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Downtown San Diego Events: February 2008

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Downtown San Diego Events for February 2008

Outdoors

Farmers Market: Third Avenue/San Diego-9:00am to 1:00pm Downtown San Diego @ 3rd Ave and J St
Petco Park-US Sevens: International Rugby Feb. 9th-10th

Music

Venues/Shows
HOB monthly Schedule
4th & B monthly schedule
The Casbah (rock, experimental, garage, soul)
Folsom @ Hard Rock Hotel
Croces Restaurant and Jazz Bar
Dizzys (Jazz Venue)
San Diego Reader (a comprehensive list of music events in SD)

Classical

Friday, Feb. 15, 2008 @ 8:00 p.m. Silent Film Night: Winter Pops concerts and screenings of Robin Hood, the 1920s swashbuckler starring Douglas Fairbanks, planned by San Diego Symphony and conductor Gillian Anderson. Copley Symphony Hall – Classical Music, Downtown
Admission: $20 – $80
Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008 @ 7:00 p.m. “Mary, Queen of Scots”: San Diego Opera continues season with Gaetano Donizetti’s tragic bel canto opera. Cast includes South African coloratura-soprano Angela Gilbert in title role, American mezzo-soprano Kate Aldrich, tenor Yeghishe Manucharyan, German …
San Diego Civic Theatre – Classical Music, Downtown
Admission: $28 – $175
Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008 @ 8:00 p.m. Silent Film Night: Winter Pops concerts and screenings of Robin Hood, the 1920s swashbuckler starring Douglas Fairbanks, planned by San Diego Symphony and conductor Gillian Anderson. Reservations: 619-235-0804 .
Copley Symphony Hall – Classical Music, Downtown
Admission: $20 – $80
Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008 @ 6:00 p.m. “Jessie and Friends”: Pianist Jessie Chang joins friends from San Diego Symphony for chamber music of Bach, Brahms, Schumann, and Muczynski. Offering. 619-232-7513 .
First Presbyterian Church – Classical Music, Downtown
Admission: Free
Monday, Feb. 18, 2008 @ 12:00 p.m. Kytasty String Trio: Mini-concert performance. Bring your lunch! 858- 454-5872 Lyceum Theatre – Classical Music, Downtown
Admission: Free
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008 @ 7:00 p.m. “Mary, Queen of Scots”: San Diego Opera continues season with Gaetano Donizetti’s tragic bel canto opera. Cast includes South African coloratura-soprano Angela Gilbert in title role, American mezzo-soprano Kate Aldrich, tenor Yeghishe Manucharyan, German …
San Diego Civic Theatre – Classical Music, Downtown
Admission: $28 – $175
Friday, Feb. 22, 2008 @ 8:00 p.m. “Mary, Queen of Scots”: San Diego Opera continues season with Gaetano Donizetti’s tragic bel canto opera. Cast includes South African coloratura-soprano Angela Gilbert in title role, American mezzo-soprano Kate Aldrich, tenor Yeghishe Manucharyan, German …
San Diego Civic Theatre – Classical Music, Downtown
Admission: $28 – $175
Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008 @ 2:00 p.m. “Mary, Queen of Scots”: San Diego Opera continues season with Gaetano Donizetti’s tragic bel canto opera. Cast includes South African coloratura-soprano Angela Gilbert in title role, American mezzo-soprano Kate Aldrich, tenor Yeghishe Manucharyan, German …
San Diego Civic Theatre – Classical Music, Downtown
Admission: $28 – $175

Arts

Theatre
Friday, Feb. 15, 2008 @ 7:30 p.m Triple Espresso: A Highly Caffeinated Comedy. Hugh Butternut’s done his lounge act at the Triple Espresso Coffeehouse 20 years to the day. While patrons sip a house blend — “Grape,” “Scandinavian Blizzard,” or “Mokoko Cocoa Mocha @Horton Grand Theatre – Downtown, Theater
Friday, Feb. 15, 2008 @ 8:00 p.m. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: The Theatre, Inc., stages Dale Wasserman’s adaptation of the Ken Kesey novel about life, and power tactics, in an asylum. Douglas Lay directed. Ark Theater – Downtown, Theater
Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008 @ 5:00 p.m. & 8:00p.m Triple Espresso: A Highly Caffeinated Comedy. Hugh Butternut’s done his lounge act at the Triple Espresso Coffeehouse 20 years to the day. While patrons sip a house blend — “Grape,” “Scandinavian Blizzard,” or “Mokoko Cocoa Mocha” …Horton Grand Theatre – Downtown, Theater
Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008 @ 8:00 p.m. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: The Theatre, Inc., stages Dale Wasserman’s adaptation of the Ken Kesey novel about life, and power tactics, in an asylum. Douglas Lay directed Ark Theater – Downtown, Theater
Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008 @ 3:00 p.m. & 8:00p.m. Triple Espresso: A Highly Caffeinated Comedy: Hugh Butternut’s done his lounge act at the Triple Espresso Coffeehouse 20 years to the day. While patrons sip a house blend — “Grape,” “Scandinavian Blizzard,” or “Mokoko Cocoa Mocha” Horton Grand Theatre – Downtown, Theater
Friday, Feb. 22, 2008 @ 7:30 p.m. Permanent Collection: Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company presents Thomas Gibbons’s drama about a clash between art experts, one African-American, one Caucasian, over eight pieces of African art. Seema Sueko directed.Tenth Avenue Theatre – Downtown, Theater
Friday, Feb. 22, 2008 @ 8:00 p.m. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: The Theatre, Inc., stages Dale Wasserman’s adaptation of the Ken Kesey novel about life, and power tactics, in an asylum. Douglas Lay directed Ark Theater – Downtown, Theater
Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008 @ 7:30 p.m Permanent Collection: Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company presents Thomas Gibbons’s drama about a clash between art experts, one African-American, one Caucasian, over eight pieces of African art. Seema Sueko directed. Tenth Avenue Theatre – Downtown, Theater
Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008 @ 8:00 p.m. Rhubarb, or How to Play with a Rollergirl: Moxie Theatre stages Esther Emery’s comedy about two completely opposite female roommates, plus “punk rock, mystic oracles, roller derby, some ‘adult’ language, and a healthy dose of vegetables.” Delicia Turner … Lyceum Theatre – Downtown, Theater
Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008 @ 8:00 p.m. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: The Theatre, Inc., stages Dale Wasserman’s adaptation of the Ken Kesey novel about life, and power tactics, in an asylum. Douglas Lay directed Ark Theater – Downtown, Theater
Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008 @ 8:00 p.m. Rhubarb, or How to Play with a Rollergirl: Moxie Theatre stages Esther Emery’s comedy about two completely opposite female roommates, plus “punk rock, mystic oracles, roller derby, some ‘adult’ language, and a healthy dose of vegetables.” Delicia Turner … Lyceum Theatre – Downtown, Theater
Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008 @ 8:00 p.m. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: The Theatre, Inc., stages Dale Wasserman’s adaptation of the Ken Kesey novel about life, and power tactics, in an asylum. Douglas Lay directed Ark Theater – Downtown, Theater
Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008 @ 2:00 p.m. Rhubarb, or How to Play with a Rollergirl: Moxie Theatre stages Esther Emery’s comedy about two completely opposite female roommates, plus “punk rock, mystic oracles, roller derby, some ‘adult’ language, and a healthy dose of vegetables.” Delicia Turner … Lyceum Theatre – Downtown, Theater
Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008 @ 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: The Theatre, Inc., stages Dale Wasserman’s adaptation of the Ken Kesey novel about life, and power tactics, in an asylum. Douglas Lay directed Ark Theater – Downtown, Theater
Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008 @ 2:00 p.m. Permanent Collection: Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company presents Thomas Gibbons’s drama about a clash between art experts, one African-American, one Caucasian, over eight pieces of African art. Seema Sueko directed. Tenth Avenue Theatre – Downtown, Theater

Balboa Park
Feb 9th-10th – 8am -5pm: Art Mart, Artist display their work @ Lawn area near the Federal Building
Feb 10th – 9am-10am: Qu Gong Practice. Increase your energy level and overall health @ World Beat Center Lawn
Feb 10th – 10am to 4:30pm: Nationally ranked table tennis competition @ Balboa Park Activity Center (2145 Park Blvd)
Feb 10th – 12:30-5:00pm: Sunday afternoon dancing/Singles and couples welcome! @ 2080 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Club Park
Feb 10th – 2:00pm: Sunday Zapateado presents Ballet Folklorico en Aztland performing dances from state of Nayarit @ Centro Cultural de la Raza, 2125 Park
Feb 17th – 9-10am: Qu Gong Practice. Increase your energy level and overall health @ World Beat Center Lawn
Feb 17th-18th – 10a-4pm: Botanical Show: Mycological Society Mushroom Fair @ Room 101 Casa del Prado
Feb 17th – 12:30-5pm: Sunday Afternoon Dancing. Singles and Couples welcome! @ 2080 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Club Park
Feb 17th- 2pm: PalabraDas. Open Mic and Open Stage. Dancers, actors, bands, singers, share your talent! If you are interested in performing email @ Centro Cultural de la Raza, 2125 Park Blvd
Feb 22nd – 1:30p: Purple Heart Monument Dedication @ Veteran Museum & Memorial Center
Feb 22nd – 7pm: Book Presentation and Signing: Chicano San Diego-Cultural Space and the Struggle for Justice. Book authors will tell the audience of the rich history of Mexican and Chicana/o residents of San Diego. Centro Cultural de la Raza, 2125 Park
Feb 23rd-24th – 8am-5pm: Art Mart. Talented Artist display their work. Lawn Area near the Federal Building
Feb23rd – 11:30am-12:30pm: Memorial Service. A monthly memorial service to honor current veterans of past wars. Taps will be played. Veterans Museum and Memorial Center
Feb 24th – 9-10am: Qu Gong Practice. Come and increase your health and energy. World Beat Center Lawn.
Feb 24th – 12:20-5pm: Sunday Afternoon Dancing. Singles and couples welcome! @ 2080 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Club Park

Public Organ Concerts: Spreckles Organ Pavilion
*Hear San Diegos Civic Organist Carol Williams in concert on Sundays*

• Feb 10th – 2-3pm
• Feb 17th – 2-3pm
• Feb 24th – 2-3pm

Museum Days: no admission charge for San Diego Residents
***San Diego has been named “The newest cultural Mecca in the United States,” and with so many museums and organizations to visit the Museum Month pass gives San Diegans a chance to try it all. Beginning February 1, 2008, visit any Macy’s store for a special Museum Month brochure which contains a pass for half-priced admission to most arts institutions and museums throughout the county***
• Feb 5th – Noon-5pm: Centro Cultural de la Raza
• Feb 5th – 11am-4pm: Model Railroad Museum
• Feb 5th – 10am-5pm: Natural History Museum
• Feb 5th – 8:30am-5pm: RH Fleet Science Center
• Feb 12th- 10a-5p: Museum of San Diego History
• Feb 12th – 10a-5p: Museum of Photographic Art
• Feb 12th – 9:30a-3p: Veterans Museum and Memorial Center
• Feb 19th – 10a-4p: Art Institute of Living Artists
• Feb 19th – 10a-4p: Japanese Friendship Garden
• Feb 19th – 10a-4p: Mingei International Museum
• Feb 19th – 10a-5p: Museum of Art
• Feb 19th – 10a-4:30p: Museum of Man
• Feb 26th – 10a-4p: Aerospace Museum
• Feb 26th – 10a-4:30p: Automotive Museum
• Feb 26th – 10a-4p: Hall of Champions Sports Museum

Balboa Park Tours: tours leave from Balboa Park Visitors Center, 1549 El Prado Suite#1
Architectural Heritage Tours. First Wednesday of each month at 9:30am. One-hour tour highlighting the Spanish Colonial architecture
Ranger-led Tours. Every Tuesday and Saturday at 1pm. One hour tour covering the historical and botanical treasures of Balboa Park
Offshoot Tours: Every Saturday at 10am> Tour themes include Balboa Park history (first Saturday of the month), palm trees (2nd Saturdays), other trees in the Park (3rd Saturdays), desert vegetation (4th Saturdays), the tour del dia, exploring the Parks Palisades area (5th Saturday)