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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: 'Waiting' And World Music

Photo of globalFest musician Emiline Michele.
Gregory F. Reed
Photo of globalFest musician Emiline Michele.
San Diego's Top Weekend Events: 'Waiting' And World Music
GUEST:Nina Garin, editor/producer, KPBS Arts Calendar

A beautiful spring weekend is in the forecast. Time to get out and enjoy some global music. A revival of a ground breaking's 20th century plate or cats jumping through hoops. Nina is producer and producer to give us a weekend preview. Hello Nina. Hello. The first global fast is coming to San Diego for the first time. What is this event. It is a touring global musical Festival. That have been putting on concerts since 2004 and it is a nonprofit. Their goal is to build audiences and create an appreciation of world music and kind of breakdown cultural boundaries. They put on these music festivals and it is coming to San Diego. The team is Creole Carnaval. Who will be performing? It will be great to make them -- a great Jamaican team and fast what Deena, I think that is how you say it. That is the lineup for this weekend. Do you have any music for us? We do have this clip. That is brushing on string one of the performers coming to San Diego this weekend. This is primarily to get these global artists known outside of their countries. Who are some of the artists that have benefited? There are quite a few. One of my favorites, Lila that's really downs. She is a Mexican-American singer. Also Mady said she is a Portuguese barriers -- singer a whole bunch of groups have used this as a platform. This is Saturday night at Jacobs Center. If you have been waiting for good Derek to return to San Diego you have been waiting for a long time. When was the last time this played was staged? 16 years ago. It was the Renaissance theater company. Who is putting on this later -- latest production? Fruitless moon theater works. It will be at liberty station and directed by Amy Greenberg. What is the play about? You have an image in your mind but what it is that actually about? It is to men who are waiting for someone named Adel. They don't know if he is coming or when he is coming or even if the exists. Is these two guys having philosophical conversations. I think we have a clip. Be prepared for your mind to -- also, when done with a certain humor, waiting for the do is hysterical. It can be very funny. Hopefully this one is great. This place Fridays Saturdays and Sundays through April 10 at White Fox theater in liberty station. While we were on the subject of plays, this is the last weekend for a number of plays. I wanted to talk about the shows that are closing because sometimes you miss them. This is your last weekend to see, now you see it. The -- who is afraid of Virginia Woolf. Then be very funny waist watchers the musical. That is a musical about diets. I think tonight is the last night for the Jacksonian. Get there or you will be able to see them. Yes. We have all the information about tickets on our website. Let's move to animal sculptures work the Museum of Art opens a new exhibit with bronze animal sculptures Anthony pump can. He was an American sculptor. Is considered one of the greatest of California. He is mostly self-taught. He learned how to capture animals from observing them in the wild or just by spending time at zoos. There is going to be an exhibit of some of those sculptures at the San Diego Museum of Art. How did they get so many pieces? They gave him his first commission. There is a connection there. We can see some of his sculptures at Presidio Park. The Scripps family gave over one hundred sculptures. There will be 28th on display. Those are animals. Ferocious broad is the name of this exhibit. It opens Saturday the show will be up through October 11. We have to talk about this next one. Can you tell us about the amazing acrobats? It is a band of cats. They perform. I have not seen them what I have heard is that they have them on instruments and tight ropes and go through hoops, I saw them on the cold air show. These cats don't always perform on cue. Somehow it's hysterical watching them do it. I have to stay far away because I have a cat allergy. That is at the diversionary theater on Saturday. Finally we will talk about a Broadway opening of a musical at the old Globe. Bright star. Willie have a few seconds but tell us about that. Bright star started at the old Globe. Today there will be three Globe musicals playing in threes pities. Rain has the first review gentleman sky will be in Los Angeles. All today. I've been peaking with Nina Garen. Nina thank you.

globalFEst on the Road: Creole Carnival

Music

This touring world music extravaganza, which in the past has featured artists like Lila Downs and Mariza, stops in San Diego for the first time.

For its 2016 tour, globalFest celebrates Creole-inspired artists Brushy One-String, a Jamaican musician who plays a guitar with one string; Haitian songstress Emeline Michel; and Brazilian samba band Casuarina.

Details: 8 p.m. Saturday, March 26. Jacobs Music Center at Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B St., downtown. $20 to $80; online tickets or call (619) 235-0804.

Joe Powers as Estragon (Gogo) and Tom Steward as Vladimir (Didi) in "Waiting for Godot."
Courtesy of fruitlessmoon theatreworks
Joe Powers as Estragon (Gogo) and Tom Steward as Vladimir (Didi) in "Waiting for Godot."

"Waiting for Godot"

Theater

Samuel Beckett's absurdist masterpiece about two men who wait by the side of the road for a man who may or may not show up will be staged in San Diego for the first time in 16 years.

fruitlessmoon theatreworks stages the intimate show starring Joe Powers as Estragon (Gogo), Tom Steward as Vladimir (Didi), Fred Harlow as Pozzo, Don Loper as Lucky and Jordi Bertran as a boy.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through April 10. White Box Live Arts, 2590 Truxtun Road, Studio 205, Liberty Station, Point Loma. $22 to $28; online tickets.

A sculpture by Arthur Putnam, part of San Diego Museum of Art's Ferocious Bronze exhibit.
Courtesy of San Diego Museum of Art
A sculpture by Arthur Putnam, part of San Diego Museum of Art's Ferocious Bronze exhibit.

Ferocious Bronze: The Animal Sculptures Of Arthur Putnam

Art

Arthur Putnam (1873–1930) was hailed as the "American Rodin" and the greatest sculptor of California.

Largely self-taught, Putnam learned to depict animals by observing and sketching them in the wild and in zoos and by working briefly in a slaughterhouse.

This exhibition features 28 of Putnam's animal bronzes from the over 100 that the museum received in 1925 as a gift from Alma de Bretteville Spreckels and her family.

Details: Opens Saturday, March 26. Continues daily through Tuesday, Oct. 11. San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park. Free to $12; online tickets or call (619) 232-7931.

You'll find many more events on the KPBS/Arts calendar.

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