School’s out (well at least for mostcollege kids), temperatures are nearing the 100s, and we’ve stocked our freezer with iced goodness.Yeah, summer’s definitely arrived. For local art and culture lovers that means more art shows, theater in the park, and picking up a good book to read poolside.

As for art, the summer is jam-packed with new exhibitions. Blue Star has an early Contemporary Art Month (visit for CAM’s upcoming schedule) opening on June 26, along with a much-anticipated exhibiton by Alex Rubio. Theater nuts (and lovers of the Bard) can flock to see Much Ado About Nothing (part of San Pedro Playhouse in the Park) starting July 25, or opt for The Company Theatre’s Shakespeare-on-the Walk, performed at the Arneson River Theater. But if you’re more of an indoor type, we have you covered, too. I currently have Ghettonation: A Journey into the Land of Bling and the Home of the Shameless on the top of my summer reading list. (Check back for a review of the book.)

Also, don’t forget the newly revamped Main Plaza is hosting a slew of events. Check out their website for more info:

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