San Diego’s Vibrant Arts Scene: Lightscape, Punk Music, and More

Discover San Diego’s weekend arts events featuring ‘Lightscape’ at Botanic Gardens, teen punk band The Linda Lindas, and unique food art exhibits.

Experience the magical 'Lightscape' at San Diego Botanic Gardens, illuminating the holidays with a one-mile trail of artistically arranged lights.
Catch the all-teen girl punk sensation, The Linda Lindas, performing live at Observatory North Park.
Explore 'Cosecha,' a unique food art exhibit at Mesa College Art Gallery, showcasing edible sculptures and performance art.

Dazzling Lights and Festive Spirit at Lightscape

This weekend, get ready to immerse yourself in a holiday adventure with Lightscape at the San Diego Botanic Gardens in Encinitas. This outdoor event brightens the night with a one-mile trail featuring stunning lights across the gardens. Artists from around the world have created beautiful installations, including light-up California poppies and an immersive tunnel, perfect for capturing memorable photos. Available treats include hot chocolate and hot toddies, adding to the festive atmosphere.

Event Details: Lightscape at the Botanic Gardens from Nov. 17, 2023, to Jan. 1, 2024. Open 5-10 p.m. on select dates.

The Linda Lindas: Teen Punk Band Takes the Stage

Don’t miss the chance to see The Linda Lindas, an all-girl, all-teen punk band, as they perform at the Observatory North Park. Rising to fame in 2019, these young musicians are known for their vibrant energy and powerful messages in songs like “Racist, Sexist Boy.” Their debut album “Growing Up” showcases their talent and unique style.

Event Details: The Linda Lindas perform on Sunday, Nov. 19, at 8 p.m. at the Observatory, North Park.

‘Cosecha: An Exhibit About Food’ – A Culinary Art Experience

Mesa College Art Gallery presents ‘Cosecha,’ an exhibit that combines visual art, sculpture, and performance art, all centered around the theme of food. The exhibit features works from 40 artists, including Maggie Shen’s edible food landscape art. Visitors can experience an interactive and sensory-rich exploration of art and food.

Event Details: ‘Cosecha’ opens Nov. 16 with a reception from 4-7 p.m., and runs through Dec. 14. Gallery hours are 12-5 p.m., Monday to Thursday.

These events are just a glimpse of the vibrant arts and culture scene in San Diego this weekend, offering something for everyone to enjoy and explore.

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