|| Drama Workshop: Familiar
The Old Globe will conduct a series of hands-on workshops for the new play, "Familiar" by Danai Gurira, about a Zimbabwe couple marrying in America. From page to stage, you'll learn about sets, makeup, costumes, dramaturgy, the whole works. Each of the seven workshops is stand-alone if you can't attend every one.
Age limit: 18+
Lemon Grove Library
3001 School Lane
Lemon Grove, CA 91945
Date and times:
Ongoing until Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Tuesdays, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
For more information, please visit: www.oldglobe.org
|| Stage: King Lear Open Reading
Lear announces he will devolve the power of his kingdom to his three daughters, once they proclaim their love for him. But, when King Lear's plans are impeded by the greed of others, he slowly descends into a deep, all-encompassing madness as his country teeters on the edge.
Veterans Museum and Memorial Center
2115 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101
Tuesday, February 5 - 6:30 PM
For more information, please call: (619) 239-2300
|| Opera: Rigoletto
The lecherous Duke of Mantua seduces wives and daughters while his hunchbacked Jester, Rigoletto, adds insult to injury by ridiculing their husbands and fathers. Finally, the joke goes too far and a furious father proclaims a curse on Rigoletto. The curse comes to life as the Duke seduces Rigoletto's young, innocent daughter Gilda and Rigoletto plots his revenge with an attempt to assassinate him, with unbelievably disastrous results.
Fast-paced and powerful, this is Verdi at his best with an unforgettable focus on the cruel realities of a society controlled by a corrupt ruling class. You'll recognize melody after melody from the tenor's arrogant La donna è mobile to the soprano's wistful Caro nome to the most memorable quartet in all of opera.
"Rigoletto" is an traditional Italian classic that is the cornerstone of the opera repertoire. It will be sung in Italian with projected English translations. For tickets and additional details call (619) 533-7000.
Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.
Admission/Cost: $49 - $289
San Diego Civic Theatre
1100 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA
Dates and times:
Saturday, February 2 - 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Tuesday, February 5 - 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, February 8 - 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, February 10 - 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
For more information, please visit: www.sandiegotheatres.org
|| Music: Leyla McCalla
A former member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, multi-instrumentalist Leyla McCalla ventured out on a solo career to pursue a personal sound. A New York-born Haitian American living in New Orleans, McCalla is deeply influenced by traditional Creole, Cajun, and Haitian music, as well as by American jazz and folk. Her music is at once earthy, elegant, soulful, and witty. It vibrates with three centuries of history, yet also feels strikingly fresh, distinctive, and contemporary.
McCalla's latest album, A Day for the Hunter, A Day for the Prey, explores issues of social justice and pan-African consciousness. She has spent the last year and a half touring extensively around North America and Europe, and plans to release her third album in 2018.
Admission/Cost: $9 - $30
U.C. San Diego
La Jolla, CA
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Tuesday, February 5 - 8:00 PM
For more information, please visit: www.artpower.ucsd.edu