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San Diego’s Top Weekend Events: An Ambitious Art Show

A photo from Oceanside Museum of Art's UnDocumenta show, which is part of the...

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Above: A photo from Oceanside Museum of Art's UnDocumenta show, which is part of the Pacific Standard Time exhibition.

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Celebrate Mexican Independence Day with a massive art installation and a party in Old Town.

Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA

Visual Arts

Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles.

Led by the Getty, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is the latest collaborative effort from arts institutions across Southern California, including several in San Diego.

Here's a list of local museums participating:

Details: September 2017 through January 2018. Throughout Southern California. Prices vary.

This 2016 photo features a performer from the Mariachi Festival in National City.

Fiestas Patrias 2017

Music, Dance

This Mexican Independence Day celebration begins at noon with the ringing of the traditional Fiestas Patrias bell at the historic Casa de Estudillo at noon.

The celebration, which honors the day Mexico declared independence from Spain in 1821, will feature traditional music and dance groups, equestrian groups, crafts, games and historical presentations.

The park will also have activities and piñatas for children.

Details: Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, 4002 Wallace St., Old Town. Free.

Photo credit: Courtesy of Kaaboo

A photo of an artist painting a mural at the Kaaboo music and arts festival.


Music, Visual Arts

This "music festival for grown ups" takes place over three days at the Del Mar Fairgrounds and prides itself on quality and comfort..

It brings high-profile acts like Pink, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Weezer, Jackson Browne, Ice Cube and many more. There’s also a great comedy stage with Maria Bamford and Patton Oswalt, an impressive collection of art, and areas where you can sample foods from top chefs.

Details: 1 p.m. to midnight Friday; 11 a.m. to midnight Saturday and Sunday. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. $250 to $3,000; find tickets.


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