Now, San Diegans can delve deeper into classic musical art.
With the aim of presenting traditional opera in a meaningful way to new audiences, the city of San Diego Public Library will host the 61st season of the Opera Insights Series.
The upcoming Fall Opera Insights Series features three engaging and informative sessions that highlight productions in the current 2016-17 San Diego Opera season.
Composer, pianist and arts educator Nicolas Reveles, the San Diego Opera’s Director of Community Engagement, will lead the sessions, which are free and open to the public.
The first event, where guests can meet David Little, will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday. Little is the composer of “Soldier Songs,” a gripping drama with a libretto made up of reflections on war by veterans who were involved in five major foreign conflicts. In this lecture, Little will discuss the story development and unique style of his music.
The event will be held at the Neil Morgan Auditorium at the San Diego Central Library.
Here are some other events happening this weekend.
Taste of South Park
Sample all the delicious goods offered by South Park restaurants. For $30 per person, guests can sip and sup their way along 30th and Fern streets, sampling bites from some of South Park favorite bars and eateries such as Buona Forchetta, Mazara Trattoria and Station Tavern, among others. Attendees will also be able to enjoy discounts at the nearby boutiques and shops. Taste of South Park takes place from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Lab Rescuers Gala
Lab Rescuers, a nonprofit that rehabilitates unwanted Labrador Retrievers into loving and caring homes, is having their 12th annual gala event, Lab Amore, on Saturday. The event will feature a three-course gourmet dinner, live and silent auctions, opportunity drawings and a live performance by Pulse! Live Art with Heart! The event, which is $125 per person, will be held at the Hyatt Regency in La Jolla. For more information, go to www.labrescuers.org.
KABOO Del Mar
KABOO is back in Del Mar. This year’s music festival brings Aerosmith, Goo Goo Dolls, Steve Aoki, Flo Rida and Macy Gray among countless others. The festival, which runs from Friday through Sunday, will also feature comedians Sarah Silverman, Jeff Ross and Vanessa Bayer. Tickets start at $119.
Coastal Cleanup Day
Join thousands of volunteers for the 32nd annual Coastal Cleanup Day. Volunteers will head to more than 100 beaches to pick up any trash. The event takes place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday with volunteer opportunities available from the South Bay to North County. For more information or to register, go to www.cleanupday.org.
Baja Wine Tasting
The Wine Pub in Point Loma will host a Baja-themed wine tasting. Two knowledgeable, binational experts — Fernando Perez Castro and Fernando Gaxiola —will guide a patio of guests through samples of popular south-of-the-border wines and the grapes that produce each. The event takes place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.
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