“Though we inherit many misfortunes, it is important to concede that we are granted the greatest freedom of thought. It is up to us not to squander that,” wrote André Breton in his first “Surrealist Manifesto” in 1924 (translated from French).Almost a century later, could we be in the midst of a surrealist moment? Susan M. Anderson, curator of the Oceanside Museum of Art’s exhibition “San Diego Surreal,” has been observing a “resurgence of interest” in surrealism, which “probably has to do with what’s going on in the political and social conditions of our time. I think there’s sort of a sense of disillusionment and rebellion right now, and I think that surrealism provides a way to express things indirectly, and with punch.”In her “hunt” for works, Anderson tapped galleries, museums, private collections and artist studios in Los Angeles, San Diego and Baja California. She unearthed more than … [Read more...] about At Oceanside Museum of Art, examining a renewed interest in surrealism
San Diego Asian Film Festival Spring Showcase Through April 18. UltraStar Mission Valley, 7510 Hazard Center Drive. General admission $12-$15; students, seniors and military $10. sdaff.orgMICHAEL JAMES ROCHAFallbrook Avocado Festival 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Main Street, between Fallbrook Street and East Mission Road, Fallbrook. Free admission. (760) 728-5845. fallbrookchamberofcommerce.orgCAROLINA GUSMANArt Alive 2019 Through Sunday. San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park. Prices vary depending on activity. (619) 232-7931. sdmart.orgLISA DEADERICKLa Jolla Concours d’Elegance Through Sunday. Ellen Browning Scripps Park, 1133 Coast Blvd., La Jolla. $30 and up. lajollaconcours.comCYNTHIA ZANONECamarada presents “Baroque & Blue — Fusion: Classical Meets Jazz” 7:30 p.m. tonight. Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. $30 members; $35 nonmembers. (858) 454-5872. ljathenaeum.orgGEORGE VARGAThe hunt is on: Easter festivities … [Read more...] about 16 things to do this weekend in San Diego: California Ballet’s ‘Cinderella,’ San Diego Asian Film Festival Spring Showcase, Art Alive 2019 and more
Even if you have spent enough and flown enough to hit elite status on one of the big international airlines, chances are you’re out of luck when you’re flying into and around Latin America. You won’t find airport lounges from United, AA, Delta, or British Air. Instead, you’ll see lounges for their dominant airlines: LATAM, Avianca, Copa, and Aeromexico. That doesn’t mean you can’t get access though, even if you’re not an elite status member of one of those airlines. You can buy your way in with Priority Pass. This is a program that gives you access to lounges all over the world. Sometimes they’re affiliated with an airline, sometimes with a credit card or private membership program. You’ll find a participating lounge in almost any airport where you could have a layover, including ones in the USA. The total number of lounges around the world stands at more than 1,000 now and the number keeps going up a bit each quarter. You get a … [Read more...] about Buy Your Way Into Airport Lounge Access in Latin America
SYDNEY — Cyclone Oma intensified to a damaging category three storm, Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology said on Wednesday, warning that it could bring severe weather to the continent after hitting the Pacific Islands. In the early hours of today Oma produced winds of up to 185 kilometres (115 miles) per hour, roughly equivalent to a category one hurricane. It is currently gusting far off the Australian coast, having passed New Caledonia, where high winds cut electricity, destroyed crops, downed trees and shuttered schools and businesses. New Caledonia’s Civil Security agency reported on Tuesday that around 3,000 people were without power and dozens of telecoms towers were affected. The storm also produced torrential rain in Vanuatu, where clean up operations are under way. "Severe Tropical Cyclone Oma is expected to move slowly southwest over the Coral Sea during the next few days," the Bureau said. The storm is expected to bring "abnormally high tides" to parts … [Read more...] about Cylone Oma strengthens, Australian coast warning triggered
By Amy Graff, SFGATE Updated 4:00 am PST, Wednesday, January 30, 2019 The mixed-used Avery building at 488 Folsom in San Francisco was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning Rem Koolhaas’ OMA design firm. The mixed-used Avery building at 488 Folsom in San Francisco was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning Rem Koolhaas’ OMA design firm. Photo: Courtesy Related California Photo: Courtesy Related California Image 1 of / 8 Caption Close Image 1 of 8 The mixed-used Avery building at 488 Folsom in San Francisco was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning Rem Koolhaas’ OMA design firm. The mixed-used Avery building at 488 Folsom in San Francisco was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning Rem Koolhaas’ OMA design firm. … [Read more...] about Is there a market in SF for a new luxury penthouse listed for a record-seeking $41 million?