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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.

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San Diego Weekend Arts Events: 'Marking Time,' 'Paths Converge,' A Pop-Up Concert, A New Nite Market And 'Raymonda'

May 13
By Julia Dixon Evans

This weekend, the Athenaeum, Hausmann Quartet, Project [BLANK] and Good Faith Gallery all have in-person art and culture offerings, plus a virtual ballet production from City Ballet.

Navy veteran Romaine Barnett is featured in the...

GI Film Festival Framed By Diverse Women's Stories

May 13
By Julia Dixon Evans

The 2021 virtual GI Film Festival San Diego highlights stories of the female warrior experience in a six-day event, opening with "The Invisible Project" documentary about women veterans.

San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Bach, Steamrollers, Barrio Art Crawl And Live Rock

May 6
By Julia Dixon Evans

Our San Diego weekend arts picks include four events in one at Bread and Salt, a Bach Collegium online concert, a drive-thru steamroller printmaking exhibition, and Carrie Feller and D.WREX at Sycamore Den.

5 Works Of Art To See In San Diego In May

May 5
By Julia Dixon Evans

Here's some art to see right now in San Diego: Sien Collective at Sparks Gallery, Kaori Fukuyama at OMA, Amir Fallah at Lux, Annie Goldman at California Center for the Arts and Chitra Gopalakrishnan at Hill Street Country Club.

Album art for Vákoum's new album, Linchpin, rel...

5 Songs To Discover In San Diego In May

May 5
By Julia Dixon Evans

Discover new music from San Diego acts, including Vákoum, Kahlil Nash, Kori Gillis, Francisco Eme and a new video from The Strawberry Moons, plus a bonus live music show alert (!) with Carrie Feller and D.WREX.

Jasmine Rafael and Ala Tiatia perform in the da...

San Diego Weekend Arts Events: 'Toward Belonging,' Drive-In Opera LOLs, 'Crying In H-Mart,' And Exhibitions Closing Soon

April 29
By Julia Dixon Evans

This weekend in the arts: A dance film commissioned by the La Jolla Playhouse, "The Barber of Seville" drive-in, virtual Mission Creek Festival, Domestic Geographies open house and more art exhibitions closing soon.

Mexicali-based band Silent is pictured in an un...

Mexicali Band Silent Releases 'Modern Hate'

April 28
By Julia Dixon Evans

Mexicali-based Silent's new full-length album "Modern Hate" was first inspired by hateful rhetoric surrounding construction of the US-Mexico wall. The album, out now on Three One G records, tackles the toxicity of hate with a powerful goth-punk beauty.

A still from the filmed, staged production of K...

Imagining MLK's Final Night In 'The Mountaintop'

April 28
By Julia Dixon Evans

Director Kandace Crystal tackles authenticity, flawed heroes and the power of collaboration with a filmed production of Katori Hall’s play, "The Mountaintop," from Roustabouts Theatre Co., American History Theater and TYPA.

San Diego's Bluestocking Books, pictured in an ...

San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Book Crawl, 'The Mountaintop,' UC San Diego MFAs, Drive-In Opera And QRT.yrd Jazz

April 22
By Julia Dixon Evans

This weekend in the arts: Independent Bookstore Day, The Roustabouts Theatre, "Measurements of Progress," "The Barber of Seville" drive-in opera and pianist Christian Sands.

Actor Grantham Coleman is Hamlet in The Old Glo...

Bringing The Sounds And Drama Of 'Hamlet' To The Radio

April 22
By Julia Dixon Evans

The Old Globe brings the politics, family sagas, ghosts and that epic sword fight in Shakespeare's "Hamlet" to radio audiences.

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