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Craig Noel Awards Honor San Diego Theater

Craig Noel Awards Honor San Diego Theater

Feb. 13
By Nina Garin

Every year San Diego's theater critics award the best plays and musicals that were performed on San Diego stages, and this year's big winners include "In the Heights" and "The Ballad of Emmett Till."

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

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

Feb. 9
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

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

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Super Bowl Alternatives

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Super Bowl Alternatives

Feb. 2
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

It’s Super Bowl weekend, but what if you're not watching the game? Here are some options for other activities happening Sunday.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Music And Magical Realism

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Music And Magical Realism

Jan. 26
By Michael Lipkin, Nina Garin

This weekend brings some high-profile musicians, plus a dose of magical realism.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Unconventional Art Experi...

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Unconventional Art Experiences

Jan. 19
By Michael Lipkin, Nina Garin

With dance, visual art and music exploring new themes and ideas, this is a good weekend if you’re looking to experience art outside your comfort zone.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Arts In North County

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Arts In North County

Jan. 12
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

North County is in the midst of transforming into an arts hub, and this weekend's exhibition of work by Niki de Saint Phalle and play based on a Jules Verne novel are good examples why.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: 'Hamilton'-mania

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: 'Hamilton'-mania

Jan. 5
By Alison St John, Nina Garin

"Hamilton," the smash musical opens in San Diego this weekend and so many people are excited, even those who don't like theater.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Unconventional New Year's...

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Unconventional New Year's Eve Picks

Dec. 29, 2017
By Alison St John, Nina Garin

From old-fashioned concerts to a roller skate party, here are some New Year's Eve ideas that go beyond nightclubs and fancy dinners.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Santa, 'Motown' And Free ...

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Santa, 'Motown' And Free Dance Lessons

Dec. 22, 2017
By Alison St John, Nina Garin

This weekend features a Christmas concert, a free day of dance and the return of "Motown the Musical."

Donna Summer Musical Heads To Broadway

Donna Summer Musical Heads To Broadway

Dec. 20, 2017
By Nina Garin

"Summer: The Donna Summer Musical" is La Jolla Playhouse's sixth show to play on Broadway this season.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Motels, 'Cabaret' And Hova

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Motels, 'Cabaret' And Hova

Dec. 15, 2017
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend features iconic names in theater and hip hop, as well as an unconventional art show.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Your Guide To December Ni...

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Your Guide To December Nights 2017

Dec. 1, 2017
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

You can say that in San Diego, the holidays don't officially begin until December Nights weekend. Here's a guide to navigating the popular Balboa Park event.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Disco, Jazz And Tennis!

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Disco, Jazz And Tennis!

Nov. 24, 2017
By Alison St John, Nina Garin

This holiday weekend features a tribute to the Queen of Disco, a swing dance party and some Tennis.

Which San Diego 'Nutcracker' Is Right For Me?

Which San Diego 'Nutcracker' Is Right For Me?

Nov. 16, 2017
By Nina Garin

It may seem too early to think about “The Nutcracker,” but performances have begun and will continue into the new year.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: To The Theater!

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: To The Theater!

Nov. 10, 2017
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

'The Grinch' returns, plus standout productions in Rolando and Carlsbad.

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