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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: 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.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: From Germany To Latin America

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: From Germany To Latin America

March 31
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend's events take you around the world and then to the bedroom.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: In And Around Balboa Park

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: In And Around Balboa Park

March 24
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend there are exhibitions, concerts and plays happening in and around Balboa Park.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Irish Poetry And Local Music

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Irish Poetry And Local Music

March 17
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend brings an Irish literature marathon, a rarely-staged play, a celebration of local music and more.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Magic And Mariachis

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Magic And Mariachis

March 10
By Nina Garin

This weekend brings a magical symphony, high-heeled boots and mariachis.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: From Buskers To Ballet

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: From Buskers To Ballet

March 3
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend brings a high-flying ballet, stilt-walkers and discount theater tickets.

Ask KPBS/Arts: Who Should I Follow On Social Media?

Ask KPBS/Arts: Who Should I Follow On Social Media?

Feb. 23
By Nina Garin

Ask KPBS/Arts helps fill your social media feed with more arts and culture.

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