Performing and visual arts are hot in San Diego this week

Performing and visual arts are hot in San Diego this week
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By Hoodline - Published on October 08, 2019.

If you're a fan of the arts, mark your calendars: there's plenty to do when it comes to artsy events in San Diego this week, from the staging of a new historical satire by John Leguizamo to a paint-and-sip class and more.

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'Bad Hombres/Good Wives'

From the event description:

What happens when you mix "The Importance of Being Earnest," "The School for Wives" and a Narco telenovela? You get "Bad Hombres/Good Wives," a hilarious new comedy featuring Herbert Siguenza and Ric Salinas from Culture Clash. Meet Don Ernesto, a muy macho cartel lord of Sinaloa who is used to getting exactly what he wants. In this case, what he wants is Eva — the young woman he sent to a convent to be trained to become his perfect, submissive wife. En route to meet her future husband, Eva bumps into Mario, the dreamboat son of a rival Narco capitán, and her heart leaps. Lust, love and war are in the air.

When: Thursday, Oct. 10 and Saturday, Oct. 12, both at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 13, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Where: The Lyceum Stage, 79 Horton Plaza
Price: $26–$55
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'Kiss My Aztec!'

From the event description:

Leave it to the pull-no-punches, politically charged mind of John Leguizamo to dream up "Kiss My Aztec!," a fresh, irreverent musical comedy take on the arrival of the conquistadors. Elizabethan dialect collides with modern slang set to a mashup of salsa, hip-hop and funk for this tale of an unlikely pair of Aztecs who mount a scrappy uprising against their Spanish oppressors — and somehow get entangled in the dysfunctional bickering of the Spanish Viceroy’s family. If you loved Leguizamo’s "Latin History for Morons" (nominated for Tony’s Best Play), you won’t want to miss his latest work.

When:, Thursday, Oct. 10, and Friday, Oct. 11, both at 8 p.m.; and Saturday, Oct. 12, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Where: Mandell Weiss Theatre - Jacobs Theatre District, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive
Price: $29–$39
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'From Gypsy to Belly Dancing to Flamenco: The Journey'

From the event description:

This dinner show features an authentic three-course meal and an atmosphere of European elegance and Mediterranean spirit. These performances showcase the evolution of flamenco dance through the fusion of Moorish, Andalusian and Spanish folk dance performed by flamenco, gypsy, belly dancers, singers, percussionists and guitarists. You'll marvel at the passion, beauty and athleticism of this traditional art form as you feast on delicacies like the restaurant's paella Valenciana and crema Catalana.

When: Friday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m.
Where: Cafe Sevilla San Diego, 353 Fifth Ave.
Price: $45
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Art 101 

From the event description:

If you're brand new to art making and don't know where to start, this three-week class is for you. A fun and informative one day workshop that will get you started and help you decide the creative direction you'd like to go, and which class is the next best step for you. Topics covered: paints, brushes, color, mediums, paint additives, mixed media, mark-making tools, paint applicator tools, texture making tools, tools from around your home, working with mediums, and gels and pastes. All supplies are included.

When: Wednesday, Oct. 9, 6 p.m.
Where: 4434 30th St.
Price: $99
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45% Off Painting Class at PaintNVineyard

From the PaintNVineyard deal description:

Class participants follow the directions of a skilled artist to create their own masterpieces, while sipping on wine.

Where: 10035 Carroll Canyon Road, Northeastern San Diego
Price: $22 (45% off regular price); one other option available
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