Feb. 27 2013
Having just moved to San Diego, we've been catching up on the theater scene here. On Feb. 13, we saw Gem of the Ocean at the Cygnet Theatre in Old Town
Aug. 1 2012
Bob Medina and his wife Ana are former art teachers from San Diego who now live as ex-pats in Alexandria, Egypt. At 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at Voz Alta gallery, they'll let San Diegans experience what...
June 27 2012
Growing up, drawing on the pages of library books landed you in detention, which makes Robert Kushner's exhibit Scriptorium: Devout Exercises of the Heart at the Athenaeum Music and Arts Library all the...
June 6 2012
The San Diego Art Prize is an award given to emerging artists for creating work that sparks awe and excitement and thus brings the city recognition for its collective creativity. At the New Contemporaries...
March 28 2012
Regarding the Great Demo Review in your March 7 Local Music Issue, I'm writing to offer a comment on the review of Thomas Graff's demo, “Sample from ‘Included Intuition,'” because it...
March 7 2012
We don't put together the Great Demo Review to pick on the music scene. We want to discover new sounds, highlight great artists and clue you in to music that might've otherwise been over looked
Dec. 28 2011
Some of you may have already gone through the handy list and picked your countdown destination, but we're sure a few of you lazy bastards are still twiddling your thumbs
Nov. 30 2011
Our roundup of apps, books, music and DVDs worth packing into your cranial cavity. We've got a Moog synth app that doesn't suck, a booty-shaking digital dancehall compilation and more
Sept. 28 2011
Clicking through crowdfunding sites like IndieGoGo and Kickstarter is like peering into people's dreams. Artists, inventors and activists present their projects online and hope friends in their social...
July 13 2011
From the beaches to the Mesas, CityBeat staff and freelancers set out to write one sentence about hundreds of bars. The result is this seriously long-but-useful list of bars and clubs across San Diego...
March 23 2011
DeMaio's a net positive Your March 16 editorial slammed Carl DeMaio for being 30 minutes late to a City Council meeting. No doubt this is a debit to his record. But how about the credits, the most notable...
Nov. 10 2010
It was Marx who said that religion is the opiate of the masses, to which our Supreme Leader responded, “But beer is the beer of the masses!” The leader promised a new day when the Party would...
Nov. 10 2010
In his greatness and generosity, the Supreme Leader has declared that all laborers will receive two days off for every five in service. However, an idle body not only wastes itself, but deprives our comrades...
Nov. 10 2010
We will begin with a recitation of our state prayer: O Holiest Supreme Leader of San Diego and surrounding municipalities, America's Finest Comrade, Ayatollah of La Jolla and Harbor Tsar, Generalissimo...
Aug. 25 2010
Clarification After last week's editorial, “Port in a storm,” was published, Ron Powell, spokesperson for the Port of San Diego, asked us to clarify this sentence: “Two weeks ago, [the...
Aug. 18 2010
Great new website I'm late in telling you that I love the new City- Beat website [sdcitybeat.com]. I find that I can find much more stuff on it now than I could before. It's just like reading the hard...
Aug. 11 2010
Ludicrous misinformationAbout “Dogmatic secularists” [“Letters,” Aug. 4]: Letter writer Tim McCannon is ignorant of history, or else he compared apples with oranges to rationalize...
Aug. 4 2010
“Petition puzzle” [“The Front Lines, June 30] was another eye-opening follow-up by Kelly Davis. The information she has compiled and conveyed speaks for itself
July 28 2010
I read your article about Darrell Issa in the July 7 edition [“The Front Lines”]. I'm going to be honest with you: I voted for Obama, but I've been extremely disappointed with his performance....
July 21 2010
Indie-rockers Lights On enjoyed a successful mini-tour of New York City last week, where they played three packed shows, along with locals New Mexico, in support of their new album, Here Comes the Ocean.They...


  • 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
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