San Diego’s Top Weekend Events: Fleetwood, Vile And Holiday Lights
Friday, December 7, 2018
Credit: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
This weekend is full of classics, from a treasured Balboa Park event to a classic rock band. Plus an underground music star returns to San Diego.
Nina Garin, editor/producer, KPBS/Arts Calendar
Rock band Fleetwood Mac celebrates its 50th anniversary with a reunion concert.
The band brings back Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie and Christine McVie to sing timeless hits like “Gypsy,” “Rhiannon” and “Landslide.”
Of course, Fleetwood Mac has always been surrounded by drama, and this time around, Lindsey Buckingham will not be on the tour. Instead, he’ll be replaced by Neil Finn of Crowded House and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell.
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday. Viejas Arena, 5500 Canyon Crest Drive, SDSU. $69.50 to $299.50; find tickets to Fleetwood Mac
Kurt Vile and the Violators
If you’re more interested in stars from the current music scene, make sure to catch Kurt Vile.
Vile is a young Pennsylvania musician whose songs have a fuzzed-out sound blended with creative songwriting and a self-reflective point of view. Compare him to Tom Petty, Sonic Youth and Pavement.
Vile’s been performing with like-minded Australian musician Courtney Barnett lately, but for his San Diego concert, he’ll be playing with his backing band The Violators.
Details: 8 p.m. Sunday. The Observatory, 2891 University Ave., North Park. $33; find tickets to Kurt Vile.
Music, Visual Arts, Food
San Diego’s biggest holiday event is here.
December Nights brings out hundreds of thousands of people to enjoy free museum admission, take in the special holiday lights and try food from around the world.
The two-day event also has performances by local choirs, dance schools and theater groups at stages throughout the park.
Remember: December Nights gets really crowded, so it’s best to show up early, take public transportation, wear layers and comfortable shoes, and have plenty of cash on hand for food, drinks and holiday shopping.
Details: 3 to 11 tonight; noon to 11 p.m. Saturday. Throughout Balboa Park. Free; find details about December Nights.
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