The City: Top to BottomThe City: Top to Bottom Thursday, January 5th, 2012
thursday, jan. 5
Meshell Ndegeocello is more than an American singer-songwriter, vocalist, bassist and rapper. She’s credited with helping to spark the neo-soul movement. Her most recent release is titled Weather , and according to Meshell, the record is more peaceful than her previous releases. The album covers the ups and downs of love, a dedication to Janis Joplin and contains her always concise, poetic and image rich lyrics.
Anthology, 1337 India Street in San Diego, 7:30 p.m., tickets from $13, 619-595-0300, anthologysd.com.
friday, jan. 6
Sizzlin’ hot adult comedy hypnosis show
Fasten your seat belts because you are about to embark on an epic journey through the subconscious mind with very naughty consequences! This high energy show, featuring master hypnotist James Kellogg, Jr., isn’t for the shy. With a unique blend of hypnosis and erotica, it is the perfect night out on the town. You are guaranteed to laugh your head off. There are only two types of people – the voyeur, or the exhibitionist – which one are you?
4th & B, 345 B Street in San Diego, 8 p.m., tickets $20, 619-231-4343, 4thandbevents.com.
saturday, jan. 7
Jerry Seinfeld live
Spend an evening with America’s favorite stand-up comedian as he performs from the stage of San Diego’s Civic Theatre. Described as the “greatest stand-up comedian of his generation,” Jerry Seinfeld is also an actor, writer, and producer of film and television.
San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave. in San Diego, 7 and 9:30 p.m., tickets from $48, 619-570-1100, sandiegotheatres.org.
sunday, jan. 8
A Hammer, A Bell, and A Song to Sing
From the American Revolution to the Occupy movement of 2011, music and song have served as a powerful agent of change in American history. Pete Seeger’s grandson Tao Seeger said last month, “If we want to get people talking to each other, we should try to get them singing together.” Inspired by the work of Pete and his grandson, A Hammer, A Bell, and a Song to Sing celebrates the history of change in America through song, story and spoken word.
The San Diego Repertory Theatre on the Lyceum Stage, 9 Horton Plaza in San Diego, 7 p.m., tickets from $32, 619-544-1000, sdrep.org.
monday, jan. 9
Volkswagen: The People’s Car
Come and enjoy everything VW at the San Diego Automotive Museum and find out why the VW has so often been the “vehicle” of expression, especially in the 1960s and ’70s. There were some who painted flowers and rainbows on their VW Transporters; they cut the front and back sheet metal off their Beetles and drove them in the desert – the Baja Buggies. The Beetle was to the automotive world what long hair and beards were to proper grooming.
San Diego Automotive Museum, 2080 Pan American Plaza in Balboa Park, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., admission $8 adults, 619-231-2886, sdautomuseum.org.
tuesday, jan. 10
A Fantastic Voyage – the art of Ynez Johnston
A painter, sculptor and printmaker, Ynez Johnston’s art offers a world of visual delights. As with miniature Rajput paintings, illuminated manuscripts and Chinese scrolls, Johnston’s imagery is intended for intimate viewing and affords an endless voyage of discovery. Her intricate depictions of royal kingdoms, elaborate cityscapes, mythological creatures, ancient symbols and human forms merge reality with the imaginary and transport viewers to mysterious and enchanting realms.
Mingei International Museum, 1439 El Prado in Balboa Park, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. admission $8 adults, 619-239-0003, mingei.org.
wednesday, jan. 11
Based on T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats , and with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Cats won seven 1983 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Lighting and Best Costumes. In October 1991 Cats became the longest continuously touring show in American theater history. Five continents, 26 countries, more than eight and a half million audience members and almost 30 years later, Cats is still America’s most loved family musical.
San Diego Civic Theatre, 3rd and B Streets in San Diego, 7 p.m., tickets from $20, 619-570-1100, broadwaysd.com.
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