It’s been a while since I’ve regaled your ears with options for the weekend, but you can listen for me on Thursday’s Midday Edition on KPBS 89.5 FM at around 12:40 p.m. with a look ahead at a few of my picks for arts, culture and science enlightenment.
Of course, my top pick is that you accompany me to the theater on Friday night; we’ll be checking out “How I Got That Story,” the play at the 10th Avenue Theatre we’ve been following from the inside.
But here’s what I’ll be talking about tomorrow:
• Go to a play: A production called “for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf” by Southeastern San Diego’s Common Ground Theater opens this weekend.
The piece sounds really intriguing. It’s a series of 20 poems — called a “choreopoem” all together — by Ntozake Shange. From Common Ground’s announcement:
Shange’s poetry expresses the many struggles and obstacles that African-American women face throughout their lives. It is performed by a cast of seven women characters, each of whom is known only by a color: “Lady in Yellow,” “Lady in Purple,” etc. The poems deal with love, abandonment, rape, and abortion, embodied by each woman’s story, e.g. Lady in Blue’s visceral account of a woman who chooses to have an abortion, and Lady in Red’s tale of domestic violence.
• Make paper airplanes: Balboa Park’s Family Science Day extends across the park, including a Paper Airplane Festival at the Air and Space Museum. Here’s a rundown of all of the different activities, most happening between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
• Listen to Irish music: If green Guinness gets your goat, a local chamber music ensemble has a slightly more refined take on the St. Patrick’s Day. (OK, there’s still a Stone beer tasting beforehand.) Camarada’s concert this weekend features Celtic music performed on the flute, guitar and percussion.
My pal Enrique Limón will join me and host Maureen Cavanaugh to add his own picks to your weekend buffet.
Update: Audio from our conversation and links to the things Limón mentioned is now up on KPBS’s website.
What’d I miss? What do you have on the calendar for this weekend? Leave a comment below.
I’m Kelly Bennett, the arts editor for VOSD. You can reach me directly at email@example.com or 619.325.0531.
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