San Diego's Arts Scene is Waiting for You!

submitted by Stephanie Weaver on behalf of Victoria L. Hamilton

The City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture welcomes all participants to the Western Museums Association conference. Whether this is your first visit to San Diego or you’ve experienced San Diego many times before, we know you will be able to find fun, new, and exciting experiences throughout San Diego County!

October is always a beautiful time of year to visit and this year we will have plenty of great exhibits, performances, special events, and shows to select from.  With two Tony® Award-winning theaters, museums, historic sites and monuments, music, public art, dance, film, galleries, missions, and a multitude of other cultural offerings, San Diego is truly a world-class international cultural destination. For more detailed information about arts and culture in the San Diego area during the time of your visit, make sure you first visit our website.

La Jolla Playhouse

La Jolla Playhouse

Here's a sampling of what is playing during your visit: Man From Nebraska at Cygnet Theatre, conveniently located in their newly renovated location in Old Town. This wickedly funny and spiritually complex play examines the effects of one man's awakening on himself and his family. La Jolla Playhouse—one of our Tony® Award-winners—presents Creditors. Adaptor/director Doug Wright gives August Strindberg’s Creditors a modern-day urgency in this compelling and savagely witty play. Coronado, Lamb’s Players Theatre presents Joyful Noise, Tim Slover’s historical backstage drama about the surprising story behind the creation of one of the greatest musical works of all time, Handel’s Messiah. At Hazard Center, the San Diego Asian Film Foundation presents the 10th San Diego Asian Film Festival with over 150 Asian-American and Asian International Films from 17 different countries.

And, at the Civic Theatre downtown, Broadway/San Diego brings us the touring show of Disney’s The Lion King.

San Diego Ballet

San Diego Ballet

In addition to these great performances, we have Mozart's Requiem by the San Diego Symphony, and Mainly Mozart presents the Cavatina Duo—Eugenia Moliner, a flutist from Spain, and Denis Azabagic, a guitarist from Bosnia, performing Spanish and Balkan melodies. Orchestra Nova San Diegobrings in guest artist Norman Krieger.  Firebird, performed by the San Diego Ballet, features Stravinsky's fascinating story of a magical bird, both good and evil.

Detailed information on these and more can be found at San Diego Art & Sol.

We wish you a great conference and look forward to your visit. Please enjoy the great arts and culture found throughout the region!

Victoria L. Hamilton
Executive Director
City of San Diego
Commission for Arts and Culture



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