In this space, I like to have an overarching theme so that anyone who's into one of the events has two other options that may also pique their interest. It's like Pandora. But as with Pandora, random things sometimes happen here. Once, Matchbox Twenty came blasting out of my Blur station. There's no reason for those bands to be paired, and there's no reason the three following events should be in the same space. But here they are. Skip to the next event until you find something you like.

Graffiti art crossed over to the mainstream long ago. Those who haven't given up on it should check out The World of Caleb Aero: An Exploration of Aerosol Art at Ivy Nightclub at the Andaz Hotel (600 F St., Downtown) on Thursday, Feb. 28. Caleb Aero will exhibit work and create live art while DJs spin club tunes. RSVP to andazsandiego@prchemistry.com for free entry and access to a hosted bar.

From an evening of art, we go to Internet memes. U-31 (3112 University Ave. in North Park) is creating a Harlem Shake video. "Harlem Shake" is a completely ridiculous club banger that has an equally ridiculous dance that goes with it. Here's how you do it: Step 1: Keep your arms straight down and swing them rigidly back and forth as you hump the air. Step 2: When the beat drops, shake your arms and torso like an idiot. That's it. Wear a crazy costume on Saturday, March 2, and bring your shakiest dance moves.

Still not finding a party you like? How about a movie marathon that exploits Irish stereotypes? Head to The Ruby Room (1271 University Ave. in Hillcrest) for an Irishsploitation Movie Marathon on Tuesday, March 5. Ten movies about killer Irishmen will be screened throughout the night, including The Departed and Boondock Saints. The free popcorn won't soak up all the bloodshed, but it will help soak up any whisky you consumed.


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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The former local boy and creator of the highly influential blog, Advanced Style, will be signing and discussing his third book, Advanced Style: Older and Wiser, which features inspiring pictures and stories...
  • C.J. Chenier and Bonsoir Catin headline this annual Cajun inspired festival. Also enjoy 10,000 pounds of crawfish, dancing and cooking demonstrations. Held at Spanish Landing Park, across from the...
  • A Cinco de Mayo party featuring $2 tacos, cocktails and live music from Bostich+Fussible, Javiera Mena and Gepe
  • A spoken word showcase hosted by English instructor Karla Cordero and her City College students. There will also be a special reading from poet Mercedez Holtry, as well as an art and photography show....
  • Widely known as host of "Weekend Update" on Saturday Night Live and for his role in the Showtime dramedy Weeds, Kevin Nealon brings his unique humor back to the stand-up stage
  • New works from over a dozen UCSD undergraduate students. Participating artists include Charity Algarme, Richard Lin, Joseph Maas, Ignatius Nguyen, and more
  • This video art exhibition from UCSD MFA candidate Stefani Byrd features two installations that explore the themes of breath, mediation, and the nature of time. Takes place in the VAF Performance Space,...
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