Friday | 20
Japanese classical guitarist Shin-Ichi Fukuda will play the opening night of the San Diego Guitar Festival. For this first-time performance in San Diego, Fukuda has chosen to prepare music dedicated to him by Japanese composers and some fan favorites, including his transcription of a Bach Cello Suite and songs by the Beatles. Fukuda will be playing on a guitar designed for him by the Japanese guitar builder Masaki Sakurai. A pre-concert introduction will be presented by architect Kotaro Nakamura, who designed the Inamori Pavilion at the Japanese Friendship Garden.
When: Friday, April 20, 7 to 9 pm
Where: Japanese Friendship Garden, 2215 Pan American Road, Balboa Park. sdguitarfest.org
Saturday | 21
Night of the Horse
Horsemen and horsewomen dazzle you with daring feats and beauty: Dan James with Liberty and Roman riding, Gladius the Show with 18-hand draft horses from Las Vegas, California Cowgirls with American flags and a drill routine, Bobby Kerr with mustangs and dogs, and cowboy-mounted shooting with Kenny Lawson. Part of the National Horse Show, which runs through May 6.
When: Saturday, April 21, 7 pm
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds,2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar. delmarnational.com
San Diego Mammal Atlas
Scott Tremor, mammalogist, will discuss long-tailed weasels and gray foxes. Tremor’s book The San Diego County Mammal Atlas, released in December, covers the biology of all 91 terrestrial species and 31 inshore marine visitors known here since 1769. According to a December 15, 2017 interview with Tremor in the Union-Tribune, “The long-tail weasel population is in great shape, and widespread…. They’re just elusive — you just don’t see them very often. The black-tipped tail, the mask, the orange, rusty pelt and the movement — the slinky, sinuous behavior is really the giveaway,” In the interview, Tremor also discussed the miner’s cat, the long-tongued bat, the badger, and the minuscule grasshopper mouse.
WHEN: Saturday, April 21, 10 am
Where: Tijuana River Estuary, 301 Caspian Way, Imperial Beach
Monday | 23
Losing the Nobel Prize
- Monday, April 23, 2018, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
7812 Girard Avenue,
In Losing the Nobel Prize, cosmologist Brian Keating, who first conceived of the BICEP (Background Imaging of Cosmic Extragalactic Polarization) experiments, tells the inside story of BICEP2’s detection. Keating argues that the Nobel Prize hampers scientific progress by encouraging speed and competition while punishing inclusivity, collaboration, and bold innovation.
WHEN: Monday, April 23, 7:30 pm
WHERE: Warwick’s Bookstore, 7812 Girard Avenue,La Jolla. warwicks.com
Tuesday | 24
- Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 7 p.m.
House of Blues,
1055 Fifth Avenue,
Coleman Trapp and Luke Atlas, aka indie duo Coast Modern, began writing songs together while living in L.A., forming a partnership that ended up growing stronger after Trapp relocated to his Denver hometown. Their long-distance collaboration yielded immediate chart results, thanks to a debut 2015 single, “Hollow Life” (with a video currently clocking over 500,000 views), and a career-making set at the next year’s SXSW festival.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 24, 7 pm
WHERE: House of Blues, 1055 Fifth Avenue, Downtown. houseofblues.com/sandiego