Feb. 8 2016
For a holiday with a history that involves executions, crazy Roman emperors and a bizarre fertility festival involving naked men swatting women with dog-skin whips (for real, look it up), Valentine's Day...
Feb. 1 2016
There's nothing like Mardi Gras in New Orleans, and it's often been said that if you remember it, then you probably weren't really there
Jan. 25 2016
One of the things we love about the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center—aside from it being one of the most fun places for kids to cut loose while also participating in some hands-on learning—is...
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Jan. 18 2016
If there’s an underlying takeaway to the success of a show like Making a Murderer or a podcast like Serial, it’s that audiences are interested in docudramas that deal in the subjects of human...
Jan. 11 2016
For those who've never experienced Steam Powered Giraffe's live performance, it's, well, hmmm...It's kind of hard to describe. Put simply, the steampunk-inspired musical project combines sketches, pantomime,...
Jan. 4 2016
PLAY IT AGAIN, SAN DIEGOIt seems like every week our hearts are warmed by some viral video of an unlikely musical hero who sits down at a piano and proceeds to blow the minds of everyone within earsho
Dec. 27 2015
Watching someone do live art at a gallery opening can be a fantastic glimpse into the artistic process. But as any artist will tell you, most pieces of art take many hours and are obsessed over endlessly....
Dec. 21 2015
In a way, the holiday spirit has always been behind Exile on Kettner Blvd., The Casbah's (2501 Kettner Blvd.) yearly holiday show featuring a host of notable local musicians covering Rolling Stones songs
Dec. 14 2015
Singer-songwriter Alex Woodard says a few years ago his life had become "like a bad country song." His dog had died and he'd lost his record deal, but luckily for Woodard, inspiration returned in the form...
Dec. 7 2015
Local playwright and actor Mike Sears likes to tell people that When It Comes is based on events from his life. Then you read the synopsis of the play
Nov. 30 2015
ALL'S FAIRWouldn't it be great if you could find the best local artisans and crafters in one place? That way, you wouldn't have to go from store to store to find all your holiday gifts. Luc
Nov. 23 2015
John WatersPhoto by Greg Gorman WATERS RUNS DEEPJohn Waters loves to take the piss out of things. Even himself. When asked about a popular meme that features a picture and quote from the
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Nov. 16 2015
Been to the mall lately? It's already a crowded mess of holiday-rabid shoppers vying for parking spots who find out the store they're going to "just ran out" of that gift
Nov. 9 2015
While most food fests only last for an afternoon, the weeklong San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival is for serious palates
Nov. 2 2015
OUT OF THE ASHESThe 2003 San Diego wildfires were devastating and nerve-racking for those who went through them. The sky looked apocalyptic. The ash raining from the sky was the closest San Diego gets
Oct. 26 2015
Halloween was once a kid-centric holiday centered on dressing up, collecting candy and maybe smashing some jack-o-lanterns along the way
Oct. 19 2015
IN FLIGHTWanna see a bespectacled music snob get really excited? Ask him or her about Brian Eno. While not exactly a household name, the iconic musician, producer and original member of glam-rock pion
Oct. 12 2015
The success of a show like Orange is the New Black is understandable. The Netflix dramedy, set in a New York women's prison, has a fantastic cast, engrossing characters and unpredictable
Oct. 5 2015
We'd love it if the Without Walls Festival could be an annual event. The fact that it's held every two years, however, helps to build anticipation for an entire weekend of site-specific theater experiences
Sept. 28 2015
Fabric and fiber arts often get a bad rap for being too fringe. Too stuffy. Too, well, boring. That's not the case with Women's Work: Masculinity and Gender in Contemporary Fiber Art, a bold and provocative...