Arts & Entertainment Calendar

EVENTS week of OCT. 22-29:


“American Artists from the Russian Empire” features sculptures and paintings by artists working in America during the postwar period, among them Mark Rothko, Jules Olitsky and Ben Shahn. Oct. 24-Jan. 17, San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado in Balboa Park, $4.50-$12, (619) 232-7931,

“Ignition” features the works of Canadian artist Richard Roblin and American artist Michael Kessler, through November at Madison Gallery, 1020 Prospect St., La Jolla, (858) 459-0836,

“Living Under the Trees: A photo exhibit of indigenous Mexican farmworkers in California” documents the challenges facing Mexican communities while celebrating their rich culture and community spirit. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct 29, Institute of the Americas, 10111 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, admission free, (858) 453-5560,

Moon photos. Photographer Michael Light’s arrangement of these images leads the viewer on a thrilling journey to the moon, imbued with the same sense of discovery inherent in the Apollo missions themselves. Runs through Dec. 5 at Joseph Bellows Gallery, 7661 Girard, La Jolla. (858) 456-5620.

“Off The Beaten Path: Violence, Women and Art” brings together artists from around the world for an exhibition that explores the global ramifications of gender-based violence. It runs Oct. 23-Dec. 12 at the UCSD Art Gallery, located on campus at the west end of Mandeville Center. Organizers say they hope the audience leaves the exhibit with a better understanding of the roots of abuse, a feeling of empathy and an awareness of choice in their actions and beliefs. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Admission is free. (858) 534-2107 or

“The Open Road” features the abstract blurred-visions of the California landscape by Los Angeles-based painter Miguel Osuna, through Nov. 15 at Susan Street Fine Art Gallery, 415 S. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach. Also on display, the metal works of Matt Devine of San Diego, and works by Stephen Pentak and Bob Nugent. (858) 793-4442,

“SPARK” showcases the fine art work of eight members of the Solana Beach Art Association and the inspirational sparks that led to their works, through Nov. 16 at Solana Beach City Hall Gallery, 635 S. Highway 101, Solana Beach.

“Undisclosed” works by sculptor and installation artist Johannes Giradoni, through Nov. 14 at Quint Contemporary Art, 7739 Drury Lane, La Jolla. Opening reception 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 23. (858) 454-3409.


Emerson String Quartet (Eugene Drucker and Philip Setzer, violins; Lawrence Dutton, viola; and David Finckel, cello) will perform a chamber music concert at 5 p.m. Oct. 25 at UCSD’s Conrad Prebys Concert Hall. The group has earned eight Grammy Awards, three Gramaphone Awards and the Avery Fisher Prize. The concert is sponsored by Art Power! Concert tickets are $60. Tickets for dinner with the artists at 7 p.m. in The Loft are $150. (858) 534-TIXS.

Blues concert. Guitarist/vocalist Tommy Castro, winner of the 2008 Blues Music Award, celebrates the release of “Hard Believer,” with a performance at the Belly Up Tavern, 9 p.m. Oct. 24, 143 S. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach. $17-$19.

(858) 481-8140.

Concert by tenor Cesar Sanchez. Sanchez began his studies at the School of Sacred Music in Mexico City and furthered his musical aspirations at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria. This benefit will raise funds for his continued musical training. 4 p.m. Oct. 25, St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 7433 Prospect St., La Jolla. Requested donation: $35 and $100 for reserved seating. (619) 925-4543.

Flying Solo. Orchestra Nova presents Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 and “Moonlight Sonata,” 8 p.m. Oct. 24 at Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall in Sorrento Valley and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at Sherwood Auditorium, La Jolla. Tickets: (858) 350-0290, ext. 7, or

Gustavo Romero concert. Romero, a La Jolla native and graduate of the Juilliard School of Performing Arts, returns for an all-Beethoven concert. 5 p.m. Oct. 25, Torrey Pines Christian Church, 8320 La Jolla Scenic Drive N. Free admission. (858) 793-0177,

Christian Tetzlaff. The Athenaeum opens its 20th Anniversary Chamber Concert Series with a performance from this acclaimed violinist. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27, Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. $40 members, $45 nonmembers. (858) 454-5872,


“Creditors,” a psychological thriller, runs through Oct. 25 at the La Jolla Playhouse’s Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive. (858) 550-1010,

Silents on Sundays. Slapstick classics from Laurel and Hardy, and “The Crowd,” King Vidol’s 1928 classic, plus live music from the Teeny-Tiny Pit Orchestra. Curated by Kelle Anzalone, 7 p.m. Oct. 25, Seuss Room, Geisel Library, UCSD. (858) 834-8074.

“Sammy.” Musical journey chronicling the life of Sammy Davis Jr., through Nov. 8 at The Old Globe Theater. (619) 23-GLOBE,

“The Clean House.” Quirky romantic comedy “vacuums the dust off the meaning of love and family.” Through Oct. 25. Don Powell Theatre, San Diego State University. Tickets: $13-$15. (619) 594-6884,

‘Talley’s Folly’ follows the story of one night in the lives of Matt Friedman and Sally Talley as they try to come to terms with their feelings for each other. Set in an old boathouse in Missouri, 1944, the Pulitzer Prize award-winning story stars Amy Biedel and David Ellenstein. The play runs through Nov. 8 at North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Sante Fe Drive, Solana Beach. Tickets are $30-$47 at


“Firebird,” composed by Stravinsky, will be performed by the San Diego Ballet as it celebrates its 20th anniversary season. Oct. 22-24, Lyceum Theatre, 324 Horton Plaza., (619) 544-1000.

Hip-Hop Dance. The Culture Shock troupe hosts its 10th anniversary choreographer’s showcase at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 (free pre-show 6 to 7 p.m.) and youth dancers event at 5 p.m. Oct. 25 at California Center for the Arts, Escondido. Future Shock, first-place winners of the hip-hop battle at the Del Mar Fairgrounds this year, will star. Tickets: $18-$25. (800) 98-TICKET. Photo by Chris Keeney


Lectures: “What the drug companies won’t tell you and your doctor doesn’t know,” by author/naturopathic physician Michael Murray. 7 p.m. Oct. 29, Pharmaca, 7650 Girard, La Jolla. Tickets: $10 with $10 store gift certificate. (858) 454-1337.


Animal Adoption. Foundation for the Care of Indigent Animals will have small dogs available for adoption. 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 24, Muttropolis, 227 S. Cedros, Solana Beach. (858) 755-DOGS (3647),

Rome Through the Ages. Art historian James Grebl, Ph.D., will give a “virtual tour” of the Eternal City, Rome. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22 and 29, Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. Lectures: $12/17. (858) 454-5872,

Fall Fashion and Beauty Soiree. Enjoy an afternoon of shopping from local boutiques, designers and beauty service companies with discounts of up to 60 percent. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 25, La Jolla Marriott, 4240 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla.


37th Annual Harvest Festival. Craft show and sale, with entertainment, food and seasonal activities. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 23-25, Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. Admission varies. (415) 447-3205,

Indian Diwali festival. The annual Festival of Lights will feature art, music, dancing, food and family activities. Ambassador Sushmita Thomas, consul general of India, will make a guest appearance. 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 24, Mingei International Museum and San Diego Museum of Art, Plaza de Panama, Balboa Park. $10 individuals/$15 families. (619) 239-0003,