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thursday, march 29

Tour de Cuisine – Celebration of French gastronomy and wines

Experience the 2nd Annual Tour de Cuisine restaurant week now through April 1. Get a unique French culinary experience and enjoy a great prix fixe menu of $30, $40 and $50 at participating restaurants. All of the participating restaurants have French proprietors who love San Diego and want to share their savoir-faire and passion in the field of fine cuisine with the residents of San Diego.

For participating restaurants and more information call 619-544 1445 or visit sdtourdecuisine.com.

friday, march 30

Rhythm Of The Dance

This dance and music extravaganza has heralded a new era in Irish entertainment, internationally rated as one of the most popular and busiest Irish step dance shows in the world and aspires to a purity of content preserving the traditions of Irish step dancing and yet presenting it in a modern format. Featuring a live band, three tenors and some 22 dancers, this show will fill the stagewith Irish cheer and thrills while it takes you on an Irish dance journey!

Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave. in San Diego, 7:30 p.m., tickets from $30.50, 619-570-1100, sandiegotheatres.org.

saturday, march 31

LGBT Night at the Theatre

Urban Pride San Diego, along with Common Ground Theatre (CGT), in collaboration with SDCCD Continuing Education Division, will host a special LGBT Night at the Theatre for the production of for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf, by Ntozake Shange. The work is a series of 20 poems, collectively called a “choreopoem.” The production consists of a cast of seven women characters each of whom is known only by a color. The poems deal with love, abandonment, rape, and abortion, embodied by each woman’s story.

Educational Cultural Complex, 4343 Ocean View Blvd. in San Diego, 8 p.m., special ticket price $15, please mention the event code: Urban Pride – San Diego, 619-822-5793 or email urbanpridesd@gmail.com.

sunday, april 1

Mission Valley Craft Beer and Food Festival

Beer and food are natural partners and the third annual Mission Valley Craft Beer and Food Festival offers a wide variety of both. Wonderful craft beers from local breweries and food vendors who are all chefs who bring their “A” game to the table. Add to that, three fantastic bands and a partnership with Fresh Start Surgical Gifts and Wounded Warrior Homes, and you have a spectacular day of food, beer and fun for a great cause.

Handlery Hotel and Resort, 950 Hotel Circle North in San Diego, 1–5 p.m., general admission $45 on the day, 619-398-8348.

Ted Nash

monday, april 2

Ted Nash Quartet

Ted Nash is best known as a jazz composer and saxophonist. Born into a musical family, his father was trombonist Dick Nash. Odeon is Nash’s eclectic group that has garnered much attention in the jazz world. In addition to leading his own groups and ensembles, Nash also is very instrumental in working with the Jazz Composers Collective.

Anthology, 1337 India Street in San Diego, 7:30 p.m., tickets from $10, 619-595-0300, anthologysd.com.

Michael Reafsnyder: King Kandy 2012, acrylic on canvas, 72”x60”

tuesday, april 3


R.B. Stevenson Gallery presents a solo exhibition of new paintings by Los Angeles artist Michael Reafsnyder. Gleam is Michael Reafsnyder’s third solo exhibition at the R.B. Stevenson Gallery. His work is in numerous public and private collections including the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Laguna Art Museum and the Portland Art Museum. Michael Reafsnyder lives and works in Southern California.

R.B. Stevenson Gallery, 661 Girard Ave. #201 in La Jolla, 10 a.m. 5 p.m., free admission, 858-459-3917, rbstevensongallery.com.

Lou Stoumen: Sea of Hats, 1940

wednesday, april 4

Eyes of a Nation: A Century of American Photography

Eyes of a Nation is a look at the rich history of American photography by artists working in the 1870s-1970s. It explores the groundbreaking movements and photographers who helped shape photography at an important time in the development of our country.

Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado in Balboa Park, 10 a.m.– 5 p.m., admission $8 adults, 619-238-7559, mopa.org.

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