The City: Top to BottomLatest Issue, Section 4A, The City: Top to Bottom Thursday, October 12th, 2017
thursday, oct. 12
Born in New Jersey to Caribbean parents, comedian, host, performer Michelle Buteau brings a cheeky swagger, unique perspective and big personality to stage and screen. You can catch her co-hosting on VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live with Nick Lachey weekdays at 9 a.m.
The American Comedy Company, 818B Sixth Ave. in San Diego, 8 p.m., tickets $18, 619-795-3858, americancomedyco.com
friday, oct. 13
The Tin Woman
What if we owed our survival to more than just our parents? If our existences cost the lives of others, would we make the most of the time we have, or be crippled by guilt? The Tin Woman is a brand-new play that reveals the life of a woman who tracks down the family of her late heart transplant donor. This inspiring, dramatically resonant comedy will steal your heart and restore your faith in second chances.
Lamplighters Community Theatre, 5915 Severin Drive in La Mesa, 8 p.m., tickets $20, 619-303-5092, lamplighterslamesa.com/
saturday, oct. 14
Live From Earth –Tribute to Pat Benatar
Live From Earth is Southern California’s hottest tribute to Pat Benatar. Named after Benatar’s 1983 live album, LFE is comprised of top-notch veteran musicians, offering powerhouse vocals and stellar showmanship as they bring to the stage an explosive tribute to one of the most influential female rock vocalists of all time. LFE provides fans with exhilarating renditions of all Benatar’s biggest hits including “Heartbreaker”, “Love Is A Battlefield”, “We Belong” and “Hit Me With Your Best Shot.”
Pala Casino Spa Resort, 11154 Hwy. 76 in Pala, 8 p.m., admission is free, 877-946-7252, palacasino.com/home/
sunday, oct. 15
Little Shop of Horrors
This sci-fi spoof musical with a hilarious and fearsome plot and a collection of great songs comes complete with lots of foliage! Seymour Krelborn, the assistant at Mushnik’s Flower Shop in downtrodden Skid Row, becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers a strange and exotic plant. He names it Audrey Two in order to impress glamorous Audrey, the colleague he’s secretly in love with. Audrey Two quickly starts to wilt, putting Seymour’s job and dream future with Audrey at risk.
Coronado Playhouse, 1835 Strand Way in Coronado, 2p.m., tickets $23, 619-435-4856, coronadoplayhouse.com
monday, oct. 16
Game Masters: The Exhibition
This exhibition showcases the world’s best video game designers, from the arcade era to today’s console and online games. And with 100+ playable games, it’s game on! (No quarters needed.) The work of more than 30 designers who have made a significant impact in the field is explored through rare concept artwork, newly commissioned interviews and interactive digital displays.
Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado in Balboa Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., admission $16.95, 619-238-1233, rhfleet.org
tuesday, oct. 17
A young British woman named Sinaloa comes to Texas to find Merle, her half-sister by way of their dead country musician father. It doesn’t take long for Sinaloa to charm her way into Merle’s life. Her singing awakens something in Merle and erases some of the lingering doubts about their shared bloodline. But an all-too-familiar chaos comes with it, which soon starts to unravel Merle’s stable world.
Digital Gym Cinema, 2921 El Cajon Blvd. in North Park, 11 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., general admission $11, 619-230-1938, digitalgym.org
wednesday, oct. 18
Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul
After creating the “Jersey Shore” sound with the Asbury Jukes, Stevie Van Zandt became a founding member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, and went on to become a successful solo artist in his own right recording and performing solo with his band Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul. He also co-starred in all seven seasons of the Sopranos, playing principle character “Silvio Dante,” a character that he created.
Humphreys Concerts by the Bay, 2241 Shelter Island Dr. in San Diego, 7:30 p.m., tickets $50, 800-745-3000, humphreysconcerts.com
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