The City: Top to BottomThe City: Top to Bottom Thursday, August 4th, 2011
Thursday, Aug. 4
Hershey Felder in Maestro: The Art of Leonard Bernstein is a new work from the creators of George Gershwin Alone, Monsieur Chopin and Beethoven, As I Knew Him. With a story spanning the entire twentieth century, Leonard Bernstein, one of America’s greatest musicians, broke through every artistic ceiling possible to become the world’s musical ambassador. Conductor, composer, pianist, author, teacher, librettist, television star … for Leonard Bernstein, boundaries simply did not exist. Hershey Felder and Joel Zwick bring to life the composer of West Side Story, Candide, On the Town, Mass and many more.
Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park, 8 p.m., tickets from $39, 619-231-1941, oldglobe.org.
Friday, Aug. 5
Point Loma summer concert
The Point Loma summer concert series continues with The Mighty Untouchables who offer everything from Motown to classic rock, along with Latin, country, current pop hits and much more. Their repertoire includes songs from The Temptations, Carrie Underwood, Journey, Christina Aguilera, Stevie Wonder, Guns N’ Roses, Celia Cruz and Tito Puente, just to name a few!
Point Loma Park, 1049 Catalina Blvd. in San Diego, 5:30-8:30 p.m., free, plconcerts.org.
Saturday, Aug. 6
The great Blood, Sweat & Tears
One of the greatest horn bands in the history of pop music, Blood, Sweat & Tears, have left their mark on the American music scene since 1968. After a start in Greenwich Village, the band won world-wide acclaim with their fusion of rock, blues, pop, horns and jazz improvisation that became known as “jazz-rock.” With sales in the millions, the band has earned multiple gold albums, 10 Grammy nominations and three Grammy awards including Album of the Year.
Anthology, 1337 India St. in San Diego, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., tickets from $19 (7:30 p.m.) and $14 (9:30 p.m.), 619-595-0300, anthologysd.com.
Sunday, Aug. 7
Bridgepoint Education presents a Summer Pops special concert with perennial favorite Burt Bacharach performing an evening of unforgettable music. Don’t miss the maestro and his trio of singers as the Bacharach songbook unfolds for an evening of love, romance, memories and magic. One of the most accomplished songwriters of all time performs his hits “I Say a Little Prayer,” “The Look of Love,” “A House Is Not a Home,” “Always Something There to Remind Me” and many more!
Embarcadero Marina Park South, 111 W. Harbor Dr. in San Diego, 7:30 p.m., tickets from $17, 619-235-0804, sandiegosymphony.org.
Monday, Aug. 8
One of Coronado’s greatest features is its restaurant scene! The majority of Coronado’s restaurants sit upon Orange Avenue, which is the island’s most popular street for tourists and locals alike. This provides the perfect opportunity for an enjoyable evening of dining and walking the avenue; thus, the reason for the Coronado Grub Sprawl. Pick up your wristband and map and you and your friends are free to visit the participating restaurants and receive the $5 dish. You can visit as many participating restaurants as you want in any order and enjoy their featured dish for $5.
Wristband pick-up: Brigantine Seafood Restaurant, 1333 Orange Ave. in Coronado, wristband distribution: 5:45 p.m., 6-10 p.m., grubsprawl.com.
Tuesday, Aug. 9
Earlier this month, Katy won two People’s Choice Awards for Favorite Female Artist and Favorite Online Sensation – awards voted on by fans. Over the course of her career, she has also won a BRIT Award, two MTV Europe Music Awards, an NRJ Music Award and two Teen Choice Awards, among other international honors.
Valley View Casino Center, 500 Sports Arena Blvd. in San Diego, 7:30 p.m., tickets from $39, 619-224-4171, valleyviewcasinocenter.com.
Wednesday, Aug. 10
The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum presents a new exhibit, Paintings by Chia-Shang Cheng: Millet of Taiwan. Cheng is a watercolor artist whose work is widely renowned in Taiwan and East Asia. His paintings of the Taiwanese countryside provide a unique opportunity for San Diego’s diverse community to become acquainted with the rural landscapes and farmers’ lives of Taiwan. His realistic portrayal of these pastoral themes has inspired comparisons with the 19th century French painter, Jean-François Millet.
San Diego Chinese Historical Museum, 404 Third Ave. in San Diego, general admission $2, open 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., 619-338-9888, sdchm.org.
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