Culture Calendar: 17 Things to Do This November

What to do, watch, see, and read this month.

Courtesy Art San Diego
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Nov. 3-6: Art San Diego

L.A. may get most of the art crowd’s attention, but Southern California’s other major city has been using this fair to assert its claim on the contemporary scene since 2009. Over eighty galleries are featured this year, but the main attraction is two new Art Labs, both touching on issues especially noteworthy in the days before the presidential election: The Open Walls Project will transform ten billboards around town into canvases for artists who, inspired by social activism, will touch on issues like deportation and police brutality in their works; and Heroic Procession, an improvised “experiential” installation, will trace the path of immigrants to this country. In this city so close to the border, the art should force viewers to confront the news in an especially visceral way. Balboa Park Activity Center, 2145 Park Blvd., San Diego;