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Tuesday, Jul 08, 2014 - Canvassed | Art & culture

JSix celebrates bourbon, Bar Pink turns 7 and more to do this week

Our weekly Red List round-up

By CityBeat Staff
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- Photo by Michael Klayman

Digable anniversary

Bar Pink (3829 30th St., North Park) is just around the corner from CityBeat, so it’s not uncommon to find us sneaking a Sneaky Tiki after work or taking shelter inside on a hot day. But time flies when you’re having fruity rum cocktails, and when we weren’t looking, the kitschy and comfy North Park lounge turned 7 years old. To mark the occasion, Bar Pink's throwing a party that promises “drinks, gifts, friends and fun,” with a live performance by reliably rockin’ local group The Schitzophonics (that's them in a photo by Michael Klayman). Folks with good taste in music say this is the band when it comes to awesome live shows. The seventh anniversary bash goes down at 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 13.

Digable to-do


We're big fans of JSix—with Chef Christian Graves in the kitchen and Nate Howell (shown here) behind the bar, you can't go wrong. From 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 10, Howell and Graves are teaming up for what they're calling Grain and Oak Fest. Your $20 ticket gets you tastings of premium brands of scotch, whiskey and rye, including JSix’s signature Woodford Reserve bourbon, plus eats like venison jerky, housemade charcuterie and barbecue. Try all the spirits (via getting your event "passport" stamped) and you'll be entered into a drawing for prizes like Padres tickets and a bottle of that special Woodford Reserve. JSix is located inside Hotel Solamar (616 J St., Downtown). 

Digable design

CecutjpgTijuana is officially on the map in terms of its culinary prowess, but those in the know appreciate our sister city to the south for far more than street tacos and Baja-Med cuisine. The border town’s eclectic architecture is often overlooked, which is part of the reason for the upcoming Architecture & Design Trip: Tijuana, MX happening from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 12. Organized by AIA San Diego with help from Tijuana Architects Association and the local chapter of the Urban Land Institute, the tour, which includes lunch and transportation, will stop at a new autism clinic, the"El Trompo" children’s museum, the city’s cultural center (CECUT, shown here), a culinary school, musical arts center and more. While dinner isn't included, perhaps you'll spot a tasty place to dine (like La Justina) and wait for the border line to dwindle. (And, don’t forget your passport.) $50. 

Digable flick

bloodsandWatching movies outside makes almost any film seem so much better—maybe it's the fresh air and the booze everyone not-so-secretly brings along. The San Diego Museum of Art’s outdoor Sculpture Garden will be the beautiful backdrop for a screening of Blood and Sand, the 1941 films starring Rita Hayworth and Tyrone Power that tells the story of Juan Gallardo’s rise to glory as a matador followed by his inevitable and heartbreaking decline. This season, SDMA’s aptly titled Film in the Garden series is showing movies that complement the Spanish Sojourns: Robert Henri and the Spirit of Spain exhibit, which includes several paintings of matadors. The Sculpture Court restaurant will be open, offering a full bar (no outside alcohol, please) and snacks, but folks can bring their own picnics, too. The film begins at approximately 8 p.m. Monday, July 14. Admission is free, so show up early to guarantee a good view.

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