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Revitalizing Downtown San Diego


UC San Diego is taking a historic and dramatic step by establishing a multifaceted center amid a thriving East Village neighborhood. Leading up to the opening, UC San Diego will present a series of events to give the public a preview of the energy that will radiate from the new downtown center. UC San Diego has committed to extending beyond campus to engage San Diego’s diverse communities because UC San Diego is committed to supporting all of the region’s visionary efforts.
The innovative center located at Park & Market downtown, scheduled to open in 2021, will feature arts, music, academic programming, conferences, workshops and more. The building shares a corner with the San Diego Trolley stop and will serve as a gallery and performance space, provide resources for local entrepreneurs, and offer academic outreach for middle and high school students. UC San Diego hopes the space will evolve into an essential element of the Downtown San Diego culture.

Upcoming Events:


Bibliophiles, save the date for this tribute to the written word at Liberty Station

Celebrate San Diego's vibrant reading community and join thousands of local readers, writers, and word lovers at the San Diego Union-Tribune Festival of Books in Liberty Station, Point Loma. Headlining the event is award-winning local author Luis Alverto Urrea. This special talk is sponsored by UC San Diego

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The Sound of Silence

World premiere! Celebrate the weekend of Mexican Independence Day with Tijuana-based music heroes Bostich + Fussible of the Grammy-nominated Nortec Collective. They will perform a new suite of electronic music to a screening of a rediscovered 1920’s silent movie classic from Mexico: El Tren Fantasma (The Ghost Train). The film will be preceded by musical sets by Son Jarocho group Radio Guacamaya and by rising star DJ on the Tijuana scene, Grenda.

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Past Events:

  • Indian Jazz Journey - June 22

    The sounds of George Brooks, Mahesh Kale, Stanley Jordan and Subhankar Banerjee, radiated throughout East Village.

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  • Marvel in the Moonlight - July 12

    The family fun-filled evening began with games, costume contests and super hero treats. It was a perfect San Diego summer night as the super hero filled audience watched the recently released Marvel feature film, Captain Marvel.

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Juanita Lahaye
UC San Diego Extension
(858) 822-2026

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