The City: Top to BottomThe City: Top to Bottom Thursday, November 10th, 2011
thursday, nov. 10
It was 30 years ago that guitarists Susanna Hoffs and Vicki Peterson and drummer Debbi Peterson formed the Bangles in a Brentwood, Calif. garage. They did so based on two crucial elements: their common love for rock’s golden age and the crystalline sound they quite naturally created when they blended their voices. Who could forget classics like “Walk like an Egyptian” or “Eternal Flame.” Today, historians view the Bangles as one of the greatest all-female bands ever, for its inventive incorporation of ‘60s folk rock and sunny SoCal harmonies. Fresh with a new album, Sweetheart Of The Sun, filled with a new batch of definitive Bangles songs the concert promises to be a night to remember.
House of Blues San Diego, 1055 Fifth Ave. in San Diego, 8 p.m., tickets from $20, 619-299-2583, houseofblues.com.
friday, nov. 11
Days of Plenty
Days of Plenty is a photography exhibition that engages our primal urge to give thanks for the earth’s bounty and raises questions relating to production, consumption, lack, over abundance and ritual. The tradition of harvest reaches back to the agrarian state of man, as does our desire to celebrate with feast. In our contemporary world abundance seems ever-present and most are removed from the place, process and act of production. Disparities offered through juxtapositions of images work to inspire reflection on the ethics of production and consumption; the ritual of feast; the symbolism of nourishment; the grotesque morbidity of excess. See work by: Kevin Malella, RES and Constanza Piaggio, Tara Sellios, Alec Soth, Guillermo Srodek-Hart, Preston Wadley, among others.
JDC Fine Art, 2400 Kettner Blvd., Suite 208 in San Diego, 6–8 p.m., free, 619-985-2322, jdcfineart.com.
saturday, nov. 12
4 for Dance
4 for Dance is a Hungarian dance company founded in 2004 by professional dancers. Their aim is to create a unique style, combining traditional Hungarian folk dance with virtuoso plays of rhythm and a lot of humor. Having performed throughout the world 4 for Dance bring their unique performance to San Diego.
Hall of Nations, 2191 Pan American Rd. in Balboa Park, 5-7 p.m., tickets $20, 858-863-0111, 4fordance.hu.
sunday, nov. 13
Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night
Shipwrecked on the rocky coast of Illyria, the beautiful and plucky Viola disguises herself as a man to protect her honor in this strange land and finds employment as a page in the court of the lovesick Duke Orsino. But just as Viola falls in love with her new boss, the beautiful Olivia – whom Orsino is pursuing – finds herself attracted to this new young man, who’s really Viola in disguise. This magical comedy is filled with Shakespeare’s most indelible comedic characters and sidesplitting situations.
Sheryl & Harvey White Theatre, Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., tickets from $8, 619-234-5623, theoldglobe.org.
monday, nov. 14
Little Italy Grub Sprawl
Originally an Italian fishing neighborhood when it was first established, it’s no surprise that Little Italy is now the spot to be for the best in Italian cuisine. But if you thought Italian food was all about spaghetti and lasagna, you’d better attend the Little Italy Grub Sprawl and get yourself educated. Enjoy an evening of wandering through Little Italy and trying each of its many, many delightful culinary creations. Grub Sprawl allows attendees of all ages to visit multiple restaurants and sample varied $5 dishes in the space of one night.
Little Italy Grub Sprawl, wristband pick-up: The Glass Door at the Porto Vista Hotel, 1835 Columbia St. at 5:45 p.m., event time 6 -10 p.m., grubsprawl.com.
tuesday, nov. 15
The R.B. Stevenson Gallery presents a new exhibition from artist John Rogers. San Diego artist John Rogers, Professor Emeritus from San Diego State University, will exhibit new paintings and sculptures in his one person show, Landscape Redefined.
R.B. Stevenson Gallery, 7661 Girard Ave., Suite 201 in La Jolla, open 10 a.m.–5 p.m., free, 858-459-3917, rbstevensongallery.com.
wednesday, nov. 16
San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival
Wine and food aficionados from across the county visit San Diego to take part in the weeklong culinary classic that has become an iconic fixture in the epicurean landscape. The food and wine festival features over 800 different wines from award-winning wineries, 70 of San Diego’s trendsetting chefs and restaurants, 30 gourmet food companies and the nation’s most prestigious celebrity chefs and culinary personalities.
Embarcadero Marina Park North, Kettner Blvd. in San Diego, see Web site for hours of all events and tickets, 619-686-6200,
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