Weekend Preview: From Padres To Sex Kittens In Space
Baseball, Sci-Fi, And Music For The Weekend
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Aired 4/5/12 on KPBS Midday Edition.
Nina Garin, Arts Writer at the U-T San Diego
Seth Combs, Freelance Arts and Music Writer
There's a lot to choose from between now and Sunday, starting with the Padres' Block Party this morning and continuing through the weekend with a 12-hour marathon of science fiction films.
Already in progress and continuing till 6:00pm tonight is the Padres East Village Opening Day Block Party. It's Baseball's Opening Day and you can attend the block party for free even if you do not have tickets to the game. There will be beer and food on sale.Check out what's going on at J Street between Seventh and 10th Avenues, East Village.
Kyle Eastwood -- yep, CLint's talented son -- performs at Anthology- tonight.
Let's take a listen to "Andalucia."
On Saturday, clear the whole day and night for FilmOut's Super Sci Fi Saturday with 12 hours of sci-fi films ranging from cheesy "Flash Gordon" to sexy "Barbarella" to insanely fun "Re-Animator" and "Frankenhooker." Als playing are David Cronenberg's "The Fly" and "Logan's Run." It's $20 for an all-day pass. Here's the trailer from "Barbarella:"
Fun with Dick and Jane Art Show is a new show from one of Seth Combs' favorite local galleries/organizations, Voz Alta. Both artists (Mustang Jane and Dickie Islands) work in low brow and surrealist portraiture that's both playful and poignant. Dickie Islands is the alter ego of artist Ricardo Islas. Dickie made his debut at Voz Alta on April 4th 2009 with the solo show titled, "Art for the criminally insane." Ricardo was looking for a way to create low brow art that wouldn't be tied to his other art work. The creation of Dickie Islands was a way to paint without boundaries. Fun with Dick and Jane Art Show will be at Voz Alta located at 1754 National Ave. It's this Saturday from 6-11pm.
San Diego Tartan Day Festival involves haggis, bagpipes, and kilts, and well, all things Scottish. San Diego Tartan Day Festival is 11:00am to 4:00pm Saturday; noon to 4:00pm Sunday at the House of Scotland, International Cottages in Balboa Park, and is free. It is hosted by local Scottish organizations. On Saturday, you'll see performances by the House of Scotland Pipe Band and the San Diego School of Highland There will also be traditional food for purchase.
A local band, Transfer, plays at the Belly Up Tavern on Saturday night at 8:00pm. The band toured with Brandon Flowers of The Killers and The Kaiser Chiefs and will be playing their first hometown show in a while and testing out new material.