Three Story House, which opens Saturday, May 12, at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park, quietly acknowledges this with, as MOPA Executive Director Deborah Klochko puts it, a focus on "the domestic setting as a place of renewal and daily growth." The exhibition will also mark a new experiment for MOPA: Visitors will be able to browse and rate a selection of images from the museum's collection which will then be turned into the crowd-sourced exhibition, Soapbox! The Audience Speaks, opening this fall. ("House #1" by Han Nguyen shown here.)
Homesteading—turning one's dwelling into more than just a place to eat, sleep and store stuff—is all the rage. Indeed, returning to a simpler time, when a home provided more than shelter, is an understandable push-back to an increasingly tech-oriented world.
The San Diego Council on Literacy hit on a challenge worthy of Top Chef with its annual Eat. Drink. Read. event, happening Wednesday, May 16, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the McMillan Event Center in Liberty Station. The fundraiser asks chefs from spots like Craft & Commerce, Urban Solace, Whisknladle, Red Door and Gabardine to come up with a small plate inspired by a classic book. Check out the full list of chefs and their selections here. Your $60 ticket gets you all you can eat, a chance to chat with the chefs about their picks, and beer and wine to enjoy with your food. Which book / food pairing most piques our interest? Charlotte's Web (selected by Sycuan Casino's Chef Paul Schwab). Let's just hope it doesn't involve pork.