This popular musical combines ABBA’s greatest hits with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, and those who loved the movie will love seeing this story in person. Tickets start at $36 with performance Thursday through Sunday.

If ABBA isn’t your thing, check out the performance at The Old Globe. “Life of Riley,” penned by England’s off-beat comedy writer Alan Ayckbourn, follows the reactions of George Riley’s closest friends after they discover he has just a few months to live. This U.S. premiere helps The Globe celebrate its 75th Anniversary and will be performed at the Sheryl & Harvey White Theatre at Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Tickets are around $60.


The San Diego Padres take on the Houston Astros at PETCO Park this weekend with a different promotion each day. Friday presents Friday Party at the Park: Taste of Downtown, Saturday will have Padres Garden Gnomes and on Sunday kids can run the bases and get Padres Ice Cream Bowl Helmet Sets. Tickets are $10-$71.

Then on Sunday, check out the 14th annual Rock n’ Roll Marathon as it makes its San Diego stop. This 26.2 mile run will feature live music lining the streets, cheer squads and a post-marathon concert at the finish line. The route will include more than 9 miles along San Diego’s scenic waterfront and a stretch through PETCO Park. There will be more than 20,000 runners and an estimated 100,000 enthusiastic spectators, with local bands playing live on 26 entertainment stages.

In theaters this weekend:

X-Men: First class
Beautiful Boy (limited release)
Beginners (limited release)
Love, Wedding, Marriage (limited release)
Submarine (limited release)
Small Town Murder Songs (limited release)

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