Downtown at Sundown

Thursday, Feb 18, 2016 - 5:00 PM-Friday, Feb 19, 2016 - 7:45 PM

Visual arts and performing arts converge at MCASD’s new after-hours offering: Downtown at Sundown. On the third Thursday of every month from 5 to 8 PM, local partners Stone Brewing Company, The Flight Path Wine Bar & Bistro, and SDSU Downtown Gallery join MCASD to welcome you to the downtown neighborhood of Core-Columbia.

Enjoy free admission and guided tours of exhibitions at MCASD Downtown and SDSU Downtown Gallery, located just one block south of the Museum. Take advantage of $5 drink and appetizer specials at The Flight Path Wine Bar & Bistro and Stone Brewing Company, next door to the Museum on Kettner. At MCASD Downtown, guests will enjoy music by emerging DJs, and performing art events ranging from dance excerpts to music ensembles or spoken word. Join conversation-based tours led by our Gallery Educators at 5:30PM and 6:45 PM; stop by our Extended School Partnership (ESP) student art showcases upstairs on select dates; or drop in on Xcerpts—a book club held in our new readingROOM across the street at 1001 Kettner. Starting in December, peruse the shelves of the pop-up book truck parked on the North Plaza at 1001 Kettner and curl up with your selection on outdoor furniture supplied by the Downtown San Diego Partnership for an al fresco read.

Guests to this Downtown at Sundown will enjoy performances by music ensemble Art of Elan, and can visit the SDSU Downtown Gallery to take part in :AKA wear it, an interactive exhibition of art-jewelry from the nationally renowned San Diego State University Jewelry and Metalwork Program. :AKA wear it photographs participants wearing one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces, considering the wearer integral to the work and capturing how both wearer and artwork are transformed by one another. See photos of the exhibition so far on Instagram @akawearit.