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thursday, dec. 31

Rent

Inspired by Puccini’s La bohème, the modern-day rock opera tells the story of a collection of struggling artists and musicians trying to survive and practice their craft in the avant-garde neighborhood of New York’s Lower East Side. Special New Year’s show includes ringing in the New Year onstage with the cast.

California Youth Conservatory Theatre, Lyceum Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza in San Diego, 9 p.m., tickets from $30, 619-944-7574, cyctheatre.com

Salute To Vienna New Year’s Concert

friday, jan. 1

Salute To Vienna New Year’s Concert

Celebrate with the ageless beauty of uplifting Viennese music at San Diego’s 16th annual New Year’s Concert. Strauss waltzes and sweeping melodies from operettas including Die Fledermaus and The Merry Widow will be performed by hand-picked European singers and full orchestra. Beautifully costumed ballet and ballroom dancers will present romantic vignettes, whisking you off to a place of nostalgia and pleasure at the threshold of 2016. Fall in love with the Blue Danube Waltz for the first time or all over again. Make Salute to Vienna your New Year’s tradition!

Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B Street in San Diego, 2:30 p.m., tickets from $25, 619-235-0804, sandiegosymphony.org

Colin Kane

saturday, jan. 2

Colin Kane

If you like dirty comedy, Colin Kane’s your man. An insult comic that acknowledges the line and leaps over it, Kane is best known for his in-your-face delivery and off-the-cuff crowd work. Featuring an unlikely blend of piercing bite and authentic heart, Kane’s R-rated act tackles sex, relationships, race… and everyone who is brave enough to sit in the front row.

The American Comedy Company, 818B Sixth Ave. in San Diego, 7:30 p.m., tickets $16, 619-795-3858, americancomedyco.com

Fantasy on Ice

sunday, jan. 3

Fantasy on Ice– Last Day

Today is the last day of this season to experience skating ice skating in the heart of America’s Finest City all while benefiting a great cause? Come to NTC at Liberty Station and join in a benefit for the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego. Make sure to dress warm and bring a pair of mittens/gloves. During the daytime the ice can be a little wet, so bring an extra pair of socks.

Liberty Station, 2690 Historic Decatur Road in San Diego, through Jan. 3, 2016, cost adult $14, child $12, 619-222-1970, fantasyonicesd.com

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle: Juggernaut

monday, jan. 4

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle: Juggernaut

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle’s work utilizes natural forms such as clouds, icebergs, and DNA as metaphors to interrogate social issues. Often using video and sculpture, Manglano-Ovalle’s work connects politics and culture by representing the underlying forces of human interaction and intervention. His video installation, Juggernaut, was filmed in El Vizcaíno Biosphere Reserve in Baja California, the largest protected area in Mexico.

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Downtown, 1100 and 1001 Kettner Blvd. in San Diego, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., general admission $10, 858-454-3541, mcasd.org

Missy Andersen

tuesday, jan. 5

Missy Andersen

Born in Detroit and living in San Diego by way of Queens, New York, Missy Andersen follows her self-titled debut with a timeless follow-up of blues going straight to the spirit and body. With her band leader/guitarist/husband Heine Andersen, she has again created a personal soundtrack for good times and the pain and joys of love.

Humphreys Backstage Live, 2241 Shelter Island Drive in San Diego, 7 p.m., $5 cover, 619-224-3577, humphreysbackstagelive.com

Liz Grace

wednesday, jan. 6

Liz Grace and band

Music from The Great American Songbooks. A gathering of San Diego’s finest musicians backing up one of the towns best and most diverse vocal talents – Liz Grace. Your ears will be treated to everything from Frank Sinatra to Peggy Lee, from Nat King Cole to Ella Fitzgerald and songs made famous by many stars of a bygone era in music.

Croce’s Park West, 2760 Fifth Ave. in San Diego, 6 p.m., 619-233-4355, crocesparkwest.com



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