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.
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)
The spoken word meets classical chamber style music. (Friday, Oct. 2)
Los Angeles and Joshua Tree artist is recognized for his beatific sculptures: Out of nothing comes everything. (through Sept. 27)
Great blues music at an affordable price. Plus, the event raises money to support the battle against hunger in our community. (Sept. 26 – 27)
Two days of food, drink, carnival rides, music, arts & crafts. (Sept. 26 – 27)
A riveting performance by dancer-illusionists. (Oct. 24)
Find answers to questions like, what does a Sasquatch smell like? And more!
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)
An exhibition of work from over 20 of the most significant designers involved with the 1915 and 1935 Expositions. (Feb. 7 – Nov. 30)
A multimedia journey through the creation of the picture book. (Sept. 13)
Five days of movies, panels and parties. (Sept. 30 – Oct 4)
A festival of creativity, invention, and resourcefulness. (Oct. 3 – 4)
A festival of creativity, invention, and (Sept. 26)