Two MCASD monthly events go on hiatus

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) is temporarily suspending its monthly downtown event -- Thursday Night Thing (TNT) -- as well as the museum’s monthly film programming.

According to MCASD, the changes are being made due to recent staff reductions, equipment costs, artist fees and other factors related to the down economy.

TNT, a monthly event featuring music and art largely geared toward to the 25 and under crowd, was launched in August 2002. Admission to the event was free with a suggested $3 donation. MCASD will continue to offer free museum admission to everyone 25 years old and younger.

The last monthly TNT event will take place April 2. After April, the next scheduled TNT event will be held Nov. 5 and will feature the Tara Donovan exhibition, which opens in October at the museum’s Jacobs Building downtown.

While future monthly film programming is being suspended, MCASD will continue to screen its previously scheduled film programs including “Gilda” at 7 p.m. March 26 in La Jolla. The San Diego premiere of Shirin Neshat’s “Women Without Men” will still be screened at 7 p.m. June 18 in La Jolla. And, the short film showcase -- alt.pictureshows -- will continue to be held Aug. 27 at the museum’s downtown location.

For more information, visit MCASD’s Web site