Virtual First Friday ARTS DISTRICT


Virtual First Friday- December 4th

First Friday ARTS DISTRICT is going digital and coming to you on location!  Salute the Season with ARTS DISTRICT as we highlight a variety of holiday themed virtual events on Airmeet*. Save the date for December 4th and remember to visit this page to get the December registration link for Airmeet and see all the other programs being hosted by our talented arts and culture organizations.

LIVE from the new ARTS DISTRICT Platform- Airmeet* From 4:00 - 8:00 PM!

4:00-4:15 PM |  San Diego Magic Shows presents Matthew King - San Diego's "Entertainer of the Year" for a little holiday magic from his virtual theater, and he also shares some great magical gift ideas from San Diego Magic Shop! 

4:15-4:30 PM |  Reading Legacies hosts Read-Aloud Tips and Tricks with team members who will be sharing recommended tips for reading aloud with children of different ages, and updating viewers on our new Reading Legacies Story Corner location in Barracks 15.

4:30-4:45 PM |  Hakkai Aquascape Gallery hosts a fun and interactive Aquascape Demo & Hardscape Design-build + talk. Join our teammate Patrick will go over some of the hardscape used during this aquascape build and the designs you can do while working on the initial phase of the build. Hardscape is the term for decorative natural materials such as stones or wood. They are the "bones" of any aquascape design.

4:45-5:00 PM |  The San Diego Brain Injury Foundation has partnered with VELTZ Fine Art to create a virtual Day of Art where brain injury survivors participate in a professionally facilitated painting session to experience the benefits of art engagement for individuals with disabilities. This program also serves as an example of how collaborative art programs can benefit underserved groups in our community. 

5:00-5:15 PM |  Solare Ristorante presents Italian Holiday Food with Exec Chef Filippo Piccini and Randy. Join the Solare Ristorante team for a special holiday presentation on classic Italian Food traditionally served around the holidays in Italy. Join Randy and Exec Chef Filippo Piccini to learn about traditional Italian dishes.

5:15-5:30 PM |  San Diego Craft Collective hosts a Holiday Leather Craft activity. Enjoy as the team demonstrates fun holiday designs using recycled leather. 

5:30-6:00 PM | San Diego Dance Theater presents footage from SDDT's archives, a piece entitled "It's All Good" choreographed by Artistic Director Jean Isaacs and presented with live music by the Art of Elan. Guest artist, The Rosin Box Project, will present a dance film from their summer IN FOCUS film series and talk about the company, which is in its first year as a nonprofit. "Epiphany If You Will," with choreography by Bethany Green and videography by Brandon Lazo [Kings and Priests Media], is the culminating film of The Rosin Box Project's 2020 IN FOCUS Film Series. TRBP is excited to present this triumphant work to Liberty Station audiences. 

6:00-6:15 PM | Solare Ristorante presents Italian Holiday Cocktails with Tommy. Join the Solare Ristorante team for a special holiday presentation on classic Italian cocktails traditionally served around the holidays in Italy. Join Randy and mixologist Tommy from 6:00 - 615 to learn how to make two great Italian Holiday Cocktails at home. 

6:15-6:30 PM | Writers, Ink will guide online participants through our newest art show, on a fun virtual platform. We will feature artists that are both new and former Inspirations and Ink Spot Gallery participants. Works will be available for sale.

6:30-6:45 PM |  Visions Art Museum staff will demonstrate how to make and tie Japanese furoshiki, an earth-friendly, reusable option for gift wrapping, while also sharing unique, locally-made, and fair trade gift ideas.

6:45-6:50 PM |  Lauren LeVieux Artist Studio will present "Fish out of Water 2020", a community art installation visible only when wet. Thanks to NTC Foundation for the grant to complete this project.  Lauren will also present her Salute the Season Installation piece, "Candlepower," a 4x8 mural which will be placed outdoors thanks to a grant from the Liberty Station Community Association.  

6:50-6:55 PM |  Imperfects is a surf, skate, apparel, and footwear brand coming to  ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station.  We are excited to bring creativity and our interpretation of the Human Experience to the community. We would like to share with you a video created by director & producer Gabriel Novis to experience the life and day to day process of the founder, Mike Lynch.

7:00-7:15 PM Liberty Station Community Associatoin in partnership with the NTC Foundation for 12 Salute the Season Art Installations. Inspired by the “Twelve Days of Christmas” chorale, the 12 installations will knit themes of unity and hope, a universal homage to a year defined by communal resiliency. Liberty Station visitors are invited to embark on a self-guided tour to see each work of art. The free and open to the public showcase will take residence within Liberty Station’s North and South Promenade from Thursday, November 26 to Sunday, January 10.

7:15-8:00 PM |  Installations at the Station Artist Talk with Josemar Gonzalez and Diana Cervera on Transcending Perceptions, the newly installed public art piece at ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station.  The project consists of images created in a series of workshops that combined theater, poetry and photography with the intention of "returning the gaze' on both current and historical representations of those who are often excluded or misrepresented in dominant media.  From poligical cartoons to early cinema, dominant media streams have historically played a central role in crafting normalized perceptions about people and communities of color within the American imagination, informing who is considered part of the imagined America and who is deemed "other." 

*Please note, start and end times are estimated and subject to change*

*Airmeet is an online event platform. Click here for a guide to using Airmeet.

1. Click the "Register Here" button below
2. Once in Airmeet, click on the blue “Register for this event” button.
3. You’ll be requested to login using your email or via LinkedIn/Google/Facebook/Twitter. 
4. Upon sign up, you will then have to confirm your details. Provide your name, designation, organization, and location details.
5. Select “Next” to go to the following screen to check all your details. If things are good, select “continue,” and you’re in!
6. Don’t forget to block your calendar by clicking on “Add this to my calendar.”
7. And you’re all set. 

Register Here!


Tune in to these programs hosted on each artist and organization's individual platform!

LIVE! | Songbirds Music
4:00 - 4:30 PM
Family Music Time
Zoom |  LINK
(Pre-registration is required for this event)

Songbirds Music welcomes guests to Family Music Time!  Songbirds Music presents an afternoon of siging, dancing and musical play for the whole family.  Bring something to tap, shake and swoosh and join the musical fun!  This class is perfect for families with children ages 0-8 and the grownups who love them.  #songbirdsmusic #thesongbirdsnest @songbirdsmusic 


LIVE! | Malashock Dance
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Stream/Line: New Works
YouTube Live | 
Join Malashock Dance on YouTube Live for Stream/Line: New Works.  See the world premier of two new choreographic works by Malashock Dance, performed live from the Malashock Dance Studio Theater..


Karen Jones Fine Art
Holiday Bows Tutorial
Facebook | LINK

Follow along the step by step process on how to create beautiful bows to decorate your home and packages this holiday season.  


*Note - Guests should plan to tune into Live activations through the hosted platform for each program.  Some live events may require pre-registration or may take a few minutes to log in. Live links may not be active until the scheduled time of the event and times are subject to change. 


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