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Culture Lust Weekend: Chicano Park Day, ‘Faust,’ Egg Hunts

Above: A low-rider on view at Chicano Park Day.

Wanna see a 5-year-old head spin and a 37-year-old pop and lock? Hip hop dancers of all ages will perform in Culture Shock's "Shock 101: Evolution" dance performance at the Garfield Theater this weekend.

April 22-23rd, 7pm and 2pm.

Chicano Park Day is one of my favorite annual events in San Diego. Spend your Saturday looking at tricked out low-riders cars, colorfully costumed folk dancers, and consuming lots of yummy food. Every San Diegan should visit Chicano Park and this day of celebration makes it an opportune time.

Josh Freeman is an El Cajon local who has been making a splash in the handmade scene since making a squid hat for his sister's wedding. Now his Etsy shop keeps him busy full time.
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Above: Josh Freeman is an El Cajon local who has been making a splash in the handmade scene since making a squid hat for his sister's wedding. Now his Etsy shop keeps him busy full time.

April 23rd, 10-5pm

Where can you find a ruffled silk clutch, a squid hat, a Trumer Pils beer, and the MIHO Gastrotruck all in one place? The Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park. The Mingei is hosting "Craft on Tap" tonight, which showcases local Etsy artists and designers alongside some gourmet treats.

April 21st, 6-8:30pm

Oh, vain Faust! He sells his soul to the crafty Méphistophélès in trade for youth and pleasure. Set in the Gothic world of 16th century, San Diego Opera's production of Charles-François Gounod's "Faust" showcases the talents of the gorgeous young couple Stephen Costello and Ailyn Pérez.

April 23rd - May 1st.

Marriage is challenging enough, but living in a treehouse as a southern storm approaches can test the happiest of newlyweds. New Village Arts launches the west coast premiere of theatrical drama "Sweet Storm."

April 21-May 15th.

Have little ones looking to hunt for Easter eggs this weekend? Here's a roundup of the Easter egg hunts in San Diego.

For a hauntingly beautiful and spare vocal performance, go see singer/composer Theo Bleckmann at The Loft. His voice is complimented by his compositional experimenting with high and lo-tech devices. He's here as part of Bonnie Wright's Fresh Sound Series and Wright always programs genre-busting musicians. Check out Bleckmann performing "Douce Dame Jolie."

April 22nd, 7pm.

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Theo Bleckmann Performs "Douce Dame Jolie"

Above: Theo Bleckmann performs at The Loft in San Diego on Friday, April 22nd at 7pm.

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