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San Diego’s Top Weekend Events: Jazz, Electro-Punk And Historic Houses

A photo of a house from South Park's Old House Fair.

Credit: Christie Turner.

Above: A photo of a house from South Park's Old House Fair.

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This weekend brings jazz and ballet, some electro-punk and a tour of South Park's historic houses.

South Park Old House Fair


If you’re a fan of vintage houses, South Park's Old House Fair celebrates the neighborhood's historic architecture.

The South Park community was built in late 1800s and many of those old homes have been restored to their original beauty. This 20th annual event leads you through five featured neighborhood houses. You can go on a docent-led tour, or follow a map and go at your own pace.

Throughout the neighborhood, there will also be renovation workshops, chats with architects and a bicycle tour of the neighborhood.

Details: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Starting point is Rose Wine Bar, 2219 30th St., South Park. $30 to $48; find tickets to the Old House Fair.

Photo credit: Courtesy of San Diego Ballet

A promotional photo for San Diego Ballet's Night of Jazz and Dance. Pictured is Camille McPherson, ballerina and daughter of jazz musician, Charles McPherson.

San Diego Ballet's A Night of Jazz and Dance

Music, Dance

San Diego Ballet presents A Night of Jazz & Dance, featuring original music by jazz greats Charles McPherson and Kamau Kenyatta.

The jazz is played live on stage while ballet dancers perform contemporary choreography by Javier Velasco. Rather than traditional ballerinas in tutus and hair buns, the feel is more relaxed and flirty, inspired by the improvisation of jazz.

Saturday night's performance features the return of Chelsy Meiss Fain, who is now a soloist at the National Ballet of Canada.

Details: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Lyceum Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza, downtown. $35 to $50; find tickets to San Diego Ballet.

MGMT Video "Me and Michael"



Indie band MGMT combines psychedelic pop with electronica, resulting in beloved radio hits like "Electric Feel" and "Kids."

Formed in Brooklyn in 2002, the band got its start as a punk performance duo, but has evolved into a (sometimes) radio-friendly band that is set to perform at the San Diego Civic Theatre.

MGMT's latest album is "Little Dark Age," which veers further from the band's art-punk beginnings into a more polished sound, like the song "Me and Michael."

Details: 8 p.m. Saturday. Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown. $41 to $47; find tickets to MGMT.


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