San Diego’s Top Weekend Arts Events: J-Lo, Avocados And BunnyKitty
Friday, June 7, 2019
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We love avocados here in San Diego, so much that there’s an entire festival devoted to the green fruit. Plus Jennifer Lopez celebrates a milestone birthday, and the San Diego Festival of the Arts returns.
Jennifer Lopez's celebrates her 50th birthday in true J-Lo style: a glitzy, party-themed tour that stops in San Diego on Monday.
This is Lopez’s first tour in six years, so expect everything to be over-the-top, from costumes covered in sequins and feathers to cutting-edge choreography.
As for the concert, it will focus on her hits from the last 20 years like "On The Floor" and "Jenny from the Block," and it will also feature performances by stars from her reality TV show, "World of Dance."
Details: 8 p.m. Monday. Pechanga Arena San Diego, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., Midway District. $64.95 to $504.95; find tickets to Jennifer Lopez.
Music, Visual Arts
Avolution Fest is the quintessential Southern California experience. It's a sunset festival featuring live music, art installations and ... avocados.
Listen to bands like St. Lucia and Lost Kings as you sample avocado-themed treats and cocktails prepared by local food trucks.
Make sure to bring your camera because the place will be peppered with enough avocado art and murals to make your photos the envy of all your Instagram friends.
Details: 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday. Broadway Pier, 1000 North Harbor Drive, Embarcadero. $20 to $25; find tickets to Avolution Fest.
San Diego Festival of the Arts
Visual Arts, Music
There are plenty of outdoor arts festivals, but the San Diego Festival of Arts has earned a reputation for being a more elegant and refined affair. The event returns for its 33rd year featuring two days of curated art, food, live music and more.
This year, graffiti and skateboard artist Dave Ross, also known as Persue, will be a spotlight artist, showcasing his popular superhero character BunnyKitty. Ross was raised in San Diego but moved to Brooklyn in 2014.
Performing will be a lineup of popular local musicians including Nina Francis, Tom Griesgraber, Peter Sprague and more.
Details: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Highway, Embarcadero. $12 to $16; find tickets to the San Diego Festival of the Arts.
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