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04.29.2016 by Ian Anderson
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Last month, North Park’s Thursday farmers market made a simple move west that transformed it from being a functional collection of produce stands to the sort of destination market valued in neighborhoods like HIllcrest, Ocean Beach and Littl ... [more]
Film: Fallen Star @ Museum of Contemporary Art - Downtown - 05/05/2016 Perched atop the seventh floor of the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California, San Diego, Do Ho Suh’s Fallen Star has become a beloved landmark. The planning for this project, however, required years of effort and innovations in architecture, construction, and engineering. Why did so many people get behind such an improbable idea, and work so hard to make it a reality? A story of collaboration and the ways art can surprise you, Fallen Star: Finding Home takes us behind the scenes in the creation of the 18th public artwork in the Stuart Collection. This film is directed by Vera Brunner-Sung and Valerie Stadler. This film will be screened at ArcLight Cinemas in La Jolla. Tickets are $16.50 may be purchased by visiting Each ticket will come with two complimentary MCASD admission passes. Funds from all ticket sales will benefit MCASD's exhibitions and education programs.[more]
Paella & Wine Festival @ Waterfront Park - 05/07/2016 The Paella & Wine Festival is a celebration of Paella - a dish that comes to us from Spain, with origins dating back to the eighteenth century. It is a saffron-infused rice dish that marries bold flavors and delightful textures. Combined with a variety of meats, shellfish and vegetables, paella was originally a peasant's meal cooked over an open fire in the fields and eaten directly from the pan using wooden spoons. The dish takes its name from the wide shallow pan that it is cooked in, traditionally called the paella or paellera. The recipe commonly known as paella can more accurately be referred to as Arroz a la Paella (rice done in paella-style). Today, paella recipes have become somewhat of an art form - ranging from decadent meats and seafoods to vegan and vegetarian. Paella chefs and their teams will gather from across the globe to compete for the titles of: "Best Paella in the Cali-Baja Region." "Next Best Paella in the Cali-Baja Region" "Best Looking Paella"[more]
Bazaar Under the Stars @ Mingei International Museum - 05/07/2016 Mingei International Museum invites you step into the open-air markets of the Mediterranean, South America and Southeast Asia. Bazaar Under the Stars is a special opportunity to meet individual artists, find fashion and décor inspiration, and shop for two great causes—supporting working artists and craftspeople, and funding the Museum’s stunning exhibitions and K-12 education programs. Explore an exotic outdoor market teeming with hand-made goods from international artisans, including Zandra Rhodes. Shop one-of-a-kind jewelry, décor and textiles. Enjoy colorful cocktails in the relaxing Malahat Spirits Lounge and relish the cultural cuisine of San Diego’s own Claudia Sandoval, winner of MasterChef. Groove to world beats while taking a spin through the bustling bazaar. Be inspired by a global fashion presentation from Bloomingdale’s and style expert Mahjuba Levine. Bazaar Under the Stars Artisans All Across Africa • Amba Gallery • Batiz Jewelry • Cambodian Silk Scarves • Folk Project • Golden Rugs Gallery • Hessian Global Goods • JofA African Imports • Julerie by Pamela Pogue • Kazana • Mexicana Nirvana • NUNO • Object • Sheri Liebert Design • Stone Struck Jewelry designed by Cecilia Post • Studio Lacey • Zandra Rhodes Bazaar Under the Stars Host Committee Audrey Ratner • Rhonda Brown • Katy Dessent • Bettina Hahn Osborne • Erin Svalstad • Barbara Zobell[more]
Besides the Weather
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Alfred Howard, Songwriter/Musician, The Redwoods
Where did you grow up? I grew up in New Jersey. This is a fact I’ve attempted to keep in the closet, especially during the apogee of the Jersey Shore TV show. We are responsible for Bon Jovi and Snookie, two ills difficult for The Sopranos and Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska album to eclipse. Thank you […] [more]