What's Happening This Week in San Diego?

What’s Happening This Week? (February 6-12, 2015)

Friday, 2/6

5-7pm: Opening reception for “Hello, My Name Is“, organized by Lynn Susholtz in collaboration with immigrant and refugee students, many who have experienced trauma and violence. The reception is at Bread & Cie (350 University Ave) and the exhibit runs until March 1st.

Saturday, 2/7

3-9pm: South Park’s Make Good (2207 Fern St) is celebrating their redesign with “Remade,” an event where you get to meet the makers of the handcrafted goods you’ll find at the shop! Food by Tacos La Mazcla, C&T Collective coffee, photo booth, and live music.

Sunday, 2/8

6:30-11pm: Open Mic Night at Java Joe’s (3536 Adams Ave)

Tuesday, 2/10

9pm: Villains Records releases their annual Villaintine’s compilation. Join them at The Hideout (3519 El Cajon Blvd) for free handscreened posters and CDs.

What's Happening This Week in San Diego?

What’s Happening This Week? (January 30 – February 5, 2015)

What's Happening This Week in San Diego?

Welcome back to another edition of “What the F*#@)! is happening this week?” We’ve got a couple of open mics, an art opening, some improv, and a writing workshop! And like always, if you know of something that I missed or you have any suggestions or events for future posts, please shoot me an email.

Friday, 1/30

  • 7-10pm: Low Gallery (3778 30th St) presents the opening reception of “Castles in the Sky” featuring new art by several different artists. This will be the last exhibit at their North Park location before they move.

Saturday, 1/31

  • 8pm: Two improv teams compete at Finest City Improv for a spot at the San Diego Improv Festival. Your votes matter!

Sunday, 2/1

  • 6:30-11pm: Open Mic Night @ Java Joe’s (3536 Adams). Signups are 6:30 if you want to perform.

Monday, 2/2

  • 7-9pm: So Say We All holds their free Greenroom Writers’ Workshop at Words Alive (5111 Santa Fe St). The workshops encourage the community to “meet, write, and better one another.” This particular one is centered around the theme “Showing not telling.”

Tuesday, 2/3

  • 6:30-9pm: Open Mic Night again at Java Joe’s (3536 Adams Ave). Signups at 6:30.
  • 8-10pm: Outspoken is So Say We All’s LGBTQ Storytelling series featuring 8 storytellers. This Valentine’s inspired show is themed “Love Confection: Stories about Romance that Looked Sweeter than It Tasted.” $5 suggested donation at Martinis Above Fourth (3940 4th Ave).
What's Happening This Week in San Diego?

What’s Happening This Week? (January 9-15, 2015)

What's happening this week?

Happy new year everybody! I hope you didn’t miss me too much the past two weeks during the holidays. I ended up at my parents’ house in Valley Center during Christmas week. I came back to San Diego that Friday and completely missed the surprise snow they had on New Year’s Day. Crazy, eh?

So how do you guys like my new banner? It was designed by my boyfriend over at Villains Records. Let me know what you think in the comments!

And if you have any events you want mentioned in the next few weeks, please let me know below or email me at info@jlowatari.com.

Friday, 1/9

  • Records Collecting Dust starts screening though tickets don’t seem to be available for today’s Digital Gym showing, but you can always head to Whistle Stop (2236 Fern St) for the afterparty. The documentary features the record collections of several “alternative music icons.”

Saturday, 1/10

  • South Park’s End of Season Blowout Sidewalk Sale! Several South Park businesses are participating, including my favorite shops Make Good & Progress.
  • 4pm: If you missed it on Friday, here’s the 2nd night showing for Records Collecting Dust, a documentary featuring the record collections of well-known artists. Get tickets here at Digital Gym.
  • 6-9pm: Opening reception for JARS, a crowd-sourced art installation at Art Produce (3139 University Ave). The show runs through February 20th and is presented by the Sugar Museum.
  • 6-10pm: Opening reception for Arrivals & Departures, a showing of new works by Victor Villa over at Visual Shop (3776 30th St). Villa’s work will be showing from the 10th through the 22nd.
  • 6-10pm: After heading to Visual, check out the rest of the art during Ray @ Night.

Sun, 1/11

  • South Park’s Sidewalk Sale, Day 2
  • 7-8:30pm: So Say We All returns to Broke Girls’ Coffee Bar (3562 Adams Ave) for Long Story Short, an improv storytelling show. This week’s theme: “chicken” (think birds, cowardice, dinners, and more)!

What’s Happening This Week? (November 14-20, 2014)

And here we are, week 2 of my return from hiatus! Feeling a bit light this week, maybe you guys have suggestions or recommendations for things to add this week or for the future? Please email me at info@jlowatari.com!

You have one more week to commit to submitting a jar to be part of an upcoming exhibition JARS, to be held from 1/10/2015-2/14/2015 at Art Produce.

Friday, 11/14:

  • 6-9pm: Opening reception for RENDER, a pop-up exhibition at Art Produce (3139 University Ave) featuring 3 San Diego artists. Paintings, drawings, and cut paper compositions show the power to change the viewer and society.
  • 6-10pm: Low Gallery (3778 30th St) presents the opening reception for INNATE PRACTICES, which shows until December 3rd. Innate Practices features new works for two artists, Rio de Janeiro’s Marcelo Macedo and Oakland’s Max Kauffman.
  • 9:30: Finest City Improv (4250 Louisiana St) presents three groups, including house team Red Squared, all-lady Swim Team (!), and Controlled Panic.

Saturday, 11/15:

  • 5-9pm: Expressive Arts (32nd & Thorn St) presents Bras for a Cause, a fundraising show Breast Cancer Angels, who provide legal, housing, and other assistance to stage four breast cancer patients. The event includes a silent auction, raffle, music and poetry performances.
  • 7-9pm: So Say We All presents the inaugural showcase for their Veteran Writers Program which features “poignant, surprising, and darkly funny struggles, missteps and unforeseen pitfalls that come with transitioning from military to civilian life.” Free at the San Diego Central Library (330 Park Blvd). RSVP on Facebook.


  • 1pm-5pm: SILO in Makers Quarter presents Bring Your Own Work Day… BYOW is an outdoor, collaborative workspace. Bring your materials or your laptop (there’s wi-fi!), a beer, a picnic, whatever, and join other creatives.