kites
May 17 2016
By the time you read this, you'll have just barely missed the Ocean Beach Kite Festival, San Diego's premier gathering of people with serious Ben Franklin envy. Still, that doesn't mean you can't enjoy...
campland
May 17 2016
You know those friends who "love" camping, but when you've found your plot, they don't know how to construct a tent? And then, they wonder where the bathrooms are
garden2
May 17 2016
Take a detour through some of the curvy residential streets in Mission Hills and you might unexpectedly find yourself in front of what looks like the work of Edward Scissorhands
turistalibrewaterpark
May 17 2016
When is the last time you went down a huge waterslide slightly buzzed on beers rimmed with chamoy and Tajin? The answer might be years, yesterday or never
Festival_Dance
May 16 2016
Two decades is a long run for any festival, but the SDCCU Festival of Arts in North Park just seems to get bigger and better every year
irwin_circulation
May 9 2016
While the argument could certainly be made for San Diego being one of the most pedestrian-friendly cities, it's not much known for pedestrian-only streets
mercedesholtry
May 2 2016
There's nothing more American than cultural appropriation of holidays. That's what makes Voices for Change such a cool alternative to the usual festivities that come with Cinco de Mayo
Heart-Attack
April 25 2016
What's more, all the funds raised at Dine Out stay in San Diego and help go toward programs such as the Center's Youth Housing Project and the HIV Funding Collaborative
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April 18 2016
The free annual celebration up and down National and Logan Avenues, now in its 46th year, features a family-friendly festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. that includes traditional dance and musical performances...
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April 13 2016
The first-ever cover image showcasing the contents of a Well, That Was Awkward column was taken by Jessica Bradford (pictured), wife of CityBeat columnist and web editor Ryan Bradford
April 12 2016
HOT! NEW! FRESH!Mirah (Soda Bar, 6/13), Prayers (Observatory, 6/17), Body Language (The Hideout, 7/9), Ducktails (Hideout, 7/16), Fear of Men (The Hideout, 7/19), Slayer (HOB, 7/21), Digable Planets, Camp...
rsd_mtheory
April 11 2016
SPIN ROOMSCityBeat has always been a champion of local businesses, especially record stores. And while sales of vinyl records were up 30 percent in 2015, according to a recent Forbes article, a number
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April 4 2016
SPRING AHEADFor the last few years, the UC San Diego Springfest has been one of the best annual showcases of not only the university's graduate music programs, but often the future of the local exper
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March 28 2016
For almost two decades, the New West Electronic Arts and Music Organization Festival has been a labor of love for founder and artistic director Joseph Waters (aka Jozefius Vaatierz Rattus)
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March 23 2016
Everybody’s angry. I’m angry, you’re angry, your dog’s angry—angry, angry, angry. The media pundits cite this rage for the popularity of both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders,...
WiJ-2016
March 21 2016
We'd like to think our readers have been celebrating Women's History Month with complete abandon. Surely they've attended some of the great book signings, film screenings and events happening around town,...
astral-touch
March 15 2016
There’s no better way to get to know the pulse of a music scene than to listen to dozens and dozens of demos from local bands. For CityBeat, the Great Demo Review is an annual institution—a...
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March 14 2016
Performing and creating original theater is tough, but ask anyone who does it and you'll often get the same response: They do it for the love, despite the risks that come with it
elviratedaria
March 7 2016
For 23 years the San Diego Latino Film Festival has always been a great showcase of up-and-coming filmmakers from all over Latin America
lowriders
Feb. 29 2016
Lowrider culture and graffiti-inspired street art wasn't always something grandma could appreciate. Back in the day, it was even looked down on, but still greatly appreciated by members of the African-American...

Calendar

  • Known as the ‘Official Scripps National Spelling Bee Watch Party for Adults,’ guests can cheer on kids in the Scripps National Spelling Bee on ESPN before competing in a spelling bee themselves
  • The renowned Mexican black and white photographer presents an exhibition exploring the principal themes within three groups: "Bestiarium"," Fantastic Women" and "Silent Natures."
  • 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...
  • A mass action against the closing of the UCSD University Art Gallery. Participants will meet at the Silent Tree (located near the Library Walk) and march together toward the Gallery
  • Local science illustrator Melissa Walter presents new abstract works that are literal interpretations of astronomical theories
  • So Say We All invites listeners to hear stories about real life, the internet, the ways those places intersect or the way they don't intersect at all, told by seven locals
  • The author, comic book writer, and son of Stephen King will sign his new apocalyptic thriller, The Fireman
See all events on Thursday, May 26