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Weekend Preview: Hot Vinyl, Moonlight Musicals, And An Art Walk South Of The Border

One of Charles Bergquist's photographs. His

Credit: Charles Bergquist

Above: One of Charles Bergquist's photographs. His "Maybe It's a Trap" art show is at UNIV this Friday.


Kelly Bennett, Reporter, Voice of San Diego

Derrik Chinn, Founder of Turista Libre and former writer for the U-T San Diego.


From North County to south of the border and points in-between, there’s lots of fun to be had in and around San Diego this weekend.

Are you ready to expand your experiences? Voice of San Diego’s Meeting of the Minds: A Rapid-Fire Glimpse of Six Stimulating Arts and Culture Happenings aims to bring together, in one space, a look at a cross-section of what’s happening in a variety of genres. In one evening you can get a taste of architecture, music, art, and dance, along with lively interaction with fellow arts and culture lovers. This unique event is located in a surprising and repurposed space, the rooftop, “7Lemon” level of the parking garage at Westfield Horton Plaza, on Wednesday, Aug. 1, at 7:30 p.m.

The Tijuana Art Walk is Saturday, July 28, from noon to midnight and will feature art, music and food. It's a gathering of local artists, designers and crafters in a revitalized stretch of old souvenir shops and bodegas that are in the process of being converted into artist studios, boutiques and cafes in downtown Tijuana. The art walk will be located in the Pasaje Gomez, off of the Avenue Revolucion, between Third and Fourth streets.

The Moonlight Amphitheatre in Vista’s run of the Fiddler on the Roof, began on Wednesday and will run through Aug. 11. A more enjoyable venue is hard to find. A beautiful open-air theatre with permanent seating and lawn seating, where you can set up your homemade picnic or purchase a preordered picnic from the amphitheater. Attendees can also arrive early and dine in the Artisan Cafe, headed up by Chef Dave Krohn and his staff. The production features David Ellenstein, the critically acclaimed Artistic Director of North Coast Repertory Theatre, who has signed on to play the role of Tevye. According to the amphitheater’s website, beautiful sunsets are guaranteed.

The San Diego Record Show is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 3909 Centre St., in San Diego. It’s the place to buy, sell, and trade vinyl. Music lovers can find soul, rock, jazz, reggae, pop, indie, and every other musical genre under the sun! Admission is $5 at 9 a.m. ($10 secret early-bird at 8 a.m.).

 A 36-hour event at the San Diego Museum of Art’s Summer Salon Series 2012: Beyond the Banner, begins Friday at 10 a.m. and runs through Saturday evening. This museum marathon hits all your entertainment needs: screenings; music; lectures; art; art-making; and refreshments. Participants can choose. For those with the stamina to stay for the whole event, the museum’s Twilight Lounge will be the official nap station.

The UNIV in Encinitas will host Charles Bergquist’s art show, "Maybe It’s a Trap," this Friday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Bergquist is a director, designer and photographer, with a unique style that combines vivid colors with elegant imagery. He continues to push his boundaries by constantly creating new work. Adding to the festivities, will be music performed by Little Deadman. Enjoy!

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