Nina GarinArts Calendar Editor and Producer
Nina Garin previously produced and edited the KPBS/Arts calendar. She also wrotes the weekly KPBS/Arts Newsletter and produced arts segments for Midday Edition. Before joining KPBS, Nina worked for nearly 20 years as an arts and entertainment reporter at The San Diego Union-Tribune. Along with covering the local arts community, she created the "Top Weekend Events" online calendar, profiled influential San Diegans for the "One-on-One" series, and reported live from Comic-Con, New York Fashion Week, and the Academy Awards. Nina is a native San Diegan, raised in Chula Vista and Tijuana, who was exposed to local arts at an early age. As a child, she tagged along to her mother's photography classes, taught by the late Michael Schnorr. She went to elementary school blocks away from Balboa Park and visited all the museums at least twice. While earning her English degree at San Diego State University, she participated in poetry readings and covered local music for The Daily Aztec. Nina has two daughters who study ballet, piano, and musical theater. She spends her free time pinning hair buns and perfecting stage makeup. Her husband, Matthew, is also a writer.
This weekend is all about celebrating the classics. From an exploration of Beethoven’s string quartets, to the history of L.A.’s Gold Star Recording Studios. Plus a popular alternative band returns.
This weekend brings two high-profile music festivals, one celebrating chamber music and the other highlighting a little bit of everything. Plus relive the music … and dance moves … of Elvis Presley.
With a second book recently published about the Los Angeles punk movement, X co-founder John Doe has evolved from a punk pioneer to a punk historian.
Is "Matilda" basically just one long, depressing musical, or will kids like it? Check out this guide to kid-friendly arts in San Diego.
This weekend brings major star power to San Diego — from teen pop royalty to a Marvel hero singing Broadway show tunes. Plus Pride highlights and a look at "Miss Saigon."
Summer is when San Diego's outdoor movie season really kicks in. From screenings in swimming pools to free movies in the park, here's a guide to where you can watch movies under the stars.
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