May 11 2012 12:00 AM
Our weekly Red List roundup
Writing about the Psychedelic Mirage Sideshow is a bit like telling someone about last night's dream. The show is a mix of dance, hooping, fire-dancing, burlesque, aerial arts, snake charming, contortion and acrobatics it's happening at the WorldBeat Center in Balboa Park at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 12. Performers include Mandala Dance Works, The Shimmy Sisters, Bobbie Burlesque, Lady Leeloo, Sassy Stiletto, The Caburlesque Kittens and Wanderlust Circus South. Your ticket also gets you admission to the after-party with DJs Hobotech, Duckman and Dr. 42. $20-$25. Get more info here. ---
We all know a thing or two about longing. Maybe it was the cute girl from your eighth-grade gym class, or the guy from your college Human Sexuality class who got your blood pumping. Those funny feelings in your nether region may be hard to put into words more eloquent than "humina humina humina," but Malashock Dance manages to turn those emotions into beautiful dance works with Hidden Agendas. Happening Friday, May 11, through Sunday, May 13, the performance features choreography by John Malashock, Michael Mizerany, Laura Dasi and Lydia Zimmer that explores emotional manipulation, physical longing and secret rendezvous. Performances are $20 and begin at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7 p.m. Sunday. On Sunday there will be a pre-show wine and hors d'oevres reception for an extra $5. malashockdance.org
Homesteading-turning one's dwelling into more than just a place to eat, sleep and store stuff-is all the rage. Indeed, returning to a simpler time, when a home provided more than shelter, is an understandable push-back to an increasingly tech-oriented world. Three Story House, which opens Saturday, May 12, at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park, quietly acknowledges this with, as MOPA Executive Director Deborah Klochko puts it, a focus on "the domestic setting as a place of renewal and daily growth." The exhibition will also mark a new experiment for MOPA: Visitors will be able to browse and rate a selection of images from the museum's collection which will then be turned into the crowd-sourced exhibition, Soapbox! The Audience Speaks, opening this fall. ("House #1" by Han Nguyen shown here.)
Digable eats The San Diego Council on Literacy hit on a challenge worthy of Top Chef with its annual Eat. Drink. Read. event, happening Wednesday, May 16, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the McMillan Event Center in Liberty Station. The fundraiser asks chefs from spots like Craft & Commerce, Urban Solace, Whisknladle, Red Door and Gabardine to come up with a small plate inspired by a classic book. Check out the full list of chefs and their selections here. Your $60 ticket gets you all you can eat, a chance to chat with the chefs about their picks, and beer and wine to enjoy with your food. Which book / food pairing most piques our interest? Charlotte's Web (selected by Sycuan Casino's Chef Paul Schwab). Let's just hope it doesn't involve pork.
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