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Culture Lust Weekend: Murals, Indie Rock, and Earth Day

Above: Chor Boogie

Music

Mark Murphy's show Plug Me opens at Subtext
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Above: Mark Murphy's show Plug Me opens at Subtext

This weekend the La Jolla Music Society's Celebrity Orchestra Series comes to a close in their final concert featuring the China Philharmonic Orchestra, performing at Copley Symphony Hall.

April 17. 8 p.m.

If you're feeling a little Seattle-based indie rock for your weekend soundtrack, Lonely Forest is playing tunes from their album "Arrows" at the Loft at UCSD.

April 17. 8:30 p.m.

Visual Art

Local artist, Mark Murphy takes an imaginative look at politics and corporate greed in a show of his work called Plug Me The show and opening reception takes place at Subtext.

Aerosol artist and former Banker's Hill resident, Chor Boogie, has moved on from tagging the Berlin Wall and is back in San Diego. You can meet the artist and see his 80-foot mural installed at Alexander Salazar Fine Art.

April 16. 6 p.m.

Mexican artists turn plaguing issues into art. The opening reception of UCSD"s Spring exhibit takes place on campus at the gallery@calit2. A panel with some of the artists and curator will be taking place as well.

April 15. 6 p.m.

Festivals

Take part in a tradition dating back to Medieval Europe at the fifth annual Seaport Village Spring Busker Festival. Busking is better known as street performance, and there will be fire breathers, unicyclists, and musicians performing for your strolling pleasure.

April 16-17. 12-5 p.m.

"Groundswell" finishes up at The Old Globe this weekend.
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Above: "Groundswell" finishes up at The Old Globe this weekend.

Theater

It's the last weekend to see "Groundswell" at the Old Globe. The suspenseful drama follows three men getting swept up in the greed of a diamond-mining scheme.

April 17 (last day).

Earth Day

Next Tuesday is the day to celebrate all things living and green. Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup will be at state parks throughout the county.

April 16. 9 a.m.

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