The City: Top to BottomLatest Issue, The City: Top to Bottom Thursday, March 16th, 2017
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
friday, march 17
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
saturday, march 18
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
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
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
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
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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