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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: An Ambitious Art Show

A photo from Oceanside Museum of Art's UnDocumenta show, which is part of the Pacific Standard Time exhibition.
Courtesy of Pacific Standard Time
A photo from Oceanside Museum of Art's UnDocumenta show, which is part of the Pacific Standard Time exhibition.
San Diego's Top Weekend Events: An Ambitious Art Show
San Diego's Top Weekend Events: An Ambitious Art Show GUEST:Nina Garin, editor/producer, KPBS/Arts Calendar

This is KPBS Midday Edition. I am Maureen Cavanaugh . This is an art exhibition that is so big that we have to talk it again. There is an art show event. This time, the theme is Latin American and Latino art. Much of that exhibit is centered in Los Angeles, they will talk about San Diego in the event and San Diego celebration for Mexico Independence Day. Joining me is Nina Garin. Welcome. Hello. Can you remind us what this event is? Wasn't there and exhibition with the title ? There was in 2011-2012. That told the story of the LA art scene. It is back. This time, it is going to be celebrating important Latin American art and is presented by the Getty. They are linked. Is the focus on California Latino art ? No. There is art from all over it is pre-Columbian art and Brazilian, all sorts. They all will show how the cultures have influenced Southern California. Earlier, we managed -- mentioned the local exhibitions but you have a few more to recommend. They have art of the Americas. It is pre-Columbian art. It is basically objects that were used by ancient people of Mexico and Central and South America. What are the objects people will be able to see? You can see sculptures of gods and animals that were used were rituals and ceremonies. You can see what they used in the domestic life with bowls and instruments. The art of the Americas is on view September 16, tomorrow through February 18 at the main gate. There is a Pacific time opening up. Tell us about this. We go from ancient to modern. They have point counterpoint contemporary Mexican photography. It is works from 19 Mexican photographers. I do not get that much information but what they said is that it explores recent and difficult political and social realities of contemporary Mexico. What does that mean? What images will people be able to see ? There will be more than 100 works and they will be organized into different themes like pain or irony or things like that. Point counterpoint, that opens September 30 and that runs through February 11. Another exhibit is the one at the Oceanside Museum of Art. This is getting quite a bit of buzz. It is called undocumented this is artist from San Diego and Tijuana and focuses on the technology and performance and interactivity. One artist is doing something interactive, as you were saying. Tell us about his free citizen project. He will set up a mobile consulate and you can apply for free citizenship. It is free citizen to the world and space. In exchange, give him your passport and your passport becomes part of his art archive that goes on a tour where he goes. It shows the basis of people who are crossing orders. This opens September 23 through January 28 at the Oceanside Museum of Art. Pacific standard Time LA/LA runs September through January. You can sign -- find details at www.Pacifictime.org. Mexican Independence Day is tomorrow. It is this weekend. Not May 5. It begins when -- with a common response around midnight. It is to honor the priest to called out for the Mexicans to rise up and fight. You brought an example. People are celebrating in Tijuana. [ FOREIGN LANGUAGE ] How can people celebrate in San Diego ? There is a low-key party happening in the town that is focused on history. If you want to get fancy, the lot has a dinner or if you want something like you heard, you can cross the border and attend a party. This is Saturday at the historic Park. I have been speaking with Nina Garin. Thank you. Thank you.

Celebrate Mexican Independence Day with a massive art installation and a party in Old Town.

Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA

Visual Arts

Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles.

Led by the Getty, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is the latest collaborative effort from arts institutions across Southern California, including several in San Diego.

Here's a list of local museums participating:

Details: September 2017 through January 2018. Throughout Southern California. Prices vary.

This 2016 photo features a performer from the Mariachi Festival in National City.
This 2016 photo features a performer from the Mariachi Festival in National City.

Fiestas Patrias 2017

Music, Dance

This Mexican Independence Day celebration begins at noon with the ringing of the traditional Fiestas Patrias bell at the historic Casa de Estudillo at noon.

The celebration, which honors the day Mexico declared independence from Spain in 1821, will feature traditional music and dance groups, equestrian groups, crafts, games and historical presentations.

The park will also have activities and piñatas for children.

Details: Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, 4002 Wallace St., Old Town. Free.

A photo of an artist painting a mural at the Kaaboo music and arts festival.
Courtesy of Kaaboo
A photo of an artist painting a mural at the Kaaboo music and arts festival.

Kaaboo

Music, Visual Arts

This "music festival for grown ups" takes place over three days at the Del Mar Fairgrounds and prides itself on quality and comfort..

It brings high-profile acts like Pink, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Weezer, Jackson Browne, Ice Cube and many more. There’s also a great comedy stage with Maria Bamford and Patton Oswalt, an impressive collection of art, and areas where you can sample foods from top chefs.

Details: 1 p.m. to midnight Friday; 11 a.m. to midnight Saturday and Sunday. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. $250 to $3,000; find tickets.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: An Ambitious Art Show