The City: Top to BottomThe City: Top to Bottom Thursday, January 12th, 2012
thursday, jan. 12
Brahms and Schumann: A love in common
Johannes Brahms opened his Third Symphony with three notes, which stood for “Free but Happy!” It had been a long road for the 50-year-old bachelor. Long gone were the days of his conflicted love for Clara Schumann. But Clara was never far from his thoughts. He sent this symphony as a gift to her, and when she played it, she said it seemed like one great beat of his heart!
Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B Street in San Diego, 7:30 p.m., tickets $20, 619-235-0804, sandiegosymphony.org.
friday, jan. 13
Legally Blonde – The Musical
When Elle Woods’ boyfriend dumps her, she puts down the credit card, hits the books and sets out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law. Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style.
Joan B. Kroc Theatre, 6845 University Ave. in San Diego, 7 p.m., tickets from $15, 619-670-1627, yatsandiego.org.
saturday, jan. 14
Dividing the Estate
Nominated for a 2009 Tony Award for Best Play, the Broadway production of Pulitzer Prize winner Horton Foote’s knowing comedy is having its West Coast premiere at The Old Globe! Living in Texas and ruled by octogenarian matriarch Stella the family must confront their past as they prepare for an uncertain future when their fortune begins to diminish.
Old Globe Theatre, Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park, 8 p.m., tickets from $29, 619-234-5623, theoldglobe.org.
sunday, jan. 15
San Diego Restaurant Week
Experience cuisine that delights your palate and defines the art of dining in San Diego. Held twice annually, this beloved culinary tradition features discounted menus from more than 180 of San Diego’s best restaurants that will offer three-course prix fixe menus for just $20, $30 or $40 per person from Sunday, Jan. 15 through Friday, Jan. 20.
For more information and a list of participating restaurants go to sandiegorestaurantweek.com.
monday, jan. 16
The Japanese Friendship Garden Society of San Diego is hosting Musubu , featuring the eclectic and elegant works of four up-and-coming Japanese artists: Eiko Kita, Chiyoko Kumon, Toshio Rokusawa and Masao Watanabe. This exhibit will be their first debut collaboration in the United States. Musubu in Japanese means “to tie,” but it can also mean “to connect.” The artists’ designs embody this word through their use of integrated material and through the relationships that are formed through their artwork.
Japanese Friendship Garden Society of San Diego, 2215 Pan American Road E. in Balboa Park, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. last admission at 3:30 p.m., entrance fee $4 adult, 619-232-2721, niwa.org.
tuesday, jan. 17
Stefanie Schneider: Stranger Than Paradise
Stranger Than Paradise features a selection of photographs by Stefanie Schneider. Schneider uses expired Polaroid film that creates an instant-antiquing of her work – with a retro B-movie aesthetic of discolored film.
Scott White Contemporary Art, 655 Girard Ave. Suite 101 in La Jolla, open 9 a.m.-5 p.m., free, 858-255-8574, scottwhiteart.com.
wednesday, jan. 18
The Family Stone
The Family Stone original founding members Jerry Martini, Cynthia Robinson and Greg Errico are Rock and Roll Hall of fame inductees, and R&B Pioneer Award winners. Jerry Martini is the original founder of Sly & the Family Stone; calling upon Sly Stone to become the leader of the first inter-racial, multi-gender major American Band.
They present a set of their classic hits like, “I Want to Take You Higher”, “Everyday People”, “Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin”, “Dance To The Music”, “Hot Fun In The Summertime”, “Family Affair”, “Sing a Simple Song” and many more.
Anthology, 1337 India Street in San Diego, 7:30 p.m., tickets from $11, 619-595-0300, anthologysd.com.
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