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Dead Kevin Aug 20, 2014 The comedy trio of Ahmed Bharoocha, Ryan O’Flanagan and Jack Robichaud have been featured on Funny or Die, Huffington Post UK, BuzzFeed and shown regularly at Comedy Meltdown. 68 other events on Wednesday, August 20
 
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Re-casting the original trilogy with local politicos
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New dramedy from Aaron Katz and Martha Stephens tops our coverage of movies screening around town
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Former customs agent got more than seven years for smuggling drugs and people into the U.S., but mysterious events are raising questions about the government’s prosecution
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How one case study could potentially transform City Heights

 

 
 
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All New Cheap Moves Aug 19, 2014 Dozens of local artists pay tribute to everyone's favorite actor: Bill Murray. Artists include Annie Hardy, David Goff, Robert Piper and more. 66 other events on Tuesday, August 19
 
News
Re-casting the original trilogy with local politicos
Spin Cycle
Digging into the DNA of a company deal
Film
New dramedy from Aaron Katz and Martha Stephens tops our coverage of movies screening around town
News
Former customs agent got more than seven years for smuggling drugs and people into the U.S., but mysterious events are raising questions about the government’s prosecution
News
How one case study could potentially transform City Heights
 
Tuesday, August 12,2014
Film

‘Calvary’ meshes a peculiar worldview with bleak dark comedy

John Michael McDonagh crafts another rural western that grapples with questions of faith

By Glenn Heath Jr.
John Michael McDonagh's Calvary shoves these sins out into the open in a darkly comic way, addressing the human contradictions and consequences wrought by such damning ideological policies.
Tuesday, August 12,2014
Film

‘Finding Fela’ uncovers a lost musical legend

Documentary about Nigerian activist and composer leads our rundown of films screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
A force for social change, Fela challenged the oppressive government with his politicized art and strange lifestyle.
Tuesday, August 5,2014
Film

‘Alive Inside’ resuscitates the soul with music

New documentary challenges old models for treating dementia and Alzheimer’s

By Glenn Heath Jr.
"I've forgotten so much," says an elderly female patient in the early moments of Alive Inside. Social-worker-turned-activist Dan Cohen, the documentary's primary subject, has heard these words before.
Tuesday, August 5,2014
Film

‘Singin’ in the Rain’ reminds us how quickly times can change

Classic musical starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
"Dignity, always dignity." The character Don Lockwood's trademark saying carries an ironic twinge in the early parts of Singin' in the Rain
Wednesday, July 30,2014
Film

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ rejuvenates the Marvel universe

James Gunn’s fresh and quirky space opera showcases a riotous band of outsiders

By Glenn Heath Jr.
What makes Guardians of the Galaxy so moving is its ability to meld rage with tenderness and heartache in a mainstream, entertaining package.
Wednesday, July 30,2014
Film

‘Happy Christmas’: nothing more than a yuletide doodle

Joe Swanberg’s new independent film starring Anna Kendrick leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Happy Christmas—opens Friday, Aug. 1, and screens through Aug. 7 at the Ken Cinema—finds the filmmaker once again dabbling in millennial malaise. 
Tuesday, July 22,2014
Film

Comic-con and box-office receipts are in a serious relationship

Annual mega-convention has us thinking about the summer of 2015, which may be the biggest ever

By Glenn Heath Jr.
The summer of 2015 looks like a safe bet to reinstall all the confidence Hollywood needs to keep churning out sequels, reboots and remakes at an alarming clip.
Tuesday, July 22,2014
Film

Paul Eenhoorn on acting and ‘Land Ho!’

New dramedy from Aaron Katz and Martha Stephens tops our coverage of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
The film explores themes of transition, emotional release and friendship in a tender way. It hinges entirely on the chemistry of the actors. 
Tuesday, July 15,2014
Film

The insane sincerity of ‘Wish I Was Here’

Zach Braff’s precious new dramedy leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
 Zach Braff means well. I truly believe that. How else can one rationalize the actor-turned-filmmaker’s insanely sincere view of the world. But the road to hell is paved with good intentions. 
Tuesday, July 15,2014
Film

Richard Linklater and ‘Boyhood’

Writer and director of epic new movie talks family, parenting and coming-of-age

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Richard Linklater’s new film, Boyhood, captures the reverie and conflict of never-ending growth. It’s an epic coming-of-age film about family, parenting, longing, desire, confusion, joy and memory.
Arts & Culture feature

‘What more would we gain with an arts council?’

Second in a two-part series about how the county does and doesn’t support cultural organizations

It’s been more than 20 years since the demise of the San Diego County Arts Advisory Council, an organization that promoted the arts countywide.

By Kinsee Morlan
Film ‘Calvary’ meshes a peculiar worldview with bleak dark comedy AUG 12 | By Glenn Heath Jr. John Michael McDonagh crafts another rural western that grapples with questions of faith
Seen Local Optimus Volts' cut-can sculptures demand attention AUG 11 | By Kinsee Morlan Artist's solo show is at Thumbprint Gallery through Sept. 7
Seen Local Meet our cover artist, Gregory Bada AUG 11 | By Kinsee Morlan Printmaker's process and the resulting images are a beautiful anachronism
Crossword Crossword: 'Bike share' AUG 13 | By Brendan Emmett Quigley CityBeat's weekly puzzle
Seen Local Public art in Carlsbad on the rise AUG 04 | By Kinsee Morlan Village Mural Tour will showcase new work coloring outdoor walls in the North County city
Arts & Culture feature San Diego County's unusual approach to arts funding AUG 06 | By Kinsee Morlan First in a two-part series about how the county does and doesn’t support cultural organizations
Film ‘Alive Inside’ resuscitates the soul with music AUG 05 | By Glenn Heath Jr. New documentary challenges old models for treating dementia and Alzheimer’s
There She Goz

I broke up like this

Ending a marriage and seeking realness the non-Beyoncé and Jay Z way

The tip of my pen fell upon the paper and I paused. Not because I wasn't ready to sign the name I've hated writing or admitting is legally mine for the last six years, but because it reminded me of another moment.

By Alex Zaragoza

Urban Scout

Snackavore’s delight

Vegan cookies, addictive toffee and more treats by SoCal companies

I'm always advocating for buying goods and services from the people who live and work in your community. Food is no different. 

By Nina Sachdev Hoffmann


The Short List Checked Out, CityBeat 5-Minute Film Festival and Tiki Oasis A public library seems an unlikely place for an experimental-music festival, but San Diego's new central library (330 Park Blvd. in East Village) isn't your normal library.
Theater ‘Les Miz’ gets rousing treatment at Lamb’s Players Theatre Spectacle that it is and audacious in its wringing of emotions, Les Miserables is not a Broadway show you’d ever call intimate.
Film ‘Finding Fela’ uncovers a lost musical legend A force for social change, Fela challenged the oppressive government with his politicized art and strange lifestyle.
 

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Creepy camping, a vintage trailer pop-up shop and more to do this week

Our weekly Red List round-up

Digable creepy campingIn a few months, San Diego will be in full-on Halloween mode, with haunted houses and trails filled with weirdos in hockey masks. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get a good scare right now. This weekend, the Great Horror Campout comes to Bates Nut Farm in Valley Center, giving campers a chance to be truly terrified—or, for the more easily startled, moderately frightened. From 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 15-16, participants can choose how scared they want to be, ranging from the “Chicken Zone” to the interactive “Hell Hunt.” In addition to a pants-wetting chase by a maniac with a chainsaw (or so we imagine), accommodations come with a continental breakfast, parking, movies, a canvas bag and marshmallows. Tickets range from $99 to $139, depending on scare level....
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Distinguished Lecture Series: Quilt National Aug 13, 2014 Art Lecture by Beth Smith, Executive Director of Visions Art Museum. Smith will enlighten the audience on OMA's new Quilt National exhibition as well as discuss the appreciation of quilts, textiles and fiber as fine art. Read more 0 other events on Wednesday, August 13
 
ArtExpoSD: Think Tank LIVE Aug 14, 2014 Art Artists Larry and Debby Kline present a hear/see experience and gallery installation featuring 47 artists, gallery walk throughs, artist talk and slide show. Read more 4 other events on Thursday, August 14
 
Creative Nights Aug 14, 2014 Art Bring the kids and celebrate the end of summer with music in the garden from School of Rock, art in the studios, and Cardiff Seaside Market serving up burgundy pepper tri-tip. Read more 4 other events on Thursday, August 14
 
 
 
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