May, you are shaping up to be a very fine month indeed. Why? Well, my sister is coming to visit and also today is the first day of The Big Exchange.

And what, might you ask, is being exchanged during this Big Exchange? Culture, my friends, thousands of years of it. And art, too. Hundreds of pieces of it. Because during The Big Exchange, if you have a membership to one of over 20 participating museums in San Diego County, for the next two weeks you can go visit any of the other museums for free.

Lucky for me, I'm a member of not one, but two of these very fine institutions. You too can become a member for as little as $25 a year.

So if you haven't been to see Lalla Essaydi at The San Diego Museum of Art, or Gravity and Grace at MCASD, or the Dr. Seuss exhibit at the San Diego History Center, I would say that now is a very good time to go.