Arts & Entertainment Events


Baldwin New Play Festival UCSD Department of Theatre presents this festival featuring four plays and one staged reading. Closes April 25. The Forum Theatre and Arthur Wagner Theatre at UCSD, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla. (858) 534-4574,

“The Complete History of America (abridged)” San Diego Repertory Theatre presents the comedic retelling of our country’s history. Opens April 17, closes April 26. The Lyceum Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza. (619) 544-1000,

“Opus” The Old Globe presents a West Coast premiere of this production, which portrays a string quartet that finds it tough to find harmony offstage. For mature audiences. Closes April 26. Arena Stage at the James S. Copley Auditorium, San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado. (619) 23-GLOBE,

“Rabbit Hole” David Lindsay-Abaire’s 2007 Pulitzer Prize-winning play about the bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places. Closes April 26. North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Suite D, Solana Beach. (858) 481-1055,


“RAIN - A Tribute to The Beatles” Broadway San Diego presents an event for music lovers that covers the Fab Four from their beginnings through the psychedelic late 1960s and their long-haired hippie days. Opens April 21, closes April 26. Balboa Theatre, 3666 Fourth Ave. (619) 564-3000,

“Working” The Old Globe presents this portrait of the American landscape. Closes April 26. The Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way. $53-$79. (619) 23-GLOBE,



Calexico with Bartender’s Bible 9 p.m. April 17. Belly Up Tavern, 143 S. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach. $18-$20. (858) 481-8140,

San Diego Jewish Music Festival Professional musicians will perform music from around the world. Through May 12. David and Dorothea Garfield Theatre, 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla. $14-$30. (858) 362-1348,

Simone Dinnerstein La Jolla Music Society presents a concert by pianist Simone Dinnerstein. 8 p.m. April 17. Sherwood Auditorium at MCASD, 700 Prospect St., La
Jolla. (858) 459-3728,


Soiree for Music Lovers Program features works by Corelli, Mozart, Schubert and Schumann. 8 p.m. April 19. Mandeville Recital Hall at UCSD, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla. (858) 534-3229.


CowParade The exhibition features life-sized fiberglass cows - designed and painted by local artists - that are placed on display in public spaces. Through June. Throughout the La Jolla Village and UTC areas.


“Jasper Johns: Light Bulb” This exhibit brings Johns’ light bulb sculptures and related drawings and prints together. Through May 10. Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla, 700 Prospect St., La Jolla. (858) 454-3541,

“Spring Colors” Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild presents this exhibit featuring landscapes and flower paintings. Through May 2. Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild, 6004 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe. (858) 759-3545,

“The View from the Day Before” An exhibition of new paintings by contemporary artists Sheldon Greenberg and Stephanie Weber. Through May 18. Susan Street Fine Art Gallery, 415 S. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach. (858) 793-4442,

“The World of Ira Block” The Ordover Gallery presents a collection of Block’s eclectic photographs. Through July 19. An artist reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. April 18. The Ordover Gallery, 410 S. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach. (858) 720-1121,


“World Vision Experience: AIDS” Exhibit raises awareness about the effects of the AIDS pandemic on children in developing countries. Opens April 19, through April 25. Grace Point Church, 13340 Hayford Way, Carmel Valley. (858) 353-7600,

Young Art 2009 More than 150 artworks from local students will be on display. Opens April 18, through May 31. San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado. (619) 232-7931,



Fascinating Fluorescence Birch Aquarium presents this program that lets families get up-close to corals, jellies and anemones, which all absorb light and emit a soft glow. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 18. Birch Aquarium, 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla. (858) 534-FISH,



Odds Ends

Author Talk Gary Small will discuss his new book “iBrain: Surviving the Technological Moderation of the Modern Mind” 7 p.m. April 22. The Book Works, 2670 Via de la Valle, Del Mar. (858) 755-3735,


“Body Worlds The Brain - Our Three Pound Gem” Dr. Gunther von Hagens brings anatomy to the public. Through Oct. 4. San Diego Natural History Museum, 1788 El Prado. (619) 255-0217,


Film: “The Secret Garden” The story of a young girl named Mary Lennox who is sent to live in England with her uncle. She discovers a bedridden cousin, a secret garden and much more. 12:30 p.m. April 18. Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado. Free. (619) 238-7559,

Head to Toe Women’s Expo Local and regional lifestyle experts will give interactive presentations during this three-day event. Guests can enjoy shopping and pampering while Chef Bernard Guillas from The Marine Room does a cooking demo. Fitness experts will be on hand to give tips on how to get in shape for summer. April 17-19. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar.

Spring Brunch and Fashion Show The Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild and the Melrose Alley Boutique present a fashion show featuring designs by Kevin Hall and WKLA by Wayne Kastning. 11 a.m. April 22. Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club, 17025 Avenida de Acacias, Rancho Santa Fe. $60. (858) 756-4708.
Wedding and Event Showcase The US Grant is hosting a wedding showcase featuring vendors such as M Bride, Bloomingdales, Tiffany Co., Tory Burch, Hugo Boss and more. 12 to 4 p.m. April 19. The US Grant Hotel, 326 Broadway. RSVP to



Relay For Life The American Cancer Society is hosting a 24-hour relay race to celebrate survivorship and raise money for research, programs and services. During the event, members of each team take turns walking or running laps. April 18-19. Rimac Field at UCSD, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla. (408) 832-0688.

Coming Up

28th Annual La Jolla Half Marathon In addition to the half marathon, a 5K is also offered that follows the final section of the half marathon course, from La Jolla Shores to the La Jolla Cove. 7:30 a.m. April 26. Half marathon begins at the Del Mar Fairgrounds; ends at La Jolla Cove. (858) 454-1262,

“First View” California Ballet presents this production where the choreographers’ imaginations are given free reign. May 1-2. Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave. (858) 560-6741,

Meet the Chefs of Del Mar Del Mar restaurants and chefs come together to recognize Casa de Amparo’s service to San Diego during National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Cooking demonstrations and special drawings will be held. 12:30 to 4 p.m. April 26. Hilton Del Mar, 15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. (760) 754-5500, ext. 28.
“Unusual Acts of Devotion” La Jolla Playhouse opens its 2009-2010 season with this west coast premiere by Terrence McNally, directed by Trip Cullman. Opens June 2, closes June 28. Mandell Weiss Theatre at UCSD, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla. (858) 550-1010,

“World Vision Experience: AIDS” Exhibit raises awareness about the effects of the AIDS pandemic on children in developing countries. Opens April 19, through April 25. Grace Point Church, 13340 Hayford Way, Carmel Valley. (858) 353-7600,