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  • January 18
    January 18

    Los Lobos

    During its 18 years working with homeless youth, Doors of Change has found that music and art classes help foster trusting relationships with youth months sooner than typical outreach programs. When they trust us, homeless youth will ask for help from our case manager to help their improve their lives. Safe housing is often a result.
    Our award-winning Taking Music & Art to the Streets (TMATS) program in Ocean Beach helped place 90 homeless youth in safe housing last year along — and 39 youth found jobs. Since 2001 we have helped place over 1,900 homeless youth in safe housing. We help these youth break the cycle of homelessness and become productive citizens.
    Doors of Change is committed to expand the TMATS program to a second location within the next 2 years so we can help more youth break the cycle of homelessness.
    Proceeds from this concert will help with this expansion and ensure even more homeless youth get the chance for a better life.

  • February 15-16
    February 15-16

    Jason Mraz

    Multi-GRAMMY Award winner Jason Mraz will perform two very special shows in his hometown of San Diego at Spreckels Theatre February 15 and 16. “SHINE,” a musical based on the singer-songwriter’s catalog, will feature performances by local arts education non-profit groups, including Banding Together, who brings music opportunities to individuals with special needs; Malashock Dance, whose education program is designed to bring access to dance for under-served students, low-income families, individuals with disabilities, and promising pre-professional dancers who may face financial barriers; and transcenDANCE, who guides young people in underserved San Diego County communities to transcend barriers, expand their ambitions, and create positive change for themselves, their families and community, through dance and performance. Grants from the Jason Mraz Foundation have empowered and inspired these groups to interpret some of Mraz’s most beloved songs through movement, singing, and visual arts. Additional participating organizations will be announced soon.

  • April 18
    April 18

    Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

    The mission of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is to bring artists, art, and audiences together to enrich, engage, educate, and change lives through the experience of dance. Now celebrating its 42nd Season, Hubbard Street continues to be an innovative force, supporting its creative talent while presenting repertory by major international artists.

  • May 17
    May 17

    Adam Ant

    Following a world tour with sold-out venues throughout North America, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, pop icon Adam Ant performs his landmark, solo album “Friend or Foe” live in its entirety, Sunday, May 17, at the Spreckels Theatre in San Diego.

    The “Friend or Foe” album was Adam’s first release as a solo artist and included three hit singles including the massive “Goody Two Shoes.” In the USA, the album reached #16 on the Billboard album chart and turned Adam Ant into a household name, resulting in a GRAMMY nomination for Best New Artist and a MTV Award for “Sexiest Man Alive”.

    From his early punk days in London to his explosion on the world stage, Adam Ant’s musical career spans the course of nine albums and 22 chart-topping singles worldwide. At one point, Adam had eight singles in the UK Top 40 in one week.

  • November 01-03
    November 01-03

    Carmina Burana

    Back by popular demand! After the rousing success of Resident Choreographer Geoff Gonzalez’s premiere in 2018, City Ballet opens its 27th Season with his production of Carmina Burana set to Carl Orff’s famous score. Accompanied by an 80-voice chorus and The City Ballet Orchestra conducted by John Nettles, this multi-media production set in the 1920s is a sensory delight on a large scale!

    November 10
    November 10

    Jesse Cook

    Jesse Cook
    Saturday • Nov 10

    “I want to take people to places they haven’t been.” Jesse Cook, Juno winning master guitarist, known for his intoxicating fusion of world music, has travelled the globe looking for sounds that resonate with him. “I like finding common ground for different music traditions, a space where music from around the world can come together,” Cook explains. “A place where modern sounds can mix with ancient timbres.”

    He was born in Paris, to Canadian parents.After moving back to Canada, Cook started guitar lessons. “My teacher played flamenco. Then, when I’d visit my dad in France, he was living next door to Nicolas Reyes, the singer of the Gipsy Kings. I saw gipsy kids on the corner playing that way too.” It was as if the world conspired to get me interested in this style and I was hooked.” It was when he heard the Paco de Lucia, Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin album, Friday Night in San Francisco that the die was cast. “I was captivated by the sheer virtuosity and freedom, that people could play whatever they wanted, creating in that space between jazz and flamenco.”

    Cook also helps foster this spirit of cultural exploration visually through his photography on Instagram as well his popular weekly video releases on his YouTube channel and through Facebook. 

    November 20
    November 20


    The Heritage of the Great Steppe
    The handwriting of one of the brightest theaters in the country was formed on the basis of the synthesis of classic and modernity.

    A fuego lento (by Ricardo Amarante)
    Also, the American public will be introduced to the neoclassical one-act performances of “Love Fear Loss” and “A Fuego Lento” by a guest choreographer from Brazil Ricardo Amarante and the recent attainment of the theater Love’s Lost Idols by Nicolo Fonte. If the first one choreographed plastic, rich in emotional colors of songs by Edith Piaf (“Love Fear Loss”) and rhythms of samba and tango (“A Fuego Lento”), then the second, a native of New York, is an adherent of visual graphic style on the verge of dance and design.

    Love’s Lost Idols (by Nicolo Fonte)
    “Love’s Lost Idols” is a lyrical meditation, a plastic paraphrase of the answer to the question: “How do we live and love, knowing that everything will come to an end?”. Nothing is forever, nothing is permanent, there is only “here” and “now”, only this can be fully perceived and be rejoiced.

    Love Fear Loss (by Ricardo Amarante)
    The ballet is inspired by extraordinary life and delightful music of the French singer Edith Piaf. Each duet gives rise to feelings of tremulous love, then fear of indifference and, finally, tragedy of loss.

  • December 06-22
    December 06-22

    The Nutcracker

    The Nutcracker is the classic Victorian-era story of the adventures of Clara, the Nutcracker Prince, Herr Drosselmeyer and the Sugar Plum Fairy told through a magical theatrical experience to Peter Tchaikovsky’s famous score. Young and old alike will be captivated by Elizabeth Wistrich’s choreography, the exquisite costumes and grand sets. Let your childhood dreams return and inspire you to imagine a by gone time.

    Dates and Times
    Friday, December 6, 2019 – 7:30pm
    Saturday, December 7, 2019 – 2:00pm and 7:30pm
    Sunday, December 8, 2019 – 2:00pm
    Friday, December 13, 2019 – 7:30pm
    Saturday, December 14, 2019 – 2:00pm and 7:30pm
    Sunday, December 15, 2019 – 2:00 pm
    Friday, December 20, 2019 – 7:30pm
    Saturday, December 21, 2019 – 2:00pm and 7:30pm
    Sunday, December 22, 2019 – 2:00pm