The City: Top to BottomTop Highlights, The City: Top to Bottom Thursday, July 12th, 2012
thursday, july 12
The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses
Attention Comic-Con devotees and fans of Zelda! Don your green tunics, wield yourmaster swords and prepare to embark on the greatest adventure in video game history. The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses showcases the enduring work of Nintendo composer Koji Kondo. Don’t miss this stunning cinematic video presentation in concert with the soaring sounds of the San Diego Symphony.
Embarcadero Marina Park South, 206 Marina Park Way in San Diego, 8 p.m., tickets from $20, 619-235-0804, sandiegosymphony.org
friday, july 13
Chris Willis is the powerhouse vocalist, lyricist, co-writer, and co-producer behind some of French producer/DJ David Guetta’s biggest hits – 2007’s “Love is Gone” and 2010’s “Getting’ Over You.” Willis has attracted quite the global following of dance, pop, urban, and club fans, as well as celebrities who can’t sing his praises enough. Guetta calls Willis “the best singer on the planet.”
Fluxx, 500 Fourth Ave. in San Diego, 9 p.m., 619-232-8100, fluxxsd.com
saturday, july 14
Rose Royce is an American soul and R&B band formed in 1973 in Los Angeles. The group is best known for several hit singles including “Car Wash,” “I Wanna Get Next to You,” “Wishing on a Star”, “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore” and “I’m Going Down”.
Anthology, 1337 India Street in San Diego, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., tickets from $13, 619-595-0300, anthologysd.com
sunday, july 15
Rogers and Hammerstein’s first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, having set the standards and established the rules of musical theater still being followed today. Set in a Western Indian territory, just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story.
Westminster Theatre, 3598 Talbot Street in San Diego, 7 p.m., tickets $15, 619-224-6263, vanguardsd.org
monday, july 16
The Man Who Came to Dinner
In this hilarious comedy, Sheridan Whiteside, theatre critic, lecturer, and radio personality, arrives to dine at the home of the prominent Stanley family in a small Midwestern town and slips on their doorstep and injures his hip. A tumultuous six weeks of confinement follow, during which Whiteside monopolizes the living room and takes over the Stanley household. Before it’s over, the outrageous has become commonplace.
Coronado Playhouse, 1835 Strand Way in Coronado, 8 p.m., tickets from $20, 619-435-4856, coronadoplayhouse.com
tuesday, july 17
Recently named Artist of the Decade at the Classic Brits, Il Divo are the most successful international musical break-out story of the millennium, selling more than 25 million albums and pioneering the classical crossover genre.
San Diego Civic Theatre, 1098 Third Ave. in San Diego, 8 p.m., tickets from $60, 619-570-1100, sandiegotheatres.org
wednesday, july 18
K. R. Thompson: A New Mythos
This collection of paintings by Kerry Thompson explores the interplay of science, human emotion and myth-making by infusing classical form with contemporary artistic theory.
This is the first solo exhibition of his work in San Diego.
Noel-Baza Fine Art, 2165 India Street in San Diego, open 12 – 6 p.m., free, 619-876-4160, noel-bazafineart.com
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