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The White Family Next Stage

Join us for a variety of live performances on our newly established White Family Next Stage!

Music Events

White Space

JUNE 16 & 17

World premiere of Korrie Yamaoka’s indie-rock-fantasy song cycle!

“White Space” dives into the journey of a mother–haunted and hunted by the mundane challenges of parenthood–fighting to rediscover the passion for creating art. Figures from her fantasies–a terminally ill patient, a frontier woman, and a sailor–reflect her struggles and triumphs like light through a prism, weaving between reality, mythology and fantasy as she tries to break free.

Don’t miss this genre bending unexpected piece, influenced by the music of indie rock female composers Anais Mitchell and Sara Bareilles and sharing a private look at artist-motherhood through the prism of one of San Diego’s most iconic musical artists, Korrie Yamaoka.

Opera À La Carte

JUNE 18th

Co-Production with Opera À La Carte

Through this partnership, we present exciting and engaging performances with fabulous local performers that will delight your musical palate. Our goal is for everyone to have the opportunity to experience the beauty and magic of opera and classical singing.  We will enrich and educate our community through storytelling, accessible performances, and by aspiring to artistic excellence.


JUNE 24th

Co-Production with THEB444CKYARD

Step into the vibrant world of “The B624CKYARD: A Music Celebration of Black and Queer Artistry”! Hosted by NVA’s Next Stage & THEB444CKYARD, this intimate concert experience promises to showcase the diverse voices and talents of Jay Walkr, Karma, Ainjo, and Virr.

As pioneers of Black and Queer artistry, each artist will captivate you with their unique blend of music and storytelling. Set against the backdrop of inclusivity and empowerment, join us for an unforgettable evening of live performances by some of the most talented artists in North County!

Comedy Events

Nerd Comedy

Join us for an evening of hilarious stand-up comedy that celebrates all things nerdy and geeky. Our talented comedians will bring their A-game, delivering jokes and stories that are sure to resonate with anyone who loves science, technology, gaming, and more. At the end of the night the audience competes in the Nerd Olympics, a trivia game all about fandom and pop culture, to win fun prizes!


Dad Skeleton

Dad Skeleton is a comedy collective based in San Diego from the minds of Jacob Rozansky and Paige Oberholtzer.  With a carousel of incredible local actors and performers, they bring fresh, hilarious theatricality to the White Family Next Stage. From giant cigarettes to spitting up blood, they use every element of the theater to deliver a memorable performance.

Dad Skeleton is joined by improv powerhouse Kid Goblin!

Improv Comedy

Our weekly improv class students led by Patrick McInnis, showcase their hilarious talents for this Improv Comedy Show! Co-hosted by Patrick McInnis, our upcoming improv comedy show is a can’t-miss event, blending the best of “Whose Line is it Anyway?” and “SNL”-style humor for a night of non-stop entertainment. Join us for an unforgettable evening packed with quick wit, hilarious sketches, and on-the-spot improvisation that will have you rolling in the aisles.

Dance Events

Salsa-Bachata & Vino

Sunday Evenings from 5:00-9:00pm

Co-Production with Salsa Bachata & Vino

Join us at the Dea Hurston New Village Arts Center for Salsa-Bachata & Vino! Salsa and Bachata class with dance instructor Violeta Salsera and music by DJ Willet bi-weekly on Sundays. 

Variety Shows

Carlsbad Storytellers

Join us as we craft captivating personal stories on the theme “Being Heard,” to be told on stage for family and friends at the inaugural Carlsbad Storytellers event! We’ll meet as a group four times over 2 weeks to workshop and practice our stories, where you’ll find unfailing support and guidance. This program is for EVERYONE, especially those not generally in the spotlight. Storytellers is a tremendous demonstration of the power of storytelling and an unparalleled shared experience.

Slam N’ Jam

Join us for an electrifying night of creative expression at our recurring Slam Poetry event! Delve into the vibrant tapestry of our local artistic community as talented poets, musicians, and writers take the stage to captivate and inspire. From soul-stirring verses to mesmerizing melodies, immerse yourself in an evening that celebrates the raw power of words and the boundless creativity within our midst. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable opportunity to experience the heartbeat of our local arts scene!

Do you have a performance idea for the
White Family Next Stage?

We’d love to hear about it!

NVA White Family Next Stage Interest Form

Please complete this form if you are interested in holding a performance on our White Family Next Stage at the Dea Hurston New Village Arts Center

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Contact Artistic Producer Kali Boston for more information.