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
The Spaniards have landed again and this time they're bringing some of the most prestigious works of art assembled; the SDMA is honored to host the exclusive U.S. sojourn of From El Greco to Dalí. Explore five centuries of eminent masterpieces from the acclaimed Pérez Símon Collection. The 64-piece illustrious set spans from Salvador Dalí's fascination with religion & the new sciences of the 1950's back to depictions of late 17th century royal courts from Francisco Goya to lesser-known artists like Julio Romero de Torres; one of the world's finest symbolist. These and other luminaries are here to conquer your eyes and emotions setting your minds' wander with every brush stroke.
Now – November 6
The San Diego Symphony's centennial celebration keeps heating up the summer and things are about to get hotter! Los Angeles Grammy award-winning band Ozomatli brings their unique Latin and World flavor to the Embarcadero for one night only.
The official U.S. State Department's cultural ambassadors have traveled the globe playing for fans from Japan to North Africa and have offered musical workshops, visited art centers, summer camps and even refugee camps from Nepal to Myanmar promoting the message of peace, communication and understanding through the power of music. Come join the Symphony and feel Ozomatli's energy with their seamless blending and transformation of salsa, samba, dancehall, funk, hip-hop, cumbia and merengue mixed in with traditions from Africa, Asia and the Middle-East. Bridging cultural gaps for 15 years this show is sure to fire up the night; don't miss it!
Amadeus: The Old Globe
The mid-1700's child prodigy, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, composed over 600 works in his short-lived life during the Enlightenment and his musical influence has endured over time. The Old Globe will resurrect old "Woffie" in the Tony and Acadamy award-winning play and film, respectively, this summer into fall. Between his raw genius, clashes with patronages and mad nocturnal consumption of elicit enticements Amadeus's most mysterious period is brought to life. His work during the bourgeoisie Burgundy court of Austrian Emperor Josef and the palace's house composer Antonio Salieri expose Salieri's choking bitterness towards his new counterpart Mozart. Realizing he is no match for the greatest musical genius of all time Salieri devices plans to bury his inimitable rival. Part biography, part murder-mystery this classic, along with his prolific music will bring you a life in a night into the sheer brilliance of Amadeus.
Now through September 22nd
The Old Globe Theatre
The 2011 Shakespeare Festival returns this season beginning the Old Globe's 76th year as San Diego's premier theatrical institution. One of the most popular and charming of Shakespeare's comedies, Much Ado About Nothing features Benedick, an arrogant and confirmed bachelor, and Beatrice, his favorite sparring partner. While Beatrice and Benedick hide their infatuation beneath witty barbs, young love blossoms as Hero and Claudio race to the altar. When the wicked Don John conspires to break up the wedding, will false accusations and misunderstandings prevent the young couple's happy ending? Witty wordplay, passionate poetry and clever plots twists make this the perfect romantic evening under the stars
May 29 - Sept. 24