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San Diego’s Top Weekend Events: North Park, ‘South Pacific’ And Luis Miguel

A promotional photo of Luis Miguel.

Credit: Courtesy of the artist

Above: A promotional photo of Luis Miguel.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: North Park, 'South Pacific' And Luis Miguel

GUEST:

Nina Garin, editor/producer, KPBS/Arts Calendar

Transcript

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo this weekend with "the sun of Mexico," tacos and micheladas. Or revisit a classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical.

Luis Miguel

Music

Musician Luis Miguel is known as the "sun of Mexico," thanks to romantic pop songs and ballads that are beloved throughout Mexico and Latin America.

Miguel won his first Grammy at age 14 and went on to win a total of six. He's also released more than 30 albums and holds the record for the most performances at Mexico City's National Auditorium.

His latest album, "Mexico por Siempre" focuses on mariachi music. Miguel's Chula Vista concert will be a blend of traditional songs and a collection of pop favorites.

Details: 8:30 p.m. Friday. Mattress Firm Amphitheatre, 2050 Entertainment Circle, Chula Vista. $40 to $600; find tickets to Luis Miguel.

Photo credit: Courtesy of North Park Main Street

A promotional poster for iViva North Park!

iViva North Park!

Music, Food

North Park celebrates Cinco de Mayo with an intimate street party featuring bands The B-Side Players and Bulevar Descarga.

Happening in the alley behind City Tacos, the festival will have Mexican food by neighborhood restaurants, plus cocktail and michelada bars.

There will also be family-friendly activities, including pony rides and a photo booth.

Details: 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday. The alleyway between 30th and Ohio Streets, North Park. Free; additional festival information.

Photo by Ken Jacques

A 2019 photo of the cast of San Diego Musical Theatre's "South Pacific."

"South Pacific"

Theater

San Diego Musical Theatre stages the beloved Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, "South Pacific."

The show is about romance on a South Pacific Island during World War II. The 70-year-old story can feel dated and sometimes culturally insensitive. But the overall theme about confronting your own prejudice still resonates thanks to a truly stellar cast.

The show is also filled with iconic songs like"Some Enchanted Evening" and "I'm Going to Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair."

Details: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 Sunday. Runs through May 27. Horton Grand Theatre, 444 Fourth Ave, downtown. $30 to $70; find tickets for SDMT.

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