Calendar: Sunday, January 27, 2013


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.

Clybourne Park

"Clybourne Park" by Bruce Norris is a comedy about race, class and real estate in America. Act I of “Clybourne Park” is set in 1959 in one of the most famous fictional houses in 20th century drama: the dream home of the Younger family in Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun,” where a white couple ignites controversy when they sell their bungalow to the neighborhood’s first black family. Act II takes place in the same house, but 50 years later, with the situation reversed. Gentrification is coming, and it is a white couple who want to buy and demolish the house, thus posing a threat to the balance of the now all black neighborhood.

Educating Rita

In this award-winning comedy, Frank, a university lecturer, needs to earn some extra money, so he agrees to tutor Rita, a brash, earthy hairdresser with a recently discovered passion for higher education. The result is a delightful Pygmalion-style comedy filled with self-discoveries, temptation and heartfelt humanity that tackle personal and social issues with insight and grace. Made into a highly successful film starring Michael Caine and Julie Walters, see why the play captivated audiences from London to New York with its humor, heart and intelligence.

An American Story

Following a successful tryout production in Los Angeles, Hershey Felder’s "An American Story," which tells the story of Abraham Lincoln’s last day, will have its world premiere at San Diego’s Birch North Park Theatre. For this new production, Felder will create the role of Dr. Charles Augustus Leale, the 23-year-old unknown Union Army medic who was the first individual to reach the presidential box at Ford’s Theatre on the night Lincoln was shot. Lincoln's wife put Leale in charge to see the president through his last hours.

Charley's Aunt

This is the world-famous 120-year-old farce that has moved millions to tears of laughter. It is 1892. College students Jack Chesney, violently in love with Kitty Verdun, and Charley, equally enamored of Amy Spettigue, invite the young ladies to their rooms for luncheon — in order to meet Charley’s wealthy aunt from Brazil ("where the nuts come from"). But alas, the millionaire aunt sends word that she will have to defer her visit for a few days. What is to be done? The ladies must be properly chaperoned — but they are soon to leave for Scotland. The problem is solved by coaxing young Lord Babberley, another Oxford mate, to don the old lady's costume he is to wear in a college play. Pretending to be Charley’s aunt, he is introduced to the sweethearts, to Jack’s father, and to Stephen Spettigue (Amy's uncle and Kitty's guardian). The sweethearts hug and kiss Charley’s dear old aunt and the two older men pursue her affections. Then the real aunt turns up, she is surprised to find someone impersonating her, and assumes another name. Comic confusion results.

Pete 'n Keely

The year is 1968, and it's been a thrilling week rehearsing at the NBC studios for the live telecast of the "Pete and Keely Reunion Special." They're America's Singin' Sweethearts and no matter what you may have read in the tabloids, Pete 'n Keely are getting along just fine. This Off-Broadway hit is packed with classic favorites like "Besame Mucho," "Secret Love" and "Fever" as well as great new songs. Featuring San Diego favorites Eileen Bowman and Phil Johnson, "Pete 'n Keely" is a warmhearted and hilarious return to a special time in America's history.

Ruthless! The Musical

What would you do for the role of a lifetime? In the case of Tina Denmark, an adorable 8-year-old with a consuming drive for stardom, the real question is: “What wouldn't you do?” Ambition runs amok in "Ruthless! The Musical." This outrageous musical hit is a hysterical send-up of the entertainment business. You’ll laugh, cry and be on the edge of your seat from the suspenseful start to a truly unforgettable finish.

Directors Forum 2013

“Directors Forum: Directors, Management & Shareholders in Dialogue” presented by the Corporate Directors Forum uniquely brings together institutional investors, directors, management and regulatory agencies in an intimate setting created for real access to speakers and peers. Panels intentionally incorporate differing points of view, for crisp and clarifying conversations on cutting–edge issues facing directors and officers in 2013 — which promises to be one of the most pivotal years ever for business. Now in its 8th year, Directors Forum 2013 provides you the opportunity to both listen and be heard! We bring you over 35 of the top corporate governance thought leaders in the U.S. Attendance is limited to allow high-quality interaction and networking. Be in San Diego in January to help shape the dialogue and better inform your decision–making in the post–election environment.

Daily Whale Watching Cruises in San Diego

Get ready for big adventures with Birch Aquarium at Scripps naturalists as we venture out for twice-daily cruises to locate gray whales on their round-trip migration from the Bering Sea to Baja’s breeding grounds. Get an up-close look at these amazing animals aboard vessels from Flagship Cruises & Events. Learn about gray whale baleen, barnacles and prey from aquarium naturalists during this memorable whale-watching experience, leaving daily from San Diego Bay. Don’t forget warm clothing and binoculars. Daily tours: 9:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. & 1:30-5 p.m. with Flagship Cruises & Events

GREAT BALLS OF FIRE! Comets, Asteroids, Meteors!

West Coast debut of a new exhibition! The threat of a catastrophic impact from an asteroid or comet is a staple of popular culture. If there was a dinosaur-killer in Earth’s past, will humankind suffer the same fate? What are the chances and how do we assess the risks? For that matter, what are asteroids, comets and meteorites, and where do they come from? Have you ever wondered about the origins of comets, asteroids and meteors? Or what they can tell us about Earth? GREAT BALLS OF FIRE! Comets, Asteroids, Meteors explores recent discoveries and cutting-edge science relating to these mysterious space rocks through hands-on activities, computer-based interactives, meteorite specimens, scale models and Asteroid Encounter, an immersive audio-visual experience!

San Diego Franchise & Business Opportunity Expo Show

The Franchise and Business Opportunities Expo invites consumers wanting to start their own business to attend this exciting, upcoming two-day event! This event is perfect for exploring the option of self-employment. Buying a Franchise means you are in business for yourself … but not by yourself. Owning a Franchise means you own a proven business concept, and have the support you need to be successful! Franchising covers many industries that are considered 'Recession-Proof' - these opportunities are great investments in any economy! Take control of your financial future – invest in yourself!

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.

The California Impressionist Style

Jean Stern, the executive director of The Irvine Museum and a renowned authority on Californian Impressionism, will present an art talk. His illustrated lecture will examine the principal painters of art in California between 1890 and 1925, the period when California Plein Air painting was at its zenith. The $20 admission fee is a donation to ArtsBusXpress, a local nonprofit that underwrites bus transportation to art and science field trips for local students. Reservations are required.

Architectural Campus Tour

Get an insider's look at the design and history of the UCSD campus, from 1960's modernist pieces to new, award-winning sustainable designs. Reservations required.

Lytle Scholarship Concert Presents Beethoven

Enjoy an afternoon of select Beethoven pieces performed by pianist and UCSD professor emeritus Cecil Lytle. Ticket sales directly benefit the endowed Lytle Scholarships, which support first-year students from The Preuss School UCSD.

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