Athenaeum Jacobs Mini-Concerts
Another season of Athenaeum Jacobs Mini-Concerts has begun at The Lyceum Theatre.Alternating Mondays at 12 noonFree Admission* Free Parking with Horton Plaza validation. Food & Beverage is allowed in theatre during concerts.
September 29 , 2014Jazz PigsOctober 13, 2014Danny Green TrioOctober 27, 2014CamaradaNovember 10, 2014Joshua WhiteNovember 24, 2014Kasey KayeIn 1973, energetic Glenna Hazleton decided to found another series, this time in the downtown San Diego area. Since then, fifteen free Mini-Concerts have been presented at the Lyceum each year. Until the fall of 2004, the downtown series was governed by the organization known as San Diego Mini-Concerts. Since then the Athenaeum has taken on the series.These concerts are made possible in part, thanks to funding from the City of San Diego through a program managed by the Commission for Arts and Culture and the County of San Diego. This Program is funded in part by Horton Plaza Theatre Foundation, an organization funded by the City of San Diego Special Promotion Programs.
Teatro Mascara Magica Presents " La Pastorela de Inspiracion"
San Diego’s longest-running professional theatre production is celebrating its 24th anniversary this year, but Lucifer is sneering. The hard-partying Prince of Darkness and his minions are making plans to ruin Christmas.La Pastorela de Inspiración, the newest in Teatro Máscara Mágica’s award-winning series of Mexican-inspired Christmas musicals, once again features the timeless battle between Lucifer’s forces of evil and Michael the Archangel’s champions of goodness set in today’s world of chaos and hope. Angels and devils do battle in thoroughly topical 2014 disguises.“La Pastorela is our gift to this great community,” said playwright Dr. Max Branscomb. “It is a lot of fun and a reminder that people of good will can make a difference in our world.”La Pastorela de Inspiración, is a contemporary borderlands twist on the traditional story of the shepherds’ journey to Bethlehem to witness the first Christmas. Called to action by Archangels Michael and Gabriel, the shepherds face temptation and danger from evil Lucifer and his nasty crew. The bilingual script is primarily in English with Christmas carols sung in Spanish.Written by Dr. Max Branscomb and directed by William Virchis, La Pastorela de Inspiración, runs Dec. 11-14 and 17-20 at 7:30 p.m., and 2 p.m. Dec. 13, 14, 20, and 21 at the Lyceum Theater in Horton Plaza. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students, military and groups and $7 for children under 12 or groups of 10 or more. For reservations call (619) 544-1000.Cast members include some of San Diego’s most popular actors, with a mix of new talent along with favorites from Pastorelas Past.La pastorela is a folk art form that dates back to the beginning of Christianity. During the second century early Christians in hiding acted out the Christmas story to hand it down in the oral tradition. It survived as an underground movement until the Emperor Constantine legalized Christianity in the fourth century.
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