WEEKEND EVENT PICKS: March 8th-11th

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Art show receptions, late night dance parties and a follow-up march demanding respect for black women -- this is your top weekend event picks, as curated by yours truly, the Andy Internets.


THURSDAY
MARCH 8TH

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VISUAL PRESENTS

CONTRIBUTION II

If you're an idiot like me, then chances are you might have missed the opening show to this amazing exhibition at San Diego City College. Featuring some of the city's best, including Mr. Baby and Christopher Koneck (both whose work you've surely seen), this closing reception is an event not to be missed. Also, please stop by the Weird Hues table and talk to our friends Carmela and Anna, they'll have a surprise for you.

FEATURING ART BY MR. BABY, ROMA ROSA STUDIO, CHRISTOPHER KONECKI + MORE
WHERE: SAN DIEGO CITY COLLEGE GALLERY
WHEN: 6PM-8:30PM
PRICE: FREE


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THE FRONT ARTE CULTURA PRESENTS

DIA DE LA MUJER EXHIBIT

"[This exhibition] believes in the importance of expression in any form that it might take, whether it deals with political, cultural, personal, sexual or gender issues. Artists can present their work in the gallery spaces or activate the outside of the building. Traditional and contemporary visual media will be considered, including projections, video, installation or performances." [SOURCE]

FEATURING ART BY PAOLA VIOLA, MARIELA CANCHARI, JUDITH CHRISTENSEN, MARA NASLAND + MORE
WHERE: THE FRONT ARTE CULTURA
WHEN: 6PM-9PM
PRICE: FREE


FRIDAY,
MARCH 9TH

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HIDE & GO FREAK (21+)

The Hide & Go Freaks boys and gals are at it again, and they're bringing some familiar (legendary) friends with them. If you haven't caught a set by Orijanus, Deffie or Lege Kale in the past, then you are doing yourself a grave disservice -- these are stars in the making. Along with the headliners, you also got sets by Abjo, Lu and Vii, AKA some of my favorite people in the world. Don't be a fool by skipping out on these classic Bang Bang nights.

FEATURING ORIJANUS, DEFFIE, LEGE KALE, ABJO, LU, VII
WHERE: BANG BANG
WHEN: 9PM-2AM
PRICE: $10


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MEHSEEKA GALLERY PRESENTS

LUSCIOUS ART & PHOTO EXHIBITION

The good people at the Mesheeka Gallery are finally putting together their long anticipated and much publicized Plus Size Art Show and we are more than excited to see what's to come. Including photos, live body painting and artworks centered around body positivity, Mesheeka will be celebrating the luscious side of life and we are here to encourage it.

WHERE: MESHEEKA GALLERY
WHEN: 6PM-10PM
PRICE: $3 DONATION


SATURDAY,
MARCH 10TH

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BLACK LIVES MATTER SD PRESENTS

MARCH FOR BLACK WOMEN

Now, this. If there's one thing you have to attend this weekend, it is this. Not only should unity in community mobility be a priority for our communities, but so should the importance of emphasizing intersectionality in the social injustices we protest. It's one thing to put a pussy hat on and walk through Waterfront Park with a "Hillary should've won" sign, but it's another to actually go into the communities that deserve the most attention and speak up about the people who deserve the support. Come to Southeast San Diego this Saturday morning and be a part of that vital community action.

WHERE: MEET AT EUCLID & LOGAN AVE
WHEN: 10AM
PRICE: FREE


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LA BODEGA GALLERY PRESENTS

VENUS: AN ALL WOMEN ART EXHIBITION


WHERE: LA BODEGA GALLERY
WHEN: 5PM-10PM
PRICE: FREE


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HICKIES & DRY HUMPS PRESENTS

BUTTS TA NUTS (21+)

Our buddies at Hickies & Dry Humps are back at it with another edition of Butts ta Nuts, otherwise known as the "Someone eventually plays The Pack and Andy goes embarrassingly apeshit" night. Our good friends Mondi and Innate: The Beat Kid will be blessing the stage as special guests and most of us at The Travelers Club will be blessing the dance floor as special drunken fools. Come through and join in on the fun.

FEATURING DICKHEAD MCGEE, INNATE: THE BEAT KID, JULZ, MONDI
WHERE:
 EL DORADO
WHEN: 9PM-2AM
PRICE: FREE


SUNDAY,
MARCH 11TH

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GRRRL INDEPENDENT LADIES PRESENTS

GUANTANAMO BAYWATCH (21+)

To put it simple, Blonde Bar is the shit and everyone on this bill is the shit. Featuring a set by Guantanamo Baywatch, LA punk band No Parents and support by one of our favorite local bands Honeypot, this is sure to be the funnest event to attend this Sunday. We even wrote a whole article about how great Honeypot is and now is your chance to experience that greatness in person.


FEATURING GUANTANAMO BAYWATCH, NO PARENTS, HONEYPOT, SIXES
WHERE:
 BLONDE BAR
WHEN: 9PM-2AM
PRICE: $10