Art

  • Adventure in Listening: UCSD's Stuart Collection adds a musical piece on campus in La Jolla

    Adventure in Listening: UCSD's Stuart Collection adds a musical piece on campus in La Jolla

    It’s alive! “The Wind Garden,” the latest addition to UC San Diego’s Stuart Collection, is different from the 18 other site-specific artworks that enliven the 1,200-acre campus. Created by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams, it is not a fixed entity, but an ever-changing soundscape...

  • 'Pour me a glass' has a new meaning at LJ Crafted Wines in La Jolla

    'Pour me a glass' has a new meaning at LJ Crafted Wines in La Jolla

    BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Raise a glass to the growler! For the uninitiated among oeniphiles, a growler is a reusable glass container that holds one liter of the wine of your choice, and at eco-friendly La Jolla Crafted Wines, it's poured into the growler directly from barrels. No cork. No preservatives....

  • Kitchen Shrink: A Yogurt Primer - Become a Culture-Vulture

    Kitchen Shrink: A Yogurt Primer - Become a Culture-Vulture

    KITCHEN SHRINK: Flipping through an old cookbook my mom used religiously during our childhood, I landed on a dog-eared, batter-stained page that revealed our family's favorite recipe for carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. One of the cake ingredients was a half-cup of yogurt. In those days,...

  • Ladies First! Part 2: 13 San Diego art museums have women at the helm

    Ladies First! Part 2: 13 San Diego art museums have women at the helm

    Here are six more of the women who head local arts institutions, some of them recent arrivals and some of them longtime leaders in the field; including Erika Torri, executive director of La Jolla's Athenaeum Music & Arts Library. La Jolla Light published Part 1 listing the seven other museum directors...

  • Kitchen Shrink: Summer school for foodies

    Kitchen Shrink: Summer school for foodies

    KITCHEN SHRINK: To keep you on your toes this laid-back summer, and help you get the best out of the season's culinary and solar bounty, here's a quiz on everything from barbecues and bugs to sunburns and stone fruits. Check out next week's column for the answers. • Multiple choice: 1. Watermelons,...

  • UCSD Art & Music students forge new trails with technology

    UCSD Art & Music students forge new trails with technology

    LET'S REVIEW: Beware the Ides of March ... but look forward to the Ides of June, I always say. Mid-June marks the end of spring quarter at UC San Diego and heralds the exciting final presentations of the graduating seniors in the Interdisciplinary Computing in the Arts & Music (ICAM) major. ICAM...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

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