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Feb. 26 2013
In this space, I like to have an overarching theme so that anyone who's into one of the events has two other options that may also pique their interest. It's like Pandora
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Feb. 20 2013
Waking up after a night of raging, one often feels a tad unfulfilled. Other than a hangover and a stranger snoring next to you in bed, what was the point of all that?
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Feb. 13 2013
If you're anything like me, Valentine's Day won't be spent on a bearskin rug in front of a crackling fireplace. It won't even involve drinking a combination of red wine and salted lonely tears
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Feb. 6 2013
Ever since I downloaded Spotify's Blue Note app, which allows you to access the entire Blue Note Records catalog, I've been on a major jazz bender
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Jan. 30 2013
In the movie Pulp Fiction, Mia Wallace, as played by Uma Thurman, says there are two kinds of people in the world: Elvis people and Beatles people. Someone can like both, but never in the same...
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Jan. 23 2013
Dancing is a hell of a drug. Maybe it's because I'm a somewhat young woman who enjoys a good groove, but hitting a dance floor after a long, stressful week has some sort of healing effect on me
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Jan. 16 2013
Recently, a good friend asked me which bars and clubs are cool places to hang in Chula Vista. Despite being from "The Chul," as no one but me calls it, I was at a loss for good ideas
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Jan. 9 2013
If that teaser got you jonesing for an '80s night where you can Wang Chung harder than Lamar from Revenge of the Nerds, head to The Flame (3780 Park Blvd. in Hillcrest) on Thursday, Jan. 10
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Jan. 2 2013
The last few weeks have been pretty stressful. Christmas, the Mayan apocalypse and then New Year's Eve were all major events. (OK, so the apocalypse turned out to be not so major.)
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Dec. 26 2012
Last week, we wrestled down a major project, our annual New Year's Eve Guide-or, as I refer to it, the Stress-Induced Nightmare-Causing Guide. We listed a whopping 100 parties, dinners and shows,...
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Dec. 19 2012
It's time. The Mayan calendar is coming to an end, and we are all going to die on Friday, Dec. 21. Will it be fire that takes us to the great beyond?
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Dec. 12 2012
There are two kinds of people: those who are nice and those who are naughty. Santa made those lists. He checked them twice. There are no negotiations.
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Dec. 5 2012
EDM, or electronic dance music, has blown up in the last couple of years among folks who like their music to sound like a drug one might buy from a sketchy dude on a backstreet
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Nov. 28 2012
You're feeling it in your pants right now, aren't you? That extra tightness around your waist that's letting you know that you recently consumed your weight in mashed potatoes.
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Nov. 21 2012
Thanksgiving can be a huge headache. As much as I love mashed potatoes and stuffing, the deliciousness is often spoiled by wine-fueled bitching among my sisters
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Nov. 14 2012
Most of us might not have the desire to start a band, tour in a crappy van and play half-empty clubs. That doesn't mean we can't have a night of glory on the stage backed by a live musical combo
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Nov. 7 2012
A while back, I gave you a rundown of a few nightlife events that art lovers could get behind. Now I'm back with three more parties for those who enjoy a good, stiff cocktail as much as a piece of ab
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Oct. 31 2012
Halloween seems to have lasted a whole week this year. Bars, clubs, co-workers and friends conspired to make this just about the drinkiest week in history, thanks to night after night of parties
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Oct. 24 2012
This year, sexy Big Bird is my favorite of the stupid sexy-costume ideas
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Oct. 17 2012
North County has its share of dive bars that are usually filled with a random mix of people-loudmouth bros, military men, surfers and others stand around, knocking back beers while Sublime plays on the...

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The former local boy and creator of the highly influential blog, Advanced Style, will be signing and discussing his third book, Advanced Style: Older and Wiser, which features inspiring pictures and stories...
  • C.J. Chenier and Bonsoir Catin headline this annual Cajun inspired festival. Also enjoy 10,000 pounds of crawfish, dancing and cooking demonstrations. Held at Spanish Landing Park, across from the...
  • A Cinco de Mayo party featuring $2 tacos, cocktails and live music from Bostich+Fussible, Javiera Mena and Gepe
  • A spoken word showcase hosted by English instructor Karla Cordero and her City College students. There will also be a special reading from poet Mercedez Holtry, as well as an art and photography show....
  • Widely known as host of "Weekend Update" on Saturday Night Live and for his role in the Showtime dramedy Weeds, Kevin Nealon brings his unique humor back to the stand-up stage
  • New works from over a dozen UCSD undergraduate students. Participating artists include Charity Algarme, Richard Lin, Joseph Maas, Ignatius Nguyen, and more
  • This video art exhibition from UCSD MFA candidate Stefani Byrd features two installations that explore the themes of breath, mediation, and the nature of time. Takes place in the VAF Performance Space,...
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