• Docent tour- Latin America Modern Masters
    Docent tour of the Latin America Modern Masters exhibit. About the exhibit: The San Diego Museum of Art celebrates the multifaceted history of Latin American modernism with an exhibition drawn from one of the world’s foremost private collections. Modern Masters from Latin America: The Pérez Simón Collection charts a trajectory from the late 1800s to the first decade of this century, showcasing the work of seminal figures from countries including Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, Brazil, and Uruguay. Arranged in three sections—Landscape and Identity, The Avant-Garde Explosion, and Breaking Boundaries: Post 1960s Diversity & Dystopia—the show explores the modern colonial history of Latin America; the importance of landscape painting in the formation of distinctive national identities; the influence of symbolism, the Latin American role in the formation of an international style; the variety of Latin American avant-gardes including Surrealism and hard-edged Abstraction; modern depictions of indigenous peoples and customs; progress and modernity in the age of the metropolis; and transgressive challenges to prevailing artistic idioms. Among the artists featured in this exhibition are Fernando Botero, Alfredo Castañeda, Pedro Figari, Gunther Gerzso, Félix González-Torres, Frida Kahlo (Kahlo’s paintings have to leave the exhibition early–the last day to see them is Monday, January 15), Wifredo Lam, Roberto Matta, Alfredo Ramos Martínez, Diego Rivera, Kazuya Sakai, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Jesús Rafael Soto, Lino Eneas Spilimbergo, Rufino Tamayo, and Joaquín Torres-García. This first-ever display of this group of works allows Museum visitors a rare opportunity to see one of the finest collections of modern art from Latin America. FINE PRINT: NO REFUNDS as the cost of the group tour is paid in advance to the venue prior to the event. Please allow adequate time to find parking in Balboa Park and to arrive on time for the event's start time. Costs contribute to group expenses including the annual fee Meetup.com group fees and venue handling fees.

    San Diego Museum of Art

    1450 El Prado Balboa Park · San Diego, CA

    $10.00
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  • Theater- Bliss (Or, Emily Post is Dead) with post-show actor Q &A
    Discount tickets to matinee performance of Bliss (Or, Emily Post is Dead). Stay for a Q & A session with the actors afterward! About the Play Housewives are dutiful. Husbands are brawny. It’s 1960 and Emily Post’s guide to etiquette is keeping America “great.” But in a delicious turn of events, a stranger materializes who might end life as the citizens of North Orange know it. This audacious Joint World Premiere reimagines the tragic heroines of Greek Mythology as pill-popping housewives in a cautionary tale with deadly consequences. Tickets Purchase tickets directly from the theater with discount code: sdcultural $20 (regularly $33) Discount tickets to matinee performance of Bliss (Or, Emily Post is Dead). Stay for a Q & A session with the actors afterward! http://www.moxietheatre.com/shows/bliss-or-emily-post-is-dead/ * * * Please purchase tickets as soon as possible so that the theater can plan accordingly. This discount code is not guaranteed as all tickets to the performance are sold first come, first served. * * * Thanks to Moxie Theater for offering San Diego Cultural Connection a group discount. About Moxie Theater MOXIE Theatre is a professional non-profit theatre founded by the critically acclaimed group of performers and directors; Jo Anne Glover, Liv Kellgren, Delicia Turner Sonnenberg and Jennifer Eve Thorn in 2005. MOXIE’s mission is to create more diverse and honest images of women for our culture using the intimate art of theatre. By producing works by female playwrights and giving special attention to plays that defy female stereotypes, MOXIE expands the idea of what is feminine. Our dedication to finding work that is under-produced means we’re discovering the classics of the future. MOXIE fans know that each distinct MOXIE production will always share one similar quality – moxie. Moxie is defined as “force of character, determination, or nerve.” It may be the hero of a play who embodies the term moxie, or a challenging subject matter. Perhaps a playwright has invented an original world for audiences to explore, or actors are asked to stretch to new heights and break new ground in story-telling. In whatever way it is revealed, moxie is the unifying quality that defines all of our productions.

    Moxie Theater

    6663 El Cajon Boulevard · San Diego 92115, CA

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  • THIS SUNDAY - Monet's Waterlillies | Viewing and docent talk
    Docent talk featuring one of Claude Monet's waterlilly painting. Things to Know • There is only a single Monet painting on view. There will be other Impressionist paintings on display and included in the discussion. • We'll meet in the lobby, just past the information booth. • Please allow adequate time to find parking Balboa Park. Exhibit Description Visitors to The San Diego Museum of Art will have the special opportunity to experience the beauty and power of French Impressionism with a special viewing of Claude Monet’s 1904 painting Le Bassin de Nympheas. During the last two decades of his life, Monet created approximately 250 studies of the lily pond in his garden at Giverny, at different times of the day and in various weather conditions. Often working outside, Monet applied broad brushstrokes to create surface texture and a remarkable sense of immediacy and light. This commitment to the motif demonstrated Monet’s never-ending desire to portray the constantly changing qualities of light and color in nature. The canvas will be on display in the Gluck Gallery on the second floor of the Museum, where it can be viewed alongside three Post-Impressionist works of art from The San Diego Museum of Art’s permanent collection. “I want the unobtainable. Other artists paint a bridge, a house, a boat, and that’s the end. They are finished. I want to paint the air which surrounds the bridge, the house, the boat, the beauty of the air in which these objects are located, and that is nothing short of impossible.” – Claude Monet Related Information Movie, Exhibition on Screen: I, Claude Monet and of course, the Monet Wikipedia page (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claude_Monet). FINE PRINT No refunds. Cost covers SDMA admission fees for docent tours, SDMA handling fees, Meet Up fees for annual group and handling fees, and organizer administration time. Event is for group members. Tour size is limited by SDMA visitor limitation in gallery.

    San Diego Museum of Art

    1450 El Prado Balboa Park · San Diego, CA

    $14.00
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  • Abstract Art Docent Tour - Richard Deacon
    Richard Deacon: What You See Is What You Get includes roughly 40 works from more than three decades of Deacon's oeuvre. Along with loans from private collections as well as from institutions including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., this exhibition will debut a new work by Deacon. This even is a docent-lead exhibit tour with one of the museum's great docents. Please arrive a few minutes early in order to handle payment with event host. Cost Discounted group rates are available as follows: • Adult (non-member) $13 • Military/Senior (65+) $8 • College Student $5 • Museum Member $2 Cost includes venue handling fee and fee to defray Meet Up group admin costs. Exact change paid upon meeting in lobby is appreciated.

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    San Diego Museum of Art

    1450 El Prado Balboa Park · San Diego, CA

    $13.00
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  • Discount Tickets - Musical - The Old Man and the Old Moon musical
    The great folks at the Old Globe Theater have provided discounts tickets to west coast premiere of The Old Man and the Old Moon. “This is a story of time and tides and quests, the sort of fable on which mythologies and religions are founded,” says Ben Brantley of The New York Times. The Old Man tends to The Old Moon, refilling the light that spills out every night. When his wife unexpectedly leaves home, The Old Man abandons his post and plunges the world into darkness. His eventful journey across land, air, and sea to find her reminds them—and us—of the unwavering power of love. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45cF-Sn1GAk&feature=youtu.be&utm_source=eBlast&utm_campaign=170511-SeeVideoOfTheOldManAndTheOldMoon&cmp=1&utm_medium=Groups Running time: 1 hour, 40 minutes. There is no intermission. COST Purchase tickets directly from the venue using this link: https://www.theoldglobe.org/reserve/index.aspx?performanceNumber=13081 Promo code: MEETUP SDCC member discount prices: Gold: $99.00 Premium: $79.50 Area A: $65.00 Area B+: $37.00 Area B: $35.00 Pre-Show Meet Up at Panana 66 at 6:30 - Optional

    Old Globe

    1363 Old Globe Way · San Diego, CA

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  • Culture + Cuisine :: Afghani restaurant
    Culture + Cuisine Meet Up group (https://www.meetup.com/members/222500884/)is offering this Meet Up a discount to their event Culture + Cuisine: The Communal Table. Enjoy a specially curated, 4-course family style meal at the first Afghani restaurant in Southern California. Discover the rich history of Afghani dishes as cultural experts guide you through each course at this critically acclaimed restaurant. Toast and dine with creative, open-minded and interesting people from all walks of life. Life is too short to eat alone, so take your seat at the communal table. The dinner is gluten free and vegetarian friendly Who: Culture + Cuisine What: The Communal Table 4 course culinary journey Where: Khyber Pass, 523 University Ave, San Diego, CA When: Saturday, March 18th from 2:00pm - 5:00pm Tickets: $54pp regular price includes 4 course meal. Discount for San Diego Cultural Connection members: $5 off each order discount code: community RSVP: https://thecommunaltable.eventbrite.com ­ This event will not have a host from the SDCC Meet Up group. If you are interested in attending RSVP to the link above. No need to RSVP to this invitation but the comments and discussion board are available to connect with others interested in attending and meeting.

    Khyber Pass

    523 University Ave · San Diego, CA

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  • Art Panel Discussion | San Diego Art Institute
    San Diego Art Institute is offering this MeetUp group's members 2-for-1 admission to the panel discussion on Social Practice. What is Social Practice? A term of increasing popularity, Social Practice has become a new level of engagement for artists looking to bridge the art world and the public sphere. The notion of artists creating work outside the studio, away from institutions, and in collaboration with “community,” social practice provides opportunity to create experiences that engage the viewer as participant. Often bringing to light issues of socio-economics, culture, politics, and ecology, social practice aims to draw a connection between the artist and communities directly impacted by the modes in which these issues present themselves. Learn more about the San Diego Art Institute and participating artists Sue Bell Yank, Noni Brynjolson, Michelada Think Tank, Betty Marin, and Michelle Montjo: http://www.sandiego-art.org/upcoming/social-practice Fee $5 paid to venue Mention this MeetUp group when you purchase tickets to receive a 2-for-1 specia. Logistics Space is limited to venue capacity. Afterward If you're interested in follow the discussion with conversation we're meeting at Panama 66 (near the art museum). El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

    San Diego Art Institute

    1439 El Prado · San Diego

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  • Theater | The Blue Door with Guest Speaker Talk Afterward
    Group discount tickets available for The Blue Door. The Blue Door Lewis is a tenured professor of mathematics at a well-regarded university. Underneath his veneer of success, however, lies a soul troubled by questions of personal and cultural identity as an African-American man. When his wife leaves him because he won’t attend the Million Man March (also there’s the issue with the laundry), Lewis will inadvertently conjure his ancestors who lead him through an unbelievable journey through the past and present. Filled with humor and woven through with original songs, BLUE DOOR is a vivid, exuberantly theatrical play about the African-American male experience. Guest Speaker Discussion After the performance there will be a talk with Dr. Adisa A. Alkebulan, Associate Professor in Africana Studies at San Diego State University, for a discussion about the themes explored in BLUE DOOR. Cost Purchase tickets directly from the theater. $18 total • $15 discount ticket prices (regularly $30) • $3 processing fee Discount code: sdcultural There is no limit for the discount tickets. Limited to the number of seats available in the theater. Post-Event Meet Up There are no venues in walking distance for a convenient post-performance opportunity to meet another and discuss the show. If you have a venue suggestion please send a direct message to the event host. About Moxie Theater MOXIE Theatre (http://www.moxietheatre.com/)is a professional non-profit theater founded by the critically acclaimed group of performers and directors. MOXIE’s mission is to create more diverse and honest images of women for our culture using the art of theatre. Through the production of primarily female playwrights and the special attention given to plays that defy female stereotypes, MOXIE expands the idea of what is feminine. Our dedication to finding work that is underproduced means we’re discovering the classics of the future.

    Moxie Theater

    6663 El Cajon Boulevard · San Diego 92115, CA

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  • Announcement: The Artist's Way Workshop *New Start Date*
    To RSVP and register for this 12-week group, please click here: The Artist's Way Workshop (http://www.anxietytraumatherapy.com/the-artists-way/) “No matter what your age or your life path, whether making art is your career or your hobby or your dream, it is not too late or too egotistical or too selfish or too silly to work on your creativity.” —Julia Cameron Julia Cameron's book "The Artist's Way" has been beloved since it was first published 25 years ago. Cameron's goal was to help readers overcome artistic blocks and get in touch with their authentic selves. She believes everyone is creative. Over the years, many people have found being in an Artist's Way group to be a rewarding and effective way to experience the book. Our upcoming Artist's Way Workshop 12-week therapy group (http://www.anxietytraumatherapy.com/the-artists-way/) can help you: *Understand what perfectionism is how to manage it *Identify and heal artistic wounds from the past *Discover your hidden strengths and talents We will meet Sunday mornings for two hours at the Therapeutic Center for Anxiety and Trauma. Together we will dive into the book and help keep one another accountable. This is an engaging, safe, and supportive group in which to rediscover your creativity. To RSVP and register for this 12-week group, please click here: The Artist's Way Workshop (http://www.anxietytraumatherapy.com/the-artists-way/) If you've always been curious about The Artist's Way or are hearing about it for the first time, please feel free to join us. If you're already familiar with the book and want to deepen your creativity, you are also more than welcome to register. When: Sundays, 10 am-12 pm, beginning February 12th, and running through May 7th, 2017 (no meeting on Easter) Investment: $425 for entire 12-week workshop Returning participant: $350 (space permitting) Preregistration is required (http://www.anxietytraumatherapy.com/the-artists-way/); space is limited to 9 participants PLEASE NOTE: Full refunds are available until 48 hours prior to first session. No refunds are offered after that time. Click here (http://www.anxietytraumatherapy.com/the-artists-way/) to register. Facilitator: Rachel Moore, MA, MFTI (http://www.rachelmoorecounseling.com), has led groups based on "The Artist's Way" for more than 10 years. She has helped scores of people get in touch with their creativity and live deeper, more meaningful lives. Before becoming a pre-licensed therapist, Rachel wrote headlines and designed pages as a newspaper journalist. She also is a singer who is grateful to have had the opportunity to perform on several of San Diego's biggest stages. To RSVP and register for this 12-week group, please click here: The Artist's Way Workshop (http://www.anxietytraumatherapy.com/the-artists-way/)

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    Therapeutic Center for Anxiety and Trauma

    2121 5th Ave. Suite 214 · San Diego, CA

    $425.00
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  • Coffee & Creativity
    You know you’re a creative person. Maybe you haven’t picked up your sketchbook in a while. Or perhaps your knitting needles are buried at the bottom of your neglected craft drawer. Yet something deep inside compels you to be creative again. It doesn’t matter how big or small the project is; what's important is the joy it brings you. Finding a community of people who make art together can help you rediscover your passion for art. Coffee & Creativity (http://www.anxietytraumatherapy.com/coffee-creativity-workshop/) provides a safe, supportive environment to explore your artistic side. This drop-in group will meet twice a month. Preregistration is not required. Just arrive with your favorite art or craft activity. Or enjoy the coloring pages and collage materials provided. There are no expectations other than having an open mind and a willingness to explore your creativity. The group is open to everyone. (Note: This is not a therapy group.) When: 10am-12pm every 2nd & 4th Monday Where: Therapeutic Center for Anxiety and Trauma (http://www.anxietytraumatherapy.com/)[masked]th Avenue, Suite 214 San Diego 92101 Investment: $20 per session: securely register by clicking here (http://www.anxietytraumatherapy.com/coffee-creativity-workshop/) Coffee, tea, and water will be provided. Preregistration is encouraged, though not required. More information: Contact group facilitator Rachel Moore at[masked] x706 or [masked] (https://mail.google.com/mail/?view=cm&fs=1&tf=1&to=rachel@anxietytraumatherapy.com) Please feel free to join us and give yourself a sweet creative treat!

    Therapeutic Center for Anxiety and Trauma

    2121 5th Ave. Suite 214 · San Diego, CA

    $20.00
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