To Tame a Wild Tongue: Art after Chicanismo.

Yolanda López, Portrait of the Artist as the Virgin of Guadalupe, 1978. Oil pastel on rag paper, 30 x 22 inches. Courtesy of the artist. This will be the first […]

Move AMERICAN

2020 has been a turbulent year. It is also an election year. We have had more time and space than ever to deeply feel the injustice, inequity, and systemic oppression of the infrastructure of the United States. We know artists play vital roles in times like these. Artists testify with embodied stories, compose the art […]

In the summer of 1863, at the height of the Civil War, Frederic Douglass and Abraham Lincoln confront each other at the White House in two searing, no-holds-barred sessions that forever change the course of history. Originally commissioned by Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C., NECESSARY SACRIFICES by Richard Hellesen is based on their two documented […]

Air+

In 2020, Art Produce opened up its spaces to a broad slate of resident artists as a home away from home and a place to expand their artistic practices. They had no idea that a pandemic would make having a safe refuge out of the house more necessary than ever. 10 artists have and will […]

San Diego Italian Film feStivale 2020

3,2,1, AZIONE! Join the San Diego Italian Film Festival as they kick off the virtual edition of feStivale 2020 by embracing the theme of this year’s event: Activism. Prepare to travel on a journey to meet some of our shorts’ Directors joining from Italy, enjoy a curated version of some of Morricone’s best scores reinterpreted […]

The World of Frida

Coming to the CA Center for the Arts, Escondido from the Bedford Gallery in California, this exhibition celebrates the culture, style, and persona of visionary painter Frida Kahlo. Frida’s work […]

AmeriQueer Series

The AmeriQueer Series is a collection of plays presented as audiocasts exploring the LGBTQ experience within the American identity as a framework for the 2020 election season. These works are insightful, […]

PoeFest

Write Out Loud, an organization committed to inspiring, challenging and entertaining by reading literature aloud for a live audience, announces the third Annual San Diego (VIrtual) PoeFest. Produced by Write Out Loud in partnership with Save Our Heritage Organisation, PoeFest has quickly become a San Diego favorite Halloween adventure. Everybody loves the wonderfully chilling stories […]

San Diego Asian Film Festival

The 21st Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival returns with the boldest Asian films of 2020. According to Artistic Director Brian Hu, “these are the ones that analyzed the treacherous marketplace and dove in regardless.” That’s because they might also be the most urgent films of 2020. These are living stories whose subjects have been […]

La bohème

San Diego Opera is excited to announce drive-in performances of La bohème. These are the first performances of live opera in the community since the Company closed Hansel and Gretel in February and will mark one of the first professionally produced staged, live, opera performances in the nation since the emergence of COVID-19 led to […]

The Displaced

Marísa and Lev have just moved into their new Pilsen apartment in hopes of rekindling a spark that’s long been extinguished. While looking for the circuit breaker in the attic, a mysterious coconut appears, leftover from the previous tenants with a dark history inside it. The Displaced explores the wake of pain and yearning left […]

Art After Dark

Rice from the Skins Series, by Melissa Meier Art After Dark has been reimagined this year as a virtual experience. Gather with those on your quarantine list and celebrate Halloween with a visual spectacle of wearable art that is equal parts art, fashion, and fun! Enjoy an eclectic fashion show live-streamed from the museum, complete with commentary […]