Orchestral Concert & Musical Petting Zoo

San Diego Symphony

February 13 – Performances at 10 and 11:15 am, Petting Zoo at 10:45 am

The San Diego Symphony Orchestra presents two stirring classical concerts at the Jacobs Center’s Celebration Hall featuring members of their orchestra. This FREE event also includes a hands-on “Musical Petting Zoo,” where children will be able to touch and play with orchestral instruments and receive mini lessons from Symphony musicians. Experience and learn the beauty and art of classical music with your whole family!


SOLD OUT! Black Violin

Wil B and Kev Marcus

February 20
7:30 pm

Two brilliant worlds collide as Black Violin hits the stage! Classically-trained string musicians Wil B and Kev Marcus blend hip-hop, soul and classical to create a unique and dynamic sound. Tickets for this exciting concert show are SOLD OUT. If you have your tickets we’d love it if you participated in our special #ImNotAStereotype campaign. Click below to learn more!


Celebration of Chicano Theatre

February 26 – Shows at 10:30 am & 7 pm 

Teatro Izcalli’s 20th Anniversary Celebration of Chicano Theater will recognize the tradition of promoting and transforming the lives of Chicanas/Chicanos, Latinas/Latinos, and indigenous peoples through the arts with two performances. Izcalli will celebrate the history of Chicano theater with a performance by its own Izcalli Teatro Troupe as well as presentations and appearances by renowned Chicana/Chicano artists.


Street Art and Lowrider Festival

Presented by San Diego Art Institute

March 5 – Noon – 5 pm

The San Diego Art Institute’s Street Art and Lowrider Festival is a collaborative, family-style event celebrating the diverse cultures and artistic traditions of the area, with an emphasis on Chicano/a art and culture. This interactive and educational event will showcase the various art forms of a subculture within the Latino community that melds Mexican iconography, beliefs, and history.

Market Creek Amphitheater

310 Euclid Avenue, San Diego, CA 92114
(located behind Food 4 Less)

Jacobs Center

404 Euclid Ave, San Diego, California 92114

Cultural Celebrations & Performances Series

As part its commitment to creating a thriving Arts and Culture district in southeastern San Diego’s Diamond Neighborhoods, the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation is proud to announce the Jacobs Presents 2015-2016 season.

From cultural performances and celebrations to hit jazz artists and renowned performing arts organizations, Jacobs Presents has something for everyone! Bring the family for fun free events or enjoy a special date night with dinner and drinks at one of our dynamic concerts.

Upcoming Events

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SAN DIEGO DANCE THEATER will present a Live Arts Fest Kick Off. This performance will launch the 10 day Live Arts Festival, bringing professional-level dance performances with a multitude of diverse artists and genres to the Diamond Neighborhoods.

April 9-10, 2016 - LAO NEW YEAR FESTIVAL

The LAO NEW YEAR FESTIVAL is one of the most widely celebrated events for Lao people. On an annual basis, the Lao Community Cultural Center (LCCC) hosts the Lao New Year Festival in April. As a leading Lao organization in San Diego, the LCCC serves as a guiding light for the Lao people while continuing to create and promote fun-filled events for the public to enjoy.

April 17, 2016 - CELSO PIÑA

Known as El Rebelde del Acordeón (the Accordion Rebel), Piña is a pioneer in mixing tropical sounds with urban and popular music, from Mexican, cumbia, norteño, and sonidera, to ska, reggae, rap, and hip-hop.


The ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER COMMUNITY HEALTH NETWORK hosts a celebration of healthy eating and active living with food tasting and entertainment.

June 5, 2016 - SHOCK'N THE PARK - FREE

Now in its fourth year, CULTURE SHOCK DANCE TROUPE will present Shock’N the Park, an annual hip-hop dance event designed to provide a hands-on experience that engages, educates and inspires. The 90-minute production features two acts utilizing more than 150 CULTURE SHOCK dancers and includes two open-dance community participation opportunities.


Gill Sotu, Jacobs Center artist-in-residence, partners with Writerz Blok for an inspiring event revolving around urban visual art and performing arts.

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