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Stories by Nina Garin

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Jazz, Electro-Punk And Historic Houses

May 18
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend brings jazz and ballet, some electro-punk and a tour of South Park's historic houses.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Kendrick Lamar, The Beatles And Crawfish!

May 11
By Michael Lipkin, Nina Garin

This weekend brings some high-profile names in music: The Beatles and Kendrick Lamar. Plus a lesson in how to eat crawfish.

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

May 4
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

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

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So Fetch: 'Mean Girls', 'SpongeBob' Net The Most Tony Award Nominations

May 1
By Nina Garin and Camila Domonoske / NPR

The new musicals, based on a movie and an animated TV show, earned 12 nominations each. Angels In America, The Band's Visit and Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel each received 11.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Art Alive, ArtWalk And A Superstar Cellist

April 27
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend brings two major art events and a homecoming for superstar cellist, Tina Guo.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Spaces And Places

April 20
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend celebrates some of San Diego’s most beloved spaces and places, like Chicano Park and the former Sherwood Auditorium.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Coachella Edition

April 13
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is considered one of the quintessential music events in the country, and getting Beyoncé as a headliner is just one of the reasons why.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Jay Gatsby, Sean Penn And Branford Marsalis

April 6
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

It's a literary weekend with a ballet inspired by "The Great Gatsby" and a book reading by actor Sean Penn, plus musician Branford Marsalis returns for a classical music concert.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: 'The Phantom' Returns, And So Does Tommy Wiseau

March 30
By Alison St John, Nina Garin

This weekend brings some theatrical and pop culture reunions, as well as an evening of meditative noise.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Skates, Pom-Poms And One 'Gorgeous' Kid

March 23
By Michael Lipkin, Nina Garin

This weekend meshes sports and arts with an ice skating-themed circus performance and a musical about cheerleaders.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Local Music Awards

March 16
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

The San Diego Music Awards is a celebration of local music and a night when bands from a variety of genres are honored for their work.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Classics And Standards

March 9
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend is all about the classics: a beloved ballet, a timeless band and a long-held Japanese tradition.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Cultural Celebrations And Songs About Love

Feb. 23
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend brings celebrations of black history and Mexican art, plus a former San Diego musician returns.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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'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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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