San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Pride, Guillermo Galindo, North Park Book Fair, 'And We Will Sing Again In The Tall Grass' And iPalpiti Festival
Speaker 1: 00:00 In the arts this weekend, a book fair takes over north park, a festival of classical music and art crawl in San Ysidro and some of the arts and culture events you can find at San Diego pride. Joining me with all the details is KPBS arts editor, Julia Dixon Evans, and welcome Julia. Speaker 2: 00:19 Hi Maureen. Thanks for having me Speaker 1: 00:21 Now. Let's start with what you're referring to as a big literary block party. Tell us about the first ever NorthPark book fair. Speaker 2: 00:30 So this was dreamed up by verbatim books in north park and almost every single independent bookstore in the area will be there. Uh, when everyone was warning, as the books are, are over, eBooks are going to take over publishing. We instead here in San Diego, watch this total Renaissance of independent bookstore is happening across town. So yeah, this is like a block party version of independent bookstore day that the crawl that these stores also put together every year, there'll be tons of authors, there's poetry and storytelling groups, small presses, Xen makers, even artists and galleries. They'll all be there selling and showing work and verbatim books. We'll also have a free book booth. So you can't argue with that. There'll be performances and live readings that the day starting with a children's story time at 10 30, and there'll be a bunch of food booths too, including vegan ice cream. Speaker 1: 01:24 Hm. The north park book fair takes place at north Parkway and 30th street, Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM coming to San Diego this weekend as a classical music festival from some of the best young musicians in the world. Tell us about these performances. Speaker 2: 01:41 Yeah. So this is the palpate tea festival. It's a program founded 25 years ago for exceptional young professional musicians, um, built to advance their careers. So yeah, definitely the best of the best in the world. And they're putting on a set of solo showcases at the end, Sydney, this library there's two more, um, one tonight and one tomorrow at seven 30, but the big event is this full concert on Sunday afternoon. It's indoors at the Conrad previs performing arts center in LA Jolla. So they'll perform a check Hofsky piece and then a piece by Anton [inaudible], who was kind of, he was inspired by Tchaikovsky in the living in the same period. Also a piece by Austrian American composer, Fritz Chrysler, and then this composition it's called seascapes by contemporary composer, Alexi shore. This is from the third movie Speaker 3: 02:38 Gathering stolen [inaudible] Speaker 1: 02:56 [inaudible] festival concert takes place Sunday at three at the Conrad prep is performing arts center, soloists performances take place tonight and Saturday night at seven 30 at the Encinitas library. San Diego pride is underway. It's in hybrid form this year. So in addition to virtual offerings, they're also doing some in-person events and you have a few art-related pride events on your radar. Julia, tell us about those. Speaker 2: 03:25 Yeah. First is diversionary theater's production of dear one, love and longing in mid century, America. That's a, it's a new play by a transplant rate, Joshua Ervin Grgich and they use a set of archive letters that were sent into one magazine in the fifties and sixties. Uh, one was the first openly gay publication in America. And these letters, they range from people expressing anger or fear or looking for community. Even some early shows of allyship and diversionary is producing this with their teen version every summer acting intensive program. These will be outdoor shows at St. Paul's cathedral at one and four o'clock on Saturday and also in the visual art world is the studio doors annual juried proud plus show. This has been, this show has been open since the beginning of the month, but they're throwing an artist reception Saturday night from six to nine. There's a ton of options throughout the weekend. There's drag performers and smaller parties in person as well as a full event live stream tomorrow, that'll be on Facebook live or YouTube starting at nine o'clock. Speaker 1: 04:35 San Diego pride continues all weekend. You can find virtual offerings as well as a full schedule of events linked on our website. LGBTQ plus issues are at the heart of an exhibition at the front gallery, and there's a big art culture and food crawl in San Ysidro Saturday night. Julia, tell us what we can expect and how we can attend. See DRO Saturdays. Speaker 2: 05:00 Yeah, see DRA Saturdays. It's pretty new. This is just the second month. And they're doing this on the third Saturday of each month throughout the city of San Ysidro, the galleries and shops, restaurants, they all do special events or have DJs and extend their hours. And one of the galleries in the heart of San Ysidro is the front and the exhibition they have right now is especially powerful. It's called and we will sing in the tall grass again. And it's on view through September 1st. It's a group show with the work of 13 artists, and these works all dig into issues of gender and social constructs and the ways that younger generations are working to envision a future that sort of dismantles this, I think, is there a really thoughtful option for pride weekend? Here is Alan Luna. Who's one of the curators who he worked with Julie Chu to bring this exhibition to life. And here's what Alan Lena, Speaker 4: 05:58 We don't yet have. I think the language to describe liberation. You can't describe what the feature looks like because the feature doesn't exist yet necessarily. And I think part of the goal that we have with this exhibition is what could the future look like? Maybe the greatest thing about visual art is that it can express things that exist beyond words, every work of artists and new, you know, it's a new form of language making that's, what's so compelling, Speaker 1: 06:25 Alan Luna, one of the curators of, and we will sing in the tall grass again, which will be on view at the front gallery Saturday from five to 8:00 PM. DRO Saturdays we'll run from five to 10:00 PM throughout San Ysidro. You can find details on these and more arts events at the KPBS arts calendar and by signing up for Julia's weekly KPBS arts firstname.lastname@example.org slash arts. I've been speaking with KPBS arts editor and producer Julia Dixon Evans. And thanks, Julia. Speaker 2: 06:56 Thank you, Maureen. Have a great weekend.