San Diego Weekend Arts Occasions: #SaveOurStages, PGK Dance, Drive-Through Artwork, Oceanside Tradition And Extra

PGK Dance Project takes the virtual stage with two new site-specific works of...

PGK Dance Project takes the virtual stage with two new site-specific works of...

Credit score: PGK Dance Undertaking

Above: PGK Dance Undertaking takes the digital stage with two new site-specific works of choreography and movie in “Inside/Out,” streaming Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020.

I have been anticipating just a few of this weekend’s arts and tradition occasions for some time now, and with near-constant Instagram Dwell notifications holding me very a lot within the now, it has been good to have some long-range hope. We’ve the San Diego Worldwide Movie Pageant, with digital and drive-in choices plus a particular native movie challenge, the nationwide #SaveOurStages Pageant that includes reside units broadcast from beloved venues (together with one in every of our personal), drive-thru artwork experiences, modern dance, Oceanside’s music scene, chamber music and jazz, and a few in-person visible artwork installations to catch whilst you nonetheless can.

San Diego Worldwide Movie Pageant ‘Locals Theater’


San Diego Movie Week is becoming a member of forces with the San Diego Worldwide Movie Pageant this weekend. The challenge, produced by San Diego Movie Consortium, took on a distinct form this 12 months because the added “Quarantine Movie Problem” requested native filmmakers to actually look at what was potential whereas caught in a pandemic. SDIFF is providing a particular $59 “Locals Theater” move for any native providing — 63 movies in complete. I am right here for arts and tradition so I am not going to do the mathematics however relaxation assured it is a discount. Plus, it is on-demand viewing for the movies, and also you get entry to panels and Q&As, culminating in Sunday night’s Quarantine Movie Awards digital ceremony at 6:30 p.m.

The SDIFF additionally options 4 drive-in movies at Westfield UTC, in addition to a full competition line-up, so poke round.

Particulars: Thursday by means of Sunday, on demand movies (movie listing right here) with occasional reside panels. $59.

#SaveOurStages Pageant


Leon Bridges, Portugal. The Man, Phoebe Bridgers, Dave Matthews, The Lumineers, Marshmello + Demi Lovato and dozens extra will livestream units from iconic and beloved reside music venues throughout the nation for this three-day digital fest — and on Saturday, San Diego’s personal Jason Mraz will kick issues off from the Stomach Up.

This can be a fundraiser for the nationwide motion to help reside music venues, theatres and different performing arts areas, #SaveOurStages. Streaming is free, however viewers can donate to the trigger and help the NIVA Emergency Reduction Fund, which goals to maintain weak venues afloat whereas they watch for reduction funding or the return of audiences.

Particulars: Friday at 5 p.m., Saturday at 1 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. On-line. Free/donation primarily based.

Jean Lowe: ‘POW!’

Visible artwork

Learn my profile of Jean Lowe’s new site-specific set up at Quint ONE right here, and catch these ephemeral works earlier than the exhibition closes Nov. 10 (and it will get painted over).

Particulars: By appointment, Tues-Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 7722 Girard Avenue, La Jolla. Free.

Lux After Darkish: A New Territory

Visible Artwork, Music

Lux is mixing issues up a bit of for his or her annual gala. The three-pronged strategy (these prongs we’re beginning to get used to: the outside, our automobiles and our screens), may simply discover that magical steadiness between entry and staying afloat. I am enthusiastic about Friday night time’s Drive-Through Artwork Expertise, the place you’ll be able to pile the household within the station wagon and expertise drive-thru, site-specific artwork installations, sound artwork and different performances. Artists embody Yasmine Kasem, Cosmo Whyte, Alyssa Junious & Continuum, Carlos Castro Arias and lots extra. There are some improve choices in your $25-per-vehicle ticket, together with snack packing containers from MIHO and tangible artwork kits for teenagers.

For a extra gala-level price ticket on Friday, get the VIP package deal for an out of doors dinner, cocktails and performances by acoustic duo Little Hurricane and San Diego Dance Theater (plus all of the drive-thru artwork perks).

Saturday’s digital fundraiser will embody a raffle, a web based public sale, digital performances and extra, and it is free to view.

Particulars: Friday at 7 p.m. at Lux Artwork Institute, 1550 S. El Camino Actual, Encinitas, $25 and up. Saturday at 6 p.m, on-line, free/donation primarily based.

Oceanside Tradition Pageant

Music, Theatre, Visible Artwork, Dance, Tradition, Meals

To start with, do you know there may be now an Oceanside Anthem? It is freshly penned by Oceanside’s Shane Corridor, the 2020 San Diego Music Award winner for Finest Blues Album. The video for the anthem will premiere as a part of the digital Oceanside Tradition Pageant this weekend. Performances recorded within the historic Brooks Theatre from north county musicians like Watkins Household Hour, Lifeless Feather Moon and Shane Corridor shall be accessible to stream, together with a set from a hip-hop collective that includes Nomis, Ric Scales, Miki Vale and Natal1e. Different Oceanside-based performer may also take the digital stage, plus demonstrations from native cooks and eating places. Downtown Oceanside was designated as one of many unique 14 California Cultural Districts in 2017, so it is undoubtedly a spot value celebrating.

Particulars: Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. On-line. Free.

PGK Dance Undertaking: Inside/Out


Created partly throughout their residency at North Park’s Artwork Produce, “Inside/Out” is the newest digital providing from PGK Dance Undertaking. It is a combination of enchanting, poetic, athletic and is extra enjoyable than I anticipated. Embedded inside the two essential unique efficiency items, charming interviews with the dancers make us really feel like insiders, and some viewers participation numbers get you in your toes. I’ll go on the file to say that I’m not one for “viewers participation” however I watched a preview of this with my fifth grader (thanks, working from house!), and she or he satisfied me to hitch in.

Particulars: Saturday at 7:30 p.m. On-line. $5.

Hausmann Quartet: ‘Inhale, Exhale’

Classical Music

The Hausmann Quartet returns to the ship to serenade you this Sunday, nonetheless it’s a must to keep landlocked. Recorded from aboard the Berkley — their standard efficiency house for the Haydn Voyages challenge — the string quartet will carry out three works. Haydn Voyages matches works by Haydn and comparable composers with modern composers and extra trendy works. This weekend’s installment, which can also be KPBS Night time, options Haydn’s “Quartet no. 51 in G Maj,” a 2009 composition by American composer Hannah Lash known as “Frayed,” and Beethoven’s “Serioso” quartet. The theme, “Inhale, Exhale,” explores contrasts in music. I listened to a recording of Lash’s work and the piece toes the extremes of sound and elegance.

Particulars: Sunday at four p.m. On-line. Pay what you’ll be able to ($5 minimal).

Primarily Mozart: A Night time With Jazz Legend Charles McPherson


The trail-blazing Primarily Mozart drive-in exhibits are again on the Del Mar Fairgrounds. A sequence of 4 all-star occasions kicks off this weekend and runs all through October, however I’ve my eye on Sunday night’s efficiency with jazz legend Charles McPherson. McPherson has a star-studded previous (collabs and performances with Charles Mingus and Wynton Marsalis pepper his bio), he lately composed a large-scale work, “Candy Synergy Suite” with choreographer Javier Velasco for a San Diego Inventive Catalyst challenge and is the composer-in-residence on the San Diego Ballet.

Particulars: Sunday at 7 p.m. 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. $45-100.

For extra arts occasions, go to the KPBS/Arts calendar or join the weekly KPBS/Arts publication.


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