March 2019


ASCRS•ASOA Annual Meeting city preview • May 3–7, 2019
San Diego performing arts and events

See some of the music, theatre, comedy, and festivals that San Diego has to offer around the time of the Annual Meeting

Apocalyptica Plays Metallica by Four Cellos Tour
Balboa Theatre hosts Apocalyptica, a Finish band, on May 7 at 7:30 p.m. as it plays Metallica covers on four cellos. Tickets range from about $31–83.

ARRIVAL From Sweden: The Music of ABBA
An ABBA tribute band with original ABBA musicians, ARRIVAL From Sweden will entertain at Amici Park on May 5 from 8–10 p.m. Tickets range from $55–125.

Celtic Woman Ancient Land
Grammy-nominated Celtic Woman continues its Ancient Land Tour at the San Diego Civic Theatre on May 7 at 7 p.m. The event includes Irish singing and dancing. Tickets range from $39–$150.

Gator by the Bay: Music, Louisiana Food and Crawfish Festival
If you’re staying a few days after the Annual Meeting concludes, this Louisiana-themed festival offers live music and Southern fare and boasts 10,000 pounds of crawfish, among other popular iconic bayou dishes. It runs from May 9–12, and tickets are $25–95.

Mission Federal ArtWalk
If you’re arriving early to the Annual Meeting, the Mission Federal ArtWalk features 17 square blocks filled with the work of more than 300 artists and includes live music and dance from April 27–28.

National Comedy Theater
Thursday through Sunday comedians at National Comedy Theatre use their improv skills to devise skits based on audience suggestions. Tickets are $18.

Sister Act
The five-time Tony Award-nominated musical Sister Act is about a woman who witnessed a murder and is placed in a convent disguised as a nun for protection. Though some are wary of her at first, she gets the community of religious sisters singing. The production is running from April 26 through May 26 at the Horton Grand Theatre.

They Promised Her the Moon
They Promised Her the Moon, a Laurel Ollstein stage production, tells the relatively unknown but true story of Jerrie Cobb, a woman who trained at NASA to become one of the first American astronauts but who, despite outperforming her male counterparts in some respects, wasn’t sent to the moon. The production will run until May 5 at the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre.

Trevor Noah
Trevor Noah, the host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” is on his Loud & Clear Tour. He will provide some laughs and insights on politics and current events at the Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl San Diego State University on May 11 at 8 p.m. and at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula (about 1 hour from San Diego) on May 10 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

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