March 19 2014 12:00 AM

Our weekly Red List round-up

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Digable to-do

Every few months, online news org Voice of San Diego puts on an event it calls Meeting of the Minds, where, based on a theme that highlights something cool about San Diego, VoSD brings together interesting folks to give quick-moving, pecha-kucha-style presentations. This time around, at 7 p.m Wednesday, March 19, the theme is "made in San Diego," and the line-up focuses on everything from iconic products (ever wondered what, exactly, WD-40 refers to?) to iconic art (UC San Diego's Mary Beebe will discuss the university's awesome Stuart Collection, which includes Do Ho Suh's "Falling Star") to iconic sounds courtesy of aural innovator Margaret Noble. There will be seven presenters in all and the event takes place at Building 32 @ Liberty Station (2863 Historic Decataur Road, Point Loma). Admission is $20, which gets you a one-year membership to VoSD (and free admission to future events) and two drink tickets. The friendly folks from Farm. Fish. Fork. food truck will be on hand serving up tasty vittles for purchase. ---


Digable read

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Tijuana is slowly recovering from the massive economic hit and drop in tourism caused by drug wars and violence. The border town's revival has allowed entrepreneurs to help reimagine the city and build things for locals, not just tourists. The recently released book, Tijuana / 22000, gives people 37 reasons to celebrate or consider exploring our sister city to the south. The coffee-table book highlights the people and places that've traditionally made Tijuana the quirky and interesting city it is and the newer things that've sprung up in the latest reinvention. With photos by Derrik Chinn and Jofras and writing by Paola Alicia Gonzalez and Guadalupe De La Garza, the book includes esoteric and poetic snapshots of mainstays and local icons like Agua Caliente Hotel & Casino, Avenida Revolucion, Mercado Hildalgo and bacon-wrapped hotdogs while sprinkling in some nods to the newer restaurants, bars and alleyways that've been transformed into arts districts. Celebrate the book's release from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, March 21, at Centro Cultural Tijuana's El Cubo (9350 Paseo de Los Heroes, Zona Rio). 


Digable art

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The No One You Know: Good Work by Artists You've Never Heard Of exhibition opening at Space 4 Art (325 15th St., East Village) from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 22, is aptly named. While the artists themselves are definitely lesser known than folks in other shows opening this week, the work previewed on the event's website, NoOneYouKnow.webs.com, is indeed good. According to the show's curator, Ry Beloin, whose art will also be in the show, all of the featured artists (Gloria Rivera, Trace Mendoza, Emily Geiger and Alex Eng) are up-and-comers trained in classical realism. Each artist was invited to branch out and experiment for this exhibition. Expect edgy and interesting paintings, sculpture, drawings, taxidermy and street art, all on view through March 29



Digable talk

crimephotosStephen Chalmers' landscape photos are lovely but eerie-he's focused on sites where notorious serial killers dumped dead bodies. Chalmers' work makes viewers question whether it's OK to turn heinous acts into art. That question, and others swirling around the intersection of art and crime, will be the topic of a panel discussion and art reception, Shadow Spaces from The Art, from2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 20, in Room LL108 at the SDSU Library. Chalmers' photographs and a collection of artwork by prisoners will be on view. The event is put on by The Art | Crime Archive, a project "devoted to the study of the spaces where art and crime overlap." Chalmers will be joined by UCSD researcher Laura Pacenco and Art | Crime Archive co-directors Brian Goeltzenleuchter and Paul Kaplan. If you can't make the panel discussion, the two exhibitions are on view and open to the public through the end of the month. 



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Calendar

  • 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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