Friday, October 31, 2008

Things To Do In San Diego: Art Gallery Opening & HAT Awards

I don't post too many art events on this site, mostly because there are plenty of people who do so and do a much better job than I ever could, but there's one opening happening this Saturday that is close to my heart (and home) and if you're around this weekend, I highly recommend swinging by Kensington to the new Edgeware Gallery.

Just east of the Kensington sign, at the corner of Edgeware and Adams, there's an Autism Research Center. The new gallery is attached and the opening will feature paintings by Mark Rimland, an artist who also happens to be autistic. The opening will be from 3-8pm on Saturday and 2-6pm on Sunday. Saturday's guests will be entertained by another Kensington neighbor, Gregory Page, and have their bellies filled with food from Chik-Fil-A.

Also this Saturday, and just across the bridge in Normal Heights, San Diego's amazing acoustic music scene comes together once again to give out this years HAT Awards (Honoring Acoustic Talent). Performers will include: Veronica May, Brandon Rice, Jeffrey Joe Morin, Happy Ron, Matt Haeck, Josh Damigo, Allegra Barley and Chad Cavanaugh.

This event is open to the public with a suggested $5 donation. If you don't have $5, come early and they'll put you to work selling cookies, tuning guitars or drying the MC's sweaty brow.

There are free stickers and guitar picks for everyone who attends and a brand-new crop of 2008 HAT Awards t-shirts - this year we even got ourselves some girly t's for the ladies.

2008 H.A.T. Awards
Normal Heights Community Center
4649 Hawley Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92116

Doors open at 7:00 PM sharp and festivities start right away so it is not fashionable in this case to be late.

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