‘The Future Has No Border.’ Near our frontier’s shores to the Texas terrain corralled with Chihuahua, this binational, bilingual, multi-cultural paradigm is like no other in the world. Four photographers: 2 Americans, 1 Dutch, and a Mexican, along with young, regional artists from The AjA Project, take ‘travelers’ in, out, and through the intimate eyes of life along the stretch of 2,000 miles of U.S./Mexico’s shared cultures. It’s a short trip, per se, so pack light, very light because the traversing is heavy.
Now – October 29th
If you look close enough beyond the San Diego’s streets, you’ll be able to find the city has its share of great artists. Only few, though, can be considered within the vein of ‘art brut.’ These painters, sculptors, and mixed media crafters work beyond the realms of fine art bringing a great sense of the naïve to their works. It will truly be an ‘outsider’ exhibit from versed creators of modern art highlighting the region’s rawest talent.
September 2nd – October 8th
In close steps nearing its 30th year, the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation is again thundering up the camaraderie. For three straight days, with contests and games spanning from sunrise to sunset, this ceremonious festivity is come one, come all. Elders, teens, women and little ones will vie for cash prizes displaying their ancestral might with songs, dances, drumming, and precise skill to be top of their class. All the elements are aligned and nature’s call for this Pow-Wow only comes once a year.
September 8th – 10th
Literally, on the heels of Brazil’s Independence Day, comes the yearly celebration where everything is yellow, green and blue. Now in its 10th edition, Brazilian Day brings out the best from the shores of Rio, Ipanema, Sao Paulo, and others to San Diego’s coast for the liveliest weekend in the city. Sultry Samba dancers will gleam the carnival parade, capoeira martial artists spin mesmerizing techniques, and food and beverages will be in abundance. There’s beauty at every turn and it comes in the most perfect tans covering every shade for every taste.
In paying tribute the country’s forgone veterans, honor is also given to present military personnel, and a most-fitting event is about to take off. The annual Miramar Air Show, the largest of it’s kind in the world, is gearing up to be one for the chronicles. It’s everything aero from screaming jets, star-studded performances, skydiving aerialists, and an arsenal of hands-on opps. A Salute to Vietnam Veterans is the theme for 2017, a reminder forever to pay homage for their sacrifices - they will always fly high.
September 22nd – 24th
Pomologists, unite! Whether you’re an avid apple connoisseur, a dedicated Johnny Appleseed, or a fan of pies, Julian Apple Days has everyone’s name on it. The weekend will be packed with a myriad of activities, flavors, and sights with everything-apple as far as the eye can see. It’s harvest season and all is ripe for this splendid country fest dating back to 1909, giddy up!
September 23rd – 24th
Laughter can de dangerous and in the right doses it can even turn deadly. Confronting her rich hubby’s three lovers, the well-off and elegant wife plots with them the perfect crime for his inheritance. Directed by Mexican actress Ofelia Medina starring a cast of comedic femme fatales, the stage will be set to make the audience an accomplice. Careful though, the last laugh can be yours and these Hijas de su Madre have killer humor.
It’s the concert with the who’s who of the city’s music community and for its 2017 showcase, a trip back to the 60s local scene returning to the present. Sounds Like San Diego brings out the town’s best musicians including legends spanning beyond SoCal to play tunes from JJ Cale, Switchfoot, Iron Butterfly and many others. So, plug in with the hip and happening crowd, it’s where it’s at, man!
The nation’s most southwesterly city is also California’s funkiest coastal community. Carrying the theme Pirates in Paradise, IB celebrates its 61st anniversary with their Sun & Sea Festival. The family-oriented event features from world-class to kid’s levels sandcastle competitions, a parade, food, and yes, it will be packed with other offerings perfectly sculpted for a sandy affair.
July 14th & 15th
At the strike of noon on Saturday 16th, five distinct rings will echo across Mission Valley casting away evil and calling the good-spirited to… a garden party with a bishop!? The Festival of Bells commemorates the Mission San Diego’s founding with a weekend for the whole family, including furry, feathered, and cold-blooded members. Bless your animals and nourish your soul with great cuisine, live entertainment, children activities, and dancing are striking all day. The Mission awaits a heavenly tone; the bishop anoints all even the mariachi tunes!