Embrace of the Serpent
Thursday | 17
THE WIND AND THE BREEZE
What happens when “you stand your ground on shifting sands”? Sam, the greatest hip-hop emcee in Rockford, Illinois, is about to find out, since friends have “challenged him to a battle he cannot win.” Playwright Nathan Alan Davis’ other plays include Nat Turner in Jerusalem and Dontrell Who Kissed the Sea.
Beaches throughout Southern California
STAY UP LATE TO SEE GRUNION
The best runs normally occur on the second and third nights of a four-night period. In March, June, July, and August, grunion can be harvested by hand only.
When: Thursday, May 17, 11:15 pm to 1:15 am; Friday, May 18, midnight to 2 am
Where: San Diego beaches. wildlife.ca.gov/fishing/ocean/grunion
Friday | 18
EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT
The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of 40 years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant. This is a 2015 film directed by Ciro Guerra. It was shot in black-and-white. The film won the Art Cinema Award in the Directors’ Fortnight section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards. The film was inspired by the travel diaries of Theodor Koch-Grunberg and Richard Evans Schultes, and dedicated to lost Amazonian cultures.
Saturday | 19
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD
San Diego Opera’s free day of opera and side activities (face painting, kettle corn, balloon artists). The one-act Little Red Riding Hood is the opera most often performed by an American composer. Though a member of the avant garde Philip Glass Ensemble, Barab is noted for his compositions Chanticleer, A Child’s Garden of Verses, A Game of Chance, and the full-length Phillip Marshall, which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.
Free parking, but rsvp on website.
Tuesday | 22
- Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 8 p.m.
Brick by Brick,
1130 Buenos Avenue,
$20 - $25
LIFE OF AGONY
It has been over a decade since New York’s alt-metal rockers Life of Agony headlined on the West Coast. Having reunited in 2014 after singer Mina Caputo’s gender reassignment, the group is back on the road to promote their first studio album in a dozen years, A Place Where There’s No more Pain. The bill includes Chula Vista metal band Take Offense, whose Tensions on High EP dropped at the end of March.