WEEKEND EVENT PICKS: January 18th-21st
Art show openings, much needed protests and panels all across the board ranging from cocktails to art-based business strategy. In other words, this weekend is fucking packed so make sure to read up and get your schedules ready.
MOCA SAN DIEGO PRESENTS
DOWNTOWN AT SUNDOWN
It's officially the weekend (if you're over 22 then Thursday is part of the weekend now, I don't care what you say) and what better way to begin the festivities than sipping on a chill beverage and art gazing at one of San Diego's most renowned museums.
WHERE: MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART - DOWNTOWN
ULI YOUNG LEADERS PRESENTS PRESENTS
Although San Diego is mostly associated with the rise of craft beer amongst handlebar bearded men everywhere, make no mistake that this city also has the cocktail game on lock through and through. In this talk hosted at the recently opened Born & Raised, Consortium Holdings boss and restauranteur extraordinaire Arsalun Tafazoli will be going over the history of CH Projects and how he became San Diego's leading auteur in the world of fine eats and good drinks.
FEATURING ARSALUN TAFAZOLI (CONSORTIUM HOLDINGS)
WHERE: BORN & RAISED
SAN DIEGO DREAM ACT RALLY
As mentioned in the flyer above, California is the state with the largest number of immigrant youth and that reality is more apparent than ever in cities like San Diego. With over hundreds of thousands of DACA recipients in our city alone, it is important that we unite and make our voice heard in our city and throughout. These gatherings and rallies may seem minuscule in the face of oppression, but the smallest voices banded together reverberate the loudest.
WHERE: CITY HEIGHTS PERFORMANCE ANNEX
THE FRONT ARTE CULTURA PRESENTS
CONTEMPORARY ART FROM TIJUANA
FEATURING ART BY ABRAHAM AVILA, ALDO GUERRA, MIGUEL PAREDES, ARTURO ALAMILLA, ELIZABETH ZAMUDIO, GUSTAVO MAYORAL + MANY MORE
WHERE: THE FRONT ARTE CULTURAL
DANCE PUNK PRESENTS
A NIGHT OF INDIE / BLOGHAUS (21+)
If you were coming of age in the MySpace and Tumblr era, then chances are you know how big a fucking nostalgic treat this is. We've heard of indie rock cover nights or emo nights, but an event dedicated to bloghaus? Amazing. The last time I went I was going apeshit to "Get Down" by Jack Beats and I hadn't felt that alive since shutter shades were still a hot commodity.
FEATURING MIKE DELGADO, AMNESIA, LIL SUS
WHERE: BLONDE BAR
PRICE: FREE BEFORE 10PM, $5 AFTER
QVOCADO DJ SET (21+)
WHERE: BLUEFOOT BAR
2018 WOMEN'S MARCH
It's that time of the year again. Insane to think it's already been a whole 365 days since the rust colored Commander-In-Chief has taken office, but time flies when you're fearing global destruction every week. To commemorate the historic Women's March of last year, the country is coming together again to prove that our anger over the mistreatment of women by our (their) President isn't tapped out. Make a sign and come out to Waterfront Park to help shake the world up -- but please, just no "If Hillary Would've Won I'd Be At Brunch Right Now" bullshit.
WHERE: WATERFRONT PARK
GYM STANDARD PRESENTS
ELEVATORTEETH SOLO SHOW
FEATURING MUSIC BY ALEX MIRANDA, PEGGY183 (DJ SET)
WHERE: HELMUTH PROJECTS
ART UNITES PRESENTS
BUSINESS STRATEGIES FOR ARTISTS
It's a shame that art and business seem like such opposing forces. For artists who want to make a livelihood out of their work, it may not always be as simple as "Uhhhh, lemme just sell my shit," and that comes as a big problem for those who just can't get it right. Thanks to Art Unites and the Business Strategies for Artists workshop, this hopefully won't have to be the case much longer. Events like these that empower artists not just to create work but to actually live from it deserve our praise and attendance.
FEATURING SHAUN ARRON CASSIDY, JOHN R. MIRELES, DAVID FAVELA, CHETAN SKY TIERRA, CAYCE HANALEI
WHERE: THE DOJO CAFE