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A 2018 promotional photo of musician Billie Eilish.

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Above: A 2018 promotional photo of musician Billie Eilish.

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This weekend, a longtime San Diego artist gets a museum retrospective, 91X presents its holiday concert and we look forward to the return of Mary Poppins!

Wrex the Halls


Wrex the Halls is a holiday concert put on by radio station 91X and it stands out for showcasing a wide range of alternative music - from old favorites to rising stars.

Headlining the show is Death Cab for Cutie, a 2000s band with heartfelt lyrics that was the soundtrack to many popular TV shows and movies. You heard Death Cab for Cutie on "The O.C.," "Gossip Girl" and even the Twilight soundtrack.

Also performing is 16-year-old singer Billie Eilish. Her music is a blend of indie electronica with a dark edge, like Lana Del Rey or Lorde. But Eilish has a sound all her own and she recently performed a sold-out show in San Diego, so make sure to catch her before she’s even more famous.

The other bands performing at Wrex the Halls are Third Eye Blind, Lord Huron, The Interruptors and Barns Courtney.

Details: 5:30 tonight. Pechanga Arena San Diego, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., Midway District. $50 to $95; find tickets to Wrex the Halls

Bob Matheny, Untitled (from The Personification of Marcel Duchamp), 1972, digital print, courtesy of the artist. Photo: Bob Schneider

Bob Matheny: Almost Anonymous

Visual Arts

The San Diego History Center presents "Bob Matheny: Almost Anonymous" an exhibit that pays tribute to the longtime San Diego artist.

This is the first major museum survey of his work, and will showcase everything from his early typography and graphic design to his sculptures and recent three-letter-word paintings.

Matheny was also Southwestern College's first full-time art teacher and he founded the school's art gallery.

The grand opening will feature an appearance by Matheny, and his work will be on view through March 24, 2019.

Details: 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday. San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite #3, Casa de Balboa Building, Balboa Park. Free; find details about Almost Anonymous.

Photo credit: Courtesy of Disney

A 2018 photo from the movie "Mary Poppins Returns."

'Mary Poppins Returns'


The sequel to "Mary Poppins" is almost finally here!

"Mary Poppins Returns" follows siblings Jane and Michael Banks now that they're adults. After a family loss, Mary Poppins returns to take care of the youngest set of Banks children.

The film stars Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins and Lin-Manuel Miranda as Jack the chimney sweep. Meryl Streep, Colin Firth and Dick Van Dyke are also in the cast.

Details:Opens Wednesday, Dec. 19 at local movie theaters. find tickets to "Mary Poppins Returns."

San Diego's Weekend Arts Preview


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