MLA 2010 Annual Meeting in San Diego

Enjoy some of these activities while in town, sample delicious food from local restaurants (Excel document), or spend some time at the local houses of worship.

Things to Do in San Diego!

Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park (
Free concert: Mar. 21: 2:00 pm.  
Jared Jacobsen, Former Civic Organist; San Diego Children's Choir
The Spreckels Organ is the world's largest outdoor musical instrument. The current Civic Organist is Carol Williams, who is the only woman civic organist in the United States.

San Diego Opera (
Romeo and Juliet, by Charles Gounod. Mar. 19: 8:00 pm. Mar. 21: 2:00 pm
Starring soprano Ailyn Pérez and tenor Stephen Costello; Karen Keltner, conductor.
Tickets: ca. $35.00-$190.00

San Diego Symphony (
Special Masterworks Concert. Mar. 20: 8:00 pm
Thomas Wilkins, conductor
Dvořák: Slavonic Dance, Op. 46, No. 1
Grieg: Lyric Suite
Bernstein/Harmon: Candide Suite
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1, Winter Daydreams
Tickets: $20.00-$93.00

San Diego Symphony
Symphony Exposed Concert. Mar. 25: 7:30 pm
Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor; Nuvi Mehta, host
Gershwin: An American in Paris
Tickets: $15.00-$60.00

Ballet Folklórico de México
San Diego Symphony Winter Pops Special Event (The Symphony does not appear in this event.)
Mar. 21: 7:30 pm
Tickets: $20.00-$85.00

Bach Collegium San Diego (
“The Passion  Mysteries.” Mar. 20: 7:00 pm
Couperin: Leçons de Ténèbres
Schütz: Psalms of David
Biber: Selections from the Rosary Sonatas
Tickets: [prices to be announced]

Mariinsky Orchestra (formerly the Kirov Orchestra;
La Jolla Music Society’s Celebrity International Orchestra Series. Mar. 19: 8:00 pm
Valery Gergiev, conductor; Denis Matsuev, piano
Liadov: The Enchanted Lake
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4
Tickets: $25.00-$95.00

Tifereth Israel Community Orchestra (
TICO Concert Series, Mar. 23: 7:30 pm
Delynn Ketcherside, soprano; Juanita Cummins, violin; David Amos, conductor.
Beethoven: Coriolan Overture
Elgar: Enigma Variations
Jeannie Pool: Violin Concerto (world premiere)
Vocal selections by Handel, Verdi, and Puccini.
Cohen Social Hall, Tifereth Israel Synagogue, 6660 Cowles Mountain Boulevard, San Diego (619) 697-6001
Tickets: $15.00

The Old Globe (
Alive and Well, by Kenny Finkle. Mar. 20 and 25: 8 pm. Mar. 21, 23, 24: 8 pm.
Romantic comedy in the spirit of The African Queen and Romancing the Stone. Co-world premiere with Virginia Stage Company.
Tickets: ca. $29.00-$96.00

Cygnet Theatre Company (
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, by Stephen Sondheim.
Previews: Mar. 18. 24, 25: 7:30 pm. Mar. 19, 20, 26: 8:00 pm. Mar. 21: 2:00 pm
Tickets: ca. $19.00-$29.00

Diversionary Theatre (
Speech and Debate, by Stephen Karam. Mar. 25: 7:30 pm. Mar. 26: 8:00 pm
Fiercely funny, edgy play about three teenage misfits linked by a sex scandal; based on an online chat between Spokane’s  former mayor and a gay teenager. Received a GLAAD Media nomination.
Tickets: $29.00-$31.00

Mingei International Museum (
June Schwarcz. Oct. 23, 2009 through Sept. 5, 2010
90 pieces of innovative work by this Bay Area artist recognized by many as the nation’s leading enamelist.
Sonabai: Another Way of Seeing. July 26, 2009 through Sept. 5, 2010
A blend of Sonabai’s sculptures, those of other artists she has influenced, and photographs and videos — all presented in a very unusual manner. Sonabai Rajawar was an untrained artist who lived in total isolation for the first fifteen years of her marriage, creating a style of sculpting previously unseen anywhere in India. Her work is whimsical, delightful and imaginative. She has subsequently been given the highest award that any Indian artist can receive and has engendered a whole ‘school’ of art, consequently changing the entire economy of her remote village.
Tickets: $4.00-$7.00

Other Venues and Attractions

San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau (

Anthology (

Croce’s Restaurant & Jazz Bar (

Dizzy’s (

House of Blues (

Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay (

Museum of Contemporary Art (

San Diego Museum of Art (

Balboa Park (

Legoland (

Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala (
First of the 21 missions and known as the Mother of the Missions, Mission San Diego de Alcala was founded on July 16, 1769 by Blessed Junipero Serra. The mission today is an active Catholic Parish.

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park (
Staff in Mexican Period AttireLearn about life in the Mexican and early American periods of 1821 to 1872.  Five original adobe buildings are part of the historic park, which includes museums, unique retail shops, and several restaurants.

San Diego Zoo (

Sea World (

San Diego State University (

University of California, San Diego (

University of San Diego (

La Jolla Athenaeum Music & Arts Library (

San Diego Public Library (


Places of Worship

The Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception, Old Town (

Christ Lutheran Church Pacific Beach (

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (

Community Congregational Church of Pacific Beach (

First Unitarian Universalist Church (

Ohr Shalom Synagogue (

The Metropolitan Community Church of San Diego (

Pacific Beach Presbyterian Church (

Pacific Beach United Methodist Church (

St. John Garabed Armenian Church (

St. Paul’s Cathedral (Episcopal and Anglican,

St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church (

San Diego Mennonite Church (