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Culture Lust Weekend: “Come Get Weird,” Wilde, And Art, Art, Art

MUSIC

Nine-person musical ensemble Traffique is playing ONE-NIGHT-ONLY this Friday at Tin Can Ale House!
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Above: Nine-person musical ensemble Traffique is playing ONE-NIGHT-ONLY this Friday at Tin Can Ale House!

Come Get Weird” with Red Hunter (of Peter and the Wolf) and his NINE-person musical ensemble this Friday at Tin Can Ale House! His new project, “Traffique” (including seasoned San Diego musician Kenny Laubbacher) is only playing once, so put on your best leopard print dress and get ready to dance.

Meiko (the Los Angeles based singer-songwriter with the dulcet-toned songs gracing out TV’s during "Grey’s" or "The Hills") is coming to Anthology on Friday.

Alternative-country musician Jace Everett is playing at the Casbah this Tuesday! Even if he is forever known as the guy behind the "True Blood" theme song “Bad Things," we love his bad boy meets honky-tonk style.

San Diego's own Dirty Sweet is back from touring abroad and they are coming to the Casbah to celebrate their new album "American Spirit." Don’t miss what is sure to be a sweaty, sexy, 70’s rock-n’-roll kind of night.

Just last month we featured Joel P. West and the Tree Rings here on These Days, and we were extremely impressed. This Wednesday, Joel and his band will be helping Lux@Night celebrate the ending of artist-in-residence Sati-Zech’s exhibit.

THEATER

Shakespeare fans and design lovers alike will fall hem over heals for “Dressing the Part – Clothing and Costume in Shakespeare’s Time.” The fourth lecture in the “Speaking of Shakespeare” series will be part hands-on, part history lesson, and will take a gander at the garments in which Shakespeare himself would have dressed his actors.

Oscar Wilde's The Importance of being Ernest is playing this month at the Coronado Playhouse!
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Above: Oscar Wilde's The Importance of being Ernest is playing this month at the Coronado Playhouse!

Oscar Wilde’s famed and beloved play “The Importance of Being Earnest” is currently playing at The Coronado Playhouse. Wilde called it "a trivial comedy for serious people" and then gave it his signature sharp, biting wit.

For a good time and some instant gratification, head on over to the Sunshine Brookes Theater for Summer Shorts. Eight 10 minute plays are packed into one evening, and you get to vote for your favorite!

Love really is an act of labor - or the byproduct of a labor union dispute - in The Pajama Game. So grab your inner big-kid because it opens tonight at Balboa Park and they are giving out prizes to the audience members with the best PJ’s! (Now you really have no excuse not to leave the house).

Five thousand years of Chinese history and culture are beautifully condensed into a two-hour evening performance at Shen Yun. The performance, which highlights traditional Chinese dance and music, changes annually and is only in San Diego for one more night! Tonight! Buy your tickets here.

ART

To see more creatures like this, go to Neville Page's exhibit at The Oceanside Museum of Art.

Above: To see more creatures like this, go to Neville Page's exhibit at The Oceanside Museum of Art.

Just in time to wet your palette for Comic-Con, From Page to Screen: Character and Creature Designs of Neville Page (the man behind the bony, scaly creatures in "Star Trek" and "Avatar" will be on display this month at The Oceanside Museum of Art. Who knew skin and bones could look so good.

MCASD's much-buzzed about exhibit of street artists "Viva la Revolución: A Dialogue with the Urban Landscape" opens on Sunday. Work by Banksy, JR, Shepard Fairey, Invader and 16 other internationally acclaimed street artists will be on display in the museum and around town. Listen to our interview with the curator, Fairey and JR here.

Clark Little's photography will be on display at the San Diego W hotel tonight!

Above: Clark Little's photography will be on display at the San Diego W hotel tonight!

Clark Little’s new exhibit Water opens tonight at the San Diego W Hotel. His photographs of surfing, waves and underwater wildlife will be on display throughout the hotel while guests can enjoy ceviche and live music.

Survey Select – Narrative Art Exhibition” brings 65 international artists, and their unique visual narratives to San Diego where we can take part in their story. And we mean, literally, take part. With interactive events and workshops, Survey Select brings community and contemporary art together in a new, fresh way. The opening this Friday at The Wonder Bread Factory promises lots of eye candy and scenesters And SSI’s beat music. It’s free!

In a stunning combination of computers, paints and cashmere sweaters, The Digital Art Guild presents Homage: Contemporary Art & Digital Media. Blending art and technology across a multiple mediums, this is one for our techno-converged times.

This Saturday, help Jefferies Projects celebrate the ending of their very first exhibit, “The Brave Man.” The collection, featuring works by the dapper Alexander Jarman and Jesse Mockin will be on display for a final evening on Prospect in La Jolla. Go out and support a new gallery! Closing reception starts at 6pm.

FILM

The San Diego Italian Film Festival is showing Alla Luce del Sole tonight as part of their anti-mafia series.
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Above: The San Diego Italian Film Festival is showing Alla Luce del Sole tonight as part of their anti-mafia series.

Tonight, the San Diego Italian Film Festival continues with another instillation from their anti-mafia series - Alla Luce del Sole (By the Light of Day).

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