What are you guys doing this weekend? Staying in? Braving the crazy Valentine’s restaurant crowds? Me, I’ll be dead-tired from my band’s mini-tour — today we’re playing in Los Angeles, tomorrow night Ventura — but I think the significant other and I might try to do a short picnic in the park or something. I hope you guys do something that makes you feel great!
- 7pm-9pm: Country singer-songwriter Trevor McSpadden will be performing at Expressive Arts (32nd & Thorn). Support local musicians and local art spots! $10
- 7-9pm: Poetry & Art presents the anniversary of SDSU’s MFA program and Poetry International (their annual publication). Several alumni and students will be reading their poetry with a $50 prize on the line, along with live music.
- 8pm-10pm: Open Mic Showcase at Java Joe’s featuring Isaac Cheong, Gabriela Aparicio, Aaron Bowen, Cortney Preis, Fernando Del Rio, and Heidi Hughes.
Happy Valentine’s Day! Doesn’t matter if you’re single, you all deserve love from friends and family too. :)
- 7-10pm: Expressive Arts (32nd & Thorn) presents Valentine’s Art Happy Hour. For $25/person you’ll get art prompts to work on with your significant other or by yourself. Wine and snacks provided with donation or bring your own. RSVP 619-251-8474 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 6:30pm: Weekly open mic at Java Joe’s (3536 Adams Ave)
- 6:30pm: Can’t go wrong with another open mic at Java Joe’s at 3536 Adams Ave!
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?
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- 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.”
- 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.
- 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)!
We’ve got lots of crafty things happening this weekend! We’re down to the wire for holiday shopping, right? What are you guys planning? Are you staying in town or braving the airports?
- Visual Shop SD will be showing “Homely for the Holidays” over the weekend starting today from Poortraits artist Nick McPherson. Visual Shop is open from 12-7pm on Fridays and 12-5pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
- 5pm: Whistlestop Bar hosts Stormy Lights Opening Party with deluxe re-crafted lamps by Garriss, music, videos, and a food truck.
- 9:30am-4pm: The first annual Handmade Holiday features over 30 vendors, 4 local bands (including Erik Canzona from The Heavy Guilt), and various family activities all to benefit the San Diego Central Library. Music starts at noon.
- 12pm: If you’re shopping for the beer lover in your life… or you’d rather drink beer than watch local artists… then check out the Green Flash Grand Holiday Marketplace.
- 6-10pm: Ray at Night
- 7-10pm: Have you been wanting a look at the North Park Post Office building since it started going under construction? Now’s your chance. Low Gallery and Joe Sloan presents Full Disclosure, “a show about process.”
- 8pm: Old Main, a holiday horror radio play at Finest City Improv. Tinsel, mistletoe, and axe murders!
- 11am-11pm: This all day party will have everything for families and non-families. Sledding on real snow, an animal adoption area (adopt responsibly!), skateboard demo, live music, and of course… beer! Bring new toys or clothes or a $5 donation to enter.
- 11:30am-4pm: Blind Lady Ale House hosts the annual Craft & Draft, organized by Laura Lande. Drink beer and buy local gifts.
- 2-5pm: If you’d rather not venture downtown to show your kids some good ol’ family fun, take them over to the Kensington Library Park on Adams. The event features Santa, snow, and the San Diego Creative Arts Project.
- 8-10pm: Long Story Short: Wild Card at Broke Girls. “What’s the topic? You decide!” This is an improv storytelling show.
- 5-9pm: Yelp presents Merry Marketplace at SILO in the Makers Quarter. This 21+ holiday shopping bazaar will feature local goods and Etsy artisans, entertainment, free bites, and drinks.