San Diego’s Top Weekend Events: From Yuna To Twyla
Friday, October 21, 2016
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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: From Yuna to Twyla
Nina Garin, editor/producer, KPBS/Arts Calendar
This weekend brings a tribute to Prince, pop music from Malaysia and the best of Twyla Tharp.
SACRA/PROFANA Prince Tribute
Local professional vocal ensemble SACRA/PROFANA opens its season with a tribute to Prince.
The 24-member vocal ensemble will perform a complete rendition of Prince's iconic "Purple Rain" album. The 80's soundtrack will be arranged in a variety of ways from a cappella to instrumental.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday at The Industry, 861 Harold Place, Suite 103, Chula Vista. 6:30 p.m. Sunday at WorldBeat Cultural Center, 2100 Park Blvd., Balboa Park. $10 to $30. Find tickets.
San Diego Opera Presents 'La Cenerentola (Cinderella)'
In this Italian opera, Gioachino Rossini’s puts the popular "Cinderella" to life in a performance that celebrates virtue and kindness.
Details: 7 p.m. Saturday, Tuesday, Oct. 25 and Friday, Oct. 28; 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29. San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown. Find tickets.
The Tony Award-winning choreographer is one of the first people to cross ballet with pop music and she's been creating groundbreaking pieces for decades. Her company, Twyla Tharp Dance, celebrates 50 years with a show that features three popular pieces: 1976's "Country Dances," 1980's "Brahms Paganini," and 2016's "Beethoven Opus 130."
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday. Spreckels Theatre, 121 Broadway, downtown. $20 to $75; find tickets.
"Peter and the Wolf" at San Diego Symphony
If you've been wanting to bring little ones to the symphony, this is a good weekend to do it.
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Before the show there will be an Instrument Discovery Zone, representatives from the California Wolf Center and an ensemble from a local youth orchestra.
Details: 2 p.m. Sunday. Jacobs Music Center, 750 B St., downtown. $20 to $85; find tickets.
Yuna is a singer/songwriter from Malaysia who has become the first artist from that country to crossover into American pop music.
She's attracting international crowds thanks to her blend of contemporary pop, acoustic folk and soulful R&B. Yuna's personally charged songs are earning comparisons to Feist, Adele and Norah Jones.
Details: 9 p.m. Monday. The Music Box, 1337 India St., Little Italy. $23 to $38; find tickets.
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