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Weekend Preview: Art, Pirates, And OB Beach Ball

Weekend Fun Indoors And Out

Above: Diptych detail from "Pink Triangle" by Rebecca Webb.

Aired 5/17/12 on KPBS Midday Edition.

GUESTS:

Barbarella Fokos, author of Diary of a Diva for the San Diego Reader, and correspondent for NBC

Enrique Limon, writer for San Diego CityBeat, and editor for the website El Zonkey Show

Transcript

Barbarella Fokos, author of Diary of a Diva for the San Diego Reader, and correspondent for NBC, and Enrique Limon, writer for San Diego CityBeat and editor for the website El Zonkey Show have some diverse weekend suggestions.

"Sutures: Stories with Seams" presents just that, a body of fragments. According to photographer Rebecca Webb, "The ongoing series joins seemingly unrelated frames where personal and anonymous meet. Friends, family, and the self are the subject of one frame; the compliment is a forsaken place or abandoned scene. Tension emerges in our desire to unify the images. While for Webb the work is extremely personal it functions on many levels, as the specific becomes the general. The intensity of the personal narrative comes through in feelings of fear and joy; disappointment and hope; longing, desire, and attainment. We feel this work, it affects us in a strange and unsettling way- rather than turn from the scene we find ourselves longing to engage, to sew back together that which is torn."

Sutures: Stories with Seams opened May 4, there's a reception this Saturday with the artist at 5pm at JDC Fine Art, 2400 Kettner Blvd., #208. The exhibit runs through June 30

In contrast to the one artist with an exhibit linked by a theme, there is Commerce of Compulsion, a group of 5 diverse artists with no unifying theme. The artists are Christopher Konecki, Eric Wixon, MR.DVICE, Michael Boshart, and Brian Hebets. The idea is simple: no themes or gimmicks, just good art hanging on walls ready to be sold. It celebrates the unique style of each artist. Commerce of Compulsion opens Saturday at 7pm at Voz Alta Gallery in Barrio Logan.

September 19th is the annual talk like a pirate day but you can celebrate early with Pirate Days this Saturday and SUnday from 9am to 4pm at the San Diego Maritime Museum on North Harbor Drive. You can take a ride on the Treasure Seeker, compete in a costume contest, and enjoy the firing of the cannons. Aarrgh!

San Diego Dance Theater's "The Door is Open: An Intergenerational Dance Project" will run Friday and Saturday at San Diego City College's Savile Theater. Jean Isaacs presents an evening of dance, video, sound, projections and will feature all 8 Company dancers and 16 seniors.

We have been having gorgeous weather so maybe we can start the summer a little early with Ocean Beach Beach Ball. Head out for live music, action sports, "Human Haulin' contest," mechanical bull, micro-brew beer festival, games, “giant water slide,” food. Enjoy rides on 60-foot Ferris wheel. Find the fun in pier parking lot, in main beach parking lot (at foot of Santa Monica Avenue), and at Saratoga Park. OB Beach Ball runs noon to 10pm today through Sunday at the Ocean Beach Pier.

The North Park Festival of Arts benefits North Park Main Street, a private non-profit organization charged with the revitalization of the North Park Business Improvement District, North Park’s Downtown, and the historic heart of the community. . North Park Festival of Arts is this Sunday from 10am to 6pm on University between 30th and 32nd Streets. There will be 150 vender booths plus music and Craft Beer Block.

So enjoy the weekend!

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