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San Diego Shows–Saturday, March 6

March 6, 2010 - 7:13 am

PLAN A: Artemis Quartet @ Conrad Prebys Music Hall. If you see one classical concert all year, this might be the one. The Berlin-based foursome is known the world over for not only impressing classical enthusiasts, but winning over novices, as well. Beethoven nut that I am, I’d say there’s probably no better place to see them than at the Cyril Harris-consulted Conrad Prebys Hall (the master of acoustics behind a little-known marvel called The Met in New York). PLAN B: Birds & Batteries, Beaters @ Bar Pink. Combining folky Americana with funky electro-pop sounds like a risky venture, but San Francisco’s Birds & Batteries somehow pull it off. BACKUP PLAN: Mike Watt & The Missingmen, Lite, The Hot Moon, Nothingful, Rats Eyes @ The Casbah. 

OTHER COOL STUFF:

“Fashion Whore” @ Ruby Room.

Cedar Tavern Singers @ Sushi Performance and Visual Art.

Kate McGarry’s “Less is More” Trio @ School of the Arts Studio.

Priti Gandhi @ Birch North Park Theatre. Not to be crass, but most people, when they think about opera singers, often conjure up images of girthy, Italian belters with too much makeup or fitted tuxedos. Little do most know that one of the most promising young sopranos in the country calls Del Mar home. Priti Gandhi has already impressed audiences in roles with the San Diego Opera and the Theatre du Chetelet in Paris and has been lauded by The New York Times for her “creamy sound and agile coloratura technique.” Creamy, huh? Now, she comes home for her first local solo recital at 7:30 p.m. at the Birch North Park Theatre, accompanied by pianist and San Diego Opera alum Nicolas Reveles. $40. 

The Room @ Ken Cinema. If you’re a cult-movie buff, you’ve no doubt heard of The Room. If you haven’t, all you need to know is that it’s been called one of the worst movies ever made and it’s become a classic midnight-movie experience akin to The Rocky Horror Picture Show, complete with raucous audiences throwing stuff at the screen and interacting with characters as the unintentional hilarity unfolds. The 2003 film—produced and directed by and starring Tommy Wiseau—has been a colossal hit in Los Angeles for the past six years, and it finally lands in San Diego at midnight at (where else?) the Ken Cinema.

YMCA Art Show Fundraiser @ Thumbprint Gallery. See work by local artists with all proceeds benefitting the local YMCA. Noon-4 p.m.

Jean-Frédéric Neuburger @ The Neurosciences Institute.

Scarlet Symphony, Drug Wars @ Soda Bar.

Take Offense, Vendetta, The Mistake, Northern Towns @ Che Cafe.

John Foothills Band, Little Fowl, The Fling @ Tin Can Ale House.

The Green Stamps, DJs Tony The Tyger and Go-Go Guillermo @ Tower Bar.

“One Nation Under A Groove” w/DJs Blackstone, Atari @ Whistle Stop.

Dave Audé, DJ Diamond @Voyeur.

DJs Groundfloor, Turbo Teen, Office Twins, Huge Euge @ U-31.

Kevin Cole @ Copley Symphony Hall.

Skavolutionary Orchestra, The Night Doctors, 2000 Tons of TNT @ Beauty Bar.

Pine Mountain Logs, Matt Commerce @ Belly Up.

Triptych featuring Peggy Watson , David Beldock , and Joe Rathburn @ Templar’s Hall in Old Poway Park.

Jordan Reimer, Of Mice and Them, Rob Deez @ Lestat’s.


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