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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. 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 at Park & Market downtown features arts, music, academic programming, conferences, workshops and more. The building shares a corner with the San Diego Trolley stop and serves as a gallery and performance space, provides resources for local entrepreneurs, and offers 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.

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Past Events


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  • Nortec: Bostich y Fussible - November 6

    Presented by UC San Diego Park & Market, in association with San Diego Jazz Ventures and Digital Gym Cinema. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience this world premiere of electronic music by Nortec performed live to an outdoor screening of the classic 1924 German Expressionist silent movie Das Wachsfigurenkabinett (Waxworks)

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  • Music and the Border - Live Webinar May 14

    UC San Diego Helen Edison Lecture Series In collaboration with the San Diego Public Library, San Diego Symphony, and SD Latino Film Festival present Music and the Border as an online live panel discussion.

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  • Miguel Zenón Quartet - March 1

    Brilliant Puerto Rican-born alto saxophonist and composer Miguel Zenón returns to San Diego with his longtime quartet featuring Venezuelan pianist Luis Perdomo, Austrian bassist Hans Glawischnig, and Puerto Rican drummer Henry Cole, playing the music from his latest album, Sonero: The Music of Ismael Rivera.

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  • Latin Music Festival - March 1-31

    A month-long festival celebrating latin music and arts. Musical performances included Miguel Zenon, Pablo Sainz, Pacho Flores and more to be announced!

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  • Helen Edison Lecture Series and Burke Lectureship present Paul Farmer March 12

    Medical anthropologist and physician Paul Farmer will highlight the work of Partners In Health (PIH) and Haiti’s progress over the last ten years, including the recent international accreditation of the teaching hospital in Mirebalais. He will also discuss his work in Rwanda, including the founding of a university and medical school, which will train the next generation of global health leaders. March 1 at 6pm at The Scripps Research Institute Auditorium.

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  • Font West 2020 - February 2-9

    Now in its second year here in the west coast, FONT is committed to the support of new music by a diverse community of trumpet and brass players, and the presentation of their work to the public. Musical performances include Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Curtis Taylor, Gilbert Castellanos, La Covacha Big Band and more!

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  • A Talk with Anthony on 'The Central Park Five' - December 7

    Opera composer Anthony Davis was joined by UC San Diego Music professor emeritus Cecil Lytle, together they explored the genesis of The Central Park, Davis' latest opera, and the artist’s duty to reflect on important social and political issues of the day.

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  • Public Space and Dog Parks - November 3

    Join us for a lively discussion about design strategies for urban settings with a special focus on the dog park/dog run as a particularly effective “mixer” for both human and canine interaction.

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  • El Tren Fantasma with Bostich + Fussible - September 14

    A music-filled evening featuring Bostich + Fussible of Nortec Collective and musical sets by Son Jarocho group Radio Guacamaya and by Tijuana rising star DJ Grenda.

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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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  • 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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