Downtown at Sundown

Thursday, Dec 21, 2017 - 5:00 PM-8:00 PM

Visual and performing arts converge at MCASD’s after-hours offering: Downtown at Sundown. On the third Thursday of every month, enjoy free Museum admission and exhibition tours, DJ-spun tunes, free entry at SDSU Downtown Gallery, drink specials at the adjacent Stone Brewing Company Store, and so much more.

Explore current exhibitions at MCASD with complimentary tours at 5:30 and 6:45 PM in the Jacobs Building. Across the street at 1001 Kettner Blvd., you can see Otro Mundo Nos Espera [Another World Awaits Us]. The exhibition will remain on view at MCASD Downtown through January 18, 2018.

As you venture across the street you'll see public performances organized by the artist duo Collective Magpie, who collaborated with students from Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (UABC), Tijuana and the University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego) this fall. Coinciding with Customs and Border Protection testing of eight prototype walls in Otay Mesa, students will address passersby modeling border wall prototypes in a tongue-and-cheek pageant, igniting conversations about border-crossing and privilege. 

Be inspired and entertained as transcenDANCE Youth Arts Project performs in the galleries at 6:15 and 7:15 PM as part of the San Diego International Airport’s Performing Arts Residency Program. transcenDANCE Youth Arts Project’s mission is to guide youth, through dance and performance, to transcend barriers, expand their ambitions, and create positive change for themselves, their families and communities.

At the SDSU Downtown Gallery, guests can visit their current exhibition, Spaces from Yesterday, and enjoy a program of poems choreographed by Poetry Club, an SDSU-based group. Performances begin at 7 PM and light refreshments will be served.

Hungry for more? Lounge on the patio, grab a slice of pizza from Scugnizzi Woodfired Pizza Truck, or dine at one of our neighborhood restaurants including AAHARN, Carnivore Sandwich, Waters Fine Foods & Catering, and the Stone Brewing Company Store. Enjoy re-entry to the event when you're done.

Grab your friends and head downtown to explore all the Core Columbia neighborhood has to offer!