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San Diego Shows–Thursday, June 17

June 17, 2010 - 10:06 am

PLAN A: Jeans Wilder, Ornithology, Israel Putnam El Americano, Indian Camp @ Tin Can Ale House. You might want to prepare for this one with a nice, big bong rip: Jeans Wilder’s Andrew Caddick takes the lazy grooves of lo-fi acts like Best Coast and stretches them out with droning keys and echoing vocals. Portland’s Israel Putnam El Americano offer up trippy jams with Eastern touches and lots of effects. PLAN B: Long Live Logos, Black Carl, The Lyon Crowns @ Beauty Bar. Locals Long Live Logos have been tugging at heartstrings lately with their romantic new-new-wave. Even a snickering hipster might unwittingly sway to the beat of “Give Us Hope,” with its bright melody and joyous chorus. BACKUP PLAN: Chiddy Bang, XV, 2 a.m. Club, The Pack @ Brick by Brick.

OTHER COOL STUFF:

Enrique Ciapara @ El Take it Easy. El Take it Easy, North Park’s newest eatery, opened to the public just last week, and its proprietors (who brought us The Linkery) are wasting no time hosting events. From 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Thursday, June 17, you can sample complimentary tastes from the gastro-cantina’s Baja-inspired menu and knock back a couple of adult beverages, but, more importantly, you can also view Enrique Ciapara: Art Show, an exhibition of the Tijuana artist’s work, in which paint and text are combined to create provocative abstract pieces. Full dinner seating will be available if you’re really hungry (the pork-belly tacos are super-tasty). El Take it Easy is located at 3926 30th St., where Apertivo used to be. eltakeiteasy.com

RuPaul @ Obelisk. RuPaul was born in San Diego, which might be why the larger-than-life, drag-queen supermodel has chosen our little corner of the world to sign and talk about her new book, Workin’ It!: RuPaul’s Guide to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Style. Beyond the bright pink cover are fabulous photos of the icon and a sort of autobiography-meets-self-help guide on how to become fabulous yourself. From the advice given in the introduction—“Don’t take life too seriously”—to the stay-positive messages strewn throughout, RuPaul’s Guide isn’t going to win any literary awards, but who the hell cares? RuPaul will be at Obelisk (1029 University Ave. in Hillcrest) at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 17. Sadly, RuPaul won’t appear in drag. Call 619-297-4171 for tickets. obeliskbookstore.com

San Diego Italian Film Festival @ Museum of Photographic Art. The San Diego Italian Film Festival continues its anti-mafia film series with a look at a young activist who lives just 100 paces from a leading Sicilian mobster.

Victor Stanislavsky and Asi Matathias @ San Diego Center for Jewish Culture. The San Diego Center for Jewish Culture presents this classical music concert, with Victor Stanislavsky on piano and Asi Matathias on violin, as part of the San Diego Jewish Music series.

Culture & Cocktails @ San Diego Museum of Heart. The Museum of Art’s after-dark event plays on the idea of their latest exhibition: Heroes. Enjoy cocktails, live music, DJ beats and a preview of choral group Sacra/Profana’s upcoming performance Heroes and Hope.

Free Third Thursday @ Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. On third Thursdays, you don’t have to pay a penny to enjoy exhibitions at both MCASD locations.

“Crisis in the Gulf” @ City Heights Rec Center. Join members of the International Socialist Organization to discuss the oil spill in the Gulf and what they think is the cause: “capitalism is killing the planet.”

“What was the Enlightenment?” @ Filter Coffee House. Join the members of the Civilized Conversation Club for a (civilized) conversation on the Enlightenment period, and to get to the bottom of this question: “Is it still going on?” Newcomers welcome.

See more events for this week at City Week. Calendar events are compiled by Carissa Casares.

“Heavy” w/ 6BLOCC a.k.a. R.A.W., Osal8, Crmnl, Reactivity, Distro, Dr. Nickels, MK Ultra, Wolf, Eric Yo!, DJ Ideal @ On Broadway.

The Whigs, Everest, Stripes and Lines @ Belly Up.

Local H, Left Brain Heart @ The Casbah.

Pase Rock, Shark Attack, Nite Vision DJs @ Voyeur.

“All Things Rad” w/ Mindzalike DJs Ed Roc & Julz @ El Dorado.

“Generations Party” w/ DJ Artistic, Felt 1, Cros 1, Mr. Hek @ U-31.

DJ Vadim, Eddie Turbo, Mateo Bambaataa @ Kava Lounge.

Radar Bros, SoftLightes, My Education @ Soda Bar.

Dawn of Midi @ Dizzy’s.

Wang Chung @ Anthology.

Brawley @ Bar Pink.

Junior the Discopunk @ Waterfront Bar.

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