Whether you lean toward feature films, dance or new works by up-and-coming artists, there is a virtual fest for you this weekend in San Diego.
The 28th San Diego Latino Film Festival continues through March 21, with virtual screenings of more than 100 films, Q&As with filmmakers, an awards ceremony and a drive-in double feature in Mission Valley. Screenings cost $12 each, while the drive-in event costs $40 a car. Partial and full festival passes are available too.
Fascinated by the world of television? San Diego State’s School of Journalism and Media Studies hosts “Race, Gender and Representation in Hollywood,” featuring twin television writers JaNeika and JaSheika James, at noon Friday. Participants will hear their perspectives on where things stand and what more should be done. The Empire writers will examine HBO’s Lovecraft Country in particular.
The Rosin Box Project says its 2021 season, Variant, is all about adapting to our “new normal” through art. With the Stay At Home Film Fest, through the month of March, the San Diego contemporary ballet troupe offers virtual dance films for the price of a sign up. Donate to the organization to cast a vote for your favorite of three world-premiere ballets, and one restaged digital premiere, including “Ramen” and “That Is to Say.”
Support young artists through the 36th annual Plays By Young Writers Festival, featuring the winners of the California Young Playwrights Contest. It streams for the public at 6 p.m. through Saturday with tickets starting at $20 per household. The winners range in age from 13 to 17, and three hail from San Diego.
I and You from Rolando’s Moxie Theatre, can be viewed through March 28 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, starting at $25 per household. The award-winning play highlights the dynamic between two teens, one sensitive, one abrasive, as they explore Walt Whitman’s literary classic “Leaves of Grass.”
On the other hand, If you have a taste for American musical classics, you really can’t go wrong with “Rhapsody in Blue.” City Ballet of San Diego resident choreographer Geoff Gonzalez bases his new world-premiere work on Gershwin’s masterpiece, creating a large ensemble piece. Available through March 21. Streaming starts at $29.
San Ysidro’s Casa Familiar hosts Domestic Geographies, an exhibit curated by Tijuana artist Ingrid Hernandez, through April 22. The event, with works by 24 artists from 12 countries, attempts to “redefine women’s roles” in the home and as activists. Concerts, screenings and art programs take place at The Front at Casa Familiar throughout the run, including Saturday’s “Aisladas Per No Solas” (isolated, but not alone) piñata project.