The City: Top to BottomThe City: Top to Bottom Thursday, May 24th, 2012
thursday, may 24
Antarctic Killer Whales: The Family That Preys Together
The killer whale (Orcinus orca) is the top marine predator and perhaps the most widespread vertebrate on Earth, occurring in all the world’s oceans. Hear a discussion on NOAA’s current research in Antarctica, including satellite-tagging killer whales to study movements, observing feeding behaviors and prey preferences; and compiling a photo-identification database in order to estimate population sizes and residency patterns of different ecotypes from different areas.
San Diego Natural History Museum, 1788 El Prado in Balboa Park, 6;30 p.m., free, 619-255-0210, sdnhm.org.
friday, may 25
The Cult with special guests Against Me!
The Cult emerged in 1984 as one of England’s leading heavy metal revivalists. Picking up the pseudo-mysticism and Native American obsessions of the Doors, the guitar-orchestrations of Led Zeppelin, and the three-chord crunch of AC/DC, while adding touches of post-punk goth rock, the Cult gained a dedicated following. With special guests Against Me! and The Icarus Line.
Humphrey’s Concerts by the bay, 2241 Shelter Island Dr. in San Diego, 6:30 p.m., tickets from$49, 619-224-2243, humphreysconcerts.com.
saturday, may 26
Gutiérrez plays Rachmaninoff
On this season finale concert, the San Diego Symphony welcomes back pianist Horacio Gutiérrez performing the ultimate romantic piano concerto, Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Second. The concert opens with a jazzy tribute to photography legend Ansel Adams written by living American jazz master Dave Brubeck and his son, and then maestro JahjaLing leads a one-movement final symphonic work from the colorful Finnish composer Jean Sibelius.
Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B St. in San Diego, 8 p.m., tickets from $20, 619-235-0804, sandiegosymphony.org.
sunday, may 27
I Love This City
Summer in San Diego will be kicking off in a big way this Sunday as I Love This City – a new electronic music festival event comes to town. The event features many of electronic music’s top artists including headliner Skrillex. The lineup for San Diego also includes A-Trak, The Crystal Method (DJ set), Dirtyloud, 12th Planet, The Twelves, Cookie Monsta, Brodinski, Nadia Ali and Lucky Date on multiple stages.
Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre, 2050 Entertainment Circle in Chula Vista, 2 p.m., tickets from $63.85, 619-671-3608, ilovethiscityfestivalSD.com.
monday, may 28
Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity
The Fleet’s daily public planetarium show is Black Holes : The Other Side of Infinity, produced by the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. The show guides you through other-worldly wormholes to experience the creation of the Milky Way galaxy and the violent death of a star and subsequent birth of a black hole.
The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado in Balboa Park, 1 and 5 p.m., adult tickets $15.75, 619-238-1233, rhfleet.org.
tuesday, may 29
The Addams Family
The Addams Family is a smash-hit musical comedy that brings the darkly delirious world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and, of course, Lurch to spooky and spectacular life. This is definitely not the same old song and dance.
San Diego Civic Theatre, 1098 Third Ave. in San Diego, 7 p.m., tickets from $20, 619-570-1100, sandiegotheatres.org.
wednesday, may 30
Marshall Tucker Band
One of the major Southern rock bands of the ‘70s, the Marshall Tucker Band was formed in Spartanburg, S.C. in 1971. The band still plays up to 150 shows a year. Lead singer Doug Gray is the only original member in the current (2008) lineup.
Anthology, 1337 India Street in San Diego, 9:30 p.m., tickets from $21, 619-595-0300, anthologysd.com.
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