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City Heights Performance Annex & IDEA Lab

 

As part of the City Heights Initiative, a public/private partnership between the City and Price Charities, the City Heights Performance Annex opened in November 1998. It serves one of the most culturally diverse neighborhoods in San Diego. Its next door neighbor is the City Heights/Weingart library, which is the busiest city library for public computer usage. One of the library system’s many IDEA Labs is here; it is purposed as a multimedia studio for community training and production. The Performance Annex has the only black box venue and theater that the city owns and operates. The front door and external stage opens directly to Jeremy Henwood Memorial Park, which doubles as an outdoor amphitheater space.


Upcoming Events

Today
5:30pm - 7:30pm

Free Ballet Folklorico Classes - Alma del Barrio

Elementary School Age, Middle School Age, Teens, Emerging Adults, Adults

Apr 26
6pm - 7:30pm

Across the Generations: Women's Stories in Prose & Poetry

Middle School Age, Teens, Emerging Adults, Adults, Older Adults

Apr 27
10am - 1pm

San Diego Ballet Free Saturday Morning Dance Classes

Elementary School Age, Middle School Age, Teens, Emerging Adults, Adults

Apr 28
2pm - 4pm

Emotions in Motion - Belly Dance Showcase

Teens, Emerging Adults, Adults

Apr 29
3:45pm - 5:30pm

SD Opera Words & Music

Middle School Age, Teens, Emerging Adults

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  • A performance at the City Heights Performance AnnexA performance at the City Heights Performance Annex
  • A performance at the City Heights Performance AnnexA performance at the City Heights Performance Annex
  • A performance at the City Heights Performance AnnexA performance at the City Heights Performance Annex

 

 

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IDEA Lab

The City Heights Library IDEA Lab features a partnership with Media Arts Center San Diego and focuses on creating various types of media, everything from podcasting to filmmaking. Our makerspace includes video and audio recording equipment as well as the necessary computer programs to help you create something great! 

Community Production Hours from 12-6pm BY APPOINTMENT ONLY where members of Media Arts Center San Diego can work with you one-on-one to help make your media project a reality.

To schedule an appointment, please call: 619-641-6103 or email Mizar Martin at mizar@mediaartscenter.org. 


The Workforce Development Initiative with the San Diego Public Library is a workforce readiness training program in collaboration with Media Arts Center San Diego. Participants 16-29 years old spend six weeks at the City Heights Library IDEA Lab training in multimedia production. They are then placed in internships throughout the San Diego Public Library system where they create content. 

For more information about the Workforce Development Initiative at the San Diego Public Library, visit: https://mediaartscenter.org/wdi/.

Please enjoy the final video projects by our latest cohort of trainees

 

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