The San Diego Museum of Art celebrates the multifaceted history of Latin American modern art with an exhibition drawn from one of the world’s foremost private collections.
“Modern Masters from Latin America: The Pérez Simón Collection,” which opens at noon on Saturday, showcases over a century of work by seminal artists from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, Brazil and Uruguay.
Simon, who immigrated to Mexico from Spain, founded the Carso financial group with billionaire Carlos Slim.
The exhibitions are part of the Getty Foundation’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative, which involves institutions throughout Southern California, including locally the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.
The museum in Balboa Park is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Extreme Sailing on San Diego Bay
The high-performance sailing competition Extreme Sailing Series is making its debut in San Diego this weekend. It’s the first time the series has come to U.S. shores in six years. The competition, which takes place off Harbor Island from Thursday through Sunday, pits some of the world’s best sailors against each other on identical GC32 hydro-foiling catamarans, as they compete on tactical courses just feet from the shore. Races take place from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Viewing is free, but numerous upgrades are available.
Tour 10 of San Diego ‘Greenest” Homes
The San Diego Green Building Council, an environmental nonprofit, is arranging tours Sunday of 10 innovative, sustainable homes throughout San Diego County. Homes on the tour include both single-family residences and urban, multifamily developments. They range from a home in Solana Beach with stawbale walls to a five-unit “ecovillage” in Pacific Beach. The self-guided tour takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $15 and available online.
La Jolla Playhouse Without Walls: Veterans Tell Their Stories
The La Jolla Playhouse and San Diego nonprofit So Say We All bring a unique, dramatic storytelling experience to Barrio Logan this weekend. “Incoming: Sex, Drugs and Copenhagen” features true stories from the lives of America’s military, told in their own words, about the private and sometimes illicit escapes sought out by service members during their service and the time that follows as they readjust to the civilian world. The stories promise to be hilarious, surprising and honest to the core. Performances are Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7 p.m. at Border X Brewing on 2181 Logan Avenue. Tickets are $10.
Annual Bay to Bay Bicycle Tour Benefits Multiple Sclerosis
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Pacific South Coast Chapter in San Diego will host its 35th annual Bike MS Bay to Bay Tour, a cycling fundraiser, on Saturday and Sunday. About 2,500 riders are expected to help raise about $3 million for MS research and services for people affected by the disease. Rides of 25, 50, 75 and 100 miles are available. The registration fee is $60 and minimum donation $400.
San Diego Botanic Garden Fall Plant Sale
The San Diego Botanic Garden’s annual fall plant sale offers thousands of California natives, cacti, succulents, fruit trees, bromeliads, sub-tropicals, herbs and house plants. Also on sale are new and gently-used garden-related items, a used book sale, and home-made baked goods, jams and jellies. The sale takes place both Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the garden in Encinitas.
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