The City: Top to BottomThe City: Top to Bottom Thursday, August 2nd, 2012
thursday, aug. 2
Sounds of Jazz Loft spotlight on jazz saxophonist Ian Tordella
Enjoy a solo jazz session at the Museum of Photographic Arts featuring jazz saxophonist Ian Tordella. Experience the current exhibition, The Jazz Loft Project: W. Eugene Smith in NYC, 1957-1965, while the music of the time is performed live. Tordella is an emerging voice on the West Coast jazz scene, and has worked with guitarist Peter Sprague, pianist Joshua White and others.
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado in Balboa Park, 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., admission $8, 619-238-7559, mopa.org
friday, aug. 3
Inherit the Wind
One of the great American dramas of the 20th century, Inherit the Wind is as rousing and relevant today as it was in 1955. Two great lawyers face off in a small-town courtroom with the eyes of an entire nation upon them. The accused? A high school teacher. His crime? Teaching evolution. Loosely based on the real-life Scopes Monkey Trial, Inherit the Wind is an edge-of-your-seat legal drama and a riveting look at the age-old conflict between science and faith.
The Old Globe Theatre, Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park, 8 p.m., tickets from $29, 619-234-5623, theoldglobe.org
saturday, aug. 4
San Diego Bead Bazaar
Looking for an artistic, unique bead shopping experience? Then don’t miss the San Diego Bead Society’s 13th annual Bead Bazaar. See and buy beautiful beads that are lovingly crafted by beading artisans. Seed beads, ethnic, ceramic, polymer, silver, clay, vintage, semi-precious, handmade glass beads by local and national artists and more.
With continuous demos in wire wrapping, polymer clay, silver art clay and chain maille this is the perfect event for the discriminating beader!
Scottish Rite Event Center, 1895 Camino Del Rio South in San Diego, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., admission $3, 858-578-2273, sdbeadsociety.org
sunday, aug. 5
Burt Bacharach – What’s It All About?
Summer Pops presents, Burt Bacharach, one of the most accomplished composers of all time. Experience the incomparable Bacharach for an evening of love, romance, magic and memories. Surrounded by his lush orchestrations, his trio of singers will perform his cornucopia of hits including “I Say a Little Prayer,” “The Look of Love,” “Walk on By,” “Always Something There to Remind Me” and so many more!
Embarcadero Marina Park South, 206 Marina Park Way in San Diego, 7:30 p.m., tickets from $18, 619-235-0804, sandiegosymphony.org
monday, aug. 6
As an artist who needs no introduction, Brian McKnight has earned himself a spot in contemporary music history. He has released 13 albums to date, with several going two and three times platinum, and he has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide. In addition to being a singer, songwriter and producer, McKnight is also a multi-instrumentalist who plays nine instruments including piano, guitar, bass, drums, percussions, trombone, tuba, flugelhorn and trumpet.
Anthology, 1337 India Street in San Diego, 7:30 p.m., tickets from $20, 619-595-0300, anthologysd.com
tuesday, aug. 7
La Cage Aux Folles starring George Hamilton
La Cage Aux Folles tells the story of Georges, the owner of a glitzy nightclub in lovely Saint-Tropez, and his partner Albin, who moonlights as the glamorous chanteuse Zaza. When Georges’ son brings his fiancé’s conservative parents home to meet the flashy pair, the bonds of family are put to the test as the feather boas fly. A tuneful and touching tale of one family’s struggle to stay together – stay fabulous – and above all else, stay true to themselves.
San Diego Civic Theatre, 1098 Third Ave. in San Diego, 7 p.m., tickets from $30.75, 619-570-1100, broadwaysd.com
wednesday, aug. 8
Nora Jones’ extensive world tour hits San Diego for one night only at the Copley Symphony Hall. See Jones perform songs from her new album Little Broken Hearts , produced by Danger Mouse (aka Brian Burton) which features original songs co-written by Jones and Burton.
Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B Street in San Diego, 7:30 p.m., tickets $75.70, 619-235-0804, sandiegosymphony.org
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