“There’s nothing happening in San Diego.”
“There’s so much going on all the time and I don’t know what to pay attention to.”
I’ve heard these somewhat contradictory sentiments uttered all the time since I began covering the local arts scene in September.
The niche boundaries are strong here: Theater people know about theater stuff. Visual art people know about visual stuff. Dancers go to each other’s dance performances. The museum staff know when the other museums are open for free admission. Indie bands share guitarists and thus check out each other’s shows.
The same goes for neighborhoods: North Park residents know all about Ray at Night, and Solana Beach dwellers are all over the third-Thursday night stroll through Cedros District.