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. 3 2016
New CityBeat editorial assistant Torrey Bailey took the cover photo of downtown’s omnipresent Shirtless Guy (Don Flores)
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. 29 2015
By the time you've read this article, chances are you've already made your way through quite a few year-end lists. But we can't put 2015 to bed without offering our own personal picks for the best album...
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....
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Dec. 22 2015
Asking Santa Claus for gifts and presents for Christmas is a time-honored, commercial tradition. As one presidential candidate would note, "It's huge!" Around the holidays, however, the U.S. Postal Service...
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. 18 2015
HOT! NEW! FRESH!Tony Lucca (Soda Bar, 1/27), Jess Glynne (HOB, 2/10), Big Business (Casbah, 2/21), Reagan Youth (Brick by Brick, 2/24), Bongzilla (Brick by Brick, 3/11), The String Cheese Incident (Observatory,...
Dec. 16 2015
There will be blowouts galore on Dec. 31 as San Diego bids farewell to the year that was 2015. No two people want to spend New Year’s Eve the same way, so we’ve panned for gold and mined a...
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. 9 2015
Our cover this week comes courtesy of local artist Andrew McGranahan. The Modesto native and freelance graphic designer worked mostly in collage, both analog and digital, to create a markedly tongue-in-cheek...
Dec. 8 2015
From beard oils and coloring books to naked pots and hipster frogs, we’d like to think our 2015 gift guide has something for everyone on your list
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
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Nov. 25 2015
It’s a long-standing tradition for Encinitas artist Scrojo to illustrate the winning story in our annual Fiction 101 writing contest. And here is the camera-shy and prodigious poster king’s...
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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