The City: Top to BottomThe City: Top to Bottom Thursday, February 2nd, 2012
thursday, feb. 2
Hydrodynamica: Remember the Future
An exhibition of original Bob Simmons planning hulls and related surfboards, objects, photographs and film clips. Simmons’ application of aerodynamic principles and his early use of composite construction processes in surfboard building from 1947-1954 parallels California’s post war modern design movement and was profoundly influential in the birth of modern surfing and skateboarding.
Loft 9 Gallery and Space 4 Art, 325 15th Street in San Diego, gallery hours 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., free, 619-269-7230, hydrodynamica.com
friday, feb. 3
Salome’s disturbing obsession with John the Baptist drives her to make a shocking request – the head of the Prophet as a reward for performing the sensuous Dance of the Seven Veils. Based on Oscar Wilde’s dramatic adaptation of the biblical story of Salome and her lecherous stepfather, the dysfunctional and dangerous court of King Herod is brought to searing life through Richard Strauss’ seductive music. This chillingly erotic story still has the power to shock audiences more than 100 years after its premiere.
San Diego Opera at the Civic Theatre, Third Avenue and B Street in San Diego, 8 p.m., tickets from $50, 619-533-7000, sdopera.com.
saturday, feb. 4
A Raisin In The Sun
Mama Lena dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood in Chicago. Her son, Walter Lee, has other plans, however – buying a liquor store and being his own man. Her daughter, Beneatha, dreams of medical school. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. Sacrifice, trust and love among the Younger family and their heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration
Moxie Theatre, 6663 El Cajon Blvd. Suite N in San Diego, 8 p.m., tickets $40, 858-598-7620, moxietheatre.com.
sunday, feb. 5
The Talmadge Art Show
The Talmadge Art Show is an energetic environment for new, emerging and accomplished artists to showcase and sell their works of art. There will be 50 artists showcasing and selling great work including clothing, jewelry, garden art, mosaics, glass, hats, pottery, handbags, sculpture, paintings and nuno felt.
NTC Promenade Events Center, 2875 Dewey Road in San Diego, 10 a.m., 619-559-9082, talmadgeartshow.com.
monday, feb. 6
Camera Lucida’s fourth season, now available through the San Diego Symphony ticket office, offers nine concerts in the superb acoustics of UCSD’s Conrad Prebys Concert Hall.
This Monday enjoy Ludwig Van Beethoven : Trio in D, Op. 70 No. 1: Ghost, Bohuslav Martinu: Duo for Violin and Cello, H. 157 and Robert Schumann: Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 63.
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, UC San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive in La Jolla, 7:30 p.m., tickets $25, 619-235-0804, sandiegosymphony.org.
tuesday, feb. 7
Guys and Dolls
The classic American musical in a fresh and vibrant production. Travel back to New York City in the early ’50s with a side trip to Havana. Frank Loesser’s memorable score brings to life the stories of Damon Runyon that gave us the unforgettable Sky Masterson, Nathan Detroit and Sarah Brown.
Lamb’s Players Theatre, 1142 Orange Ave. in Coronado, 7:30 p.m., tickets $54, 619-437-6000, lambsplayers.org.
wednesday, feb. 8
Estelle is an English Grammy Award winning R&B singer, songwriter, rapper and producer. She broke out into the charts in 2004 with her single “1980” and again with “Free”. Her first album, The 18th Day, charted at No. 35 in the U.K. Albums Chart, and the title was inspired by her mother’s near death experience during childbirth.
In 2008, Estelle collaborated with Kanye West on the song, “American Boy.”
Anthology, 1337 India Street in San Diego, 7 and 9:30 p.m., tickets from $16, 619-595-0300, anthologysd.com.
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