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Things to do in San Diego this Week

July 6, 2010 - 10:02 am

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Cecilia Boutique (928 Fort Stockton Drive, Mission Hills) is thanking customers from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, with champagne, cupcakes, 15-percent-off discounts, free mini-massages and more. Jewelry designer Mimi & Lu will also be on-site showing off their latest creations., 619-692-3802.

And you missed the grand opening but it’s not too late to head over to Mimi & Red’s new Bird Rock location (5630 La Jolla Blvd.). The gals just got in a big shipment Bird Rock, which means two things—deals on the older stuff and a great selection of newer items. Be sure to congratulate the owners on their new digs when you go. Follow Mimi & Red on Twitter


SpiderBug, a Chicago-based short film and video festival created by Catie Olson and Erik Brown, is making a stop at the huge, new cultural hot-spot, Space 4 Art (325 15th St., East Village), at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 9. SpiderBug will be screening Exothermia & Shadow Play, a collection films by up-and-coming filmmakers—including Alberto Aguilar, Laura Klein and Michael Morris—that all center on the themes of energy, heat and light. The evening includes free popcorn and drinks.
Click here for more info on SpiderBug


Two shows that should be on your must-see list this week: San Diego artist Robert Nelson will be opening his first-ever solo show at Noel-Baza Fine Art (2165 India St., Little Italy) from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 9. The man is a master in line work and you simply must see his drawings in person to appreciate their perfection.

And be sure to stop by the one-night-only show, Vacancy 3, from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 11. Lots of talented local artists will be doing installation pieces inside a vacant apartment at 3666 Villa Terrace in North Park.
Click here to visit the Vacancy 3 Facebook event page


From 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 10, the Centro Cultural de la Raza in Balboa Park is celebrating 40 years of existence. The event, called Our Xicano Legacy, will feature cultural dance, spoken word, music, live painting by Mario Torero and a gallery exhibition featuring four decades of artists who’ve been represented at the cultural center. $12 donation at the door, $7 for students and seniors.
Click here to visit the Centro’s website

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