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    Garth Brooks at Petco Park

    7 PM on Sat, 5 Mar 2022
    PETCO Park
    $95
    The number one selling solo artist in history is returning to San Diego. For the first time ever, Garth Brooks is coming to Petco Park on Saturday, March 5! Tickets go on sale beginning Friday, January 14 at 10 a.m.Don't miss Garth's only West Coast show as part of his national stadium tour!All tickets are reserved and will be available for $94.95 ($87.70 + $7.25 service charge). Before Friday, January 14, fans are encouraged to update their existing Ticketmaster account or preregister an account for speedier service. Join the waiting room at 9 a.m. to be first in line! Get tickets here For more information, please visit mlb.com/padres/tickets/concerts/garth-brooks or call (619) 795-5025.
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    14th Annual Interfaith Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service - CANCELED

    9:30 AM on Mon, 17 Jan 2022
    Free
    CANCELEDThis remarkable event brings people of different faiths and cultural backgrounds together for a wonderful morning of hands-on community service, fun and fellowship. Families are encouraged to participate together on this day of community-work, suitable for all ages.Volunteers will be assisting with mulching, litter abatement, weed abatement, planting (shrubs and trees), pruning, and removing vegetation.Level A - Easy: Weeding, mulching. Good for parents with younger kids.Level B - Intermediate: Removing brush, weeding on slopes, removing trash, planting. Good for adults.Level C - Advanced: On steep slopes moving large logs. Good for very strong adults.Schedule9 a.m. – Registration/check-in9:15 a.m. – Opening ceremony9:30 a.m. – Park clean-up11:30 a.m. – Healthy snacks and water provided. Bring your own lunch and enjoy great entertainment afterwards.Date | Monday, January 17 from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Location | Parking near Velodrome, Balboa ParkRegister here for free!For more information, please visit cbisd.org/programs/14th-annual-interfaith-martin-luther-king-jr-day-of-service or call (858) 535-1111.
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    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Community Breakfast

    10 AM - 11 AM on Mon, 17 Jan 2022
    $20 - $500
    The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Breakfast is hosted annually by the North San Diego County NAACP, in partnership with the City of Oceanside.This annual event brings together a collaborative of community and spiritual leaders, elected officials, and citizens who collectively believe in the principles advocated by Dr. King.The event will be held on Monday, January 17 at 9 a.m. at El Corazon Senior Center.We understand that some of our guests will be unable to attend . As a result, we are offering Zoom as an option for your convenience.Get tickets here!General admission: $40 plus feesSponsor table (10 seats): $500 plus feesZoom: $20 plus feesDonations are highly appreciated!For more information, please visit the event's Eventbrite page or contact the venue at (760) 435-5300.
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    34th Annual All Peoples Celebration

    10 AM on Mon, 17 Jan 2022
    Virtual
    Free
    The 34th All Peoples Celebration will take place on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022 from 10 - 11 a.m. Due to the rising cases of COVID-19 and the Omicron variant, it is with a heavy heart that we will be pivoting to a fully virtual 34th All Peoples Celebration. Although we are disappointed that we won’t be able to celebrate in person, this shift is necessary for Alliance San Diego to do our part in keeping the community safe and healthy. We appreciate your continued support and patience as we work to advocate for the health and safety of our community members. We look forward to seeing you virtually at the 34th Annual All Peoples Celebration!Registration for the 34th All Peoples Celebration is still open. Alliance San Diego is excited to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We are ready to welcome our beloved community back for amazing performances and a powerful keynote from disabled rights activist Rebecca Cokley. Complete your registration today!Visit Alliance San Diego on Facebook + Instagram +Follow @AllianceSnDiego on Twitter
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    33rd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    1 PM on Mon, 17 Jan 2022
    WorldBeat Cultural Center
    Free
    NOTE: This event will now be outdoors and feature music and speaker Shane Harris. The event will now be from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr is one of the most respected African-American leaders in history, this celebration is to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Even fifty-one years after his presence, his messages keep being relevant in the United States of America and all around the world.Worldbeat Cultural Center, located in Balboa Park, is celebrating the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr with a family festival. With live music, dancing, vegan food, an outdoor cultural arts & craft vendors marketplace, and more.The celebration will feature multi-cultural performances and special guest speakers.This is a family event for everyone! Those who have grown up with Martin Luther King’s ideas and youth who keep conveying his spirit of unity through the years, join us to keep his dream alive.Date: Jan. 17, 2022Time: 1 to 4:30 p.m.Location: Worldbeat Cultural CenterCost: FreeFor more information visit https://events.worldbeatcenter.org/event/33rd-annual-martin-luther-king-day-celebration/
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    Visit Birch Aquarium

    Every week through Jan 31, 2022.
    Sunday: 9 AM
    Monday: 9 AM
    Tuesday: 9 AM
    Wednesday: 9 AM
    Thursday: 9 AM
    Friday: 9 AM
    Saturday: 9 AM
    Birch Aquarium at Scripps
    $0 -24.95
    Explore the aquarium in your own backyard! Explore interactive exhibits and come face to face with exciting creatures including a rescued Loggerhead Sea Turtle, a Giant Pacific Octopus, and Leopard Sharks. Don’t miss the two-story Giant Kelp Forest or the outdoor touch pools that feature stunning ocean views. Advanced reservations are required for all guests, even members.Admission: Adult: 24.95Child Age 3-17: 19.95Children 2 and under: FreeFor tickets or more information, visit https://aquarium.ucsd.edu/ or call 858-534-FISHBirch Aquarium at Scripps on Facebook + Instagram + follow @Birch_Aquarium on Twitter
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    Masters of Photography: The Garner Collection

    Every week through Feb 21, 2022.
    Sunday: 12 PM - 5 PM
    Monday: 10 AM - 5 PM
    Tuesday: 10 AM - 5 PM
    Thursday: 10 AM - 5 PM
    Friday: 10 AM - 5 PM
    Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM
    San Diego Museum of Art
    $8-20
    From the museum: Emphasizing iconic images by some of the most famous photographers from the 20th century to the present, this exhibition presents a broad sampling from the substantial holdings of local collectors Cam and Wanda Garner. This group of pictures, diverse in subject, style, photographic medium, and chronology, presents an occasion to reflect on photography’s role in history and society, and to consider its future trajectory.RELATED: San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Photography, art, electroacoustic music, Palestininan poetry and two local-style Christmas plays (KPBS arts segment)The exhibition is grouped thematically into three sections. The first, "Reflections on Nature," presents a variety of landscapes, including work by the acclaimed Ansel Adams and Minor White, and organic aesthetics. "Things as They Are" analyzes documents of the city, society, and conflict with familiar examples from Berenice Abbott, Margaret Bourke-White, and Henri Cartier-Bresson. The final section, "Manipulating Reality," looks at expressions of abstraction and allegory in the medium from early 20th-century work by Frank Eugene and Manuel Álvarez Bravo, to the contemporary cinematic dreamscapes of Gregory Crewdson.NOTE: Originally installed in November 2020, but closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Masters of Photography: The Garner Collection is now reopening to the public November 20, 2021 – February 21, 2022.Related Links:Exhibition informationVisiting and admission informationSDMA on InstagramSDMA on Facebook
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    Marianela de la Hoz: 'Paintings From The Confinement'

    Every week through Apr 30, 2022.
    Sunday: 12 PM
    Monday: 10 AM
    Tuesday: 10 AM
    Thursday: 10 AM
    Friday: 10 AM
    Saturday: 10 AM
    San Diego Museum of Art
    Free
    This new installation in the American art galleries comprises 11 intimate egg tempera paintings by San Diego-based artist Marianela de la Hoz. The group of works all were created in 2020 to 2021 in response to the transformative circumstances imposed by the global pandemic of COVID-19. A related installation features two self-portraits by local artist Carlo Miranda, who worked as a nurse during the pandemic.Artist Statement: During these very long months of confinement all of us have changed in many ways. At least for me it has been a time to reevaluate and confirm that the only treasures I have are my loved ones, family, friends, and art; everything else remained as non-essential. The coronavirus pandemic assaulted me without prior notice, unraveling my plans, my references, leaving me incredulous and speechless. My work tries to put aside internal censorship, my shyness and fear are removed. My work is dark and is full of black humor, sarcasm. During these days, how could I represent something unknown, mysterious, and invisible, something so threatening and painful? A feeling of modesty invaded me and I could not invoke death in images, the same real death that appeared every day through the door. Perhaps I did not want to represent it so as not to hurt those who had lost a loved one and I also became aware with this insistent and imminent certainty of my own mortality. Looking in the mirror I began to question myself very seriously about what is the use of what I do, especially in moments like this, what is my contribution to society? At last I convinced myself to return honestly and with conviction, to what I am, to my essence, to the only thing I know how to do. Once again, I began to try to find paths, images, symbols, metaphors, references to show, point out, translate, document what the pandemic was causing in the feelings and behavior of human beings, myself included. ~Marianela de la Hoz, 2021
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    Disestablishment: John Raymond Mireles

    Every week through Jan 29, 2022.
    Sunday: 12 PM
    Monday: 10 AM
    Tuesday: 10 AM
    Thursday: 10 AM
    Friday: 10 AM
    Saturday: 10 AM
    San Diego Museum of Art
    Free
    'Public destruction events' at the museum steps:Thursday, Sept. 16 from 2-5 p.m.Friday, Sept. 17 from 2-5 p.m.Be part of the "Disestablishment: John Raymond Mireles" exhibition as it overturns the traditional museum experience by inviting the public to destroy photographs of remote landscapes that have recently had their US National Monument status revoked and been opened to drilling and mining. Large-scale photographs by local San Diego artist John Raymond Mireles are now on view at the Museum showcasing the remote beauty of these sites, then on September 16 and 17, Mireles invites the public to help mark and destroy the works. The photographs will then be rehung in their tattered form. The destruction of the images question complicity by mimicking the fate that awaits the scenic sites.The public destruction events on September 16 and 17, held on the Museum steps, will invite the public to use pens and tools to mark, scratch, and rip into the works.Signed waiver required to participate. Must be 12 years or older and minors must be accompanied by an adult.Virtual artist talk: Friday, Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. Register here.About the exhibition:When the federal government slashed several National Monuments in 2017 down to just fractions of their prior size to make way for drilling and mining, local artist John Raymond Mireles traveled to Escalante-Grand Staircase and Bears Ears in southern Utah to document what remains, and what was once protected."Disestablishment," a new exhibition at the San Diego Museum of Art, is a collection of photographs from these newly unprotected lands, before the damage sets in. But Mireles won't stop there. The exhibition runs until the end of January, but in mid-September, the museum will host several "public destruction events." Visitors will be invited to cut, hammer on, tear, walk on and otherwise physically, permanently damage the art. The altered works will be then rehung on the wall.It's a way of making the future destruction of these pristine lands more tangible and visceral, and implicating the viewer along the way.Bonus: these works will be on view in the free galleries that are adjacent to Panama 66, and don't require museum admission. Further bonus: I love to see SDMA spotlighting local, living artists.Details: Exhibition information. "Disestablishment" opens at SDMA Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021 and runs through Jan. 30, 2022. Two "Public Destruction Events" will be held Sept. 16 and 17. Free.--Julia Dixon Evans, KPBSFrom the organizer:August 7, 2021–January 30, 2022Disestablishment overturns the traditional and expected museum experience. Local San Diego artist John Raymond Mireles shares photographs of remote and staggeringly beautiful sites that have recently had their US National Monument status revoked, opening the sites for mining and drilling, and invites the public to take part in destroying images of these landscapes.In 1996, Escalante-Grand Staircase and Bears Ears were designated as National Monuments to protect the especially wild and scenic regions of Southern Utah, an area so remote that it was the last in the United States to be mapped. In order to allow private companies to extract the oil and coal deposits that exist in the area, in 2017, the Federal government drastically reduced Escalante and cut it into three smaller sections. Bears Ears was shrunk to a fraction of its former size. The unprotected landscapes are now open for oil drilling and coal mining—high-impact activities that will forever damage the virgin landscapes and archeologically rich terrain of the region.John Raymond Mireles traveled to Southern Utah in 2019 to photograph lands that had previously been protected but have since been opened to drilling and mining. For this exhibition, he has printed his work on an immersive scale using solvent ink on cellulose paper.In order to create a visceral understanding about the potential damage that awaits these environments, during the course of the exhibition the artist will remove the prints from the wall and invite visitors to physically damage the works. Participants are encouraged to hammer on, cut away, stomp on, tear, and tag these prints. The destruction is an integral part of the exhibition, with public responses filmed and included in the re-installation of the altered works. These actions question complicity by mimicking the fate that awaits these areas.
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    Behind-the-Scenes: Seahorse Tours at Birch Aquarium

    10:30 AM, every day through Jan 21, 2022.
    Birch Aquarium at Scripps
    group of 6 $250 for the general public/$225 members. Aquarium admission is separate and is $24.95 for adults, $19.95 for children ages 3-17 and free for aquarium members.
    Just in time for winter break, Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego is relaunching its popular Behind-the-Scenes Seahorse Tours on Dec. 21.The one-hour-long private tour, led by an expert ocean educator, takes groups of up to six people behind the scenes to explore the fascinating world of seahorses. Guests will get a glimpse of seahorse babies, learn about Birch Aquarium’s renowned breeding program, and experience what it takes to care for these unique fish — including an opportunity to feed them.“We are thrilled to be bringing behind-the-scenes tours back for our guests to enjoy,” said Director of Education Megan Malaska Medley. “We have revamped the tours of the past to make them a fun, safe and educational experience for guests.”Behind-the-Scenes Seahorse Tours take place daily at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. and are limited to one group of six people from the same family group or pod. The cost includes up to six people and is $250 for the general public/$225 members. Aquarium admission is separate and is $24.95 for adults, $19.95 for children ages 3-17 and free for aquarium members.As with all Birch Aquarium programs and events, safety is a top priority. Participants must be 8 years old or older, and minors must be accompanied by a paid adult. Closed-toed shoes are required on the tour and face coverings must be worn indoors and out regardless of vaccination status.For more information and ticket purchases please visit HERE!
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    'Yolanda Lopez: Portrait Of The Artist'

    Every week through Apr 23, 2022.
    Sunday: 11 AM
    Monday: 11 AM
    Tuesday: 11 AM
    Thursday: 11 AM
    Friday: 11 AM
    Saturday: 11 AM
    Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego: Downtown
    Free
    Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego presents "Yolanda Lopez: Portrait of the Artist." On display Saturday, Oct. 16 through Sunday, April 24, 2022 "Yolanda López: Portrait of the Artist" is the first solo museum presentation of one of the most influential Chicano artists working in California over the past five decades. The exhibition presents a compendium of López’s work from the 1970s and 1980s, when she created a vivid body of paintings, drawings, and collages that reimagine representations of women within Chicano/a/x culture and society at large. Bringing together approximately 50 works in oil pastel, charcoal, collage, photography, and paint, Portrait of the Artist centers on the artist’s celebrated Guadalupe triptych and an expansive series of related works. Located Downtown - 1100 Kettner Boulevard Free Admission. Visit mcasd.org
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