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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Rock Shows, Art And Stage Mothers

The cast of Cygnet Theatre's production of "Gypsy."
Ken Jacques
The cast of Cygnet Theatre's production of "Gypsy."
San Diego’s Top Weekend Events: Rock Shows, Art And Stage Mothers
San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Rock Shows, Art And Stage Mothers GUEST:Nina Garin, editor/producer, KPBS/Arts Calendar

Looking for something to do this weekend that has nothing to do with Comic-Con? Here are some options.

'Gypsy'

Theater

Cygnet Theatre stages the beloved musical, "Gypsy," about overbearing stage mother Rose who pushes her daughters through the vaudeville circuit.

Favorite local actors Lindy Libby and Allison Spratt Pearce star in this show that's inspired by the memoirs of legendary burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee. Expect to hear classics including "Everything's Coming Up Roses" and "Let Me Entertain You."

Details: 8 p.m. Fridays; 3 and 8 p.m. Saturdays; 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays; 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays through Sept. 4. Cygnet Theatre, 4040 Twiggs St., Old Town. $41 to $46; more information

A photo of San Diego-based punk band blink-182.
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A photo of San Diego-based punk band blink-182.

Blink-182, Phish and more

Music

This is a big rock 'n' roll weekend, with many high profile bands in town.

Friday: San Diego's Blink-182, along with The All American Rejects and A Day to Remember perform the second of a two-night gig at 7 p.m. at SDSU's Viejas Arena. Also, indie rockers Cold War Kids perform as part of the Del Mar Summer Concert Series. The show begins after the last horse race (around 7 p.m.).

Saturday: Popular jam band Phish, whose concerts are a festival and spectacle of their own, performs at 7 p.m. at Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Chula Vista. Teens and tweens (and their parents), however, will most likely be over at pop star Shawn Mendes' concert at SDSU's Open Air Theatre.

Sunday: Pop/rock band Twenty One Pilots closes out the weekend rock marathon at 7 p.m. at SDSU's Viejas Arena.

A photo of artist Wenceslao Quiroz's Sears Scrapping on Soto from the collection of Cheech Marin.
Courtesy of MCASD
A photo of artist Wenceslao Quiroz's Sears Scrapping on Soto from the collection of Cheech Marin.

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Exhibition Openings

Visual Art

Downtown may be teeming with costumed characters, but it's also where you'll find some new exhibits at MCASD's downtown space that explore border culture and Latin American artists.

DeLIMITations: A Survey Of The 1821 United States-Mexico Border, imagines what Mexico and the United States would look like if the 1821 border boundaries were realized; Papel Chicano Dos: Works on paper from the Collection of Cheech Marin features works from Marin's personal collection of established and emerging Chicano artists.

Beautiful Landscape 7: beatings, hard bread and cold-water baths is a site-specific work that explores societies where people are forced to reuse materials due to unsustainable growth and eroding infrastructure. And Ruben Ochoa: Watching, Waiting, Commiserating is an imposing sculptural installation made from common construction materials.

Details: Exhibits open Friday, July 22 and run through Sunday, Nov. 27. Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (closed Wednesdays). Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 1100 Kettner Blvd., downtown. $5 to $10; more information.

Summer Series At The Vine

Dance

Find San Diego's best arts events on the KPBS/Arts events calendar.

This weekly dance showcase is curated by Mojalet Dance Collective. Throughout the summer, a variety of styles will be performed, from ballroom to ballet, at Bernardo Winery's Vine Theater.

This week features the Canyon Crest Academy Dance Conservatory. Performing arts teacher Rayna Stohl along with current CCA students, recent graduates, alumni from various years, and professional guest artists bring unique pieces to the intimate stage.

Details: 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday. The Vine Theater @ The Bernardo Winery, 13330 Paseo Del Verano Norte, Rancho Bernardo. $10 to $15; buy tickets.