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

A 2017 photo from Moxie Theatre's

Credit: Courtesy of Moxie Theatre

Above: A 2017 photo from Moxie Theatre's "The Revolutionists."

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


Nina Garin, editor/producer, KPBS/Arts Calendar


This weekend brings art in unconventional ways -- plus it is your last chance to see some popular local shows.

Last Chance Shows


Several popular shows close on Sunday, including:

"The Old Man and The Old Moon" at The Globe, a fable told through shadow puppets and song, about a man whose job is to fill the moon with the light that spills out of it each night.

San Diego Musical Theatre's "Damn Yankees," the classic musical about a man who sells his soul to the devil so his Washington Nationals can finally beat the New York Yankees.

New Village Arts' "Having Our Say," the story of two African-American women witnessing major changes in the United States over the 20th Century.

"The Revolutionists" at Moxie, a comedy set during the French Revolution about violence, art, and how to change the world.

Cygnet's "Shockheaded Peter," a macabre and darkly funny show based on German fairy tales from 1845.

Photo credit: Courtesy of County Regional Airport Authority

An artist rendering of "Carry On," a new art piece for the San Diego International Airport.

Airport Art Workshop

Visual Arts

This weekend you will be able to help create new art that will be featured at San Diego International Airport.

Artist Walter Hood is working on "Carry On," a piece that will be made up of hundreds of X-ray images of luggage, each containing one unique, personal object. Hood plans to use ideas from the community about what should be shown inside the bags. The goal is to create a project that showcases the city's diverse population.

On Friday and Saturday, meet the artist and bring an object for the project, one that answers these questions:

— What is a memorable personal object that reminds you of your home?

— What is a memorable personal object that reminds you of your neighborhood?

— What is a memorable personal object that brings you comfort?

Details: 4 to 7 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. AjA Youth + Photography Transformation, 4089 Fairmount Ave., City Heights. Free; additional information.

A promotional poster for the Museum School's annual art auction.

Art Auction for the Museum School

Visual Arts

The Museum School is a public charter that focuses on the arts. Because of this, the school's fundraising events feel more like stylish art openings than obligatory parent functions.

The latest event is the Museum School's art auction, a show that features original work by some of San Diego's best visual artists, including some that show internationally and in local museums.

You will be able to buy pieces from Siobhan Arnold, Dia Bassett, Claudia Cano, Matt Devine, Einar & Jamex de la Torre, Beliz Iristay, Perry Vasquez and even Museum School director Phil Beaumont.

It's a good way to begin or build on your art collection, plus proceeds from the pieces benefit the Museum School.

Details: 6 p.m. Saturday. Bread & Salt, 1955 Julian Ave., Barrio Logan. Free; additional information.

Photo credit: Courtesy of Words Alive

A photo of an actress posed as Molly Bloom, a character from James Joyce's "Ulysses."

San Diego Bloomsday Event

Storytelling, Literature

Bloomsday is a day to celebrate Irish writer James Joyce, specifically his novel "Ulysses." It's honored around the world every year on June 16.

The San Diego Public Library and Write Out Loud partner to present Molly Bloom's Soliloquy and other stories. Cynthia Gerber will be the featured reader and there will be Irish music by Eamon Carrol starting at 6:30 p.m.

Details: 7 p.m. Friday. San Diego Central Public Library, 330 Park Blvd., East Village. Free; additional information.

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