Weekend Picks: Dance and rapper

Weekend Picks: Dance and rapper

by Ryo Miyauchi

Ryo’s Picks

SDSU University Dance Company celebrates 25 years

This year, the University Dance Company at San Diego State celebrates 25 years as a student performance group. For the occasion, the company will present a dance concert during the weekend of May 2-4 in ENS 200, the dance studio on campus. The upcoming concert will premiere four new dance works: “Blot” by Gina Bolles Sorensen, “GO” by Leslie Seiters, “Duets” by Patricia Sandback and “Presence” by Melissa Nunn. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students with a REDID. Check for showtimes online at the SDSU School of Music and Dance website, as times vary each day.

Mesa College student art show

From May 1 to 15, the San Diego Mesa College Art Department and Art Gallery presents its spring 2014 student art show. The exhibition features works in various artworks from printmaking, photography and more, all produced by students enrolled in studio arts courses and the Fashion Department. On opening day from 4 to 7 p.m., the gallery will also host a reception and an art sale. If you plan to see the exhibition later, be sure to check the San Diego Mesa College website for gallery hours.

Alek’s Picks

Cinco De Mayo at Old Town

Don’t miss out on Old Town’s 31st Annual “Cinco De Mayo” celebration on Friday, May 2 to Sunday, May 4. Old Town’s restaurants and cantinas will offer food and drink specials all day on Friday for your enjoyment, along with four live music stages located throughout Old Town. There’s fun for the whole family, including a children’s play area and a stagecoach ride throughout the historic part of Old Town. Museums and gift shops are open for your leisure, so don’t forget to stop by and enjoy this cultural celebration.

Danny Brown

Unique would be a good way to describe rapper Danny Brown. From his wild and engaging personality to his high-energy singles and one-of-a-kind voice inflection, Danny Brown has made waves in hip-hop culture during the past couple of years. With collaborations with Childish Gambino, A$AP Rocky and Ab-Soul to name a few, the rapper has the talent and skill ready for the limelight. Since March, Danny has been touring to promote his latest album, “Old,” and will bring his show to San Diego this Friday, May 2 at Porter’s Pub.

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Courtesy of Joe Alter