The Evening

Gamification on the Dance Floor

Imagine a House Music Party in San Diego with riddles mixed into the songs our DJ plays. Solve the riddle on our dark and sexy dance floor and win $1000!

Nights Like These aims to be an evening that provokes thought, challenges social norms and invites guests to interact with art, music, performance artists, visuals and more. We encourage guests to participate with riddles and puzzles throughout the evening with the intention to lead one lucky team of no more than five (5) people or one single individual in winning a $1,000 cash prize. Likewise, if a guest so chooses, they can simply be a voyeur and enjoy the sights, sounds and feels the evening will offer up. You must be 21+ years of age to attend this evening.

Cash and credit bar available for libations and spirits.

The Location

The San Diego Art Institute will host Nights Like These: Let Your Fears Go on Saturday, June 1, 2019 • 8PM-11:56PM. As the only contemporary cultural institution in Balboa Park, SDAI nurtures the creation of groundbreaking art by providing a dedicated exhibition space for the artistic talent that resides in Southern California and Northern Baja to collaborate, exhibit, and thrive.

1439 El Prado – Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101

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The Tickets

A 15$USD ticket will grant you access into the evening of enigmas. The donation will help raise awareness and funds needed for an upcoming exhibit, Forging Territories: Queer Afro & Latinx Contemporary Art,* held at the San Diego Art Institute in Balboa Park in San Diego, CA.

Click to purchase an Admission Ticket $15

Tickets can also be purchased day of at the door for $15 cash or credit. First come, first serve.

The Actualization

The name, Nights Like These, came to fruition during a random night its creator spent with friends. Many hours of fine conversation around a fire lead one of them to proclaim it’s “nights like these,” that are most memorable.

New friends, conversations, ideas and innovations intertwine, all from a chance gathering during Nights Like These.

The Clue

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The Artists

Fox & Fiends is a native San Diego artist that has lived and worked in Barcelona until sangria funds ran out then kicked out of NYC for never remembering 9-11. He returned to San Diego in 2004 to continue engaging in every underground electronic music scene from BBQ back door raves to his infamous Ski-Mask-a-Raid house parties. Currently he’s fingering his love/hate pie in video loop editing and digital sounds. His neighbors still hate him but he’s still everyone’s favorite abstract ex-boyfriend.
Raw and organic is being re-imagined through the vision and talent of native Floridian, now San Diego resident, Mark “Waylon” Harrell. Waylon’s innate gift as an artist began to take root and develop in elementary school. Growing up in Vero Beach, Florida, a town comprised of economic and social inequalities, Waylon embraced a medium that expressed the many disparities of his childhood through color. At the young age of five, Waylon showed his first painting. After receiving both wide acceptance and rave reviews by teachers and staff, Waylon was recognized and won the young artist award at his school. It was then that the young Waylon fully accepted his unique talent of interpreting his emotions onto a blank canvas with paint and brushes.
Mary Jhun
✍🏼Painter • Muralist
🇵🇭Asian American Girl Club
🏠 Studio Visits
Patrick Mayuyu is a local actor, singer, dancer, choreographer, producer and published poet. He has performed on several stages including Diversionary Theatre, San Diego REP, Coronado Playhouse and Ocean Beach Playhouse. In 2018, Patrick won the Aubrey Award for Outstanding Choreography for his work on Spring Awakening at OnStage Playhouse. He serves as a design consultant for the SDSU Aztec Color Guard, as well as a performance coach for the literary non-profit organization So Say We All. Patrick is a proud company member of InnerMission Productions and is also one of the founding members of MaArte Theatre Collective.

The Footnotes

*Forging Territories: Queer Afro & Latinx Contemporary Art. Featuring African-American and Latinx artists within the LGBTQ community portraying queer cultural awaking, the current political moment, and considerable storytelling skill. Opens June 29 at SDAI.

The Partners

Interested in being a part of the evening? Volunteer, have a talent or just want to know more? Email nightslikethesesd[a]