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Weekend Preview: From Biblical Beheadings To Roller Skating In TJ

Diverse And International Choices For The Weekend

Above: Turita Libre Roller Skating Party.

Aired 1/26/12 on KPBS Midday Edition.


Valerie Scher, arts journalist

Nina Garin, arts and entertainment reporter at the U-T San Diego


We have the opportunity to make this a truly international weekend with an Asian celebration of the Lunar New Year and then crossing the border for one of Tijuana's favorite pastimes, roller-skating. But before we go international, let's turn to the Bible for a tale interpreted by Oscar Wilde and Richard Strauss.

"Salome," Richard Strauss' still-provocative opera opens San Diego Opera's 2012 season. Will the "Dance of the Seven Veils" be as seductive as it's supposed to be? We shall see! "Salome" opens tomorrow and runs for the next two weekends at the Civic Theater downtown.

With Monday being the first day of the Lunar New Year, various New Years Celebrations are happening this week throughout San Diego. Check out the events here.

Ballet Folklórico de Colombia, the lively and colorful South American troupe. It will perform Saturday January 28 at 8pm at downtown's Copley Symphony Hall.

Turista Libre will be crossing the border this Saturday night to go roller-skating at the Patines de Plata in Tijuana. The group will be meeting up before the event at the San Yisidro border.

The San Diego Symphony's Family Festival Concert on Sunday January 29 at 2pm, titled "Passport to the World." In an era in which arts education is increasingly endangered, these concerts provide an entertaining and affordable introduction to orchestral music.

And finally check out stand up comic Hannibal Burgess at the Casbah this Saturday January 28 at 7pm.

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