Looking to up your appreciation of the arts?
We've rounded up four artsy events around San Diego this week that will scratch your cultural itch, from a comedy show to a spoken word series.
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Prepare to laugh at Taylor Tomlinson's stand up comedy on Friday night. Tomlinson has appeared on "The Tonight Show," "Conan" and Comedy Central's "Adam Devine's House Party." She was a top 10 finalist on season 9 of NBC's "Last Comic Standing" and was named one of Variety's top 10 comics to watch at the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal. This event is for ages 21 and over. There is a two-drink minimum.
When: Friday, April 19, 7:30-9 p.m.
Where: The Comedy Store, 916 Pearl St.
Fusion XIX Hip Hop Dance Competition
Grab a ticket to Fusion XIX, one of the largest hip-hop dance competitions on the West Coast, on Saturday. Enjoy the live performances of teams from all over North America as they compete for the top prize. This is the dance competition's 19th year.
When: Saturday, April 20, 5-10 p.m.
Where: Golden Hall, 202 C St.
Breakthrough: The Seventies — Art, Music, Food, Fashion, Live Performance
Attend an evening in celebration of the 1970s at this quarterly Spoken Word series on Saturday night. From spoken word and live music to dance performances and visual arts, this event showcases an era in time. There will be food available.
When: Saturday, April 20, 7-10 p.m.
Where: IDEA1, 895 Park Blvd. (Use F Street Entrance)
Price: $40. More ticket options available.
"From Gypsy to Belly Dancing to Flamenco: The Journey"
Discover the evolution of flamenco dance at this dinner and a show on Friday night. Belly dancers, flamenco dancers, gypsy dancers, singers, percussionists and guitarists will exhibit the Moorish, Andalusian and Spanish folk dance influences on the flamenco. The dinner will feature signature Cafe Sevilla dishes such as Paella Valenciana and Crema Catalana.
When: Friday, April 19, 7 p.m.
Where: Cafe Sevilla, 353 Fifth Ave.