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San Diego Weekend Arts Events: To The Earth Festival, Sidro Saturdays, 'The Mango Tree,' Xenos And Art Alive

June 17
By Julia Dixon Evans

Our weekend arts picks include classical music honoring the planet, a fictional band comes to life, SDMA gets the floral treatment, a new San Ysidro art crawl and a Black playwright's world premiere.

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'Say It Loud' Celebrates Juneteenth With Local Black Talent

June 16
By Jade Hindmon, Julia Dixon Evans, Megan Burke

The San Diego Black Artist Collective has put together a week-long festival of art, theater, music and dance celebrating the Black experience to commemorate Juneteenth.

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Can 'In The Heights' Change The Hollywood Landscape?

June 16
By Beth Accomando

“In the Heights” opened last week. It serves up a rare commodity: a big budget Hollywood musical created by a Puerto Rican American, directed by an Asian American and featuring a racially diverse cast. Could this herald a change in Hollywood?

The Civic Theatre in San Diego sits empty in an...

Live Audiences Return To San Diego

June 15
By Jade Hindmon, Julia Dixon Evans

As California lifts pandemic restrictions on crowds and social distancing, San Diego performance venues prepare for a long-awaited return of live audiences.

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OnStage Playhouse Returns To Live Performances With 'Sheepdog'

June 11
By Beth Accomando

OnStage Playhouse reopened last week for in person performances. The play the Chula Vista-based theater company chose for its first live performance in more than a year is "Sheepdog."

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'In The Heights' Makes Some Noise, Spreads Joy On The Big Screen

June 10
By Beth Accomando

Before "Hamilton," Lin-Manuel Miranda created "In the Heights," a musical about the largely Dominican neighborhood of Washington Heights in New York City. Now "Crazy Rich Asians" director Jon M. Chu brings it to the screen.

Joy Yvonne Jones, one of the organizers of San ...

San Diego Weekend Arts Events: 'Say It Loud,' Wagner New Play Festival, Young Choreographers And Mainly Mozart

June 10
By Julia Dixon Evans

Our weekend arts picks include the launch of a theater-centric Juneteenth festival, brand new plays you can listen to on Spotify, outdoor dance from emerging choreographers and Mozart under the stars.

San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Cataphant, Word Up, Zlatomir Fung, Mindanao Dance And Music, Trolley Dances And Omar Pimienta

June 3
By Julia Dixon Evans

This weekend in the arts: Cataphant at Swish Projects, Word Up in-person, cello virtuoso Zlatomir Fung livestream, folk performance from the Philippines, Trolley Dances and Omar Pimienta at Lux.

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San Diego Weekend Arts Events: 'The Bridge,' 'Pick Me Last,' 'The Great Indian Kitchen,' 'Harawi' And 'Measurements Of Progress'

May 27
By Julia Dixon Evans

Our weekend arts picks: Malashock Dance outdoors, new Indian film screening with Chitra Gopalakrishnan's exhibition, UCSD MFA closing reception, an AAPI group show, Project [BLANK]'s latest and La Jolla Playhouse's POP Tour.

San Diego Weekend Arts Events: 'Other Times, Other Places,' SD Master Chorale, 'What's That Sound,' Amir H. Fallah And 'Constellations'

May 20
By Julia Dixon Evans

Our weekend arts picks include outdoor performances by San Diego Dance Theater and SD Master Chorale, a new filmed play at Coronado Playhouse, Lux Art Institute's outgoing regional artist-in-residence and a (virtual) first show from The Shell.

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Turnkey Theatre Debuts Interactive Audio Play 'Homecoming'

April 26
By Beth Accomando

Over the weekend, the recently formed Turnkey Theatre released its first interactive audio production called "Homecoming: A Meditation on the Natural World."

Jasmine Rafael and Ala Tiatia perform in the da...

San Diego Weekend Arts Events: 'Toward Belonging,' Drive-In Opera LOLs, 'Crying In H-Mart,' And Exhibitions Closing Soon

April 29
By Julia Dixon Evans

This weekend in the arts: A dance film commissioned by the La Jolla Playhouse, "The Barber of Seville" drive-in, virtual Mission Creek Festival, Domestic Geographies open house and more art exhibitions closing soon.

A still from the filmed, staged production of K...

Imagining MLK's Final Night In 'The Mountaintop'

April 28
By Julia Dixon Evans

Director Kandace Crystal tackles authenticity, flawed heroes and the power of collaboration with a filmed production of Katori Hall’s play, "The Mountaintop," from Roustabouts Theatre Co., American History Theater and TYPA.

San Diego's Bluestocking Books, pictured in an ...

San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Book Crawl, 'The Mountaintop,' UC San Diego MFAs, Drive-In Opera And QRT.yrd Jazz

April 22
By Julia Dixon Evans

This weekend in the arts: Independent Bookstore Day, The Roustabouts Theatre, "Measurements of Progress," "The Barber of Seville" drive-in opera and pianist Christian Sands.

Actor Grantham Coleman is Hamlet in The Old Glo...

Bringing The Sounds And Drama Of 'Hamlet' To The Radio

April 22
By Julia Dixon Evans

The Old Globe brings the politics, family sagas, ghosts and that epic sword fight in Shakespeare's "Hamlet" to radio audiences.

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