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04.14.2015 by Nate Martins
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Having been in business ten years, 5&A Dime is an East Village institution. Now, the street wear clothing store is moving back into its original location (828 G St.) with a new look and fresh partnership with The Good Stuff Cookie Company. Here&# ... [more]
The Filmatic Festival is part of ArtPower!'s multi-arts season of dance, chamber music, jazz, global music and film. The festival runs April 30 – May 3 in Atkinson Hall, headquarters of the Qualcomm Institute on the UC San Diego campus. Festival passes are currently on sale (see details below). The festival aims to explore the art of and science of cinema through the presentation and celebration of the creative media work of UC San Diego faculty, students and international artists in over 40 events, panels and workshops. Led by ArtPower!’s Filmatic founder and curator Rebecca Webb, the 2015 festival showcases the work of innovative artists who are blurring the lines between sciences and the arts. “I am very excited to include an extraordinary group of UC San Diego research scientists as artists/filmmakers in this year’s Filmatic lineup and plan to cultivate this unique niche for future iterations of the festival,” explained Webb. “ArtPower! Filmatic Festival also provides exciting opportunities to present inventive student work including 8K cinema, short films, 3D printed drones and much more.”[more]
Tacos and Tequila festival in a fun interactive event celebrating the best margaritas and tacos in the city. Ten of the best mixologists in town will be serving complimentary samples of their signature margaritas, guest vote for their favorites. Ten of the best restaurants will be serving complimentary signature tacos. Guest get two voting cards to pick their top choices. Winning restaurant will get the golden taco award. The event also features a craft beer garden with mutiple local breweries serving complimentary samples of their best beers. Live music will entertain the crowd and get the party people dancing. 21+ event.[more]
Spend the day exploring the historic North Park neighborhood at the 19th Annual San Diego County Credit Union Festival of Arts in North Park. Join us , click for more information on Parking and Directions. This annual free festival has grown into a local tradition that includes amazing local art, exciting live music and dance performances, eco-friendly activities, vendor booths and fabulous food. There will be something for everyone, including the kids. Our hands-on Kids Art Block offers children the chance to participate in a variety of interactive activities designed to stimulate and inspire their imaginations and create their own masterpieces. Come thirsty to the Craft Beer Block and sample brews from San Diego’s favorite breweries. Or sip a full pour of beer at one of our two Beer Gardens.  [more]
In the Beginning
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Sam Chammas   Bar and Cafe Owner , Live Wire, Whistle Stop Bar, Station Tavern, Krakatoa
What was the moment that propelled you to open your own business?  Without a doubt, it was 1992. On a roadtrip  from San Diego, to Austin, Texas, for then new South by Southwest Music Fest. I was 25, just me and a 1973 VW Bus, aka “the green machine.” First stop was Tucson, Arizona. Walking […] [more]