neverending

Digable flick

The beer lovers over at Modern Times have invited folks to come to their brewery (3725 Greenwood St., Sports Arena), quaff some suds and, as they put it, "watch Bastian fly around on a sweet-ass luck dragon." What the hell are they talking about!? Well, apparently they just got this super-gigantic projection screen installed in their Lomaland tasting room. Enter movie nights.* Tuesday, Feb. 11, starting at 6:30 p.m. Modern Times Super Fun Move Night presents-you guessed it-The Neverending Story. All you rock biters are invited to come kick it with Atreyu and the gang as Bastian gets up the courage to call the princess' name. Bring your own chairs and wash down a wood-fired Criscito Pizza made onsite with some tasty brew. Or, if all you're after is IPA-drenched cinema, feel free to save some dough and bring your own grub. ---


Digable mosaics

http://www.oma-online.org/cms/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=398:opening-of-jean-wells-icons-of-desire&catid=18:current-events&Itemid=180Mosaic art often falls into the realm of purely decorative work made to be shiny and pretty. But San Diego artist Jean Wells pushes the medium and makes it more contemporary and cool. Her pop-art-inspired mosaic sculptures are beautiful, but they're also timely, funny and used to comment on mass-consumption. Day-to-day objects like telephones, lipstick, Hershey's Kiss chocolates and Smart Cars are turned into big, awesome works of art in Wells' largest-ever exhibition opening Friday, Feb. 14, at the Oceanside Museum of Art (704 Pier View Way) during the museum's Valentine's Day-themed Art After Dark: Vintage POP! happening from 7 to 10 p.m. (admission is $20). Jean Wells: Icons of Desire will be on view through June. 


Digable cats

acrocatsCats. They're funny without even trying. Call it self-preservation because, if not for their cuteness, who'd put up with the lazy, arrogant little fur balls? If websites like "Cats Taking Selfies" leave you LOLing, then The Amazing Acro-Cats' stop in San Diego this week ain't to be missed. Catch the feline performance troupe-and their atonal, yet adorable, opening act,"The Rock Cats"-at the Victory Theatre (2558 Imperial Ave., Logan Heights) at 7 p.m.Thursday through Sunday, Feb. 13-16 (with 3 p.m. performances on Saturday and Sunday). Do the cats do exactly what they're supposed to do at all times? Hell no-they're cats. Are they hilarious anyhow? Totes. Ticketsare $20.


Digable music

corimaValentine's Day has a way of souring even the most sentimental of us on too-cute displays of affection, heart-shaped assortments of goo-filled chocolates and prix-fixe menu dinners. But there's a sure-fire way to cleanse the palate of such mainstream clichés the very next evening, with a mixture of innovative, avant-garde and, above all, strange musical acts, hosted by Stay Strange. This installment of the ongoing Sam Lopez-curated concert series features math/prog rockers Cabuloan, L.A.-based zeuhl/rock-in-opposition group Corima, and analog synth and percussion combo Die Missbildungen, with visuals by zeuqsaV, and a theatrical element courtesy of performance-art troupe Theater of Opposition. It'll be a sufficiently weird antidote to V-Day sap, guaranteed. Stay Strange takes place at 8 p.m.Saturday, Feb. 15, at The Bancroft in Spring Valley (9143 Campo Road). Suggested donation is $5. 


*An earlier version of this post indicated that the Modern Times Movie Night was happening Thursday, not Tuesday. We regret the error. 

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