For nearly a decade the TV sitcom Seinfeld captured a generation with his show about nothing. The new millennium has now taken the multi-talented Mr. Jerry Seinfeld back to his true form, stand-up comedy. Help welcome him with a big "Hellooo Jerry" as he brings his silly observations and unique insight into everyday life to San Diego. Life's simplicities will be chopped up, blended in sarcasm and served up on a big platter of laughter courtesy of Jerry, comic genius extraordinaire.
January 7th, 7:00pm & 9:30pm
"A family that plays together stays together" said Pete Escovedo when he performed alongside his kids Juan, Peter Michael and Sheila E! The Escovedo Familia history traces its Latin music roots to the late 60's starting with Pete's two brothers and himself. They grew and expanded their corazón for music with friends like Herbie Hancock, Stephen Stills, Prince and his brother from another mother, Tito Puente. Come feel the love as Pete and his kids kick off 2012 with you San Diego amigos!
Inspired by over 20 dynasties and 50 ethnic groups, New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has methodically revived 5,000 years of Chinese civilization. From the first hand-stitch on dancer costumes to graceful leaps to orchestral compositions fusing East & West instruments, this world-acclaimed spectacle is a portrayal of values that resonate to all humanity. This Middle Kingdom art form explores the connection between mankind and the universe with the belief that to create true art, one must possess inner beauty and purity. Celebrate the year of the dragon and immerse in visual, storied dances and a renaissance like none seen before.
January 19th – 22nd
The art of giving comes in many shapes, sizes and twirls?! Winter has arrived from downtown lights to beach starry nights, it is the most fun you can have while doing something cool for kids in need. The Ice Rink at Horton Square will leave you feeling like a cosmopolitan night out at NYC's Rockefeller Center as you spin in benefit of Rady Children's Hospital Peckham Center.
Beach bums can ride in style at the Hotel Del Coronado's Skating by the Sea as you hang loose overlooking the Pacific Ocean and assist Make-A-Wish Foundation of S.D. Sharpen your skates, stretch out those legs, and sport your winter coats, scarves and gloves; 'tis the season for giving!
Now – First week of January
Boo hoo, who would dare steal Christmas from the ever-happy citizens of the snow-covered town of Whoville?!? The only resident who hates the Yule time, The Grinch, has compromised the joy of the holidays! No one knows the reason why he dislikes the merriest of seasons; maybe his heart is two sizes too small. With a little help of his waggy-tail doggy Max and Cindy Lou Who of age two they might just turn the Grinch's heart to the right size and bring Christmas back too!
Nov. 19th – Dec. 31st
As Mexico's 1910 revolution sought to restore political order after 35 years of dictatorship, native artists looked to depict the celebration of history, lives and work of the Mexican people. 80 featured select paintings from the first half of the 1900's from Rivera and his friend Siqueiros to Federico Cantú and Alfredo Ramos Martinez and other Mexican modern painters will be on display. Escape the present and witness Mexico through 25 years of collecting by Andrés Blaisten.
Nov. 5th – Feb. 19th, 2012
Giving Back Magazine has the honor of being media sponsor for this year's San Diego Asian Film Festival. Since the turn of the new millennia, the festival has showcased Asian American cinema along International Pan-Asian features. For its 2011 edition, expect nothing shy of choices to select, wisely. Over 120 films will take you to stardom, heartbreaks, majestic passages, surreal love and to the world of animation. 9 days, 9 nights to pick from, get your cinema zen in full lotus.
October 20th – 28th
September observes Hispanic culture in the U.S. and we have a full month of musical acts to celebrate their heritage here in San Diego. The 10th welcomes rockers Zoé to 4th&B as they bring their set to downtown. Jeff Nevin and Mariachi Garibaldi will celebrate Mexican Independence in Little Italy. The emblematic 90's group Los Caifanes will take the stage at the Sports Arena on the 17th with their songs that defined a generation. Finally, in keeping with his border roots, legendary guitarist Carlos Santana returns to the Cricket Wireless Amphitheater with his guitar style that was cultivated in our sister city of Tijuana. Get your Latin flavor in this September, no passport required!
The Old Globe's new season opens up with a world of possibilities in Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show. The 1973 London cult theatre hit, and later turned cultural movie phenomenon, has been resurrected on the stage for a time warp- again! Don't get strung out by the devilish charm of Dr. Frank 'N' Furter's "efforts" to help the stranded straight-laced couple Brad and Janet as he takes them on a strange journey. The doctor's laboratory holds a myriad of possibilities and maybe even true love; no sedatives required on this trip!
Sept. 15th – Nov. 6th
The Adams Avenue Business Association is proud to celebrate with their 30th edition of the Adams Avenue Street Fair in Southern California's largest free music street festival. Over 60 musical acts across six stages will get folks grooving, rocking and dancing throughout the weekend along with a plethora of cuisines and regional craftmakers. The kids can enjoy the ever-tantalizing carnival rides while adults can cool down with craft micro brews in the beer garden. The fair spans a whole weekend so come get your ears, belly and soul filled with sounds, flavors and vibes that only Adams Avenue can deliver.
Sept. 24th & 25th