Talk about parent traps. God Of Carnage, a one-act comedy, takes you on an adventure into the darkest, most terrifying recesses of American life: parenthood.
When two New York couples meet to discuss their sons’ playground tussle, a civilized evening of pleasantries and small talk erupts in a chaotic explosion of anarchy and vitriol. GOD OF CARNAGE delivered a sucker-punch to the Broadway scene, taking home the 2009 Tony for Best Play and earning knock-out reviews. This production boasts an all-star cast of NVA veterans: Manny Fernandes, Melissa Fernandes, Jeffrey Jones*, and our own Executive Artistic Director, Kristianne Kurner!
Pay-what-you-want previews begin Friday, October 14, 2016. For more information, please click the link.
Grammy award winner Kamau Kenyatta and his all-star sextet present the U.S. premiere of the original music from Don’t Forget Your Music, a 2016 documentary film that tracks the story of the jazz star and early Kenyatta protégé, Gregory Porter, at Carlsbad’s Museum of Making Music on Saturday evening, October 1, 2016.
Composed by Kenyatta (who also produced Porter’s GRAMMY-winning album Liquid Spirit), the film’s soundtrack takes listeners on a breathtaking journey through the inspirational story of the next generation of American jazz. . . Joining him on stage will be Daneen Wilburn (voice), Curtis Taylor (trumpet), Brian Clancy (tenor sax), Mackenzie Leighton (bass), Richard Sellers (drums) and David Castañeda (percussion).
Tickets to this event are: $20 – Premium Seating – $15 – General Seating. Click here to order tickets onlineFor tickets or information, please call (760) 304-5844 or click the link below.
Dress up like a super hero and come out to the park for the third annual Super Hero Obstacle Race, on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016 from 8 to 11 a.m. at Alga Norte Community Park, 6565 Alicante Road. Parents and children will run together through a super hero themed 2K obstacle course while dressed in super hero costumes.
Defeat villains while leaping over tall buildings, crawl through toxic tunnels and navigate through 20 obstacles throughout the park. Conquer inflatable mazes and slides, wrecking balls, tight ropes, web crawlers and other obstacles along the way. The race will take approximately one hour to complete.
Cost is $25 per participant. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.For more information, visit the city website at www.carlsbadca.gov/parksandrec or visit the race website at www.active.com and search “super hero.”
Carlsbad’s Museum of Making Music brings the history of the Memphis Sound to Southern California with a special panel discussion and film screening of Take Me to the River this Friday evening, September 16, 2016. The film’s director and Martin Shore and soul singer, STAX songwriter and producer William Bell, Talking Heads founding member Jerry Harrison and Academy Award-winning rapper Frayser Boy will all be on hand to discuss the film.
Take Me to the River traces the lineage and memory of Memphis and how the region has inspired and influenced the popular music of today. It brings together multiple generations of award-winning Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians, follows them through the creative process of recording a new album, and reveals the story of America’s music and how it is undoubtedly one of the most original and finest gifts to the world.
The film features Terrence Howard, William Bell, Snoop Dogg, Mavis Staples, Otis Clay, Lil P-Nut, Charlie Musselwhite, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Yo Gotti, Bobby Rush, Frayser Boy, The North Mississippi All-Stars and many more. The show begins at 7 PM. Premium tickets are $20 each and general seating is $15. The Museum of Making Music is located at 5790 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, California. For more info, click the link.
In celebration of Carlsbad’s Museum of Making Music’s new Spotlight on Casio display, the museum is hosting a free concert along with champagne and sweets on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 6 PM. Click here to RSVP.
This display looks at Casio’s journey into the world of musical instruments. From their first 1984 digital synthesizer, to their popular Privia digital piano and newest CELVIANO hybrid keyboard, over a dozen artifacts are part of this display. Visit with the Museum’s curatorial team and special guests from Casio America! . . . At 7:00 PM, following the reception, guests will be treated to a special 45-minute performance with “Weingart & Jones,” a husband and wife musical team featuring acclaimed keyboardist Steve Weingart and vocalist Renee Jones.
And for those who would like to tune up their keyboard skills, Steve Weingart is teaching a Piano Technique Masterclass on Saturday afternoon from 2 – 4 PM. The class covers proper and efficient wrist, hand and finger posture, technique exercises, new approaches to existing techniques and using your existing repertoire to polish your playing. The class costs $25 and space is limited. Follow the jump for all the details.
The Detroit Underground, is not new to Carlsbad’s TGIF Concerts In The Parks, and those who saw them last year appreciated their solid and funky rhythm section and powerful lead vocalists who crank out tunes from artists such as Stevie Wonder, Chaka Kahn, and Earth, Wind and Fire. And they’ll be doing exactly that this Friday evening (August 19, 2016) in Alga Norte Community Park as TGIF Concerts In The Parks closes out the 2016 season.
The Detroit Underground was established in 1994, and still has several of its original members. Over the years the band has earned the reputation for being a hard working, high energy, show band. The group features a very solid and funky rhythm section. These four seasoned players provide a solid foundation for the band’s “smokin” horns.
Remember to bring low-back chairs, snacks, and a groove ready mind. Show starts at 6 PM. Calavera Hills Park, is located at 2997 Glasgow Dr. at the corner of Carlsbad Village Drive. Shuttle service operates between 4:30 and 9 p.m. from Sage Creek High School (3900 Cannon Road).
Todo Mundo, voted “Best World Music” band at the 2014 San Diego Music Awards, blends the musical flavors of Spanish Rumba, Reggae, Brazilian, Balkan and Middle Eastern styles into an irresistible groove that has been moving dance floors and connecting with audiences across the world since 2009.
Music starts at 6 PM. And might we suggest sangria for the evening’s portable sipping concoction? Calavera Hills Park, is located at 2997 Glasgow Dr. at the corner of Carlsbad Village Drive. Shuttle service operates between 4:30 and 9 p.m. from Sage Creek High School (3900 Cannon Road).
Round up a country band and an early R&B group with three lead vocalists, weave in a hefty amount of vocal harmony and witty turns-of-phrase and let ‘em rock out like The Band. The sound of roots music mavericks Western Centuries sits at these crossroads. The Bedbreakers are one of San Diego’s top Roots and Blues bands.
Music begins at 6 PM if you wanted to bring some hay bales to sit on, they wouldn’t be out of place. Poinsettia Community Park is located 6600 Hidden Valley Road in Carlsbad, California. Parking shuttle service operates between 4:30 to 9 p.m. from North Coast Calvary Chapel, 1330 Poinsettia Lane.
Don’t tell us you’ve been skipping out on Carlsbad’s 2016 TGIF Concerts In The Parks? It’s already the end July and with only four concerts left it’s time to roll down to Pointsettia Park for some 70s flavor with Sully & the Blue-Eyed Soul Band.
People can’t sit down when they hear the Grammy Award-winning talent of Sully & the Blue-Eyed Soul Band. This good time group is known for playing tunes by artists such as The Doobie Brothers, Bill Withers and Steely Dan, as well as their own original music.
Music begins at 6 PM. Be sure to bring a low-back chair, food, and something to drink we’re guessing this will make you thirsty. Poinsettia Community Park is located 6600 Hidden Valley Road in Carlsbad, California. Parking shuttle service operates between 4:30 to 9 p.m. from North Coast Calvary Chapel, 1330 Poinsettia Lane.
Inspired by the classic sounds of New York’s late 60s and early 70s Latin soul music explosion, the Boogaloo Assassins serve up Latin Boogaloo, salsa and Latin soul music.
Music begins at 6 PM. Better bring you dancing shoes to this one. Poinsettia Community Park is located 6600 Hidden Valley Road in Carlsbad, California. Parking shuttle service operates between 4:30 to 9 p.m. from North Coast Calvary Chapel, 1330 Poinsettia Lane.