Calendar: Friday, November 9, 2012


San Diego Asian Film Festival

Noted by USA Today as one of the 10 Reasons to Visit San Diego, be sure to join us Nov. 1-9 for our 13th San Diego Asian Film Festival. Most of the films will take place at the Mission Valley UltraStar Cinema, but opening night will be at the North Park Birch Theater, along with additional screenings at MoPA and Cinepolis.

A Season to Savor:Autum Across Europe

Our gallery welcomes the fall season with a show celebrating a visual feast of picturesque autum scenes from around Europe. Artists capture its vitality and kaleidoscope of colors with a showcase of masterworks by Galien Laloue, Szertz, Marini, Kiperas, Roshin, Guillement, Payes and others.

BOLD: The Art of DNA Barcoding

This interactive exhibition of tropical biodiversity art, science and technology features innovative Seattle artist Joseph Rossano's biodiversity scuplture series inspired and accompanied by acclaimed tropical ecologist Dr. Daniel H. Janzen's caterpillar and butterfly photographs from Area de Conservacion Guanacaste (ACG), Costa Rica.

Around the World in 80 Days

It is 1872, and the mysterious, brilliant, mathematically precise Englishman Phileas Fogg has wagered his considerable fortune that the world can now be circumnavigated in 80 days. Will bandits, buffalo, winter storms and Scotland Yard prevent him and his wily valet, Passepartout, from completing this daunting task? Jumping between trains and steamships, even employing an elephant, this magical journey leads Fogg to discover a wider world as well as his own heart.

Words By

In the world premiere musical, "Words By, Ira Gershwin and the Great American Songbook," the lesser-known lyricist brother of the famous Gershwin duo guides us on a trip through some of the greatest American songs ever written. Not only do we hear the standards written by the brothers, but also many of the classics where Ira wrote lyrics to the music of Harold Arlen, Vernon Duke, Jerome Kern and Kurt Weill. Insights and tales about the colorful George, as well as a glimpse at the more private and understated life of Ira, frame this story of amazing and beautiful music.

A Hammer, a Bell and a Song to Sing

From the American Revolution to the civil rights movement to the Occupy protests, music has served as a powerful agent of change in American history. Inspired by the songs and words of legendary activist Pete Seeger, “A Hammer, a Bell and a Song to Sing” celebrates this history in song, story and spoken word with more than 25 selections from multiple artists. Seeger’s grandson, Tao Seeger, said, “If we want to get people talking to each other, we should try to get them singing together.”

Heart & Soul of Mexico

One of the most esteemed Mexican muralists and painters, Raul Anguiano depicts the people, customs, celebrations and traditions of Mexico throughout this rare collection of more than 90 pieces of art never shown previously in the United States. There will also be photographs by Mario Castillo, born in Ocotlán, Jalisco, Mexico, in 1953. Castillo is a self-taught photographer whose work has focused on the ethnic groups of Mexico and is a recipient of multiple prizes and acknowledgements across Mexico and the United States.

Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

Yoshimi must choose between two boyfriends, but first she’s got to take down an army of pink robots. This magical tale of love and the struggle for survival is a poignant and humanistic story set to the music of The Flaming Lips. Featuring a 14-foot robot puppet, dancers in glowing LED costumes and stunning projections, this is another world premiere musical from Playhouse Director Emeritus and Tony Award winner Des McAnuff that you just cannot miss.

Emerald Jubilee

Come celebrate the opening of City Ballet's 20th emerald anniversary season. Program includes "Emeralds" from "Jewels," and "Tarantella" by George Balanchine; "Paquita" by Elizabeth Wistrich, after Marius Petipa; and the premiere of "Infinitus Terminus" by Geoffrey Gonzalez. There will be a free lecture a half hour before each performance.

Military & Commercial Microgrids Summit

Tap into the burgeoning $17 Billion 1.1 GW Microgrid market! This ground-breaking event will feature a detailed analysis of the wants, needs and key business requirements of microgrid customers at military bases and facilities, remote communities, campuses, data centers, industrial facilities, net zero buildings. airports and hospitals. Meet leading players across the value chain who must coopoerate to seize emerging mcrogrid opportunities.

5th Annual Casino Night

Join us for Casino Night, the theme will be the Roaring Twenties. Sponsorship opportunites available.

USD Toreros vs. San Diego Christian

General Admission tickets will be available to the general public on the day of the game at the Ticket Office windows, located directly to the left of the Torero Stadium entrance gates, 60 minutes prior to each match. Cash and credit cards will be accepted.

School Bonds

How does school bond financing impact school districts and taxpayers? What are capital appreciation bonds, and why are they so controversial? Are all bonds created equal? Panel of experts will discuss all these questions and more. Panelists includes Eric Hall, president of Eric Hall & Associates; Dan McAllister, treasurer and tax collector for County of San Diego; Tim Shaefer, founder and Owner of Magis Advisors; and Dale Scott, president of Dale Scott and Co.

3rd Annual San Diego Christian Film Festival

A tribute to Veterans with a Color Guard and 8 minute movie trailer highlighting military films. A presentation of Corbin Bernsen's film "25 Hill." Saturday and Sunday will have roundtables, industry panels, workshops and films and shorts. Over 100 industry professionals are attending, including director & producer David Nixon, responsible for such films, "Facing the Giants" and "Fireproof."

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