I was on KPBS’s These Days show Thursday to talk arts and culture with Enrique Limon, who writes for San Diego CityBeat and runs the blog El Zonkey Show. You can listen here to our conversation with host Maureen Cavanaugh.
And here are links to some of the events we mentioned:
• San Diego Museum Month: Half-price admission for you and three buddies to a ton of local museums.
• You can use that pass to see exhibits of British painters Thomas Gainsborough and Howard Hodgkin at the San Diego Museum of Art. We’ve followed the usually hidden process of putting up this show since the walls of the museum were bare — check out our series “A Hanging at the Museum.”
• La Jolla Symphony and Chorus’s concert of contrasts: Debussy, and U.S. or world premieres of pieces by Iannis Xenakis and Phil Kline. The Union-Tribune did an interview with conductor Steve Schick about the importance of Xenakis. And here’s a video of the piece I mentioned on the radio, Kline’s long-running “Unsilent Night.”
• Aerosol artwork by Miguel Godoy will be on display at Thumbprint Gallery in North Park Friday night.
• Sculptor Alison Saar is the new resident artist at Lux Art Institute in Encinitas. (You can also use your Museum Month pass there.) We spent a bit of time up there earlier this week as Saar settled in (and stocked her fruit bowl) for her month in town. The photograph I mentioned on the air is at the top of this post.
• Little Saigon Foundation’s Tet Lunar New Year Celebration happens Saturday in the Hoover High School parking lot from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
• San Diego History Center wants your help identifying the people and places in the Baynard collection — commercial photographs taken in Logan Heights from the 1940s to the 1970s. The center is having open houses every Tuesday this month to get help with the identification effort.