Calendar: Thursday, December 6, 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.

Organic Colonies, a Group Exhibition

This group exhibition features the work of five local artists: Jenny Armer, Renetta Happe', Therese Herron, Socrates M. Medina and Josie Rodrioguez. The exhibition explores the complex interconnectedness between the individual and society in our globalized world. The artwork presents modern "urban colonies" as dynamics realms of bustling organisms functioning within their own microcosms.

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.

Artist in Residence: Alan Feltus

American-born artist Alan Feltus, a longtime resident of Assisi, Italy, creates figurative work using himself as a model for poignant male and female forms. The elusive mood he seeks, both real and invented, is continually redefined until an inexplicable energy is set in motion within the edges of the canvas.


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.

Simon Mundell,

Research clearly shows that there will be more change in the next 20 years than there has been in the entire history of civilization. Simon will demonstrate why in this unprecedented era of change the deciding factor will not be business as usual, but rather your company’s ability to review, implement and execute strategy. Simon’s presentation distils leading edge research from some of the worlds smartest business minds, combined with many real-world examples of businesses achieving impressive and documented growth.

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.

How to Re-Program Your Mindset and Market Your Talent Like a Professional

Speaker, Cita Walsh, President, Cita Communications, inc.

Sustainability Facility Professional (SFP) Certification

This course goes beyond certifying the premises with the preferred building rating system. Led by instructor, IFMA Fellow Phyllis Meng. It is a commitment to improving the facilities impact on the environment, productivity and people-not just today, but tomorrow too. Becoming SFP will help you play a key leadership role in creating, managing and operating sustainable facilities. Continued from Nov. 15-17th.

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.

Margaret Noble: 44th and Landis

Part of the MCASD’s ongoing "Cerca" series, this mixed media installation by sound artist Margaret Noble charts a psychogeographical path through San Diego’s City Heights neighborhood, where the artist grew up. Combining visual traces of the neighborhood’s early Victorian years and motifs drawn from 1980s urban pop culture, "Margaret Noble: 44th and Landis" takes the form of an ephemeral sculptural environment comprising hundreds of cut paper forms. The installation also incorporates an experiential soundscape spread over 14 handmade paper speakers, and will serve as the set for a series of sound-based performances by Noble. A performance will take place on Nov. 17.

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.

Annual Business Luncheon 2012

The Business Luncheon & Awards Presentation (formerly Annual Holiday Luncheon) honors San Diego North’s business, elected, public sector and media leaders for their contributions to the region. Each December, nearly 500 SDNEDC members and guests are invited to enjoy a seasonal lunch, a keynote address by a distinguished community member and a prestigious award presentation to celebrate the accomplishments of businesses and individuals in San Diego’s North County. Sponsorship opportunities available.

NAWBO San Diego & WBEC-West Forum

This is an event for all women-business owners looking to grow their business through corporate and government contracts. It will provide an intimate opportunity for round table style discussions about WBEC-West programs and benefits of WBENC certification. Attendees will have an opportunity to connect with Life Technology, COX Coomunications and Metropolitan Water District to discuss upcoming business opportunities. Women business owners will also learn information about the Women-Owned Small Business program.

Holiday Celebration

Celebrate with Life Technologies and Metropolitan Water District.
Real Estate5:00p

Holiday House

"Join the San Diego real estate community's effort to help San Diego's children, military, homeless, and senior citizens. SDAR's members will be filling a house with a variety of goods that will be donated to charities benefiting San Diego's community. We are collecting new and unwrapped toys, clothes, food, and household items through December 6. In addition to donation, please attend the Holiday House Celebration on December 6 (a suggested donation is required). " Cost: Free with suggested donation.

Cyber Risk

"What Most Know About Cyber Risk is Only the Tip of the Iceberg," with speaker, Roanld T. Williams, founder, Talon Companies.

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