Kuumba Fest, San Diego’s biggest celebration of African-American art and culture, returns to San Diego Rep this weekend, with theater, dance, film screenings, food competitions and more.
The fest launches Friday with a program titled “Friday Night of Positive Images Honoring the Ancestors,” and concludes Sunday evening with the “Black 2 Excellence Dance/Movement Extravaganza.”
Saturday takes in such family-minded events as a Kuumba Kidz performance and a screening of the movie “Liyana.”
All events are at the Rep’s Lyceum Theatre downtown.
And a note about the name: “Kuumba” means “creativity” in Swahili.
27th Annual Kuumba Fest
When: Friday through Sunday
Where: San Diego Rep’s Lyceum Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza, downtown
Tickets: $5 and up (prices vary by event)
Phone: (619) 544-1000