The City: Top to BottomThe City: Top to Bottom Thursday, January 29th, 2015
thursday, jan. 29
The latest presentation in the La Jolla Playhouse Without Walls (WoW) series, THE GRIFT at the Lafayette Hotel is a world-premiere, immersive theater piece which takes audiences on a participatory journey through the extraordinary rooms and spaces of this expansive, 1940s-era landmark. Like the three-time-extended ACCOMPLICE: San Diego, this thrilling new show, conceived, written and directed by Tom Salamon, is part game, part drama as patrons learn the art of the con in a unique immersive theatrical experience.
The Lafayette Hotel, 2223 El Cajon Blvd. in San Diego, 7 p.m., tickets $35, 858-550-1010, lajollaplayhouse.org/the-grift
friday, jan. 30
Ruby and the Red Hots
Ruby (Etoile Ruby Presnell) is known as the “first class sultry lady of blues”. Her unique and powerful voice melds with her beauty and sensual stage presence. Ruby and the Red Hots earth-shaking, crowd-stirring music creates a performance that gets her audience simmering. Sharing great arrangements of classic Rockin’, Blues, R & B and Funk, as well as original music with a group of professional accomplished musicians, including the “Red Hot Horns”, Ruby and her Red Hots are sure to please!
Humphreys Backstage Live, 2241 Shelter Island Drive San Diego, 5 p.m., 619-224-3577, humphreysbackstagelive.com
saturday, jan. 31
43rd annual Imperial Court de San Diego Coronation Military Ball
The 43rd annual Imperial Court de San Diego Coronation Military Ball will be held at the historic Lafayette Hotel in San Diego. The 42nd Reign and the Board of Directors of The Imperial Court de San Diego have raised over $100,000 dollars that benefit community organizations and causes and the programs of The Imperial Court. Dinner Tickets have been sold out, but general admission tickets are still available.
The Lafayette Hotel, 2223 El Cajon Blvd. in San Diego, 6 p.m., general admission $75, 619-254-6372, imperialcourtsandiego.com
sunday, feb. 1
Winter Showcase Concert 2015
This performance by San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory’s (SDYS) intermediate orchestras and wind ensembles is the culmination of the students’ rehearsals after the first half of the season with a diverse repertoire by some of the world’s greatest composers. Enjoy the experience of the young SDYS musicians bringing their skill and passion to the stage, creating a delightful and fresh musical experience.
Jacobs Music Center formerly Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B Street in San Diego, 1 p.m., adult tickets from $30, sdys.org
monday, feb. 2
Nina Francis is a young singer-songwriter, a versatile singer and an accomplished guitarist. Laced with undertones of jazz, blues, and folk, Francis’ music blends timeless songwriting craft with modern pop sensibilities to create a voice all her own.
Croce’s Park West, 2760 Fifth Ave. in San Diego, 6 p.m., $5 cover, 619-233-4355, crocesparkwest.com
tuesday, feb. 3
Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Before Superstar or Phantom, before Evita or The Lion King there was Joseph.The show that launched the careers of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. The effervescent musical about the boy with the amazing coat-of-many-colors who changed the course of history.
Horton Grand Theatre, 444 Fourth Ave. in San Diego, 7:30 p.m., tickets from $32, 619-437-6000, lambsplayers.org
wednesday, feb. 4
Come spend an evening with Rocco, his lap steel, and good friends, Johnathan Thomas Wright and Old Man, at the Voodoo Room at House of Blues San Diego.
House of Blues San Diego, 1055 Fifth Ave. in San Diego, 6:30 p.m., tickets from $18.15, 619-299-2583, houseofblues.com
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