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Weekend Preview: From Christmas To Chaos

Holiday Fare And More

Above: The Caliente advertisement on the side of the historic California Theater dates back to the 1960s. It may be painted over soon. Photo by: Pamela Schreckengost

Guests: Valerie Scher is an arts journalist.

Enrique Limon writes the "Man-About-Town" blog for San Diego CityBeat and is editor for the website El Zonkey Show.


Weekend Preview goes from Christmas to chaos, and maybe for some of you during this busy holiday season that's a short trip. As Christmas fast approaches there's plenty of holiday fare still to choose from but if you've had your fill of good cheer well we have some other options.

Joining us today are Valerie Scher, arts journalist, and Enrique Limon who writes the "Man-About-Town" blog for San Diego CityBeat and is editor for the website El Zonkey Show.

A 20-year holiday tradition, Lamb's Players'An American Christmas” continues at Hotel Del Coronado through Christmas Eve, and you get a five-course meal with the production. Check out the Lambs' Players video.

Shapes and Smiles” is a new show opening at Subtext Gallery. The show is by Jolby, based out of Portland, Oregon. The show opens Friday and runs through January 16th at Subtext Gallery in Little Italy.

The California Ballet’s “Nutcracker” is said to be the biggest and oldest production in the area. “Nutcracker” opens Saturday and runs through December 23rd at the Civic Theater. [CORRECTION: Please note that Valerie, who had been talking about the Chicago Symphony before the show, accidentally mentioned Chicago as the symphony playing for "Nutcracker" when in fact it is the San Diego Symphony. Sorry for any confusion.]

“Save the Caliente Mural” is raising awareness about the possible removal of the famous sign. The event is Friday at the Roots Factory in Barrio Logan. If you cannot attend the event and want to show your support you can sign the online petition.

The San Diego Symphony’s “Holiday Pops” program is this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Copley Symphony Hall.

And now we come to the chaos, Cuckoo Chaos. The band is headlining a show at Soda Bar and they won an award at last year’s San Diego Music Awards. Here's a music video from their first album.

Cuckoo Chaos, Jamuel Saxon, and Tourism play Friday at Soda Bar in North Park.

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