Art

  • 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 sommelier from LJ Crafted Wines has tips on developing your wine palate

    La Jolla sommelier from LJ Crafted Wines has tips on developing your wine palate

    BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Think of your palate as a living, tangible thing, like a physique, or a muscle. Your palate can be sharp, "on its game"or in need of practice. While it's OK to subject yourself to "wine monogamy" by drinking the same wine nightly or weekly, challenge yourself to become an adventurous...

  • Honoring Our Historic Heritage, La Jolla Landmarks Week celebrates preservation efforts, March 11-18

    Honoring Our Historic Heritage, La Jolla Landmarks Week celebrates preservation efforts, March 11-18

    Like a mother talking about her child, Seonaid McArthur, chair of the La Jolla Landmark Group, describes her historically designated home at 391 Via del Norte. “(My home) is a Spanish Revival from 1930. Just after the 1915 Panama-California Exposition, the craftsmen skilled at wood-carving were...

  • Kitchen Shrink: For cold season et al, zinc's a real zinger

    Kitchen Shrink: For cold season et al, zinc's a real zinger

    KITCHEN SHRINK: Like Hippocrates, I'm going to "make food my medicine," by amping up a store of zinc-rich treasures in my diet to kick any blossoming cold viruses under the bus. Keep in mind, zinc levels have to be kept in a delicate balance like Baby Bear's porridge — too little will cause deficiency...

  • David Antin's Words Live On: Hundreds pay tribute to local poet at The Getty Center

    David Antin's Words Live On: Hundreds pay tribute to local poet at The Getty Center

    David Antin, poet, art critic, performance artist and one of the founding professors of UC San Diego’s Department of Visual Arts, died October 2016 at age 84. In his honor, his son, Blaise, established the David Antin Endowed Prize for Excellence in Visual Arts at UCSD. Another great tribute took...

  • First AMT Fest in San Diego kicks off art and science collaborations

    First AMT Fest in San Diego kicks off art and science collaborations

    The weekend of Feb. 2-4, an ambitious undertaking took place, the brainchild of three local organizations: one art-centered, one scientific and one academic. The first Art/Music/Technology (AMT) Festival was a creative collaboration between San Diego Art Institute (SDAI), the Fleet Science Center...

  • 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,...

  • LET'S REVIEW: Heady, hearty laughs abound in The Old Globe's 'Picasso at Lapin Agile'

    LET'S REVIEW: Heady, hearty laughs abound in The Old Globe's 'Picasso at Lapin Agile'

    Comedian Steve Martin brings another masterpiece to The Old Globe with his version of “Picasso at the Lapin Agile,” on stage through March 12. In the early 1900s, struggling artists, comedians, writers and intellectuals (and maybe a surprise entertainer), make their happy hangout the Lapin Agile,...

  • 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...

  • Cafe presents work of two local artists

    Cafe presents work of two local artists

    Throughout the month of January, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters is featuring the work of Andrew Najera and Mieko Anekawa at 5627 La Jolla Blvd. A Southern California native, Andrew Najera’s natural talent and passion for drawing was nurtured under accomplished, local artist Judy Nachazel. After high...

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