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San Diego’s Top Weekend Arts Events: From Dance To Cabaret

A 2018 photo from Collage dance show.

Credit: San Diego Civic Dance Arts

Above: A 2018 photo from Collage dance show.

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If you’re a football fan, you already know what you’re doing this Super Bowl weekend. But also happening this weekend is a romantic cabaret, a dance showcase and the return of a popular indie band.

"Collage 2019: Dream Big"


Every year, dancers from San Diego Civic Dance Company put on a show called "Collage" that features tap, jazz, hip hop and more.

This year's theme is "Dream Big" and student dancers will perform uplifting pieces by locally and internationally renowned choreographers. For 2019, there will be new dances by local favorite Michael Mizerany and "So You Think You Can Dance" judge Mia Michaels.

This show is a great, low-cost opportunity to see a variety of dance styles in one place. Plus, it showcases dancers of all ages, sizes and ethnicities.

*There will be no performance this Sunday.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Fridays; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Through Feb. 17. Casa del Prado, 1600 Village Place, Balboa Park. $8 to $15; find tickets to "Collage".

Photo credit: Moonlight Stage

A promotional poster for "Kiss & Tell: A Valentine's Cabaret."

"Kiss and Tell - A Valentine's Cabaret"

Theater, Music

Moonlight Amphitheatre gets in the romantic spirit with "Kiss & Tell - A Valentine’s Cabaret."

This show features performances by real-life theatrical couples from San Diego. They’ll be singing Broadway favorites, plus new songs from "A Star is Born" and "Mary Poppins Returns."

Actors Katie Sapper and Charlie Gange will sing "I’ve Got A Crush on You," and Colleen Kollar Smith and Lance Arthur Smith will sing "It Only Takes a Moment" among others.

And there will be two duets via satellite. Steve Glaudini will sing with his wife, Bets Malone, who is working in Palm Springs. And Nancy Carr will sing with husband Geno Carr, who is performing in "Come From Away" on Broadway.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday. Club M at Moonlight Amphitheatre, 120 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista. $30; find tickets to Kiss & Tell.

Photo credit: 15 Passenger

A 2018 photo illustration of the band Cursive.



Alternative band Cursive returns to San Diego as part of the Casbah’s 30th anniversary celebration.

The Omaha band started as an emo outfit before developing into a group with intricate music and conceptual, unpredictable lyrics.

Cursive released a new album in 2018, which sees the band evolve into a slower place, bringing back a cellist and an anxious tone that mirrors the current political climate.

Details: 9:30 p.m. Friday. Casbah, 2501 Kettner Blvd., Midtown. $25 to $30; find tickets to Cursive.


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