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Marc Anthony

thursday, sept. 22

Marc Anthony

Marc Anthony is an American and Latin Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter, actor and producer. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Marc Anthony is the top selling tropical salsa artist of all time. The five-time Grammy winner has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide. He is best known for his Latin salsa numbers, ballads and wide-ranging tenor vocals. Marc Anthony was the first solo salsa act to ever sell out Madison Square Garden.

Viejas Arena (formerly known as Cox Arena), 5500 Canyon Crest Drive in San Diego, 8 p.m., tickets from $49, 619-594-6947, cox-arena.com.

Herbie Hancock

friday, sept. 23

Herbie Hancock

Anthology presents Herbie Hancock at the Balboa Theatre. The inimitable Herbie Hancock’s career has transcended genres, spanned five decades and won him 12 Grammy awards. Born in 1940s Chicago, Herbie was a child piano prodigy who performed a Mozart piano concerto with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at age 11. Influenced by Oscar Peterson and Bill Evans, Hancock started playing jazz in high school. In 2007, Hancock released River: The Joni Letters a tribute to longtime friend, Joni Mitchell. The album was nominated for three Grammy awards and won Album of the Year.

Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave. in San Diego, 8:30 p.m., tickets from $69.80, 619-595-0300, anthologysd.com.

The Beat Farmers

saturday, sept. 24

30th annual Adams Avenue Street Fair

The Adams Avenue Street Fair is Southern California’s largest free two-day, all-ages music festival. The 2011 headliners include early L.A. punk pioneer El Vez, the reunion of San Diego’s legendary Beat Farmers (Jerry Raney, Joey Harris, Rolle Love and Joel Kmak), Cambodian pop/American surf rockers Dengue Fever and more. In addition to the exciting and diverse music line-up, there will be beer gardens, a micro brew tasting zone, giant carnival rides and more than 200 food, arts and craft vendors selling their specialties throughout the festival.

Adams Avenue between 35th Street and Bancroft Street in Normal Heights, Saturday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 25, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., free, 619-282-7329, adamsavenuebusiness.com.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

sunday, sept. 25

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Journey through biblical Egypt with this hilarious telling of the story of Joseph, his jealous brothers and one extremely loud garment. A colorful tale that spans musical styles from calypso to rock to disco to Bollywood, this worldwide phenomenon penned by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice has been an audience favorite for more than thirty-five years! A blockbuster of a musical – fun, buoyant and energetic!

Lyceum Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza in San Diego, 2 p.m., tickets from $30, 858-560-5740, sdmt.org.

Boz Scaggs

monday, sept. 26

Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs – two unmistakable voices

Michael McDonald’s smooth rock style gave the Doobie Brothers a mainstream following in the mid-’70s with hits “What a Fool Believes” and “Taking it to the Streets.” Boz Scaggs first found acclaim as a member of the Steve Miller Band in the ’60s before his solo breakthrough with Silk Degrees in 1976 and Middle Man in 1980. Now for the first time ever, two great blues-rock artists share a band for a night of their best-known hits, from the smash hits “Lido Shuffle” and “Lowdown” to “I Keep Forgettin’” and “Yah Mo B There.”.

Humphreys Concerts by the bay, 2241 Shelter Island Drive in San Diego, 7:30 p.m., tickets $98, 800-745-3000, humphreysconcerts.com.

Michael McDonald

tuesday, sept. 27


A world premiere play from Old Globe playwright-in-residence Matthew Lopez. Somewhere is Lopez’s poignant new play about one family’s attempt to make its fantasy a reality. Gorgeous dance sequences are woven throughout the play and help to tell the story of Inez Candelaria and her three children’s dream of a life in show business. With their building scheduled for demolition and their life together beginning to crumble, the filming of the movie of West Side Story on the streets of their soon to be abandoned neighborhood finally brings reality into focus.

Sheryl & Harvey White Theatre, Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, 1362 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park, 7 p.m., tickets from $29, 619-234-5623, theoldglobe.org.

(From left) Benita Robledo, Juan Javier Cardenas, Jon Rua, Leo Ash Evens and Priscilla Lopez will appear in the world premiere of Matthew Lopez’s Somewhere.

wednesday, sept. 28


Scott White Contemporary Art presents the group exhibition Shift.Space.Slick., featuring sculpture by Larry Bell, Craig Kauffman, De Wain Valentine and Eric Johnson. The Light & Space movement, also known as Finish Fetish, was born in the 1960s during a time of aesthetic lethargy in Los Angeles. Ethereal light and expansive horizons indicative of Californian landscapes inspired this group of artists to translate these intangible elements into physical manifestations. Other sources of inspiration came from popular culture, such as the rise of surfing in Malibu, and the growing car cults throughout Southern California.

Scott White Contemporary Art, 939 W. Kalmia St. in San Diego, gallery open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., 619-501-5689, scottwhiteart.com.

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