The City: Top to BottomThe City: Top to Bottom Thursday, August 16th, 2012
thursday, aug. 16
My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m Still in Therapy!
This hilarious one-man show takes us back to Steve Solomon’s wacky childhood growing up with his twin sister. A wondrously funny performance, My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m Still in Therapy! finds Solomon tackling adolescence, mixed marriages, ex-wives, dogs, cats, dieting and dozens of other side-splitting and endlessly relatable situations, with dialects and wacky sound effects that add to the hilarity of each story.
Lyceum SPACE Theatre, Horton Plaza in San Diego, 8 p.m., tickets from $45, 619-544-1000, lyceumevents.org
friday, aug. 17
Their 1990 self-titled debut album sold more than 10 million copies worldwide and scored three number one singles. Recently, they made a cameo appearance in the Academy Award nominated movie Bridesmaids . This summer, Wilson Phillips takes the stage performing favorites including “Hold On,” “Release Me,” “You’re in Love” and “The Dream Is Still Alive.”
Embarcadero Marina Park South, 206 Marina Park Way in San Diego, 7:30 p.m., tickets from $18, 619-235-0804, sandiegosymphony.org
saturday, aug. 18
Abba Fab – a tribute to Abba
This multimedia production pays tribute to some of the greatest music produced in the 1970s and 1980s. Abba, originally from Sweden, swept the world with their music back in the 1970s with songs such as “Waterloo,” “Fernando,” and “Dancing Queen.” Abba Fab is the closest recreation to an original Abba concert as it gets. The stunningly accurate vocals of Anne Davies and Chelsea Faulds are complemented by an amazing eight-piece band led by Terry Davies.
Anthology, 1337 India Street in San Diego, 619-595-0300, 9:30 p.m., tickets from $10, anthologysd.com
sunday, aug. 19
La Jolla Concerts by the Sea
Every Sunday afternoon through Sept. 2 Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove is filled with the sounds of live music. This Sunday, enjoy the sounds of Rockola. Vintage guitars, vintage clothing and three decades of the greatest rock, roll, pop and soul ever written have earned this San Diego-based quartet no less than eight San Diego Music awards. Four-part harmonies are the order of the day as they shift from the rough-and-tumble exuberance of the British Invasion to the West Coast sun sounds of the “California Dreamin” scene.
Ellen Browning Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove, 1180 Coast Blvd. in La Jolla, 2 – 4 p.m., free, 858-454-1600, ljconcertsbythesea.org
monday, aug. 20
Wine and Canvas
Come unleash you inner Picasso with Wine and Canvas ! The event pairs a painting class with cocktails. Absolutely no experience is necessary. At the end of the evening, you will have made some new friends and go home with your very own masterpiece. The cost of admission includes a 16×20 canvas, paint, brushes and a local professional artist to guide you through your very own painting.
Taste and Thirst, 715 Fourth Street in San Diego, 6 – 9 p.m., tickets $35, 619-207-9431, wineandcanvas.com
tuesday, aug. 21
Hailed as a prodigy on the acoustic double bass within months of first touching the instrument as a 15-year-old, Esperanza Spalding has emerged as a fine jazz bassist, but has also distinguished herself playing blues, funk, hip-hop, pop fusion, and Brazilian and Afro-Cuban styles. Spalding recorded and released Junjo in 2006, following it with 2008’s simply named Esperanza, which scored big with critics and listeners alike.
Humphrey’s Concerts by the bay, 2241 Shelter Island Drive in San Diego, 8 p.m., tickets $50, 800-745-3000, humphreysconcerts.com
wednesday, aug. 22
Tres Equis comedy show
Tres Equis comedy presents some of the funniest Latino comics in San Diego along with headliner Zhivago! There’s only one thing that makes him more proud than his Latino heritage and that’s telling everyone about it. He gets so descriptive and goes into such vivid detail that, at times, you’d swear you were right there with him when it really happened, but glad you weren’t. He regularly performs at The Comedy Store, The LA Improv and The Ice House and is featured on Comedy Central’s Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution.
The American Comedy Co., 818 B Sixth Ave. in San Diego, 8 p.m., tickets $10, 619-795-3858, americancomedyco.com
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