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Nina Garin

Arts Calendar Editor and Producer

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Nina Garin produces and edits the KPBS/Arts calendar. She also writes the weekly KPBS/Arts Newsletter and produces arts segments for Midday Edition.

Before joining KPBS, Nina worked for nearly 20 years as an arts and entertainment reporter at The San Diego Union-Tribune. Along with covering the local arts community, she created the "Top Weekend Events" online calendar, profiled influential San Diegans for the "One-on-One" series, and reported live from Comic-Con, New York Fashion Week, and the Academy Awards.

Nina is a native San Diegan, raised in Chula Vista and Tijuana, who was exposed to local arts at an early age. As a child, she tagged along to her mother's photography classes, taught by the late Michael Schnorr. She went to elementary school blocks away from Balboa Park and visited all the museums at least twice. While earning her English degree at San Diego State University, she participated in poetry readings and covered local music for The Daily Aztec.

Nina has two daughters who study ballet, piano, and musical theater. She spends her free time pinning hair buns and perfecting stage makeup. Her husband, Matthew, is also a writer.

Recent Stories by Nina Garin

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: From Jazz To Joan

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: From Jazz To Joan

May 19
By Michael Lipkin, Nina Garin

This weekend brings jazz, art and a little bit of camp courtesy of Joan Crawford and Bette Davis.

The Five Craziest San Diego County Fair Foods

The Five Craziest San Diego County Fair Foods

May 17
By Nina Garin

From Krispy Kreme chicken sandwiches to octopus on a stick, here's what you'll find at this year's county fair.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Zydeco, Margaritas And Moms

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Zydeco, Margaritas And Moms

May 12
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

Here's a look at some mom-friendly weekend ideas.

Old Globe Announces 2017/2018 Season

Old Globe Announces 2017/2018 Season

May 5
By Nina Garin

The Globe's new season includes a world-premiere musical, three new plays and classic theater favorites.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: The Music Of May

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: The Music Of May

May 5
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

It's a very musical weekend, with mariachis, a string quartet and even some confetti.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: So Many Festivals

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: So Many Festivals

April 28
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

Is this the biggest arts event weekend of the year?

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Murals, Music And Mother Earth

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Murals, Music And Mother Earth

April 21
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

From concerts to festivals, this weekend is all about the outdoors.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Coachella Preview, Plus Dancing

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Coachella Preview, Plus Dancing

April 14
By Alison St John, Nina Garin

All about Coachella, plus options for those not traveling to the desert.

San Diego Symphony Announces New Season

San Diego Symphony Announces New Season

April 11
By Nina Garin

The 2017/2018 season brings many guests, world premiere pieces and a percussion festival.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Remembering Poet Steve Kowit

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Remembering Poet Steve Kowit

April 7
By Nina Garin

Southwestern College honors late poet and professor Steve Kowit with an afternoon of poems, jazz and merriment.

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