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thursday, sept. 6


A reimagined, innovative staging of the musical favorite that captivated Broadway audiences and continues to appeal to the young at heart everywhere! James Vasquez upends the story of a young prince searching for happiness and fulfillment. On his journey Pippin samples the glories of the battlefield, the wisdom of a grandmother, the intrigues of political power, the pleasures of the flesh and simple farm life – trying to find where he fits in. Pippin is a magical, musical fairy tale of extraordinary discovery.

Diversionary Theatre, 4545 Park Blvd. in San Diego, 8 p.m., tickets $27, 619-220-0097, diversionary.org

friday, sept. 7

Provocation & Divulgence

Join Visionary Dance Theatre as they open their third season with Provocation & Divulgence . Visionary presents a myriad of special guest choreographers as well as an artistic collaboration with La Diego Dance Theatre. This production pushes the boundaries of dance and society through controversial and cutting-edge pieces. They aim to challenge and dare the audience through the exhibition of some revealing work. Among the artists, Michael Mizerany, associate artistic director of Malashock Dance will premiere a new work.

Visionary Dance Theater, 10th Avenue Theater, 930 Tenth Ave. in San Diego, 7 p.m., tickets $12 presale, $16.50 at the door, 619-758-8112, visionarydancetheatre.org

saturday, sept. 8

Fiesta de Kustom Kulture

Historic Old Town is, once again, host to Fiesta de Kustom Kulture. San Diego Avenue, Harney Street and Twiggs Street will be lined with hot rods, customs, muscle cars, trucks and motorcycles for everyone to marvel at and enjoy. Also, see some of the world’s finest low-brow artists in the show’s “Artist Alley”– hosted by one of the world’s finest custom painters, Pete “Hot Dog” Finlan.

Fiesta de Kustom Kulture, San Diego Avenue in Old Town San Diego, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., free, 619-299-1369 fiestadekustomkulture.com

Brazilian Day San Diego

sunday, sept. 9

Fifth annual Brazilian Day San Diego

The largest Brazilian festival on the West Coast, this year’s event features spectacular dance and musical performances from local artists, as well as popular entertainers directly from Brazil and from various cities in the United States. Do not miss this amazing event to get a taste of Brazilian culture in San Diego.

Brazilian Day San Diego, between Mission Blvd. and Everts Street in Pacific Beach, 11 a.m. to 7p.m., free, 619-867-3231, braziliandaysandiego.com

Olivia Newton-John

monday, sept. 10

Olivia Newton-John

Olivia Newton-John’s appeal seems to be timeless. With a career spanning more than four decades she is still a vibrant, creative individual that is adored by fans across the world. In 2010 Olivia appeared as herself in two episodes of the hit series, Glee, adding another Top 100 hit to her credits with a new version of “Physical” sung with Jane Lynch. Her latest film, A Few Best Men, was released in January 2012, garnering her some of the best reviews of her film career.

It is no surprise Olivia’s worldwide popularity is as strong as ever!

Humphreys Concerts by the Bay, 2241 Shelter Island Drive in San Diego, 7:30 p.m., tickets $58, 800-745-3000, humphreysconcerts.com

tuesday, sept. 11

Robin Henkel

Robin Henkel’s music ranges from primitive Mississippi Delta blues and the urban Chicago sound to Texas-style western swing and beyond. An amazing blues slide guitarist, Henkel has been playing music since the ‘60s, both as a solo act and as a contributing band member. With the Robin Henkel Band he uses a variety of back-up musicians that he custom picks to fit each gig. He has opened for such top acts as Dizzie Gillespie, Bonnie Raitt, Arlo Guthrie, and Dave Mason. Henkel has also performed with Buddy Miles, John Hammond, Sha Na Na, and Big Jay McNealy.

Wine Steals, 1953 San Elijo Ave. in Cardiff by the Sea, 7 p.m., free, but purchase suggested, 760-230-2657, winestealssd.com

wednesday, sept. 12

Landscapes Rediscovered: Depression-era San Diego Paintings

Landscapes Rediscovered features rarely seen Depression-era landscape paintings from acclaimed San Diego artists Charles Reiffel, Maurice Braun, and others that feature familiar locations throughout San Diego County like Point Loma, Mt. Cuyamaca and Mission Hills.

Some of these historically significant works were commissioned by the federal government through the Works Progress Administration to beautify public spaces but have not been seen by the public in decades.

Museum of San Diego History, 1649 El Prado in Balboa Park, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., adult admission $6, 619-232-6203, sandiegohistory.org v

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