Weekend Preview: Pride, ‘Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry,’ Ray Davies And More
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Aired 7/19/12 on KPBS Midday Edition.
Peter Holslin, music editor at San Diego CityBeat.
Claire Caraska, KPBS production assistant and Culture Lust blogger.
Looking for things to do this weekend? We've got some tips for you:
Live music is a big feature at this year's San Diego Pride Festival, which kicks off Friday through Sunday in Balboa Park. British pop star Natasha Bedingfield headlines Sunday. Local female rap duo 50/50 (featuring Miki Vale and Kandi Cole) are one of several acts performing on the hip-hop stage Saturday.
"Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry," which received the Special Jury Prize at this year's Sundance Film Festival, provides an insider's portrait of China's most famous contemporary artist and the country's most outspoken domestic critic. The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego hosts a free, one-night-only screening of the documentary Friday at its location in La Jolla. (Check out the trailer.)
Local bands The Donkeys, Cuckoo Chaos, Jeans Wilder, The Tree Ring and more will provide the live soundtrack during the Golden Hill Street Fair on Sunday (25th Street between B and C streets). Plus, art-making activities, food from MIHO Gastrotruck and a beer garden curated by Stone Brewing Co.