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Stories by Nina Garin

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.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: 'Homegrown' Dances And Sa...

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: 'Homegrown' Dances And San Diego Songs

Nov. 3, 2017
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

San Diego's 'Homegrown' talent takes center stage in a weekend that is filled with locally-produced ballet, visual arts and music.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: 'Swan Lake' And Halloween...

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: 'Swan Lake' And Halloween Musicals

Oct. 27, 2017
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

Halloween may not be until Tuesday, but many events are happening this weekend. Here's a look at some arts-related options.

Old Globe Announces Summer Season 2018

Old Globe Announces Summer Season 2018

Oct. 20, 2017
By Nina Garin

The Old Globe brings "Much Ado About Nothing" and "Dr. Seuss's The Lorax" to its summer season.

Your Guide To The WoW Festival - Downtown Edition

Your Guide To The WoW Festival - Downtown Edition

Oct. 19, 2017
By Nina Garin

La Jolla Playhouse's immersive theater experience heads to downtown San Diego this year. Here's a guide to help figure it all out.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Depeche Mode, Janet Jacks...

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Depeche Mode, Janet Jackson And Coldplay

Oct. 6, 2017
By Nina Garin

San Diego is heading into a big weekend for concerts with a heavy heart and a heightened concern about security. Just a week after the mass shooting in Las Vegas at a country music concert, San Diego is welcoming some high profile acts.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: U2 And 'Billy' And Ballet

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: U2 And 'Billy' And Ballet

Sept. 22, 2017
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

One of the biggest events of the season hits San Diego, plus a highly-anticipated musical opens.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: An Ambitious Art Show

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: An Ambitious Art Show

Sept. 15, 2017
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

Celebrate Mexican Independence Day with a massive art installation and a party in Old Town.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: All About Musicals ... An...

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: All About Musicals ... And Blues

Sept. 8, 2017
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

A collection of award-winning musicals opens in San Diego this week, plus a popular blues festival returns.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Last-Chance Summer

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Last-Chance Summer

Sept. 1, 2017
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

San Diego's summer past times are coming to a close, catch them before it's too late.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Latin Sounds, Icons And F...

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Latin Sounds, Icons And Flavors

Aug. 18, 2017
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend brings a celebration of Latin food, music — even an iconic Argentinian leader — plus a salute to "Fiddler on the Roof."

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Kings Of Comedy And Film

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Kings Of Comedy And Film

Aug. 11, 2017
By Michael Lipkin, Nina Garin

This weekend brings some of the biggest names in comedy and film, plus a convention that celebrates all things Tiki.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Two Crooners And A Festival

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Two Crooners And A Festival

Aug. 4, 2017
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend brings prestigious chamber musicians, art-themed films and two very popular pop crooners.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Pink, Potter And Divas

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Pink, Potter And Divas

July 28, 2017
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend brings outdoor concerts, a tribute to musical divas and a gender-neutral art show.

'Songs From An Unmade Bed' Tells A Rare Love Story

'Songs From An Unmade Bed' Tells A Rare Love Story

July 27, 2017
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

"Songs From an Unmade Bed" is a rarely-staged show that makes its San Diego debut this weekend.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Comics, Racing And 'Rumou...

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Comics, Racing And 'Rumours'

July 21, 2017
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend is all about free concerts, Latino art and Fleetwood Mac.

Top 10 Comic-Con Events For Arty Geeks

Top 10 Comic-Con Events For Arty Geeks

July 18, 2017
By Nina Garin

Comic-Con brings its share of culture, comedy and creative personalities to San Diego, here is a look at the 10 best arts-inspired events.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: The Comic-Con Buzz

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: The Comic-Con Buzz

July 14, 2017
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

Comic-Con may not start until next week, but there are some events happening before the big weekend, plus some sophisticated comic-related options.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: From 'Hamilton' To The Ma...

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: From 'Hamilton' To The Marx Brothers

July 7, 2017
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend celebrates old and new Broadway, plus a look at one of San Diego's most prolific musicians.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Pops and 'Dolls'

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Pops and 'Dolls'

June 28, 2017
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

From Star Spangled Pops to "Guys and Dolls," this weekend is all about iconic arts events.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Art Adventures And Last-C...

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Art Adventures And Last-Chance Shows

June 16, 2017
By Alison St John, Nina Garin

This weekend brings art in unconventional ways-- plus it is your last chance to see some popular local shows.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Beloved Bands And Farewells

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Beloved Bands And Farewells

June 9, 2017
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend you can revisit some beloved San Diego bands and say farewell to a longtime choral director.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Fairs And Wonderspaces

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Fairs And Wonderspaces

June 2, 2017
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

It is the unofficial start of summer with the opening of the San Diego County Fair, plus new dance and visual art experiences.

Summer 2017 Guide To Outdoor Movies In San Diego

Summer 2017 Guide To Outdoor Movies In San Diego

May 25, 2017
By Nina Garin

Summer's almost here, and that means it's outdoor movie season in San Diego.

Fiasco Theater Brings Molière Back To The Old Globe

Fiasco Theater Brings Molière Back To The Old Globe

May 24, 2017
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

Like it did with "Into the Woods," Fiasco Theater reinvents Molière for Globe-commissioned "The Imaginary Invalid."

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

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

May 19, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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 ...

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

April 21, 2017
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 D...

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

April 14, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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 Ame...

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

March 31, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

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

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