Nov. 30 2010 12:00 AM

Things to do in San Diego from Dec. 1 through Dec. 8

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A to-do list by boygirlparty.com, one of the crafters who'll be at the Handmade Holiday Pop-Up Shop at Space 4 Art

Is it just us, or is December Nights super hip this year? Food Trucks. An iPhone app. Events editor Carissa Casares is impressed, and she says you should ride your bike to this year's holiday fest so you can enjoy the thing without having to worry about parking. December Nights is happening in Balboa Park Friday and Saturday, Dec. 3-4. 

Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then is a hard movie for music editor Peter Holslin to explain, and not because he's some sort of one-trick pony who can only write about bands. The documentary is odd, in a good way, and he says you just have to see it to believe it. Peter thinks you'll like both the film's whimsical characters and the live music that will be played at the screening, which is happening at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5.---

Space for Art is holding a holiday shindig and art show this week. Artists Judit Hersko and Lea Dennis will be the featured artists and Carissa says both their work is perfect for the winter season. You'll just have to listen to the podcast to find out how and why. The Space for Art celebration includes a Handmade Holiday Pop-Up Shop featuring goods by local crafters, open studios by the Space for Art artists and music by local musicians including John Meeks, the rad guy who kindly provided us with the music for this week's podcast, and others. The event is happening from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4.

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Still not convinced that you have time to listen to our little podcast? Peter literally says “Wu-Tang Clan is indeed nothing to fuck with,” which is pretty much worth listening to on its own.  The Clan is doing a reunion tour and Peter gives you the down-low on that. Wu-Tang Clan plays at 4th & B on Dec. 4.


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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
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