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On the 20th Century

thursday, march 16

On the 20th Century

It’s nonstop laughs aboard the Twentieth Century, a luxury train traveling from Chicago to New York City. Luck, love and mischief collide when the bankrupt theater producer Oscar Jaffee embarks on a madcap mission to cajole glamorous Hollywood starlet Lily Garland into playing the lead in his new, non-existent epic drama. But is the train ride long enough to reignite the spark between these former lovers, create a play from scratch and find the money to get it all the way to Broadway?

Cygnet Theatre, 4040 Twiggs St. in San Diego, 7:30 p.m., tickets $46, 619-337-1525, cygnettheatre.com

April Macie

friday, march 17

April Macie

April Macie travels the world collecting stories and experiences, which she then translates into humorous, relatable tales in front of audiences worldwide. April, who has been to over 23 countries, 12 of those performing stand-up comedy for the troops, was a finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing in 2006, has appeared on E! Entertainment, Fuel TV, HSN, Sirius and XM Radio, Bob & Tom, Access Hollywood and was labeled an “emerging talent to watch” by the Hollywood Reporter at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in 2005.

The American Comedy Company, 818B Sixth Ave. in San Diego, 8 p.m., tickets $8, 619-795-3858, americancomedyco.com

The Illusion | PHOTO: AARON RUMLEY

saturday, march 18

The Illusion

Legendary playwright Tony Kushner (Angels in America) displays his brilliance in this wildly inventive tour de force, which celebrates the magic and illusory nature of theater. Using crackling, contemporary language and sheer artistry, Kushner creates his most joyfully theatrical play: a wildly entertaining tale of passion, regret, love and magic. The Illusion transports you on a wondrous journey filled with laughter and a few tears along the way.

North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Dr. in Solana Beach, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., tickets $46 and $53, 858-481-1055, northcoastrep.org

Cameron Carpenter

sunday, march 19

Cameron Carpenter featuring the International Touring Organ

Iconoclastic organist Cameron Carpenter is returning to Copley Symphony Hall! His repertoire – from the complete works of J. S. Bach to film scores, his original works and hundreds of transcriptions and arrangements – is probably the most diverse of any organist working today. A virtuoso composer-performer unique among keyboardists, Carpenter’s approach to the organ is smashing the stereotypes of organists and organ music while generating a level of acclaim, exposure and controversy unprecedented for an organist.

Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B Street in San Diego, 7:30 p.m., tickets $35, 619-235-0804, sandiegosymphony.org

Every Which Way

monday, march 20

Every Which Way

Every Which Way showcases artwork created by faculty and students from SDSU School of Art + Design, exploring the theme of “movement” through multiple disciplines and interpretations. The exhibition includes approaches ranging from participatory and playful to works that examine political and social issues as catalysts for historical and contemporary movements.

SDSU Downtown Gallery, 725 W. Broadway in San Diego, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., free admission, 619-501-6370, art.sdsu.edu/sdsu-downtown-gallery

Red Hot Chili Peppers

tuesday, march 21

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Originally scheduled for Sunday but due to illness, the Red Hot Chili Peppers are rescheduling their San Diego performance to Tuesday March 21. All previously purchased tickets will be honored on the new date.

Valley View Casino Center, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd. in San Diego, 7:30 p.m., 619-224-4171, valleyviewcasinocenter.com

Arthur Lavine

wednesday, march 22

Street Photography around the World

An exhibition featuring the work of nationally known photographer, Arthur Lavine, and his cousin, Dana Levine. Rancho Bernardo resident, Arthur Lavine, whose career spanned seven decades, died this past summer. As a way to honor him, his wife, Rhoda Lavine, and his cousin, Dana Levine, created a joint exhibition focused on street photography.

Spanish Village Gallery 21, 1770 Village Place in Balboa Park, 11 a.m., free admission, zhibit.org/danalevine



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