Lyrical thingsThe Arts Thursday, February 27th, 2014
Spring is in the air (here in San Diego of course, spring looks a lot like summer and winter), March is nearly upon us and I am feeling just a little lyrical. Or maybe there are a slew of lyrical-like activities happening in town these next few weeks.
What could be more poetic in nature than an event that is all about Ireland? After all, the isle of Eire is home to Beckett, Yeats and Bono, not to mention the Blarney Stone and the limerick. So, with St. Patrick’s Day round the corner those of you with (or without) Irish heritage might like to celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Ireland with the San Diego Museum of Man at Tower After Hours: Ireland! Share in the festive atmosphere and immerse yourself in Irish culture with San Diego’s own Irish community. Enjoy live performances of traditional music and dance, sample classic pub fare provided by local eateries, and, of course, delight in a glass of Guinness!
Purchase of a ticket includes entrance to the museum, food tastings, beverages and cultural entertainment. The event is Thursday, Feb. 27 from 6-8 p.m.
The following night (Feb 28, 7 p.m.), Perry Vasquez performs at the relatively new Canvas Gallery. Local artist and educator Perry Vasquez will present The Gates of Heck, a musical performance (lyrical!), at the Canvas Gallery at 1150 Seventh Ave. The Gates of Heck will also feature video projection and animation by Aaron McFarland and Farrah Emami. Canvas is a new gallery space downtown focused on experimental installation.
Finally, Allen Clark has been scheduling a night of poetry at Twiggs Coffee House in University Heights for some time now. The occasional event is nicely titled A Turn for the Verse: An Evening of Poetry. Enjoy one of San Diego’s most relaxing neighborhoods and then support some of the city’s quieter writers at their next showcase March 7, from 7-9 p.m. Featured readers this month are Garrett Bryant, Sylvia Levinson, Gina Vaynshteyn and Felicia Williams.
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