Follow a trail of A.R.T. (Allyship, Resilience, and Truth) into the heart of Hillcrest. Discover street art in the alley, a unique and creative art market, attractions in neighborhood businesses and spaces, food vendors, and surprise performances.
Thursday | 1
Walk In A.R.T.
Walk In A.R.T (Allyship, Resilience and Truth) is a Hillcrest art celebration presented by Hillcrest Business Association. Attendees can expect entertainment directed by an interactive digital map accessible from their mobile device. The map will highlight selfie-booths, psychic readings, live art, music, complimentary Reeds Ginger Beer, and a paint & sip with specialty drinks.
When: First Thursday of the month from Thursday, April 1 through Thursday, August 5; 5 pm to 11 pm
Where: Mural Alley, 500 Block of University, Hillcrest. fabuloushillcrest.com
Friday | 2
Soft Kill Live From Crystal Ballroom
Soft Kill performs live at the world famous Crystal Ballroom, with select cuts from "Dead Kids, R.I.P. City" they'll also be performing "An Open Door" and "Choke" in their entirety to celebrate their ten and five year anniversaries.
Soft Kill will livestream a professionally shot concert, filmed at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland. Alongside cuts from their recently released album, Dead Kids, R.I.P. City, the band will be performing An Open Door and Choke. There will be a limited variant of An Open Door available to ticket holders only. The livestream is hosted on Bandcamp, and requires a free Bandcamp fan account to view. A replay of the stream available for 24 hours.
When: Friday, April 2, 12 pm
Kei Akagi Livestream
The CSUSM performance will be a remote solo piano concert with Akagi playing his original compositions as well as his interpretations of standard repertoire classics. There will also be an interview, along with Q&A with the audience.
Photograph by Paul Kennedy
Jazz pianist and composer Kei Akagi has recorded 14 albums as a solo artist and leader. As a sideman and accompanist, he is on over 60 albums worldwide and Miles Davis’ last recorded works. The CSUSM performance will be a remote solo piano concert. There will be an interview and Q&A with audience.
When: Friday, April 2, 6 pm to 7:30 pm