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Culture Lust Weekend: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, One Book One San Diego, And Kites

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Aired 3/3/11

This weekend, classical music fills the halls, San Diegans come together to talk literature, kites are flying, and so much more. Culture Lust contributor Jocelyn Maggard gathers the best bets for your weekend itinerary.

Diamond Rings is the side project of John O’Regan, lead singer for the Toronto based band The D’Urbervilles.
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Above: Diamond Rings is the side project of John O’Regan, lead singer for the Toronto based band The D’Urbervilles.

Music

See one of the top orchestras in the world this weekend as the La Jolla Music Society presents the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra at the Civic Theatre. March 4. 8 p.m.

If instead you are in the mood for something a little less classical and synth driven, Diamond Rings play the Casbah along with PS I Love You and TV Girl. March. 4. 8:30 p.m.

Festivals

Non-stop Brazilian music, dancing, martial arts, and lots of feathers will be at the 2011 San Diego Brazil Carnival at 4th & B Showcase Theater, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. to celebrate Brazilian culture (and party all night). March 5.

George Banks, from the Disney classic "Mary Poppins" knew the importance of flying a kite, which can be a part of everyone's weekend at the Ocean Beach Kite Festival. March 5. 9 a.m.

Art

Howard Hodgkin. Snow Cloud. 2009-2010. Oil on wood. Monica and Peter Lund, Oslo.
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Above: Howard Hodgkin. Snow Cloud. 2009-2010. Oil on wood. Monica and Peter Lund, Oslo.

An hour long documentary about painter Howard Hodgkins screens Friday night, adding more insight for SDMA's current exhibit "Howard Hodgkin: Time and Place." After the film, there will be a discussion with curator Sonya Quintanilla about the influences behind his colorful and emotionally expressive paintings. Friday, March 4. 7 p.m.

Books

An antidote to a humdrum workweek could be listening to poetry about tales of "hell, joy, and adventure." SDSU alum, Greg Gerding, reads from his recently published books of poetry, at Agitprop Space. March 5. 7 p.m.

For those San Diegans who participated in One Book One San Diego, there will be a discussion of "The Gangster We Are All Looking For" at Mysterious Galaxy Books in Clairemont. March 7. 7 p.m.

History

There are few buildings more iconic in San Diego than the Hotel Del Coronado, and learning it's history on tour lead by docents from the Coronado Historical Association may be a good weekend outing for the history buff. Saturday, March 5. at 2 p.m. Reservations Required.

Photography

It's supposed to be a nice weekend and plenty of arts and culture for shutterbugs to document, but learning about a great photographer is another option at the "Remembering Imogen Cunningham" at Oceanside Museum of Art. March 5. 1 p.m.

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