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Weekend Preview: Street Food Market, Gordon Lightfoot and ‘Assassins’

The cast of

Credit: Rich Soublet II

Above: The cast of "Assassins," which opens this weekend at Old Town's Cynget Theatre.


David Coddon, theater critic, San Diego CityBeat

Dayna Crozier, editor, Urbanist Guide


This weekend there's plenty to choose from, whether you're a fan of the theater, craft beer, gourmet street food or live music.

The controversial musical 'Assassins' opens this weekend at Old Town's Cygnet Theatre. The production, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, tells the story behind some of the most well-known assassins (and would-be assassins). Though this may seem to be a serious subject, the musical tackles it as a comedy, which has caused it to become a bit controversial. If you've ever wondered about what was going on inside the mind of the infamous John Wilkes Booth (Lincoln's assasinator), this could be the show for you.

Foodies will not want to miss the Street Food Market happening this Sunday at the San Diego Public Market in Barrio Logan. The evolving farmer's market is hosting a number of high profile chefs for a lively evening of gourmet street food, craft beer and cocktails, live music and other entertainment. Participating chefs include Kevin Ho and Juan Mirón from MIHO Gastrotruck, Katie Grebow from Café Chloe and Nathan Coulon from True Food Kitchen. See the full list of participating chefs (more than 40!) on their website.

Legendary folk singer/songwriter Gordon Lightfoot will be at Solana Beach's Belly Up Tavern for an intimate performance this Sunday. The Canadian musician has been making music for 50 years and is celebrating this landmark with his "50 Years on the Carefree Highway Tour." The show will feature all his hits, including "If You Could Read My Mind" and "Carefree Highway," as well as personal anecdotes and behind-the-scenes stories from his life as a touring musician. Get your tickets at the Belly Up's website before they sell out.

Craft beer lovers should definitely attend the last round of the Mission Valley Craft Beer & Food Festival happening at the Handlery Hotel this Sunday. Though the festival has only been on for four years, this time will be its last, as it has proved to be quite the undertaking for the staff of the hotel. Some of San Diego's favorite breweries, including AleSmith, Ballast Point and Green Flash, will be on hand sampling up their best brews. Chefs from more than 20 different restaurants will also be on hand providing food pairings to go with all that alcohol. To check out the full roster of who will be there, head over to the event page.

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