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San Diego’s Top Weekend Events: From Yuna To Twyla

SACRA/PROFANA is a choral group that blends classical and pop music.

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Above: SACRA/PROFANA is a choral group that blends classical and pop music.

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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.

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Rossini's "La Cenerentola" ("Cinderella") is performed at Opera Queensland in this undated photo. The opera will be in San Diego in October.

San Diego Opera Presents 'La Cenerentola (Cinderella)'


San Diego Opera opens its season with "La Cenerentola (Cinderella)."

In this Italian opera, Gioachino Rossini’s puts the popular "Cinderella" to life in a performance that celebrates virtue and kindness.

The performance stars Lauren McNeese as Angelina (Cinderella), David Portillo as Don Ramiro, and Ashraf Sewailam as Alidoro.

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.

Photo credit: Courtesy of La Jolla Music Society

A photo from Twyla Tharp Dance.

Twyla Tharp


La Jolla Music Society presents Twyla Tharp Dance's 50th Anniversary Tour.

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

Music, Family

If you've been wanting to bring little ones to the symphony, this is a good weekend to do it.

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This concert introduces symphonic music for the entire family, thanks to Prokofiev’s charming "Peter and the Wolf." The musical story will feature young actors from San Diego Junior Theatre.

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.

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Yuna is a pop singer from Malaysia considered the first crossover artist from that country.



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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