The City: Top to BottomThe City: Top to Bottom Thursday, September 20th, 2012
thursday, sept. 20
W.C. Fields, By Himself
A full-length 80 minute play about one of America’s greatest comedians. Written by and starring Dale Morris as W.C. Fields, together with Fred Harlow and Eva Barnes.
10th Avenue Theatre, 930 Tenth Ave. in San Diego, tickets $22, 7:30 p.m., 619-237-4901, wcfieldsproject.com
friday, sept. 21
San Diego Festival of Beer
This year’s 18th annual San Diego Festival of Beer will take over the streets at Columbia and B to create a fun-filled evening with 5,000 beer lovers enjoying the sounds of live music while sampling from more than sixty different breweries. The admission ticket comes with ten 4 ounce tastings. Additional tastings are available for purchase inside the event at $5 for five or $10 for 10. All proceeds donated to San Diego cancer organizations by San Diego Professionals Against Cancer.
Columbia and B, 421 W B Street in San Diego, 6 – 11 p.m., advance tickets $40, designated driver $30, sdbeerfest.org
saturday, sept. 22
San Diego Blues Festival
The second annual AimLoan.com San Diego Blues Festival will be held as a benefit for the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank. This year’s event features artists such as Tab Benoit, Janiva Magness and Kim Wilson and is expected to attract a crowd of more than 4,000. All proceeds will go to support the activities of the food bank.
San Diego Blues Festival , Embarcadero Marina Park North, Kettner Blvd. in San Diego, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., general admission tickets $10 and a donation of 2 cans of food, 619-686-6200, sandiegobluesfestival.com
sunday, sept. 23
America’s favorite singer for the past 50 years, Tony Bennett’s career has enjoyed three distinct phases, each of them very successful. In the early ‘50s, he scored a series of major hits that made him one of the most popular recording artists of the time. In the early ‘60s, he mounted a comeback as more of an adult-album seller. And from the mid-’80s on, he achieved renewed popularity with generations of listeners who hadn’t been born when he first appeared.
Humphreys Concerts by the bay, 2241 Shelter Island Drive in San Diego, 7:30 p.m., tickets $125, 800-745-3000, humphreysconcerts.com
monday, sept. 24
Sam Bendrix at the Bon Soir
Luke Macfarlane (ABC’s Brothers and Sisters ) transforms Martinis Above Fourth into a Greenwich Village nightclub in 1958 – a decade before the Stonewall riots. The drinks and music flow as a young singer and his band take the stage for their last performance before leaving New York City for good. Macfarlane and his band showcase a musical score of American song classics that you won’t want to miss.
Martinis Above Fourth, 3940 Fourth Ave. in San Diego, 7:30 p.m., tickets $35, 619-400-4500, lajollaplayhouse.org
tuesday, sept. 25
The Human Beast
This new exhibition at The San Diego Museum of Art will explore the many faces of Expressionism, focusing particularly on the artists’ attempt to evoke primal emotion in their depictions of unidealized nudes, the horror of war, or the overstimulation of modern life. Major new acquisitions include works by Otto Dix, Egon Schiele and Max Pechstein, and these join a strong group of Expressionist paintings and drawings that have long been at the Museum of Art, among which are works by Alexej von Jawlensky, Gabriele Münter, Beckmann and George Grosz which are particularly notable.
San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado in Balboa Park, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., adult admission $12, 619-232-7931, sdmart.org
wednesday, sept. 26
Mistakes Were Made
San Diego favorite Phil Johnson stars as Felix Artifex, a fast-talking B-list producer who gets in over his head when he takes on an epic about the French Revolution. Egotistical movie stars, stubborn writers, his estranged wife and a mess involving sheep are no obstacles for Artie.
Cygnet Theatre, 4040 Twiggs Street in San Diego, 7:30 p.m., tickets $34, 619-337-1525, cygnettheatre.com
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