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Stories by Nina Garin

Which San Diego 'Nutcracker' Is Right For Me?

Which San Diego 'Nutcracker' Is Right For Me?

Nov. 16
By Nina Garin

It may seem too early to think about “The Nutcracker,” but performances start this weekend and 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
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

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

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

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

Nov. 3
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 Musicals

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

Oct. 27
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
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
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 Jackson And Col...

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

Oct. 6
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
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
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 ... And Blues

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

Sept. 8
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
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 Flavors

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

Aug. 18
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
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
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
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
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 'Rumours'

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

July 21
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
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
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 Marx Brothers

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

July 7
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
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-Chance Shows

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

June 16
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
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
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
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
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
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.

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.

Kuumba Fest Celebrates San Diego's Black Community

Kuumba Fest Celebrates San Diego's Black Community

Feb. 21
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

Kuumba Fest, a three-day festival of African-American culture, celebrates its 25th anniversary.

Youth Compete In Ballet 'Grand Prix' (Photos)

Youth Compete In Ballet 'Grand Prix' (Photos)

Feb. 13
By Nina Garin

Ballet dancers aren't seen as fierce competitors, but over the weekend hundreds participated in something similar to the Olympics, or "American Idol."

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Rolodex and Roosters

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Rolodex and Roosters

Feb. 10
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

Remember secretary pools and rotary phones? Travel back to those days, or even further, with these top weekend events.

Ask KPBS/Arts: What's Your Favorite Venue?

Ask KPBS/Arts: What's Your Favorite Venue?

Feb. 9
By Nina Garin

Not all performance venues are made equally, so this week's Ask KPBS/Arts spotlights a few favorites.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: From 'Matilda' To Lang Lang

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: From 'Matilda' To Lang Lang

Feb. 3
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend "Matilda" makes its San Diego debut, plus experience the inaugural AMT Festival.

Ask KPBS/Arts: What (Football-Free Thing) Can I Do On Super Bowl Su...

Ask KPBS/Arts: What (Football-Free Thing) Can I Do On Super Bowl Sunday?

Feb. 2
By Nina Garin

Looking for a non-sporty alternative to Super Bowl Sunday? This week's Ask KPBS/Arts has plenty of options.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: The Future And The Past

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: The Future And The Past

Jan. 27
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend brings an epic journey and a peek at San Diego's next generation of artists.

Broadway/San Diego Announces New Season Plus 'Hamilton' Dates

Broadway/San Diego Announces New Season Plus 'Hamilton' Dates

Jan. 23
By Nina Garin

"Hamilton," "School of Rock" and "Les Miserables" are among standouts for Broadway/San Diego's 2017-2018 season.

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