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San Diego’s Top Weekend Events: ‘Swan Lake’ And Halloween Musicals

A photo from California Ballet's

Credit: Courtesy of California Ballet Company

Above: A photo from California Ballet's "Swan Lake."

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: "Swan Lake" and Halloween musicals


Nina Garin, editor/producer, KPBS/Arts Calendar


Halloween may not be until Tuesday, but many events are happening this weekend. Here's a look at some arts-related options.

California Ballet's 'Swan Lake'

Dance, Music

California Ballet Company stages the quintessential and beloved ballet, "Swan Lake."

This local production tells the story of a prince who falls in love with a mysterious Swan Queen. This ballet has all the elements of classic ballet, from the white tutus to the timeless Tchaikovsky score.

The show features Ana da Costa and Reka Gyulai alternating as Odette/Odile; and Trystan Merrick and Toshiro Abbley alternating as Prince Siegfried. "Swan Lake" runs about two hours and isn't recommended for children younger than age 6.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 1 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday. San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown. $25 to $125.

Photo credit: Courtesy of Oceanside Museum of Art

Promotional illustration for Oceanside Museum of Art's Art After Dark.

Art After Dark: Dia De Los Muertos

Visual Arts

In celebration of Dia de los Muertos and Halloween, Oceanside Museum of Art will have a colorful party tied to its current exhibition, "Rolly Crump: It’s Kind of a Cute Story."

Rolly Crump designed iconic Disney spaces like It’s A Small World, The Enchanted Tiki Room and the Haunted Mansion. This 21-and-over party takes that whimsical spirit for a night of roving magic, a video light show, ballet folklorico and more.

Details: 7 p.m. Saturday. Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside. $25 to $60.

Terror at the Tenth


You'll find a spooky celebration at Terror at the Tenth.

There's a performance of “Evil Dead the Musical,” a show that requires goggles and ponchos for anyone sitting in the "splash zone." There will also be ghost tours and tales of the 10th Avenue Arts building, a horror art exhibit, and gaming until dawn.

Details: 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Tenth Avenue Arts Center, 930 Tenth Ave., downtown. $22 to $25.

Photo credit: Courtesy of Cygnet Theatre

A promotional photo for Cygnet Theatre's concert reading of "Sweeney Todd."

Halloween Concert Reading of 'Sweeney Todd'


Cygnet Theatre has an appointment with the Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

Favorite local actors will do a concert reading of "Sweeney Todd," the story of a demonic barber who takes revenge on the people who made him suffer.

This is a way to celebrate Halloween without having to leaving the theater, especially since costumes are encouraged at the performances.

Details: 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Cygnet Theatre, 4040 Twiggs St., Old Town. $40.

Video by Katie Schoolov

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