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Chicano Park Day Apr 19, 2014 Celebrate the park's status as an internationally recognized art site with traditional dance performances, live bands, keynote speeches and a display of classic low-rider cars. 80 other events on Saturday, April 19
 
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World According To... Parker & the Numberman Apr 18, 2014 A Friday night series where Finest City Improv invites a special guest, or guests, to tell real-life stories that FCI's best improvisers then use to create comedic sketches. This week's special guests are local hip-hop act Parker & the Numberman. 57 other events on Friday, April 18
 
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A tale of near-death, bloody steaks and unprecedented opulence
News
Why the city can’t maintain enough emergency trucks
Film
Documentary about ill-fated project leads our rundown of movies screening around town
Arts & Culture feature
What could’ve been, what could be and what’s actually happening with the embattled 2015 celebration
Seen Local
San Diego artist’s site-specific installation explores conspiracy theories
 
Tuesday, April 15,2014
Film

Pacific Arts Movement’s Spring Showcase comes of age

Festival’s fourth annual edition tackles themes ranging from separation to redemption

By Glenn Heath Jr.
For me, April's arrival instantly conjures up excitement for baseball, Easter dinner and Pacific Arts Movement's Spring Showcase.
Tuesday, April 15,2014
Film

‘Finding Vivian Meier’ is an exercise in futility

Documentary about eccentric street photographer leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Finding Vivian Maier is Maloof's attempt at a biographical portrait, tracing Maier's strange and eccentric life as a nanny for households across the country.
Wednesday, April 9,2014
Film

‘Under the Skin’ and around the bend of humanity

Scarlett Johansson and Jonathan Glazer’s sci-fi marvel explores identity from the inside out

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Scarlett Johansson is an alien that dresses itself in a human cloak during a surreal sequence early in Jonathan Glazer’s sci-fi marvel Under the Skin.
Wednesday, April 9,2014
Film

Fathers and sons collide in David Gordon Green’s killer ‘Joe’

New Nicolas Cage flick tops our coverage of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Themes of revenge and redemption ultimately take root, revealing themselves in the physical conflicts between Joe and the human threats knocking at his door.
Wednesday, April 2,2014
Film

‘Nymphomaniac: Volume II’ gets violent

Will Charlotte Gainsbourg’s Joe survive her desire in the second part of Lars von Trier’s epic?

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Not surprisingly, Nymphomaniac: Volume II—which opens Friday, April 4, at Hillcrest Cinemas—devours any such romanticism almost immediately.
Wednesday, April 2,2014
Film

‘Jodorowsky’s Dune’ glamorizes a film that never was

Documentary about ill-fated project leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
The epic back-story behind Alejandro Jodorowsky's failed attempt to adapt Frank Herbert's Dune in 1975 is one of madness and creativity crashing together.
Wednesday, March 26,2014
Film

Denis Villeanueve’s ‘Enemy’ is a tangled web

Mysterious new thriller stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Jake Gyllenhaal

By Glenn Heath Jr.
With only a torn picture of a woman for a reference point, the audience struggles to fill in the context of Adam’s deep malaise. As a result, Enemy is consistently baffling, favoring surrealism and mood over a traditional plot.
Wednesday, March 26,2014
Film

‘Ernest and Celestine’: a dangerous pair

Animated film from France leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
"A bear and a mouse can't be together," screams the rodent mistress of an orphanage for mice in the opening sequence of Ernest and Celestine.
Tuesday, March 18,2014
Film

‘Nymphomaniac: Vol. 1’ and the origin of a conflicted species

Lars von Trier’s epic sex odyssey opens with a tender and (dare I say) romantic beginning

By Glenn Heath Jr.
When news broke that Danish auteur Lars von Trier would follow up his apocalyptic Melancholia with a massive, two-part epic titled Nymphomaniac containing explicit sex scenes, many film pundits predicted a controversial and gut-wrenching experience.
Tuesday, March 18,2014
Film

Traversing Paris and marriage in ‘Le Week-End’

Roger Mitchell’s new one leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
The jazzy score that lingers over the opening images of Roger Mitchell's lovely Le Week-End is the first sign that it will embrace an improvisational narrative style. 
Arts & Culture feature

Avenida Revolución’s renaissance

Revamped Mexicoach Station is part of a new generation’s battle to reclaim downtown Tijuana

Miguel Buenrostro, a passionate 30-year-old filmmaker and photographer, says he’s tired of the telling and retelling of Tijuana’s recent history regarding the drug war and the common perception that the city is still mostly seedy and filled with urban decay.

By Kinsee Morlan
Film Pacific Arts Movement’s Spring Showcase comes of age APR 15 | By Glenn Heath Jr. Festival’s fourth annual edition tackles themes ranging from separation to redemption
Cover artist Meet our cover artist, David B. Cuzick APR 14 | By Nina Sachdev Hoffmann San Diego screenprinter’s new work explores childhood themes
Seen Local Angella d’Avignon examines the meaning of stuff APR 14 | By Kinsee Morlan Exhibition at Spring Valley Swap Meet investigates the idea of objects and their value
Crossword Crossword: 'Odds and Evens' APR 16 | By Ben Tausig Weekly crossword by Ink Well Xwords
Arts & Culture feature The SongStream Project records music’s memories APR 09 | By Kinsee Morlan New arts group collects colorful stories of San Diegans and their connections to songs
Film ‘Under the Skin’ and around the bend of humanity APR 09 | By Glenn Heath Jr. Scarlett Johansson and Jonathan Glazer’s sci-fi marvel explores identity from the inside out
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Before you start up in San Diego

Some unsolicited advice on building the next tech giant in our city

Here are a few tips for tech companies (whether you're a brand-new startup a migrating giant) to live in harmony with San Diego.

By Dave Maass

There She Goz

Gooping like Gwyneth

Consciously uncoupling and self-improving, Paltrow-style

Breakups blow, especially when there are hurt feelings and disappointment involved and that bitch Gwyneth Paltrow steals your breakup thunder.

By Alex Zaragoza


The Short List Spring Harp Fest, Live Arts Fest and Alfredo Jaar That brings us to Saturday, April 19, when, at the family-friendly Spring Harp Fest, a seemingly inexhaustible supply of harmonicas will be available.
Theater ‘Mandate Memories’ and mystery at North Coast Rep History, of both a textbook and a personal nature, define Lionel Goldstein’s new play, Mandate Memories, which is having its world premiere at North Coast Repertory Theatre in Solana Beach under the direction of David Ellenstein.
Film ‘Finding Vivian Meier’ is an exercise in futility Finding Vivian Maier is Maloof's attempt at a biographical portrait, tracing Maier's strange and eccentric life as a nanny for households across the country.
 

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Landmark Theatres' Ken Cinema gives 30-day notice

Iconic theater will close its doors on April 27

Landmark Theatres' Ken Cinema is FIN. According to the owners of the property housing the iconic Ken Cinema, Landmark Theatres recently gave its 30-day notice and won't be renewing its lease. The last scheduled day of showings at the Ken are April 27, and neighboring businesses say tentative plans include letting staffers curate the last few weeks' worth of movies.Guy Hanford, who owns and operates Kensington Video, calls the closure a huge loss for San Diego. ...
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Art Collecting 101 Apr 17, 2014 Art Enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres while a panel (including Kathryn Kanjo and Mark Quint) discusses what to look for as you’re building an art collection. Stay for a complimentary screening of Herb and Dorothy, a doc about New York art collectors Herbert and Dorothy Vogel. Read more 4 other events on Thursday, April 17
 
Graphic Scores: Drawing in Musical Practice Apr 17, 2014 Art The Experimental Drawing Studio features work exploring the idea of the graphic score from musicians Rachel Beetz, Dustin Donahue, Curt Miller and Todd Moellenberg, who are all looking at the ways drawing exists within their musical practice and what constitutes a graphic score. Read more 4 other events on Thursday, April 17
 
Intersections of Culture, Fusions of Form Apr 17, 2014 Art A “Meet the Artists” public event moderated by Robert Pincus that includes Wu Man, Jamex de la Torre, Whysidro and Miki Iwasaki talking about the hybrid nature of their projects. Read more 4 other events on Thursday, April 17
 
 
 
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