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Damage to San Diego artist Scott Gengelbach's w...

Artworks Vandalized In Local Outdoor Exhibition

Dec. 1
By Julia Dixon Evans

Three works of art damaged in the Mesa College drive-thru art exhibition feature images or text related to law enforcement.

San Diego band Scary Pierre performs to an empt...

Roundtable: How COVID-19 Changed Local Arts

Nov. 27
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

A special edition of KPBS Roundtable discusses the impact of COVID-19 on local arts, from the cancellation of big events to the pandemic's influence on artistic expression.

Rafael Payare conducts at Copley Symphony Hall ...

San Diego Weekend Arts Events: The Symphony, SoulKiss Theater, Bryan Ali Sanchez, Contemporary Music, New Dance And More

Nov. 19
By Julia Dixon Evans

Our weekend picks for the arts include new short plays by emerging Black playwrights, Bryan Ali Sanchez's solo exhibition at Bread and Salt, the San Diego Symphony's innovative performance, and a virtual dance performance, contemporary trumpet, harp and percussion

Pac-Man induction graphic released by Comic-Con...

Pac-Man Chosen As Newest Inductee To Comic-Con Museum's Character Hall Of Fame

Nov. 19
By City News Service

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Pac-Man, which is the highest-grossing video game ever made, according to the museum.

Actor Jessica John performs in the Roustabouts ...

San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Virtual Ballet, Drive-Thru Art, Cedrice, Women In Film And A Refugee Play

Nov. 13
By Julia Dixon Evans

This weekend's top arts events include offerings from City Ballet, the Women's Museum of California, Roustabouts Theatre Co., Mesa College Art Gallery, and a Gill Sotu-curated showcase.

Cameron Braselton closes the patio to his Ocean...

Roundtable: Tighter COVID-19 Restrictions Return To San Diego

Nov. 13
By Alison St John, Bennett Lacy

Many local businesses will be forced to reduce capacity as San Diego slides into the state's most restrictive COVID-19 operating tier, women running for political office in San Diego County tell their stories about confronting receiving threats and harassment on social media, and artists go to court to preserve murals slated for demolition at a middle school in Logan Heights.

Works of art on large banners grace a parking l...

Mesa College's Drive-Thru Exhibition Innovates Art And Education

Nov. 12
By Julia Dixon Evans

A new exhibition featuring 35 striking new works by a broad range of established and emerging artists opens this weekend at Mesa College … in the parking lot.

Local arts group Project [BLANK]'s shadow puppe...

'Hanjo' Transforms Opera’s Playground

Nov. 5
By Julia Dixon Evans

Local arts group Project [BLANK]'s shadow puppet digital opera recently won a nationwide award — and challenges how to record and engineer orchestral and opera works in digital platforms.

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San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Sculptural Exhibitions, Filipino Film, ArtWalk And Latin Chamber Music

Nov. 5
By Julia Dixon Evans

Our picks for the arts this weekend: Tom Driscoll at ICE Gallery, Anne Mudge, Kline Swonger, Marisol Rendón and Bianca Juarez at Cannon Art Gallery. Plus Sine Kwento Filipino stories and film, Camarada's Latin chamber music and ArtWalk Liberty Station is back.

An ofrenda by Mariah Romero is pictured in an u...

Spooky San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Halloween Theater, Día De Los Muertos, Wearable Art And Dead Man's Party

Oct. 29
By Julia Dixon Evans

Our picks for this creepiest of weekends: Edgar Allen Poe readings, Shakespeare at SDMA, Teros Gallery's outdoor event, virtual fashion at OMA, spooky organ music, an Oingo Boingo cover band, a community ofrenda and much more.

An undated photograph taken at Chicano Park is ...

Honoring Chicano Park's 50 Year History — And Its Future

Oct. 28
By Julia Dixon Evans

'La Tierra Mia," Bob Dominguez's new book and photography exhibition features archival photography from Chicano Park's 1970 takeover and onward, including contemporary work by young photographers.

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San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Good Trouble, RIP Bar Pink, Baroque Women, The Breath Project, Bruce Lee And More

Oct. 22
By Julia Dixon Evans

This weekend's art and culture offerings include Hiroshima Mockingbirds at Bar Pink, Blindspot Collective's multidisciplinary live theater, the nationwide Breath Project, Bach Collegium livestream, "La Tierra Mia" at Swish Projects and "Be Water" at the SDAFF drive-in.

Murals in San Ysidro and near Tijuana's Institu...

Public Art Connects Neighborhoods Across The Border

Oct. 21
By Julia Dixon Evans

Murals in San Ysidro and near Tijuana's Instituto Municipal de Arte y Cultura (IMAC) connect seven cross-border artists and provide critical access to art to the two communities.

PGK Dance Project takes the virtual stage with ...

San Diego Weekend Arts Events: #SaveOurStages, PGK Dance, Drive-Thru Art, Oceanside Culture And More

Oct. 15
By Julia Dixon Evans

Our picks for the arts and culture this weekend include the San Diego International Film Festival, live music, a lot of drive-in experiences, Oceanside's vibrant culture, virtual dance and plenty more.

Jean Lowe's new site-specific installation at Q...

Artist Jean Lowe Plays With Depictions Of Women

Oct. 15
By Julia Dixon Evans

A new site-specific installation at Quint ONE, "POW!" is a conceptual look at the portrayals of women in art as "all nostrils and teeth and boobs."

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