Calendar: Saturday, May 18, 2013


Artist James Chronister

San Francisco painter James Chronister employs a labor-intensive, pointillist technique to achieve strikingly nuanced tonality and depth in his paintings. Armed with a tiny brush and guided by projected grids, he meticulously applies dots of black pigment onto a white ground until the images of snowy forest landscapes, palatial interiors and rock music legends magically emerge, reaching near-photographic veracity.


Show Synopsis: Pacific Children’s Theater presents the award winning production ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JUNIOR. Ti Moune, a peasant girl on a tropical island, rescues and falls in love with Daniel, who comes from a wealthy family. With the gods as her guides, Ti Moune must bring together the different social classes on the island through the power of love and conquer the forces of prejudice, hatred and death. Performance times Friday 7:00pm Saturday and Sunday 2:00pm.

Piranesi, Rome and The Arts of Design

Considered the Michelangelo of the 18th century, Giovanni Battista Piranesi excelled in every facet of art in what was considered the center of the artistic world: Rome. The exhibition will showcase Piranesi’s breadth of skill and innovation. Most notably, the Museum will unveil modern-day creations of the notorious sketches of the fantastical objects designed by Piranesi. Additionally, the Museum presents a virtual 3-D installation of the intoxicatingly bizarre blueprints of Piranesi’s notorious carceri (prisons). We invite you to share this unique opportunity to step inside the imaginative mind of one of Italy’s most celebrated artists

Women of the Issei Generation

We are pleased to bring to our Museum Gallery Space a new exhibit which examines the impact on Japanese American women's lives during World War II. This exhibition will describe how and why these "Issei" women came to America and includes the role of "picture marriages", adaptation to Western culture, family life, church activities and leadership roles of women owned businesses. Join us for the Opening Reception April 5th and Friday Night Liberty festivites all around Liberty Station.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Get out your dictionaries! This Tony-winning Broadway hit musical comedy premiered in 2005 and has won the hearts of audiences across the country with its funny, heartwarming story and quirky songs. Six young people in the throes of puberty vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. Overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, they learn that winning isn't everything and losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser.

Fiddler on the Roof

One of the world's greatest musicals draws on musical tradiition of the Klezmer band with powerful dance numbers and a cast of actor-singer-dancers.

12th Annual Operation Appreciation

Say "Thank You" to our Armed Forces! Thousands of local active duty military and family members will be treated to a day of food, fun, and entertainment, courtesy of the local business community.

WIST 2013 Women in Science and Technology Conference

The WIST Conference includes plenary presentations, workshops, panel discussion and networking through which attendees will hone and develop new skills and strategies for meeting the challenges of working in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Speakers: Dr. Jeanne Ferrante, Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty Equity, Assoc. Dean of the Jacobs School of Engineering and Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, UCSD. Barbara Bry, COO at Blackbird Ventures, entrepreneur and founder of Athena San Diego.

Thomas Jefferson School of Law Graduation

Thomas Jefferson School of Law's Dean Rudy Hasl will lead the last graduation procession of his distinguished career at TJSL's Spring Commencement. More than 200 juris doctor candidates will receive their diplomas at the ceremony, with Walter Araujo as the class valedictorian.

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