Jan. 16 2013 09:54 AM

Our special section celebrates the past

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Photo by Jeff “Turbo” Corrigan (jeffcorrigan.com). Styling, clothing and accessories by The Girl Can’t Help It (thegirlcanthelpit.com). Model: Scarlett De Ville of Hell on Heels Burlesque Revue (hellonheelsburlesque.com). Thanks to Luck

Going "old" is nothing new. As D.A Kolodenko says in his piece, contemporary society continues to long for aspects of the past that, in retrospect, were more aesthetically interesting, of a higher quality or more well-mannered. Of course, many of us are also nostalgic because we romanticize times gone by; we're drawn, perhaps, to what we perceive as a more innocent and simpler era.

In this special section, we honor the past with Alex Zaragoza's look at the rockabilly scene in the Latino community, Dave Maass' profile of a man who repairs old turntables and Kelly Davis' companion rundown of folks who fix vintage products, Jim Ruland's feature on a retro-style barber shop, Amy T. Granite's story about a venerable donut shop, Peter Holslin's profile of an old-fashioned rock 'n' roll musician and Kolodenko's look at one old-school bar that's gone away and three that are still up and running, for now.

Calendar

  • Visit one of the 70 participating restaurants, bars, coffeehouses and nightclubs in town on this night and 25 to 50 percent of sales will go to local HIV/AIDS services and prevention programs. 
  • Anthony Bernal and Chris Ward, who are vying to replace Todd Gloria on the San Diego City Council, will discuss urban issues, such as parking, homelessness and new developments
  • The new exhibition designed by Dave Ghilarducci is made from hundreds of rolls of packing tape and bound together by layers of plastic shrink-wrap. Visitors can navigate their way through cocoon-like passageways...
  • The renowned Mexican black and white photographer presents an exhibition exploring the principal themes within three groups: "Bestiarium"," Fantastic Women" and "Silent Natures."
  • Presented by Pacific Arts Movement, the sixth annual mini film fest features 14 film programs from 10 countries that includes everything from docs to romantic tearjerkers. See website for full lineup and...
  • The San Diego County Bike Coalition hosts this monthly bike-in happy hour event to get biking residents involved in their communities and discuss bike projects planned for that specific community
  • Debunk some of the stereotypes surrounding cannibalism at this new exhibition that takes a hands-on approach to the subject. Includes video games and interactive activities where patrons will have to decide...
  • So Say We All's monthly storytelling night features stories about those jobs we took because we had to take a job. Featured readers include Allison Gauss, Annmarie Houghtailing, Cecile Estelle, and more
  • Artists from the all-abstracts group show will talk about their work and techniques. Artists include Edwin Nutting, Danielle Nelisse, Leah Pantea, Lenore Simon, and more
See all events on Thursday, Apr 28