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Culture Lust Weekend: Hip-Hop, Irish Literature, and Ted Danson

Music

The Smetana Piano Trio, featuring leading soloists of the Czech Republic since 1934, is hosted by ArtPower! and proves great music is timeless. They perform at the Conrad Prebys Concert Hall.

March 19. 8 p.m.

The Smetana Trio pays a visit to San Diego, from the Czech Republic, Saturday.
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Above: The Smetana Trio pays a visit to San Diego, from the Czech Republic, Saturday.

If an entire weekend of all things hip-hop is on your mind, The Chico Club hosts The Cypher 11-Year Anniversary where more than a dozen artists will get together to do their thing.

March 18 - 19 9 p.m.

Art

Featuring art that is bold, based on inner strengths, and done entirely by women, the "Raw Sugar" exhibit will be on display at the San Diego Art Department and is curated by students of San Diego Mesa College Museum Studies Program.

March 19 - April 9. Opening reception 6 p.m.

Photographs printed on metal don't fair well in a scrapbook, but make for a unique display in Insight on Metal: A PhotoArts Group Exhibit at Calumet Photgraphic.

March 19 - April 11. Opening reception, 9:30 a.m.

Liz Duffy Adam's play "Or" opens at Moxie Theater, this weekend.
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Above: Liz Duffy Adam's play "Or" opens at Moxie Theater, this weekend.

Drama

Liz Duffy Adams' "Or," opens at Moxie Theatre bringing Restoration era England to the stage with a few Tom Stoppardesque changes to historical accuracy.

Cygnet Theatre's production of the musical "Cabaret" opens tonight. It's the largest production in the theater's history. Check our photos of their costume department at work.

March 18 - April 23.

Books

Several years removed from bartending on the T.V. show "Cheers," Ted Danson will be at the La Jolla Country Day School speaking on his book "Oceana." It tells his story of becoming a prominent oceanic environmental activist.

March 17. 7 p.m.

Warwick's hosts environmental activist Ted Danson who will discuss his book "Oceana"
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Above: Warwick's hosts environmental activist Ted Danson who will discuss his book "Oceana"

You could pay homage to your Irish roots (real or made up) with green beer, or another option is to attend the 32nd annual St. Patrick's Day Open Reading of Irish Poetry and Prose at D.G. Wills Books.

March 17. 7 p.m.

Crafts

If you are a master of the knitting needles, Crafty Conspiracy at Velvet Klaw Studio offers a chance to swap and mingle with the North Park Craft Mafia.

March 22. 7 p.m.

Culture

The San Diego Museum of Man, in conjunction with their new exhibit, "RACE: Are We So Different" brings the question to a local level in UCSD professor, Dr. Roberto Alvarez's discussion on The Lemon Grove Incident.

March 19 11 a.m.

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