San Diego’s Top Weekend Events: Elton, Isabella and ‘Hamlet’
Friday, January 25, 2019
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There’s plenty going on in the arts this weekend, but some of the biggest events coming to San Diego are actually happening mid-week: Elton John’s farewell tour, Isabella Rossellini’s circus-themed show and a renowned dance troupe from China.
John's career began in the 1970s with hits that include "Your Song," "Rocket Man," "Benny and the Jets," "Candle in the Wind" and "Don’t Go Breaking My Heart." In the 1980s and 1990s, the musician worked with symphony orchestras, wrote music for "The Lion King" and was knighted by the Queen of England.
This three-hour show will focus on fan favorites, career highlights and other music from throughout his career.
Details: 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Pechanga Arena San Diego, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., Midway District. $49.50 - $224.50; find tickets to Elton John.
Isabella Rossellini's Link Link Circus
Actress Isabella Rossellini created a show called "Link Link Circus" about animals' thoughts and communications.
In the performance, Rossellini transforms herself into a circus ringleader and into various philosophers like Aristotle and Descartes. All the while, her dog Pan is on stage also wearing cute costumes.
She discusses the theory of evolution, explaining how humans and animals are linked, illustrated with short comic films, home movies and animation.
Details: 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center: Garfield Theater, 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla. $65 to $85; find tickets to "Link Link Circus."
Beijing Dance Theatre
Dance, Visual Arts
Beijing Dance Theater is a unique dance troupe that's led by a choreographer and two visual artists.
Choreographer Wang Yuanyuan roots her dances in Chinese traditions, but blends them with contemporary movements that are often thought-provoking and innovative.
At this show, selections from her version of "Hamlet" will be showcased, a piece that interprets Hamlet as a man confronting his melancholy and doubt in the face of death. Also on the program is "Wild Grass," which is inspired by the poetry of Chinese literary giant Lu Xun.
Details: 8 p.m. on Wednesday at Balboa Theatre, 868 4th Ave., downtown. $25 to $46; find tickets to Beijing Dance Theatre.
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