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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

Actor, storyteller and teaching artist Bibi Mam...

San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Oral Storytelling At The Old Globe, Italian Film Festival And A Virtual Goth Night

Sept. 24
By Julia Dixon Evans

Our arts and culture picks for the weekend ahead feature an oral tradition workshop, innovative digital theater, the launch party for the San Diego Italian Film Festival, a new protest photography exhibition, a livestreamed goth night from the Casbah and songwriter Amenta Abioto.

Tease photo for 'Normalize Radical': Photographer Joh...

'Normalize Radical': Photographer Johnny Nguyen's Retrospective Show

Sept. 24
By Julia Dixon Evans

Oceanside's Hill Street Country Club art space will host a retrospective of Nguyen's decade of protest photography, with in-person, socially distanced receptions this weekend and appointment or online viewing through November.

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San Diego Opera's 'La Bohème' To Get The Drive-In Treatment

Sept. 22
By Julia Dixon Evans

San Diego Opera's production to be one of the first live operas to resume performances in the United States.

A broken storefront window at North Park's Folk...

Folk Arts Rare Records Enlists Artist Celeste Byers For Ruth Bader Ginsburg Mural

Sept. 22
By Julia Dixon Evans

A broken storefront window and an esteemed local muralist come together in North Park for community solidarity and a reminder to continue RBG's fight for equality.

A work by regional artist Beliz Iristay is part...

San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Cosmo Whyte And Beliz Iristay, Dance Film, Latino Film Festival And The Niceties

Sept. 17
By Julia Dixon Evans

The new normal in the arts and culture scene in San Diego is an ever-evolving mix of formats and this weekend has it all: in-person gallery experiences, virtual theater and dance, and digital film festivals.

The Hausmann Quartet performs in an empty conce...

For The Hausmann Quartet, The Music Sets Sails Again (Sort Of)

Sept. 17
By Julia Dixon Evans

San Diego string quartet to perform aboard the Maritime Museum's Berkeley ship and stream diverse classical picks to your landlocked home.

Justin Eisinger, George Takei, Harmony Becker, ...

Explore The 2020 One Book, One San Diego Selections With George Takei And San Diego Public Library

Sept. 17
By Julia Dixon Evans

Upcoming author events with George Takei, plus San Diego Public Library programming to get to know the 2020 One Book, One San Diego selections and discover the art of writing letters amid a crisis

Ray Chambers and Hawthorne James perform in Nor...

San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Blues, Douglass Versus Lincoln, And Remembering Voz Alta

Sept. 10
By Julia Dixon Evans

Our weekend arts and culture picks deliver in-person art at Best Practice, the San Diego Blues Fest and North Coast Rep's new production of 'Necessary Sacrifices.'

San Diego poet Adam O. Davis just published a n...

Adam O. Davis' 'Index Of Haunted Houses' Takes A Roadtrip Through An American Past

Sept. 9
By Julia Dixon Evans

A new collection by local poet Adam O. Davis plays with the longing, curiosity and Lynchian mystery of ghost stories, human connection and nostalgia.

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A Guide To San Diego's First Design Week

Sept. 8
By Julia Dixon Evans

San Diego's multifaceted design community — architecture, fashion, tech, style, music, art, home design, food and beverage design — comes together for exhibitions, workshops, panels, shows and more.

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