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Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 - Canvassed | Art & culture

Art and wine in La Jolla, Little Italy's festa and more digable goings on this week

Our weekly Red List roundup

By CityBeat Staff
lajollaartandwine La Jolla Art & Wine Festival

Digable to-do

Regional art, wines and brews are going down en masse this weekend at the La Jolla Art and Wine Festival, happening from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13-14. The kicker is that the event is free—but stay classy and make a donation at one of the festival’s entrances. If you have little ones, take the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library up on its offer, and drop the kids off for some activities. Then, check out the works of 150 regional artists on display in La Jolla Village along Girard Avenue, between Prospect and Kline streets, and sample the best of San Diego’s breweries and wines from the Valle de Guadalupe to France in the wine and beer garden. Live entertainment, gourmet eats and a silent auction are also taking place, with proceeds going to underfunded programs in schools, like arts, physical education and music studies.

 

Digable stories

As we move into the final stretch of the election, it’s important to reflect on the dramedy that is democracy. After all, to paraphrase Winston Churchill, it’s the worst form of government, except for every other form out there. So Say We All (a great name for the occasion) has teamed up with the San Diego Public Libraries for a very special, civic storytelling performance, called Your Democracy, featuring some of the group’s top writers, including Stacy Dyson, Lizz Huerta and Dallas McLaughlin. Two CityBeat staffers Dave Maass and Peter Holslin, are also in the line-up, with pieces about political corruption and the Occupy movement, respectively. The free event runs from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct 12, at the City Heights Library Performance Arts Center (3795 Fairmount Ave.).

 

Digable art

In her story last year about iconic San Diego artist Bob Matheny, Kinsee Morlan quoted artist and Matheny-admirer Brian Goeltzenleuchter: "Bob’s a provocateur," Goeltzenleuchter said, "and, to me, some of his best works are things nobody would know what to do with." From 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the monthly Ray at Night art walk in North Park, meditate on this while you check out new portraits by Matheny in a show he's calling Why Not Sneeze Rrose Salvey?. Matheny borrowed the title of the show from one of Marcel Duchamps' "readymade" sculptures, which featured a bird cage filled with sugar cubes carved out of marble. What's it all mean? Head to OBR Architecture at 3817 Ray St. to find out. Also on your must-see list for Ray at Night should be Basswaves, new works by abstract photographer Brittni Cute at Red Crow Studios at 3812-A Ray St. Cute, who takes inspiration from music to create otherworldly photos, based her latest series on bass-line wave forms. 

 

Digable festa

One of the biggest things that defines Italian culture is a love of food and fun. That’s something we can 100-percent get behind. Take in a whole lot of both at the 18th Annual Little Italy Festa, happening from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, in Little Italy. The festival celebrates the best of Italian culture and features food served al fresco throughout the neighborhood, three stages of live music, an Italian motorsport show, a beer and wine garden, art, bocce ball and stick ball, kid’s activities and more. Hopefully this event will scrub away all the GTL’s and drunken buffoonery laid out by the kids on Jersey Shore, otherwise known as the worst thing to happen to Italians since Mussolini. 

  

 
 
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