The City: Top to BottomLatest Issue, The City: Top to Bottom Thursday, June 8th, 2017
thursday, june 8
Writer, actor and standup comedian Joe DeRosa has become a favorite on the comedy circuit. His brand of comedy mixing brutal honesty and frustration at the workings of the world has won over comedy fans, radio listeners and TV audiences nationwide.
The American Comedy Company, 818B Sixth Ave. in San Diego, 8 p.m., tickets $14, 619-795-3858, americancomedyco.com
friday, june 9
James and the Giant Peach
James Henry Trotter lives with two ghastly hags. Aunt Sponge is enormously fat with a face that looks boiled and Aunt Spiker is bony and screeching. He’s very lonely until one day something peculiar happens. At the end of the garden a peach starts to grow and grow and grow. Inside that peach are seven very unusual insects – all waiting to take James on a magical adventure of enormous proportions. But where will they go in their giant peach and what will happen to the horrible aunts if they stand in their way? There’s only one way to find out …
Coronado Playhouse, 1835 Strand Way in Coronado, 7 p.m., tickets $25, 619-435-4856, coronadoplayhouse.com
saturday, june 10
SDYS: Spring Showcase & Inspiration Concerts 2017
This performance by San Diego Youth Symphony’s (SDYS) intermediate orchestras and wind ensembles is the culmination of the students’ rehearsals after the second 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.
Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B Street in San Diego, 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., tickets from $10, 619-235-0804, sdys.org/events
sunday, june 11
TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band
See blues titans Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ share the stage with their band for an exciting night of music, performing songs from their long-anticipated collaborative album ‘TajMo’ on Concord Records. While the two have known and influenced each other for decades, and Taj played a key role in Keb’s first record deal, ‘TajMo’ marks the first proper collaboration between Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’.
Humphreys Concerts by the Bay, 2241 Shelter Island Dr. in San Diego, 7 p.m., tickets $60, 800-745-3000, humphreysconcerts.com
monday, june 12
This dark comedy follows a brilliant and misunderstood Iranian writer through his travails at a San Francisco–based satellite radio station as he prepares to broadcast a live performance pairing Metallica and Kabul Dreams, Afghanistan’s first rock band.
Digital Gym Cinema, 2921 El Cajon Blvd. in North Park, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., general admission $11, 619-230-1938, digitalgym.org
tuesday, june 13
Trappings: Homage to the Horse and Other Steeds
This exhibition features objects from around the globe that celebrate the speed, power and serviceability of the horse and other noble beasts of burden. Pulled from the Museum’s permanent collection and private lenders, this original exhibition will highlight classic horse figures and accoutrements of Asia and Europe, clay and wood horses of India and artifacts of U.S., Native American and Mexican horse culture.
Mingei International Museum, 1439 El Prado in Balboa Park, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., adult admission $10, 619-239-0003, mingei.org
wednesday, june 14
James Verbicky: Luminescent Mind
For over 10 years James Verbicky has established himself as one of Southern California’s leading contemporary artists under Madison Gallery’s umbrella. From abstraction to mixed media, Luminescent Mind: A Decade of Works will examine Verbicky’s creative progression. Popular culture imagery is used in a dialogue between artist and viewer. From his media paintings composed of vintage magazines to his new large-scale ERA series on canvas.
Madison Gallery, 1055 Wall Street, Suite 100 in La Jolla, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., free, 858-459-0836, madisongalleries.com/james-verbicky
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