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Actor, storyteller and teaching artist Bibi Mam...

San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Oral Storytelling At The Old Globe, Italian Film Festival And A Virtual Goth Night

Sept. 24
By Julia Dixon Evans

Our arts and culture picks for the weekend ahead feature an oral tradition workshop, innovative digital theater, the launch party for the San Diego Italian Film Festival, a new protest photography exhibition, a livestreamed goth night from the Casbah and songwriter Amenta Abioto.

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'Normalize Radical': Photographer Johnny Nguyen's Retrospective Show

Sept. 24
By Julia Dixon Evans

Oceanside's Hill Street Country Club art space will host a retrospective of Nguyen's decade of protest photography, with in-person, socially distanced receptions this weekend and appointment or online viewing through November.

A broken storefront window at North Park's Folk...

Folk Arts Rare Records Enlists Artist Celeste Byers For Ruth Bader Ginsburg Mural

Sept. 22
By Julia Dixon Evans

A broken storefront window and an esteemed local muralist come together in North Park for community solidarity and a reminder to continue RBG's fight for equality.

A work by regional artist Beliz Iristay is part...

San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Cosmo Whyte And Beliz Iristay, Dance Film, Latino Film Festival And The Niceties

Sept. 17
By Julia Dixon Evans

The new normal in the arts and culture scene in San Diego is an ever-evolving mix of formats and this weekend has it all: in-person gallery experiences, virtual theater and dance, and digital film festivals.

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SD Rep Turns 'A Weekend With Pablo Picasso' Into A Film

Sept. 15
By Beth Accomando

Since the age of 7, Herbert Siguenza has been obsessed with artist Pablo Picasso. Now, because the pandemic has forced The San Diego REP to present its plays online, Siguenza has had the opportunity to turn his play "A Weekend With Pablo Picasso" into a film.

Ray Chambers and Hawthorne James perform in Nor...

San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Blues, Douglass Versus Lincoln, And Remembering Voz Alta

Sept. 10
By Julia Dixon Evans

Our weekend arts and culture picks deliver in-person art at Best Practice, the San Diego Blues Fest and North Coast Rep's new production of 'Necessary Sacrifices.'

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'Portaleza' Reimagines What An Online Experience Can Be

Sept. 9
By Beth Accomando

La Jolla Playhouse’s WOW, or Without Walls, Festival was forced online by COVID-19. But as a site-specific event, the restrictions of quarantine have simply become a creative challenge. The latest Digital WOW work to debut is "Portaleza" and displays an innovative approach to creating a virtual experience.

Craft beer branding and label design, as shown ...

A Guide To San Diego's First Design Week

Sept. 8
By Julia Dixon Evans

San Diego's multifaceted design community — architecture, fashion, tech, style, music, art, home design, food and beverage design — comes together for exhibitions, workshops, panels, shows and more.

Clockwise from top left: work by Griselda Rosas...

San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Latinx Theater, San Diego Art Prize, Performance Art And Math Rock

Sept. 3
By Julia Dixon Evans

In San Diego this weekend, you'll find new plays by emerging and acclaimed voices in Latinx theater, a couple of in-person visual art experiences, and an instrumental rock performance live streamed from an empty venue.

Elizabeth Salaam is set to open a new performan...

Elizabeth Salaam Turns Healing Into Writing Into A Performance Art Exhibition

Sept. 2
By Julia Dixon Evans

"Write or Die" is a live, interactive performance art exhibition at You Belong Here — with small group appointments or virtual viewing.

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San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Books, Surf Rock, New Dance And Myth

Aug. 27
By Julia Dixon Evans

Our picks for art and culture this weekend include the San Diego Festival of Books, Puerto livestreaming from the Casbah stage, The Rosin Box's August Series and a tapestry by Carlos Castro Arias.

Artist Carolyn Ramos is drawing every single wo...

San Diego Artist Is Drawing Every Single Seinfeld Girlfriend

Aug. 27
By Julia Dixon Evans

Local illustrator Carolyn Ramos, former art director of San Diego CityBeat, is using the pandemic to create a poster for each girlfriend in the iconic pop culture show.

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Beverly Pepper Sculptures Now On Display At UTC Shopping Mall

Aug. 26
By Julia Dixon Evans

A partnership between MCASD and the Westfield mall brings contemporary art to the public … and the outdoors.

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San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Mary Corse, SummerFest, Border Murals And Disney At The Drive-In

Aug. 20
By Julia Dixon Evans

Find chamber music, fine contemporary art, a new cross-border mural project and "The Princess and the Frog" at the drive-in.

Claudia Cano is Rosa Hernandez, a performance a...

Claudia Cano To Discuss Art And The Latinx Workforce With MCASD

Aug. 19
By Julia Dixon Evans

Local artist asks "Who can be comfortable being served?" as her performance-based art takes on new meaning during the pandemic.

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