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Gabriel Rico's

Trash, Neon And AR Coyotes At The New ICA San Diego

Sept. 24
By Julia Dixon Evans

The new Institute of Contemporary Art San Diego opens in Balboa Park this weekend with artist Gabriel Rico's found objects, ethereal neon, video works, augmented reality and taxidermy, with a companion installation at The Nat.

Siobhan Arnold's installation,

San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Art Produce, Bodhi Tree, 'The Garden,' Art + Science And 'Unwind'

Sept. 23
By Julia Dixon Evans

Our weekend arts picks include a 21st birthday party (and new exhibition) for Art Produce, Bodhi Tree Concerts, art meets science at La Jolla Historical Society, "The Garden" and Burn All Books + Teros.

Tease photo for Would You Take A Class Called 'Sex, D...

Would You Take A Class Called 'Sex, Drugs, And Rock 'N' Roll'?

Sept. 16
By Beth Accomando

San Diego State University is using comics to teach students about critical thinking at a time when such skills are most needed.

Cygnet Theatre's

San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Miss Breed, Public Destruction, 'La Cage Aux Folles,' Zelos Quartet And Women's Film Festival

Sept. 16
By Julia Dixon Evans

This weekend in the arts: the Broadway musical that inspired "The Birdcage," a saxophone quartet, "The Rebellious Miss Breed" reopens the downtown library's art gallery, and you can trash some art at SDMA.

Yolanda López, at left in 1978 as part of her

Remembering Yolanda López, Chicana Artist And Activist From Barrio Logan

Sept. 16
By Julia Dixon Evans

Artists, writers, activists and administrators reflect on the work and influence of Yolanda López, who passed away this month. A retrospective exhibition of López's work will open in October at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego's downtown campus.

Artist Ruth Pastine is pictured with

San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Quint Gallery, Gardens Of Anuncia, SDMA+ Disco Riot And Haydn Voyages

Sept. 9
By Julia Dixon Evans

Our weekend arts picks: Gail Roberts, Ruth Pastine and "Dust to Dust" in La Jolla, "Gardens of Anuncia" at The Old Globe, dancers interpret Ana de Alvear and the Hausmann Quartet on a boat.

A drawing from

Second Annual San Diego Design Week Looks To The Future

Sept. 9
By Julia Dixon Evans

San Diego Design Week showcases the potential of design in a sustainable, collaborative and intersectional border region. Outdoor options, installations, exhibitions and virtual events are running now through Sunday.

Dale Chihuly's 2005 glass sculpture,

Art For (All) People: The Mingei Is Back

Sept. 2
By Julia Dixon Evans

After a significant remodel, Mingei International Museum will reopen its (new) doors to the public with free admission this weekend, an always-free first floor and commitment to radical hospitality.

A still from one of filmmaker Evan Apodaca's sh...

Filmmaker Points Surreal Lens To San Diego’s Military History

Sept. 2
By Julia Dixon Evans

In a week-long online exhibition, Evan Apodaca's short films digitally topple monuments to uncover the troubling history of San Diego's military-industrial complex.

Christina Kim's textile work

5 Works Of Art To See In San Diego In September

Sept. 1
By Julia Dixon Evans

New visual art in town: Christina Kim at the Mingei, El Anatsui at San Diego Botanic Garden, Ivonne Garcia at Thumbprint, Chitra Gopalakrishnan in San Diego Design Week and the entire youth exhibition at MOPA.

Detail of Arooj Aftab's album cover for

San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Carlsbad Music Festival, LITVAKdance, Janis Jones And Jam Diego

Aug. 26
By Julia Dixon Evans

This weekend in the arts: Dance, art and music in the Lux Art Institute/ICA San Diego North Campus garden, a three-day outdoor music festival, Janis Jones explores plastics in the ocean, and live graffiti with a silent disco.

Tease photo for The Studio Door Celebrates The Art, A...

The Studio Door Celebrates The Art, Activism Of Drag

Aug. 20
By Beth Accomando

The Studio Door is celebrating its seventh anniversary in style with the exhibit San Diego Drag Icons. This Saturday there will be a reception, fundraiser and food drive at the gallery.

Not Our First Goat Rodeo is shown in an undated...

San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Not Our First Goat Rodeo, TwainFest, Miguel Montaño, U-T Festival Of Books And The Rosin Box

Aug. 19
By Julia Dixon Evans

This weekend in the arts: Yo-Yo Ma comes to the Shell, TwainFest in Old Town, a pop-up exhibition at The Hill Street Country Club in Oceanside, a virtual book fest and The Rosin Box's contemporary ballet.

Matt Hoyt in an undated photo.

Artists, Foodies And Musicians Mourn The Loss Of A San Diego Creative Great

Aug. 19
By Julia Dixon Evans

The death of Matt Hoyt, owner of Starlite, filmmaker, musician, artist and collaborator left the local creative community shocked and saddened. "Matt readily convened groups and offered support, bolstering San Diego's creative ecosystem. He connected us."

San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Pop-Up WOW, Gabriela Lena Frank, Melissa Walter, DIY Wire Art And Neighborhood Art Fairs

Aug. 12
By Julia Dixon Evans

Our weekend arts picks include free, outdoor, innovative theater at Liberty Station for the La Jolla Playhouse's Pop-Up WOW, a SummerFest contemporary composer takeover, Melissa Walter's DNA forensic art at OMA, a free, all-ages Jennifer Vargas wire art workshop at Art Produce and four neighborhood art fairs.

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