Here’s a quick roundup of what the cool kids around town are recommending you do this weekend:

• KPBS’s Culture Lust blog hits the San Diego Film Festival, hip-hop, Escondido’s composer-in-residence, dystopian collages, readings from a Pulitzer poet, a three-day Tijuana art fair and more.

• CityBeat suggests hearing Emerson String Quartet at UCSD on Saturday and checking out the City College International Book Fair. The alt-weekly’s “to-do list podcast” highlights an art show in Barrio Logan and a North Park food fest.

• A few folks, including CityBeat, recommend seeing Jocelyn Duke’s art show, opening tonight at the Ballpark Loft in East Village (more from Sezio and SanDiego2Night).

• The North County Times has an exhaustive (and exhausting, I bet, for whoever compiles it) list of the happenings around the county. A few of them: the 54th annual Julian melodrama starts tonight (more from the U-T), a cross-dressing theatre farce at MiraCosta College and a night of famous show-tunes with San Diego hometown hero, Broadway star Sutton Foster.

• The U-T’s Night and Day reminds us that Trolley Dances are still going this weekend and highlights Saturday’s walkabout street festival in South Park. (Not to mention this packed “Things to Do” page of events, festivals, plays and exhibits.)

And one more thing:

Tomorrow: Free admission at Lux Art Institute in Encinitas, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to tour, eat, listen to music, make art and see Timothy Horn’s intricate sculptures.

What’d I miss? What are you doing this weekend?

(If you end up at the South Park walkabout, come by the Make Good shop on Fern Street. I’ll be there playing violin with my friend Molly Jenson.)

Please contact Kelly Bennett directly at or 619.325.0531 and follow her on Twitter: @kellyrbennett.

Kelly Bennett

Kelly Bennett is a former staff writer for Voice of San Diego.

Leave a comment

We expect all commenters to be constructive and civil. We reserve the right to delete comments without explanation. You are welcome to flag comments to us. You are welcome to submit an opinion piece for our editors to review.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.