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Nat at Night

Explore the Museum after hours--we're open late every Friday night. Enjoy access to all exhibitions pop-ip programming, and our rooftop patio for food and drinks. Admission is half-price after 5 PM; free for members and Balboa Park Explorers. 

San Diego Natural History Museum
1788 El Prado Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101

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Jun 2 - ongoing
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Recurs every Friday

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Half-price admission

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1788 El Prado Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101

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Duke Windsor: “Reflections”

Apr 1 - Apr 28, 2024

Sparks Gallery is pleased to show new work by artist Duke Windsor in his collection “Reflections”. Join us for the reception on Sunday, April 14, 2024 from 5-8pm. RSVP at https://sparksgallery.com/rsvp?eid=44364. 

Duke Windsor’s success as a contemporary artist lies in his ability to infuse ordinary subject matter with his own ingenuity. To commemorate 30 years as a professional working artist in San Diego, this series, titled “Reflections”, focuses on the city’s streets. Each painting is gilded with lustrous gold leaf, a technique inspired by that used for old Russian icons. By delivering a kind of sacred designation to these secular, worldly scenes in his art, Windsor implores the viewer to rethink what is deemed as valuable and treasured in our everyday environment.

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Wine & Lecture: History of North Island

May 16, 2024

The Coronado Historical Association invites you to the next lecture of our popular Wine & Lecture series as former CO of Naval Air Station North Island, David Landon, shares his knowledge about Coronado's naval history.

The Navy's first aviator, Lieutenant Ellyson, and many other military personnel were trained at North Island starting in 1911. The station was granted official recognition as the "Birthplace of Naval Aviation" by a resolution of the House Armed Services Committee on August 15, 1963. From the military's aviation origins to geographical changes to North Island over time, David will share some of the many stories about the history and development of Naval Air Station North Island.

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Artist Talk: Christopher Cozier

Apr 18, 2024

Join us on Free Third Thursday, April 18 for an artist talk with Christopher Cozier, an artist featured in our newest special exhibition Forecast Form: Art in the Caribbean Diaspora, 1990s–Today.
Christopher Cozier’s work as an artist, writer and curator aims to explore and affect conventional readings of the Caribbean, revealing alternative narratives and interpretations. Investigating the relationship between contemporary and historical conditions in his drawing, prints and installations, Cozier often sets up actions in response to new places and enlists mundane everyday objects along the way.  
Guarantee your entry for the artist talk with a sliding scale donation that supports the programming and operations at MCASD. Choose your contribution on a sliding scale: $2, $5, or $10. Members can RSVP for free. 

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OkCello

Jun 21, 2024

Okorie Johnson is an American cellist-songwriter who performs under the moniker OkCello. His artistry integrates cello performance, live-sound-looping, improvisation, and storytelling - all culminating in original compositions that collide classical with jazz, EDM, reggae, and funk.

OkCello is inspired by the exploration of African Diasporic melodies and narratives and their intersection with people’s perceptions and assumptions about the classical and European nature of the cello.  As well, his work with improvisation attempts to embody the phenomenon of wordless prayer.

Over his career, Okorie has had the opportunity to perform and/or record with India.Arie, De La Soul, and Big Boi of OutKast, amongst many others.

 

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Events

Duke Windsor: “Reflections”

Apr 1 - Apr 28, 2024
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Wine & Lecture: History of North Island

May 16, 2024
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Artist Talk: Christopher Cozier

Apr 18, 2024
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OkCello

Jun 21, 2024
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