In this weekly column, our staff hand picks a selection of events from our curated calendar to fill your weekend and beyond, helping you decide what to do when the options are too plentiful to pick just one. Perhaps we’ll bump into you somewhere along the way.
We’d like to call special attention to our inaugural Pizza Parlay, happening Sunday at 5pm. The event is co-presented by Urbanist Guide, 3rdSpace, So Say We All and wishproject.me, and sponsored by Blind Lady Ale House. If you have a creative project that you’d like funded, you have until 5pm Friday to submit your proposal. Even if you don’t submit a proposal, you should come on Sunday to have pizza and beer and see the amazing things that your community wants to build!
My Little Art Show; Pizza Parlay; Hackathon; Long Story Short; Commune Wednesday
Thursday 3/22/2012 @ 7:30 PM, Gaslamp
TNT (Thursday Night Thing) is a dynamic occasion to interact with the arts and artists in the San Diego region. A quarterly event held in conjunction with the opening of major exhibitions at MCASD Downtown, TNT features live music, artist talks, art-making activities, and interactive performances themed around and inspired by current exhibitions.
Free to MCASD Members / $7 Students / $10 General; All ages
Friday 3/23/2012 @ 6:00 PM-11:00 PM, Gaslamp
Saddle up! Art Fist Collective proudly presents: My Little Art Show, a benefit to help the Save Our Heritage Organisation’s efforts to save downtown’s Caliente racetrack mural. Showcasing original My Little Pony art. Show will feature both authentic My Little Ponies (including some rare collector pieces) and bootleg ponies known as “fakies.” Sales will help SOHO pay for an independent historic report to determine the mural’s historic significance. Old Hollywood attire suggested.
Begins Friday 3/23/2012 @ 6:00 PM, Gaslamp
Mayor Sanders and the City of San Diego are challenging the software developer community to create new apps using city and partner data. They’re also inviting the public to share their ideas for innovative new apps. Winners will receive $50,000 in cash prizes as well as promotional exposure. Prizes will be awarded for apps that enhance city services and quality of life for San Diegans, and that use the data in innovative ways. Submitted apps can run on the web, desktop computers, tablets, or smartphones. The public is encouraged to share application ideas related to energy, tourism, economic development, transportation, the environment, health and other areas.
Saturday 3/24/2012 @ 11:00 AM, Around San Diego, La Jolla, and Del Mar
The San Diego modern home tour is coming up on March 24th, from 11-6. It’s a self-guided driving tour of 7 modern/mid-century homes in San Diego, La Jolla and Del Mar. Curated by Ingrid Spencer of Architectural Record magazine, tickets give you access to each home on the tour.
$30 in advance / $40 day of; All ages
Saturday 3/24/2012 @ 6:00 PM-10:00 PM, Gaslamp
Do Art Daily and Open Arts Collective present works by more than 30 local artists. OFrom dead honeybees entombed in paraffin to a catalogue of photographs capturing people consuming food, the upcoming Open Arts Collective (OAC) Do Art Daily event will showcase 31 select artists. OAC founder Cara Mia Ciasulli brings together a diverse emporium of artists whose works extend to myriad mixed media that will also feature a blind artist’s take on “containers”; a musically-interactive iPad; pop-up musical performances including found sound manipulations, a 30th birthday celebration for the Commodore 64, and dance; fanciful takes from an imaginary dictionary; sculptures comprised of driftwood and seaweed and crochet-covered pebbles randomly distributed throughout the gallery. Also included in the lineup is a series of acrylic paintings depicting the “concept of growth” by acclaimed artist Victor Angelo, a San Diego native whose colorfully complex paintings have graced gallery walls in Brazil, Japan and throughout Europe.
FREE (donations encouraged); All ages
Sunday 3/25/2012 @ 3:00 PM-7:00 PM, North Park
Music, Healing, Classes, Presentations, Healthy Food and more! Clinical Services including: Acupuncture, Massage, Energy Healing, Ambient Music, Qi Gong, Community Drumming for Wellness with Resounding Joy, Inc. (No musical experience necessary). Special Bonus Salsa Class at 8pm (free with Paid admission) followed by dancing till 12 midnight! Sponsored by: Queen Bee’s Art & Cultural Center, Honest Tea, and Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. All ages welcome, but under 18 must be accompanied by parent or guardian. All proceeds benefit Alternative Healing Network, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
$10 entry donation (includes all classes and clinical offerings); All ages
Sunday 3/25/2012 @ 5:00 PM-7:00 PM, University Heights
URBANIST is excited to present our first Pizza Parlay, hosted and co-produced by 3rdSpace, So Say We All, and wishproject.me. Join us for this fun, new monthly pizza party to raise micro-grants for creative projects by San Diegans! Pizza Parlay will take place one Sunday a month, usually the last. Up until the Thursday before each Parlay (this month’s deadline extended until 5pm Friday), you can send us proposals for creative projects that could use a bit of funding to raise them off the ground or to the next level. At the Sunday event, Parlay-goers will each receive a packet of proposals to review over pizza, and everyone will vote on site. $10 from each $12 per person cover donation will be granted to the winning proposal. The more people attend, the bigger the grant! Urbanistguide.com will announce the winner the Monday after the Parlay, and unlike with most grants, winners will receive the award immediately.
$12; All ages
Sunday 3/25/2012 @ 7:00 PM, Gaslamp
So Say We All presents Long Story Short: “Epic Fail”. If you’re going to screw up, you might as well go big enough so that at least you have a good story to tell about it. Come share in the panacea to your shame and make us laugh and cringe along the way.
$5 suggested donation; All ages
INTO NEXT WEEK
Tuesday 3/27/2012 @ 6:00 PM or 7:00 PM, Hillcrest
A unique food and beer experience as Local Habit Chef Nick Brune and Pizza Port Carlsbad Head Brewer Ignacio Cervantes collaborate to bring you five delicious courses of farm fresh food paired with five unique craft beers from the winner of the Large Brewpub and Large Brewpub Brewer of the Year at the 2011 Great American Beer Festival!
Wednesday 3/28/2012 @ 9:00 PM, South Park
Commune Wednesdays is a free monthly party gathering local talent to make a stand against big tobacco in the community, and the industry’s contribution to world hunger, deforestation and neoconservative policies. The party is held on the last Wednesday of the month, primarily at Whistlestop. This month, featuring music by THE NEW KINETICS, MOONBENDER, DJ SNAKEHIPS; Trunk Shows By: Oliver Rae & theLOVEstich; Art and Limited Edition Commune T-shirt and Poster Design By: Lucy Duarte; Photos Taken By: Nicole Espina.