ALL UPCOMING EVENTS

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San Diego Magazine's Best of San Diego Party @ NTC @ Liberty Station - 08/18/2017 As of one of the most anticipated events of the year, the Best of San Diego Party presented by Valley View Casino & Hotel will celebrate the top restaurants, breweries, wineries, distilleries and businesses. More than 1,500 guests will come together to enjoy unlimited bites and sips from 100 vendors. Plus, there will be live music, interactive art installations, lounges, surprise performances, games and dancing. A limited number of VIP tickets are available, which includes a VIP party at The LOT Liberty station at 5:30PM, champagne, bites, gift bag and early entry to the party. The evening will benefit the Switchfoot BRO-AM. The Best of San Diego Party is 21 and up. Free parking is available in the lots L2,L3, I and O.[more]
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Stone 21st Anniversary Celebration & Invitational Beer Festival @ Cal State University San Marcos - 08/19/2017 Rare Beer All-Access tickets are sold out, but tickets to Sessions A or B are still available! SESSION A & SESSION B TICKETS INCLUDE: - Entrance to either session on Saturday: Session A (1pm - 4pm) or Session B (5pm - 8pm). - More than 100 beers from 50+ breweries (check out the list here:http://bit.ly/Stone21) - Beer samples with no tabs or tokens required - Commemorative 21st Anniversary tasting glass - Tickets: $55 (Designated Driver tickets: $15) - Optional Private Tastings: a $15 upgrade to your day featuring Stone Brewing Executive Chairman & co-founder Greg Koch. (Must be purachased in advance.) OTHER PERKS: - 100% of proceeds go directly to local charities - Complimentary artisian snacks throughout - Shuttle from public transportation locations on site - Free parking - Live music - Cigar Lounge (cigars available for purchase) - Photo booths - Saturday Private Tastings, a $15 upgrade to your day featuring Stone Brewing Executive Chairman & co-founder Greg Koch. Tickets will be on sale now! The Stone 21st Anniversary Celebration & Invitational Beer Festival is not only the largest craft beer festival in Southern California, but it's also our largest annual charitable event! We're proud to support our community by donating 100% of the proceeds from this event and by promoting a culture of social responsibility, collaboration and involvement. [more]
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SoCal Etsy Guild Market @ Horton Plaza Park - 08/19/2017 SoCal Etsy Guild Presents.... Join us for an amazing day of handmade fun! Local Designers, Live Art, Handmade Vendors, Music, and Much More All vendors will be located directly in the center of the ampitheater of Horton Plaza Park. This is a street visible location. Vendor area has pre existing traffic walking through. It is a flow space with traffic generated from all sides. Horton Plaza Park is located next to Westfield Horton Plaza and is surrounded by popular restaurants, hotels, and tourist attractions. It has direct street access and is located in the downtown San Diego Gas LapDistrict.  VENDORS Farm Fresh To You http://farmfreshtoyou.com/ J & S MakeScents http://jsmakescents.com/ Instagram jsmakescents Suma Jewelry Instagram SumaJewelry4u LouLeeAndMe www.LouLeeAndMe.etsy.com Street Rebirth www.Streetrebirth.com Instagram StreetRebirth UIJewelry by Stephanie Payan www.uijewelry.com Instagram/Twitter UIJewelry Madame Whiskers www.madamewhiskers.etsy.com Instagram MadameWhiskers PileusChaoticArt http://facebook.com/pileuschaoticart Instagram PileusChaoticArt[more]
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Latin Food Fest — Gran Tasting @ Embarcadero Marina Park North - 08/19/2017 The fifth annual Gran Tasting San Diego is an all-inclusive Hispanic food, wine and spirits tasting journey to the Caribbean, Central and South America, Mexico, Portugal and Spain, which takes place Saturday August 19 at the Embaradero Marina Park North, San Diego. 🌶 Admission includes all food, wine, beer and spirits, live music performances, cooking demonstrations and so much more.[more]
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Undie Bike Ride 7 @ Amplified Ale Works - 08/19/2017 We're teaming up with San Diego Bike Party to throw the biggest Undie Ride Ride 7 & Clothing Drive yet at Amplified Ale Works. Ride leaves promptly at 7PM for a sunset cruise! Undie Bike Ride is about having fun, promoting a positive self-body image, and building a stronger bike community in San Diego. Plus we do good for others. Bike to the event in some used clothes to step out of & donate them to CSSA, a San Diego based organization that gives them directly to low-income & homeless recipients. Amplified Aleworks and SoCal Sessions are donating $1.00 per rider to local special needs kids. So the the more riders the more good we can do! If you know another local business, person or brand that would be willing to match our donations let us know. Let's celebrate cycling, being confident in ourselves an don the road, celebrate warm nights, and toast to Biking Sexy once we’re done. Feel good, dress up, down, or mostly not at all! ****** Loose Guidelines for Underwear Rides: 1. You should probably wear underwear.. only underwear or swimwear or something you feel comfortable in. 2. Helmets and lights are strongly encouraged. This is a NIGHT RIDE. Trust us. 3. Be safe and have fun. (Bikes, then beers obviously it will be fun!) 4. Age 21+ Bike Ride 5. RIDE AT YOUR OWN RISK! *We might be there early if you need a motivational Hi-5…just saying. [more]
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Dead Feather Moon @ The Casbah - 08/19/2017 with The Whiskey Circle, Creature and the Woods[more]
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Suds Social @ Lafayette Hotel - 08/20/2017 West Coaster San Diego and The Lafayette Hotel present...SUDS SOCIAL: a beer-lover's pool party. San Diego has the finest beer and the best weather, so why not celebrate them together by the pool? Join us on Sunday 8/20 for a throwback to one of 2016's greatest pool events with Coronado Brewing Company! Chugboat also returns to bring their fun, high-energy sound. ★ Suds Social Pool Entrance Fee = $15 and includes your first beer! Price at the door is $20. 21+ ♫ by Chugboat Drinks & Food by HOPE 46 Classic American Cuisine Pool chairs are first come, first served. Please bring your own towel. No outside food or drinks. The Lafayette pool was voted as San Diego's Best Pool Open to the Public and the Best Day Club / Pool Party in 2015 and 2016.[more]
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The Great American Eclipse Viewing @ The Fleet Science Center - 08/21/2017 On Monday, August 21, come to the Fleet to safely view the eclipse! This FREE event begins at 9 a.m. and includes: • Free eclipse viewing from the Plaza in front of the Fleet Science Center • Ask an Astronomer—our resident astronomer, Dr. Lisa Will, will answer your eclipse and space questions • Pinhole Projectors—we'll provide the supplies and instructions and you can make your own simple object that will project the eclipse • Solar eclipse glasses for sale—these inexpensive glasses are made with special filters that allow you to view the eclipse without risking eye damage (SOLD OUT) Maximum eclipse in San Diego will be at 10:23 a.m. No tickets are needed for the Eclipse Viewing Event. Our cafe, Craveology, will be open for your morning latte, croissant or smoothie needs! Though we won't see totality overhead in San Diego, we are planning to show it on the Giant Dome Screen! Stay tuned for details. If you want to be ultra-prepared for the eclipse, you can purchase your solar eclipse glasses today! They're available now at the North Star Science Store. For more info go to http://www.fleetscience.org/events/great-american-eclipse [more]
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Tacos La Mezcla 4th Anniversary Celebration @ South Park Brewing Co. - 08/23/2017 Tacos La Mezcla food truck takes over the South Park Brewing kitchen, for a day of killer tacos and beer![more]
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Seance @ The Merrow - 08/23/2017 We're excited to announce our second edition of SEANCE on Wednesday, August 23rd, again at The Merrow in Hillcrest. For those who missed the first one, we've invited a spectrum of amazing producers, musicians, percussionists, DJs and vocalists of numerous genres and age ranges to participate in a live semi-improvised experience. This is not a night with a 'bill' or 'headliners', it's a night for creatives. We'll be mashing hip-hop, electronic, funk, soul, psychdedelica, deep house, boogie, Chicano/Latin and jazz into a series of trips and experiences for music lovers and music creators. ill poetic & Ill Atmospherics (Carlos Fisher on drums, Jay Bybo Stevens on keys) will act as house band. More details TBA shortly. MUSIC ARTISTS & MUSIC LOVERS: This night is for us. This event is free with RSVP or $5 at the door. Here's the link to RSVP now: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?eventId=7595735&pl=arsenal&dispatch=loadSelectionData The date is Wednesday August 23rd - mark your calendars now. This is a 21+ Event **We will be starting earlier this time!** Doors @ 7pm, Show @ 8pm [more]
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Palabra @ La Bodega Gallery & Studios - 08/24/2017 La Bodega Gallery presents PALABRA, an evening of poetry  Every 2nd and 4th Thursday, a featured poet will begin with selected readings. After the feature is an open mic for anyone who wants to read. Everyone is welcome to come and share a poem, song lyrics, reading or a short story or just bring your ears for listening and enjoy the evening. Original poetry is always appreciated. Everyone needs some place to speak their minds and Palabra is that place. We are an inclusive and supportive group that aim to provide a safe, nonjudgmental, positive environment, so all talent levels are welcome. Doors open at 6:30pm and Poetry starts at 7:00pm sharp! We will have a sign-up sheet available at the counter. Each poet will speak for 3-5 minutes each so that everyone who wants to read can have a chance! Palabra poetry night will be every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month.[more]
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Sunset Poolside Jazz Series @ WESTGATE HOTEL - 08/24/2017 Every Thursday starting June 1st, Jazz enthusiasts will sway and groove to the sounds of Southern California’s finest Jazz talents offering an eclectic jazz experience poolside at The Westgate Hotel. Set against a backdrop of downtown San Diego’s skyline at sunset, the event series will feature a different performance every week, complimented by signature cocktails, wine and craft beer, as well as a gourmet array of appetizers and tapas. Poolside Jazz Calendar June 1 - Besos De Coco June 8 - Lori Bell Trio June 15 - Leonord Patton Trio June 22 - Trio Gadjo June 29 - Coral Macfarland Thuet July 6 - Robert Dove Group July 13 - Irving Flores Trio July 27 - Steph Johnson Trio August 3 - Charlie Arbelaez Trio August 10 - Holly Hofmann Trio August 17 - Erika Davies August 24 - Allison Tucker August 31 - Gilbert Castellanos Trio[more]
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Moonshake: The Return of Dr. Indulgent @ Blonde Bar - 08/25/2017 MOONSHAKE is an adventure into future disco, spacey house, and techy grooves featuring resident DJs Lee Reynolds, Bob Dazzla, & Mark E Quark. AND WE'RE BACK Blonde's 1 year anniversary is coming up quick and all 3 of your Moonshake djs are together in orbit on that date. After careful consideration we've decided it's time for another dive bar dance. Last Moonshake was heavy crazy -- a fun time but TOO MANY sweaty bodies (and we never thought we'd say THAT). Therefore we are STRICTLY limiting capacity this time (by 1/3rd!) for maximum enjoyment for all involved. Also, those who know will remember DR. INDULGENT was Lee's moniker of choice for parties past -- and he's picking it up again to help keep this party tight and those johnny-come-lately folk at bay. It's Moonshake OG style this session. Expect that trademark Moonshake LIGHTS HEAT STROBE SWEAT in a comfortable environment with plenty more room to glide this time around the moon. Come early to help us prepare for liftoff, doors open and music starts at 8pm. Visuals by SHIGE Decor by BROKE TIL FRIDAY Music starts at 8, party goes until 2. A limited number of discounted tickets are available. A presale ticket guarantees you entry, even if we hit capacity (WHICH WE WILL!), until 11PM. *** GET A PRESALE because when presales sell out, that's it gang *** Presale Tix here--> https://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?1002114 Let us reiterate: SPECIAL EDITION. VERY LIMITED CAPACITY, STRICTLY ENFORCED, FOR THE SAKE OF A GREAT PARTY. [more]
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San Diego Festival of Books @ Liberty Station - 08/26/2017 Free to attend. Panel discussions $3 The San Diego Festival of Books is a celebration of reading and writing and the important role they play in our lives and our communities. Our goal is to provide a place where readers and authors can connect to share stories, ideas, and enthusiasm for the traditions, culture and values of the written word. The San Diego Union-Tribune is proud to announce the inaugural San Diego Festival of Books. The festival will feature over 40 local published authors participating in discussions and book signings. In addition, the festival will include live entertainment, merchant vendors, a dedicated Children’s Pavilion and a variety of other programs. Built from the success and learnings of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books and the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest, this first year’s event will be a great kick-off for a more robust event in years to come. Book festival attendees will include a diverse mix of people that reflect the special nature of San Diego. However diverse these groups, their passion for books, reading and writing will be a unifying factor. [more]
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Brew & Food Festival @ Embarcadero Marina Park North - 08/26/2017 In a city where craft beer and festivals flow freely, the 3rd Annual Brew and Food Festival on August 26, 2017 stands out as the premiere culinary and craft beer event in San Diego. BFF is a high-energy affair with craft brews, blends, craft beer cocktails, non-alcoholic drinks and over-the-top culinary creations from a Motley collection of culinary artists from San Diego and Baja California. [more]
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Metalachi @ The Casbah - 08/26/2017 Metalachi: The World's First and Only Heavy Metal Mariachi Band with QUEL BORDEL, THE FINK BOMBS[more]
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B*Side Players Album Release Party @ The Music Box - 08/26/2017 B-Side Players with Sure Fire Soul Ensemble Doors and  DJCisco Kid and Air Nandez from Barrio Network This local septet was formed in 1993 and won several San Diego music awards for their unique blend of latin, funk, rock and reggae. They have toured with the likes of Ben Harper and Papa Roach.[more]
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Bike the Bay @ Embarcadero Marina Park South - 08/27/2017 Ride the bridge, Bike the Bay! Pedal around the San Diego Bay on August 27, 2017 and enjoy your only opportunity to ride across the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge. This non-competitive community bike ride is for riders of all abilities and will take you on a scenic, and primarily flat, ride around the San Diego Bay via the Bayshore Bikeway. Along the way, riders will travel through the surrounding cities of Coronado, Imperial Beach, Chula Vista and National City before finishing back at the start/finish line at Embarcadero Marina Park in downtown San Diego. Not only will the scenic 25-mile route travel through all five of these very diverse communities but it will also allow riders their only opportunity of the year to ride over the beautiful Coronado Bay Bridge. All riders will return to San Diego for a post-ride festival with food, beverage, beer garden and entertainment. Registration fee includes: Ride entry with fully supported rest stops, post-ride festival with entertainment (food trucks on site available for purchases), beer garden and a 10th annual souvenir. Additional 2016 merchandise (jerseys, t-shirts, long sleeve shirts, and hats) may be purchased at time of registration. 2017 merchandise will be available soon. Unfortunately, due to the significant time and cost of planning this amazing event we are not able to offer refunds. Proceeds from the event benefit the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition, sdbikecoalition.org, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the safety, connectivity and quality of life for all who ride in San Diego.[more]
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Treasure Chest Beer + Food Fest @ Green Flash Cellar 3 - 08/27/2017 The annual Treasure Chest Beer + Food Fest is back for a 7th year! Our most anticipated rare beer and food pairing extravaganza will be moving to our Cellar 3 barrel-aging facility in Poway, so that we can offer even more beer, food, and fun. All festival proceeds benefit Susan G Komen, San Diego. Enjoy exclusive Green Flash, Cellar 3, and Alpine beers (including one-off keg and cask creations), served alongside perfectly paired plates prepared by some of San Diego’s finest chefs. In addition to the delicious beer and food, we’ve got live music, games, Behind-the-Craft demonstrations and plenty of shade! The tropical Hawaiian Luau theme is back by popular demand so grab your best Tiki attire! Hawaiian shirts, grass skirts, and retro-inspired island kitsch apparel is encouraged. All tickets include unlimited beer tasting, 10 food tastings commemorative glass, and festival experience: Over 20 options of rare beer, cask, and barrel-aged creations from Green Flash, Cellar 3, and Alpine Beer Co. with unlimited tasting Food pairings prepared by some of our favorite local restaurants Behind the Craft: culinary demos and bonus tastings taking place throughout the event Photo booth Vendor village This year's restaurants include Carnitas Snack Shack Bottega Americano Urge American Gastro Pub Green Flash Gastro Alpine Beer Company Pub Tasting Room Del Mar Nomad Donuts Brothers Provisions The Crab Hut Decoy Dockside Dining Tom Ham's Lighthouse Behind the Craft Beer + Food demo's will be hosted by Ironside Fish & Oyster & Venissimo Cheese Festival Fun will include: Treasure Chest Homebrew Contest Beat the Brewer gaming area Live Music Vendor Village [more]
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Sundays in the Park: A funky music monthly jam session @ Panama 66 - 08/27/2017 Alright funky people of San Diego... Panama 66 has been gracious enough to let us host a monthly funky music jam session at their beautiful venue in Balboa Park. It will be happening on the 4th Sunday of every month from 6-8p. For our first jam session the house band will be: Jake Najor - Drums Andy Geib - Trombone/Trumpet/Flute Kiko Cornejo Jr. - Percussion Matthew LaBarber - Bass Nicholas Costa - Guitar Tim Felten - Organ/Keys Jesse Audelo - Sax/Flute It's a jam session, so we'll be inviting other musicians up to sit in with us on the tunes. We'll do a sign up sheet starting at 5:30p. Here is the list of tunes we'll draw from for the session in February: Hikky Burr - Quincy Jones - E Root Down - Jimmy Smith - G Povo - Freddie Hubbard - Cm Aragon - Roy Ayers - Bbm Upshot - Grant Green - Cm Hot Pants Road - The JB's - Dm Ease Back - The Meters (Grant Green Version) - E The Weasil - Donald Byrd - C Burning Spear - S.O.U.L. - Am Jan Jan - Grant Green version - Cm EJI - Whitefield Brothers - Em Funky River - Bill Caballero/SFSE - C Backyard Boogie - SFSE - C The Hunt - SFSE - Fm Man Up - Mighty 388's - Gm Get It - Najor Threat - A We'll be posting a youtube playlist of the tunes. Learn some of the tunes and sit in with the band! We won't be providing any charts. We will provide house drum kit, bass amp, guitar amp, some percussion/congas, and Hammond Organ/Nord Electro 2. Please help us get the word out! Invite your funky friends; musicians and music lovers! Panama 66 is all ages and family friendly.[more]
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Stand-up Comedy @ Whistle Stop - 08/30/2017 On August 30th at the Whistle Stop Bar, Riff City Comedy returns with another night of fantastic Stand-up comedy. Headlining is the hilarious Tom Clark from Conan and featuring is Brad Wenzel winner of the Great American Comedy Festival in 2015. Other talent on the line-up includes Trenton Davis, Ramsey Badawi, Steven Randolph, Chelsea Skidmore, Andrew Tarr, Daniel Delgado, and Myles Magallanes. Don't let the dog days of summer prevent you from going to this show!! [more]
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Sunset Poolside Jazz Series @ WESTGATE HOTEL - 08/31/2017 Every Thursday starting June 1st, Jazz enthusiasts will sway and groove to the sounds of Southern California’s finest Jazz talents offering an eclectic jazz experience poolside at The Westgate Hotel. Set against a backdrop of downtown San Diego’s skyline at sunset, the event series will feature a different performance every week, complimented by signature cocktails, wine and craft beer, as well as a gourmet array of appetizers and tapas. Poolside Jazz Calendar June 1 - Besos De Coco June 8 - Lori Bell Trio June 15 - Leonord Patton Trio June 22 - Trio Gadjo June 29 - Coral Macfarland Thuet July 6 - Robert Dove Group July 13 - Irving Flores Trio July 27 - Steph Johnson Trio August 3 - Charlie Arbelaez Trio August 10 - Holly Hofmann Trio August 17 - Erika Davies August 24 - Allison Tucker August 31 - Gilbert Castellanos Trio[more]
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Friday Night Liberty @ Liberty Station - 09/01/2017 The first Friday of every month,Liberty Station's burgeoning arts community comes alive with open studios, gallery shows, live performances and special events surrounding all manner of creative pursuits.[more]
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The Heavy Guilt @ Soda Bar - 09/02/2017 The Heavy Guilt playing with The Paragraphs, Cardinal Moon, and a spoken word performance by Alfred Howard[more]
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Nerd Nite @ Liberty Public Market - 09/05/2017 We all know that learning is more fun when you’re drinking with friends and colleagues. Thus, Nerd Nite is a monthly event held in more than 90 cities across the globe during which several folks give 18-21-minute fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines – while the audience drinks along. And there are often bands, acrobats, trivia, and other shenanigans as well. Imagine learning about everything from math feuds or the science of the Simpsons, to the genealogy of Godzilla or zombie insects, while having a few or a few too many. Fun, right?[more]
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Second Saturday @ Hamilton's Tavern - 09/09/2017 Every second Saturday of the month, Hamilton's invites a favorite brewery in for a tap takeover. Patrons get a deep sampling of featured brewery's rosters, plus special releases, casks and free food prepared special for the occasion.    [more]
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Barrio Art Crawl @ Barrio Arts District - 09/09/2017 Barrio Art Crawl is a FREE SELF-GUIDED TOUR that consists of public murals, open studios, galleries, and local businesses throughout Barrio Logan. Each space will have their own individual coordinated event. Come enjoy art, live music, food, face painting and vendors. - Chicano Park: Logan Ave. / National Ave. - VFW 7420 Don Diego: 2100 Logan Ave - Bread & Salt: 1955 Julian Ave. - Not An Exit Gallery: 1955 Julian Ave. - El Pantera Tattoo: 950 S. 26th St. - The Chain: 2113 Logan Ave. - La Bodega Gallery: 2196 Logan Ave. - HB Punto Experimental: 2151 Logan Ave. (Alley) - Chicana Art Gallery: 2117 Logan Ave - Cafe Virtuoso: 1616 National Ave. - The Glashaus: 1815 Main St. - Por Vida: 2146 Logan Ave. - Border X Brewing: 2181 Logan Ave. - Union Barrio Logan: 2191 Main St. - Cafe Moto 2619 National Ave. - La Esquina: 2222 Logan Ave. - Low Gallery: 1878 Main St. (Alley) - Nebular Incubator: 1878 Main St. (Suite E) - El Nuevo Carrito: 2154 Logan Ave. - Beatbox Records: 2148 Logan Ave. - The Nest: 210 South Evans St. - Iron Fist Brewing: 1985 National Ave. - Mesheeka: 2113 Logan Ave #B - Aca Gallery: 1904 Ocean View - Gallery D: 1878 Main St. [more]
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Ray at Night @ Ray Street - 09/09/2017 North Park's local art community invites every one to come to Ray Street, between University and North Park Way to be inspired. You'll find artists' receptions and creative happenings throughout the North Park arts district, and may browse boutiques, galleries and booths featuring the crafty wares of local artisans, all while enjoying tasty food truck fare and live street performances. Ray at Night takes place the second Saturday of each month.[more]
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San Diego CrabFest @ Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier - 09/10/2017 It seems fitting to host a waterfront festival showcasing some of America's best cities and something we all love, Crab! Toss in refreshing drinks, music, a few cooking demos, and you have  – the only large scale seafood festival in the United States. Join E-Network Promotions for World Crab Festival, Summer and Fall 2017.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit local non-profits. The event is expected to sell out in advance as space is limited. Get ready to experience America's best seafood![more]
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North Park After Dark @ North Park - 09/14/2017 North Park is San Diego’s premier corridor of high-quality independent restaurants & shops, and has also been hailed as the nation’s best street for craft beer. See you here![more]
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Palabra @ La Bodega Gallery & Studios - 09/14/2017 La Bodega Gallery presents PALABRA, an evening of poetry  Every 2nd and 4th Thursday, a featured poet will begin with selected readings. After the feature is an open mic for anyone who wants to read. Everyone is welcome to come and share a poem, song lyrics, reading or a short story or just bring your ears for listening and enjoy the evening. Original poetry is always appreciated. Everyone needs some place to speak their minds and Palabra is that place. We are an inclusive and supportive group that aim to provide a safe, nonjudgmental, positive environment, so all talent levels are welcome. Doors open at 6:30pm and Poetry starts at 7:00pm sharp! We will have a sign-up sheet available at the counter. Each poet will speak for 3-5 minutes each so that everyone who wants to read can have a chance! Palabra poetry night will be every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month.[more]
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TESTIGO / WITNESS: Popular Fiction and the Dismembered Object @ Quint Gallery - 09/16/2017 Opening reception: 9/16 Show runs 9/9-10/28 Quint Gallery is pleased to announce a multi-faceted exhibition of new work by Thomas Glassford, along with an extensive selection from his personal collection. Part cabinet of curiosities, part ready-made surreal museum; Glassford´s assemblage offers a unique speculative, formal and fictional detour informing his sculptural practice. Living and working in Mexico City since 1990, Thomas Glassford has immersed himself in the visual and material traces of historical to contemporary culture. His artworks are informed by a complex system of referents intersecting traditional materials and techniques, organic shapes, fragmented and discharged tools, and the original cover artworks used in the mass printing of illustrated novellas. An underlying logic links the dismembered objects, the lurid and perverse iconography of these popular fictions: sex, crime, grotesque humor, pulque vessels made with bull scrotums, and vintage pistol grips assembled to signal a subtle relation of organic geometries. This mirroring of the melodramatic violence of gender, class and race in the degraded pop aesthetics of a popular and anonymous art exceeds in irony and disobedient appropriation. Glassford’s collections of Mexican pulp fiction original artworks from the late 1950s to contemporary, 19th to 20th century rawhide drinking vessels, and used pistol grips function as material witness for a rich and ambiguous relation to modern Mexican cultural history. The various collections, organized as a cabinet of curiosities, move into an aesthetic that Glassford has come to elaborate, re-interpret and distill in his art practice. Glassford is fascinated with seductive objects that have links to social commentary as well as concrete and singular materiality. There is a tension inherent in the objects—a fetish value connecting the narrative of the femme fatale, the utilitarianism of the castrated bull skin vessels, pocket vanity mirrors, and the intricate (if loaded) beauty of the patinated pistol grips. The duality of feminine and masculine, dysfunction and function are incorporated into his contemporary art practice and larger themes that emerge from these starting points are explored throughout. Glassford was born in Laredo, Texas and currently lives and works in Mexico City. His work has been shown in numerous gallery exhibitions and institutions like the Museo de Monterrey; UNAM, Mexico City; the Museum of Fine Art, Houston; Museum of Arts and Design, New York; the New Museum, New York; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego. Glassford’s work can be found in many collections including La Colección Jumex, Mexico; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; and The Bruce and Diane Halle Collection. Testigo/Witness: Popular Fiction and the Dismembered Object is part of the Participating Gallery Program of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles, taking place from September 2017 through January 2018 at more than 70 cultural institutions across Southern California. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty.[more]
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Drinkabout @ South + North Park - 09/20/2017 A monthly shuttle between the best craft beer stops in South Park and North Park. The bus stops every half hour, allowing patrons to freely hop on, and hop off, at each of the following locations: Blind Lady Small Bar Live Wire Toronado Ritual Tavern The Station Hamiltons Tiger!Tiger![more]
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Downtown at Sundown @ MCASD Downtown - 09/21/2017 Visual and performing arts converge at MCASD’s after-hours offering: Downtown at Sundown. On the third Thursday of every month, enjoy free Museum admission and exhibition tours, DJ-spun tunes, free entry at SDSU Downtown Gallery, drink specials at the adjacent Stone Brewing Company Store, and so much more.[more]
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Hoppy Beer Hoppy Life @ Memorial Park Chula Vista - 09/23/2017 Hoppy Beer Hoppy Life invites you to celebrate their 5th anniversary on Saturday, September 23 in Chula Vista's Memorial Park located along the burgeoning Third Avenue in Chula Vista. Sips from 25 of their favorite true craft brewers matched with good eats from some of their favorite restaurants will tantalize ticket holders taste buds from 2-5 p.m. Lucky VIP ticket holders will enjoy an extra hour from 1-2 p.m. filled with extra special craft brews and treats. Local bands will keep you hopping throughout the day, including Mimi Zulu and Jesse Nova - stay "tuned" for more. Snag your tickets now and raise a glass with us![more]
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Sundays in the Park: A funky music monthly jam session @ Panama 66 - 09/24/2017 Alright funky people of San Diego... Panama 66 has been gracious enough to let us host a monthly funky music jam session at their beautiful venue in Balboa Park. It will be happening on the 4th Sunday of every month from 6-8p. For our first jam session the house band will be: Jake Najor - Drums Andy Geib - Trombone/Trumpet/Flute Kiko Cornejo Jr. - Percussion Matthew LaBarber - Bass Nicholas Costa - Guitar Tim Felten - Organ/Keys Jesse Audelo - Sax/Flute It's a jam session, so we'll be inviting other musicians up to sit in with us on the tunes. We'll do a sign up sheet starting at 5:30p. Here is the list of tunes we'll draw from for the session in February: Hikky Burr - Quincy Jones - E Root Down - Jimmy Smith - G Povo - Freddie Hubbard - Cm Aragon - Roy Ayers - Bbm Upshot - Grant Green - Cm Hot Pants Road - The JB's - Dm Ease Back - The Meters (Grant Green Version) - E The Weasil - Donald Byrd - C Burning Spear - S.O.U.L. - Am Jan Jan - Grant Green version - Cm EJI - Whitefield Brothers - Em Funky River - Bill Caballero/SFSE - C Backyard Boogie - SFSE - C The Hunt - SFSE - Fm Man Up - Mighty 388's - Gm Get It - Najor Threat - A We'll be posting a youtube playlist of the tunes. Learn some of the tunes and sit in with the band! We won't be providing any charts. We will provide house drum kit, bass amp, guitar amp, some percussion/congas, and Hammond Organ/Nord Electro 2. Please help us get the word out! Invite your funky friends; musicians and music lovers! Panama 66 is all ages and family friendly.[more]
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Palabra @ La Bodega Gallery & Studios - 09/28/2017 La Bodega Gallery presents PALABRA, an evening of poetry  Every 2nd and 4th Thursday, a featured poet will begin with selected readings. After the feature is an open mic for anyone who wants to read. Everyone is welcome to come and share a poem, song lyrics, reading or a short story or just bring your ears for listening and enjoy the evening. Original poetry is always appreciated. Everyone needs some place to speak their minds and Palabra is that place. We are an inclusive and supportive group that aim to provide a safe, nonjudgmental, positive environment, so all talent levels are welcome. Doors open at 6:30pm and Poetry starts at 7:00pm sharp! We will have a sign-up sheet available at the counter. Each poet will speak for 3-5 minutes each so that everyone who wants to read can have a chance! Palabra poetry night will be every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month.[more]
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Adams Avenue Street Fair @ Adams Avenue - 09/30/2017 Southern California’s largest free two-day music festival is held each year during the last weekend in September in the community of Normal Heights. The event also features beer gardens and beer tastings, giant carnival rides, festival foods and 300 arts and crafts booths.   Beer connoisseurs will enjoy the Street Fair’s Craft Beer Taste (from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday only), across from the Starbucks Stage. Visitors to the craft beer taste will have the opportunity to sample 12, 4-ounce tastes for only $20. Previous years included among 30 types of craft beers featured from 16 breweries like Aztec Brewing Co., Automatic Brewing Co., BNS, Stone, Stumble Foot, Goose Island, Green Flash, and Mission Brewery. Purchase tickets above by clicking the “Craft Beer Taste Tix” button.   Three additional beer gardens are open throughout the two-day run of the street fair featuring full pour servings of San Diego’s best craft beer selection.[more]
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Palabra @ La Bodega Gallery & Studios - 10/12/2017 La Bodega Gallery presents PALABRA, an evening of poetry  Every 2nd and 4th Thursday, a featured poet will begin with selected readings. After the feature is an open mic for anyone who wants to read. Everyone is welcome to come and share a poem, song lyrics, reading or a short story or just bring your ears for listening and enjoy the evening. Original poetry is always appreciated. Everyone needs some place to speak their minds and Palabra is that place. We are an inclusive and supportive group that aim to provide a safe, nonjudgmental, positive environment, so all talent levels are welcome. Doors open at 6:30pm and Poetry starts at 7:00pm sharp! We will have a sign-up sheet available at the counter. Each poet will speak for 3-5 minutes each so that everyone who wants to read can have a chance! Palabra poetry night will be every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month.[more]
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Palabra @ La Bodega Gallery & Studios - 10/26/2017 La Bodega Gallery presents PALABRA, an evening of poetry  Every 2nd and 4th Thursday, a featured poet will begin with selected readings. After the feature is an open mic for anyone who wants to read. Everyone is welcome to come and share a poem, song lyrics, reading or a short story or just bring your ears for listening and enjoy the evening. Original poetry is always appreciated. Everyone needs some place to speak their minds and Palabra is that place. We are an inclusive and supportive group that aim to provide a safe, nonjudgmental, positive environment, so all talent levels are welcome. Doors open at 6:30pm and Poetry starts at 7:00pm sharp! We will have a sign-up sheet available at the counter. Each poet will speak for 3-5 minutes each so that everyone who wants to read can have a chance! Palabra poetry night will be every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month.[more]
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Palabra @ La Bodega Gallery & Studios - 11/09/2017 La Bodega Gallery presents PALABRA, an evening of poetry  Every 2nd and 4th Thursday, a featured poet will begin with selected readings. After the feature is an open mic for anyone who wants to read. Everyone is welcome to come and share a poem, song lyrics, reading or a short story or just bring your ears for listening and enjoy the evening. Original poetry is always appreciated. Everyone needs some place to speak their minds and Palabra is that place. We are an inclusive and supportive group that aim to provide a safe, nonjudgmental, positive environment, so all talent levels are welcome. Doors open at 6:30pm and Poetry starts at 7:00pm sharp! We will have a sign-up sheet available at the counter. Each poet will speak for 3-5 minutes each so that everyone who wants to read can have a chance! Palabra poetry night will be every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month.[more]
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Palabra @ La Bodega Gallery & Studios - 11/23/2017 La Bodega Gallery presents PALABRA, an evening of poetry  Every 2nd and 4th Thursday, a featured poet will begin with selected readings. After the feature is an open mic for anyone who wants to read. Everyone is welcome to come and share a poem, song lyrics, reading or a short story or just bring your ears for listening and enjoy the evening. Original poetry is always appreciated. Everyone needs some place to speak their minds and Palabra is that place. We are an inclusive and supportive group that aim to provide a safe, nonjudgmental, positive environment, so all talent levels are welcome. Doors open at 6:30pm and Poetry starts at 7:00pm sharp! We will have a sign-up sheet available at the counter. Each poet will speak for 3-5 minutes each so that everyone who wants to read can have a chance! Palabra poetry night will be every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month.[more]
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North Park After Dark @ North Park - 12/07/2017 North Park is San Diego’s premier corridor of high-quality independent restaurants & shops, and has also been hailed as the nation’s best street for craft beer. See you here![more]
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Palabra @ La Bodega Gallery & Studios - 12/14/2017 La Bodega Gallery presents PALABRA, an evening of poetry  Every 2nd and 4th Thursday, a featured poet will begin with selected readings. After the feature is an open mic for anyone who wants to read. Everyone is welcome to come and share a poem, song lyrics, reading or a short story or just bring your ears for listening and enjoy the evening. Original poetry is always appreciated. Everyone needs some place to speak their minds and Palabra is that place. We are an inclusive and supportive group that aim to provide a safe, nonjudgmental, positive environment, so all talent levels are welcome. Doors open at 6:30pm and Poetry starts at 7:00pm sharp! We will have a sign-up sheet available at the counter. Each poet will speak for 3-5 minutes each so that everyone who wants to read can have a chance! Palabra poetry night will be every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month.[more]
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Palabra @ La Bodega Gallery & Studios - 12/28/2017 La Bodega Gallery presents PALABRA, an evening of poetry  Every 2nd and 4th Thursday, a featured poet will begin with selected readings. After the feature is an open mic for anyone who wants to read. Everyone is welcome to come and share a poem, song lyrics, reading or a short story or just bring your ears for listening and enjoy the evening. Original poetry is always appreciated. Everyone needs some place to speak their minds and Palabra is that place. We are an inclusive and supportive group that aim to provide a safe, nonjudgmental, positive environment, so all talent levels are welcome. Doors open at 6:30pm and Poetry starts at 7:00pm sharp! We will have a sign-up sheet available at the counter. Each poet will speak for 3-5 minutes each so that everyone who wants to read can have a chance! Palabra poetry night will be every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month.[more]