The DJ spins, exotic beverages flow, artworks dazzle, and museum visitors glow at The San Diego Museum of Art’s popular sundown series, Culture & Cocktails.

Culture & Cocktails

Celebrate the new year with festive fiesta at Culture & Cocktails featuring Modern Masters from Latin America: The Perez Simon Collection. Enjoy cocktails, live music, dance performances, savory eats and treats, art-making activities, and more. Bring a friend, meet someone new, and experience art in a whole new way at Culture & Cocktails!

  • Savor a Pico Duarte signature cocktail made with 1888 Rum, freshly squeezed lime juice, maple syrup, and a lemon twist.
  • Southnorte Beer CO. will be serving beer samples from their cross-cultural cervecería
  • Enjoy performances by Alma Latina Dance Company highlighting dance from different regions of Latin America
  • Cool off with a frozen treat on a stick from local dessert company Viva Pops
  • Dine al fresco in the park. Frida’s Cocina food truck will have their Baja-Mediterranean cuisine available for purchase
  • Get crafty in the art making station and decorate your own handmade mini piñata to take home
  • Get in the spirit of Brazil’s Carnival celebration with jeweled and glitter makeup art by Gliterally
  • Capture your look in the super colorful animated photo booth
  • DJ Marc Tosino will be spinning Latin beats all night

All members and attendees must have an e-ticket (digital or printed) and valid ID for entry. This is a 21+ event. IDs required for entry—no exceptions. Bags may be subject to inspection.​ Not a member? Join today for discounted access to Culture & Cocktails and more.

Entrance to Culture & Cocktails is first-come, first-served. A limited number of pre-e-tickets are available online until capacity has been reached. Membership does not guarantee discounted tickets or entrance to this event. No refunds or exchanges.

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How to purchase your member e-ticket:

Members at the Individual, Dual, or Household level are required to purchase an online discounted $5 e-ticket for admission to Culture & Cocktails. Friend, Sponsor, Gallery, and CIRCLE members must register for their (2) free online e-tickets. All members and attendees must have a printed e-ticket and valid ID for entry.

If you have REGISTERED (made an online purchase) previously, skip to login.

First time users or new members:

1. To Register

Click on the purchase ticket link. The screen below appears. Register using the exact information that you used to become a member. You must use the same email, address, and name that your membership is currently listed.

Fill in the rest of the form (shown here):

Click REGISTER at the bottom.

2. Sign In

Click sign in. (You will see your email address replace ‘sign in’ if you are signed in).

Fill in your username and password.

Put in your quantity of 1 ticket and then click Add to Cart. The page below will show that you have a total of $5 for your e-ticket. There is not a discount code unless you were specifically given one.

Scroll to the bottom of the page and click NEXT and complete the order.


3. You will receive an email.

Open the email. Print out the actual e-ticket or have the e-ticket on your mobile device at the door. 

You must have an e-ticket to enter the event and a valid drivers license.


4. Enjoy!

How do I register for an e-ticket?

Museum members must pre-register for Culture & Cocktails via the related ticketing links. E-tickets are available online until capacity has been reached. Online ticket sales close at 2:00 p.m. on the day of the event.

Can I purchase a ticket at the door?

If the event has not sold out through online sales, tickets will be available at the door for members and nonmembers. Culture & Cocktails is a popular event that often sells out. We strongly encourage prospective attendees to purchase presale e-tickets in advance.

What do I need to bring to Culture & Cocktails?

All members and attendees must have a printed or electronic e-ticket and valid ID for entry. IDs required for entry—no exceptions. Members, your printed ticket acts as your membership card.

Does my membership guarantee a ticket?

Entrance to Culture & Cocktails is first-come, first-served. All tickets are limited. The Museum does not guarantee tickets for all eligible members regardless of membership level. Tickets are non-refundable.

Already have your member ticket and need to purchase additional tickets?

Because members are limited to 1-2 member tickets depending on the membership level, any additional tickets would need to be purchased at full price using the non-member ticket link.

Can I return my ticket for a refund?

No refunds or exchanges.