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2019 BREAKTHROUGH: The Future

An Avant-Garde Costume-Filled Evening of World-Class Spoken Word, Live Music & Dance Performances, Visual Arts, Great Wine, Craft Cocktails and Delicious Food.

San Diego, CA

SAT. November 2nd, 2019

IDEA1 (Please use F. Street Entrance)
899 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101

This quarterly Spoken Word Series was themed around catalytic moments in the history of art, fashion, science, music, pop culture and more. Each event included delicious food, live music, spoken word, dance, and visual arts – all themed around a specific era. So far we have taken guests to The Roaring Twenties, The Seventies, and The Nineties. The culminating event of our series, ‘BREAKTHROUGH: The Future‘ presented a hopeful visioning of the future of art, science, music, fashion and pop culture that would make the world a better place. Co-produced in partnership with CA Poet Laureate Nominee Gill Sotu. Guests were encouraged to dress in high fashion of the future (Avant-Garde).

2/16: The Roaring Twenties
4/20: The Seventies
9/21: The Nineties

Event experiences included:

Cutting edge science presented in partnership with the FLEET Science Center. Featuring interactive holograms of the human heart by “The Living Heart Project”: A Translational Research Initiative to Revolutionize Cardiovascular Science Through Realistic Simulation; and UCSD-based research on the human brain. Including the opportunity to see real “brain organoids”, which recently received national news coverage for having recorded simple brain waves, leaving some experts wondering whether they may be becoming “too much like the real thing.”

Over 20 hybrid humans and creatures of the future presented by: CityFX – San Diego City College’s Theatrical Makeup & Special Effects class.

An Avant-Garde mini-runway show by Los Angeles-based fashion designer Carolina Hernandez of Veteran Couture.

Gourmet bites by some of Baja CA’s most dynamic chefs. Curated by Chef Daniella de la Puente.

Delicious craft cocktails inspired by the future.

“Prismatic Tomorrows” by Psychic Artist Crystal Daigle. Guests will have an opportunity to have their positivity-filled futures illustrates in real time through projected digital art. Immerse yourself in a projected collection of digitally-painted futures. 

Complimentary photos by renowned portrait photographer Josue Castro of The Kitchen Project.


WHERE TO PARK: On most days there is plenty of street parking in this area. Many meters are free after 6pm in Downtown. Pay careful attention to street signs. We are not liable for any parking violations.

WHERE TO PARK DURING A PADRES GAME: Generally there is plenty of street parking around IDEA1 before 6:30pm on game nights. The Park it on Market parking structure (614 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101) is a 9 minute walk from IDEA1.

UBER or LYFT: Don’t want to UBER/LYFT the entire distance? Park near Balboa Park and UBER/LYFT to IDEA1 (899 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101).

TROLLEY: Take ORANGE or BLUE LINE to “City College Station” Trolley Stop. Walk two blocks South and make a left on F Street to Main entrance (4 minute walk) To view all of the transit stations with parking visit ($2.50 each way).

Vanguard Culture

Vanguard Culture is an online media entity designed for culturally savvy, socially conscious individuals. We provide original interviews and reviews of the people, places, and events that make up San Diego’s thriving arts and culture community, as well as curated snapshots of the week’s best, most inspiring and unique cultural and culinary events. We believe in making a difference in the world, supporting San Diego’s vibrant visual and performing arts community and bringing awareness to important social and community causes.