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San Diego’s Top Weekend Events: From ‘Altar Boyz’ To ‘Nasty Women’

The cast of Coronado Playhouse's

Credit: Courtesy of Coronado Playhouse

Above: The cast of Coronado Playhouse's "Altar Boyz," in this 2017 photo.

This weekend you'll find art for a purpose, singing for salvation, new dance pieces and a rare look at a beloved San Diego conductor.

"Altar Boyz"


Coronado Playhouse opens its latest season with "Altar Boyz," directed and choreographed by Michael Mizerany.

This all-singing, all-dancing production follows five small-town boys - Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan and Abraham - who become a spiritual boy band sensation. You'll join them on the last night of their Raise the Praise Tour as they attempt to save the world, one screaming fan at a time.

Details: 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Through Feb. 19. Coronado Playhouse, 1835 Strand Way, Coronado. $20 to $27; find tickets.

Photo credit: Courtesy of Sasha Koozel Reibstein

"Candy, Candy, Candy," a sculpture by artist Sasha Koozel Reibstein.

Nasty Women Art Exhibition

Visual Arts

This group art exhibition, curated by Barbara Smith, Sasha Koozel Reibstein, Kara West and Tara Centybear, showcases works by artists who identify with the term "Nasty Woman," particularly as Women's Marches happen across the country.

With artwork ranging from $30 to $300, the event also serves as a fundraiser to support organizations defending women’s, LGBT, individual and abortion rights. One hundred percent of proceeds will go to Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest, San Diego LGBT Community Center and La Maestra Community Health Centers.

Details: Opening reception is 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Continues daily through Jan. 28. Helmuth Projects, 1827 5th Ave., Bankers Hill. Free; additional information.

Photo by Manuel Rotenberg

Dancers in the upcoming Janus performance by San Diego Dance Theater.

San Diego Dance Theater's 'Janus And Other Dances Of Beginnings, Transitions, And Endings'


Janus - the Roman god whose perspective is both forward and backward - is the theme of San Diego Dance Theater's latest contemporary dance showcase.

Artistic Director Jean Isaacs will present critically acclaimed repertory including her groundbreaking "Romeos and Juliets," "Elegy," which is an homage to an artist who died during the AIDS crisis, and new material honoring her parents and working class immigrants.

The company dancers will also perform new works by Pablo Francisco Ruvalcaba and Kyle and Gina Sorensen.

Details: 8 p.m. Friday; 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Saville Theatre, San Diego City College, 1313 Park Blvd., downtown. $15 to $35; find tickets.

"Robert Shaw - Man Of Many Voices" Film Screening

Music, Film

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The Choral Consortium of San Diego presents two screenings of "Robert Shaw - Man of Many Voices."

Shaw served as conductor of the San Diego Symphony in the 1950s. These are the only screenings scheduled in Southern California. The documentary examines the conductor's life and rise to national fame, including his work with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus.

The film will be screened at 2 and 4:30 p.m. Between the two showings, there will be a discussion moderated by former San Diego Union-Tribune arts critic James Chute and will feature panelists Todd Schultz (VP Institutional Advancement with San Diego Symphony who sang with the Atlanta Symphony Chorus under Mr. Shaw) and Ann Chase (Artistic Director, CabaretCaccia).

Details: 2 and 4:30 p.m. Saturday. CPMA Performing Arts Theater, 5050 Conrad Ave., Clairemont. $10 to $20; find tickets.


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