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Julia Dixon Evans

Arts Calendar Editor and Producer

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Julia Dixon Evans writes the KPBS Arts newsletter, produces and edits the KPBS/Arts Calendar and works with the KPBS team to cover San Diego's diverse arts scene.

Previously, Julia wrote the weekly Culture Report for Voice of San Diego and has reported on arts, culture, books, music, television, dining, the outdoors and more for The A.V. Club, Literary Hub and San Diego CityBeat.

She studied literature at UCSD (where she was an oboist in the La Jolla Symphony), and is a published novelist and short fiction writer. She is the founder of Last Exit, a local reading series and literary journal, and she won the 2019 National Magazine Award for Fiction. Julia lives with her family in North Park and loves trail running, vegan tacos and live music.

Recent Stories by Julia Dixon Evans

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.

The experimental duo Skrapez is a project forme...

Summer Music: The DIY Chaos Of Skrapez

Sept. 15
By Jade Hindmon, Julia Dixon Evans, Kurt Kohnen

With manipulated synthesizers or homemade electronic instruments, the San Diego-based experimental duo Skrapez makes curious, creative and chaotic walls of sound.

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.

San Diego-based cumbia band Sonido de la Fronte...

Summer Music: Sonido De La Frontera Fuses Cumbia With Sound System Culture

Sept. 8
By Jade Hindmon, Julia Dixon Evans, Kurt Kohnen

Local supergroup embodies the San Diego-Tijuana region with a fresh cumbia sound and danceable songs in a forthcoming new album.

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.

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