Art

  • Kitchen Shrink: Kicking off summer with the Holy Grill

    Kitchen Shrink: Kicking off summer with the Holy Grill

    KITCHEN SHRINK: Intoxicating aromas of smoky mesquite and bold hickory filling the warm air herald the arrival of summer, and tweak nostalgic memories of childhood. Those were the wild-and-crazy barbecuing days when the Weber grill was king, meat was burned beyond recognition over reckless flames...

  • Kitchen Shrink: The great burger flip flop

    Kitchen Shrink: The great burger flip flop

    KITCHEN SHRINK: The beloved burger is America's sweetheart of foods affirmed by the 14 billion consumed yearly, and a nationally designated month (May) honoring the grilled sandwich. In my globetrotting days, I met many strange burgerfellows — some caught me off guard, taking my stomach by surprise,...

  • LET’S REVIEW: In an ‘Extra-Ordinary Collusion’ Art/Science join forces for exhibit in Balboa Park

    LET’S REVIEW: In an ‘Extra-Ordinary Collusion’ Art/Science join forces for exhibit in Balboa Park

    Art and science collaborations have been very popular lately, but “Extra-Ordinary Collusion,” an exhibit that opened May 20 at San Diego Art Institute (SDAI) in Balboa Park, really is extra-ordinary. For the Collusion, 25 artists from both sides of the border were paired with 22 scientists from...

  • Reservation time for summer meals at The Marine Room in La Jolla

    Reservation time for summer meals at The Marine Room in La Jolla

    The Marine Room, a San Diego landmark and award-winning coastal treasure for more than 75 years, provides sweeping, panoramic views of La Jolla Shores, culinary excellence and uncompromising service. Here's a list of its summer celebrations: • Father's Day Sunday Brunch will feature Hazelnut Chocolate...

  • Kitchen Shrink: Dad's Day menus for your special guy

    Kitchen Shrink: Dad's Day menus for your special guy

    KITCHEN SHRINK: While some guys experience culinary nirvana scarfing down a heap of guacamole and pile of corn chips washed down with a can of fizzy fluid welded to their palm, others first inquire about food's provenance, and choose judiciously from both the sea (sustainable, wild caught, omega-3...

  • Heartland tunes warm ‘Spitfire Grill’ at North Coast Rep Theatre through June 25

    Heartland tunes warm ‘Spitfire Grill’ at North Coast Rep Theatre through June 25

    “The Spitfire Grill,” a down-home musical now in previews at North Coast Repertory Theatre, opened off-Broadway in 2001, and has been produced worldwide ever since. Called “soul-satisfying,” by The New York Times, it’s about a young woman just released from prison who hopes to make a new life for...

  • LET’S REVIEW: Art Alive 2017 is a grand event with La Jolla connections

    LET’S REVIEW: Art Alive 2017 is a grand event with La Jolla connections

    On April 28, San Diego Museum of Art kicked off its 36th annual weekend-long Art Alive fundraiser with the traditional Bloom Bash celebration, featuring eye-popping installations, tasty food and drinks, live music and dancing, along with flowery interpretations of artworks from the museum’s collection...

  • Kitchen Shrink: What's Your Culinary I.Q.? — The Answers

    Kitchen Shrink: What's Your Culinary I.Q.? — The Answers

    KITCHEN SHRINK: I will now hand feed you the answers to last week's Culinary I.Q. Quiz. Take your time to digest them well. ••• True/False 1. Baking soda and baking powder can be used interchangeably. False. Not all leavening agents are created equal. Baking soda is pure sodium bicarbonate, a base...

  • Kitchen Shrink: What's Your Culinary I.Q.?

    Kitchen Shrink: What's Your Culinary I.Q.?

    KITCHEN SHRINK: In keeping with the spirit of the end-of-school season, I thought it apropos to give a food-related final exam for your amusement and amazement. Check out next week's column for the answers — and please, no cheating! • True or False 1. Since baking soda and baking powder are both...

  • St. James by-the-Sea Church in La Jolla will open gallery/library with James Hubbell art exhibit

    St. James by-the-Sea Church in La Jolla will open gallery/library with James Hubbell art exhibit

    World-renowned artist and architect James Hubbell will exhibit a selection of his works in “That Which Must Be Hidden,” May 19-July 23, at the new gallery/library of St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect St. in La Jolla. The exhibit will feature stained glass, paintings and sculptures....

  • ‘The Old Man and The Old Moon’ has West Coast premiere at The Old Globe

    ‘The Old Man and The Old Moon’ has West Coast premiere at The Old Globe

    Like to laugh and leave the theater in a delightful mood? Then, you won’t want to miss PigPen Theatre Co.’s “The Old Man and The Old Moon,” already attaining great reviews at The Old Globe Theatre. It’s sort of a fable, myth, or as the Broadway World dubbed it, “a glorious fusion of music and theatrics.”...

  • 'Shockheaded Peter' — Cult classic musical gets new look at Cygnet Theatre

    'Shockheaded Peter' — Cult classic musical gets new look at Cygnet Theatre

    Looking for something totally different in musical theater? Check out “Shockheaded Peter,” coming to Cygnet Theatre in Old Town, May 18-June 18. It’s a 1998 British-born musical that took a 19th-century German children’s book full of cheerfully gory rhymed stories about what happens to kids who...

  • Meet ‘Sir Raleigh’: The 1967 Rolls-Royce owned by Ed Parrish

    Meet ‘Sir Raleigh’: The 1967 Rolls-Royce owned by Ed Parrish

    ONE FOR THE ROAD — Editor’s Note: In response to an invitation to classic car owners to share their vehicle love stories, more than a dozen car buffs contacted La Jolla Light to be interviewed about their prize possessions. In this new series, we present their delightful roadster experiences. “There...

  • Kitchen Shrink: Spring's best stalk options

    Kitchen Shrink: Spring's best stalk options

    KITCHEN SHRINK "Europeans of the Renaissance swore by it as an aphrodisiac, and the church banned it from nunneries." — Barbara Kingslover   Ahh, the seductive asparagus spear, considered the caviar of the vegetable world, heralds the arrival of spring as bright green bunches line produce aisles...

  • La Jollan makes the Cannes Festival ‘Short Film Corner’

    La Jollan makes the Cannes Festival ‘Short Film Corner’

    A 9-minute-long bank robbery thriller, written and directed by 20-year-old La Jolla resident Tanner Perry, was selected for the Cannes Festival Short Film Corner, a networking event that runs parallel to the film festival, May 17-28, where industry professionals and up-and-coming filmmakers share...

  • LET’S REVIEW: Bad news looks good in La Jolla Historical Society’s Climate Change show

    LET’S REVIEW: Bad news looks good in La Jolla Historical Society’s Climate Change show

    On Earth Day, April 22, thousands of scientists, doctors, engineers and others took to the streets in Washington, D.C., joined by many thousands more in cities around the world. They were all taking part in a global March for Science, proclaiming their support for scientific research and their...

  • Beaumont's Eatery in La Jolla welcomes Chef Matt Richman

    Beaumont's Eatery in La Jolla welcomes Chef Matt Richman

    BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Former Chef-Owner of Table 926, a 2012 San Diego Home & Garden Magazine Silver Fork winner, Matt Richman began honing his skills while attending the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. For several years after graduating, Chef Matt worked in prestigious kitchens from...

  • Kitchen Shrink: Celebrate Mother's Day with a liquid brunch

    Kitchen Shrink: Celebrate Mother's Day with a liquid brunch

    KITCHEN SHRINK: To honor moms at all stages of mothering, here are some calming cocktails with a twist, along with some soothing smoothies, for fun brunch food pairings that the kids can help prepare for their special big girl on Sunday, May 14. ••• Bloody Mary, Quite Contrary For moms who enjoy...

  • LET’S REVIEW: Recycled art exhibits shine at California Center for the Arts

    LET’S REVIEW: Recycled art exhibits shine at California Center for the Arts

    The R word — Recycling — has been a buzzword in the art world for more than a few years. Now California Center for the Arts has opened a pair of recycled art exhibits that are well worth the trip to Escondido. One is a national touring show, “Second Time Around: The Hubcap as Art,” and the other,...

  • LET'S REVIEW: Silent Sound is all around at new UCSD Calit2 Gallery exhibit

    LET'S REVIEW: Silent Sound is all around at new UCSD Calit2 Gallery exhibit

    Do you think it’s possible for a room, a space or an art gallery to “come alive” and be transformed into a living, organic entity? Shahrokh Yadegari, UC San Diego music professor and head of Sonic Arts at the Qualcomm Institute, thinks so. Yadegari is talking about the sound installation piece,...

  • 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...

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