June Gloom may be upon us, but that doesn't mean there isn't anything to do around San Diego. Here are a few suggestions you might want to try this month.
It's become one of the premier marathons in the country, and Sunday's Rock 'n' Roll Marathon (June 1) is so popular that it attracts some 20,000 runners to the event. Why, other than to test one's skill and torture one's body at the same time? Well, this marathon is unique in that it has live bands playing for the runners every mile or so - helping to keep the runners pumped and the spectators entertained. Find a point alongside the race route and cheer the runners on.
June 1 - Ridin' to RamonaJoin San Diego Bicycle Touring Society riders and head east via Del Dios. Bring money for lunch in Ramona during the 75-mile ride. 619-473-8513.
The Three Billy Goats Gruff performed by the Old Fashioned Kite Flying Puppeteers, May 28-June 1. Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theatre - Balboa Park, For Kids. Admission: $3 - $5. 619-544-9203
Chefs from local restaurants engage in 11th annual culinary competition of mushroom-based dishes along Ensenada's main street. Ensenada - Baja Mexico. Admission: $12 - $20. 011-52-646-174-0448.
With his one-of-a-kind style and virtuoso talent as a pianist and actor, Hershey Felder will transform into one of the greatest composers of all time, the immortal Ludwig Van Beethoven. Old Globe Theatre. 619-234-5623
Cygnet Theatre presents Caryl Churchill's terse psychological thriller about a father and his sons, who may have been cloned. 619-337-1525
WWE World Wrestling Entertainment hits the ring. San Diego Sports Arena. 4:45 p.m. 619-224-4171
Competition winners Christina Herron-Sweet, Nicholas Allsing, Suzy Webster, Alex Kramer, Nicholas Halbert perform. Spreckels Organ Pavilion - Balboa Park. Admission: Free. 619-702-8138.
Middle-Eastern drumming class taught by Frank Lazzaro (6-7 p.m.), followed by tribal fusion bellydance class taught by Sabrina Fox with live drummers (7-8 p.m.). $12 per class. 760-703-1487. WorldBeat Cultural Center - Balboa Park.
Course offered by North San Diego County Genealogical Society and Carlsbad City Library continues on Monday evenings through June 23. Cole Library, Carlsbad. 760-757-0528. Free.