It’s a mellow weekend heading out of the Labor Day holiday and sliding down into fall. Locals can indulge in a a premiere play and three opportunities to celebrate culture – Native American, Greek and Brazilian style.
The Sycuan Pow-wow is celebrating its 25th anniversary with games, singing and dancing contests, and multiple age divisions for entries. There are tribal dances and blessings to be said as well as multiple booths. The pow-wow takes place Friday through Sunday and is free.
The Cardiff Greek Festival offers the chance to see the Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 3459 Manchester Ave., transformed into a festival with music, Greek dancing, delicious food, of course and a marketplace complete with auctions. It’s $3 and kicks off at 10 am. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday.
Pacific Beach will host Brazilian Day San Diego at 11 a.m. Sunday on Garnet Avenue with two stages of samba and drummers complete with a mini-carnaval. The website touts the day as the “largest Brazilian event on the West Coast.”
The La Jolla Playhouse offers Kingdom City, a new play, in its debut weekend. It depicts the Main Street U.S.A. battle over the classic drama The Crucible, as a minister objects to a New York director’s high school production in a small town. It continues through Oct. 5. Tickets range from $15-53.
As summer wanes, of course, outdoor performances fade away. This is the second-to-last weekend of the Summer Shakespeare Festival at Balboa Park, which features the comedy The Two Gentlemen of Verona as its closing production. And you don’t just have this weekend to enjoy the Bard in the great outdoors – it continues everyday from Friday through Sept. 14, except for Monday, when the stage is dark. Tickets start at $29.