San Diego’s newest theatre company Bocón will host its inaugural production of the same name this weekend.
“BOCÓN,” written by Lisa Loomer, follows Miguel, a big-mouthed boy on a magical and treacherous journey from his home in Central America across the border of lights into the United States. With his guitar in hand, a Quetzal feather to protect him, and the unlikely friendship of La Llorona, Miguel inspires audiences of all ages to find their voice and to tell their unique story proudly.
The production will take place from Thursday through Sunday at the Laura R. Charles Theater in National City.
Tickets are $5 for children age 11 and under and $10 for adults.
Here are some other events happening this weekend:
Boys & Girls Club Fundraiser
The Boys & Girls Clubs of East County will host its 51st annual Conrad’s Supper Club, formerly called the Children’s Ball, a fundraiser on Saturday. The annual event, which honors late philanthropist Conrad Prebys, will take place at the Omni Hotel in downtown San Diego. Guests can expect a live performance by Republic of Music band, a fantasy drawing and plenty of food. A minimum donation of $325 is asked of guests.
Learning About the Chinese Language
Stanford professor Dr. Tom Mullaney will be at the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum to give a lecture about the Chinese language and the future of IT with UCSD professor Scott Klemmer. Following the lecture, Mullaney will host a Q&A and a tour of the Chinese typewriter exhibit. This will be the last opportunity to tour the Radical Machines led by its curator before it moves to San Francisco. The event takes place at 2 p.m. Admission is free.
Randy Jones Run/Walk
The 7th annual Randy Jones Run/Walk for Independence takes place this Saturday. The event, which takes place at Crown Point Park, benefits Home of Guiding Hands, a nonprofit that helps people developmental disabilities live independent lives. Ticket prices start at $20.
The popular children’s rock group, Hullabaloo, will perform at the North Coast Reperatory Theatre this weekend. The duo’s 3000th concert will take place at the Solana Beach theatre at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Tickets are $6 per person. Kids under 1 are free.
The fifth annual Doggie Gras Parade to benefit the Helen Woodward Animal Center is back. The event, which will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Rancho Santa Fe Farmer’s Market, will include a variety of activities for all Mardi Gras-lovers and animal-lovers. Attendees are encouraged to take part in the parade by decorating pet strollers or wagons for their own furry friends. Following the parade, judges will select a “Best 2017 Doggie Gras Float” and best dressed pet with special gifts awarded to the winners. The event is free.
New Aquatic Center
An event to celebrate the new National City Aquatic Center will be held Saturday. The event, which also features the newly-installed Sea Dragon sculpture, will include live dance and music, free food, giveaways and activities for kids. The center is located at 3300 Goesno Place in National City.
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