Looking to up your appreciation of the arts?
We've rounded up five artsy events around San Diego this week that will scratch your cultural itch, from an evening on the evolution of the flamenco to a monthly arts walk to painting and drawing classes.
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'From Gypsy to Belly Dancing to Flamenco: The Journey'
From the event description:
Every Friday night, San Diego's Cafe Sevilla Restaurant and Tapas Bar hosts "From Gypsy to Belly Dancing to Flamenco: The Journey," a dinner show featuring an authentic three-course meal and an atmosphere of European elegance and Mediterranean spirit. These performances showcase the evolution of flamenco dance through the fusion of Moorish, Andalusian and Spanish folk dance performed by flamenco, gypsy, belly dancers, singers, percussionists and guitarists. You'll marvel at the passion, beauty and athleticism of this traditional art form as you feast on delicacies like the restaurant's famed paella Valenciana and crema Catalana.
When: Friday, Sept. 6, 7 p.m.
Where: Cafe Sevilla San Diego, 353 Fifth Ave.
First Friday Amplified Concert + Pop-Up Market
From the event description:
San Diego's biggest monthly art walk is (((amplified))) with a free concert, craft beer garden and pop-up market. Enjoy dance performances, meet working artists, make art, see new art exhibitions, shop, dine and so much more at historic Liberty Station.
When: Friday, Sept. 6, 5 p.m.
Where: 2640 Historic Decatur Road
Up to 52% Off at Crafts and Cocktails
From the Crafts and Cocktails deal description:
Aspiring artists gather together to learn how to paint and what techniques to use from a professional artist. Choice of: three-hour painting class for one or two.
Where: 902 W. Washington St., Mission Hills
Price: $20 (45% discount off regular price); another option available
Up to 74% Off Painting Class at PaintNvineyard
From the Paintnvineyard deal description:
During the class, participants follow the directions of a skilled artist to create their own masterpieces, while sipping on wine. After purchasing this deal, you will need to visit the website listed on your voucher to complete redemption. Choice of: two-hour painting class for one or two.
Where: 10035 Carroll Canyon Road, Northeastern San Diego
Price: $22 (72% off regular price); another option available
Up to 74% Off Drawing Workshop at Prima Materia Institute
From the Prima Materia Institute deal description:
Create a realistic drawing of a subject in this three-hour workshop and know how to draw anything you like; no experience is required. Students can learn to look at the world as an artist and gain the ability to draw in a unique style. Supplies not included; please check the supplies list to see what is needed
Where: 3350 Sports Arena Blvd., Midway District
Price: $28 (71% off regular price); another option available
Parking in San Diego can be tough, especially during popular events. To find free or cheap parking and to book parking in advance, see this map of San Diego parking from SpotAngels. And to get there by public transportation, check the MTS website for nearby stations and schedules.