San Diego’s Top Weekend Events: Pops and ‘Dolls’
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Credit: Courtesy of the San Diego Symphony
San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Pops and 'Dolls'
Nina Garin, editor/producer, KPBS/Arts Calendar
From Star Spangled Pops to "Guys and Dolls," this weekend is all about iconic arts events.
Bayside Summer Nights 2017: Star Spangled Pops
The San Diego Symphony opens its Bayside Summer Nights with Star Spangled Pops, a Fourth of July event with the San Diego Symphony.
This all-American program features hits from movies, Broadway tunes and popular music, along with a military salute and a grand fireworks finale.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Embarcadero Marina Park South, 200 Marina Parkway, Embarcadero. $26 to $100; find tickets.
Looking for Fireworks?
The KPBS 4th of July events roundup includes parades, fireworks displays and lots more. Find it here.
"Guys and Dolls"
The Old Globe stages its first-ever production of "Guys and Dolls," a show considered one of the greatest musicals of all time.
Here's the story: Nathan Detroit is having trouble keeping his "oldest established permanent floating crap game" going. He’s also got his hands full with his marriage-minded girlfriend Adelaide. But when Nathan makes a bet with high-roller Sky Masterson, his problems appear to be solved.
But what people remember most are the songs, including "Luck Be a Lady," "I’ve Never Been in Love Before," and "Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat."
Details: Runs July 2 through Aug. 13 (dates and times vary). Old Globe Theatre, Balboa Park. $40 to $105; find tickets.
San Diego County Fair
Visual Arts, Music
It's your last weekend for pig races, Krispy Kreme chicken sandwiches and ocean-view Ferris wheel rides. The 2017 San Diego County Fair 's final day is Tuesday, July 4.
Here are some concert highlights: Dan + Shay on Friday; Jeff Foxworthy on Saturday; Paquita La Del Barrio on Sunday; War with Malo on Monday; and 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Band and Anjelah Johnson on Tuesday.
Details: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Monday and Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. Free to $18; find tickets.
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