Parol Lantern Festival
The annual festival presented by PASACAT includes the food, cultural dances, songs and the display of various crafts of the Philippine people. Activities include an exhibition of PASACAT’s 44-year collection of costumes, props and instruments from the Philippines and dance performances.
Soweto Gospel Choir
The Jacobs Center celebrates the inspirational power of African Gospel music with two special performances by the world renown Soweto Gospel Choir. Dedicated to sharing the joy of faith through music, the 20-strong choir has been called “powerful” and “jubilant” by the LA Times. Expect engaging performances of traditional hymns and lively contemporary pop. Purchase your tickets today.
Festival of Chamorro Arts
Presented by CHE’LU
In support of the Guam FestPac (Festival of the Pacific Arts) Diaspora Delegates, this exciting annual cultural celebration brings entertainment, arts, vendors, food, and much more to the Jacobs Center. Dance and celebrate from noon to 6 pm. This family-friendly event is FREE to the public. Click below for more info!
Wil B and Kev Marcus
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. Don’t miss what is sure to be an incredible show full of exciting musical surprises. Tickets are on sale now! Purchase today before it sells out!
Market Creek Amphitheater
310 Euclid Avenue, San Diego, CA 92114
(located behind Food 4 Less)
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.
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The SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA will perform two ensemble concerts, free and open to the public. A hands-on Musical Petting Zoo will be available for children between performances providing the opportunity to touch and play with orchestral instruments.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.