art_rocky-horrorThe 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

art_adams-aveThe 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

daliThe 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

OZOMATLIThe 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!

August 21

arts_amadeusAmadeus: 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


arts-much-adoThe 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


CAROUSEL-DU-LOUVRESince its foundation back in 1951, The Arc of San Diego has been providing assistance to residents with intellectual disabilities from children to adults; today it counts with over 2500 recipients. Programs from early instruction for infants to community integration for adults in over 20 locations would not be possible if not with the help of The Jewels of San Diego annual gala.

This year has a new twist in store, Carrousel du Louvre promises to be a fashion runway extravaganza taking you from chic to couture to á la mode this spring. The event chairs have arranged a vogue voyage with a magnificent luncheon, live and silent auction to tantalize your eyes and boutique shopping. Join the Jewels in continuing the belief that those with disabilities have unlimited potential and the right to equality of opportunity.

April 9th

Arts In FocusThe San Diego Latino Film Festival is all grown up this year, 18, and it is ready to set the screen on fire! Going beyond the U.S.A. and Latin America to Spain and even Ireland and Sweden, this year's film selections will take us on a whirlwind of emotions. Eleven days and nights will host over 20,000 festival attendees showcasing 160 films for all ages and tastes. The red carpet will see Latin stars from the screen and TV, celebrated filmmakers, artists, musicians and you of course.

JEWISH-FILM-FESTIVALNow in its 21st edition, the annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival returns with features that span the globe. Make a date to attend the Berlin Olympics of 1936, partake in an anti-war activist movement of the 50's, meet lovely young lady Anita in Buenos Aires or go behind the scenes of a Chicago South Side night club in the midst of the transformation of rhythm and blues into rock 'n roll. Domestic and foreign, dramas to documentaries, politics to sports and war and triumph; there is something for everyone in the family. You have 11 days to catch a flight of flicks from all over the world, reserve ahead of time and come experience the beauty of this passionate art.

February 10th – 20th

KODO-DRUMMERSThe first rhythm of music we hear is from our mother, an ever-pounding heartbeat of life. Once out into the world we start making our own tempo to the beat of our own drum; Japanese Kodo Drummers beats teem with traditional roots, nature and values rediscovering the taiko, the world's oldest instrument. Used in Shinto ceremonies, Buddhist rituals and acts linking spirits to nature for abundant crops, Kodo drummers now explore the limitless depth and range of their instrument while also learning dance, song, stagecraft and other ancestral instruments. It is a strenuous regimen to become part of this select ensemble, only few apprentices make it but you just have to roll in to downtown. Get your heart pounding; it's the original rhythm of life.

February 11th

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