• 80's Night!, featuring Poisonous and Livin on a Prayer, on Friday, July 22, at 9 p.m. • Punk Rocker Night, featuring Generator, Socially Distorted, and Tawnie and the Replaceables, on Friday, July 29, at 9 p.m. • Dazed and Confused, Back 2 Black, Rushed, and DJ ManCat, on Friday, August 5, at 9 p.m. • 70's vs. 80's Night, featuring Wayward Sons, Way Cool Jr., and DJ ManCat, on Friday, August 12, at 9 p.m. • Beatles vs. Stones Night, featuring Rubber Souls, Rocks Off, and Elite Elvis Tribute, on Friday, August 19, at 9 p.m. • 90's Night, featuring Red Not Chili Peppers, Vitalogy, No Duh!, and DJ ManCat, on Friday, August 26, at 9 p.m.
Hewing to the artistic vision of director Leslie Craig-Foxworth, the international cartel of stage-trained rug-cutters at Performing Arts Workshop lead dancers of all ages in ballet, tap, and jazz classes. Scan the schedule courses suiting tap-ready toes attached to child or adult feet, with new classes including Vaganova-style adult beginning ballet, modern dance for the 45+ crowd, and the Mommy & Me sessions, which set tots as young as 2 spinning while they're still small enough to hide inside a jewelry box. Children aged 6–12 as well as full-grown adults can click shoes in respective beginner tap classes, while Starlets and Twinkle Toes classes impart the foundations of classical ballet in children 3–5 years old. The Performing Arts Workshop puts on twice-yearly performances, including The Nutcracker in December, which, unlike the cliques of haughty real-world wooden dolls, remains open to all students.
The world’s leading linksmen compete for a total prize purse of $6 million at the 2012 Farmers Insurance Open at the celebrated Torrey Pines Golf Course, host of the 2008 U.S. Open. Past tournament champions include Phil Mickelson and Bubba Watson, both of whom displayed mastery of the coastal hills, majestic Pacific panoramas, and sunbathers that haunt Torrey Pines’ famed bunkers on the South Course. With a colossal aggregate length of 7,680 yards, the course will force its club-wielding wizards to summon considerable prowess for each towering drive and lengthy approach. Patrons can watch pros prepare for the weekend’s test during Tuesday’s practice round, enjoy the theatrical competition of the Zurich Pro-Am on Wednesday, or gnash their teeth in spectator anxiety while rooting for their favorite player during tournament rounds Thursday–Sunday.
The leaders of the National Premier Soccer League's Flight Southwest division, the San Diego Flash wield fleet feet to kick, tackle, and slide their way to soccer supremacy. Comanaged by World Cup veteran Eric Wynalda and coached by former England national team member Warren Barton, the team receives world-class instruction in the art of bending free kicks and scrapbooking red and yellow cards. Carrying 24 points, the club will rely on their talent and waves of encouragement from the crowd to defend its home turf and take out fellow NPSL powerhouse Hollywood United on July 3. As the final match of the regular season, the game promises a hotly contested showdown, with final standings, playoff seeding, and a year's supply of orange slices on the line.
• For $33, you get one ticket for the performance on Thursday, August 25, at 8 p.m. (a $63 value before fees, or up to a $66 value online, including all fees). • For $36, you get one ticket for the performance on Friday, August 26, at 8 p.m. (a $69 value before fees, or up to a $72 value online, including all fees). • For $33, you get one ticket for the matinee performance on Saturday, August 27, at 2 p.m. (a $63 value before fees, or up to a $66 value online, including all fees). • For $44, you get one ticket for the evening performance on Saturday, August 27, at 8 p.m. (an $85 value before fees, or up to an $88 value online, including all fees). • For $36, you get one ticket for the matinee performance on Sunday, August 28, at 2 p.m. (a $69 value before fees, or up to a $72 value online, including all fees). • For $33, you get one ticket for the evening performance on Sunday, August 28, at 7 p.m. (a $63 value before fees, or up to a $66 value online, including all fees).
Veteran ballet dancers Lauri-Michelle and Benjamin Houk run a duo of prominent dance academies designed to aid children in the pursuit of toe-tapping excellence. Five four-hour days of dance camp break up the drudgery of summertime like an ice-cream truck breaks up a cul-de-sac water-balloon fight. Jazz Contemporary Hip-Hop workshop and the Ballet Summer Intensive offer various age-specific seminars for young hoofers all the way up to older teens, and the Mary Poppins Musical Theater Camp trains the starry eyes and limbs of Broadway-bound 6- to 12-year-olds. The academies' Dancing Princesses camp teaches 4- to 6-year-olds how to gracefully sway with any glass footwear or beast dance partner.