San Diego Words & Pictures - March 2024

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Nrityagram and Chitrasena Dance

The Nrityagram Dance Ensemble, together with the Chitrasena Dance Company, will make their San Diego debuts presented by La Jolla Music Society for two nights in The Baker-Baum Concert Hall at The Conrad in La Jolla on March 20 and 21.

In a cultural dialogue delivered through movement and music, these two worldrenowned dance companies present a fusion of classical and cultural dance, diving deep into historical and

between the distinct dance traditions and movement vocabularies of each country, in the second cross-cultural collaboration between these two acclaimed companies.

More than a dance company, Nrityagram was founded as a school devoted to Indian dance. The all-female ensemble’s daily life of intensive training and meditation brings to the stage compelling captivating performances that are at once sensual and lyrical, accompanied by live music.

including an annual tour to the United States.

Founded by Guru Chitrasena in 1943, the Chitrasena Dance Company has always been at the fore front of transforming the traditional arts landscape of Sri Lanka. Chitrasena is recognized for rescuing the traditional dances that were confined to village settings and presenting them to audiences in Sri Lanka and across the world. Today the dance school and company continue to forge new paths

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The Nrityagram Dance Ensemble and the Chitrasena Dance Company will perform in The Baker-Baum Concert Hall at The Conrad in La Jolla on March 20 and 21. FLAG FOOTBALL ACTION Young players participating in the NFL Flag San Diego flag football league enjoy the action during a game between the Bills and the Titans in the 3-4 grade division championship at Meadowbrook Middle School on Feb. 9. The Bills were victorious. (photo by Lisa Shadburn) FLYING HIGH A very acrobatic canine pet named Jasmine enjoyed the warmer springtime weather as she gleefully leaped for her ball in her backyard during a recent fun off-leash play session in Scripps Ranch. (photo by Lisa Shadburn) MARDI GRAS FUN Performers dazzle the crowd during SeaWorld San Diego’s Mardi Gras high energy celebration on Feb. 10. (photo by Lisa Shadburn)

MARCH 20

Seven Seas Food Festival

SeaWorld San Diego’s Seven Seas Food Festival returns with an array of flavors for guests to sip and savor. This seasonal event runs on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, now through April 28. Guests will taste flavors from around the world while strolling between award-winning attractions and animal presentations. Food enthusiasts and families will discover a gastronomic journey at food locations scattered throughout the park, highlighting delicacies inspired by German, Asian, Mexican and Mediterranean cuisine. SeaWorldSanDiego.com/

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Theatre Month

Performing Arts Organizations Unite for San Diego Theatre Month, March 2024. For the 9th year in a row, dozens of San Diego performing arts organizations will offer value-priced tickets throughout the County. “The goal of Theatre Month is to get you to a seat and enjoy what San Diego has to offer,” says Jay Henslee, president of the San Diego Performing Arts League. For Theatre Month 2024, all tickets will be offered at discounted rates. The goal is to simplify ticket purchasing for all participating events by using one website. sandiegotheatremonth. com

MARCH 24

Poway Symphony Orchestra Concert

The Poway Symphony Orchestra’s first performance of 2024 will be a 20th Anniversary Celebration

Concert featuring orchestral masterpieces from the 19th and 20th centuries. The concert will take place March 24 at 4 p.m. in the Poway Center for Performing Arts. The program includes the dramatic and ever-popular Scheherazade by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, the bright and exciting Slavonic Dance No 8, Op 46 by Antonin Dvořák and a rare performance of the powerful Sinfonia Sacra by Andrzej Panufnik. Following the concert, attendees are invited to a casual reception in the lobby to meet the maestro and musicians.

powaysymphonyorchestra.org

Pop Warner Free Football & Cheer Clinic

The Scripps Ranch Pop Warner Free Football & Cheer Training Clinic is happening at Scripps Ranch High School on Sunday, March 24, 2-4 p.m. This is for football and cheer for ages 5-14 interested in joining the league this fall. Players must register online to join the training clinic:

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Padres Celebrity Softball game

The San Diego Padres announced the celebrity roster that will participate in the club’s inaugural San Diego Celebrity Softball Game as part of the 2024 Padres FanFest presented by SeatGeek. The game, scheduled for 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, will take place on the playing field and will serve as the finale of Padres FanFest. The game will showcase two squads, with Padres alumni Trevor Hoffman and Tony Gwynn Jr. serving as the opposing team managers. Featured celebrities include retired NFL Super Bowl winning quarterback Drew Brees, professional soccer superstar Landon Donovan, comedian Kyle Mooney, surfing champion Rob Machado, along with Padres alumni Randy Jones, Mark Loretta and Steve Finley.

padres.com/fanfest

MARCH 29

‘I Love you Because’ Trinity Theatre Company presents “I Love You Because,” March 29-April 21, at Trinity Theatre in Mission Valley, 1640 Camino Del Rio North, Suite 129. “I Love You Because” is a modern love story told through the eyes of four New Yorkers as they navigate the minefield of love in a big city. After two disastrous breakups, Marcy and Austin find themselves working together to reunite Austin with his girlfriend, but naturally, things don’t go as planned.

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MARCH 30

Back to the Garden Experience the musical magic of the Golden State with “California Dreaming: Back To The Garden Story Concert” as the band brings together the timeless songs of legendary artists such as the Beach Boys; Jefferson Airplane; Crosby, Stills & Nash; Tom Petty and many more. The “California Dreaming: Back To The Garden Story Concert” promises an epic musical journey. Feel the warmth of the sun, smell the ocean breeze, and let the melodies carry you away to a time when the music was an expression of freedom, love, and endless possibilities. At the Poway Center for the Performing Arts. powayonstage.org

‘Threaded Journeys’

In the exhibition “Shirin Towfiq: Threaded Journeys,” interdisciplinary artist Shirin Towfiq explores ways to express her experience as a second-generation Iranian refugee through folk art, lore and craft. She draws parallels between the Persian magic carpet and its ability to transport people with incredible speed and the travels of many migrants, which often feel abrupt and disjointed. Tow-

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Diego Unified School District Visual and Performing Arts program held a District Choral Showcase on Feb. 22 featuring eight San Diego area choirs performing at the Patrick Henry Arts, Media and Entertainment Center. Choirs from two Scripps Ranch

Dingeman Elementary School and

shall Middle School, participated in the event. (photo by Lisa Shadburn)

fiq creates her own interpretations of the magic carpet, embedding them with references to home and belonging; freedom and the feeling of being uprooted; and the intricacies of identities constructed around these journeys. March 30-Aug. 11, Mingei International Museum, Balboa Park.

APRIL 6

‘Closer Than Ever’

Bodhi Tree Concerts’ 13th season continues with the

cult classic “Closer Than Ever,” a musical revue in two acts with words by Richard Maltby, Jr., and music by David Shire. Performances are April 6 and 7 at the La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. “Closer Than Ever” is a musical exploration of everyday struggles in the modern world, from unrequited adoration to aging and marriage to dating again, all tackled with resounding sincerity and precisely placed hilarity. bodhitreeconcerts.org

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