Calendar: Thursday, December 13, 2012


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.

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.

White Christmas the Musical

The classic holiday movie "White Christmas" comes to the stage at last. Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaption features 17 Irving Berlin songs, including “Blue Skies,” “I Love A Piano,” How Deep Is The Ocean” and the perennial favorite, “White Christmas.” Berlin’s "White Christmas" promises a merry and bright theatrical experience for the whole family.
Real Estate7:00a

CSI SD/ASPE SD Annual Joint Breakfast Meeting

A most popular joint event of the San Diego Chapters of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) and the American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE), you will want to make your reservations early to ensure you have a seat. This is also a great opportunity to invite your boss, supervisor and corporate executives. Breakfast followed by 2013 Economic Outlook presentation by Alan Gin, Associate Professor of Economics at the University of San Diego. Professor Gin's insights on the local economy have made him a popular source for interviews, and he has given nearly 800 interviews to local and national media sources. Professor Gin is one of the affiliated faculty members of USD's Real Estate Institute. His other research interests include local public finance, urban transportation, and the economy of San Diego.

Economic Forecast for 2013

Associate Professor of Economics at the University of San Diego Alan Gin will give his 2013 Economic Forecast. $5 of the $25 admission charge will be donated this year to the Wounded Warrior Project. The event will include breakfast.

Economic Forecast for 2013

Associate Professor of Economics at the University of San Diego Alan Gin will give his 20132013 Economic Forecast. $5 of the $25 admission charge will be donated this year to the Wounded Warrior Project. The event will include breakfast.

Teaming With Prime Contractors and Consultants

Teaming and subcontracting with prime contractors and consultants is a strategic approach used by small businesses to increase contracting opportunities with public agencies. Join us for an interactive panel discussion with some of the Water Authority's prime contractors and consultants and learn how to team with these firms on upcoming projects. Panelists include representatives from: Atkins, Dudek, Helix Environmental Planning, Kiewit Shea Desalination, LH Woods & Sons, Inc.
Real Estate8:00a

3rd Annual Real Estate Marketing Summit

Where experts and industry leaders share their model for getting ahead and staying there. This two-day event is for agents and brokers looking to increase their market share through improved branding, systems and execution.

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.

The Habit Factor by Martin Grunburg

Identified by Success Magazine as one of today's most inspirational, creative and respected thought-leaders in the multibillion-dollar personal-development arena, Martin is the designer/inventor of The Habit Factor® as well as the author of the international bestselling book sharing the same name. He has presented at TEDx in the United Arab Emirates, and his work has been featured in the world's most popular productivity blogs such as and

Capturing the Wonder of Women

Come see the museum's first juried show in its new Gallery Space at Liberty Station. The show will have UCSD's Li Huai as art curator and Robert Pincus as juror. More than 150 local and regional artists submitted work for this show, and 48 pieces representing "The Wonder of Women" have been selected to make up this compelling exhibition to run through February 2013. Opening reception is Dec. 7 at 6 p.m.

Annual Holiday Luncheon

Program details to be announced.

ASA-FCA Dinner Meeting

The Behold America exhibit is on display at all three museum locations and a private tour will be guided by Curator Amy Galpin for the attending members and thier guests at this annual holiday event. RSVP to: Natasha Martinez,

Law Library 1st Year Anniversary Open House

The anniversary celebrates the law library's transformation "from relic to relevant," as symbolized by the extensive remodel of the downtown facility in 2011. The library interior is in itself worth a trip, but event organizers promise some unusual spectacles: a drawing for tickets to see two high profile Law Library-sponsored programs featuring Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor and former Vice President and Humanitarian Al Gore. Other items of note are a labyrinth walk for those seeking restorative calm;a new web site featuring ad spots and sponsor opportunities for marketing your office, firm or business; art work exhibited by local artists; several guests of honor, including newly elected Supervisor Dave Roberts, County Supervisor Greg Cox; and food and wine to boot.

National Comedy Theatre

For two decades, the National Comedy Theatre has been entertaining audiences of all sizes and types across the nation with its brand of interactive, improv comedy. Similar in style to the popular TV series “Whose Line is it Anyway?” the performances feature professional comedians who perform a series of scenes, all based on audience suggestions. National Comedy Theatre is the longest continuously running show in San Diego history, entertaining thousands of guests since opening its doors in 1991.

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