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San Diego’s Top Weekend Events: New Films, The Moz And Paula!

A promotional photo of musician Morrissey.

Credit: Courtesy of San Diego Symphony

Above: A promotional photo of musician Morrissey.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: New Films, The Moz And Paula!

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Nina Garin, editor/producer, KPBS/Arts Calendar

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Coronado is lining the streets with stars for the start of its own film festival this weekend, and both a rock star and a pop star from the past show what they can do in the present.

Morrissey

Music

Morrissey, the revered former lead singer of '80s alternative group The Smiths, returns for a show at Copley Symphony Hall.

Since going solo in the late 1980s, Morrissey has become known for things beyond his music, including his extreme vegetarianism, hugely devoted Mexican fan base, a penchant for cancelling shows and some controversial political views.

Even so, Morrissey is still associated with songs about social alienation, longing and tragic romance. His style fuses melancholy with wit in a way that continues to draw fans to his concerts.

Details: 8 p.m. Saturday. Jacobs Music Center, 750 B St., downtown; find tickets to Morrissey.

Photo credit: Courtesy of Coronado Island Film Festival

A 2018 photo from Alfonso Cuarón's film "Roma."

Coronado Island Film Festival

Film, Festivals

The third annual Coronado Island Film Festival spotlights a variety of documentaries, short films, culinary movies and pre-releases.

Highlights include the San Diego premiere of Alfonso Cuarón's "Roma"; a first look at "Green Book" starring Linda Cardellini, Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali; as well as early releases of "Widows" and "The Favourite."

The weekend also features special events like Leonard Maltin's Celebrity Tribute, panels, educational workshops, behind-the-scenes lunches and more.

Details:10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday. Various venues throughout Coronado. $15 to $235; find tickets to Coronado Island Film Festival.

Photo credit: Courtesy of Ticketmaster

A 2018 promotional photo of musician Paula Abdul.

Paula Abdul

Music

Beloved pop music star Paula Abdul brings her Straight Up Paula! tour to San Diego.

This tour celebrates the 30th anniversary of her debut album, "Forever Your Girl," which featured hits like "Straight Up," "Cold Hearted," "Opposites Attract" and "The Way That You Love Me."

Abdul became even more popular after her stint as a judge on "American Idol," and her work on other reality shows like "Live to Dance and "The X-Factor."

This concert will be a collection of hits paired with her trademark choreography and some personal stories, too.

Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday. Jacobs Music Center, 750 B St., downtown. $26.50 to $126; find tickets to Paula Abdul.

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