Bob McPhail 6:31 a.m., May 19
Culture Shock, a nonprofit dance organization, celebrates its 20th anniversary on October 18-21. The dragon-themed gala features America's Best Dance Crew competitors Kaba Modern.
The fundraising event begins with "a cocktail reception, dinner, and live and silent auctions (vie for prizes like trips and art) under the retractable roof in the Starlight Ballroom" of the The Bristol Hotel (1055 First Ave) on Thursday, October 18, at 6 p.m. ($100 per ticket).
On Friday and Saturday, October 19 and 20, the Youth International Showcase and the International Choreographers Showcase take center stage at 7 p.m. at the San Diego Civic Theatre (1100 Third Ave) on both nights ($27.50 per ticket). On Sunday, October 21, Culture Shock hosts Master Classes/Workshop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission for the day is $20 with opportunities to take instruction from J. P. Goldstein, Elm Pizarro, Mike Song, Krystal Meraz, Myriam Lucas, and Jonathan Sison.