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San Diego’s Top Weekend Arts Events: Tap, Cellos And Dinosaurs

A photo from SDMT's

Photo by Ken Jacques

Above: A photo from SDMT's "Crazy for You."

GUEST: Nina Garin, editor/producer, KPBS/Arts Calendar

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You know it’s a good weekend when there’s tap dancing and dinosaurs involved.

"Crazy for You"

Theater, Dance

San Diego Musical Theatre stages the classic musical "Crazy for You," a zany romantic comedy set in Deadrock, Nevada - a small town where cowboys can dance and where New York businessmen want to settle down.

The show is set to favorite George and Ira Gershwin songs like "I’ve Got Rhythm" and "Someone to Watch Over Me," plus it’s written by comedic playwright Ken Ludwig, so the dialogue is filled with word play and one-liners.

There are mistaken identities and lovers' quarrels, but what makes this show a standout is the ambitious dance numbers - especially the tap sequences choreographed by Jill Gorrie.

Details: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays; 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. Through March 3. Horton Grand Theatre, 444 Fourth Ave., downtown. $30 to $70; find tickets to "Crazy for You."

Photo credit: Courtesy of 2Cellos

A photo of Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser from 2Cellos.

2Cellos

Music

2Cellos is a group of classically-trained Croatian cellists who plug in their instruments to make music that combines favorite rock songs with classical compositions. Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser are equally comfortable handling Bach and Nirvana.

2Cellos is best known for its covers of Michael Jackson’s "Smooth Criminal" and Nirvana’s "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and you can expect to hear this kind of blend when they perform in San Diego this weekend.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Pechanga Arena San Diego, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., Midway District. $36.50 to $129.50; find tickets to 2Cellos.

Photo credit: Courtesy of IMDB

A movie poster from "Jurassic Park."

"Jurassic Park" In Concert

Music, Film

The San Diego Symphony brings a new level of excitement to Steven Spielberg’s "Jurassic Park."

The Oscar-winning film about a dinosaur theme park will be projected on a large screen while the orchestra performs the score live as the movie plays.

The music is by legendary composer John Williams, and along with watching the drama on screen, you can watch the symphony musicians tackle this thrilling, complex score.

Details: 8 p.m. Saturday. Jacobs Music Center, 750 B St., downtown. $20 to $76; find tickets to "Jurassic Park" in Concert.

Video by Roland Lizarondo

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