WEEKEND GUIDE: December 21st-December 23rd, 2018

Weekend Event Picks for December

Goth christmas themed dance parties, utopian warehouse shows, and the unprecedented comic music stylings of Thundercat and Zack Fox. This is your weekend guide for what to do and see in San Diego.


FRIDAY,
DECEMBER 21ST

Black Friday at The Casbah

JON BLAJ PRESENTS

Black Friday: Black Christmas Edition

Sensitive Cassettes boss and darkwave connoisseur Jon Blaj is hosting another Black Friday party celebrating goth, dark ‘80s, and post-punk dance music. The night will feature live performances by Post Tropic and Mannequin, with DJ sets by Vaugn Avakian, Rob Moran, Mario Orduno and Blaj himself.

WHERE: The Casbah
WHEN: 9PM-2AM
PRICE: $5


Bouquet's One Year Anniversary

BOUQUET PRESENTS

Bouquet’s One Year Anniversary

Bouquet is an electronic dance party with a focus on inclusivity and creating safe spaces on the dance floor. To celebrate their one year anniversary, the party is taking over SPIN's main room with guest DJs Interstellar Funk, Mor Elian, Rhyw and the Bouquet Soundsystem. Pro-tip: anyone dressed in full drag and says "Sugar Lips" at the door gets in for free. As Bouquet says, that's the "law of the land."

WHERE: SPIN
WHEN: 10PM-4AM
PRICE: $20


Hickies & Dry Humps Awkward Holiday Party

HICKIES & DRY HUMPS PRESENTS

Awkward Holiday Party

If consistency is key, then Hickies & Dry Humps have the whole shit on lock. I have yet to ever attend any El Camino party they’ve thrown that didn’t have a line down the block, and that’s saying a lot for a crew that does regular nights on a weekly basis. Bring your festive spirit and drink some festive spirits at this awkward-themed event.

WHERE: El Camino
WHEN: 10PM-2AM
PRICE: $5


SATURDAY,
DECEMBER 22ND

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WIRELESS FANTASIES & WEIRD HUES PRESENTS

End Of Year Utopia

If you haven’t heard, the creative folks at Weird Hues recently opened up their own warehouse / gallery space in Chula Vista and, of course, dope events are to be expected. This one in particular is a utopian-themed warehouse party organized by Wireless Fantasies, featuring music by Bakunawa, Jelly Bebe, Ooglioo and Ghost Boy, all some of my local favorites when it comes to music. Proceeds from the event will also be donated to the Border Angels in support of the migrant caravan. Definitely don’t miss this one.

WHERE: Weird Hues Warehouse
WHEN: 10PM-2AM
PRICE: $5


Rollin Wit Tha Funk

DJ BOOGIEMAN PRESENTS

Rollin Wit Tha Funk Vol. 2 No. 5

DJ Boogieman brings an all vinyl DJ set of old school jams, funk, freestyle, 90’s hip hop, and west coast G-Funk. If you ever wanted to authentically flashback to ‘90s Chicano culture, then this is your night.

WHERE: SPACE Bar
WHEN: 9PM-2AM
PRICE: $5


Del Barrio Flea Market

DEL BARRIO FLEAMARKET: NOCHE BUENA

Are you like me and still haven’t even begun to think about what you’re getting your loved ones for Christmas? Del Barrio Market’s got you. With dope items that range from unique vintage clothing, handmade jewelry, one-of-a-kind art pieces, and other goods, this event has got all you procrastinating mfs covered. Or you can just cruise through to enjoy some local goods, that works too.

WHERE: Barrio Logan Flea Market
WHEN: 4PM-9PM
PRICE: FREE


SUNDAY,
DECEMBER 22ND

Death By Dancing - Whistle Stop Bar

JON BLAJ PRESENTS

DEATH BY DANCING

Another Jon Blaj creation, this time with a dance-centric twist featuring music from all kinds of genres. Last time I went to one of these, I was wild shmizzed on the dancefloor getting dumb loose to “Believe” by Cher, and you know what, sometimes that’s the kind of night you need.

WHERE: Whistle Stop Bar
WHEN: 9PM-2AM
PRICE: FREE


Craft and Canvas

THUMBPRINT GALLERY PRESENTS

CRAFT AND CANVAS: BEER-INSPIRED ART EXHIBITION

As someone who regretfully rarely ever ventures north of the 8 freeway, I’m glad there’s people like Thumbprint Gallery who are always holding it down for the northern side of San Diego, be it La Jolla or Oceanside. In this beer inspired show, Thumbprint will feature live music, boutique pop ups and an art exhibition inspired by San Diego’s most popular export.

WHERE: Midnight Jack Brewing Co.
WHEN: 5PM-9PM
PRICE: FREE


Thundercat w/ Zack Fox in San Diego

MUSIC BOX PRESENTS

THUNDERCAT W/ ZACK FOX

We usually don’t post too much official official concert hall listings, primarily because major publications like the Reader and City Beat already have that covered, but this is an exception. If you’ve ever seen Thundercat do his magic or heard Zack Fox speak (ever), then you’re already well aware how wild the combo is. Don’t miss this.

WHERE: Music Box
WHEN: 7PM-11PM
PRICE: $32