San Diego’s Top Weekend Events: Cultural Celebrations And Songs About Love
Friday, February 23, 2018
Credit: Courtesy of Kuumba Fest
San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Cultural Celebrations and Songs About Love
Nina Garin, editor/producer, KPBS/Arts Calendar
This weekend brings celebrations of black history and Mexican art, plus a former San Diego musician returns.
Theater, Visual Arts, Dance
Kuumba Fest started as a gang diversion program in the 1990s and has since grown into the city’s longest-running festival of black heritage and culture.
The theme for 2018 is Black 2 Position (Trust & Respect), and the event honors African-American history with a weekend of original plays, fashion shows, talent shows, music performances and lots more.
Details: 2 to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m Saturdays; 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Lyceum Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza, downtown. Free to $20 per event; find tickets to Kuumba Fest.
Barrios Hermanos Border Art Show
Barrios Hermanos, a collective that connects neighborhoods in Tijuana and San Diego, presents a show by artists popular on both sides of the border.
Jorge Tellaeche of Mexico City and Rodrigo "Rod" Villa of Mexicali create colorful, evocative pieces inspired by their lives in the United States and Mexico.
Details: 6 p.m. Friday. Rose Wine Bar, 2219 30th St., South Park; Free; find details about Barrios Hermanos.
Details: 8 p.m. Sunday. Java Joe's, 2611 Congress St., Old Town. $20; find tickets to Anya Marina.
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