Broadway/San Diego presents Meredith Wilson's "The Music Man," June 11-16 at the Civic Theatre.
Gerritt Vandermeer stars as Harold Hill in "The Music Man," at the Civic Theatre June 11-16.
"The Music Man" follows the antics of con-artist turned conductor Harold Hill, as he convinces the citizens of River City, Iowa, that he can teach their children to play in a marching band. Once Marian, the town librarian, discovers his secret, the plot thickens.
Featuring classic songs such as "Till There Was You," "Indiana" and "Seventy-Six Trombones," "The Music Man" is an all-American salute to music, romance and fast-talking flim-flam.
Tickets are $22-$60 and are available at the Concourse Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations. The Civic Theatre is located at 202 C St. in downtown San Diego.
The La Jolla Festival of the Arts and Food Faire takes place this weekend. The annual, two-day festival will feature more than 180 award-winning artists from around the country, along with a wide variety of cuisine from over 20 gourmet international restaurants.
Included in the show will be works of art by 12-year-old Alina Eydel. The youngest artist to participate in the prominent event, Eydel is gaining recognition as an extremely talented young artist. Eydel is already an accomplished and award-winning artist. To her credit she has had three solo shows in Southern California, is a regular exhibitor at prominent art festivals throughout the West Coast, exhibits at local galleries and is frequently asked to contribute paintings for charity auctions.
The La Jolla festival was established to raise funds to support programs for people with disabilities and to bring quality fine art to the San Diego community. All proceeds from the festival benefit more than 1,500 people each year in as many as 25 programs for physically challenged San Diegans.
The festival takes place June 8-9, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the La Jolla Country Day School campus at 9490 Genesee Ave., three blocks north of University Towne Centre. Admission is $8. Children under 12 are free.
Expect an evening of exuberant physical comedy set to music when the curtain goes up on the world premiere of "A Feast of Fools," at the La Jolla Playhouse.
Comic genius Geoff Hoyle combines mime, acrobatics, juggling and music, showcasing 25 years of his unique brand of clowning. Hoyle is joined on stage by composer and instrumentalist Gina Leishman. The show was conceived and written by Hoyle, whom critics have likened to Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Harpo Marx.
Hoyle originated the role of "Zazu" in the original Broadway production of "The Lion King," for which he won a New York Drama Desk Award. He has clowned with Cirque du Soleil, The Pickle Family Circus and Circus Flora.
"A Feast of Fools" begins June 11 and runs through July 14. Tickets are $39-$49 and available at the box office, by phone (858) 550-1010 and through the Web site at www.lajollaplayhouse.com. The Playhouse is located on the campus at University of California San Diego. Performances are Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 7 p.m. and matinees on Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Father's Day celebration
The San Diego Children's Museum will host a Father's Day celebration during the weekend of June 15-16 a with one-of-a-kind series of fun and interactive art workshops. Dads and kids will be able to explore their creative spirits together. All projects created by fathers and children can be taken home, to make a unique addition to the family collection.
Workshops include making wild creatures using clay and pipe cleaners; colorful and imaginative kites; and designing and making your own drum.
Then, bring your newly created drum to the museum's music room for a jam session led by a professional percussionist.
All workshops are free with admission, $6 for ages 3 and up and $3 for seniors. Events take place Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, June 16 from noon to 4 p.m. For complete schedule information, contact the Children's at (619) 233-KIDS.
The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library in La Jolla honors painter, printmaker, teacher, author and political activist Harry Sternberg.
Sternberg died last year.
"Harry Sternberg 1904-2001: A Celebration of his Life," will be on display from June 15 through July 27. The exhibition will include many works, both paintings and prints, that have never been shown before. Particular focus will be on Harry's landscapes, especially those of California and the desert. There will also be a series of paintings of flowers and a series of prints of musical instruments. Harry's paintings in a religious theme -- also rarely exhibited -- will be included, as will some of his later self-portraits.
Sternberg left his native New York City over 35 years ago and settled in the then-tiny town of Escondido, Calif. In New York he had created a legendary career as an artist, teacher and political activist, whose work frequently reflected his strong convictions about civil rights and labor relations. Sternberg used a variety of media including etchings, oil painting, acrylics, lithographs, aquatints, woodblock prints and many more.
For more information call the Athenaeum at (858) 454-5872. Library hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Wednesdays till 8:30 p.m. The library is closed on Sundays and Mondays. Admission is free. An opening reception will take place June 14 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Athenaeum is located at 1008 Wall St. in La Jolla.