Feb. 9 2011
Habitat House, a music venue in Golden Hill, isn't a nightclub or a bar. It's a three-bedroom, craftsman-style house where bands perform in the spacious living room—or, sometimes, the attic. From...
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Feb. 9 2011
Abby Schwartz, a rapper who performs under the name MC Flow,is expecting a child—she's been pregnant for 27 weeks. She'll raise the baby girl with her domestic partner, Kelly Dorsey. “I'm super...
enriqueexperiencelogo
Feb. 2 2011
I'm captivated by the divey wonders that lie in La Mesa. If Willy Wonka were Chinese, Wong's Golden Palace Cocktails (7126 University Ave.) would surely be the East County branch of his chocolate factory....
Cros1_photo by Michael Herana
Feb. 2 2011
The man: Chris Wright, better known as CROS or CROS1 The scene: CROS1 can be seen spinning records at the Generations Party every Thursday night at U-31 with DJ Artistic. He's at Tall Can Tuesdays every...
sos
Feb. 2 2011
Urban Underground Weekly, a hiphop series held at the Airliner Club in Los Angeles, is coming back to San Diego after a nearly three-year break. JiJi Strong and DJ Leviathan say they're expanding the event...
Legion
Jan. 26 2011
Words fail when describing the all-around badassness that is Padre Gold (7245 Linda Vista Road), otherwise known as the American Legion's Post No. 371. Congressionally chartered since 1919, the Legion...
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Jan. 26 2011
There aren't many places in San Diego, or planet Earth for that matter, where one can witness Lieutenant Dan from Forrest Gump having a wheelchair-dance battle with Stephen Hawking. Or Aunt Jemima flipping...
sos
Jan. 26 2011
Correction: Last week, I reported that Jamuel Saxon's new Time is Money EP features MC Scarub and The Album Leaf's Jimmy LaValle on the title track. In fact, LaValle is featured on a different track. I...
Chico Club
Jan. 19 2011
“Pirate-themed bar” isn't necessarily the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about East County, but La Mesa's Chico Club (7366 El Cajon Blvd.) is out to change that. Sometimes, I'll...
sos
Jan. 19 2011
Experimental-music guru Bonnie Wright is ending her partnership with Sushi Performance & Visual Art, the East Village performance space, taking her music series “Fresh Sound” to The Loft,...
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Jan. 12 2011
In 2008, CityBeat talked to EnDev CEO James Brennan about rumors of the potential closing of one of his nightclubs, Universal. We also brought up complaints from neighbors about noise and other code-compliance...
BabycakesE
Jan. 12 2011
With all this talk about cupcakes, I was forced to check my calendar and make sure it wasn't 2006. Though most modern gay men will shriek at the sight of a sugar-and-lard-topped lump of carbs, the fact...
sos
Jan. 12 2011
Justin Jay, who played drums in Boyscout, Hialeah and Japanese Sunday, died last week. He was 33. Mario Quintero, Jay's friend and bandmate, says Jay complained last week of excruciating headaches; friends...
Library-e
Jan. 5 2011
A lover of all things shady, the San Diego Central Library is by far my favorite. I once walked in on a homeless guy giving himself a sponge bath in the men's room, and, unfazed, he just nodded and winked—and...
sos
Jan. 5 2011
Just as 2010 was coming to an end, the music scene got some sad news: Michael Steinman, aka Stimy, a popular musician who played in Inch and Congress of the Cow (among others), died at his home in Reno,...
enriqueexperiencelogo
Dec. 29 2010
Nestled at the south end of Chula Vista's Third Avenue, Mr. D's Cocktail Lounge (1322 Third Ave.) is the dive-bar equivalent of Disneyland's Country Bear Jamboree. Equal parts charreada and hoedown, it's...
sos
Dec. 29 2010
Singer-songwriter Josh Damigo hasn't had a very happy Christmas season. In early December, thieves broke into his University Heights apartment and stole his laptop and iPod. Then, days before Christmas,...
enriqueexperiencelogo
Dec. 22 2010
'Twas the column before Christmas, when all through the land, dive bars were closing at a pace too quick to withstand. So long Captains' Quarters and Rhythm Lounge, too. Thanks for the memories, Jewel...
sos
Dec. 22 2010
Attention musicians: CityBeat's Great Demo Review, our annual critique of local music, is set to hit the streets on March 2, 2011—that's right around the corner. Got a demo you've been passing around?...
question
Dec. 15 2010
The man: Mark Cruz (formerly DJ Style; currently known as Question) The music: A conversation with Question will inevitably bring up “The Golden Era of Hip-Hop”—a period from the '80s...

Calendar

  • 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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