The City: Top to BottomThe City: Top to Bottom Thursday, April 12th, 2012
thursday, april 12
Australian musician, actor, comedian and writer Tim Minchin has been performing his unique brand of musical comedy in front of appropriately excitable and ever growing audiences since 2005. During his shows he plays the piano, “… always nicely and oftentimes wildly and excitingly, whilst looking wonderfully athletic, in a pair of delightfully uncomfortable skinny jeans.”
Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave. in San Diego, 8 p.m., tickets $32, 619-570-1100, sandiegotheatres.org.
friday, april 13
Tribute To Ray Charles
Ray Charles was truly one of the legendary voices in American music. Ellis Hall, a former protégé of Ray Charles, pays tribute to the master with hits such as “I Can’t Stop Loving You,” “This Little Girl of Mine,” “Hit the Road Jack” and perhaps his most popular, “Georgia On My Mind.” Principal Pops Conductor Marvin Hamlisch leads this rocking, singing, soaring homage to a true American original.
Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B Street in San Diego, 8 p.m., tickets from $20, 619-235-0804, sandiegosymphony.org.
saturday, april 14
Music for Winds and Percussion
Under the direction of John Winkelman and celebrating their 26th year of performing, The Hillcrest Wind Ensemble (HWE) presents their upcoming concert, Music for Winds and Percussion. From the dramatic “Jericho” and “American Salute” by Morton Gould and “Trittic” by Valclav Nelhybel to the rollicking “Flute Rag” for flute trio, this will be an evening of music written exclusively for wind ensemble and concert band. The concert will also feature the winning compositions from HWE’s 2011/12 international Call for Scores composition contest.
St. Paul’s Cathedral, 2728 Sixth Ave. in San Diego, 7 p.m., tickets $15, tickets available at The Windsmith, 3875 Granada Ave. North Park or at the door, 692-2077 ext 814, hillcrestwindensemble.com.
sunday, april 15
A Man His Wife And His Hat
Hetchman loves his hat. Oh, and his wife, too. But when both go missing, the retired hat maker vows to stop at nothing to find them. If he can ever muster the strength to leave his armchair. But the arrival of a talking wall and a hungry golem threatens to derail his endeavor. A love triangle between a man, his wife and his hat.
Moxie Theatre, 6663 El Cajon Blvd. in San Diego, 2 p.m., tickets $25, 858-598-7620, moxietheatre.com.
monday, april 16
Bronx Pizza 15th Anniversary
Bronx Pizza, San Diego’s first real by-the-slice pizzeria is proud to announce its 15-year anniversary. Come help them celebrate as they roll prices back to opening day in 1997. A free T-shirt for the first 100 customers in the door.
Bronx Pizza, 111 Washington Street in San Diego, 11 a.m-10 p.m., 619-291-3341, bronxpizza.com.
tuesday, april 17
Madness was one of the leading bands of the ska revival of the late ’70s and early ’80s. As their career progressed, Madness branched away from their trademark “nutty sound” and incorporated large elements of Motown, soul, and British pop. The band enjoyed a crossover American hit in 1983 with “Our House” and remained a British phenomenon, becoming one of the most beloved groups the country produced during the ’80s.
Humphreys Concerts by the bay, 2241 Shelter Island Drive in San Diego, 8 p.m., tickets from $48, 800-745-3000, humphreysconcerts.com.
wednesday, april 18
Jody Watley is an innovative music maker and a style-forging pioneer. Since the mid-’90s, Grammy-winning multi-talented Chicago-born Watley has led the way as an entrepreneur working in the independent music world as one of the few already-established female best-selling artists to produce, create and own her recordings. Watley is currently completing her 10th album.
Anthology, 1337 India Street in San Diego, 7:30 p.m., tickets from $14, 619-595-0300, anthologysd.com.