STOP! Do not press play!

It’s no surprise that we of the human variety spend far too much time in front of a glowing screen. Mobile devices alone account for 2–3 hours each day. That’s on top of spending nearly eight hours at work staring at digital spreadsheets, TPS reports and the occasional cat video on YouTube. In a truly unsettling glimpse into the zombie-like state we must all exhibit in front of the tube (or worse, in front of the computer machine at work), photographer Donna Stevens captured a group of children enraptured by what they’re watching on television.

In order to avoid looking like these children, we here at Blik would like to recommend the following events and activities. Leave the smart phones behind, and before the summer ends, go out and enjoy some art and culture.


Get away from that desk and go discover some art, music, culture, food and drink in these upcoming events in the San Diego and Los Angeles areas.

La Jolla Playhouse Blueprints to Freedom, An Ode to Bayard Rustin

In the current eye of our country’s racial profiling and police brutality, how far have we come since the Civil Rights Movement?  (Sept. 8 – Oct. 4)

Athenaeum – New Music – Songs: Old and New

The spoken word meets classical chamber style music.  (Friday, Oct. 2)

Los Angeles County Museum of Art – Noan Purifoy: Junk Dada

Los Angeles and Joshua Tree artist is recognized for his beatific sculptures: Out of nothing comes everything.  (through Sept. 27)

San Diego Blues Festival

Great blues music at an affordable price. Plus, the event raises money to support the battle against hunger in our community.  (Sept. 26 – 27)

Adams Ave Street Fair

Two days of food, drink, carnival rides, music, arts & crafts. (Sept. 26 – 27)

MOMIX: Alchemia

A riveting performance by dancer-illusionists.  (Oct. 24)

San Diego Museum of Man – Monsters!

Find answers to questions like, what does a Sasquatch smell like? And more!
(Open now)

Maritime Museum Fragile Waters

A powerful artistic and ecological statement through the inspiring black and white images of Ansel Adams, Ernest H. Brooks II, and Dorothy Kerper Monnelly.  (through Sept. 15)

Balboa Park Exposition Designers 1915-1935: The Making of the Dream City

An exhibition of work from over 20 of the most significant designers involved with the 1915 and 1935 Expositions.  (Feb. 7 – Nov. 30)

Writing With Pictures – Presented by the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. 

A multimedia journey through the creation of the picture book.  (Sept. 13)

San Diego Film Festival

Five days of movies, panels and parties.  (Sept. 30 – Oct 4)

Maker Faire San Diego

A festival of creativity, invention, and resourcefulness.  (Oct. 3 – 4)

SDMA – Second Saturday WorkshopMemory-Based Mixed Media Collages inspired by Coney Island

(Sept. 12)

San Diego Zoo – Food, Wine & Brew Celebration

A festival of creativity, invention, and  (Sept. 26)