Calendar: Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Susan Hiller: Psi Girls

Describing her work as "paraconceptual" American-born and London-based artist Susan Hiller combines modalities of conceptual art practice with investigations of paranormal phenomena. The influence of the inexplicable on the everyday finds particular expression in Psi Girls, a five-screen video installation comprising color-altered clips from five popular films of the 1970s, 80s and 90s.

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.

Behold, America!

This fall, three San Diego art museums — the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, The San Diego Museum of Art and the Timken Museum of Art — will bring together the finest American works from their permanent collections to present a groundbreaking collaborative exhibition titled "Behold, America!: Art of the United States from Three San Diego Museums." Internationally known for their permanent collections and scholarly exhibitions, these institutions together provide a three-museum venue for "Behold, America!," which will be on view from Nov. 10, 2012, through Feb. 10, 2013. This civic collaboration, which presents work from the colonial period to the present, offers an unprecedented opportunity to view the full sweep of American art history as told through the visual art of three institutions, and to reconsider how national and individual identities have shifted over time. While lending selected works among institutions is not uncommon, "Behold, America!" is unique in the scope of the exchange and the intermingling of these distinctive collections. It is also the first time the three institutions have worked together on one project.

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.

The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged)

After a seven-year hiatus, a holiday production returns to San Diego REPertory Theatre. Christmas will never be the same once you share the holiday with the inspired lunacy of the masters of condensing the classics, the Reduced Shakespeare Company. Since 1981, the company has delighted audiences throughout North America and England with their reduced versions of “The Complete Works of Shakespeare,” the Bible, “All the Great Books,” “The History of America,” and even the “World of Sports.” Regardless of your religious persuasion, the Reduced Shakespeare Company promises a good time gift-wrapped in a package of song, parody, an elf ballet, anachronistic dance fever disco moves, and delightfully twisted holiday cheer.

Winter C-Note Event

It is time once more for the most anticipated, lively and capricious of fundraisers. C-Note consists of original artwork — donated by our members, emerging regional artists — sold right off the wall for one ($100), two ($200) or three ($300) C-Notes. It gives new and experienced art collectors alike an opportunity to purchase original works at less expensive prices. The SDAI’s C-Note fundraiser benefits many programs.


OnStage Playhouse has been selected to stage the world premiere of Jane Austen’s most romantic novel, “Persuasion,” adapted by Jon Jory, one of the best known living American playwrights. Image-conscious patriarch Sir Walter Elliot must rent the family estate to avoid bankruptcy. His daughter Anne is surprised to learn that the sister of Capt. Wentworth, a man whose proposal she was persuaded to refuse years before, has taken the estate. Then, Wentworth was a poor sailor with no social standing, but he has returned a rich and eligible officer. As they are thrown into one another's company once again, Anne's affection remains despite her lack of hope for any reconciliation. But when Wentworth begins to show signs of jealousy toward one of her suitors, she must summon the courage to seek out his true feelings. This movingly romantic adaptation of Jane Austen's last novel brings a classic story of enduring love to the stage.

Christmas on My Mind

For 2012 we bring back one of Kerry Meads' most popular "new" scripts: "Christmas on My Mind." A diverse group of travelers finds themselves stranded by an unexpected snowstorm. They all make their way to a cabin in the woods and create a celebration by sharing music and stories. Surprising, fun and refreshing, the performance includes a beautiful blend of original music and traditional favorites.


Based on the novel by Jane Austen, adapted by Jon Jory, directed by Carla Nell. The Elliott family verges on financial ruin and image-conscious patriarch Sir Walter must rent their estate to avoid bankruptcy.

2012 Global CONNECT Summit

Join architects of some of the world's leading innovation ecosystems along with visionaries who are growing clusters in emerging markets for this annual two day international meeting. Roll up your sleeves and work with colleagues from around the world to analyze innovative capital formation strategies and sustainable commercialization solutions.

Biosimilars: Pathway Approved, What Comes Next?

Speaker, Geoffrey Eich, Global Biosimilars Strategic Planning & Operations, Amgen

Quarterly Forecast Conference: The Fiscal Cliff

Sovereign Debt and the Fiscal Cliff: In this conference, we tackle the nature of the U.S. fiscal cliff, global debt and persistent deficits at home and abroad to gain insight into the trajectory of the U.S. and CA economics. Join us as rekease our next quarterly forecast for 2012.

Unleashing Sustainable Innovation Clusters and Connecting International Markets

If you’re looking for sustainable methods to attract early stage capital and stimulate innovation and concrete programs you can implement to stay regionally competitive and help your region compete globally, the Global CONNECT Summit is for you. The purpose of the Global CONNECT Summit is to bring existing regional innovation centers together with developing economic regions to share best practices and create awareness of cross-market resources and investment opportunities that will further strengthen US and international economies.

Living as Form (The Nomadic Version)

An international project exploring more than 20 years of cultural works that blur the forms art and everyday life, emphasizing participation, dialogue and community engagement.

Student Art Exhibition

The students of San Diego Mesa College present an outstanding array of projects in various media. This exhibition includes close to a hundred artworks in drawing, design, digital media, printmaking, photography, painting, ceramics, fashion and sculpture. The exhibit will include outdoor inflatable sculptures and a parade organized by professor Wendell Kling's sculpture class. All aspects of the exhibition are designed and executed by professor Alessandra Moctezuma's Museum Studies class.

Girls Short Film Series Benefit Event

Join us to celebrate this great youth empowerment project.There will be unique arts and crafts' vendors, special guest speakers, great movies, goodie bags, raffle prizes, and free guided museum tours. Come and support your community, local businesses and artists, but most importantly, join the movement to create awareness about dating violence.

Get To Work Docu-Series

This December, members of the San Diego community are invited to an exclusive screening of the premiere episode of “Get to Work,” a groundbreaking Sundance Channel original documentary-series featuring Second Chance, a San Diego-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to creating opportunities for self-sufficiency through job readiness training programs and comprehensive wrap-around services. invites San Diego residents to an unfiltered, uncompromising look at San Diego’s own tough love job training program for the chronically unemployed. A special welcome will be delivered by San Diego Police Chief Bill Lansdowne, in addition to guest appearances by the heroes of “Get to Work.” Seating is limited, RSVP's are required to attend.

Leading Cross-Cultural Teams

Explore the dynamics of being part of and leading a multicultural team in an interna-­‐ tional context. In this seminar, you will learn the process and development of interna-­‐ tional teams, their inherent advantages and disadvantages, the types of diversity in teams, the conditions necessary for high-­‐performing multicultural teams, and guide-­‐ lines for leading culturally diverse teams. Through self-­‐assessment, lecture/discussion, case studies, process observation, experiential exercises, and 360-­‐degree feedback, participants will take-­‐away an increased awareness of the complexities involved in multicultural teams and a the tools and concepts needed to successfully lead these di-­‐ verse teams.

Highland Way

Welcome the holiday season with songs of good cheer, lively jigs and reels, and favorite yuletide carols, along with Highland Way's well-known humor and high spirits. The best way to bring in the holidays is with California's favorite Scottish band.

CSI San Diego Holiday Party

The night will include hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Please feel free to invite friends, family and co-workers. Please bring a canned food donation to contribute to Father Joe’s Village

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