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San Diego’s Top Weekend Events: Moxie, Miranda And Being Bold

A 2018 photo of the cast of

Photo by Karli Cadel

Above: A 2018 photo of the cast of "Bliss (Or Emily Post is Dead)" at Moxie Theatre.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Moxie, Miranda And Being Bold

GUEST:

Nina Garin, editor/producer, KPBS/Arts Calendar

This weekend brings a YouTube sensation, Greek heroines and a presentation of "Bold" dances.

"Bliss (Or Emily Post is Dead)"

Theater

This clever play, as Moxie Theater puts it, blends "Greek tragedy and 'Mad Men' (minus the misogyny)."

It reimagines tragic Greek heroines as pill-popping housewives in 1960s New Jersey. Moxie founder Delicia Turner Sonnenberg directs this take on the Greek women tackling issues of race, addiction, divorce ranches, and how to host the perfect afternoon tea.

Details: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Moxie Theatre, 6663 El Cajon Blvd., Rolando. $23 to $43; find tickets to Moxie Theatre.

Photo credit: San Diego Civic Dance Arts

A 2018 photo from Collage 2018: Be Bold

San Diego Civic Dance Arts Collage 2018

Dance

San Diego Civic Dance Company returns with its critically-acclaimed Collage dance show.

The theme for Collage 2018 is Be Bold and dancers will perform everything from jazz and tap to hip hop and modern at the Casa del Prado Theatre.

The show also features "Beethoven Sextet," by Daniel Lewis, plus new work from Broadway veterans Kriby Ward and Danny Gardner; tap artist Kenji Igus; and Bollywood dance artist Shweta Damkondwar.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Fridays; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 18. Casa del Prado Theatre, 1600 Village Place, Balboa Park. $8 to $15 find tickets to Collage.

Photo credit: Miranda Sings

A 2018 promotional poster for Miranda Sings.

Miranda Sings

Comedy

Miranda Sings is a character created by Colleen Ballinger that parodies self-absorbed YouTube personalities with more confidence than talent.

She's known for her overdrawn red lips, questionable career advice and over-the-top rants about her family and personal life. Miranda Sings even had a Netflix series, "Haters Back Off."

This tour, "Miranda Sings Live ... You're Welcome" features Ballinger performing jokes, songs and other random bits of comedy.

Details: 8 p.m. Saturday. Balboa Theater, 868 4th Ave., downtown. $36; find tickets to Miranda Sings.

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