Dec. 8 2015
From beard oils and coloring books to naked pots and hipster frogs, we’d like to think our 2015 gift guide has something for everyone on your list
Dec. 10 2014
Frock You Vintage (4121 Park Blvd. in University Heights) holds the holiday edition of its outdoor vintage market, featuring clothing, accessories, retro goods and, of course, plenty of ugly Christmas...
Dec. 10 2014
Geographie Shop (2879 University Ave. in North Park) seems unlike anything else in San Diego- and that's because owner Cynthia Matherly recently moved her mercantile-style curiosity shop here from...
Dec. 3 2013
CityBeat's 2013 holiday gift guide supporting local San Diego vendors
Dec. 3 2013
It used to be fashionable to carry an Evian bottle. Now, some folks are advocating for a ban on plastic water bottles. Neoprene beverage containers are hip and make for practical gifts, but even cooler...
Dec. 5 2012
Green Flash Grand Holiday Marketplace: From 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, Green Flash Brewing (655 Mira Mesa Blvd.) will celebrate the release of its winter Grand Cru amid "a carefully...
Dec. 5 2012
Sexy succulents, bicoastal bags, and cool beans are all part of CityBeat's 2012 gift guide.
Dec. 7 2011
Each year, we scour local retailers for gift ideas that are affordable, useful and fun. This year's Holiday Gift Guide's got three parts for your perusal
Dec. 7 2011
Frock You Vintage holds a holiday-shopping edition of its semi-regular sale, bringing in seven vendors selling recycled, upcycled and repurposed vintage goods. And lots of ugly Christmas sweaters
Dec. 7 2011
Got a pal who's into craft cocktails but doesn't have much of a home bar? Stop by the booze extravaganza that is KnB Wine Cellars, where bottles of liquor fill shelves higher than the eye can...
Dec. 7 2011
To know Scandinavian design is to love it. Products produced by artisans in Sweden, Finland and Norway somehow manage to be cute, elegant and edgy all at the same time
Dec. 8 2010
Each year, for our holiday gift guide, we scour local retailers, looking for the best in gifty goodness at affordable prices. Below, you'll find lots of cool items, most under $50, many of them handmade,...
Dec. 8 2010
As sure as your drunken uncle will try to touch you in inappropriate ways, so will you be like a trucker on a meth-bender making last-minute holiday purchases. Skip the Super Wal-Mart, Prancer. I added...
Dec. 8 2009
Our annual smattering of ideas for the present-buying-challenged
Dec. 9 2008
Shop local this year!
Dec. 11 2007
Time is ticking
Nov. 27 2007
We did all the hard work: All you have to do is read
May 16 2007
Our fifth annual photo contest winners
May 16 2007
The Silent Comedy put a party hat on for old times' sake
May 16 2007
These are the things I'd do


  • 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