What’s Goin On July | SD JEWISH JOURNAL – San Diego Jewish Journal

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San Diego Symphony

The San Diego Symphony kicked off its Bayside Summer Nights season with Star Spangled Pops Concert, a tribute to the music of America including Broadway tunes and patriotic favorites. This first concert under the stars will complete its weekend run onJuly 2. Wynonna Judd returns to Bayside Summer Nights onJuly 4with a celebration of the nations birthday, featuring her new band.

Herb Alpert and Lani Hall perform a romantic evening onJuly 6, followed onJuly 7-8by Leslie Odom Jr. (of Hamilton fame). Tony Bennett is on tap forJuly 12, and Air Supply bring their classic hits to the EmbarcaderoJuly 14-15. A free community day concert is slated forJuly 16.

New Orleans Jazz series kicks off its second year at the EmbarcaderoJuly 27, followed onJuly 28by Hooray for Hollywood, a salute to movie music. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is slated forJuly 29. The orchestra will accompany the movie. All these alfresco concerts will include a fireworks display at the end.

La Jolla Playhouse

The La Jolla Playhouse extended its popular world premiere production of Escape to Margaritaville until July 9. If you can snare a ticket, this music-based show is eventually headed for Broadway. The Playhouse will unwrap an intimate contemporary play onJuly 5. At the Old Place, by Rachel Bonds, deals with a search for the roads not taken. This thoughtful piece will inhabit the Mandell Weiss Forum throughJuly 30.

Broadway-San Diego

Broadway-San Diego is bringing back the popular satirical musical, The Book of Mormon for a week-long run at the Civic TheatreJuly 25-30. This 9-time Tony Award-winning musical has become an international phenomenon, so it should sell out fast even the second time around!

Cygnet Theatre

Cygnet Theatre has a rare treat in store for local theater-goers of all ages. Animal Crackers, a show adapted from the Marx Brothers classic hit, will shake things up at Cygnets Old Town TheatreJuly 5 through Aug. 13. The madcap musical comedy is a barrel of fun with puns, physical comedy, and non-stop hilarity.

Lambs Players

The Lambs Players reeled in Big Fish (a movie-based musical) for a run at its Coronado home. This new musical a reminder of the importance of imagination and storytelling was directed by Deborah Gilmour Smyth. It will continue throughJuly 30.

North Coast Repertory Theatre

North Coast Repertory Theatre will present the San Diego premiere of At This Evenings Performance, a farce about a Bohemian theater troupe performing in an Eastern European police state. With romantic entanglements, political intrigue, and plenty of laughs, the show has all the ingredients for an entertaining evening of theater. You have fromJuly 12 to Aug. 6to get in on the fun.

Old Globe Theatre

The Old Globes summer season on the outdoor Festival Stage continues with Shakespeares King Richard II. This moving and insightful portrait of the way a nations political landscape can be affected by the forces of history is one of the Bards greatest historical plays and one of the most challenging to stage.Count on director Erica Schmidt to get it right. The dramatic work will be performed throughJuly 15.

The Globes Main Stage production of Guys and Dolls will make its debut onJuly 2, where it will delight audiences throughAug. 13. This masterpiece of Americana (based on the tales of Damon Runyon and propelled by Frank Loessers marvelous music) is chock full of memorable songs and dance numbers.

The Globes White Theatre extended its world premiere adaptation of Molieres The Imaginary Invalid toJuly 2. The farcical bauble, Robin Hood, by the ever-amusing Ken Ludwig, will move into the White Theatre onJuly 22, where it will keep audiences rolling in the aisles throughAug. 27.If you enjoyed last years Baskerville (also penned by Ludwig), you wont want to miss this clever comedy.

San Diego Musical Theatre

San Diego Musical Theatres Off Broadway Series at the Horton Grand continues onJuly 28with Pump Up the Volume. The musical (described as a 90s palooza) will stay put throughSept. 11.

Museum of Contemporary Art

The Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla is closed for renovation and expansion, but theres a lot going on in the downtown facility. It is showing off Jennifer Steinkamp: Madame Curie a digital video animation inspired bythe artists research into atomic energy throughAug. 27. Dimensions of Black: A Collaboration with the San Diego African American Museum of Art is on view downtown through next January.

Andrea Chung: You broke the ocean in half (an immersive installation on colonialism and migration) is on tap throughAug. 20, as are some selections from the museums collection.

Also this month, the Museum of Contemporary Art takes its collection to North County for California Connections at the California Center for the Arts. Members of the two museums will receive reciprocal free admission for the duration of the exhibition, which runs July 8-Aug. 27.

Fleet Science Center

The Fleet is unveiling its latest exhibition Game Masters. Showcasing the work of the worlds best video game designers, from the arcade era to todays console and online games. The work of more than 30 designers is on display in this unique exhibition that tracks the growth of this huge industry.

San Diego Museum of Art

The San Diego Museum of Art is opening its vaults to show off a treasure trove of artwork usually kept under lock and key. Visible Vaults, a collection of 300 pieces, including works by Andy Warhol, Rodin, Toulouse-Lautrec and other great artists, will be on view throughNov. 12of next year.

Also on display at the Art Museum are Richard Deacon: What You See is What You Get (on view through July 25) and Modern Japan: Prints from the Taisho Era (ensconced throughAug. 13). The Deacon show is the first major survey of the artists work, and includes 40 pieces. The Japanese exhibit encompasses pieces from 1912-26 and includes some very rare prints.

The newest exhibition at the museum opensJuly 1and runs throughJan. 7, 2018. Titled Brenda Biondo: Play, it features 25 photographs (circa 1920-1970).

Mingei International Museum

Mingei International Museum is showcasingKanban: Traditional Shop Signs of Japan, an exhibition that features a variety of forms and mediums, throughOct. 8. Joining that show is Homage to the Horse and Other Steeds, an exhibition of objects celebrating the nobility and power of horses from all over the world. This new exhibition is slated to stay on throughNov. 12.

Timken Museum

The Timken Museum has two new exhibitions. Private Devotions: Italian Paintings and Sculptures from San Diego Collections features more than a dozen masterpieces. It will be on exhibit throughAug. 20. The Modernist Presents Bianca Luini: Meeting of the Arts, is an installation that includes fashion images and permanent artworks. That exhibition is slated to remain throughAug. 27. Also featured is an exhibition of notable Russian Icons. Among them are 12 never before exhibited.

San Diego History Center

The San Diego History Center is celebrating The History and Heritage of the San Diego Jewish Community in its new exhibition, which has been extended through winter 2018. Also on display is Irving Gill: New Architecture for a Great Country, and closing this month is Art and Heritage: Maurice Braun, Belle Baranceanu, and Harry Sternberg.

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