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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.

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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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Local Art Conservators To Preserve Protest Art

Aug. 18
By Julia Dixon Evans

Balboa Art Conservation Center's new program, Preserve Community Art, will kick off with a project gathering and preserving social justice art, enlisting the help of youth.

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San Diego Weekend Arts Events: A Beirut Benefit, Maneki Neko, '90s Nostalgia And California Impressionism

Aug. 13
By Julia Dixon Evans

A livestreamed concert by Natula, a finger puppet workshop, a new online exhibition of figurine sculptures at Thumbprint and OMA's virtual California road trip

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Contemporary Sculpture Becomes Original Jazz At SDMA

Aug. 13
By Julia Dixon Evans

Dewain Valentine's 1978 "Circle, Blue-Violet" is transformed — using science — into a work of original avant-garde jazz by local trumpeter Steph Richards.

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Local Illustrator Brings The Sweet And The Macabre To A New Children's Book

Aug. 12
By Julia Dixon Evans

San Diego artist and author Susie Ghahremani has a new picture book, "She Wanted To Be Haunted," which packs sinister treats for all ages.

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Tune In To Tiki Oasis TV, The Virtual Weekender

Aug. 12
By Beth Accomando

Since Tiki Oasis can’t hold its in-person event, it’s hosting a full virtual weekender to help you escape quarantine.

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San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Drive-In Style Chamber Music, Spark New Play Festival And Single-Use Plastics In Art

Aug. 6
By Julia Dixon Evans

This weekend, find spacey dance with the City Ballet of San Diego, Vivaldi in a parking lot with Mainly Mozart's new "Mozart at the Drive-In" series, a virtual encore of Roustabout's 2017 "Margin of Error" production, a radio play of Miranda Rose Hall's "Best Lesbian Erotica 1995" and CSUSM's "Re-use Project" at Hill Street Country Club.

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San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Stories Inspired By Art, History, Music And For Healing

July 30
By Julia Dixon Evans

TwainFest kicks off a virtual festival, plus stories inspired by art at Lux Art Institute, youth actors present a classic, a poetry workshop with Gill Sotu and the Spreckels Organ Society continues their weekly webcasts.

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A Not-So-Still Life: Cauleen Smith At SDMA

July 30
By Julia Dixon Evans

Contemporary artist Cauleen Smith responds to deception, time and the dark void in Juan Sánchez Cotán's still life work with a new video work at San Diego Museum of Art