Nov. 2 2011
We interrupt our regular roundup of nightlife happenings for a public-service announcement: The next time you're considering driving drunk, call the new San Diego start-up Rides by Request instead
Oct. 26 2011
Earlier this year, Bay Park dive bar O'Connell's was bought out by new owners, and all the regulars who called the ragged drinking hole their No. 1 place to hear mediocre bands had to go elsewhere
Oct. 19 2011
Having been brought up mostly in Mexico means certain music is ingrained in me. I suspect that doctors allow a live mariachi band in the hospital delivery room in order to start indoctrinating at birth
Oct. 19 2011
Next time you've got a hankering to go out on a school night, stop by this new Gaslamp spot and, for $20, choose a spirit and sample four cocktails made four different ways. Whatever you do, don't...
Oct. 12 2011
Back in the 1960s and '70s, you had guys like Mark Boyle who'd make already-epic concerts by bands like Pink Floyd even more unforgettable and psychedelic
Oct. 5 2011
Picture someone playing air guitar. Now, replace the guitar with a lover and envision someone making filthy, sweet love an imaginary partner
Sept. 21 2011
As a young, broke and fabulous girl trying to be about town, there aren't many events I wouldn't attend if the promise of an open bar is made
Sept. 14 2011
Dunn says he's been “overwhelmed by the positivity” from his nightlife peers. Anybody with a story is welcome to contribute, and Dunn is working on a feature that will allow contributors...
Sept. 7 2011
The owners of 98 Bottles, a new boutique retail and entertainment lounge at 2400 Kettner Blvd., Suite 110, in Little Italy, are calling their opening this week a "slowpening."
Aug. 24 2011
Where can you hear a man in a Hawaiian shirt seriously ripping on a vibraphone, see a bleach-blonde pompadour that stands more than a foot tall and meet a fire-eating mermaid?
Aug. 17 2011
Penelope Robles, a secretary's assistant from National City, felt it was time for a change. She'd heard about Courteous Mass, the Emily Post version of Critical Mass that promotes the same message, only...
Aug. 10 2011
It started innocently enough, in the Macy's men's casual department in the Plaza Bonita mall, where I met with my brother-from-another-madre, Down and Delirious in Mexico City author Daniel hernandez
Aug. 3 2011
Google “Plum Loco Saloon” and news of a murder apparently happening there in 2008, along with a report of a woman being run over and killed after partying there last year, will appear
Aug. 3 2011
The San Diego Music Awards are full of surprises—podiums get stolen, cover bands pull a Kanye, singer-songwriters tell music writers to “suck my balls” in their acceptance speeches....
July 27 2011
In November 2002, the face of the Sunday funnies changed forever when a Kafka-on-peyote strip called La Cucaracha landed alongside Garfield and Peanuts, featuring the misadventures of an anthropomorphic...
July 27 2011
Members of the influential '90s hardcore band are touring Europe, playing classic Swing Kids songs along with new material (joined by friend Nathan Joyner, not an original member)
July 20 2011
When Comic-Con recesses for the evening, San Diego damn-well better have some good and geeky goings-on to entertain the hoards of costume-wearing, light-saber-packing, Doctor Who-worshiping masses....
Puppet EXP
July 20 2011
For some gay men, making a living by having your hand up someone's ass is nothing short of a dream. For Eddie Green, it's a reality
July 20 2011
Dub Dorado, El Dorado's dubstep series, has gotten so popular that the organizers are teaming up with other bass-music heads to launch a new event at the much-bigger Spin Nightclub in Middletown
Hostel 2
July 6 2011
Convenient, cheap and filled with travelers who, after a few Heinekens, tend to go both ways, hostels are perfect spots to catch some Zs, get an insider's P.O.V. while visiting a new city and shower...


  • 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