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Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013

Guiltless partying

Let our Hit List guide your nighttime activities

By Alex Zaragoza
hitlist Dancing Strangers
- Photo by Zophie Felina

Waking up after a night of raging, one often feels a tad unfulfilled. Other than a hangover and a stranger snoring next to you in bed, what was the point of all that? These moments of self-reflection can be complete buzzkills, but they bring up an interesting idea: If your nights out offered some intellectual stimulation, maybe you’d feel a bit better about dancing on a table. Here are some events where you can learn as hard as you party.

Engage your brain at Whistle Stop Bar (2236 Fern St. in South Park) for Makeout Weird on Thursday, Feb. 21. This mind-melter will bring together visual art and music that straddle the line between strange and striking. Check out a live set from Tijuana’s Dancing Strangers, whose new-wave sounds take inspiration from Joy Division and The Jesus and Mary Chain. There’ll also be tunes from O.P.P., a new project from Ale Mania’s Jeremy Rojas and Ash Smith. Between sets, take a gander at a video project by Trish Stone, mixed media by Alex Arped and handcrafted jewelry by Jess Lambard.

For more visually stimulating raging, check out RAW: Natural Born Artists, an ongoing series highlighting creative expression, also happening on Thursday. Block No. 16 (344 Seventh Ave., Downtown) will be the scene of interesting pieces by 24 emerging artists. There’ll also be a dance performance by KO Dance Co., a runway show featuring locally designed clothing and music by Curt Quinn, The Hollerin, Ed Ghost Tucker and Almost Classy. It’s a night of experiencing cool, creative, local endeavors.

Finally, make your way to The Propagandist (835 Fifth Ave., Downtown) on Friday, Feb. 22, as the underground club merges art and independent music for Cobra HeArt. Large pieces of wheat-pasted plywood will be suspended from the ceiling, serving as canvases for live art by Adam Kyron Murillo, Blake Byers, Amy Baca Lopez and others. DJs will spin some funky tunes while you experience original art being formed. Your mind grapes will thank you later.

Write to alexz@sdcitybeat.com. You can also bug her on Twitter.



 
 
 
 
 
 
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