Liz Swain 4:24 p.m., May 24
Your Week: July 5-11
Photo by Ken Jacques
Thursday | 5
JEWELRY TRUNK SHOW
Meet artist Cathy Carey and see her new Steampunk pieces, as well as fired and distressed hand-painted and collaged pendants, on which photographs are “printed, painted, fired, and shaped.” Free.
WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m.
WHERE: Artist Tree Studio, 1001 West San Marcos Boulevard, suite 190, San Marcos. 760-471-7450; artisttreestudio.com
Friday | 6
SUMMER SALON SERIES 2012: BEYOND THE BANNER
Take part in an art-making activity with museum educator Brian Patterson, after which Border Corps presents “Come and Get It,” “a conceptual savings and loan association that exists for one night only” to award micro-loans to four lucky artists. Finally, enjoy a screening of the documentary titled The Night James Brown Saved Boston. Giuseppe’s Bar Service will be open throughout. (Free after museum admission.)
WHEN: 5 to 9 p.m.
WHERE: San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park. 619-232-7931; sdmart.org
Saturday | 7
Children are invited to celebrate the current exhibit “Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body.” Who will reign supreme with the smelliest sneakers, loudest burp, or longest spitting distance? Join a team relay competing to race a tennis ball through an “intestinal” tube. Prizes will be awarded. (Free after gallery admission.)
WHEN: 10 a.m.
WHERE: Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado, Balboa Park. 619-238-1233; rhfleet.org
Sunday | 8
In Anna K. Jacobs’s (music) and Bill Nelson’s (book and lyrics) world-premiere musical, Heath has a farm in rural Kansas. The hard-working Kansan wants to join a group of gay men who sing on Monday nights. Our critic’s pick, “this knockout production evolves into a funny, warm-spirited, and ultimately touching evening.” $36–$41
WHEN: 2 p.m. (and ongoing until Sunday, July 22; check for dates and times)
WHERE: Diversionary Theatre, 4545 Park Boulevard, University Heights. 619-220-0097; diversionary.org
Monday | 9
OLD TOWN GRUB SPRAWL
San Diego’s foodies gather for a “savory stroll” through Old Town, with participating restaurants El Agave, Harney Sushi, Miguel’s Cocina, the Cosmopolitan, El Fandango, and more. Grab your map and free wristbands, which allow you to walk into any of the participating restaurants and order the $5 evening special.
WHEN: 6 to 10 p.m. (wristbands available at 5:45 p.m. at either Miguel’s Cocina or El Agave)
WHERE: Old Town State Historic Park, 4002 Wallace Street, Old Town; Grubsprawl.com/old_town.html
Tuesday | 10
AS YOU LIKE IT
The Old Globe stages Shakespeare’s bucolic comedy about Rosalind, disguised as a man, who falls for Orlando just as he falls for another woman. The story is about “flirtation, friendship, and mistaken identity.” Directed by Lindsay Posner and running in repertory with Inherit the Wind and Richard III as part of the 2012 Shakespeare Festival. $29 to $79
WHEN: 8 p.m. (ongoing until Sunday, September 30; check for dates and times)
WHERE: The Old Globe Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park. 619-234-5623; theoldglobe.org
Wednesday | 11
LEARN TO SEE LIKE AN ARTIST
Workshop participants sketch in the galleries, then move outdoors to work in pencils and watercolors with artist Olya Losina, MFA. All levels of experience welcome, from “the absolute beginner to the seasoned artist.” All materials are included in the fee of $70 for members, $75 for nonmembers.
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WHERE: Timken Museum of Art, 1500 El Prado, Balboa Park. 619-239-5548 x100; timkenmuseum.org