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Weekend Preview: Pride, ‘Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry,’ Ray Davies And More

Above: Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is the subject of a new documentary, "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry," which screens Friday July 20 at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla.

Aired 7/19/12 on KPBS Midday Edition.

GUESTS

Peter Holslin, music editor at San Diego CityBeat.

Claire Caraska, KPBS production assistant and Culture Lust blogger.

Transcript

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.)

New Jersey pianist Diane Moser and local contrabassist Mark Dresser perform their special blend of jazz Sunday at 98 Bottles in Little Italy.

Legendary Kinks singer/songwriter and guitarist Ray Davies performs with The 88 Sunday at House of Blues in downtown San Diego.

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.

Poolside Film Series screens "Fletch" tonight at The Lafayette Hotel in North Park. And the Dive-In Theatre at The Pearl Hotel in Point Loma screens "Little Miss Sunshine" on Wednesday.

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