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Weekend Preview: Live Music, A Re-Imagined Iliad, And Some TNT

Above: KATA is having a release party on Friday at Soda Bar. They are also in the last hours of their KickStarter Fundraiser.

Aired 8/9/12 on KPBS Midday Edition.

Guests:

Seth Combs: a freelance writer in San Diego

Rosemary Bystrack: author of the music blog SD Dialed In

Transcript

This weekend we have plenty of music, a re-imagined Illiad and some dynamite... oh I mean TNT.

The Museum of Contemporary Art is having one of its TNT(Thursday Night Thing) art parties, this Thursday night from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. Enjoy great food from the MIHO food truck, drinks, live music, art-making activities, and conversations with gallery educators. One of the highlights of the night is the exhibition, Margaret Noble: 44th and Landis. This exhibition’s main focus is the celebration of the arts and culture of City Heights.

The distinguished US Navy Big Band plays this Sunday, August 12 from 4:00pm to 6:30pm and will be the final summer concert for Pacific Beach’s Concert on the Green series, located in Kate Sessions Park.

The Soda Bar is hosting a dual record release party for the bands, Sleeping People and KATA , on Friday, August 10 at 8:30pm. In addition to the live music of the featured bands, the Devfits will be playing too. Here is KATA's KickStarter fundraiser that ends tomorrow.

The musician Andrew Bird, will be performing at the Spreckel’s Theatre on Saturday, August 11 at 7pm. Bird’s 2012 tour coincides with the release of his 12th record, Break it Yourself. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10:00am through Ticketmaster.

The La Jolla Playhouse’s production of An Iliad: A Re-Imagined Classic, opens Saturday, August 11th and runs through September 9th. The play will be performed in the Playhouse’s Mandell Weiss Forum.

The 22nd annual San Diego Music Awards are this Monday, August 13th at 7pm. The award’s show will be held at Humphrey’s on the Bay and will feature the live music of many great bands, along with the awarding of some well-deserving musicians. A few days before the San Diego Music Awards, on Saturday, August 11th, the San Diego Music Awards will put on a charity baseball game, that will benefit the San Diego Music Foundation. Enjoy!

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