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Culture Lust Weekend: Evelyn Glennie, Photos from Haiti, and Killer Tomatoes

A poster of the cult classic film,

Above: A poster of the cult classic film, "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes."

Music

It's one thing to be tone deaf, but to be nearly deaf and a renowned percussionist as Dame Evelyn Glennie, is quite a feat. Glennie joins research scientist Allison Coffin Ph.D at the Science of Hearing Music Lecture at Copley Symphony Hall.

Thursday, April 7. 6:30 p.m.

Glennie will perform with the San Diego Symphony this weekend as part of the Jacobs Masterworks series. She'll perform a concerto written for her by composer John Corigliano. This is your best bet for a perfect Culture Lust weekend.

April 8 & 10th.

G. Love & Special Sauce have recently released a new album, "Fixin' to Die." They play the House of Blues this weekend.

Friday, April 8. 8 p.m.

Photography

An opening reception and discussion on local photojournalist Bear Guerra's work, covering Haiti from 2008 to 2010, will take place at San Diego State University's Center for Latin American Studies.

Thursday, April 7. 7 p.m.

Want to see how urban landscape has evolved in the last 50 years? The Museum of Photographic Arts will host a talk with "Streetwise" photographer Bruce Davidson.

Friday, April 8. 7 p.m.

Balboa Park

Want to know what the latest gadget would look like if it were in a Charles Dickens novel? A contest to build an anomaly detector, using the Steampunk aesthetic should keep you busy.

Friday, April 8.

Dance

Dancing and Japanese wood block paintings collide this weekend as Malashock Dance and San Diego Museum of Art (SDMA) present "Floating World" at SDMA's Copley Auditorium.

Friday, April 9-23. 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Film

Tomatoes don't just fight free radicals, they're deadly attackers. The cult film "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes," shot in San Diego, is screened at the Loft at UCSD and will be paired with some gazpacho and other Lycopene filled treats.

Thursday, April 7. 7 p.m.

Books

Visual artist, John David Ratajowski, takes Jewish historical and literary figures from the page and screen and paints their portraits. His work is on display at The Book Works in Del Mar.

Saturday April 9. 5:30 p.m.

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