Alright, big weekend for San Diego Arts has arrived… and already started for many. I wanted to get my EVENTS list in order, and I thought I would share. There are lots of things happening away from the fair, but I am excited about the actual art fair-proper as well. I will be inside the fair daily mini-reporting on my favorites.

Thursday, 9/1
11am, includes Artist Talk at noon & 6pm Evening reception, LOOKING BACK, MOVING FORWARD: FACULTY ART EXHIBITSWC Art Gallery @ Southwestern college

4-5pm, Perspectives: Mike Calway-Fagen, a discussion of Mike Calway-Fagen, MCASD La Jolla

5-9pm, Summer Salon Series at SDMA: Virtual Cities and Utopian Visions: Light Sculptures, Video Projections, Poetry Reading & Music Performance at San Diego Museum of Art, Balboa Park In response to this year’s Summer Salon Series theme–What does a city need? Featuring: Ela Boyd, Joshua Tonies, Wendell Kling, Kate Farris, Ilya Kaminsky + last Agitprop reading of the summer

8-10pm, San Diego Art Fair Activities:@ the Hilton: Exploding Tattoo: Anna Stump and Ted Meyer @ the Pool Deck at the Hilton (unsure if you need special admission to see as is part of the Art Fair)

Friday, 9/2
6-10pm, Death Ships Don’t Surf- Works by Gretchen Mercedes @ Double Break 1821 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

7pm, @ Agitprop, Art(ist) in Context II:or How I Learned to Scrub the City of Undesirable Elements and InScribe Economic Viability onto the Urban Landscape

6-10pm, SAMO IS DEAD Live Poetry with musical accompaniment at by Bill Caballero and Dante Loaiza Voz Alta

7-10pm, FreeWaves:Broadcast- A Collective Remix, An interactive LIVE mix of images and sound – a community crowd sourced art experience.@ Art Produce, 3139 University Ave. San Diego, CA 92104

Saturday, 9/3
2-8pm, “The Spot” Grand Opening/ Group Art Show: NEW HUGE SPACE IN BARRIO LOGAN: live music, over 70 Artists, visuals, custom cars, 1835 Main St. San Diego, also see other events in Barrio Logan all weekend: and Urbanist Guide to Barrio Block Party HERE

5-10pm, Open Studios, Performance, Music Space 4 Art Cubed. @ Space 4 Art, 325 15th Street, San Diego CA 92101

6-10PM: Zepf Alt Grand Opening. Zepf Alt. Downtown

6-10pm, Periscope Project, opening (gallery is also open: 12-4pm, Sept 1-4), Adaptable Sites

6-10, The Mechanics of Art & Voz Alta Group Show and Block Party, live music by Agua Dulce, Voz Alta

Sunday, 9/4

noon – 3:00 pm: PICNIC Performance Art & Community Engagement on San Diego’s Largest Picnic Blanket Alexander Jarman with Savannah Jarman and Zoe Crenshaw Hilton Lawn and
Embarcadero Park South

Monday, 9/5
A day of rest.