The Spring Thing: Modern Mutiny

Friday, Mar 04, 2016 - 6:30 PM-Sunday, Mar 06, 2016 - 12:45 AM

6:30-7:30 PM > Cocktail Hour
7:30-9:30 PM > Dinner
9:30 PM-1 AM > The Late Night Party

Ever had dinner and drinks in a Museum? The Spring Thing: Modern Mutiny voyage begins with a specially curated craft cocktail reception, followed by a family-style dinner masterminded by San Diego's favorite purveyors of progressive American cuisine—Kettner Exchange. Executive Chef Brian Redzikowski and Beverage Director Steven Tuttle are teaming up with the folks at Malahat Spirits Co. to create a stellar menu that pairs Kettner Exchange's unique cuisine with specially crafted rum cocktails.

Following dinner, cruise into the Late Night Party where you’ll catch three live music acts—Jeffrey Paradise (Poolside), followed by Wild Wild Wets and DJ Vaughn Avakian. Enjoy hosted cocktails all night long, bites from Nomad Donuts and Starlite, and so much more.


The Spring Thing Dinner (includes access to the Late Night Party): $175

The Late Night Party: $50 (includes hosted drinks all night, three live musical performances, and more)

More about the Dinner

Kettner Exchange's Executive Chef Brian Redzikowski has worked for some of the best restaurants and chefs in the country, including New York City's acclaimed Le Cirque 2000, Aspen Colorado's Nobu Matsuhisa Aspen, Joel Rubuchon at the Mansion in Las Vegas, and the 17 million dollar Yellowtail Restaurant in the Bellagio Hotel and Casino. He's competed in Iron Chef America as well as being awarded Rising Chef in the Los Angeles, California area.

Dinner will be preceded by a craft cocktail hour, curated by Kettner Exchange’s Beverage Director Steven Tuttle, featuring Tito's Handmade Vodka. Guests will dine in the galleries, enjoying a family-style feast on the same hallowed grounds graced by some of this century's best artworks. As if that wasn't enough--you'll also dine alongside the Modern Mutiny muse herself, artist Marnie Weber!

Dinner tickets grant full access to the Late Night Party.

More about the Late Night Party

The Late Night Party begins (and ends) with all-night hosted craft cocktails, brought to you by Tito’s Handmade Vodka and local craft hooch distillers, Malahat Spirits Co. In case unlimited craft cocktails wasn’t enough, your $50 ticket also entitles you to THREE live music performances beginning with Jeffrey Paradise (Poolside), who will start the party with his laid back California disco groves as heard at Coachella. Wild Wild Wets—San Diego’s local alternative-rock band—will take the stage next, followed by a dance set brought to you by crowd-favorite, DJ Vaughn Avakian. Munch on delectable treats from Starlite and Nomad Donuts, and take in aerial yoga performances by Elka Yoga.

At The Spring Thing: Modern Mutiny—all bets are off. Inspired by Los Angeles-based contemporary artist Marnie Weber's Sailing at Sunset, from MCASD's permanent collection, The Spring Thing: Modern Mutiny pays homage to the rebellious spirit of contemporary art. Not your average mutiny, Modern Mutiny honors the contemporary artist. These individuals make--and sometimes break--their own rules. Get ready to rouse your inner rebel as The Spring Thing goes rogue!

Thank you to The Spring Thing chairs, Touradj Barman and Sarah Kaplan, and Matt and Allison Hoyt.

Marnie Weber, Sailing at Sunset, 2005, photographic collage, 51 3/4 x 47 3/4in. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. Gift of Steven Hull, 2014.25. © Marnie Weber 2005.