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Thursday | 21

THE REALLY HOT JUNGLE SHOW

Puppet Express presents all sorts of animal tales during this puppet show by Enid Bartnicki, including Aesop’s fable The Lion and the Mouse and the African tale Who’s in Rabbit’s House?

Friday | 22

GREEN MEETS GREEN EXPO

This expo promises “over 400 exhibitors featuring both new-age and old-age” environmentally friendly technologies. The event includes the Del Mar Antiques Show and 21st Century Friends of the Planet Market.

SEE ART HAPPEN

Los Angeles–based artist Iva Gueorguieva is in the midst of creating a large-scale abstract painting as the Lux Art Institute’s first resident artist of 2010. The exhibit promises “Gueorguieva’s tumultuous, acrylic-laden canvases where dizzying brushstrokes, loud colors, complex spatial configurations, and frenetic energy abound.”

Saturday | 23

BREATHTAKING TRICKS AND FLIPS!

Hard-core truck lovers: Monster Jam returns with side-by-side racing and freestyle action. During the pit party, fans may walk the track, meet drivers, and take pictures with monster trucks.

SNOW CRITTERS

What features help creatures to live in the snow? Find out through storytelling and by meeting some animals. Make a snowy scene for a critter and enjoy hot cocoa and a cinnamon “icicle” during the Kindernights and Kindermornings program at the zoo.

Sunday | 24

BRINGIN’ IT BACH

Classics Philharmonic and guest artists Lindsay and Lauren Deutsch share the stage for this concert “featuring the quirks and music of Johann Sebastian Bach,” hosted by Classics 4 Kids. Actors in period dress will bring the classic story to life, and kids and adults can hear some of Bach’s most impressive pieces played on the newly renovated 1929 Wonder Morton organ.

FOOD AND WATER BOWL XVIII

Fancy felines? More than 450 cats are expected to attend this two-day event hosted by San Diego Cat Fanciers. Event includes household-pet-class competition, cat agility, lectures, adoptions, and vendors selling all things kitty.

Monday | 25

FOR MY FATHER

Dror Zahavi’s 2008 thriller was nominated for seven Israeli Academy Awards. The film tells the tale of a young Palestinian who is forced on a suicide mission to redeem his father’s honor. In Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles, the movie will be screened as part of the San Diego Public Library’s Film Forum.

Tuesday | 26

WHISPER HOUSE

The Old Globe Theatre presents the world premiere of Duncan Sheik and Kyle Jarrow’s (creators of Spring Awakening) new musical. At the height of WWII, Christopher lives with a reclusive aunt at a remote lighthouse, where strange music seeps through the walls. Directed by Peter Askin.

Wednesday | 27

FIRE AND MIST: STORIES OF OLD TOWN

Take “an imaginative journey” through local history with actors from SDSU’s theater department when “Center Stage: Performances for Youth” series continues. This musical explores history through the eyes of animals living at the time of San Diego’s first settlements.

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