Weekend Preview: From Rock And Roll To The Art Of Politics
The Weekend Activities Start Tonight
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Aired 1/12/12 on KPBS Midday Edition.
Guests: Enrique Limon, CityBeat blogger and editor of "El Zonkey Show," and Maya Kroth, editor of "Where San Diego" and "Performance" magazines.
Begin the weekend early with a rock and roll documentary at the Whistle Stop tonight and wrap it up with a showcase of artists at Habitat House on Sunday.
First up is the rock and roll documentary, "Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone," screening Thursday night at the Whistle Stop. The Whistle Stop is a bar but it is known for also holding film screenings. The film showcases the influential band Fishbone and is narrated by Laurence Fishburne. Variety called it "a happy film about failure." Filmmaker Chris Metzler will be in attendance.
"The Politics of Art" is a new art exhibit opening at the San Diego Repertory Theater's Downstairs Gallery. The exhibit will feature works by Chikle and Ron Wharton among others. The opening reception is Friday night.
And one more art opening this week, Ruben Ortiz-Torres at the Double Break Gallery on 5th Avenue. There’s a reception Friday night before the show.
San Diego Restaurant Week begins Sunday night. The event is sponsored by the California Restaurant Association to showcase San Diego dining.
Here's a trailer for the "Everyday Sunshine" documentary.