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How To Get Your Arts Fix While On Lockdown

The founders of Moxie Theatre are pictured in an undated photograph.
Ash & Arrow Photography
The founders of Moxie Theatre are pictured in an undated photograph.
So what if we can't go to a concert or play? San Diego may be on lockdown because of the coronavirus, but that doesn't mean performers have stopped performing or that we can't see or hear them.

The weekend is here, but the usual weekend activities are not, thanks to COVID-19. While we are all locked down, there are no plays, no movies, no exhibits, no concerts to attend.

Except there are.

It's the digital age, and there is a whole world out there of virtual and on-line performances and artist video biographies available to anyone with a computer or smart TV.

Villa Musica in Sorrento Valley, for instance, is an entire world of music classes, lessons and performances for all ages. Villa Musica is offering a live concert via satellite tonight at 7 p.m., featuring piano faculty member Kyle Adam Blair.

Related: LiveFromTheVilla - Kyle Adam Blair, piano

Bread and Salt, the art gallery in Logan Heights, is offering live interviews with artists on Instagram. Today at 1 p.m., Melissa Walter. Saturday at 1 p.m., Panca.

And then there's the case of Spanish guitarist Pablo Sainz Villegas. Because of the virus, he's stranded in La Jolla, away from his family in Madrid. At 10 a.m. on Sunday, he will debut a weekly live stream performance on his website.

The Museum of Photographic Arts is closed at the moment. But it is featuring a video of Chu Chu, a Chinese woman photographer whose work is in the current MOPA exhibition "Out of the Shadows."

Related: ‘Out Of The Shadows’ Lights Up Contemporary Chinese Photography

Moxie Theatre in the College Area is offering plays for and about quarantine via Zoom, starting tonight at 8 p.m. with a second performance on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Related: A New Type Of Theater Logs On With Moxie’s Zoom Play Festival

The Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach will re-launch its live music download store on Monday with about 100 live audio recordings, including local bands. They will run a 90-day program where the proceeds go to staff and the artists who participate.