Art

  • Richard Deacon sculptures spark awe and smiles at San Diego Museum of Art

    Richard Deacon sculptures spark awe and smiles at San Diego Museum of Art

    “Richard Deacon: What You See Is What You Get,” opened with a gala reception March 23 at The San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park. The noted British contemporary sculptor (he prefers fabricator) was in attendance to discuss some of his 40 featured works, which will remain on display through July...

  • North Coast Repertory Theatre: Actors play a whirlwind of roles in ‘Travels with My Aunt’

    North Coast Repertory Theatre: Actors play a whirlwind of roles in ‘Travels with My Aunt’

    In 1969, English author Graham Greene wrote the novel, “Travels with My Aunt.” British playwright and actor Giles Havergal adapted the book and wrote a version for the stage, which opens at the North Coast Repertory Theatre, Wednesday, April 12. The novel follows the travels of Henry Pulling, a...

  • Roles and race take center stage in 'Red Velvet' at The Old Globe

    Roles and race take center stage in 'Red Velvet' at The Old Globe

    The Old Globe Theatre’s newest production, “Red Velvet,” is a thrilling drama that transports audiences to the turbulent backstage world of London’s Theatre Royal in 1833. It’s there that young, black American, Ira Aldridge, takes over the role of “Othello” at the Royal Covent Garden Theatre. This...

  • Kitchen Shrink: Matzo's gone mainstream!

    Kitchen Shrink: Matzo's gone mainstream!

    KITCHEN SHRINK: On the evening of April 10, millions of Jewish families around the world will be sitting at the Seder table celebrating Passover or Pesach, an eight-day holiday that centers around the retelling — and through symbolic foods and imagination — reliving the historic Exodus of the Hebrew...

  • Concours d’Elegance: 13th classic car show rolls into La Jolla April 7-9

    Concours d’Elegance: 13th classic car show rolls into La Jolla April 7-9

    The 1934 Packard Twelve Runabout Speedster — featured car of the 2017 La Jolla Concours d’Elegance — was finished in black with black leather accessories when it was delivered to Washington D.C. as one of only four such cars built. In 1985, General William Lyons purchased the vehicle and commissioned...

  • La Jolla Symphony & Chorus: 320 musicians will fill the stage for Verdi’s ‘Requiem’ March 17-19

    La Jolla Symphony & Chorus: 320 musicians will fill the stage for Verdi’s ‘Requiem’ March 17-19

    The La Jolla Symphony & Chorus (LJS&C) will be joined by four operatic soloists, and two guest choruses when Music Director Steven Schick conducts all in Giuseppe Verdi’s magnificent “Requiem,” for three performances, March 17-19, at Mandeville Auditorium on the UCSD campus. Now in its 62nd season,...

  • Dance into spring with La Jolla Music Society, March 18 and April 8

    Dance into spring with La Jolla Music Society, March 18 and April 8

    La Jolla Music Society traces its roots back to 1941, when Nikolai Sokoloff, former conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra, originally founded the Musical Arts Society of La Jolla. Over the years, the organization has grown and prospered, adding dance to their offerings a decade ago. This spring’s...

  • MCASD to host private events in La Jolla during construction

    MCASD to host private events in La Jolla during construction

    “Cocktails & Collections,” a monthly art program sponsored by the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will be held at private collectors’ homes all over San Diego throughout the construction period at their La Jolla galleries at 700 Prospect St. The next event will take place Thursday,...

  • Skier/Businessman/Philanthropist: The late John Bloomberg leaves art legacy to SDMA

    Skier/Businessman/Philanthropist: The late John Bloomberg leaves art legacy to SDMA

    In 2014, when 79-year-old John Bloomberg was given an Honorary Alumnus Award by the University of Utah, he was asked, “Do you consider yourself a Wall Street guy who happens to like skiing or a skier that happened to work on Wall Street?” he quickly answered: “A skier that happened to work on Wall...

  • Kitchen Shrink: The Therapeutic Kitchen

    Kitchen Shrink: The Therapeutic Kitchen

    KITCHEN SHRINK: Ahh, the heady aromas of fruit pies, cinnamon buns and chocolate chip cookies perfuming the house are both nostalgic and intoxicating. But the whole baking process to me, including measuring, blending, kneading, rolling, pouring, and decorating is a calming cakewalk (pardon the...

  • La Jolla's Best Bets for events: Feb. 16-22

    La Jolla's Best Bets for events: Feb. 16-22

    Four Art Displays Opening Feb. 17, “Sum of the Parts,” a curated selection of artists working in collage, and “17 Collages from the Athenaeum’s Permanent Collection,” will be on view through March 25 at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. The opening reception is 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb....

  • LET'S REVIEW: Freaky Friday makes for family fun at La Jolla Playhouse

    LET'S REVIEW: Freaky Friday makes for family fun at La Jolla Playhouse

    The 1976 comedy film version of “Freaky Friday” was nominated for three Golden Globes — for Best Actresses Jodie Foster and Barbara Harris, and Best Original Song.  All the music, humor, fantasy and family film elements that made it a favorite are captured onstage in La Jolla Playhouse’s production...

  • 'The Illusion' set to make magic at North Coast Rep

    'The Illusion' set to make magic at North Coast Rep

    The drama “The Illusion,” by Tony Kushner (adapted from Pierre Corneille’s “L’illusion Comique”) will take North Coast Repertory Theatre (NCRT) audiences on an extraordinary journey. NCRT Artistic Director David Ellenstein said he first experienced Kushner’s work when he played an actor in the...

  • La Quinta Arts Festival marks 35 years, March 2-5, 2017

    La Quinta Arts Festival marks 35 years, March 2-5, 2017

    BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: For the 35th consecutive year, art lovers and collectors will gather at the La Quinta Arts Festival, Thursday, March 2 through Sunday, March 5, 2017 for the ultimate annual fine art and culture experience. Produced by the non-profit La Quinta Arts Foundation, La Quinta Arts...

  • Kitchen Shrink: Plant-based pastrami, anyone?

    Kitchen Shrink: Plant-based pastrami, anyone?

    KITCHEN SHRINK: When my Ottawan cousin recently visited San Diego for a few days of paradise and an escape from her Arctic winter peeked into my refrigerator, her jaw hung open. What happened to her carnivorous cuz, the charcuterie queen? Growing up on the East Coast, we practically sucked in cured,...

  • La Jolla-born, Broadway-bound musical back for gala night

    La Jolla-born, Broadway-bound musical back for gala night

    At 9:26 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001, just after the Twin Towers attacks, the FAA shut down its airspace, forcing 4,000 planes to land at the nearest airport. Flights coming in from Europe were diverted to Canada; 38 of them landed in Gander, Newfoundland, a small town of less than 10,000 people, who...

  • Art, science join forces for ‘Weather on Steroids’ show in La Jolla

    Art, science join forces for ‘Weather on Steroids’ show in La Jolla

    One of the art works included in the upcoming La Jolla Historical Society exhibit, “Weather on Steroids,” on display Feb. 11-May 21 at Wisteria Cottage, 780 Prospect St., is a sculpted marble globe representing the Planet. Titled “Tipping Point Climate Change,” the sculpture by Lilleane Pebbles...

  • Kitchen Shrink: Cock-a-Doodle-Doo! It's the Year of the Rooster

    Kitchen Shrink: Cock-a-Doodle-Doo! It's the Year of the Rooster

    KITCHEN SHRINK: Mr. Zodiac Rooster swoops down on Monkey's head and crows a cock-a-doodle-doo to herald the Chinese New Year — the new moon of the first day of the first lunar month that bears his name. The rooster, a polygamous male chicken, roosts over his many hens and their nests to guard against...

  • The play's the thing: San Diego's Old Globe Theatre to host award-winning 'Plays by Young Writers' festival

    The play's the thing: San Diego's Old Globe Theatre to host award-winning 'Plays by Young Writers' festival

    Seven aspiring playwrights will have their work shown as part of the 32nd annual Playwrights Project Festival of Plays by Young Writers, Jan. 19-29, at The Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park. Ranging in age from 12 to 18, they are the winners of the 2016 California Young Playwrights Contest, chosen...

  • 6 reasons San Diego Restaurant Week 2017 must be on your 'must do' list

    6 reasons San Diego Restaurant Week 2017 must be on your 'must do' list

    San Diego Restaurant Week (SDRW) is back to kick off 2017 with food, fun and memories, Jan. 15-22. This foodie-favorited event is celebrating its 13th year of bringing people together to dine out, reconnect and indulge. With more than 180 participating restaurants to choose from across every neighborhood...

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