art-TRADICIONES-MUSICALESClassics 4 Kids is welcoming a flavorful south-of-the-border night of music, dance and song of ¡México! Our very own world renowned Mariachi Garibaldi and acclaimed Leyenda Dance Company join for an evening of traditional mariachi mixed with classical richness perfect for a chocolate caliente with the familia. Make it a tradition, music is energy for kids of all ages!

April 22
www.sandiegotheatres.org

art-TotemThe profound wonders of our Earth, its ever-gyrating evolution, its scaly creatures big and small, to humankind's mystery of life are set for an experience outta this world! Spring brings Summer and nature's endless splendor exploration is illuminated in Cirque du Soleil's Totem. The sun shines on all living things on land, sky and sea through flightless leaps and physics-defying acrobatic and cosmonautic feats. Science sparks like a Thunderbird and the heartbeat of the world is flooding fast for Totem will spin and seduce all the atoms in your being.

April 25th – May 13th
www.cirquedusoleil.com

art rock of agesWhat do copious amounts of hairspray, huge guitar solos, hot dancers and big egos have in common? They all came from the 80's! L.A. is the city to be and the Sunset Strip is the where the boulevard of dreams and love lane intersect. It's 1987 and a South Detroit rocker and a small-town hottie fall epically in love in La-La-Land's most legendary rock club. Relive this decade with your teens and confess to them that you too had uninhibited big hair! Rock of Ages is coming to town on their first national tour so start lining-up for front-row seats are the best to headbang!

March 27th – April 1st
www.broadwaysd.com

art room with a viewThe start of the 1900's ushered in a new age of discovery from the convergence of science and art to amore and passione! In the undulate hills of Tuscany lies freedom and self-expression for English girl Lucy Honeychurch who is about to have her Edwardian conventions turned upside down by the liberated and philosophical George Emerson. Lucy's inhibitions are fueling her desire and this impressionable British maiden is about to see the world with a new yearning heart for self-discovery, and true love. The world premiere musical based on E.M. Forster's novel "A Room with a View" brings to light the regression and constrictions of Victorian Times and shatters them with a kiss. Book soon, Italia awaits!

March 2nd – April 8th
www.theoldglobe.org

art-moby-dickBehind the captain's door aboard the whaling vessel the Perquod is a man obsessed and self-deprived of any enjoyment of beauty. "Death to Moby-Dick!" the maddened Captain Ahab unleashes on the exotic crew of characters relentlessly seeking to exact revenge on the elusive albino whale that took his leg. This is a godless mission, not a hunt, for this seafaring journey for mortal greatness is diseased by the harpoon of obsession pinned between the need for human bonds and the grasp of a wide and diverse world. Herman Melville's 19th century epic meets 21st century opera where traditional staging and multi-media enriched projections mesh in the net of an achingly musical score. No need for a log for the "magnanimity of the sea permits no records." All hands!

February 18th – 26th
www.sdopera.com
619-533-7000

art-brazil-carnivalSilver jet take us to Brazil! This spectacular and sultry South American-flavored event turns 20 this year ready for the thumping samba sounds and sexy carioca dancers with non-stop Brazilian music. The capoeira performers will leave you swaying like Rio's beaches as the yearly festival celebrated around the world brings its African-European fusion of spiritual growth and community traditions with fun, feathers and fantasy to downtown. Dance the evening away and discover your simpático side bringing you closer to Brazil and leave you yearning for more música at nights end!

February 18th
www.brazilcarnival.com
619-865-8972

art-NATIONS-DANCE-FESTIVALCoronado hosts a global dance performance worthy for any weekend "traveler." Nations San Diego presents its 17-year tradition with over 150 dancers and musicians from fourteen cultures this year highlighting China's divine dances. Beyond the Silk Road, performers explore the mysteries of India and the Middle East, bringing the heat of Africa and Mexico to the stage. Fusing these regions' cultures brings understanding and universal appreciation to our world's diverse dance traditions. One Island. One Stage. One Love.

February 10th – 12th
www.nationsdancefestival.com
619-504-3052

art-MICHAEL-JACKSONMichael Jackson's influence has transcended generations and in 2012 Cirque du Soleil will unfold its big top and share the artist's creative mind. Explore and discover Michael's inner planet unlocking and revealing his love for music and dance, fairytale, magic and nature's fragile beauty. The Immortal will literally flip MJ's signature moves and turn you on to his global message of love, peace and unity through the shows stimulating visuals; this IS really IT!

January 21st & 22nd
cirquedusoleil.com

 

JERRY-SEINFELDFor 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
sandiegotheatres.org

 

art-PETE-ESCOVEDO"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!

January 13th & 14th, 7:30pm & 9:30pm

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