April 25 2012 02:56 PM

Three nightlife events to hit up this week

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See works by Copio ("Ramen" pictured here) and other artists at The Propagandist

When The Propagandist (835 Fifth Ave., Downtown) first opened, the owners promised us that they'd host fun things like art shows, movie nights and indie rock. This week, they make good by showing Back to the Future and holding a group art show. At 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, the new weekly Movie Night at The Propagandist launches with hosted appetizers from The Lion's Share restaurant, happy-hour drink specials and Marty McFly on the big screen. There's a $5 cover. From 8 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 27, the cocktail bar will pretty up with When Worlds Collide, an art exhibition featuring Copio, Jason de la Torre and Teddy Pancake.

Side Bar (536 Market St., Downtown) is inviting those of you with butterfly tramp stamps, cliché tribal armbands and exlover's names scrawled across your bicep to their first-ever Best of the Worst Tattoo Contest, presented by Black Anvil Tattoo Shop, from 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday, April 29. Check in at the Black Anvil Table and show off your terrible tattoo. The winner will get a prize and a free cover-up session.

The Craft Brewers Conference will roll into town next week, and with it will come more beer geeks than you can shake a pint at. San Diego's beer bars will likely be more popping than they already are, but one of the nights worth braving a crowd for is Can Diego CBC Opening After Party, happening from 9 p.m. to midnight Wednesday, May 2, at Blind Lady Ale House (3416 Adams Ave. in Normal Heights). Celebrate craft beers that come in a can at this event, which includes brews from Golden Road Brewing Co., Maui Brewing Company, Avery Brewing Co., Ska Brewing and more.


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  • Visit one of the 70 participating restaurants, bars, coffeehouses and nightclubs in town on this night and 25 to 50 percent of sales will go to local HIV/AIDS services and prevention programs. 
  • Anthony Bernal and Chris Ward, who are vying to replace Todd Gloria on the San Diego City Council, will discuss urban issues, such as parking, homelessness and new developments
  • The new exhibition designed by Dave Ghilarducci is made from hundreds of rolls of packing tape and bound together by layers of plastic shrink-wrap. Visitors can navigate their way through cocoon-like passageways...
  • The renowned Mexican black and white photographer presents an exhibition exploring the principal themes within three groups: "Bestiarium"," Fantastic Women" and "Silent Natures."
  • Presented by Pacific Arts Movement, the sixth annual mini film fest features 14 film programs from 10 countries that includes everything from docs to romantic tearjerkers. See website for full lineup and...
  • The San Diego County Bike Coalition hosts this monthly bike-in happy hour event to get biking residents involved in their communities and discuss bike projects planned for that specific community
  • Debunk some of the stereotypes surrounding cannibalism at this new exhibition that takes a hands-on approach to the subject. Includes video games and interactive activities where patrons will have to decide...
  • So Say We All's monthly storytelling night features stories about those jobs we took because we had to take a job. Featured readers include Allison Gauss, Annmarie Houghtailing, Cecile Estelle, and more
  • Artists from the all-abstracts group show will talk about their work and techniques. Artists include Edwin Nutting, Danielle Nelisse, Leah Pantea, Lenore Simon, and more
See all events on Thursday, Apr 28