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San Diego Shows–Saturday, June 19

June 19, 2010 - 2:43 pm

PLAN A: soundON Festival of Modern Music @ Athenaeum Music & Arts Library. Specializing in highly conceptual and complex music by living composers, this festival has performances running from Thursday through Saturday. Tonight’s pieces, including Sungji Hong’s beautifully unpredictable “Shades of Raindrops,” are some of the most out-there. (See our feature on this page) PLAN B: Sean Patrick Conway, 60s Residue, Warscroll, HRS / DYS @ Soda Bar. This latest installation of “June Gloom,” a month-long festival dedicated to extreme music, plays host to grindcore (60s Residue), hardcore (Warscroll), noise (HRS / DYS) and—well, there’s no saying what to expect from Sean Patrick Conway, the man behind guerrilla marching band Bombshell. BACKUP PLAN: Space Nature, The Watusis, Wheels on Fire, Moonbeams @ Tin Can Ale House.

OTHER COOL STUFF:

Here Not There: Performance Evening @ Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. Visual art isn’t the only genre of creative expression featured in Here Not There, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s current exhibition of works by San Diego artists. From 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 19, the museum presents Here Not There: Performance Evening at MCASD’s La Jolla location (700 Prospect St.). Artists who’ll be performing throughout the museum that night (some simultaneously for those of you with short attention spans) include musician Tristan Shone, who builds and operates highly interactive soundscape-generating instruments; Brian Black and Ryan Bulis, known for their performance-art-meets-sports bent; and Micha Cardenas and Elle Mehrmand, who use new technology to explore human sexuality and physicality. $7. mcasd.org

619 @ Disconnected Salon. ManRabbit, this week’s CityBeat cover artist, will be one of 30 artists whose work will be showcased in 619, a party and exhibition marking the first anniversary of Gallery aka (it stands not for “also known as” but, rather, “art kills artists”). The show, 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 19, at Disconnected Salon (3830 30th Street in North Park), will also feature fashion from Fuck Fame Bang Bang, guest bartending from Beat Panther’s JP and a ton of giveaways. Sponsored, in part, by Stone Brewing, a percentage of the proceeds will go to Classics 4 Kids, a nonprofit that fosters classical-music appreciation in students. artkillsartists.com

Art ReUnion @ Art Union Building. It’s been more than 10 years since the artists of the Art Union Building (2323 Broadway in Golden Hill) got together to host an event. Resident artist Dennis Covey decided that a reunion was long past due. From 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 19, the entire building will open its doors to the public for Art ReUnion, a night of eclectic music and art experiences. What do transformable multi-sculptures, spray-paint and plant mandalas and fat-free/gluten-free art look like? Have you looked through the Californiascope, a giant kaleidoscope-telescope previously situated in the San Diego Harbor? Live bands and DJs will perform at different stages throughout the night, and there will be a vintage-clothing fashion show, a culinary artist and a brainwave demonstration. denniscoveyfineart.com

City of Lost Children @ Ken Cinema. Let’s face it: No one wants to grow old. But, to what lengths would you go to preserve your youth? In the film City of Lost Children, created by French filmmakers Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amelie) and Marc Caro, a mad scientist harvests dreams from kidnapped children in an attempt to stay youthful. One of those misfortunate children happens to be the kid brother of a former whale hunter with super strength, and the film turns into a dystopian adventure- rescue flick in no time. As for the look of the movie, think creepy sci-fi carnival brought to life by an art-museum curator. It’s fantastical, dark and perfectly weird, and it screens at midnight on Saturday, June 19, as part of the Ken Cinema’s midnight-movie series (4061 Adams Ave.). landmarktheatres.com

San Diego Oyster Fest @ Marina Embarcadero North. Our editor remains mystified as to why on Earth human beings began gulping down oysters in the first place. They’re such slimy little beasties; those folks must’ve been awfully hungry. Still, our editor knows he’s in the minority, which is why we’re recommending the first-ever San Diego Oyster Fest, starting at noon (gates open at 11 a.m.) on Saturday, June 19, at Marina Embarcadero North (behind Seaport Village). There will be cooking demos, a pairing room, a history expo and a “Shuck and Suck Competition,” plus sets by half a dozen bands, including Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe. Tickets ($20) are available at snagtickets.com. Kids younger than 14 get in free. Proceeds benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training. oysterfestsd.com

See more at City Week.

“Sight & Sound” w/ The Nervous Wreckords, The New Regime, M.F.S.F. @ Queen Bee’s.

Neon Beat feat. Junior the Discopunk & Mr. Atari @ Bar Pink.

“Madhouse III” w/ Jupit3r, Stephan Jacobs, Ruff Hauser, CRMNL artists Eric Wixon, Sean Brannan, Ale Garza @ Belly Up.

Athlete, Carney @ The Casbah.

WITT, Snuffaluffagus, Duchampion, The Shade @ Che Cafe.

Loked, Sunday Girl, Six Reasons, The History, Dead Daze, Joalby, Random Gibberish @ Dream Street.

Analog Show (Eric Diaz & Adam Salter) @ El Dorado.

Radio Racer (final show), One Hot Minute, The Material, Heads Down for Takeoff @ Epicentre.

Rev Run, DJ Ruckus @ Hard Rock Hotel.

The Original Wailers, Psydecar @ House of Blues.

The Widows, Rats Eyes, The Grids @ Ken Club.

“Summer Solstice Bash” w/ DJs Barriac, Beat 7 @ Kava Lounge.

Allison Lonsdale, Aaron Bowen Art Show @ Lestat’s.

DJ Kelevra, Headshake, Prestune @ U-31.

D.I.M., Circuit Freq @ Voyeur.

“80s Vs. 90s” w/ DJs Gabe Vega, Saul Q @ Whistle Stop.

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