WEEKEND EVENT PICKS: February 22nd-25th
Album releases, lakeside DJ tutorials, art shows (of course) and a fundraising opportunity that you'd be a jackass to miss. As curated by yours truly, this is the last week of February in San Diego events you can't miss.
MALIK BURGERS PRESENTS
CONTRAST THERAPY: ALBUM LISTENING & RELEASE
By now, you should definitely be acquainted with who Malik Burgers is, there's really no excuses. On top of having show stealing verses on Rob $tone's "Lemon Grove," along with his own prolific set of releases, Burgers is finally dropping the long anticipated release to his album, Contrast Therapy. Stop by, get some drinks from our friends at Field Guide and listen to a DJ set by our boy Boy Bleu.
FEATURING MALIK BURGERS, BOY BLEU
WHERE: ALOHA BEACH CLUB
VICTORIA MARTINEZ AND GABRIEL LOZANO PRESENTS
COLOR THEORY CLUB
Organized at the Space4Art gallery in East Village, Color Theory Club is a music, art and poetry event presented by Victoria Martinez and Gabriel Lozano. If there's anything that I feel needs to be promoted more in the San Diego scene, it's definitely incorporating creative writing (poetry, especially) into the forefront of these music and art events. Many of our favorite artists are also showing work, so don't miss out on this special event.
FEATURING ART BY A. A-B, ALE DE HOYOS, MARCOS AURELIUS, MAURO DONATE AND MORE
BOB HERNANDEZ PRESENTS
ART CARTS PROJECT
You should go to this event for many reasons: 1) Bob Hernandez is a staple in San Diego and his boombox-laden cart is just as iconic 2) Our good homie and supremely talented producer Abjo is playing 3) Have you ever seen Chollas Creekside Park? It's really one of San Diego's hidden treasures. Anyways, come through this Saturday afternoon for what is to be a beautiful event, including live screen printing and DJ workshops. Bob Hernandez is a man of the people and this event proves it.
FEATURING ABJO, CHULITA VINYL CLUB, DJ INFORM, VICTOR
WHERE: CHOLLAS CREEKSIDE PARK
JONATHAN RODRIGUEZ PRESENTS
CROSSING OUT: A PHOTO EXHIBITION & ZINE RELEASE
Our homie Jonathan Rodriguez is one of the most talented street photographers in the city and we're very stoked for him to finally have his own photo exhibition. Better yet, a photo exhibition at one of our favorite spaces, the 3192 Gallery. Featuring oldies and slow jams from DJ's curated by the artist, as well as a zine release by Rodriguez, the Crossing Out show is guaranteed to be more than worthy of your time. Don't miss out, hoe.
WHERE: 3192 GALLERY
HICKIES & DRY HUMPS PRESENTS
BUTTS TA NUTS (21+)
Andddddd when all is said and done, make sure to come through to El Dorado at the end of your night and get obliterated with all of us here at The Travelers Club. Our very own premiere producer, Chicho 3000, will be spinning at the end of the night, and as is assured anytime a TC DJ / producer takes stage, it's gonna be fucking wild. Special thanks to our bud Jay (Dickhead McGee) for this one.
FEATURING CHICHO 3000, MONDI, DICKHEAD MCGEE, JULZ
WHERE: EL DORADO
Editors Note: I forgot to mention this in the original post, and for that I am eternally ashamed and apologetic. With that said, my great friend Veeej is organizing a swap meet at the back lot of my also great friend Jay's storefront, 5&A Dime. Featuring vendors such as At The Moment, 9 Five, Blends, Fotophunk, Lady Killas and many more. Don't miss out on this beautiful communal experience.
FEATURING 5&A DIME, AT THE MOMENT, 9 FIVE, STAY, BLENDS, ONE OF NONE, FOTOPHUNK + MORE
WHERE: 5&A DIME
SD ZINE FEST PRESENTS
BOAN, HXXS, ADIOS MUNDO CRUEL (21+)
The San Diego Zine Fest is, bar none, one of the most important art events of the year. An event at that scale, however, comes with a price and contrary to popular belief, it isn't easy (or cheap) to organize something of that magnitude. That's why it's important you come through to this event, an official SD Zine Fest fundraising show featuring music from avant garde and forwards thinking artists like BOAN and HXXS. Not many places in San Diego can you find innovative live music like this, especially with the proceeds going to a great organization. Spend your Sunday with us, we promise that it's worth it.
FEATURING BOAN, HXXS, ADIOS MUNDO CUREL, MISS LADY D, FILOSO
WHERE: SPACE BAR