Calendar: Thursday, February 7, 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.

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.

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.

Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye

The Bulest Eye tells the story of one year in the life of a young black girl on 1940s Ohio. Eleven year old Pecola Breedlove wants nothing more than to be loved by her family and schoolmates. Left to fend for herself, she blames her dark skin and prays for blue eyes, sure that love will follow. The Bluest Eye paints a portrait of the legacy of racism on a young girl's psyche. Call for times.

Inaugural 1st Marine Division Anniversary Celebration Concert

Celebrate Sousa and so much more when 50 of Camp Pendleton's finest musicians return for their annual patriotic and entertaining concert. make sure to meet some of the Marine musicians before the show and check out rare military memorabilia on display on the lobby.

23rd Annual Jewish Film Festival

The San Diego Center for Jewish Culture presents the 23rd annual Jewish Film Festival! The Festival offers outstanding world cinema that promotes awareness, appreciation and pride in the diversity of the Jewish people to attendees of the community at large. Festival programs aim to educate and illuminate through evocative, independent fiction and documentary films that portray the Jewish experience from current to historic global perspectives. Also at these locations: Edwards San Marcos Stadium 18, Reading Cinemas Town Square 14, The City of Carlsbad Library (Dove Library) The festival ends on Feb. 17th. Visit website for times and prices.

Inaugural 1st Marine Division Anniversary Celebration Concert

Celebrate Sousa and so much more when 50 of Camp Pendleton's finest musicians return for their annual patriotic and entertaining concert. make sure to meet some of the Marine musicians before the show and check out rare military memorabilia on display on the lobby.

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!

Effective Business Writing for Contractors

This course will be a hands-on workshop in developing your writing skills using laptop computers. Style, form, format, and industry specific requirements will be discussed all along the way. Participants may bring their own laptop computers or use a lab computer for the hands-on exercises.

Double Visions: Contemporary Collaborative Artists

A Sculpture Exhibition featuring artists who work together and influence each other artistically. The artists chosen for this exhibition, work in a wide range of three-dimensional media. Artist opening Feb. 7th, 6-8pm.

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.

TJSL Dedication Features Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be the honored guest at a dedication ceremony for the new Thomas Jefferson School of Law campus. This is an excellent great opportunity for the San Diego community see and hear Justice Ginsburg speak. She also will speak at the TJSL Women and the Law Conference the following day, but that event has no more seats available due to popular demand.

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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