Calendar: Friday, February 1, 2013

Arts

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Carlos Vega

New York City-dwelling, Spanish-born sculptor Carlos Vega alters large-scale, malleable metal plates through engraving and deep cuts. Vibrant fields of oil paint, stamps and collaged material reveal themselves beneath the geometric patterns and designs that undulate across the surfaces of his carved lead panels, hinting at the traditional latticed screens found in his native Melilla, Spain.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Ripley's Believe It or Not! returs to San Diego for the first time in 80 years. This is the first time a Ripley's exhibition has been to San Diego since the California Pacific Internation Exposition in 1935, the same year the Museum's Ford Building was built. This exhibit is created specially for San Diego, this exhibition is the only one of its kind in the world. Visitors can see the incredible Believe It or Not!'s they've read about in the Ripley books and cartoons and watched on television. A self-guided, self-paced interactive tour that is fun for the whole family and allows guests to enjoy San Diego's most bizarre attraction. Admission is $5 (with general admission) and includes entrance to the general Museum galleries.
Entertainment

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
Entertainment

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!
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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.
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Joyce M. Corum

Presenting Juried and Awarded Artwork from Outstanding Artists of the Region. Featured artist, Joyce M. Corum, "Translitteration." Opening reception free to SDAI members. Exhibition runs from Jan. 25th through Feb. 24, 2013.

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