The City: Top to BottomThe City: Top to Bottom Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
thursday, may 3
Stars of the Russian Ballet
Enjoy a beautiful evening of dance at San Diego’s historic Balboa Theatre with a repertory program featuring highlights from some of the world’s greatest ballets, including Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Don Quixote, Pas de Quatre, Paquita and more.
The Stars of the Russian Ballet company have performed around the world, thrilling audiences and impressing critics.
Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave. in San Diego, 7:30 p.m., tickets from $30, 619-570-1100, sandiegotheatres.org.
friday, may 4
Technomania Circus presents The Chicken Show
Technomania Circus is difficult to explain, but easy to enjoy. You never know what you’ll find happening in the Blackyard: blacklight illusion, performance art, dance, puppetry, music, and more. Whatever you find, it’s never ordinary.
Victory Theater, 2558 Imperial Ave. in San Diego, 8 p.m., tickets $10, 619-236-1971, technomaniacircus.com.
saturday, may 5
Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo
The 28th Annual Fiesta Old Town Cinco De Mayo is the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration north of the border. This fun fiesta will feature an array of activities and entertainment for all ages to enjoy. Latin fever is spreading like wildfire and you won’t want to miss out on this opportunity to be surrounded by the history and culture of Mexico while taking part in the biggest fiesta of the year!
Historic Old Town, San Diego Ave. in San Diego, 11 a.m.–10 p.m., free, 619-291-4903, fiestaoldtown.com.
sunday, may 6
Choreographed by Eugene Ballet Artistic Director Toni Pimble, and featuring Sergei Prokofiev’s score, this magical and sumptuous ballet features California Ballet principal dancer Chie Kudo and guest artist Vadim Solomakha. The wicked step-sisters are played “en traveste” (males in female roles) which prove a perfect comic foil for the heroine Cinderella. Later scenes include four fairies representing the four seasons and twelve gnomes that escort Cinderella through the enchanted forest to the Prince’s Grand Ball.
San Diego Civic Theatre, 1098 Third Ave. in San Diego, 1 p.m., tickets from $25, 619-570-1100, californiaballet.org.
monday, may 7
Ramp It Up: Skateboard Culture in Native America
Experience the rich world of skateboarding and celebrate the vibrancy, creativity and history of Native American skateboarding culture. Showing for the first time outside of the Smithsonian, this new traveling exhibition features rare images, video of Native American skaters and more than twenty skate decks created by Native artists.
San Diego Museum of Man, 1350 El Prado in Balboa Park, open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., adult admission $12.50, 619-239-2001 museumofman.org.
tuesday, may 8
Five mothers stranded in a Georgia mountain lodge with 14 Brownie Scouts are confronted with the many challenges of earning the “Friendship Merit Badge.”
Janece Shaffer’s funny, moving and powerful new play about friendship, miscommunication and self-discovery has created a buzz around the country. Lamb’s presents its Southern California premiere, directed by associate artistic director, Deborah Gilmour Smyth and featuring five of San Diego’s finest actors: Kaja Amado Dunn, Monique Gaffney, Cynthia Gerber, Erika Beth Phillips and Karson St. John.
Lamb’s Players Theatre, 1142 Orange Ave. in Coronado, 7:30 p.m., tickets from $26, 619-437-6000, lambsplayers.org.
wednesday, may 9
Liquid Capture: Masters of Underwater Photography
Oceanside Museum of Art celebrates the challenging medium of underwater photography with Liquid Capture: Masters of Underwater Photography, providing visitors a glimpse inside the vibrant ecosystems that lie beneath the ocean surface. This juried exhibition, organized by renowned photographer Lee Peterson, features 49 works by 25 different artists from around the world. The work on view invites viewers to take a fish’s view of the vast ocean, and experience diverse life forms such as sea anemones, urchins and pygmy seahorses.
Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way in Oceanside, open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., general admission $8, 760-435-3720, oma-online.org.
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