Intimate portraits

FilmOut San Diego had their 17th Annual LGBT Film Festival this past weekend. Opening night was full of excitement for the documentary Tab Hunter Confidential. The film has received accolades at several film festivals worldwide so the anticipation was not surprising. The story follows Hunter’s career and how he navigated through the politics of Hollywood […]

Converting San Diego’s neglected areas can be transformative

This past weekend, Radio Pulso del Barrio, Bread & Salt and Roots Factory hosted an event in Logan Heights that included music, food, vendors and art. Attendees were also invited to create a print using a simple press method. You carve out your design either on a wood or rubber block, cover with paint, flip […]

What makes us different?

There’s a new permanent exhibit at the San Diego Museum of Man (SDMM) that poses the question, “Race: Are We So Different?” For some, it will be their second time seeing it. “The American Anthropological Association curated the exhibit, it was here at the Museum of Man about four years ago and we had such […]

Timken Museum celebrates with eighth annual ‘Art of Fashion’ show

Timken Museum also known as San Diego’s “jewel box” of fine art, held it’s eighth annual Art of Fashion 2015 fundraiser Monday, April 20 from 7-10 p.m. The event featured work from student designers and one was chosen that evening to receive a $5,000 scholarship. Dame Zandra Rhodes, international fashion icon and designer and honorary […]

Discover San Diego: Prehistoric era to present day

It’s about that time of year when our friends and family come to visit and we end up doing the tourist stuff we don’t normally do on our own. Many cultural events have been planned around Balboa Park’s 2015 centennial celebration this year including the much-anticipated Coast to Cactus: In Southern California at the San […]

Discover the Chinese American Museum in L.A.

While in Los Angeles looking for a public bathroom I came across a sign for free admission to the Chinese American Museum. How could I not go in and explore? It’s located in the Garnier Building, the last surviving structure from the city’s original Chinatown. It opened in 2003 and features exhibits, special collections, lectures, […]

International Women’s Day: The endless struggle

Powerful voices took over downtown Los Angeles March 8 for International Women’s Day. According to the United Nations the first National Woman’s Day was observed in the United States Feb. 28, 1909 in honor of the 1908 garment workers’ strike in New York, where women protested against working conditions. Today, events are planned around the […]

Discover your inspiration

It’s never too early to mark your calendars for the annual Mission Federal ArtWalk in Little Italy, which will be celebrating its 31st year April 25-26. The featured artists were revealed this month at the 2nd annual presentation of the Artie Awards at The Westgate Hotel in downtown San Diego. No artist is alike providing […]

Culture & Cocktails: Havana Nights and Urban Mo’s expansion

The San Diego Museum of Art had a Cuban themed night for their Culture & Cocktails series. The inspiration came from a recent trip to Cuba by the Board of Trustees in which they acquired four works from a local contemporary artist. The work is currently on display at the museum’s Welcome Gallery until March […]

Worth watching: movies and whales

San Diego Latino Film Festival Poster Winner The San Diego Latino Film Festival (SDLFF) had a poster unveiling and benefit event, Somo Estrellas at Karina’s Mexican Seafood’s new location downtown. They had over 70 entries from around the world including Canada, Mexico, India and Argentina. The winner, Zoran Cardula is a graphic designer and an […]

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