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Weekend Art Events in San Diego: ‘Grave/Grove’, The Space Lady, Verdi’s ‘Requiem’ and More


This Weekend in the Arts: Sreshta Rit Premnath at ICA San Diego; The Teros Gallery welcomes The Space Lady; Irving Flores plays Eydie Gormé; Jean Lowe at Quint; Verdi’s “Requiem” at the Shell; Ingram Ober and Marisol Rendón’s Park Social bike tour; and Nathan Englander at the Old Globe

Sreshta Rit Premnath: ‘Grave/Grove’

visual art
In the latest exhibition to occupy the San Diego Institute of Contemporary Art’s Balboa Park space, Indian and Brooklyn-based artist Sreshta Rit Premnath uses sculptural and botanical installations of weeds or other suppressed plants to explore the idea of ​​strangers to society, refugees or expelled. The vegetal installations are paired with sculptural curved, white, landscape backdrops, sparsely dotting the gallery space. Premnath worked with Pixca Farm in South Bay to grow the plants used in the exhibit.

Details: Opens with a reception from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Friday, September 30, 2022. On view through February 23, 2023. Museum hours are 12-5 p.m., Thursday-Sunday. ICA San Diego – Central, 1439 El Prado, Balboa Park. Free.

Payare conducts Verdi’s “Requiem”

Music, Classical, Outdoor concerts
Perhaps one of the times when I felt the most “metal” (as the kids say) was playing the second movement of Verdi’s “Requiem” in an orchestra. The movement — and the whole composition — has an intensity and power almost unmatched in the classical repertoire. And it’s a setting to music of a funeral mass, which is also quite metal.

Verdi wrote “Requiem” in 1874, just a few years after the opera “Aida”. He is widely regarded as an opera composer, having written over two dozen operatic works during his lifetime. Although “Requiem” is a detour from his operas, it is still very theatrical and dramatic. The San Diego Symphony will perform two concerts with the San Diego Master Chorale and soloists.

Details: 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday, October 1-2, 2022. The Shell, 222 Marina Park Way, Downtown. $25 to $108.

Bike tour of the social park: “In collaboration with the passerby”

Visual Arts, Outdoors
Artists Ingram Ober and Marisol Rendón will present the culminating event of their Park Social installations at Otay Valley Regional Park on a weekend bike tour and accessible walking tour. The duo have installed a series of sculptures throughout the trail network, and each of their installations are located at “entry points” for the trails, reflecting the different users and inhabitants of natural spaces. I’ve described Ober and Rendón’s work in the early stages of Park Social, and you can read more about their plans here.

Details: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, October 1, 2022. Otay Valley Regional Park Ranger Station, 2156 Beyer Blvd., Otay Mesa. Free.

Lady from Space: Final Tour

Music, Electronic Music
Dubbed a “living legend of foreign music,” The Space Lady is Susan Dietrich Schneider, and this is her final tour having performed since the 1970s. Her music is, yes, “spacious,” but also pared-down, lo- fi and honest – often strange and curious interpretations of pop songs.

Los Angeles-based experimental harpist and composer Nailah Hunter also performs in this Teros Gallery showcase. Like Teros, they also bring in many friends from the arts community. Visual artist Avia Rose will create visuals for the performances, Burn All Books will be on hand, and more.

Details: 8 p.m. Sunday, October 2, 2022. Tango Del Rey, 3567 Del Rey St., Pacific Beach. $25 to $50.

John Lowe: “Swank”

visual art
Artist Jean Lowe’s latest full-gallery installation is a surreal cardboard and papier-mâché rendering of a car dealership, complete with a massive “Swank Tank”, the Hummer EV.

“Swank Tank” by Jean Lowe, a large-scale cardboard and papier-mâché sculpture of the new electric Hummer. It will be featured in Lowe’s “Swank” exhibition from October 1 to November 26, 2022 at the Quint Gallery.

Lowe’s signature space is the space between compelling realism and cartoonish parody, and applying that style to sky-high or over the top indulgences like Hummers just seems right. Apparently Quint Gallery staff will be on hand as car salespeople and will also include works by Lowe’s husband, artist Kim MacConnel.

Details: Opens with a reception from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 1. On view through November 26, 2022. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Gallery Quint, 7655 Girard Avenue, La Jolla. Free.


Eydie Gorme appears in an undated photo.

Irving Flores presents a tribute to Eydie Gormé

Music, Jazz, Latin
At Dizzy’s on Saturday, local jazz pianist Irving Flores will perform a set honoring the oft-overlooked but enduring and impactful vocalist Eydie Gormé. Kaylee Daugherty will perform on vocals, with Sean Hicke on bass, drummer Fernando Gomez and Cuban percussionist Eugenio Arango.

In a memory on NPR after his death in 2013, jazz critic Will Friedwald attributed Gormé’s magic to his emotional range. “Eydie Gormé certainly deserves respect. She’s one of the greatest performers in the American songbook,” Friedwald told NPR. Listen to “Sabor a Mí” here.

Details: 8 p.m. Saturday, October 1, 2022. Dizzy’s, 1717 Morena Blvd., Morena/Linda Vista. $20.

‘What are we talking about when we talk about Anne Frank’

Pulitzer Prize-winning Nathan Englander’s new play ‘What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank’ is now on stage at The Old Globe, directed by Barry Edelstein. The story follows two childhood friends who separate in adulthood and lead very different lives. In the show program, Edelstein said that this piece not only touches on friendship and the Jewish experience, but speaks at its heart about the terrifying uncertainty of our current reality. “That anxiety is Nathan’s subject here,” Edelstein writes.

Details: On stage until October 23, 2022. Performances this weekend are at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday. The Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park. $30 to $106.

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