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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

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San Diego's Top Weekend Arts Events: From Civic Art To A Modern Dionysus

Feb. 14
By Julia Dixon Evans, Maureen Cavanaugh

Valentine's Day and culture go hand-in-hand in San Diego this weekend, from Johann Strauss to Greek god modern gardeners. Plus, there's an exhibition of civic art at the San Diego Central Library and a free emo surf punk show.

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City Heights' Teros Gallery To Lend A Hand — And Some Art — To New Tijuana Art Space

Feb. 13
By Julia Dixon Evans

The masterminds behind the Tijuana Zine Fest are set to open new gallery space in Tijuana's Telefónica Gastro Park, with a kick-off exhibition of work from San Diego artists.

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Panca: 'Ni De Aquí, Ni De Allá'

Feb. 6
By Julia Dixon Evans

The newness of the work — and ambitious scope of filling Bread & Salt's massive space — still feels uniquely Panca: rooted in street art, and her characteristic faceless eyes and mouths almost obsessively bring life (and maybe a form of fortune) to unexpected things.

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Illuminating The Intersection Of Art, Science And Technology

Feb. 4
By Julia Dixon Evans

Profound new science-based art installations by Bhavna Mehta, Cy Kuckenbaker, Yasmine Kassem, Young Joon Kwak and more were inspired by the work of local scientists

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San Diego's Top Weekend Arts Events: From Border Art To Indie Rock

Jan. 31
By Jade Hindmon, Julia Dixon Evans

It's Super Bowl Weekend! A perfect time to find plenty of art and culture in San Diego instead.

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5 Songs To Discover In February

Jan. 30
By Julia Dixon Evans

Looking to uncover new music this month? Here are some local musicians with new releases as well as some notable acts coming through town

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The Many Migrations Of Artist Griselda Rosas

Jan. 29
By Julia Dixon Evans

Get to know the work of prolific transborder mixed-media artist Griselda Rosas — on view in four different shows in February around San Diego and more on the way.

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San Diego’s Top Weekend Arts Events: From The Year Of The Rat To Beethoven

Jan. 24
By Julia Dixon Evans, Maureen Cavanaugh

This weekend is the start of the Lunar New Year festivities, plus the birthday celebration continues for one of classical music's great composers, San Diego Dance Theater returns to the stage, and it's your last chance to see a unique photography exhibit.

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Low- and No-Cost Museum Admission Aims to Boost Access

Jan. 22
By Julia Dixon Evans

Several local museums, including MOPA, San Diego Art Institute and The San Diego History Center are looking to increase access for the community by lowering admission costs. Plus, San Diego has several public programs to provide low-cost access to museums.

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3 Songs To Discover Right Now

Jan. 15
By Julia Dixon Evans

Discover new music by San Diego bands in the news right now.

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