|| Film: San Diego Black Film Festival Pre-Opening Gala & Panel
"Brown Paper Bag" is a dramatic feature chronicling the struggles of African American stars during the 1940s and 50s Hollywood blacklisting era. Don't miss the preview of this dynamic film, and panel discussion with the film's director and stars.
The official screening is Friday, February 1 at 6:00 PM This film will almost certainly sell out. But you may preview the film during this year's Pre-Opening Gala & Panel Discussion.
Free to the public, but you must first register in order to attend the Pre-Opening. Attendance is limited. Catered hors d'oeurves. Beer, wine, and spirits. Dress to impress.
Chocolate Lounge at Theatre Box
701 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
Wednesday, January 30 - 6:00 PM
For more information, please visit: www.imdb.com and also www.pre-opening
|| Music: The Neave Trio
Free concert to feature piano trios by Debussy, Shostakovich and Piazzolla .
The Neave Trio performs a free concert at the Rancho Bernardo Library, sponsored by the nonprofit Friends of the Rancho Bernardo Library.
The program includes Debussy's "Piano Trio" in G Major; Shostakovich's "Piano Trio No. 2" in E minor, Op. 67; and Piazzolla's "Las Cuatros Estaciones Portenas" (Four Seasons of Buenos Aires).
Recordings of the Debussy and Piazzolla were released on Neave Trio's two most recent CDs.
Their sophomore album, "French Moments" features the only known piano trios by Debussy, Faure, and Roussel. Celebrating Piazzolla, honors the music of Astor Piazzolla with "Las Cuatro Estaciones Portenas" and arrangements by Leonardo Suarez Paz with mezzo-soprano Carla Jablonski.
Rancho Bernardo Library
17110 Bernardo Center Dr.
Rancho Bernardo, CA
Wednesday, January 30 - 6:15 PM
For more information, please visit: www.neavetrio.com
|| Stage: Aubergine
San Diego Repertory Theatre presents "Aubergine," an unforgettable story of love, family and the healing power of food.
Ray believes in the power of food. As a gourmet chef, he's seen a bowl of berries help a woman to fall in love. He's heard stories of a meal prepared by a mother to keep a son from leaving home and moving to the other side of the world. Now with the help of his uncle, who arrives unexpectedly from Korea, Ray is tasked with preparing a family soup recipe to keep his father alive.
When words fail, a home-cooked meal transcends differences in this touching story of intergenerational connectedness, forgiveness and the sweetest spice of life: love. As a Korean family struggles to relate across emotional and cultural divides, it's the ingredients they share in common that lead to understanding. "Aubergine" is a mouthwatering meditation on the beauty of life where hope is no mere ingredient—it's the main course.
The show runs Jan. 24 through Feb. 17, 2019, in the Lyceum Space Theatre in Horton Plaza. Tickets can be purchased in-person at the San Diego REP Box Office, by calling the box office at (61) 544-1000, or online at sdrep.org
Admission/Cost: $25 - $69
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA
Multiple dates from January 24 to February 17, 2019
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Sundays - 7:00 PM (No show 2/5)
Fridays & Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Matinees 2/3, 2/9 & 2/16 - 2:00 PM
For more information, please visit: www.sdrep.org
|| Beijing Dance Theater
Founded in 2008, Beijing Dance Theater is led by its choreographer, Wang Yuanyuan, together with visual artists Tan Shaoyuan and Hanjiang. Born and raised in Beijing, Wang is one of China's leading modern dance choreographers. She prides herself on being rooted in Chinese traditions, while at the same time producing innovative, authentic, and thought-provoking contemporary dance works for the world stage.
The evening program includes selections from Hamlet—which explores Hamlet's psychological landscape from a fresh perspective and confronts his melancholy, his compassion for humanity, and his doubt in the face of death and destruction; Wild Grass—renowned for the alluring fusion of Chinese tradition with a fiercely modern sensibility, and adapted from the poetry collection written by Chinese literary giant Lu Xun in 1927; and Crossing—which traces the struggles of the individual dancers to mark the emptiness, and sets lyrical movement against the stark realities of the space and sound.
Admission/Cost: $9 - $50
868 Fourth Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
Wednesday, January 30 - 8:00 PM
For more information, please visit: www.sandiegotheatres.org