San Diego’s Top Weekend Events: U2 And ‘Billy’ And Ballet
Friday, September 22, 2017
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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: U2 And 'Billy' And Ballet
Nina Garin, editor/producer, KPBS/Arts Calendar
One of the biggest events of the season hits San Diego, plus a highly-anticipated musical opens
Rock band U2 brings its highly-anticipated Joshua Tree Tour 2017 to San Diego.
The band will be performing all the songs from its 1987 release, "The Joshua Tree," an album with iconic songs like "I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For" and "Where the Streets Have No Name."
U2 has always been a political band, so expect some social commentary at tonight’s event.
This tour started in May and is getting rave reviews from fans across the country. And make sure to get there early because indie favorite Beck is opening the show.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday. San Diego Stadium (formerly known as Qualcomm), 9449 Friars Road, Mission Valley. $35 to $600; find tickets.
Set in Northern England against the turbulent miner’s strike of 1984, 11-year-old Billy realizes he has a passion for dance, much to the chagrin of his family and community.
Playing Billy in this production is 10-year-old Charlie Garton.
Details: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays; 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 8. Spreckels Theatre, 121 Broadway, downtown. $22 to $72; find tickets.
40 North Dance Film Festival
The third annual 40 North Dance Film Festival brings three days of dance films, immersive art shows and a panel discussion.
If you are wondering what a dance film is, it can be anything from a short documentary to a stylized story using dance instead of dialogue.
The event begins Monday with a kickoff celebration and continues with screenings and art shows throughout San Diego.
Details: Various times Monday through Saturday, Sept. 30. Various locations. Free to $30; find tickets.
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