The City: Top to BottomThe City: Top to Bottom Thursday, June 16th, 2011
Thursday, June 16
Part of the Old Globe’s 2011 Shakespeare Festival, The Tempest is a tale of romance, magic and a deserted island – the final and most beloved masterpiece of Shakespeare’s life places the desire for revenge against the demands of love.
Marooned on a distant island with his daughter Miranda, Prospero has spent 12 years perfecting his magic. When he learns that a ship bearing his old enemies is sailing near the island, with the help of the spirit Ariel, he raises a torrential storm, bringing within his grasp the enemies who robbed him of his dukedom.
The Lowell Davies Festival Outdoor Theatre, in Balboa Park, 8 p.m., tickets from $29, 619-234-5623, theoldglobe.org.
Friday, June 17
Wine, cheese and chocolate festival
The San Diego Women’s Museum presents a magical, summer evening in Balboa Park’s Spanish Village with live music, dancing under the stars, food, wine and fun at the 4th annual San Diego Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Festival.
Many well-known chocolatiers and wine and cheese vendors will participate by offering samples for tasting in the patio area of the Spanish Village. All proceeds support the work of the Women’s Museum of California.
Saturday, June 18
Enjoy a day-long celebration of old homes and the historic San Diego community of South Park at the 13th Annual Old House Fair, presented by The Station.
The family-friendly festival features: Tours galore … from the Historic Homes Tour to a walking tour of South Park, to a trolley ride throughout the community. Exhibits featuring craftsmen, contractors, shops and services that answer all your questions about enjoying your old home.
Lively music, entertainment and festive food. Arts and crafts for kids and the young-at-heart.
30th and Beech Street, in South Park, 10 a.m. – 4p.m., free admission, 619-233-6679,
Sunday, June 19
Celebrate Father’s Day aboard Hornblower. Enjoy succulent California dishes, magnificent bay views and free-flowing beer and champagne with brunch or dinner on the bay. There are three Father’s Day weekend cruises; choose from morning or afternoon brunch or sunset dinner cruise. Any one will be sure to put a smile on dad’s face!
Boarding location: 1800 North Harbor Drive, in San Diego, (Across from the San Diego County Administration Building), boarding times 9:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. or 5:30 p.m., from $55.95 per guest, 888-467-6256, hornblower.com.
Monday, June 20
The Spreckels Organ Society presents the 2011 Summer International Organ Festival featuring celebrated organists from around the world playing each Monday evening from June 20 through Aug. 29 at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park.
Opening Night on June 20 features Dr. Carol Williams, San Diego Civic Organist joined by the House of Scotland Pipe Band, the Finest City Brass Herald Trumpets and the Choir of St. Paul’s Cathedral in a concert entitled Celebration.
Spreckels Organ Pavilion, in Balboa Park, 7:30 p.m., free, 619-702-8138, sosorgan.org.
Tuesday, June 21
Quint Contemporary Art presents Behind What It’s In Front Of, a show conceived by Roy McMakin to explore his many decades long fascination with the paintings of John McLaughlin. This will be McMakin’s sixth exhibition at Quint Contemporary Art. The exhibition will feature new work by Roy McMakin and paintings from the ’60s and ’70s by John McLaughlin.
Quint Contemporary Art, 7547 Girard Ave., in La Jolla, open 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., free, 858-454-3409, quintgallery.com.
Wednesday, June 22
David Eagleman Incognito
Acclaimed neuroscientist and novelist David Eagleman will be at Warwick’s Bookstore in La Jolla to discuss his new book, Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain.
If the conscious mind – the part you consider you – is just the tip of the iceberg in the brain, what is all the rest doing? Neuroscientist David Eagleman plumbs the depths of the subconscious brain to illuminate surprising questions. Come and explore how our perception of the world is a hidden and awe-inspiring construction of the brain.
Warwick’s Bookstore, 7812 Girard Ave., in La Jolla, 7:30 p.m., free, 858-454-0347, warwicks.indiebound.com.
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